Clogged Drains Spiritual Meaning and Omens

Have you recently had a clogged drain? Well, often the universe sends multiple messages at once. So, it might be better to ask: have you recently seen clogged drains everywhere? Maybe you had your sink clog at home, only to later the same day encounter a clogged toilet in public. Or, maybe one unpleasant experience is enough to get the message! And, believe it or not, clogged drains are a very powerful spiritual message. So, what is the spiritual meaning of a clogged or blocked drain? And, does it matter what drain is clogged? Well, you’re in the right place.

Firstly, it’s important to remember that almost all clogged drains speak to one message, there’s a blockage! Article is over, let’s all go back to watching cat videos. But, seriously, water spiritually represents both energy and emotions. Water is all about the love and deep feelings we experience in life. And, drains are all about removing water from our home or life. So, when we encounter a clog we can assume we are not dealing with our emotions properly somehow. Also, since the blockages are usually hidden down a pipe, we might have to search well below the surface to get to the root of the issue!

Clogged drains can sound a bit like a negative omen. There’s a hidden energy blockage? Oh no! But, rest easy. Usually clogged drains are a supportive, kind reminder except in very rare circumstances. It’s also important to remember that where the clog is can give us more insight on what areas of life we might to pay more attention to. Let’s explore deeper to find out!

Spiritual Meaning of Clogged Toilet

We’ve all been there before at one point. After finishing up our bathroom business and laughing at memes on the internet, we go to flush the toilet and it doesn’t work. Oh no! Usually it’s not that big of a deal, but sometimes it’s a really terrible experience. We’re talking toilet and crap all over the floor. It’s easy to wonder, why me?! What am I meant to learn? So, what is the spiritual meaning of a blocked toilet?

Well, toilets obviously remove waste. By magic seemingly, all of your waste disappears down the drain and is replaced by clear, fresh water. Water represents free flowing energy and emotions. When everything is working properly, letting go of the bad things (waste) happens quite easily. The energy simply washes it all away.

However, when a toilet blocks, spiritually, you might want to pay attention to what waste you aren’t allowing to flow away. For example, are you holding on to a really crappy relationship you need to let go? Or, maybe it’s time to let go of hopes of reconciling with that not so pleasant smelling ex who treated you like …uh, excrement. All jokes aside, Is there anything that you aren’t allowing to flow easily out of your life and down the drain?

If we continue to hold on to this emotional baggage, we will be met with undesirable circumstances. The universe is sending a very clear message to you. Either allow the waste to leave your life, or it’ll soon be all over your bathroom floor. And, you’ll have even more of an unpleasant situation to deal with! Let the things that are no longer serving you flow naturally out of your life!

Spiritual Meaning of Clogged Kitchen Sink

Is your kitchen sink blocked? It can easily happen while washing dishes and it can quickly turn into a very frustrating problem. But, maybe your kitchen sink always seems to clog easily and you’re wondering what message you’re meant to understand. So, what’s the spiritual meaning of a blocked kitchen sink? What’s the metaphysical meaning of a clogged kitchen sink?

Well, it’s important to note that the kitchen is the heart of the home. If you think about it, it really is! The kitchen is where families prepare meals, stop in to chat about their days while grabbing a snack, or even place important notes on the refrigerator. And, what’s at the very heart of the kitchen? Contrary to what you might think, it’s not the stove or the fridge. It’s the kitchen sink! If the kitchen sink is full of dirty dishes, eventually the stove will be overrun with dirty pots and unable to function. And you can’t eat much from the fridge without clean dishes to do it from!

So, we must look at a clogged kitchen sink as a message to pay attention to any energy blockages in your home and family life. Or, at the very least, pay attention to your heart in such matters. Are you being fully open to love in your family relationships or have you been caught up in the day to day grind? Is there something you need to talk about with your family but have been postponing? Sometimes this can even be as simple as cleaning to allow new energy to come in, or letting go of junk that’s been piling up. Either way, when your kitchen sink clogs up, you’re being asked: what can you do to get the energy and love flowing again in your home?

Spiritual Meaning of Clogged Bathroom Sink

It’s a busy, hectic morning, and you’re hurriedly brushing your hair and combing your teeth! Well, something like that anyway. Suddenly, you look down, and oh no, your bathroom sink drain is clogged. Water is quickly backing up, and barely draining. There’s globs of toothpaste and bits of hair floating in it. Gross! This is the last thing you need. So, what does it spiritually mean when your bathroom sink is blocked?

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Firstly, let’s think about what we do at the bathroom sink. We usually brush our teeth, do makeup, comb our hair, and maybe shave and pluck unwanted hair. Of course, that’s probably not every use of the bathroom sink, we obviously wash our hands in it too! But, for the most part, we do most of our appearance upkeep in the bathroom mirror right above the bathroom sink.

So, when the bathroom sink is blocked, you might need to pay attention to the energy and feelings surrounding your appearance. In other words, how are you feeling about your body? Are you suffering from low self-esteem or insecurity? Or, are you perhaps focusing too much on physical appearances? Look closer at any imbalances you might have and address them. Try joining a gym or getting a new hairstyle for a self-esteem boost! If you’re too vain, you may want to focus on your inner worth more. This will allow your energy to flow more freely, and clogged drains will soon run clear.

Spiritual Meaning of Clogged Shower Drain

Or, maybe you’re wondering what the spiritual meaning of a blocked shower drain is instead. There you are singing your heart out, having the time of your life, eyes closed, conditioner setting in your hair, only to notice you’re standing in two inches deep of water. Way to put a quick end to the concert! What does this mean? Is a clogged drain a negative omen that you should put an end to your singing career?

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Well, don’t worry! You probably shouldn’t cancel your audition for The Voice or karaoke night at the bar too quickly. Showers generally represent new changes. Since fresh water or energy is flowing constantly in the shower, this means new opportunities and abundance are flowing into your life. However, when the shower drain is clogged, it means there’s some blockage preventing this energy to flow in and out easily.

So, you might want to take a look at your life and see if you notice any ways you can allow abundance to flow to you. For instance, are you scared to take that big promotion being offered at work? Or, maybe you’re worried about leaving a relationship, relocating, or starting a business. Or, maybe you should work up the nerve to audition for that singing show! Whatever the circumstances, you are being asked to allow the opportunities to flow into your life. Where are you blocking your blessings? It’s always up to you whether or not you take an opportunity, but abundance is constantly flowing towards you!

Spiritual Meaning of Clogged Bathtub

It’s been a long, stressful day and it’s time to unwind. What’s more relaxing than running a warm bath, lighting some candles, maybe throwing in some bubble bath or a bath bomb, reading a book or listening to some music, and just letting the day melt away? After you’re finally feeling better, you pull the plug. But the water doesn’t move! There’s nothing relaxing about a clogged bathtub! So, what’s the spiritual meaning of a blocked bathtub drain?

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Well, it’s important to think about how we feel when we take a bath. It’s very relaxing, almost an escape from the daily stresses of life. We allow the water to wash away our worries, and flow away from us. When a bathtub is slow to drain, we might be fully allowing our troubles to leave us. In fact, you can tell how much you are holding on to your stress based on how quickly your tub drains. If it’s slow, you might need to be mindful to let more things go. If your bathtub is blocked entirely, you might need to plan a relaxing vacation sooner than later!

So, you may want to ask yourself if there are areas of your life you are not letting your stress go. For example, is work really stressing you out, but you’re still thinking about it off the clock at home? Are you going over and over a stressful situation in your mind all day? You might even feel helpless. Allow yourself to let go of stressful thoughts sometimes. Worrying about a problem doesn’t solve it, it just means you suffer it longer.

Spiritual Meaning of Blocked Storm Drains

Have you ever wondered about the spiritual meaning of clogged storm drains? This actually happened to me personally! All of the storm drains near our house were blocked on several occasions. Sometimes the block was with leaves, sometimes with just a torrential downpour of rain, and sometimes with ocean water actually flowing up from it during a storm! Talk about an undeniable, repeating sign! So, what is the spiritual meaning of clogged drains outside of your house?

Well, we know that clogs in drains are symbols of an energy blockage. But, usually this happens within the home due to our own personal issues. When the blockage occurs out of our control, what can we do? And, this is exactly the message you might want to consider. How do you react to things that are out of your control? How are you allowing the environment, the weather, your community, your extended family and friends, your workplace, your religion, and other universal forces to influence your emotions and spirituality? Are you allowing these influences to cause energy blockages in your life? What actions can you take to free yourself from feeling blocked by these factors if you do?

Spiritual Meaning of Gnats and Clogged Drains

Have you noticed gnats surrounding your blocked drains? Believe it or not, this is a pretty common occurrence. Since gnats like standing water, it makes a lot of sense! But, what does blocked drains and gnats mean spiritually?


Firstly, it’s important to understand the spiritual meaning of gnats. I wrote an in depth article about gnats you can check out here. But, one of the most important elements about gnats is they often reflect a feeling of powerlessness. Clogged drains also represent this as well. So, when we have them both together we must pay attention to where in life we are feeling out of control. Where are you giving your power away? How can you take back your power and strength in life?

It is also worth noting that it is possible blocked drains and gnats could represent negative spells in witchcraft or curses possibly if this is part of your belief system. Keep in mind, what we believe we will find to be true. If you continuously have issues with both clogged drains and gnats that don’t seem to get better, it might be worth seeking help from a trusted spiritual advisor of your choosing. Please keep in mind this is very, very rare occurrence. But, I only share this knowledge for that small minority of people who need to hear it.

Dream Meanings of Clogged Drains

Have you had a dream about clogged drains and are wondering what it meant? Well, you’re in the right place! It’s important to remember, as with any dream, that when looking for interpretation, focus how the dream made you feel above all else. But, generally dreams of blocked drains means energy or emotion isn’t flowing properly in your waking life. Circumstances directly surrounding the clogged drain are great hints of what areas these dreams want you to focus on.


For example, dreaming of a clogged toilet means you are not letting the bad stuff flow easily out of your life. If the toilet is extremely disgusting, then you may feel overwhelmed by negativity in your waking life and have no idea how to get rid of it. This also applies to dreaming of an extremely dirty sink, shower, or tub in general, you may feel completely out of control when it comes to undesirable factors in your waking life. Try to realize that all things come to pass, and whatever you’re going through will eventually fade away. Read the earlier sections for more insight on specific circumstances, the messages are often the same whether it is encountered through a dream or in daily life.

What To Do About Energy Blockages and Clogged Drains

So, you’ve realized that if you have a clogged drain it’s possibly because of an energy blockage. But, as mentioned earlier, sometimes these blockages can be difficult to find and out of obvious sight, much like clogs further down a drain. And, if you’ve ever removed the gross hair and soap scum that comes out of a blocked sink, you know how disgusting yet satisfying it can be to get the water flowing freely again. After you’ve removed the physical blockage, what can you do about the energetic one? What can you do to get energy flowing freely again?

Well, each circumstance is unique and may require a unique set of techniques. But, generally, meditation and listening to your intuition is a fantastic place to start. Eating high quality, healthy foods and getting out in nature also helps a lot. You might also want to consider purchasing a kit to clear energy blockages, with sage or relaxing candles and crystals to help! You may also want to research into Reiki healing if you’re drawn to it.

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