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

Quicksand Dream Meaning: From 23 Different Sources


Feelings of insecurity, emotions which take away our confidence or sense of value or adequacy.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

Symbolic of a trap that can kill you, Ps. 69:2

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

This is one of those obstacle symbols that has a shade of meaning connected to emotional overwhelm that is causing you to feel ungrounded. Quicksand is made up of earth and water in a treacherous combination whereby the water is abundant and the makeup of the earth is such that the water is not readily absorbed. Anytime water is present with regard to a symbol, there are issues of emotionality in play. Since quicksand’s water content is essentially imperceptible until you find yourself engulfed in it, your interpretation should reflect this sense of being initially unaware of the danger and the astonishment of discovering that you are suddenly in peril.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

Quick failure; see “foundation” and “sand”

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

Spiritual quicksand suggests a situation where we may be on insecure ground insofar as our beliefs are concerned.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: To find ourselves trapped in quicksand suggests that we have been put in a difficult situation which is not necessarily of our own making.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: In old-fashioned dream interpretation, quicksand represented business difficulties – often due to circumstances beyond our control. Today it tends to signify a lack of security. This is represented by the ground beneath our feet not being stable and indeed being somewhat dangerous.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Universal Landscape: Obstacles to movement; emotional overwhelm.

Dreaming Lens: Were you stuck in quicksand? Was someone else in the quicksand? Were you attempting to save someone or yourself from sliding deeper into quicksand? Was someone trying to save you? Did you successfully avoid falling into quicksand? What environment was the quicksand in?

Personal Focus: Quicksand is Earth and water in a treacherous combination whereby the water is abundant and the makeup of the Earth is such that the water is not readily absorbed. The result is land that appears solid but is anything but, and stepping into it can be dangerous—even deadly. If you or someone else is stuck in quicksand in a dream, it may be reflecting something in your life that is causing you to be stuck and this stuckness may be putting you in some sort of danger.

Any time water is present with regard to a symbol, issues of emotionality are in play. Since quicksand’s water content is essentially imperceptible until you find yourself engulfed in it, your interpretation should reflect this sense of being initially unaware of the danger and the astonishment of discovering that you are suddenly in peril. In this way, the emotionality of the situation inspiring the dream may not be readily apparent. However, once you are immersed in it, there is enough feeling and confusion to drag you down into immobility and overwhelm. This symbol in a dream may be an indication that there are emotional issues that you have not been aware of up until this point. Having been stopped in your tracks by these issues, you are being forced to go deeper (hence sinking into the quicksand) in order to deal with the matter(s) at hand.

If you are the one that is stuck in the quicksand, look to where you may be being brought down by situations in your life, especially where emotional issues need more attention. If someone else is challenged by quicksand, use them as a Character Aspect to identify what elements of your personality are causing you to be stuck. Remember that this image can pertain to any number of dream images that involve obstacles to moving on foot, from cement, to unknown substances or invisible forces. (See also Obstacles.)

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

To dream of being sucked into quicksand indicates you may be in an emotional bind in your waking life.

An activity you are participating in is producing a feeling of judgment, whether of another person or yourself. This may be draining you of important life energy. There is courage needed to pull yourself free from the influences that are keeping you in this negative vortex of attraction.

To dream of pulling another person or yourself from quicksand is alerting you that you can turn around your situation now.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth

Quicksand may symbolize losing one’s footing and sinking into the quicksand of one’s emotions or the unconscious. Dreaming about being in quicksand may reflect circumstances in the business or personal life of the dreamer that are beyond the dreamer’s control.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Getting lost in emotions. Treacherous dangers, lost insights, insecure emotions. See Dunes.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

If you dream of being caught in quicksand, you are troubled by what your inner mind is telling you about a certain situation in real life.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

There is a problem to be avoided.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

Dreams of quicksand denote seduction, gluttony, and entropy. You are getting sucked into a belief system that you inherently know isn’t good or healthy for you. Your dream is giving you the message to get out before it envelops you.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

1- Quicksand signifies a lack of security. In old-fashioned dream interpretation it represented business difficulties.

2- To find ourselves trapped in quicksand suggests that we have been put in a difficult situation that is not necessarily of our own making.

3- Spiritual quicksand suggests a situation where we may be on insecure ground insofar as our beliefs are concerned.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

To find yourself in quicksand while dreaming, you will meet with loss and deceit.

If you are unable to overcome it, you will be involved in overwhelming misfortunes.

For a young woman to be rescued by her lover from quicksand, she will possess a worthy and faithful husband, who will still remain her lover.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

You may be experiencing feelings of helplessness and an inability to get out of a situation in your daily life. This common sense approach can easily be applied and with some effort you can examine your feelings and actions symbolized in this dream.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

A dream of being slowly engulfed in quicksand is a portent of difficulties which can be overcome only by heroic treatment It foretelis quarrels with a lover, or with someone you esteem highly.

If a maiden dreams of being rescued by her sweetheart from quicksand, it predicts an early marriage with a man who will be praiseworthy in everything he does.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

Pulling someone (or something) out of quicksand in your dream predicts a steadily increas- ing income; a dream of sinking in quicksand is a strong warning against mixing or prying into the personal affairs of others. Quicksilver. See under Mer-cury.

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

A real or imagined challenge that seems difficult to escape or recover from.

A perceived “losing situation” in your life, or one that seems to keep getting worse.

See also: Problem; Unstable; Swamp; Mud; Ground

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman

You are stuck in your fear and are going under with it. Get on top of it, expand your perspective, create an inner refuge of safety and harmony through meditation.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

Dreaming of being trapped in quicksand symbolizes feelings of helplessness and an inability to get out of some situation in your daily life.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous

lucky numbers: 03-13-15-16-32-34

being sucked into: are bogged down with emotional debt.

handling: do not be indiscreet about your fear of death.

help another out of the: others’ affairs are off-limits to your nosy prying.

of: are surrounded with many temptations that wil drag you into the mud.

something sinking into: wil be cheated by friends forcing their addictions on you.

others: your wish fulfil ment for those who have harmed you.

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Quicksand | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Quicksand

2 dream symbols found for this dream.

Quicksands

A dream warning you of temptations, dangers and weaknesses of which you are unaware (Raphael). ... quicksands dream meaning

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Quicksands

This dream denotes that you are surrounded with many temptations. Do not be imprudent. ... quicksands dream meaning

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