Spiritually a fountain symbolizes Eternal Life and is a direct reference to the Fountain of Immortality, an image seen in many systems of belief. In dreams, the fountain, by its association with water, often represents the mother figure or perhaps the source of our emotions. To dream of a fountain means that we are aware of the generative principle, the process of life and ?flow? of our own consciousness. Because of its connection with water, it also represents the surge of our emotions, and often our ability to express this. The fountain can also represent an element of play in our lives and the need to be free-flowing and untroubled. To some extent it will depend which part of the fountain is more noticeable in dreams as to its relevance. The bowl or pool usually represents the feminine and the fountain itself the masculine. Consult the entry for Water for further clarification.