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Did You Dream About a Deluge? Here's What It Means

A dream symbol like a deluge can be a complicated one to analyze. Because our dreams are like visual manifestations of our subconscious minds, and they often include specific references to our everyday lives, no single dream interpretation will ever work for everyone.

Below are three interesting perspectives on a dream about a deluge, seen from very different angles.

Which explanation best matches your dream?


What does a deluge mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about experiencing a deluge often hints at being overwhelmed by emotions or situations in your waking life. But the meaning can vary.

It's a call to address these feelings before they consume you.

Alternatively, witnessing a deluge from afar suggests that you are observing someone else's emotional turmoil. It could indicate feelings of helplessness or the need to offer support. The common themes among these variations are about emotional upheaval, but the perspective changes the interpretation.

A deluge can be a somewhat very deep dream experience to to give you a single, definitive meaning for. To really say for sure, I'd have to get a deeper understanding of the dreamer's past and mindset.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Psychoanalyst,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a deluge, in Freudian terms, may signify a subconscious manifestation of repressed desires or fears, a veritable flood of the id's primal urges.

Thinking a bit more creatively... If you're in the midst of this deluge, it suggests an internal struggle with these repressed elements. Conversely, observing a deluge from a distance might represent an externalization of these conflicts, perhaps a projection of your own internal turmoil onto others. It's a form of displacement, a defense mechanism where the ego attempts to distance itself from the source of anxiety. Both of these dreams, while differing in perspective, underscore the importance of confronting and integrating these repressed elements into the conscious self for psychological equilibrium.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of being in a deluge symbolizes a spiritual cleansing, a washing away of negative energies or past mistakes. It's a divine call to release what no longer serves you and embrace a fresh start. Witnessing a deluge from afar, however, suggests a spiritual awakening. You're observing the transformation of others, perhaps a reminder to be compassionate and understanding. The common themes among these dream variations, though different in perspective, speak to the spiritual journey of growth and transformation. They remind us that change, while often overwhelming, is a necessary part of our spiritual evolution.

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So which interpretation of the dream makes the most sense for you?

Which interpretation of a deluge best matches your your dream experience?

Only you can say for certain. It's worth noting that our dreaming mind can be a complex and multifaceted thing to understand. Each and every dream concept can signify multiple things — or be the result of many different forces in our conscious life.

Do you have a unique dream interpretation on dreams about a deluge that you'd like to share? Chime in with your personal ideas in the comment area at the bottom of this page.

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