Spiritual purification. Boiling over is overdoing to excess
The symbolism of fire applied to water to bring about a change in temperature is a strong spiritual image denoting perhaps passion and ferment. Two elements in juxtaposition esoterically suggests power and energy.
A boil as in a skin condition signifies an infection or contamination of a cherished idea.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Water often signifies emotion, so to boil water suggests an increase in emotional content.
To dream of being covered in boils signifies that we have offended a code of ethics and feel that we are ‘unclean’.
Material aspects: When we are boiling up – as in running a fever – in dreams we are echoing distress in everyday life. There is nowhere for excess energy to go.
Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream, to be boiling a kettle suggests that she is seeking some kind of transformation in herself.
For a man to have such a dream indicates he is more likely to be seeking this in someone else.
(Abscess; Tumor; Ulcer. See Pimple)
As in Abscess, points to an inferiority complex.
A symbol for disgust. However, this dream might also show that poison is leaving the body literally or figuratively, and that the disgust felt represents a wrong attitude toward life, constitutes repressed emotions, and is unwarranted. Always be glad when unacceptable parts of you (the shadow) find expression. That which is expressed cannot control us or remain to bother us again.
Dreams of boiling water symbolize that you are going through a transformation. You are purifying, altering and/or heating things up in your life. This dream can also symbolize anger that is within you. Consider the feeling tone. See Blister.