Meaning of Mollusk / Octopus / Shellfish / Snail Dreams | Dream Interpretation

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If a shelled mollusk, such as a scallop or cowry, caught your eye in your dream, this may suggest female sexuality. Dream shellfish—in the same manner as the crustaceans—represent the defensive shell you may use in waking life to avoid hurt or emotional involvement.

If you came across an oyster in your dream, was the shell open or closed? If the oyster shell was shut, it may be hinting that your unconscious contains a pearl of wisdom. Oysters are also traditionally thought to be aphrodisiacs, so is it time to reinvigorate your love life? If the oyster shell was empty, could your unconscious have been indicating events that have passed you by, or do you think the world is no longer your oyster? If a mussel features in your dream, this may suggest that you are afraid to reveal your soft, pulpy and vulnerable interior and are in a state of hiding. Another interpretation is that you are worried about your state of dependence, having attached yourself to someone or something because you believe that you cannot make it on your own. Consider also the homonym for mussel. Should a clam or clams appear in your dream are you closing up, withdrawing, withholding, avoiding, being reticent or clamming up in some way in waking life? Perhaps you are keeping a secret. Alternatively, it could be that something in your life feels sticky or uncomfortably close, as in clammy. On the other hand it may also imply happiness, euphoria, and that you are as happy as a clam.

If a freshwater or land-based snail featured in your dream, do you wish to creep into your shell or, as snails move slowly, is a project taking longer than you thought in waking life? Other interpretations for snail include: lacking in vitality or enthusiasm, needing to slow down or speed up, being ready to protect or defend yourself, and feeling at home wherever you go.

If slugs feature in your dream, this can suggest any of the following: that you are lacking in energy or vitality, functioning below par, being unenthusiastic or making slow but steady progress. They could also suggest a devious, unmannered or deceitful person, a slug or slime ball, that you are feeling vulnerable, or that you or someone else is being spineless and is acting in a cowardly manner.

Octopuses have numerous tentacles that operate independently, so could your unconscious have been commenting on your multitasking ability? As a sea creature, the octopus carries the energy of emotion and the many ways to hold or connect. In their positive form, these creatures reflect emotional depth and the ability to direct your energy in many directions without losing your center. A dream octopus may therefore suggest successful business deals or any other project involving much multitasking. It may also be associated with a person or situation that has many ways of holding or affecting you, such as a mother or a debt.

If a squid squirted a cloud of black ink in your face in your dream, could this be indicating that emotional conflicts are being obscured rather than confronted?

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Mollusk Octopus Shellfish Snail | Dream Meaning

The keywords of this dream: Mollusk Octopus Shellfish Snail

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Mollusk / Octopus / Shellfish / Snail

If a shelled mollusk, such as a scallop or cowry, caught your eye in your dream, this may suggest female sexuality. Dream shellfish—in the same manner as the crustaceans—represent the defensive shell you may use in waking life to avoid hurt or emotional involvement.

If you came across an oyster in your dream, was the shell open or closed? If the oyster shell was shut, it may be hinting that your unconscious contains a pearl of wisdom. Oysters are also traditionally thought to be aphrodisiacs, so is it time to reinvigorate your love life? If the oyster shell was empty, could your unconscious have been indicating events that have passed you by, or do you think the world is no longer your oyster? If a mussel features in your dream, this may suggest that you are afraid to reveal your soft, pulpy and vulnerable interior and are in a state of hiding. Another interpretation is that you are worried about your state of dependence, having attached yourself to someone or something because you believe that you cannot make it on your own. Consider also the homonym for mussel. Should a clam or clams appear in your dream are you closing up, withdrawing, withholding, avoiding, being reticent or clamming up in some way in waking life? Perhaps you are keeping a secret. Alternatively, it could be that something in your life feels sticky or uncomfortably close, as in clammy. On the other hand it may also imply happiness, euphoria, and that you are as happy as a clam.

If a freshwater or land-based snail featured in your dream, do you wish to creep into your shell or, as snails move slowly, is a project taking longer than you thought in waking life? Other interpretations for snail include: lacking in vitality or enthusiasm, needing to slow down or speed up, being ready to protect or defend yourself, and feeling at home wherever you go.

If slugs feature in your dream, this can suggest any of the following: that you are lacking in energy or vitality, functioning below par, being unenthusiastic or making slow but steady progress. They could also suggest a devious, unmannered or deceitful person, a slug or slime ball, that you are feeling vulnerable, or that you or someone else is being spineless and is acting in a cowardly manner.

Octopuses have numerous tentacles that operate independently, so could your unconscious have been commenting on your multitasking ability? As a sea creature, the octopus carries the energy of emotion and the many ways to hold or connect. In their positive form, these creatures reflect emotional depth and the ability to direct your energy in many directions without losing your center. A dream octopus may therefore suggest successful business deals or any other project involving much multitasking. It may also be associated with a person or situation that has many ways of holding or affecting you, such as a mother or a debt.

If a squid squirted a cloud of black ink in your face in your dream, could this be indicating that emotional conflicts are being obscured rather than confronted?... The Element Encyclopedia

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Octopus

One with invisible cords that bind and control others, like a puppet on strings... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Octopus

1. Entangled in a problem.

2. The dreamer is trying to con­trol someone. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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New American Dream Dictionary

Octopus

You may say, “Who dreams of an octopus?” But people do, and a friend of mine did so just the other night.

If the dream make you happy, it implies that you may be involved in many different activities or adventures.

If there is a negative emotional reaction to the dream, it suggests that unhealthy attachments and entanglements are present in daily life. See also: Animals... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Octopus

Feeling trapped by one’s mother, dependence upon mother, one’s own possessiveness. Hadfield, in Dreams and Nightmares, says that a baby often seizes upon its mother’s breast with this feeling.

The octopus can also symbolise any unconscious fear which may drag us into its realm of irra­tional terror. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Octopus

See fish, sea creatures, odour See perfume. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Octopus

1- Because the octopus has eight legs, it picks up on the symbolism of the mandala (see Mandala). Often the tentacles can have particular significance, indicating that we can be drawn into something that we find frightening and from which we cannot escapc.

2- Creatures that are unusual and are not familiar to us appear in dreams to alert us to certain qualities within ourselves.

The octopus is capable of moving in anv direction and it is this svmbolism we need to be aware of.

3- An octopus can represent the unrestricted movement of the Spirit.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Octopus

(see Animals)

Being entangled by a very possessive personality.

Many hands make light work. Have you sought out assistance from those you know are capable of helping you right now?

An alternative figure for the number eight, a wheel, and a circle.

Inconsistency of words or actions, especially when you feel pressured.

The octopus, like the chameleon, changes color under stress.

Deceiving others through appearance. Both Pliny and Aristotle hypothesized that the octopus changed its colors to fool its prey.

Creativity gone awry. In oceanic cultures, the octopus holds a place in creation myths, but often those that don’t come out quite right.... The Language of Dreams

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The Language of Dreams

Octopus

A scavenger of the ocean depths, this creature comes to take you to the bottom of your subconscious feelings to clear the debns from the sandy floor.

An octopus, with its eight legs and tentacles, may be revealing the psychic hold one may have over another that may hold you back Psychic connections to family or loved ones may be debilitating unconscious agreements that imprison you much like being in the arms of an octopus.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Ariadne's Book of Dream

Octopus

To dream of an octopus implies a sense of being trapped in an unfavorable circumstance. It may also represent your overt possessiveness and overdependence in your present relationship.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Dream Symbols and Analysis

Octopus

Dreams of an octopus represent that you are multi-tasking and attempting to fulfill your various needs, wants and desires.

The Octopus can also symbolize that you have been needy, clingy, desperate, and forgetting the truth, that all that you need is within you. See Eight.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Strangest Dream Explanations

Octopus

Dreaming about an octopus means you are hanging on to something in your life that is holding you back from achieving success.... My Dream Interpretation

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My Dream Interpretation

Octopus

An octopus may symbolize a possessive mother or mother-attachment, preventing you from being your own person.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

Octopus

If swimming suggests perfect balance and harmony in emotional life, cosmic sense of self-propulsion as octopus has eight legs; if grasping at different things means going in too many directions without control; if emerging from the depths of the sea and appearing scary, means fear of unknown emotional depths.... The Dream Books Symbols

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The Dream Books Symbols

Octopus

This dream is rather negative because the presence of an octopus in your unconscious indicates that you experience strong temptations that can harm you. This situation can lead to the absolute decline. (See ABYSS and HELL) ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Octopus

The octopus is the ultimate symbol of flexibility and adaptability. We must add to this the ability to maneuver in the realm of the unconscious, as an octopus’s habitat is the ocean, the symbolic environment that connects us to that which is below the surface of awareness.

The octopus brings powerful medicine in the experience of exploring the depths of your hidden nature when it appears in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Octopus

An octopus in a dream may signify that a situation or a personal relationship has completely entangled the dreamer. Alternatively, the dreamer may be too possessive and clinging in a relationship.

If the dreamer is leaving home or a job in real life, this dream symbol may indicate the dreamer is clinging to a family member (e.g., the person’s mother or spouse) or to the employer or fellow employees.

If the dream has a positive emotional tone, it may show someone involved in many different things.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Octopus

Busy-ness or multitasking.

Going in many directions at once (lots of different thoughts, activities, etc.).

Approaching a problem from many different angles.

Grabby (literally or figuratively).

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; Squid... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

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The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

Shellfish

To find shells empty, loss of time and credit; to find them full, hope of success.

To gather them, merry making and sport (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream

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The Fabric of Dream

Shellfish

Often the defensive shell we use to avoid hurt or sexual or emotional involvement; the female sexual organs. Oyster: also defensive shell, but may link with sexuality through common association; tight lipped; secretive; frigidity. See crab; pearl under jewels. Lacking shell: our naked vulner­ability. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Snail

Snails crawling in your dream, signifies that unhealthful conditions surround you.

To step on them, denotes that you will come in contact with disagreeable people.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Snail

See “slug”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Snail

1. One is traveling slowly but surely.

2. Individualistic, not concerned with impressing others. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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New American Dream Dictionary

Snail

Asnail in a dream means that one will move away from his place or town.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Snail

A symbol of a wicked person, Ps. 58:8. Snails can also symbolize slowness... Christian Dream Symbols

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Christian Dream Symbols

Snail

Vulnerability, its shell depicting our defence against being hurt; feelings of repulsion for some people. Probably repulsion regarding ‘squirmy’ feelings regarding their body or sexuality. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Snail

Retreat, being overly sensitive, inhibition and lack of contact. This dream symbol appears often when one’s shyness collides with the desire for an energetic lifestyle. Are you facing risks with courage? Or retreating into your shell? This dream symbol is also a challenge to make life a little easier and to follow your own Rhythm. According to Freud, a sexual symbol.

Folklore: Lack of moderation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

Snail

1- The snail appearing in dreams may engender a feeling of repulsion in some people. It docs, however, also represent vulnerability and slowness.

2- From a psychological point of view, the snail suggests steadiness and self-containment.

To be moving at snail’s pace suggests direct planned, careful movement.

3- Spiritually; because of the spiral shape of its shell, the snail is a natural symbol of the labyrinth (see Labyrinth).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Snail

You seem to be making slow and steady progress, but if you stop to examine things, you will find you are going in the wrong direction.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Snail

Dreams of a snail signify that you are taking your time and practicing patience. Your dream may be giving you the message to stop being in such a rush, and to trust that even if your progress appears to be slow, you are making deliberate and distinct strides forward, and are leaving a legacy trailed behind you. This dream may also be revealing your feelings of vulnerability, and you are attempting to protect yourself from being hurt. See Shell.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Strangest Dream Explanations

Snail

The snail shell symbolizes the perfection of nature’s creativity, which is also echoed in mathematical fractals (repeated patterns).

The spiral shape of the snail shell is symbolic of the labyrinth.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

Snail

Psychological / emotional perspective: From a psychological point of view, the snail suggests steadiness and self-containment.

To be moving at snail’s pace suggests direct planned, careful movement.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

Snail

Material aspects: The snail appearing in dreams may engender, because of its sliminess, a feeling of repulsion in some people. It does, however, also represent vulnerability and slowness, along with the type of apparent rootlessness seen in the wanderer.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

Snail

To see a snail in your dream suggests that you are being overly sensitive. You may feel shy but wish to be more outgoing and energetic. Alternatively, it suggests that you are making steady progress toward a goal. You just need to go at your own pace.... My Dream Interpretation

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My Dream Interpretation

Snail

Crawling at a snail’s pace; not moving along very well with growth and learning. Break out of your shell and get on with it.... The Dream Books Symbols

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The Dream Books Symbols

Snail

The image of a snail is related to several meanings: the upward spiral, female and male sexuality, the notion of slowness in the course of things, and also infidelity. However, a snail in dreams can be interpreted as an indication of introspection and shyness.

If in the dream the snail eats plants and flowers, it announces the loss of job due to negligence or laziness; if it shows its horns, infidelity; if it stays in the shell, sympathy for the characters that presented in the episode. If, however, it moves towards the dreamer it suggests delays in business.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Snail

The general association that most people have with the snail has to do with its very slow pace.

A snail in a dream may be asking you to consider the value of moving slowly.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Snail

We often association snails with slowness, and a dream about snails could relate to our sense of something moving as a “snail’s pace” or a communication arriving via “snail mail.” Alternatively, as an animal with a hard shell, a snail can represent someone’s psychological shell.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Snail, Snail Shell

Symbol: The snail is a symbol of resurrection and also virginity. Vision: Seeing a snail: your mono should be “slowly but surely”! A snail retreating into its shell: you expect something from someone, but are being kept in suspense. Eating snails: you are trying the patience of another person to the limit! Crushing a snail underfoot: your carelessness is putting you at a great disadvantage—serves you right!

Depth Psychology: The snail symbolizes your sensitivity and vulnerability.

The snail shell is a sign that you are looking for a retreat or just to be left alone. See Turtle.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Dreamers Dictionary

Snails

To dream of a snail implies that you are easily riled up or upset. You shouldn’t allow yourself to get annoyed so easily. You want to express your individuality, but something seems to be holding you back. It may also indicate that you are slowly reaching your objectives. Travel at a speed that feels comfortable for you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Dream Symbols and Analysis

Snails

Intemperance and inconstancy.... Mystic Dream Book

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