octopus

Dream Interpretation Octopus | Dream Meanings


(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 | Patrica Telesco

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 | Betty Bethards

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 | Martha Clarke

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 | Silvana Amar

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 | Pamela Ball

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 | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

1. Entangled in a problem.

2. The dreamer is trying to con­trol someone.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

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 | myjellybean

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 | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

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 | DreamForth

One with invisible cords that bind and control others, like a puppet on strings

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

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 | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

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 | Ariadne Green

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 | Tony Crisp

See fish, sea creatures, odour See perfume.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

An octopus may symbolize a possessive mother or mother-attachment, preventing you from being your own person.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


Dream Of Octopus | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Octopus

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.

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