The fundamental, primordial, sensual, slimy basis of life and how we relate to it; emotions which cause us to feel bogged down; past experience which may hold us back, but has enormous growth potential in it; the healing possibilities of our body and its minerals. Body dirty with mud: ill health; one’s life needs ‘cleaning up’ morally. Sinking into mud: sexual difficulties; feelings of hopelessness or despair. Idioms: mud slinging, drag somebody through the mud; a name is mud; stick-in-the-mud. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Mud in a dream suggests that we are feeling bogged down, perhaps by not having sorted out practicality and emotion (earth and water). Mud can also represent past experiences or our perception of them which has the ability to hold us back.
2- Mud represents the fundamental substance of life which, handled properly, has a tremendous potential for growth but handled badly can be dangerous. Other circumstances in the dream will indicate what we should be doing.
3- Spiritually mud represents the very basic material from which we are all formed, and the need to go ‘back to basics’.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Wading through mud: things will move painfully slowly in the next few days, the mood is bleak and troubles abound. Getting stuck in mud: you are in a difficult situation and need some peace and quiet to figure out how to get things moving again. Most of all, you need to stand on solid ground again. Looking at mud: you are in the company of questionable people. See Manure, Quagmire, Swamp.
Depth Psychology: Manv treasures could be hidden in the “mud of the unconscious.” Dig them up, even if it means getting your hands dirt)’. Mud points to negative things from the past which—if you dig them up—could provide insight and wisdom. Maybe you are afraid of fears and cravings you think are “dirty”? Beware, though, that the more you repress these emotions, the more power and influence they have over you. Taking a mud bath: healing from emotional illness. Mud dreams are very important. Pay close attention to other symbols in the dream. Do you feel “dirty”? Are you and your partner “slinging mud” at each other? Or are you “stuck in the mud”? Since mud consist of part Water and part Earth, make sure you explore both of these topics as well. See Dirt.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of mud means that you are involved in a complex and compromising situation.
It is probable that you are in need of some clarity of mind.
To dream that you are walking in mud denotes that you are weighed down and frustrated by certain problems in your waking life.
To dream that your clothes have been smeared by mud signifies that your credibility is being questioned. Consider the term ‘mud-slinging’ to refer to some political antics.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of mud represent hopelessness, despair, and that you have been stuck in old, outworn habits. Keep in mind that in the darkest mud the lotus flower is formed, which symbolizes the wisdom and compassion gained through facing your deepest and darkest fears.
If mud is being thrown, then you fear being discredited.
The mud is not a place to live, but a phase to pass through as you integrate your shadows into your light. See Dirt and Quicksand.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Spiritually mud represents the very basic materials of earth and water from which we are all formed, and thus its appearance in dreams indicates the need to go ‘back to basics’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Mud represents the fundamental substance of life, which, handled properly, has a tremendous potential for growth but, handled badly, can be dangerous. Many cultures believe mankind was fashioned from clay mud to give him structure. In dreams, if the mud is too dry we have suppressed emotion, if too wet, like marshland, we cannot develop a proper way of working.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Mud in a dream suggests that we are feeling bogged down, perhaps by not having sorted out practicality and emotion (earth and water). Mud can also represent past experiences or our perception of them, which has the ability to hold us back.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Mud is a product of soil (i.e., the concrete and solid) mixed with water (feelings). Hence, it relates to all things biological and nascent. Therefore, mud is linked to physical or material appetites of the protagonist. So, dreaming that you wallow in mud reflects a desire to live positive romantic relationships. However, it can also symbolize the need to be more realistic and more mindful. Mud as raw material for artistic creativity suggests the ability to do projects.
If you dream of a liquid mud that gets streets, objects, or yourself dirty it means that you should review your feelings and avoid being carried away by lust.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Plans or conditions are obscured by the “muddy waters” of emotional indecision. Solutions or new directions may become clear by washing away mud from shoes or a roadway.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
What is the quality of the earth in your dream? Is it richly fertile or a wasteland? Sandy soil suggests uncertainty; red earth, hard work and toil, and rich, dark soil, satisfaction. Soft soil links with the need for mothering or tactile contact.
Parched or barren ground is, however, a sign of inner conflict or exhaustion, suggesting that you should search your dreamscape for signs of hope. Sand in a dream suggests instability and lack of security, especially if you see it together with the sea.
If the sands are shifting, you may feel uncertain about what you want from life.
If you see sand in an hourglass, you are conscious of time running out.
If you are building sandcastles in your dream, this suggests that the structure of your life lacks permanence.
Mud symbolizes creation in many religions, specifically the creation of mankind. In the Bible, God molded Adam from a lump of clay and breathed life into him, and it is traditionally to clay and dust that human beings return. Ancient dream interpretation suggested that to dream of mud foretold finding great riches, while a dream in which you sank in mud would lead to a rapid recovery from illness. From a psychological viewpoint, mud represents the fundamental substance of life, which handled properly has potential for growth, but handled badly can drag you down. Mud in dreams can also represent past experiences—or your perception of them—as something that is holding you back, or in which you are stuck. Clear as mud paradoxically means that something is not clear at all. Are you unclear about a situation in which you are involved? See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; TREES.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of a mudslide symbolize an emotional meltdown, a loss of a mental construct that used to make you feel safe and grounded. You are going through major changes and transformation and you are feeling that your life structures are in an upheaval. See Breakdown, Breakthrough and Earthquake.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of mud wrestling represent that you are fighting with your shadow or grappling with your fears. This dream could reflect that you have been wallowing in your darkness, and indulging in negativity, pessimism, and sloth. See Mud.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Black mud; Scum; Slum; Profits; Capital for business; Glad tidings; Dominance) In a dream, a sludge means good news and particularly if one cannot find clean water near it.
If a poor person trips into sludge in a dream, it means that his will satisfy his needs.
If an unmarried person sees sludge in his dream, it means that he will get married, and he will have a family, a fatherin- law and a mother-in-law. Though this gain of his will be accompanied with trials and difficulties. Nevertheless, it will also remain under control.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Sludge has two opposing interpretations. On one hand, it symbolizes dirty and undesirable aspects at moral and material levels. Dreaming that you walk through a muddy field signals the dreamer’s difficulties in real life.
If you dread getting stained by mud it indicates fear of becoming involved in matters that are unpleasant or turbid. In addition, clay combines soil and water.
It is a soft and malleable material, suitable for the manufacture of household utensils and for the development of creative activities. This dream’s interpretation depends on the context of the oneiric scene, the events that it unfolds, and above all, the sensations and feelings it produces on the dreamer (pleasant or unpleasant).... The Big Dictionary of Dreams