We have no control over the content of our dreams. They come to us unbidden and are often strange and surreal. Sometimes we can dream about waves, therefore a question arises: why do we dream of waves and what is the meaning of those dreams?
It is very important to point out that dreams about waves can be very different from each other. For example, some people may dream of just watching the waves, while others will dream of surfing.
Because of that, there are some big differences between the meaning of dreams about waves, but at the same time, there are some general meanings that are common for all of them.
Dreaming of waves (General meaning)
We dream of waves for a number of reasons. The first is that we are always looking for something new, something different from the everyday world we live in.
We want to escape from our daily routine, be it work or school, and find something more exciting than what we have already experienced.
When we dream of waves it can also mean that we are looking for something that will wash away all of our problems and give us a relaxing experience.
Also, people who have been feeling down lately may have dreams about waves because they want to be lifted up by something new that will make them feel better about themselves again.
The other reason why people dream about waves is because they represent change. Waves are always moving, always changing, and this is what makes them interesting to watch.
The symbolism of waves also depends on how they were represented in your dream and how they made you feel. If they were peaceful and comforting, then this is usually a positive sign of change coming into your life that will make you feel good.
Waves could also represent destructive forces if you dream of storms or tsunamis. If you dream of waves in this context, then this dream is seen as a negative sign.
Dreaming of watching waves is a sign that you need to calm down. You may be experiencing a lot of stress in your life, and it’s affecting your health. This dream can also be a warning that you need to take better care of yourself.
To dream of giant waves can be symbolic for the real-life problems that you are facing. Seeing tall and huge waves in your dream can mean that you may also be feeling overwhelmed by life problems or situations that have recently occurred in your waking life.
If you are dreaming that you are sailing through waves, then this dream can mean that you are in a difficult situation and need to take charge of the situation.
You might be feeling as if someone else is controlling your life and making decisions for you. This dream can also mean that you need to be more assertive in order to get what you want out of life.
Dreaming of waves carrying garbage is a sign that you are holding onto something that is negative in your life. You need to leave this negative thing behind you and allow yourself to move forward.
When you dream of running away from the waves, it means that you need to escape from your present state. You feel that your life is going nowhere and you have to get out of it. This dream can also relate to your relationship with someone else and how they are treating you.
Dreaming of surfing on waves
A dream about surfing on waves can indicate that you are feeling free and that you are enjoying a new experience. It may also mean mean that you are ready for a change or challenge in your life.
Surfing is an activity that requires skill and effort, so this dream also is often associated with hard work and ability.
If the water was calm and the waves were small when you were surfing in your dream, then this might suggest that there will be no big changes in your life any time soon.
On the other hand, if the waves were big and challenging, then this ream can be a sign that you will soon be facing some big challenges or changes in your life, but you will be able to overcome them and end up victorious.
Dreaming of someone surfing on waves is a sign that you are feeling optimistic about your life. You have the ability to take control of where you want to go, and if you have any plans to start some kind of a project or make a big change in your life, then this dream is telling you that now is the right time to do it.
Dreaming of escaping waves
To dream of escaping waves is a sign that you are going to experience a lot of changes in your life. You may be going through a lot of stress and confusion right now, but it’s important to stay calm and think carefully about your you do.
This dream can also represent that you are running away from something that is not good for you, like a bad habit or addiction. The fact that in your dream you managed to escape from the waves is a sign that you will be successful in changing your life for the better.
To dream of being carried by the waves usually means that you feel like you don’t have any control over what happens in your life. You may feel that someone else is making decisions for you, or that you are too weak to make any changes.
Dreaming of waves hitting you
To dream of waves hitting you means that you are in a place where you feel very uncomfortable. You may have some challenging situations ahead of you, and the size of the wave in your dream can indicate how big of a challenge those situations will be.
To dream of fighting the waves suggests that we are dealing with emotions that we feel are beyond our control.
Dreaming of tsunami waves
People who dream of tsunami waves are often experiencing feelings of overwhelming fear or stress. If you dream of a tsunami it can mean that a lot of changes are coming to your life, and most of them will be negative.
On the other hand, if you dream of surfing on these waves, then it can mean that you will easily be able to overcome any problems that you will soon face no matter how big they are.
When you dream of running away from a tsunami wave, it is an indication that you are trying to escape the consequences of your actions. You are trying to run away from the situation and not face the consequences.
The meaning of a dream in which you see people dying because of the tsunami waves is that you are feeling backed into a corner and being forced to make a decision that you don’t want to make.
You may feel like you have no other choice but to go with the flow, even if it goes against your values or beliefs.
Dreaming of drowning in waves
To dream of drowning in waves is a common nightmare that many people have. It is a symbol of fear and a lack of control over your life.
The waves in this dream represent the problems and challenges that you are facing, and if you dream that you are drowning because of them it means that you are feeling as if there is no way to escape from your problems.
Dreaming of swimming in waves
If you dream of swimming in waves, it means that you are experiencing a lot of change in your life.
This could be a good or bad thing depending on the circumstances of the dream. If there are no other people around and the waves are not big or challenging, then this means that you will have a smooth transition from one life chapter to another.
However, if there are many other people around and the waves are rough and challenging for you, then this means that you will be going through rough changes and it will be very hard to adapt to them.
Dreaming of waves crashing against your boat or ship
Dreams of waves crashing against your boat or ship are an indication that there is turbulence in your life right now.
The waves represent the challenges and obstacles in your path as well as the uncertainty that comes with change. It is important to remember that even though there may be rough waters ahead, it is still possible for you to reach your destination.
If you dream of being on a sinking ship, it is a sign that you need to make some changes in your life and find new ways of dealing with your problems.
Dreaming of hearing the sound of waves
The meaning of dreaming of hearing the sound of waves depends on other factors in your dream. If you are in a peaceful state in your dream, then it is likely you will be content with where you are and what is happening around you.
If in your dream you can’t see the waves, but you can hear a loud sound of them splashing against something, then this can indicate that there some big problems in your life which you are not aware of yet.
Dreaming of waves flooding a city
To dream of waves flooding your home means that you have a challenge ahead of you. You will need to prepare well if you want to be able to overcome this challenge.
When you dream of waves flooding your city, it’s likely that you’re worried about how others will react to something you did. Perhaps you fear that your family or friends will be angry with you for something you did or said.
Dreaming of calm waves
To dream of calm waves, represents an easy time in your life where things are going smoothly, but you should be aware that this can change at any moment.
Dreaming of stormy waves means that you are going to experience a lot of ups and downs in life. You have been through a lot of trouble lately and this dream represents your struggle to find peace in life.
Dreaming of dark waves
To dream of dark waves is a sign that you are feeling overwhelmed by your emotions. You might be dealing with grief, anger or depression and need to find ways to cope with these feelings.
Dreaming of sea waves
To dream of sea waves, suggests that you will enjoy a new and exciting experience. If you dream of seeing river waves it means that you will get rid of some problems in your life.
To dream of seeing waves on a lake means that there will be problems with your money or your business ventures. If you dream of seeing waves in a pool means that you will have some difficulties with your health.
Dreaming of sand waves
To dream of sand waves is often a sign of your subconscious trying to tell you that you are at a point in your life where you are experiencing many different emotions and feelings.
Sand waves can also represent that something needs to be smoothed out in your life. You may feel like everything is going well but there is still something missing, some sort of peace that needs to be found.
In order for this to happen, you will need to look within yourself and figure out what it is that’s causing the disturbance in your life.
Dreaming of frozen waves
To dream of frozen waves represents your feelings of people around you being cold toward you. You may be feeling that others are not understanding or don’t care about you.
It could also mean that you are being held back from doing something because of someone else’s actions or decisions.