The Meaning and Interpretation of Dreams About Showering

Written By Jamie Young

Dreaming of showering is one of the most common dreams people have. In fact, there are many reasons you might be dreaming about taking a shower, and many different interpretations of what it may mean. Here’s what it means to dream about showering and how you can work through your fears.

What Does It Mean When You Dream About Showering

Dreaming about showering usually points to a concern about health, hygiene or cleanliness. It also may be a sign that you are too concerned about what others think of you, which can manifest as stress or anxiety. You may be feeling frustrated, stressed or overwhelmed by responsibilities. It could be because there is something in your life that you are trying to wash away. Perhaps you are trying to rid yourself of a bad habit or an undesired trait. Showering is like a rebirth. It’s time to start anew and hopefully we keep the cleanliness theme going in our dreams.


Dream of Taking a Shower

Dreaming about taking a shower is known to symbolize a positive change. When you dream of taking a shower, it means that you need to refresh yourself by releasing your potential, accepting life’s surprises, or letting go of something in your life. These feelings that you keep bottled up inside of you are causing tension because you are holding onto them for too long. 

Dream About Showering in Public

Dreaming about showering in public often symbolizes feelings of anxiety and stress, or a feeling of being judged. It suggests that you might be feeling insecure about some aspect of your life and are struggling with paralyzing fear, helplessness, and vulnerability. Feeling embarrassed or humiliated is also a possibility. You may have done something that you’re embarrassed about, but are choosing to keep your silence.

Dream of Showering With Someone

When you dream about taking a shower with someone, it means that there are strong emotions between you and the person in your dream. It is a sexual dream that represents your desire to be intimate with this person. This dream may also signify a feeling of being free and ‘clean’ after experiencing something irritating, frustrating or unwanted.

Dreams About Showering in Front of Others

When you dream about taking a shower in front of others, it’s a strong sign that you are afraid of judgment for your actions. You may have an issue where if someone you know saw your actions, they would be ashamed to know you. Take a closer look at what it is that makes you feel like this and if there is anything you can do to alleviate this feeling.

Dreams About Showering in Strange Places

When you dream about taking a shower in strange places, your unconscious mind may be trying to tell you that your life has become too routine and stagnant. What once gave you energy may now feel draining — your job, your relationship, your creative pursuits, etc. It may be time for a change, or the things you once thought were important may have changed. 

Dream About Showering With Clothes On

Dreaming about taking a shower with clothes on means that you need to keep your guard up. You should be careful who you trust and how much information you reveal, because there are people out there who would love to use your kindness against you. The dream indicates that feelings have been bruised and someone may be feeling alienated. The best thing you can do is to reach out and make amends.

Dream About Showering in Front of Someone

Dreaming about showering in front of someone, is a dream that typically means you are not as satisfied with your current relationship as you think. It could also mean that you are experiencing a growth in the relationship, and not necessarily in a positive way. The shower can also symbolize your desire to get emotionally clean and wash away any guilt or embarrassment.

Dreaming of Someone Watching You Shower

If you’re dreaming about someone watching you shower,this means that you’ve made a powerful impression on someone. This person may be emotionally dependent on your friendship and needs assurance that your relationship is as strong as it seems. This dream is about more than being watched — this dreamer has the potential to make a positive change in the life of a loved one.

Dream of Shower Running

If you’re dreaming about a running shower, it indicates the end of something in your life. The water running signifies sadness and the need to let go of certain aspects of your life. For instance, you may find yourself in an unhealthy relationship or dealing with a negative lifestyle choice. It is a sign that you’re feeling emotionally overwhelmed and stressed.

Dream of Someone Taking a Shower

Dreaming about someone taking a shower means you are dreaming about yourself in a very humbling and vulnerable state. There is some facet of yourself that you’re hiding or covering up, or possibly even ashamed of. Perhaps your subconscious is telling you that it’s time to stop hiding this part of yourself, or that there is no need to be so ashamed of anyone seeing you in this way.

Dream of Seeing Someone Taking a Shower

When you dream about seeing someone taking a shower, it’s often a reflection of your own need to reconnect with yourself. If you dream of taking a shower, it’s an attempt to escape from the problems and pressures of the world and return to a state of innocence and purity.


Showers symbolize purification, cleansing and renewal. It’s a way to wash away any negativity from your life so that it can start anew.