The bucket as a hollow object has all the symbolism of the womb and the feminine principle. In its guise as a household tool it suggests pragmatism and a down-to-earth approach to spirituality. A bucket with a hole in it signifies we are losing energy more quickly than we can replace it. An overflowing bucket suggests an excess of emotion, whereas a completely empty bucket depicts a lack of something essential in our lives. When a bucket appears in our dreams, we should be considering downto-earth, practical ways of dealing with problems. We perhaps need to consider somewhat old fashioned methods. To knock over a bucket means to put an end to previous good work and the slang phrase 'to kick the bucket' denotes losing our essential life force.