Pollution dreams are often a stark representation of your current life. When you have polluted water, people in the area may suffer from disease and other health problems because they can’t drink or bathe with it anymore. The pollution might also represent toxins that build up within our bodies due to poor diet choices being made over time, which then leads to illness or discomfort at best and death at worst for those who rely on this contaminated source of sustenance.
If you see your favorite place, say a beach or hiking trail, littered with trash and garbage then it’s likely that the bad habits from your past are catching up to you. Perhaps you’re letting small mistakes like parking tickets pile up without realizing how much they will impact on all aspects of life in the future? Make sure not to let certain bills go unpaid.
Are you feeling like your thoughts and emotions are slowly being poisoned by other people? You might be experiencing water pollution in rivers or lakes. If so, pay attention to the messages from dreams and waking life also that can relate back to this point of view: slow poisons will gaslight you with a misdirectional intention.
It is natural to fear the unknown. But it’s important not to let your fears get in the way of making friends and being open-minded because sometimes you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you find out about people once they’re no longer a mystery.
You might be going through a lot of families or work-related stress. Sometimes it can seem like there is no escape and the air has become polluted with smog. In your dream, you are overcoming these problems by breathing in cleaner air which will help to heal yourself from all that’s been happening around you lately.
The pollution you emit from your factory, whether seen in a dream or in real life, is a warning that all of this ambition and single-mindedness will come back to haunt you. Maintaining relationships, caring for the environment, staying humble in victory - these are important values we should consider not just when it’s convenient but always.
You are trying to make up for your past mistakes by clearing the bad influence you had on others. You want them to forgive and trust you again as they did in the beginning before things went wrong.