To dream that you are taking a bath, signifies a cleansing of your life or negative feelings about yourself. You are washing away the difficult times. This dream may also be symbolic of ridding yourself of old ideas, notions, opinions, and other negativity. Your dream may be pointing toward forgiveness and letting go. A reflection of some kind of renewal in your life or fresh start. Feeling good moving on from your troubles. Feeling better about yourself.
To dream of being unable to bath may represent feelings about yourself being unable to restore or fix some area of your life. Poor self-image or feelings about yourself being a loser. Not being as positive as you’d like. Alternatively, it may reflect feeling of being unable to rid yourself of guilt or mistakes. Feeling that you can’t move on from your troubles.
Example: A young woman dreamed of being unable to bath. In waking life she felt stuck in poverty and unable to get a decent job to improve her family life.
Example 2: A man dreamed about his girlfriend ordering him to take a cold bath. In waking life he had angered his girlfriend and wanted to him prove himself to her by doing things he didn’t like over a long period of time to show he was being honest.