In the earthly paradise, four rivers start from the center - from the foot of the Tree of Life - and are separated according to the four directions marked by the cardinal points. Consequently, they spring from the same source, which symbolizes the center and origin of any activity. Jung associated the fountain to the source of inner life and spiritual energy. Also, he related it to the "country of childhood" in the unconscious directions are received, and stated that the need of the fountain mainly arises when vital impulses are inhibited. In oneiric terms, dreams in which fountains are present highlight a desire for regeneration and purification. Additionally, its waters' quality reveal the status of your emotional relationships. So, if you drink from clear water fountain it indicates that you will satisfy physical, spiritual, or emotional needs; you will also achieve success. But if the fountain is dry or its waters are murky your love is withering. (See water ) This dream foretells an upcoming happy and satisfactory period. If the fountain is dry, however, it predicts problems.