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Generally rain symbolises emotions, release of feelings.

If the rain is gentle it is usually a relaxing experience and suggests a release from ideas and intellect. If it is a downpour and storm, it is feelings which may drench us, as in sadness or grief about a friend passing. If the land is inundated, then our common sense is lost to sight in the emotions released, and danger may threaten.

But rain may also show a return of feelings after a long spell of dry intellectualism or drought of feelings.

Some dreams show a massive downpour and feel that they have to wade through a flood, making it difficult to move; also it can be dangerous because visibility is poor. This suggests either emotions or natural events make it difficult for you get around as usual. A heavy falll of rain can also can be a start of very big changes in ones life and feelings.

If the rain is entering ones house it can signify worries about ones living conditions and comfort.

Rain can be a cleansing experience when it clears the ground and plant grow because they are watered. So it then represent a cleansing of worries or thoughts and emotions.

If a flood washes your house away or other things it may be that it is about a way of life, an attitude that has been destroyed or radically changed.

Idioms: Come rain or shine; it never rains but it pours; saving for a rainy day.



-Keri Smith 2013-11-12 20:18:17

Good overview on “Rain” dream. I recently dreamed that while a steady rain was coming down outside, so was the case inside my house – rain was also steadily coming through the ceiling in my house. Very weird, have never had this kind of dream before – I guessing that this may be due to many anticipated life changes coming up.


    -Tony Crisp 2013-11-15 9:28:34

    Keri – The rain entry is helpful, but with a dream you need to see how one image works with another – not all that easy. So you need to look up ceiling; and I think putting the two together that you are not too comfortable in the place you are in your life at the moment.

    But it doesn’t suggest anything desperate, but it does suggest you need to make a change and not wait for it.



-Nichole 2014-09-08 11:14:14

I had a dream that there was heavy rain and I was attempting to run from it and make sure my Dad was safe. When I finally felt safe from the heavy rain and storms, I saw my Dad outside in a lawn chair in the pouring rain. I rushed to get him out but kept screaming for someone to help.


    -Tony Crisp 2014-09-11 10:16:44

    Nichole – Dreams, our inner world and life, have a very different view than most peoples view of how to deal and meet life. You were intent of protecting your father from any discomfort or pain. But our inner life sees that would actually end up repressing or blocking many experiences that lead to survival.

    For example some years black I had the most awful migraines that put me in bed. But I didn’t rush to the doctors to give me pain killers. That would be like muffling the fire alarm. Instead I watched what I was doing or eating that led to the migraines. I saw that whenever I ate salty food a migraine followed. So I have never had another migraine, and so do not carry on misusing my body.



-Angela 2014-09-27 14:20:44

I dream of lots of rain that causes flooding. It seems to be a recurring dream as I remember it often. The rain is not gentle, soothing but more me in the flood water wading through. What can this mean and to dream it so often?


-Sang 2014-10-08 18:07:31

I often get large volumes of water like ocean in my dreams. I have been getting them for years and don’t know why.


-Esmer 2014-12-28 18:04:50

I dreamed that I was in class reaching at my previous school where I used to work. I was looking out the window and it starting raining at stradily. Then it started pouring hard. The kids ran inside the building and the rain came through the classroom ceiling. The ground outside started flooding lifting and breaking apart due to the heavy amount of water. Then it stopped.


    -Tony Crisp 2014-12-29 9:37:08

    Esmer – I believe this is a memory of an event that may have happened some time at the school you used to teach in. The rain, as you read, is about deep feelings that happened – I guess – at that time. But they deepened and it felt as if your care for the younger part of you and the things you took for granted as supports seemed to be threatened.

    But the dream appears to have ended the feelings, maybe helped to heal them. Or perhaps you managed to repress them. You can dig deeper yourself by using http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson



-Esmer 2014-12-28 18:07:31

It’s teaching, not reaching.
And steadily, not at stradily.


-Diane 2014-12-30 17:28:22

I had a dream in a different home and In the home that I lived in it had no door. It was pouring hard. The rain was really heavy. The entry to my home was two to three doors wide. I was entering my home and I see my boyfriend playing with a ball with my friend. Which I’m very jealous of. I hug my boyfriend about to hug my Friend and her eyes are red filled with tears. They leave together with my boyfriend’s mom (it’s still pouring outside). And they dont say bye. I have no clue how she was in my house without me knowing. I’m just having different thoughts as they leave. As I look out the door everything is so muddy.


-Lil 2015-01-21 18:36:07

My dream is that I open the door to my attic and there is a gentle rain falling. In the middle of the room there is a bed (big enough for two people) that looks as if it had been slept in. It’s daylight and the sun shines through the windows filling the room with a diffused sunlight. It was very calming, I was not afraid.


-Peter Arnould 2015-03-15 6:22:33

I usually never remember my dreams. But not this case and it seemed so realistic this night… I was in my parent’s house during the night. The house was empty, my mother was not there but all lights were on and the doors opened. I was in the living room when it began to rain through the ceiling. Gentle rain, big drops. It was raining in all rooms. Then, suddenly, it stopped. I wasn’t afraid but appeased.

My father died suddenly two years before and I know my mother is still desperate. Is there a link with such dream ?


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