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What Does It Mean When You Dream About A Flood? (12 Spiritual Meanings)

Have you just had a dream of a flood and woke up wondering what it could mean? A flood dream can be scary, especially if you are caught in it in your dream. We associate floods with disaster and devastation as they can destroy whole communities and kill people. However, floods can be good too, as they bring vital hydration and nutrients to otherwise dry areas.

Because dreams are a way for our subconscious mind to make sense of the day’s events and our feelings, they can reflect your real-life events. This is likely if you have, for example, seen news reports about flooding somewhere. Sometimes, though, the flood dream meaning goes deeper and brings messages from your subconscious mind.

Read the rest of the article to find out what your flood dream could mean.

Water Symbolism
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Water Symbolism

Before we dive into flooding dream meanings, let’s briefly focus on the symbolism of water. 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water and our cells consist of 65-90% of water. It is vital for all forms of life.

Water has been associated with rich symbolism throughout history. It has many forms and is symbolic of birth, death, regeneration, and creativity. Water takes the form of any container it is in, which makes it a symbol of adaptability, change, and possibilities. In the past, water was thought to reject evil.

Water is linked to emotions, intuition, journeys, dreams, and inspiration. It is representative of time and change. The way water finds a way around any obstacle is a reminder for us to use our natural abilities to change according to our needs.

What Does it Mean When You Dream About a Flood?

There are different dream interpretations depending on the context of the dream. They might seem like omens of misfortune, but this is not necessarily the case. Commonly, flood dreams are connected to washing away negativity and the past to make space for new beginnings.

They can also relate to feelings of not being in control of your life and the need to repent. Below, you will find more detailed interpretations of flooding dreams.

1. Letting go of the Past

We all carry our memories with us, but sometimes the past can stop us from moving forward. This happens especially with bad memories. They can trap us in a cycle of negative thinking when we see everything in the light of those negative events of the past. It can stop you from trying new things because of a fear that it will not work out for you.

Such a dream is a sign that you need to stop harboring memories because they can lead to emotional problems. They can also hold you back so work on letting go and moving on.

2. You Need to Repent

The biblical meaning of flood is a punishment for the bad deeds people committed. In the Bible, it was a sign of God’s wrath. If you have done or said something you know you shouldn’t have, the dream can be a sign that you need to repent and ask for forgiveness.

This meaning is especially likely if you are a Jew or a Christian. You have a guilty conscience and need to pray for your sins to be forgiven.

3. You Are Protected

Can you remember where you were in the dream? If you were watching the water flooding from a safe place such as from the top of a mountain or on board a ship, then the dream could be a message that you are protected.

You might have this dream when you feel under pressure or threatened in your waking life. It is a sign for you that you do not have to have any worries as you will always be protected.

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4. You Can Start Again

Floods can cause havoc and destroy communities in seconds, but they also bring vital nutrients and hydration to dry lands. The ancient Egyptians relied on the flooding of the Nile to nourish the land for farming.

A dream about flooding can be a good sign that once the past has been cleared away, you will have a fresh start. Use that chance wisely to make your dreams come true.

5. Take a Break

Have you been working relentlessly and had no time for yourself? If so, the dream could be a sign that you need to take a break, especially if the flood water is coming toward you. The dream is a warning that you are in danger of becoming overwhelmed by everything you are trying to juggle in your real life.

While it is important to take care of your responsibilities, you can end up burning out if you don’t give yourself a break sometimes. It takes several people to clear the destruction caused by floods. Similarly, you don’t need to shoulder everything alone. Learn to ask for help.

When you dream about a flood, the place where the flooding happens or the type of flood can be significant, too. Continue reading to find out more about specific dream scenarios.

6. A Flooded House

Did you dream of house flooding? This is a very upsetting flood dream as you watch your belongings destroyed by the rising water. This dream is a sign that you feel out of control in your waking life.

If your whole house is flooded, then it could be a sign that you feel an overall loss of control. Flooding in different rooms such as your living room or your bathroom can refer to specific areas in your life such as your social life or health.

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7. A Flooded City

If the flood waters enter a town or a city in your dream, this can be a sign that you struggle to connect with your emotions. You might have repressed emotions such as sadness or anger because you don’t feel ready to face the cause of these feelings.

A flooded city dream is a message from your subconscious that you need to deal with your feelings however hard that may be. Otherwise, you risk them bubbling to the surface and bursting out in an unhealthy way.

8. A Flooded Car

According to Sigmund Freud, cars in dreams are connected with our direction in life. However, a flash flood can carry a car away in moments and there is nothing we can do about it. Therefore, a dream of a flooded car can be a sign that you feel powerless in your waking life.

It could refer to changes in your life that you have no power to control. It is important to accept that there are some things in life we have no control over. You need to learn to accept the changes and trust that the universe has your best interest in mind.

9. A Flood Warning

If your dream involves a flood warning rather than an actual flood, this can be a sign of a new beginning. A dream where you are packing to get out of the flood’s way means that you are well prepared for the new opportunities coming your way in the near future.

A Flood Caused by a Storm
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10. A Flood Caused by a Storm

A dream where a raging flood is caused by a storm or a hurricane can be a sign that you are facing problems in your waking life. You may feel overwhelmed by the problems and may be at a loss about how to solve them. But don’t despair.

The dream is a sign that just like the storm and the flood will clear away, your problems will not last forever either. Listen to your intuition and you will find a way to solve your problems.

11. An Ocean Flood

A dream about coastal areas being flooded by an ocean flood relates to your fears of not reaching your goals. You may have this dream when you have been working very hard to meet them yet feel no closer to realizing them.

This dream is a message that even though it may not feel like it, you are close to reaching your goals. Keep going and you will be rewarded with success.

12. Escaping The Flood

What does the dream mean when you escape the flood? You might have guessed already that this dream has a positive message for you. You moving to a safe place and escaping the flooding is symbolic of you moving from one phase to the next in your waking life.

The dream is a sign that you have been through a period of personal growth and transformation and now feel free to pursue new ventures. Enjoy this new phase of life and remember to express gratitude for all the good things coming into your life.


Dreams of floods can be scary especially if we are caught up in the flood. However, dreams are often signs of clearing away debris that is holding us back in life so that we are free to move forward in creating the life we always dreamt for ourselves.

Hopefully, the information in this dream has helped you to interpret your dream’s meaning. If you would like to ask us about another flooding dream scenario, you can write your question in the comments box.

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