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
Downhill skiing may mention that you are successfully exercising control over your fears. Skiing down the north face of a mountain represents moving through your greatest fears with ease.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of skiing signify freedom, adventure, joy, becoming unified with nature, and that you are moving boldly with velocity through the ups and downs of your life with mastery. This dream also signifies skillfulness in coping with frozen emotions.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of being in contact with soil represents personal achievement and productivity. It also means that your life contains a reliable basis. In order to achieve your objectives, you need to be logical and sensible.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Soil, sand and dust symbolize wealth in the form of goods, if someone sees soil, Sand or dust flying on him or he sees himself eating it, it suggest that he will become wealthy and affluent.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Pulled by a boat on the surface of the water, the dreamer who is waterskiing may be experiencing the force of someone else’s decisions pulling him or her. Falling while water- skiing could easily indicate an emotional fall.... Ariadne's Book of Dream