Dreaming of Rain: Discover the Spiritual Meaning and Interpretation

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Written by Kirstin Harrington

Published: November 9, 2023

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Discover the spiritual meaning of dreaming of rain.

When you really think about it, rain is a giver of life. Not only does it supply water to plants for us to enjoy, and crops for us to eat, but it can help with numerous other things. If you’ve found yourself dreaming of rain lately, you may be wondering what your subconscious is trying to tell you.

Do you feel like you’re in an emotional drought? Have you been experiencing a typhoon of stress? Below you’ll find out everything you need to know when it comes to dreaming of rain. 

Rain Symbolization

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Taking a look within is the first step toward realizing what your dream about rain may be about.


Because rain has the power to make one feel both melancholy and cozy, depending on the circumstances, it holds a lot of symbolism. Here are some of the most common things rain can represent. 

Overwhelming Anxiety

You’ve likely heard the phrase, “When it rains, it pours.” In many aspects, rain can represent a sense of despair. In literature and media, you might read or see rain during a scene full of gloom and dread. Some even relate it to the sign of an unhappy ending. 


Another thing rain can be a symbol of is renewal and rebirth. It serves as a reminder that things can get better, even when you’re facing hard times. Several uses for symbolism involve using rain to cleanse and purify a person or place.


There is a feeling of calm and serenity when it rains. In fact, rain can be so calm that many people will play recordings of it to fall asleep. Focusing on your breath during an anxiety attack and listening to rain can help you ground yourself.

Type of Rain in Your Dream

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A light drizzle can mean something totally different than an intense downpour in your dreamscape.

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Since weather can range from unnoticeable mist to torrential downpours, it’s best to know what each type of rain can represent in your dream. 

Light Drizzle

Noticing that it’s barely drizzling in your dream is a great sign! This means that you’ll become a bit more sensitive and sentimental. These traits can help you connect with yourself and loved ones on a deeper level. 

It may also signify that you’re becoming more and more aware of your own existence. You can believe that you have one life to live and now is the time to live it to your fullest. 

Rain Shower

Dreaming of a continuous rain shower may be the universe’s way of encouraging you to be braver. It’s time to enjoy life and make those big changes that can feel scary. 

Don’t forget to have fun! Book a trip, have a local vacation, go wherever life calls you, and switch up your routine. Endless amounts of rain in a dream can be a sign that you will see an uptick in your financial situation. 

Whether this means applying for a new job or going for that big promotion, take control and just go for it!

Rain with Wind

Although rain with wind may feel turbulent, it’s a surprisingly good sign! This shows that you have amazing people in your life who will stick by your side no matter what! These people love you because you’re a great listener and you pay attention to what they say.

The same can be said for co-workers! You’re a great help in your field and people feel like they can approach you with any questions or concerns. 

Heavy Downpour 

Many people believe that dreaming of heavy rain is a sign of an internal cleansing. You may need to do some inner work to become a lighter version of yourself. Perhaps you’ve been carrying around burdens that need to be laid down. 

Go to your favorite spot, whether that’s a church, a beautiful park, or your comfy bed. Let your soul relax and fill with goodness to feel lighter in your daily life. 

It could also be a sign of advancing professionally. The more rain in the dream could represent the success you’ll have in your career. Because there is symbolism tied to your job, this could be a sign to be careful of your spending. 

Flooding Rain

If you see the rain in your dream eventually lead to flooding, this shows you may feel emotionally isolated and helpless. Do you feel like you have no way to escape your problems? It’s a good idea to take a step back and look at the situation from an outside perspective. 

You may be experiencing a flood of emotions. Take the time to connect with yourself and others to help ground you. 

Dreaming of Rain Meaning


You typically have to be in a deep sleep state in order to dream.


With both positive and negative symbolism, what does dreaming of rain mean? Here are a few meanings, followed by common dreams involving rain. 

Don’t Be Afraid to Feel

Rain-related dreams are probably only an attempt to connect with your emotions or gain comprehension of your subconscious. Rain is your inner voice alerting you to issues you have to be aware of or take action on. 

Have you recently experienced an excessive amount of fear? Are you noticing deeper emotions than usual? Rain dreams are typically connected to the dreamer’s feelings and emotions. 

This specific kind of dream is an accurate representation of your inner state at any point in time. Although you might feel somewhat depressed, you also know that things will be better in time. It may seem cliche, but it’s true. 

Many dream of rain when they are upset or grieving for something that happened in their lives. Don’t be afraid to feel emotions. It may be best to not label an emotion as good or bad. Feel what you need to feel in order to move forward with your life. 

Of course, if your feelings involve the possibility of hurting yourself or someone else, it’s best to talk with a professional to sort out the underlying meaning. 

Get in Touch with Your True Self

Generally speaking, rain-related dreams indicate that you’re starting to connect with your own soul.  This suggests that you’re beginning to notice the messages that your feelings are sending you.

Rain, like other representations associated with moisture and weather, including ice, snow, hurricanes, or severe weather, also represents your mental condition and how you’re handling your personal issues. 

You’re having some sort of fresh awareness or comprehension and are starting to recognize the connections between your innermost being and the outside world. For instance, even though you could be experiencing emotional or stressful moments during the day, dreaming of rain can symbolize letting go of an aspect of your outdated mindset. 

Gaining New Clarity

Have you ever looked back on a situation in retrospect and sat in shock at what actually happened? Clarity is a beautiful thing, but it tends to happen much later than we usually want. 

Rain in a dream could also symbolize letting go of outdated ideas and viewpoints and discovering fresh perspectives, insights, or coping mechanisms for challenging circumstances. It’s also possible that you’re seeing things differently than you actually do.

Maybe it has something to do with an exceptionally trying encounter you had recently in your everyday life, but you’re eager to feel renewed and cheerful again. For instance, you may be mourning the loss of a loved one or you may have just gone through a rough breakup. 

You could feel a breath of fresh air soon and a respite from the overwhelming emotions you have been feeling. 

Needing to Let Go

Dreams of rain could indicate that you’re still not prepared to face reality and move on from an undesirable circumstance. It’s in your best interest to assess the situation more thoroughly, and perhaps develop a new strategy that better meets what you want. 

Do this for your future self, as putting this off will only hurt you in the long run. Similar to snow-themed dreams, you may have spent too much time in an unhealthy phase, but things are shifting and it’s time to begin trying new ideas and applying them to every aspect of your life.

Common Types of Dreams with Rain

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Consider how you feel when you wake up from the dream, as it can relate to what you may be feeling subconsciously.

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Getting Soaked by Rain

Did you dream of rain drenching you? Because rain often represents emotions, you could be overwhelmed by what you’ve been feeling in your waking life. Perhaps you’re extremely excited about an upcoming trip.

On the other hand, you could be overwhelmed with anxiety about a job review. The extreme amount of moisture could be your subconscious cleansing your mind. It needs to make room for new possibilities and get rid of old mindsets. 

Upon waking from a dream of getting soaked by the rain, you may feel more at peace. It’s as if you’ve had an emotional release and you could even physically feel lighter! 

Walking in the Rain

If you’ve ever seen a movie where someone is walking in the rain, it usually symbolizes introspection. The same can be said when it’s happening to you in a dream. If you find yourself walking and it starts to rain, take a look at how you’re viewing emotional situations in your life and see if it’s possible to get a new perspective. 

Being Caught in the Rain

Are you dreaming of being stuck outside while it’s raining? You’ve likely been feeling a lot of anxiety. If this is true for you, it is essential to your mental health to figure out where this anxiety is coming from.

It’s entirely possible to learn from these intense feelings. Anxiety isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes it’s our minds preparing us for a certain situation. Be aware of how you’re feeling in the dream when you’re caught outside in the rain. 

Does it frighten you? Do you embrace it? Are you running for cover? 

Rain Leaking into Your Home

Having rain leak into your home in real life and in your dreamscape is never a good thing. If you’re dreaming of this, it can be a sign that you have too much negativity in your waking life. You could feel like you’re stuck on an emotional roller coaster.

Try to find a way to let off some steam. Self-care may look different to each person. For you, it could be meditating each night before bed. For someone else, it could mean ending a friendship that no longer serves them. 

Biblical Meaning of Dreaming of Rain

Various religions and cultures see rain interpreted in different ways.


What your dream means to you can vary depending on your belief system. For those with belief in the Christian God, let’s take a look at examples of rain in The Bible. For starters, in Genesis 2:5, God gives rain to provide life to all things on Earth. 

One could interpret this as rain being a giver of life and essentially good for everything. Without rain, nothing would exist. Some look at rainfall being God breathing life into his creation. 

Perhaps dreaming of precipitation is Him breathing new life into you. Overall, rain has a biblical meaning of fruitfulness, blessing, protection, and abundance. Dreaming of being in the rain can be a good or bad thing. It all depends on how you interpret it. 

Final Thoughts

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Sometimes dreaming of rain means we need to be aware of blessings while we stand in the storm of life.

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It’s truly mesmerizing what our subconscious minds can do while we sleep. Dreaming of rain can have a wide variety of meanings. You may be feeling a sense of renewal or you could be overwhelmed by daily stressors. 

We hope this piece helps you sort out what is happening in your mind as you sleep. Remember to take care of yourself and never take on too much at a time. The last thing you want is to be stuck out in a downpour. 

Who knows, perhaps you need the refreshing cleansing feeling of rain and you just don’t know it yet! Sweet dreams! 

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About the Author

Kirstin is a writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering animals, news topics, fun places, and helpful tips. Kirstin has been writing on a variety of topics for over five years. She has her real estate license, along with an associates degree in another field. A resident of Minnesota, Kirstin treats her two cats (Spook and Finlay) like the children they are. She never misses an opportunity to explore a thrift store with a coffee in hand, especially if it’s a cold autumn day!

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