To dream of a whirlpool represents problems or uncertain situations that you feel powerless to stop yourself from being “sucked into.” Feelings about problems or consequences being inescapable. The potential for problems to endlessly repeat until you experience total failure or embarrassment. Concerns about being sucked into other people’s problems. Fears about being pulled into a disaster that you can never get out of. Fearing being pulled into an situation that is an inevitable failure. Feeling that if you don’t have someone around to help you that you may get “sucked in” to a big problem.
Negatively, a whirlpool may be a sign that you are underestimating the power of getting involved in other people’s problems. Ignoring warning signals about being involved with problems that nobody else has ever overcome.
Example: A young boy dreamed of dangerous whirlpools. In waking life his live-in babysitter abruptly left the home and he felt that doing things on his own was very dangerous. He felt that without his babysitter around the may get serious hurt or stuck with a problem while alone.