Bathtubs are considered a symbol of cleansing or getting rid of something bad in dreams. However, the meaning of the dream varies depending on what was in the bathtub, what you did in it, what condition it was in, or what kind of water was in it.
These are the most common dreams about bathtubs and their interpretations.
A dream about a bathtub overflowing represents your feelings of being overwhelmed with emotions, relationships, work, or school. These issues or emotions are bubbling over, and you may feel like you have too much on your plate and need help to get through it all.
An overflowing bathtub indicates a loss of control over your emotions or an inability to keep them under control.
A bathtub full of water
A dream about a bathtub full of water indicates a need or desire to cleanse oneself of something. For example, you may want to clear your name after someone has spoken negatively about you, or you want to get rid of habits that are unhealthy or damage your health.
In a spiritual sense, seeing a bathtub full of water also indicates an opportunity to help you slow down and look at the world through different eyes or look more inward. You may realize that your reactions are exaggerated or that you put too much emotion into everything.
Biblically, a bathtub full of water means your desire to receive forgiveness from God.
A bathtub full of dirty water
A dream about a bathtub full of dirty water indicates bad habits or deteriorating mental health. Water in dreams represents emotions, and if it is dirty, there are negative or toxic thoughts or emotions that burden your life.
According to an old dream dictionary, a dream about a bathtub full of dirty water means emotional coldness or numbness. Read also: Dream About Swimming In Dirty Water.
A bathtub full of snakes
A dream about a bathtub full of snakes is a bad omen, indicating pitfalls, traps, hidden enemies, and emotional vampires (someone who drains you emotionally.) You shouldn’t trust everyone because their intentions may not always be good.
Cleaning a bathtub
A dream about cleaning a bathtub suggests that you need to renew yourself emotionally or spiritually. It is time not only to think about it but also to act. Cleaning the bathtub may be a representation of the work ahead of you or preparation for a new life.
Drowning in a bathtub
A dream about drowning in a bathtub means drowning in your emotions and feeling trapped or out of control. The bathtub symbolizes a safe environment but also represents a small, closed, and limited space, which could indicate that you are drowning in something that you’ve made up your mind to believe, even though it’s not true (for example, self-limiting thoughts that you’re not good or pretty enough.)