Immersion in water takes its symbolism from this element (see WATER), although the action of bathing is not only associated with purification. It also represents the concept of regeneration. Consequently, if you dream of taking a bath you should let your feelings flow freely in order to live more harmoniously. If the bath is nice it indicates that such harmony is near. On the other hand, if the water is too hot or too cold is a sign that sometimes you are not honest enough. If you are not comfortable with your feelings, taking a bath is like a psychological cleansing. The water represents your emotional nature and the action symbolizes the desire of get rid of old attitudes, negativity, guilt . . . Some suggest that in this dream the bath water is like the mother's womb. The subject's desire is to return to such safety and warmth. Formerly, it was believed that washing with water eradicated not only dirt from the body but also sins from the soul. Conversely, bathing and cleaning oneself means expelling the subject's good fortune. To prepare a bath, however, is an omen of a battle won.