The desert is often thought of as a dry and barren land. This will frequently result in this dream symbol representing a time of wilderness or a season when the dreamer feels dry (as though there is no new understanding/revelation or move of the Spirit in their life). In a more positive sense this symbol can represent a place in the dreamers life where they have become desperate to draw nearer to God and are in search of an opportunity to dive into His Word (often associated with water).
* Symbol meanings provided by www.mydreamstories.com should not be used as a dream dictionary. They are for reference only and both dreamer and interpreter should be careful to listen to the voice of Holy Spirit as to what any particular symbol means in any specific dream