For a young woman to dream that she is alone on a turbulent and muddy lake, foretells many vicissitudes are approaching her, and she will regret former extravagances, and disregard of virtuous teaching.
If the water gets into the boat, but by intense struggling she reaches the boat-house safely, it denotes she will be under wrong persuasion, but will eventually overcome it, and rise to honor and distinction.
It may predict the illness of some one near her.
If she sees a young couple in the same position as herself, who succeed in rescuing themselves, she will find that some friend has committed indiscretions, but will succeed in reinstating himself in her favor.
To dream of sailing on a clear and smooth lake, with happy and congenial companions, you will have much happiness, and wealth will meet your demands.
A muddy lake, surrounded with bleak rocks and bare trees, denotes unhappy terminations to business and affection.
A muddy lake, surrounded by green trees, portends that the moral in your nature will fortify itself against passionate desires, and overcoming the same will direct your energy into a safe and remunerative channel.
If the lake be clear and surrounded by barrenness, a profitable existence will be marred by immoral and passionate dissipation.
To see yourself reflected in a clear lake, denotes coming joys and many ardent friends.
To see foliaged trees reflected in the lake, you will enjoy to a satiety Love’s draught of passion and happiness.
To see slimy and uncanny inhabitants of the lake rise up and menace you, denotes failure and ill health from squandering time, energy and health on illicit pleasures.
You will drain the utmost drop of happiness, and drink deeply of Remorse’s bitter concoction.
To see a lake in your dream shows your emotional state of mind.
If the lake is clear and calm, it symbolizes your inner peace. If the lake is cloudy and disturbed, then you may be going through a rough time emotionally.
All bodies of water generally represent our emotions and our unconscious.
Old dream interpretation books say that lakes are associated with romantic feelings.
If the lake is calm, your love life is probably in such good shape that you feel safe. Stormy water means to strap yourself in and get ready for a bumpy ride. If you see a monster in the water, your unconscious may be suggesting that you have competition (or some unseen issue or problem).
For a more serious and contemplative definition of this dream symbol, please see: Water and Ocean.
Dreaming of a specific body of water such as a lake must be analyzed according to its setting and the entire contents of the dream and much like dreaming of water in general, the clearness of the lake also has to do with the omen or situation it refers to.
Clear water being the best.
To dream of being in a boat on a calm, serene lake shows that you have much peace and happiness coming your way.
If the lake is storm tossed then your life will take a turn for an emotional upheaval and possible losses.
Seeing a lake in a glen with sunshine sparkling on the surface portends great good luck in all your endeavors.