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What does it mean to see an fish in a dream?

Fish Dream Meaning: From 39 Different Sources


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(1) A fish is a common symbol of fertility, which in psychological terms means (a promise of) personal growth.

(2) If the fish are in the sea, the sea may symbolize the unconscious, the fish unconscious urges.

(3) According to Jung, fish, being cold-blooded and primitive creatures, may symbolize a deep level of unconsciousness.

(4) ‘Fishes and snakes are favourite symbols for describing psychic happenings or experiences that suddenly dart out of the unconscious and have a frightening or redeeming effect5 (Jung).

(5) They may also, says Jung, represent libido or greed.

(6) A fish is a symbol of Christ and may therefore function psychologicallv as a symbol of your tme self.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd

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Fish represent wealth and abundance.

A fish can represent a business prospect or an opportunity for financial reward. Being served a filet of sole may represent the opening up of the power of the soul and its wisdom. Eating fish may mention that you are enjoying an abundant life. As an ancient symbol, the fish represents the self or the soul in its wholeness.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green

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You catch fishes with fish net: you’ll soon win your own prize

Chine Dream Interpretation | Duke Zhou

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Symbolic of Christians, proselytes, or other people, Eccl. 9:12, Mark. 1:17, Zeph. 1:10. Fish may also be symbolic of the things you catch from an environment

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

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Fish are like ideas that are floating under the surface of your unconscious mind.

Dreaming of fish means you are considering what is lurking just below your awareness, the thoughts and feelings that are close enough to be known to you but that you may have to make an effort to get to the heart of.

If the fish are colorful and beautiful, they may be representing more creative aspects of your potential expression. Fish in a tank may be the ideas from your unconscious of which you are actually becoming aware. Containing them in a tank may be considering taking action on them, but could also indicate being stuck in a cycle of limiting your creative expression.

A live fish out of water reacts violently. In a dream, this could symbolize the awkwardness surrounding vulnerable expression. Eating fish is to experience satisfaction from the constructive use of your ideas and thoughts.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

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Mankind in the sea of life

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

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The fish is a very powerful and positive image in many world traditions.

To the Babylonians, Phoenicians, and Assyrians, it was honored as a symbol of fertility.

In Native American tradition, the fish is a symbol for mystical secrets, for it can swim to the deepest regions of the ocean and explore its hidden knowledge.

In British lore, it was believed that eating fish before lovemaking could enable a couple to conceive a child.

The early Christians used the fish as the symbol for the Christ Consciousness. It was widely believed that this symbol resulted from the Greek acronym for \”Jesus Christ, Son of God.\” But there is also the fact that the coming of Jesus ushered in the Age of Pisces the Fish, which encapsulates the mysticism, love, and happiness to which all world traditions ascribe to the fish.

In Scandinavia, fish was considered an aphrodisiac, and was popularly consumed on Friday, the feast day of Freya, Goddess of Love - and in her honor Friday was a day dedicated to lovemaking. There are, therefore, many possibilities if you dream of a fish - all good, even if the fish was a greatly feared one like the shark.

If there is a possibility of a pregnancy, dreaming of a fish could mean that a child is on the way, and the pregnancy and birth will be uneventful and result in a healthy baby.

If the dreamer is in love but is not yet sure about the beloved’s feelings, dreaming of a fish strongly indicates that the feelings are indeed reciprocated.

Dreaming of catching fish, either with a pole or with a net, indicates success and prosperity ahead. Seeing fish swimming in a clear pool indicates that a number of secrets about yourself and the world around you are going to suddenly become clearer.

Dream Explanations of Astro Center | Astro Center

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Fish signify temporal and spiritual power. When pictured as two fish swimming in opposite directions, it is recognized as the sign of pisces.

The collective unconscious as jung has called it – that part of life everyone shares, the common experience, awareness and knowledge that we all have – is becoming available to us.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

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Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of fish connects with the emotional side of ourselves, but more our ability to be wise without being strategic. We can often simply respond instinctively to what is going on, without needing to analyze it.

The salmon symbolizes wisdom; a cooked fish is a completed task and other fish represent prosperity.

The fin of a fish signifies positive movement and ‘going with the flow’.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

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Material aspects: In dreams the fish tends to represent anything – an idea or project – that is taking on form but at this point has not yet become conscious. Catching a fish is to get hold of such an idea.

The fish and fishing can also represent the actual process of dreaming itself.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

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Gives gender - specific: It has been thought that small fish represent semen in a woman’s dream and larger fish suggest children. In a man’s dream, small ‘fry’ suggest problems with self-image – he has not yet integrated certain aspects of his personality.

The rod probably represents the penis.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

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Universal Landscape: Ideas that swim in the unconscious.

Dreaming Lens: What was the container for the water that housed the fish? Was it natural or man-made? Was it the ocean? Was it clean and clear? Were the fish colorful? Was there one fish or an entire school? Did they feel dangerous or innocuous? Was the fish out of water? Was it dead? Was it being consumed as food?

Personal Focus: Bodies of water represent the unconscious mind. Below the surface and invisible from land is all the material that we are unaware of in our day-to-day lives. Most of the content of the unconscious mind is emotional in nature as symbolized by the ocean. The beings that inhabit these waters are the thoughts that swim freely about their watery habitat. Some are quite close to the surface while others dwell at depths of almost unimaginable darkness. This is also true of our unconscious thoughts. There are thoughts that are accessible from the surface and those that must be fished for, but that can be caught with intention and effort. Still others are completely inaccessible.

The size of the fish correlates to the scope of the idea being represented. Schools of fish are individuals that move in the same direction, so the more fish there are, the more agreement or concurrence of thought is being expressed. Fish that are colorful and interesting might indicate creative ideas that want to be expressed. The food chain of larger fish eating smaller fish is symbolic of the way ideas grow and get bigger in our minds. Fish that are dangerous or poisonous can relate to negative or destructive thinking.

Fish in a tank may be the ideas from your unconscious of which you are actually becoming aware. Containing them in a tank can indicate that you are ready to act on them, but containment could also indicate being stuck in a cycle of limiting your creative expression. A live fish out of water reacts violently. In a dream, this often symbolizes the awkwardness surrounding vulnerable expression. Eating fish is to experience satisfaction from the constructive use of your ideas and thoughts.

If your dream involves the act of fishing, there is an entirely different interpretation to consider. The act of fishing is the search for an idea that matches a particular desire. The process requires the proper tools, an element of attraction (bait), and the most important ingredient—patience.

Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream | Dr. Michael Lennox

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To dream that you see fish in clear water streams indicates that you will find approval from the wealthy and the distinguished.

For young women to dream of fish suggests that she will find a charming, good-looking mate.

If the fish is swimming, then this could indicate conception. Some women will dream of fish swimming when they become pregnant.

The fish is also an old symbol of Christianity.

To dream about eating fish represents your faith, fortune, spirituality, stamina, kindness, and lasting relationships.

To dream about wading into water to catch fish suggests that you will find fortune through your talents and efforts.

To dream about dead fish represents that you may lose money or influence through a difficult circumstance.

To dream about cooking fish suggests that you are combining new beliefs with your faith and wisdom.

If you are cleaning fish then you are changing your outward expressions so they will be more satisfying to others. You are purging ill intent and being cautious of how you present your feelings.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth

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Symbol: The fish is a symbol of water, life, and fertility.

Vision: Dreaming about several fish in clear water might mean to try your luck in the lottery. Catching fish means success for a project started recendy; or you might come into money. Pregnant women dreaming about earing fish means that labor will be easy. Men eating fish means good luck with women. Seeing or catching small fish: you are dissatisfied and sad.

If the fish is cold or slippery: someone is flattering you and you are being taken advantage of.

Dreaming of a fishing rod is a promise of hope and financial gain.

Dreaming of being swallowed by a fish means you are in a deep emotional conflict and feeling helpless.

Depth Psychology: The fish often stands for sexual cravings or a desire to have children. You might also do well to fish around in your unconscious to gain more self-knowledge.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

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A highly spiritual symbol, eating fish suggests you are evaluating your beliefs. You may be going through some kind of transition. This is generally a positive sign.

Dreams Interpretations Hidden Meanings Symbols | Alison Davies

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To see live fish in a dream is very much good luck unless the fish was carp, in which case it is a warning against subjecting yourself by your actions to criticism.

A fish swimming in clear water is an omen that you will acquire personal wealth and power. but to see a dead fish as in a market is an omen of disappointment. Cooking and eating fish, except carp, indicates your present endeavors will meet with success.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen

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To see a fish swimming indicates joy and success.

To catch a fish means that there will be illness in the family.

To eat a fish means you will fall sick.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

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(Sea life; Human being) In a dream, if their number is known, fish represent women, but if their number is not known, then they represent money from a doubtful source. Ifone sees a fish colony gathering at seabed, where he is fishing, bringing them up and eating them raw as he pleases, or ifhe places them into baskets and divides them into lots in the dream, it means that he will prosper and invest his wealth in different ventures and savings plans.

A whale in a dream represents the minister ofsea life, while the sea itselfrepresents the king or the country.

A whale in a pond with his jaws opened in a dream represents a prison.

A large fish colony in a dream represents despised earnings, or earning a large amount money one is accountable for its expenditure. Fishing in a well means homosexuality, or it could represent someone who tries to tempt his servant or his assistant to indulge in a loathsome act. Ifone sees himself fishing in murky waters in a dream, it conveys evil, sorrows, or distress however it may happen.

If one sees himself fishing in clear waters in a dream, it means money or hearing nice words or conceiving a son, while fishing in salty waters in a dream means difficulties. Ifone sees himselffishing with a fishhook in a dream, it means excitement, pleasure or losing benefits.

A soft skin fish in a dream means benefits for someone intending to trick or to swindle people’s money. Mostly fishing with a pole and a fishhook in a dream means difficulties or slow coming benefits, or a slow and loose business. Any large cyprinoid freshwater fish or a barbel fish (cyprinus bynni; barbus) in a dream denote positive benefits for someone intending marriage or to enter into a business partnership. Seeing a herring or any of its clupeid type fish in a dream represent evil work or toiling for something one will never get.

A fish in the pond in a dream is also a sign of benefits, though may be little benefits. Seeing dead fish floating in the water in a dream has an ominous connotation, or they could represent a hopeless case. Takingfish from the water and eatingthem alivemeansprofits, or an appointment to a high raking position in wakefulness. In a dream, if a sick man or a traveller finds fish in his bed it also connotes bad or a painful sickness or suffering from arthritis, or he may drown because he would be sleeping with them. Seeing sea fish covered with salt in a dream means lasting richness, because fish are preserved in salt, or it could mean burdens. Ifone’s wife is pregnant and he sees a fish coming out of his male organ in a dream, it means that his wife will beget a son.

If a fish comes out of his mouth, then it means speaking ill of a woman. Afried fish in a dream means that one’s prayers will be answered. Abroiled fish in a dream means travels or seeking knowledge.

A large fish in a dream means money, while a small fish means difficulties, burdens and stress, because it carries more spikes than meat, beside, small fish are more difficult to eat. Mixed sized of different kinds offish in a dream represent money, trouble, liking social events or mixing with all types of people, the good and the bad ones. Buying a fish in a dream may mean marriage. Eating a rotten fish in a dream means pursuing adultery and avoiding a lawful marriage. Ifone sees himself attempting painstakingly to catch a whale in a small pond in a dream, it means money that he will fight for, though he cannot get hold of it without having to cross major obstacles.

If one finds a pearl or two in the belly of a fish in a dream, it means that he will marry a rich woman and conceives one or two sons with her.

If he finds a ring in the belly ofthe fish in a dream, it means that he will gain authority and might. Finding fat in the belly of a fish in a dream means acquiring money from a woman. Seeing oneself fishing on a dry land means committing adultery, a sin, or it could mean hearing good news. Catching a fish with excessive bones and scales denotes the necessity to pay one’s dues or to distribute alms tax on one’s liquid assets, because one cannot enjoy his catch unless he first cleanse it. Seeing sea fish swimming toward sweet waters, or river fish swimming toward the sea in a dream means hypocrisy, falsehood or the rise of an innovator or an impostor.

If one sees fish swimming on the water surface in a dream, it means ease in attaining his goals, exposing secrets, unveiling hidden past, reviewing old books or redistributing an old inheritance.

If one sees fish that have the look ofhuman beings in a dream, it means business, trading or meeting with an interpreter, or a translator, or associating with people of good character.

If such fish with a human face look beautiful, then one’s companions are good. Otherwise, if the fish look ugly in the dream, then it means that he has associated himself with evil companions.

If one sees an aquarium in his house filled with all types of catfish, or angelfish or similar fish that live in a home aquarium in a dream, it means being charitable or taking care of orphans or adopting children.

If one sees himself reaching with his hand to the bottom of the seabed to catch fish in a dream, it means that he will acquire extensive knowledge in his profession and prosper from his trade. Otherwise, it could mean that one will become a spy.

If the sea opens and unveils its treasures, and ifone catches a goldfish from its belly in the dream, it means that God Almighty will reveal new spiritual knowledge to him in order to help him understand his religion and to receive guidance.

If the goldfish leaves his hand and returns to the sea in the dream, it means that he will join the company of righteous people and saints from whom he will learn about the inner spiritual knowledge, or that he will find a good companion for ajourney he intends. Ifone eats a fish without cleaning or cooking it in a dream, it means that he will speak ill of his own friends, slander his associates, commit adultery, acquire money from trickery and falsehood, or become inflicted with a dangerous disease or suffer from a stroke. Ifone sees fish on the shore rather than in the water in a dream, it means that he may change his profession.

The different types of fish in a dream representhuman beings and their professions. Afish in a dream also couldmean that death will take place where it is found, because of the departure of its soul, its stench, weight and one’s responsibility to bury the deceased. Eating a fish in a dream also means receiving easy, lawful and enjoyable earnings.

(Also see Meat)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

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If a person sees a specific number of fish in his dream it suggests that he will come into contact with a woman or he will marry a woman.. But if its number or quantity is unknown it means he will acquire wealth or booty.

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

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Fish are lucky in dreams, representing spiritual growth and transformation. Some specific fish dream meanings: To see fish swimming in your dream, signifies insights from your unconscious mind.

To dream of catching a fish represents important insights about yourself and your life which have been brought to the surface.

To dream about eating fish symbolizes your beliefs, spirituality, luck and energy. Think about the phrase, “Food for the soul.” To see a dead or dying fish, signifies disappointment and loss of power or money.

To dream of cooking fish indicates that you are incorporating your new realizations with your spiritual feelings and knowledge.

To dream that you are cleaning fish suggests that you are changing your emotional expression in a way that you think makes you seem better or more acceptable to others. You are not expressing how you completely feel.

To dream of catching a fish predicts personal success.

The bigger the fish, the bigger your success will be.

A dream of trying to hold a fish which wriggles out of your grasp, means a relationship isn’t satisfying you, or you are having trouble hooking up with someone you care about. You must be prepared to lower your sights or find a new match.

If you dream of being a fish, it could be an expression of your spiritual desires, or your romantic longings.

If you were caught in the dream (in a net, or on a hook), you might find yourself “caught” in a complicated life situation. Look to your values for the answer, or imagine how the person you want to be in 5 years would deal with all of this.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

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To dream of Fish swimming freely, is a sign of coming good fortune; but if you catch them, or see them dead, as in a shop, then expect trouble.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

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1. Speed, cleverness, evasiveness, yet graceful; quick to change direction.

2. Wealth, power and very good fortune (note the health of fish).

3. Difficulties in relationship should be ad­dressed (inability to hold a fish).

4. Alienation, feelings of not being able to fit in (as in “fish out of water”).

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

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To see a fish in the water indicates the dreamer is likely to receive unexpected favors.

A dead fish warns of losses.

The fish is a symbol of life, so, if the dreamer sees a fish swimming away among rocks and small caverns, it shows a desire to retrogress into an abyss of darkness where cares and responsibilities can be forgotten. Fishing quietly is a sign of good luck.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe

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Fish, because they are aquatic, represents the feminine essence and are the symbol of the Christ.

A fish is also a sign of the creative element in life and going with the flow. Also fish can represent sperm and perhaps the subconscious desire for a baby, as well as for unconscious wisdom that you have yet to understand.

For a better understanding of the significance of this dream, consider its feeling tone and context. See Swim and Salmon.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

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1- Dreaming of fish connects with the emotional side of ourselves, but more our ability to be wise without being strategic. We can often simply respond instinctively to what is going on, without needing to analyse it.

2- The Collective Unconscious as Jung has called it - that part of life everyone shares, the common experience, awareness and knowledge which we all have is becoming available to us.

3- Fish signify temporal and spiritual power. When pictured as two fish swimming in opposite directions, it is recognised as the sign of Pisces.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

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To dream that you see fish in clear-water streams, denotes that you will be favored by the rich and powerful. Dead fish, signifies the loss of wealth and power through some dire calamity.

For a young woman to dream of seeing fish, portends that she will have a handsome and talented lover.

To dream of catching a catfish, denotes that you will be embarrassed by evil designs of enemies, but your luck and presence of mind will tide you safely over the trouble.

To wade in water, catching fish, denotes that you will possess wealth acquired by your own ability and enterprise.

To dream of fishing, denotes energy and economy; but if you do not succeed in catching any, your efforts to obtain honors and wealth will be futile. Eating fish, denotes warm and lasting attachments.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

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Residents of your emotions. Take note of his appearance and personality. Some people believe that when you dream about fish you, will soon find out that you or someone you know is pregnant (water of the womb). Others believe that if you see fish in your dreams, it is a forecast for sickness and poor health. In Christianity, Christ is at times represented by the fish symbol (spirituality). These water dwelling animals may represent messages from our unconscious and indicate to us how well we navigate through our emotional waters. They could symbolize body and soul nourishment and navigation through the unknown depths of ourselves. 

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

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By proximity to the sea, many cultures have considered fish to be sacred. In fact, in Asian rites, fish were worshiped; and priests, for this reason, were forbidden from eating fish. Given that fish inhabit the depths, they are also located at the unconscious level and their interpretation is associated with WATER. Therefore, when they emerge at the surface, they come to consciousness as a warning sign or to remind you of hidden emotions or past experiences. To dream that you try to catch a fish with your hands and it escapes expresses frustration and disappointment. Fish represent everything you want to hold on to, that turns out to be slippery. In addition, they are indicative of states of loneliness and isolation. To see fish inside of a fishbowl denotes a longing for freedom. The dreamer may feel emotionally withdrawn and their dream reveals a repressed desire for release. The Freudian school links fish exclusively to sexuality and associates it with the phallus. However, the cold blood that characterizes the fish seems to contradict this symbolism, attributing connotations of frigidity or impotence. Finally, we must not forget the connection between fish and fertility. This dream may announce that you are experiencing a period of personal growth. Fish oppose the material and mundane point of view of everyday life.

The fish symbolizes Christ. In many other religions, the fish has also served

to represent their gods. They are the spiritual abundance that feeds everyone. The dream may be highlighting all these qualities in you.

Fish hook It is a clear symbol of disappointment, betrayal, and deception.

Fisherman The figure of the fisherman is associated with preaching and ministry. But, the fisherman is also one who draws elements from the deep, that is to say, the unconscious. In this sense, the figure of the fisherman can be a great help on the road to self knowledge. You should pay attention to the elements that he pulls from the bottom of yourself and what they symbolize.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

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It is lucky for a young woman to dream of seeing or catching fish for it is a sure sign that she will have an exceedingly good-looking lover who will have the capability of keeping her interest in life.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

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You will have good fortune if you dream of seeing fish swimming in a stream, particularly trout.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

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To see fish swimming freely in clear water is an omen of wealth and personal power.

If you were fishing in clear water and could see the fish bite, it indicates that you will discover or acquire some knowledge which can be used very advantageously.

Dead fish either in their natural habitat or in a market are an omen of disappointment or discouragement.

To dream of catching a fish is an augury of success, and the bigger the fish the bigger the success: and if you saw a fish moving its fins, you can expect to be freed of any worrying responsibilities.

If your dream featured carp, it is a warning against subjecting yourself to criticism by ill-considered actions.

Eating or cooking fish (except carp) is considered a general good omen for your current undertakings.

If your dream involved a fishnet, it means reverses if the net was empty, success if it was full, and disappointment if it was tom, unless it was tom but still had fish in it, in which case it signifies success of a limited nature.

Tropical or goldfish in tanks, bowls, or pools indicate ephemeral pleasures.

Baiting a fishhook in a dream is a prediction of a passionate new love affair—and if you’re not eligible, it will be someone close enough to share the excitement with you; but to get a fishhook stuck in any part of the body is a warning against deceitful acquaintances.

To dream of seeing a variety of food fish (live) of rather uncommon species, such as salmon, trout, etc., indicates an increase in social activity and prestige.

A dream of trying to hold a fish which wriggles out of your grasp has the obvious meaning, and you must be prepared to lower your sights or find a new liaison.

Oddly enough, really rotten fish are an exception to the dead fish rule and are a sign of a sudden large increase in income.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

Fish

Adept in a certain environment or a particular pursuit (as in a fish’s great ability to thrive in water).

Not overly emotional.

Simple or basic (such as in style or approach).

Dreaming of this animal can represent too much or not enough of one of those qualities, or someone or something you associate with the quality or animal.

Consider also the animal’s actions, context, and your feelings about it.

See also: Animal; Fishing; Religious Symbol

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman

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Need for meditation, spiritual food. The bigger the fish, the more meditation is needed. Also, something may be fishy, or not quite right.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

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In dreams, fish symbolize spiritual aspects of your life, so to be eating a fish in your dream suggests a desire for spiritual nourishment and inspiration. Fish oil stands for a highly beneficial characteristic or element. Consider also the word association of ‘fishy’, meaning suspicion and a questioning sense regarding something. To see shrimps in your dream suggests that you are feeling overpowered and insignificant. See also REPTILES, FISH AND AMPHIBIANS.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

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Water is the element in which fish live, so there may be a strong emotional factor in a dream about fish; fish can also represent unconscious insights, as the unconscious is often represented by the sea, the fish being ideas flitting through it. According to Jung, fish are symbols used in the dream to mimic impulses that suddenly dart out of the unconscious and which have a frightening or redeeming effect in waking life. In the realm of sleep, fish are considered harbingers of inspiration and creativity, so a fish or schools of fish glimpsed beneath the surface often represent unconscious material or truths hidden within yourself. To dream of a fish’s eye symbolizes a watchful and diligent nature, but to see a dead fish signifies a worry about the way you interact with others. Is your lack of emotional warmth turning you into a cold fish? If you dreamed of a fish leaping out of the ocean before returning to the waves or fish caught in the net and brought to the surface, this may indicate the brief emergence of intuition.

If the fish are dirty, injured or ugly, this doesn’t mean that you are too; it just means the phase you’re currently in may be painful and tough. This is a time for patience and gentleness with yourself.

If fish are swimming just below the surface, they may represent the wisdom you have not yet brought to consciousness in waking life, whilst dead fish in your dream may suggest you have failed to express your basic urges or emotions. If, in your dream, the fish are in an aquarium, this may refer to aspects of your personality that are prevented from expressing themselves, or constricting emotional conditions in general. The dream may also refer to aspects of yourself that need to be nourished emotionally; a goldfish bowl may simply suggest boredom or a lack of privacy or confidentiality.

If you dream of a fish that needs your care, it is likely that you are a creative, sensitive person who has become trapped in a lifestyle that inhibits self-expression. According to Freud, fish are a phallic symbol because of their elongated shape, and, because females spawn hundreds of eggs, he also associated them with fertility.

The symbol of Pisces in the Zodiac is a fish, and dream fish may perhaps be reminding you of a person you know born under that sign. The fish is also one of the oldest symbols of Christianity, so a dream of a fish, fishing or eating fish may also reflect your desire for spiritual nourishment. Fish may also appear in your dream as messengers telling you that something does not feel right, that something ’smells fishy’; alternatively, they may be telling you that you are feeling misplaced or you don’t belong, like a ’fish out of water’. A fish on a hook may suggest accepting something completely, without hesitation or question; but be attentive to what being a ’wet fish’ means. See also PETS.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

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Much pleasure, and comparative independence (Raphael). A dream of fish denotes gastric disturbances (Manaceine). Originally an emblem of sex and of fecundity it was adopted by the Christians as a symbol of Christ and the church.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig

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(see Animals, River)

Miracles, especially those of providence, as portrayed in the story of Christ and the loaves and fishes.

Determined procreativity. Some fish, like salmon, fight their way against water currents to mate.

According to Edgar Cayce, ugly fish represent evil. Hooking a fish: Seizing a spiritual or personal quality.

Hindus regard fish as representative of charity and timely rescue, especially from the emotional nature.

The first incarnation of Vishnu was a fish that saved humankind from the flood.

In China, this symbolizes prosperity, renewal, and peace.

The word for fish in Chinese is actually a homophone for abundance.

An alternative icon dream, because fish coincide with many savior figures, including those of ancient Babylonia and India.

Among Buddhists, the symbol of separation from desires and attachments.

In Japan, the carp specifically is an emblem of the masculine nature (see Men).

Potentially a play on words that warns against a “fishy” situation.

Seeing yourself fishing indicates a search. Watch your catch, however, as your hook can snag an old shoe as easily as it might the prize you seek!

Casting nets for fish reveals a person who is liable to accept all received information as truth, without discriminating good information from bad (see Webs).

Each type offish can become a distinct symbol within your dream.

For example, a flounder indicates someone who is constantly wavering and unable to make a decisions (e.g., “floundering around”). On the other hand, a piranha reveals a biting personality, or one that is anxious for success at any cost.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

Fish

To see live fish in a dream is very much good luck unless the fish was carp, in which case it is a warning against subjecting yourself by your actions to criticism.

A fish swimming in clear water is an omen that you will acquire personal wealth and power. but to see a dead fish as in a market is an omen of disappointment. Cooking and eating fish, except carp, indicates your present endeavors will meet with success.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous

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lucky numbers: 18-21-30-39-45-48

anchovies: suffering through memories of first lover.

aquarium, being in an: are constricted by your inability to express emotions.

darting back and forth: time for you to leave present position.

bait: a lure is no substitute for solid facts.

barracuda, being attacked by a: must change environment to succeed.

birth of a: the treasures or sustenance of your inner, unconscious life.

boiled, eating: spiritual surrender to God’s wil .

bones of a: survive the emotional state and rationalize it continuously.

carp, several: your chance to win a contest.

cod, a: wil have an unexpected visitor.

cooking: freedom from detestable work to quest your own enterprising talents.

cuttlefish, buying: an important decision must be made in a hurry.

dead, in a store: the nourishing influence needs your vitality to actuate.

stream: a distant dire calamity has echoed into your water.

flying, a: travel to odd places with even odder experiences.

several: wil enjoy pleasures that wil cost money.

fried, eating: wil find a lost trinket among the bones.

hatching: wil have difficulties in bearing a child.

jellyfish, having: support you expect, wil dissipate along with the indecisive people.

kingfisher, flying across the water: recovery of lost money through conscientious effort.

mackerel, of a: expensive pleasures cause quarrels and suffering.

many colors, of: expect to quarrel with your partner.

market, a: wil obtain a highly honorable position among the wealthy and powerful.

mermaid, of a: are deceived by a lover under false pretensions.

pickerel, a: trouble with a lover you should never have trusted.

red-colored: are fishing for compliments.

salmon: lighten up and your deep emotional conflict can be solved.

salted: wil have to fight to avoid misery.

several: your presence of mind to play the lottery wil tide you over the rough times.

shallow water, in: warm reputation and lasting friendships wil taint you.

story, the, that got away: extracting yourself from an enmeshed love triangle is futile.

sushi, eating: wil require uncooked, spiritual food.

swallowed by a, being: period of terrific and terrifying introversion into madness.

swimming freely about: seek and bring to light your inner spiritual realization.

swordfish, angling a: a battle of elegance; the nobility of capture.

eating: wil gain riches by changing sources.

offered: wil be complimented by sincere friends.

tuna, eating: your lively independent mind needs to mediate out the fishy order.

tinned: extreme shyness intermittent with bursts of outrage.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

46 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.

Carp (fish Or Action)

One needs to be more understanding of others. ... carp (fish or action) dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Casting (fishing)

1. Stepping out in faith.

2. Prophesying;

3. Prophetic ministry; Eccl. 11:1; Gen. 22:4-13.... casting (fishing) dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Fighting Fish

Dreams of fighting fish represents that you are afraid that if you allowed your angry feelings to surface, you would not know how to stop. You are feeling out of control with your anger. This dream may be suggesting that you seek the help of a mediator, counselor or wise friend to help you sort out your aggression. See Venting Dreams.... fighting fish dream meaning

Strangest Dream Explanations

Fillets Of Fresh Fish

If the fillets, fat or skin of fresh fish is eaten or acquired by a person it means he will acquire wealth and assets from someone. Perhaps from some authority or woman.... fillets of fresh fish dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Fish & Chips

1. Clogs the arteries and stops the flow of life; Gal. 6:8.... fish & chips dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Fish And Chip Shop

1. Church feeding off battered fish (unhealthy believers);

2. Church/organization having a wrong spirit (dirty oil); 1 Cor. 3:2-4; 2 Cor. 11:4.... fish and chip shop dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Fish Bowl

Dreams of a fish bowl represent that you are revealing your true feelings, emotions and intentions seen. Perhaps you are feeling exposed, emotional naked and forthright.... fish bowl dream meaning

Strangest Dream Explanations

Fish/es

1. Souls; Matt. 4:19;

2. Witnessing; Acts. 2:32;

3. Church; Rom. 1:16... fish/es dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Fish / Fisherman / Fishing

See Angel, Ocean. Living life from the depths of the soul and emotions, because fish live in the depths of the sea. Feeling like “a fish in water”—being in one’s element. One feature of fish is their wholeness, since they live exclusively in water (the emotional sphere). Fish are usually voracious eaters and immensely productive. They have no eyelids, sleep with their eyes open, and are always attuned to the world around them. Some fish change their colors according to the circumstances. They are creatures of high sensibility, but they are also cold and can’t be held. In a broader sense, the symbolism of the astrological sign of the fish is also relevant here, where oceanic feelings, trust and mistrust, and the contradictions of willpower and self-defense are at issue. Also, chaos and the absurd belong here, as well as faith—including superstition and disbelief.

If you see yourself fishing, what did you catch? A small fish indicates small Booty: a big fish, big booty.

The fisherman is trying to catch the content of the soul. Since ancient times, in China fish have been a sign of fertility. As far back as Babylonian times, fish appearing in dreams were considered phallic symbols. According to 2nd century dream interpreter Artemidorus, a dead fish represents lost hope.

The fish is also a Christian symbol.

The point when Spring entered the constellation of the fish coincided with the beginning of Christianity.

The salmon of wisdom is part of Irish mythology.

In psychoanalysis, the fish is a symbol of male sexuality- According to Jung, if you are the fish, you can renew yourself in the Water (emotions). Also, according to Jungian psychoanalysis, the fish is the symbol of wholeness. It symbolizes the total person of the dreamer and, more to the point, the emotional side of sexuality. Jung also believed that fish are like thoughts and hunches, which surface from the unconscious.

(In the fairy tale “The Fisherman and His Wife,” we find the 44 wishing-fish.”)... fish / fisherman / fishing dream meaning

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Fish / Fishing

Large bodies of water often symbolize the unconscious, so any sea creature can represent a message from the unconscious or “diving” into the unconscious. Completely at home in the ocean, fish are the best-equipped creatures for exploring its depths, and are thus positive symbols for anyone engaged in therapy or self transformation.

The activity of fishing can indicate a quest, particularly for nourishment, and it can indicate an exploration of the unconscious. Fish can also be sexual symbols and, because of their association with Christianity, can be Christ symbols.... fish / fishing dream meaning

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

Fish Hook

Baiting a fishhook in a dream is a prediction of a passionate new love affair. However, if you dream of getting a fishhook stuck in any part of your body, this is a warning against deceitful friends.... fish hook dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation

Fish Market

To visit a fish market in your dream, brings competence and pleasure.

To see decayed fish, foretells distress will come in the guise of happiness. ... fish market dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Fish-net

To dream of a fish-net, portends numerous small pleasures and gains.

A torn one, represents vexatious disappointments. ... fish-net dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Fish-pond

To dream of a fish-pond, denotes illness through dissipation, if muddy.

To see one clear and well stocked with fish, portends profitable enterprises and extensive pleasures.

To see one empty, proclaims the near approach of deadly enemies.

For a young woman to fall into a clear pond, omens decided good fortune and reciprocal love.

If muddy, the opposite is foretold.... fish-pond dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Fish Restaurant

(See Seafood restaurant)... fish restaurant dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Fish, Sea Creatures

When we will to speak or move, uncon­scious physical and psychological impulses and processes oc­cur to produce the response. These deeply unconscious pro­cesses are often depicted by fish. Also the attitudes and urges we have in common with humanity—the collective uncon­scious, and the impulses or insights arising therefrom—can therefore represent the Self or Christ; sexual drive in connec­tion with reproduction, the many little fishes being sperm. In this sense we are the fish which swam the incredible journey and grew into a human, but is still on the odyssey of life and death.

The fish may be the wisdom we have not yet brought to consciousness, regarding our personal journey in time and eternity. Fishing: creating a receptive state of consciousness which allows the deep insights or processes to become known; trying to find spintual nourishment. Eating fish: inte­grating our inner realisations; partaking of Christ. Eaten by fish: feeling threatened by the unconscious; threat of losing conscious or rational direction of life. Dead fish: non-expres­sion of basic urges. ... fish, sea creatures dream meaning

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Fish Species

Individual fish species impart their own meanings to dreamers. Pay particular attention to the color of the fish as this will add to the interpretation; for example, a purple fish connotes spirituality. When interpreting the meaning of specific fish in your dreams it is also important to bear in mind cultural associations with certain types of fish that may imbue them with extra meaning. For example, if you are familiar with Japanese lore you may equate carp with courage, love or good luck; the dream carp could, however, be pointing to your tendency to carp on or nag at someone in waking life.

While for Freudians, all fish are phallic symbols, the dream image of cod may suggest a yearning for a homely situation, as cod is basic food for lunch or supper. Because of its legendary instinct to find distant spawning grounds, to dream of salmon swimming up a river suggests that home and family are always paramount in your mind, no matter how far you travel. Dream salmon can also suggest single- minded persistence and wisdom. In folklore, solitary trout were sometimes regarded as guardians of the pool and to dream of these fish offers encouragement that you will rise to the top of your chosen profession.

An eel in a dream may symbolize a slippery acquaintance— someone who makes you feel uncomfortable, because they are not to be trusted. According to Freudians, the eel represents temptation and sexual desires. Dreaming of numerous eels writhing in the water therefore symbolizes a longing for sexual orgasm.

If you managed to catch an eel in the dream, this may be a sign of good fortune. Your good luck may, of course, be tempered if you cannot hold your dream eel in your hands and it slips away from you.

If the eel is wriggling, it is a warning that someone of the opposite sex may be trying to impress you, but may have less than honorable intentions.

Jellyfish may suggest feelings arising from the unconscious that are painful, as well as a sense of helplessness or spinelessness.

If jellyfish appear in your dream, you may feel that you’re unsupported at an emotional level. On the other hand, it could imply a sense of drifting aimlessly, lacking backbone and being spineless in some way. A starfish carries the same symbolism as a star, but represents your physical expression or manifestation of your level of connection to your Universal Source.

If sea bass appear in your dream, they may refer to spiritual talents and the generous sharing of them. A pike also refers to spiritual nourishment, whereas a trout denotes a satisfaction with your spiritual development. To dream of catfish can denote a catty, pretentious or arrogant attitude towards your spirituality, whilst clownfish suggest foolish factors connected to your spiritual development.

Because of its association with the term ’ray of light’, a manta ray in your dream may suggest moments of inspiration or intuition. A sea anemone may represent spiritual diversity, sea urchins suggest spiritual immaturity, whilst sea horses relate to spiritual beliefs that are more grounded in fantasy than reality.... fish species dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Fish Tank

To see a well-stocked fish tank predicts luck in business and social affairs.

To dream that you are cleaning a fish tank, suggests that you are changing your emotional expression in a way that will be more acceptable to others. You are censoring yourself and not expressing how you completely feel.... fish tank dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation

Fishbones

(Spikes) In a dream, fishbones represent hypocrisy, backbiting and slander.... fishbones dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Fisherman

To dream of a fisherman, denotes you are nearing times of greater prosperity than you have yet known.... fisherman dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Fishery

(Fresh seafood) A fresh fish salesman in a dream represents a jeweler, one who earns lawful money, knowledge, strive, trickery, exposing secrets or defamation.

To buy a fresh fish in a dream also may mean getting married.

(Also see Seafood restaurant)... fishery dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Fishhook

Symbolic of being caught, Job 41:1 ... fishhook dream meaning

Christian Dream Symbols

Fishhooks

To dream of fishhooks, denotes that you have opportunities to make for yourself a fortune and an honorable name if you rightly apply them.... fishhooks dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Fishing

Attempting to “catch” the desires of one’s heart, i.E.

A salesman seeking clients, a minister winning souls... fishing dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Fishing Boat

(See Boat; Ship)... fishing boat dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Fishing / Fisherman

If you were fishing in your dream, you may be looking for insight into a particular problem in waking life. The dream may also suggest that deep emotions are being brought to the surface. Consider what you were fishing for in your dream; was it compliments, attention or the truth in a difficult or ’fishy’ situation? Did you catch your dream fish in your dream? If you did, it may indicate that you will find that an answer to a long-standing question suddenly pops into your mind. Alternatively, if your catch gasped for breath as it flapped around on the ground, do you feel like a fish out of water in waking life? If it wriggled frantically, could your dream have been drawing your attention to a ’slippery fish’ or elusive person in your real life? If the fish was cold to the touch, could this perhaps refer to someone in your life who is emotionally cold, perhaps even you?

On the other hand, dreams about fishing—particularly ones in which a freshwater fisherman or angler appears—could simply indicate the need for rest and relaxation.

If a fisherman does appear in your dream or you are the fisherman, pay attention to the actions that are performed, as they will help you interpret the dream. Often a fisherman will represent a person, such as a provider, or a concept, such as bravery. This latter is especially the case if he is a deep-sea fisherman. A fishing line refers to a length or measure of spiritual inquiry, a fishing rod signifies a life aspect that can assist you in your spiritual search and a fishing trip symbolizes a desire to gain further information regarding a particular issue. Consider also if you are trying to catch something like a job or a partner in waking life.

If you visit a fish market in your dreams, try to recall the species of fish, the amount you bought and their condition, as a fish market may refer to your own personal spiritual belief system. Finally, because of its Christian association, a fisherman may suggest a priest or someone with priest-like qualities in your dreams.... fishing / fisherman dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Fishing Line

1. Catching fish;

2. The Gospel. Matt. 4:19;

• Fishing Rod

- Tool of evangelism; Jer. 9:8;

• Fish Tank

- Church... fishing line dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Fishing Net

In a dream, a fishing net represents trickery, deception, profits, knowledge, realizing one’s hope, and victory over one’s enemies if one owns a fishing net.

If one sees himself entrapped inside a fishing net, it means that he may be jailed or fall to sickness or marry a rebellious wife, or it could mean money, or a child that will preoccupy him.

A fishing net in a dream also represents a harsh employer, hard working laborers. or an adversity they may suffer. As for a clear minded fisherman who earns his livelihood from a fishing net, seeing a fishing net in a dream represents trials, imprisonment, short breath, or it could mean profits or good news. As for a traveller, seeing a fishing net in his dream means his return home.

A fishing net in a dream also means increasing difficulties for a worried person.

If one who has lost something sees a fishing net in his dream, it means that he will find his lost object.... fishing net dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Fishing Pole

A fishing pole in a dream means a ploy and deception.

The same interpretation goes for all fishing tools and equipment.

It is better to see oneself in a dream holding it, than seeing others fishing with it or carrying it. 164... fishing pole dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Fishing Rod

Being dependent on somebody, or wanting somebody to depend on you, often with sexual undertones (the happy hooker).

To reach for something way down deep (Water). Quiet and contemplation.

Folklore: Disappointment or reaching for success.... fishing rod dream meaning

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Fishing Wire

If fishing wire was strongly featured in your dream, you may have concerns about holding some relationship together.... fishing wire dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation

Fishmonger

he symbolises a leader or chief in the community.... fishmonger dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Fishnet

1. Love affairs.

2. Disappointments (a ripped net).

3. Weather changes.

4. Sexual attraction, pleasures and good fortune (fish­net stockings). ... fishnet dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Fishpond

1. Luck and prosperity (note if the pond is clear or dirty).

2. Possible illness (muddy water).

3. Love will be reciprocated (to fall into a clear pond).

4. The unconscious, a “reflection of self” (note quality of water: clear or muddy). ... fishpond dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Fishtail

To dream of a car fishtailing is symbolic of losing control ... fishtail dream meaning

Christian Dream Symbols

Flying Fish

Deceitful associates and late hours hold especial danger; try to avoid both for some time.... flying fish dream meaning

Mystic Dream Book

Fresh Fish

If they are huge and many they symbolise wealth and assets from the one who acquires them.

If small and many it means he will be afflicted with grief and sorrow.

If one or two, they represent one or two women from who he will derive benefit.... fresh fish dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Gold Fish

Dreams of a gold fish represent the wealth and richness of your emotions and your inner life; recognizing the value of introspection and connection to the divine feminine within the deep end of your ocean.... gold fish dream meaning

Strangest Dream Explanations

Hunting / Fishing

Dreams of hunting relate to the killing of innocence or the search for something important. Surrounding dreamscape details and the type of animal you are hunting will clarify the meaning. Fishing suggests an exploration of your unconscious. See also REPTILES, FISH AND AMPHIBIANS.... hunting / fishing dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Jelly-fish

A scheme is on foot to injure you; be on guard.... jelly-fish dream meaning

Mystic Dream Book

Pearl Fishery

(See Diving; Pearl diver)... pearl fishery dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Reptiles, Fish And Amphibians

According to Jung, fish represent the deepest levels of the unconscious mind.

He suggested that this was due to their cold-blooded nature and their early evolution on earth. Dreams that feature creatures of the sea are therefore indicators of deep-rooted instincts, fears and anxieties that have not been fully uncovered in waking life. Jungians think that fish symbolize a spiritual quest or seeking, whilst other dream interpreters claim that fish symbolize abundance and fertility. Fish are sometimes also recognized as a symbol for Christ and Christianity. Given all these possible interpretations, it is worth focusing on the condition and appearance of the fish and other sea life in your dreams so that you can discover the personal meaning they hold for you.

There are a number of possible interpretations for dreams that feature reptiles and amphibians but in general they suggest danger, energy and the powers of healing and transcendence.

If you are scrupulous in remembering the kind of behavior displayed by the creature in your dream, it should help you identify which feeling or emotion is applicable to your current situation. As with all dream interpretations, when it comes to underwater dreams that feature fish, reptiles and amphibians, it is also important to consider whether your unconscious is using word-play to get its message across.

Creatures of the Deep... reptiles, fish and amphibians dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Salted Fish

Salted fish whether small or big symbolise grief and sorrow caused by a person’s servants, subordinates or brother.... salted fish dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Star-fish

A prize catch in the sea of life; exalted one; see “fishing”... star-fish dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Stuffed Fish

(See Stuffed turkey)... stuffed fish dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Sword-fish

The sword of the word, used to help others; see “knife” and “fish”... sword-fish dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited