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What Is The Symbolism Of Water? Discover Its Spiritual Meaning

It can be found all around us and like every element on Earth, water has a spiritual meaning and a rich and profound symbolism. It is spiritually viewed upon as source of life, as well as being an emblem of purity and fertility. Indeed, water may seem like a simple commodity, yet it has so many secrets to reveal.

The spiritual meaning of water

Water, there is plenty of it in us; it symbolizes life, circulation and strength. Present in many religions and initiation rites, including baptism and ablutions; it marks the passage from an inferior state to a superior state. It is the representation of spirituality and knowledge.

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Water is the giver of life and death

If water is like a mother who gives life, feeds, grows, it can also be a curse when it comes with strength and power. We think of floods and torrential weather conditions for example, where too much of it is harmful. The symbols are ambiguous and contrary. It is creative and destructive, stable and changing, passive or active. If the transparency of the color indicates the truth, moving water is rather a symbol of trial, of challenge. Calm or agitated, hostile or welcoming, it seems that water is the image of the human soul and often reflects our psyche. Moreover, this is the elements that offers life and causes death, which is why it is also deeply linked to the symbolism of purification. It kills in order to be reborn. This is why, in many cultures and religions, using it often a purification rite. It is the symbol of purity par excellence. It washes the body, mind and soul.

What does it mean if you dream of water?

This elusive element is sometimes present in our dreams, as a representation of our emotions. The clearer the water is in our dreams and the clearer we see inside of ourselves, the more certain we become of who we are. The cloudier and darker it appears, the more we repress things. We may even be afraid to face who we really are. A clear, blue color indicates a spiritual awakening, but if you see water seeping in, stagnating somewhere, it's often a sign of depression. As you have been told, this force of nature is multifaceted!

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By Susan Taylor

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

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