A dam in a dream can suggest that someone is holding back emotions
The dam represents water, and because this is essentially a "blockage," communication between yourself and another causes problems.
Even to the point that the dreamer is frustrated. The dam can represent your emotions. To dream that you are building a dam can indicate that you are holding back emotional defenses. You are afraid of letting others get too close to you.
A large dam in a dream can refer to inner blockages in one's life that need to break free and eventually be released. Water is a symbol of communication, but the dam can symbolize the difficulty of talking or conveying important and meaningful messages. Difficult communication or blockages are predicted for the dreamer. But there can also be problems in one's life, especially if the dam is about to burst or is already broken.
If there is no water behind the dam in your dream, then you may be experiencing bad luck for a short period of time. In short, if you tend to take the literal meaning of this dream - "to be contained" then it can probably explain several things in your waking life. However, if water is present in your dream and the dam has penetrated in some way, then you must be developing some resistance to a situation or in your financial affairs. For more clarity, see also the meaning of water.
Positive changes are on the way if ...
- The dam does not burst or break.
- The dam helped stop a storm surge.
- The dam didn't block your needed water supply.
Detailed dream interpretation of a dam ...
The primary meaning is that someone you know is holding their emotions, which can eventually lead to an emotional outburst. If you're worried about someone else losing their temper, ask yourself why this concerns you. Do you feel you need control over their behavior, or do you find their behavior threatening?
Looking at a dam from above can mean that you are able to take on everything life has to offer. However, when you are in the water or an empty dam, you need to think about what exactly is exhausting you in your life. It is definitely the time for recovery and rest.
If you dream of a tide gauge (indicating the water level) and clear water flowing over it, it means that you will probably enjoy some pleasant social or professional activities.
Any dream with dams, closed locks, sluices, or anything of this nature indicates disappointment. It can also refer to problems in a family and also on a romantic level. This may be due to the difficulties you are experiencing communicating with your family and friends.
If the dam in your dream is strong, possibly made of cement, it signifies protection and a solid and confident relationship. Suppose the dam is thin, possibly made of wood. In that case, this refers to imminent danger, the fear of getting romantically involved, a state of nervousness, stress, distrust of your partner, or the need to make decisions under the pressure of the moment.
A dam can also mean inner blockages. You could be living in a world of illusions, and you hold firmly to prejudices that you have received through your upbringing and that influence you greatly. It can also mean your attachment to a person or object or your inability to talk to someone because of emotional blocks. It can represent your fear of doing something, loving, or being happy.
Falling off a dam is a potential conflict with someone close to you.