We tend to think of dreams as being random, but they often have a greater meaning than we realize.
Dreams can be viewed as a way for our subconscious to process information and make sense of the world around us. Our minds are constantly taking in new information, processing it, and making connections between things we see, hear and experience throughout the day.
So why do we dream about rain? Dreams about rain are often associated with a sense of loss. They can represent sadness, pain and melancholy, but they can also be a sign that you’re ready to leave something behind you.
Dreams about rain can also be a sign that you need to be careful about how much time and energy you spend on something or someone. If you find yourself dreaming about rain frequently, it could be an indication that you’re going through an emotional transition.
If you dream about rain, ask yourself what emotions it evokes for you. Are there any feelings of sadness or melancholy? Are there tears? Do you feel like something is missing from your life? All these feelings can help shed light on what’s going on beneath the surface when it comes to your dreams.
Dreaming of rain (General meaning)
The general interpretation of the dreams about rain is that you are going through a period of stress and anxiety. If that is the case, then this dream indicates that you need to find ways to deal with your problems in a more positive way.
Rain symbolize tears and crying, so if you see rain in your dream, then it can mean that you are going through some sort of relationship problem. This may be with your partner or with family members.
It is also important to know the other details from the dream. For example, if you are unable to find cover in your dream, and you get wet because of the rain, then this dream is often seen as a symbol of sadness, depression and loneliness. If you have an umbrella in the dream, that this is taken as a sign that someone cares about you.
If in your dream you are watching the rain from a safe place, like for example from inside your home, this dream can be taken as a positive sign, especially if you are watching the rain with your partner.
If this is the case, then this dream is a sign that your relationship is strong and that you are happy in it.
It is also very important to know if in your dream there was also a storm or lighting and thunder. The interpretation can also change based on what you did in the dream- dreams about running from the rain have completely different interpretation than a dream about dancing in the rain.
While, generally, dreams about rain are not seen as positive, there are some which can be seen as symbols of cleansing and renewal.
Try to remember as much as possible from your dream, and check our list below where we explained the meanings behind the most common types of dreams that involve rain.
Dreaming of standing in the rain
Standing in the rain in a dream can mean many things. If you dream of standing in the rain, you may be feeling out of place or in need of some time alone. You might also feel like you are being pressured by others to do something that is not right for you.
This dream can also be a metaphor for feeling lonely and misunderstood. You may be feeling disconnected from others, or you may be questioning how much others really care about you.
A dream about standing in the rain can also symbolize being “washed clean” of something bad that happened in your life.
Seeing people standing in the rain in a dream can symbolize your own fears. You may be afraid that you will not be able to handle an upcoming crisis or challenge.
Although there are many things that we cannot control in life, it is important to remember that we always have choices when it comes to how we respond to situations.
Dreaming of walking in the rain
Walking in the rain is a very common dream theme. The meaning behind it depends on how you feel about it, what is happening in the dream, and what else is going on in your life.
If you are walking through a flood or stormy weather, then something has gone wrong or you are unhappy about something that has happened recently. It could also mean that you are struggling to cope with something in your life right now.
If you happen to be enjoying yourself while walking in the rain, then this could mean that you will have good luck or receive news that makes you happy soon.
Dreaming of being soaking wet
If you dream of being soaking wet, it means that you are feeling sad. You may be feeling insecure and lonely, or you may be going through a difficult time in your life.
It also suggests that you will have some financial difficulties and will have to work hard to make ends meet.
Dreaming of rain with lightning and thunder
Dreaming of a storm, especially one that is violent, can be disturbing. The loud sounds of thunder and lightning are often associated with fear and anxiety. The emotions you feel in your dream are likely a reflection of what you’re feeling at the time.
If you feel safe in your dream, then there’s nothing to worry about. If you’re afraid or angry in your dream, then that may be an indication that something is bothering you right now.
Storms also represent change. If a storm comes up while you’re out walking in nature, it could mean that change is coming your way whether you like it or not. This can be good or bad depending on how you deal with change.
Dreaming of heavy rain
In a negative sense, dreaming of heavy rain may mean that you are feeling depressed and gloomy or that you are going through hard times. It could also mean that someone close to you is ill or in trouble.
Dreaming of light rain can indicate that there are many problems in your life, but they are not too serious. You will overcome them and everything will be fine.
Dreaming of running away from the rain
Dreaming of running away from the rain can be a sign of your fear of being alone. It can also mean that you may not feel comfortable with the responsibilities that come with being an adult.
This dream can also be symbolic of something that is causing you to feel uncomfortable in your daily life. Perhaps you are having problems at work or school, or perhaps there is some other issue that you need to run away from.
Dreaming of dancing in the rain
If you dream of dancing in the rain, it is a sign that you will be able to express yourself freely and fully. It also indicates that your mood will be cheerful, happy and optimistic. In other words, you will be able to enjoy life to the fullest.
Dancing in the rain in a dream is also often seen as a symbol of cleansing and purification. You are ready for a change which will make your life much better than it currently is.
If you’re watching someone else dance in the rain, it means that you have a desire to be more open and expressive. You want to share your feelings and emotions with others, but you are unsure how they will react.
Dreaming of rain on a sunny day
A dream about rain on a sunny day is a metaphor for feeling very confused or upset about something in your life.
You might be having trouble understanding the emotions that you are experiencing, or there may be something going on in your waking life that is confusing or upsetting you.
To dream of rain on a sunny day, suggests that you are feeling a lot of conflicting emotions. You may be experiencing joy and sadness at the same time.
Dreaming of icy rain
If you’re dreaming of icy rain, this may be a sign that you’re feeling upset about something and don’t know how to deal with your emotions. You’re feeling overwhelmed by life and need some time away from everything in order to rest and relax.
Icy rain in a dream can also be a warning about money problems and ending up broke. Having no money is stressful and exhausting, so dreaming of icy rain may mean that you need to take care of those financial matters immediately before they get out of hand.
Dreaming of hiding from the rain
To dream of hiding from the rain means that there are some things in your life that you would rather avoid dealing with rather than confront them head on. You may also be afraid of rejection or being hurt by others.
Hiding from the rain also means that you are hiding from the truth. You may be afraid to face the truth about something and you are avoiding it. Hiding from the rain is also a symbol of being afraid of commitment and of making a decision.
Dreaming of trying to hide from the rain but failing to do so represents your fear of being seen in a vulnerable state. You maybe don’t feel comfortable exposing yourself to others because you are hiding something or because you don’t want people to know how you really feel.
Dreaming of seeing a rainbow while it is raining
If you dream of seeing a rainbow while it’s raining, it can mean several things. A rainbow in a dream is generally seen as a sign of hope and faith. You may be experiencing some difficulties in your life at the moment, but do not despair. Things will get better soon.
To dream of seeing a rainbow while it is raining represents your ability to see through the negativity in your life and find something positive to hold onto. You are able to overcome obstacles in your life by looking for the good things that come from bad situations.
Dreaming of the rain stopping
The rain stopping in a dream means the end of a bad situation. If you see yourself standing in the rain when it stops, it means that you will be able to solve your problems on your own. If you are inside when the rain stops, it is a sign that someone is will help you fix your problems.
Dreaming of raindrops
Dreams of raindrops are generally seen as a sign of good luck. The raindrop represents good fortune and prosperity. It can also mean that you will have a lucky year.
Raindrops on a window pane may represent an unexpected blessing or change in one’s life. The appearance of these raindrops can be an indication that something positive will soon happen in your life.
Dreaming of a rain shower
A rain shower in your dreams can represent many things. You may be expressing your need to be loved or cared for, or you may be feeling overwhelmed with responsibilities. It could also mean that you are in need of emotional support.
Dreaming of a flood
If you dreamed of a flood caused by rain, it means that you will have to fight for what you believe in or want. You will be challenged when you least expect it and your entire world might turn upside down.
Dreaming of carrying an umbrella
Dreaming of carrying an umbrella means that you will be protected from harm. If you see yourself being protected by an umbrella in your dream, it means that you are going to enjoy a sense of security and stability in your life.
You will have everything that you need to keep yourself safe and secure.