Clear and near the house, an honorable office in which the dreamer will practice benevolence; muddy brooks indicate loss; dried up brooks augur ruin to their owners (Artemidorus) ; the Bible justifies in a measure the promise of the dream of the brook: “And lo, my brook became a river, and my river a sea.”—Eccles. […]
Seen in a clear stream, a dream of happiness; to see one sink indicates disappointment; to fall from one, great dangers; to sail on smooth water, happiness and prosperity; on muddy water, trouble (Raphael). Here the symbolism requires no explanation. Bayley, however, says that the original meaning of the word bateau, or boat, is derived […]
In clean, clear water, a dream of great good fortune; in muddy water, the reverse (Artemidorus). Symbolism obvious.
To see one in clear, smooth water, success; in stormy seas, the reverse is signified.
To drink clear water, a favorable dream; thick or muddy, unfavorable (Gypsy).
To dream of having one denotes health to a green old age (Gypsy). Evidently attributable to the idea that ulcers, boils, etc., clear the system.
To quench with clear water, sound sleep, contentment; to drink tepid or foul water, discomfort lasting through the night (Gypsy). A gypsy interpretation coinciding with the ultra-modern school.
To see a broad, rapid and muddy river is a dream denoting difficulties; calm and clear augurs happiness and prosperity (Raphael). The river is usually taken as a symbol of human life and represented as smooth or turbulent according to the nature of the occurrences.
Clear air indicates clear thinking and happiness. Fragrant air indicates that love is in the air for you. Stale, cloudy, dirty or foul is an indication of depressed and/or negative thinking that is being harmful to those around you and the things you are trying to accomplish.
The meaning of this dream depends on its aspect. If the water was calm and clear, a happy event is in view; if the water was rough or murky, you will be called on to cope with some difficulties not of your own making.