Have you recently had a dream of bathtubs? Have you had a dream where you are washing yourself in a bath, or cleaning a bathtub? It sounds like a funny symbol, but dreams about bathtubs are really very common, as this is a household item that can be seen in many countries, for a few generations now. So, what does a dream of a bathtub really mean?
Can you really tell me what my dreams mean?
No – but you can. The only person who can really interpret your dreams is you – however, when you study dreams over time, you come to understand basis symbols that are common to many dreamers. Symbols are not absolute – someone who is afraid of cats, or allergic to cats may take a different meaning from seeing a dream cat than someone who loves moggies. But in general, there are common dream symbols that our higher selves and guides use to point us in the right direction and give us messages.
What do bathtubs symbolise in dreams?
To uncover this, I headed to my favourite dream website, Dream Symbols. They say, “To see or be in a bathtub in your dream suggests a need for self-renewal and escape from everyday problems. You need to rid yourself of the burdens that you have been carrying.” A dream of bathtubs could very well be symbolic.
When I had my bathtub dream, I was really feeling washed out and tired. The bathtub in my dream was very dirty. All the plugs were stained with dirt and mould and it was disgusting. I remember thinking, “How did I let my bathtub get so dirty? “Alternatively,” says Dream Symbols, “(a bathtub dream) indicates your mood for love and pursuit of pleasure and relaxation.”
What does water symbolise in dreams?
In a word: emotions. Stormy water = stormy emotions. Calm seas = calm energy. “Dreaming of water is dreaming of my own emotions. These wells of water symbolise the well of emotions within us, and so the water is indicative of our inner states,” I wrote about water back in 2013.
“Sometimes we cannot properly express ourselves in our waking lives, so we demonstrate our emotions to ourselves in our dreams subconsciously, so that our higher selves can gain some learnings, even if our conscious minds remain in the dark.”
Is the bath in your dream dirty or clean?
I have a feeling that the dream I had about the dirty bath was in fact a dream about my health. In the dream I started to drain out all the stagnant water and clean all the plug holes and drains. I noticed all the tiles were cracked and dirty, and I started to put things right.
I found a website that suggested that in Iran, having a dream of bathtubs is a sign for you to get your health in order. I feel that this could have some merit as a potential dream symbol. Does this resonate with you?
When you dream of bathtubs, is the water dirty or clean?
“To see muddy or dirty water in your dream indicates that you are wallowing in your negative emotions. You may need to take some time to cleanse your mind and find internal peace,” says Dream Moods A-Z Dictionary.
Clean water when you dream of bathtubs can symbolise a need for spiritual cleansing and rejuvenation. “You are seeking calmness and tranquillity,” according to the dictionary.
Who is in the bathtub?
Also consider who is in the tub? Is it your child, yourself? Someone you know? Take this into account as well as this could also be symbolic. Think also about what are they doing in the bathtub in your dream – are they happy, sad? Contemplative?
When you have a dream of bathtubs, according to Aunty Flo, if you are washing yourself in the bath tub, “This indicates that you are trying to get away from difficult problems and responsibilities and that you are pursuing your happiness by getting relaxed and avoiding some heavy responsibilities.”
I also think that if you are washing yourself, you are subconsciously aware of some issues in your emotional life that need to be addressed and washed away.
How to remember your dreams
I have a post on this as well. To summarise – don’t drink or smoke marijuana. Go to bed at the same time each night. Wake up at the same time each day. Keep a dream journal. Keep practising – this will not happen overnight. Ask from help from your guardians or guides.
And read my post How to remember your dreams: in 7 foolproof steps for some easy tips and let me know how you go!