The way we attempt to ‘bottle up’ our emotions and drives such as ambition or sexuality. There is often tremendous power or energy waiting to be used or directed.
Building a dam is symbolic of trying to uncover hidden, earthly treasures, Job 28:10-12
A restraint to protect and regulate one’s life; a hole is a spiritual flaw
The image of a dam presupposes that there is a block to progress. However, one interpretation suggests that it is the conservation of a scarce resource (perhaps our spiritual awareness), until it is available in sufficient quantity. By word association the image can suggest to be damned or rendered powerless.
Psychological / emotional perspective: While consciously we may need to exercise control over our emotions, in a dream sequence we will often demonstrate a natural expression of difficulty or frustration by an overflow of water or the blocking of a natural channel.
Material aspects: When we dream of a dam its significance may vary. We may be bottling up our own emotions and drive, or conversely we could be trying to stop somebody else’s emotional outburst from happening.
To be building a dam indicates we are likely to be putting up defences, whereas if a dam is bursting we may feel we have no control over emotional situations around us.
For further clarity consult the entry for water.
To dream about a dam indicates that you have sentiments or ideas that you should keep buried.
To dream about a dam that bursts signifies that your anger is overpowering you and you are dealing with an abundance of emotions.
In dreams, dams (the kind that hold back water) represent the dreamer’s pent-up emotions.
If you dream of visiting a dam, you have very strong emotions (possibly sexual) that are raging within you and need to be released. You have been trying to repress feelings that cannot be held inside forever. Or, maybe you know you need to tell someone something important but you are having trouble getting up the nerve to say it.
If you dream of a dam breaking, this symbolizes that you are having difficulty containing your desires and feelings - you are almost at the breaking point. This dream is a signal to open up and let yourself go, because it will be a huge relief and a positive thing for you. It can also be a sign that you should accept your feelings as normal and real, and stop trying to be something or someone that doesn’t suit you.
1. Emotional repression, blockage.
2. Feelings of being overwhelmed (a leaking or bursting dam).
3. Use caution against snap decisions, usually in ﬁnancial matters.
Dreams of a dam symbolize that you are holding back your feelings, bottling up your emotions. Perhaps you’ve been overwhelmed by your life circumstances and you need some support to release your feelings in a healthy way. See Depression.
also see Water
1- When we dream of a dam its significance may vary. We may be bottling up our own emotions and drive, or conversely we could be trying to stop somebody else’s emotional outburst from happening.
To be building a dam indicates we arc likely to be putting up defences, whereas if a dam is bursting we may feel we have no control over emotional situations around us.
2- While on a conscious level we may need to exercise control over our emotions, in dream sequences we will often allow ourselves a natural expression of difficulty or frustration that can be symbolised by an overflow of water.
3- By word association to be damned.
(see Concrete, Water)
Pent-up emotions or energy that need some form of release.
Holding back information, or refraining from a course of action.
Putting a finger in a leaky dam: Temporary solution for a very big problem that threatens to overwhelm you.
Steady control over your spiritual or emotional nature, as represented by the regulated flow of water.
A person or situation you find invigorating and refreshing.