What Does it Mean When You Dream About a Flood

What does it mean when you dream about a flood?  Well, it may mean several things, and in the field of psychology, dreams about floods are often associated with the idea of the unconscious. This concept suggests that certain symbols or archetypes have meanings that are subject to cultures and individual interpretations. The archetype of a flood can symbolize chaos, transformation or a profound shift, in one’s life.

This means that your beliefs, mood, and even background will help understand what your dreams about a flood entails, however, we have put together some meanings that may be accepted by different belief systems.

What Does it Mean When You Dream About a Flood

Some of the meanings of floods in a dream include but are not limited to:

Overwhelming emotions

Generally, water has always been used as a symbol for our feelings, emotions and state of mind, so when you see a flood in the dream, it’s an indication of your troubled mind. The force of the water indicates the state or intensity of whatever it is that you are feeling.

You may be angry about something, or so in love that you can’t seem to hold your joy in anymore, your level of stress, anxiety and even sadness can be reflected in the dream about a flood. You may be worried about your finances, your marital life, or even the state of your children who may be far away from you.

If you’re drowning in the flood in a dream, it means that without knowing what to do about the situation of immense feelings,  your emotions are overtaking if not overwhelming you, the most ideal thing to do in this case, no matter how tough it might be is to calm down. When you are calm and have taken a breather, you will begin to see things a little more clearly, just like the end of a disastrous flood.


Seeing a flood in the dream could suggest that there’s potential trouble brewing in the life of the dreamer. dreaming about a flood can be seen as a warning, it suggests that something is coming that has the potential to destroy some very important things in your life, there is a time bomb in your life,  and you need to find it as soon as possible so you can reduce the effect of the disaster is may cause.

Dreams about a flood are a pointer to the dreamer to pay more attention to what’s going on around them and to also address the problems in their lives by closing the loopholes that may pave the way for trouble.

Cleaning and Renewal

Another way to answer your question: what does it mean when you dream about a flood? Can you Remember the story of Noah and the Ark? Yes, that story affirms the phrase “after the rain comes sunshine”. When there is a flood, there will be destruction of lives and properties but it is certain that whoever and whatever survives the flood gets another chance to live again, and also to lead a more fulfilling life.

Dreaming of a flood, although people think that only bad can come out of it, can also mean a new life. The flood washes away the past so that another life can come up, so your dream means that it’s time to leave old things behind. Cleanse yourself off the negative energy that you have with you, cleanse your house with herbs if you have to, and start on a new page, because you’ve been blessed with a new life and hope for a better tomorrow.

Dreams about a flood are a call to release pent-up negative energy, stress, anxiety or any big emotion that you might be having because you can’t take all that negativity into a new dispensation. The dream suggests that you need to forgive who offended you or broke your heart, and pick up the pieces of your life because tomorrow is another day to be better than yesterday.

Dream About a House Flooding

What Does it Mean When You Dream About a Flood If you have a dream about a house flooding, it could relate more to your family than you think. It means that there’s a kind of emotional turmoil or disaster brewing up in your family. Unresolved issues will need to be resolved, if not this may be the issue that will break the family up for a very long time, so communication is a necessary evil in this case.

However, if you or the occupants of the house are swimming in a flood, then this suggests that you or they are very resilient,  and can easily adapt to whatever situation they find themselves in. Swimming in a flood means that aside from the time it might take for the challenge, it hasn’t come to stay, because you will see the end of such a problem, and you will be glad that you didn’t give up.

What does it Mean When You Dream About a Flooded Road

When we encounter flooded roads, it’s not hard to notice the slow traffic, so having a dream about a flooded road is very different from just seeing your roof leak. A dream about floods suggests that your road in life, or your journey to a successful life may be filled with hurdles and challenges because nothing comes easy, so your resilience and perseverance will be tested, but be assured that just as a flood has its end, your challenges no matter how tough will come to an end.

Your dream of a flooded road may also mean that you are going down the wrong path. It could be a message from your subconscious or even God that you are not walking the path on which you’re supposed to, a prayer of direction is what you need right now,  so you can be sure you’re doing God’s will or if you need to take another route.

Dream about escaping Flood -Bible

If you have been having bad dreams about sinking in a flood or dreams of flooded roads of recent, a dream about escaping flood should be a relief, because you are finally beginning to get past all the challenges and hurdles that have been pulling you down.

Escaping flood in dream suggests that you’re coming out of the pit stronger and better, this means that in your waking life, that situation that you thought could never get better, and you have given up on yes that one will not be the end of you. You’re going to come out stronger than you ever where.

That phase of struggles is almost over, and you’re definitely going to make it out alive and well. Do not be dismayed, don’t give up because just like God helped Noah he will help you out.


When we have dreams about a flood, we might also feel like we’re drowning, this tends to make you scared, but one thing is assured, you are not going to be drowning in any Noah kind of flood anytime soon, and the world is not coming to an end,  so don’t fret.

Recalling exactly what happened and your feelings in your dream will improve your understanding of your dream about floods.