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

Whale Dream Meaning: From 30 Different Sources

(1) A whale may symbolize your mother, or femininity in general.

If it looks as though it might swallow you, it may symbolize a dominant mother or a mother-attachment that prevents you from developing as an independent person.

(2) Being swallowed by a whale may symbolize descent into the unconscious (which may be quite terrifying). The result may be the discovery of your true self (which in dreams might be represented by precious stones or other treasure).

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd

The powerful evolutionary drive involved in reproduc­tion, which lies behind individual male or femaleness.

Example: ‘I was leaning over the settee with my hands cupped under my chin looking out of the window.

The view was spectacular, in that it was as if the house was situated on top of a cliff overlooking a huge bay, shaped like a horseshoe, with the house in the middle. From the sea suddenly coming into the bay I could see three enormous whales making their way towards me. As I was staring in amazement they began to transform themselves and come up out of the water as three giant Viking-like figures. They were so huge that the water came up only to their knees and everything was moving so slowly, as they waded towards me. It was the most awe inspir­ing thing I had ever seen in my life’ (Sue B).

The bay, the beautiful sea, the (sperm?) whales/men show Sue touching the most primordial yet inspiring aspects of her own wom­anhood and urge to love.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

See fish, sea creatures.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

The elephant of the sea, the whale, navigates long distances. Traveling in groups called pods, whales can come to assist your navigation through the vast unseen potential of the subconscious.

The sound of the whale is a song that demonstrates the power of music in bnnging about harmony and healing.

The appearance of whales in a dream may indicate a need to migrate to a new environment.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green

Symbolic of running from God, or being devoured by a large problem, Jon. 1:17

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

To understand the symbolic meaning of this majestic animal, consider its habitat.

The ocean represents our deep unconscious mind, and the whale is the animal that breathes air, but can dive to the depths and explore what is under the surface. In this way, the whale is a powerful representation of our ability to connect to emotions and currents that run very deep and are typically hidden from our conscious awareness. When a whale appears in your dreams, the medicine that is present is this ability to dive below the surface to gain great wisdom.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

1. Large influence on people;

2. Capacity to navigate deep things of the word;

3. Prophetic ministry

4. Big fish;

5. Whale is an extremely sensitive creature communicating over long distances, Mathew 12:40.

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand

Of great service; see “fish”

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

As a mammal that lives within water, the whale symbolizes the power of resurrection and rebirth – man’s ability to surpass personal trauma.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

See animals

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

To dream of a whale represents self-awareness.

To dream of a whale indicates a healthy ability to see the spiritual side of your waking existence. It may also imply that there is an aspect of your life, perhaps a project or personal relationship, that has grown too large for you to easily handle.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth

Whales in a dream may represent a relationship or a business project that the dreamer considers too enormous to handle.

The dreamer may fear that they will, in effect, be swallowed up. Alternatively, large bodies of water are symbols of the unconscious, so that a whale, as a mammal at home in the water, can also represent a wholesome relationship between one’s conscious and unconscious mind.

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

Vision: Seeing a whale in your dream: a profitable enterprise is coming to a successful conclusion. See Elephant.

Depth Psychology: This dream is a warning not to be too self-confident or feel so self-important. See Fish.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

(Fish; Jonah; Sea life) In a dream, a whale represents an oath, the temple of righteous people and the prayer mat of the devotees. Seeing a whale in a dream also means strains, depression, loss of rank, or a growing anger. Seeing the whale which swallowed God’s prophet Jonah (uwbp) in a dream means dispelling one’s fears, prosperity for a poor person and the coming relief for someone in distress. In a dream, a whale also represents the chief minister of sea life, while the ocean represents the king or the ruler.

(Also see Fish)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

The feeling of being swallowed up by a task that needs to be completed, like Jonah in the Bible, who was swallowed up by the whale. Also a symbol of the endangered species in the world.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

If your dream includes a whale, you are feeling overburdened by a current project.

If you are the whale, you are skillful at balancing your emotional, physical and spiritual needs.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

Misunderstandings which will be cleared up in time.

A delayed wedding is indicated.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

1. One is concerned with overeating, weight.

2. Something in one’s life looms large, but not necessarily fearsome.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

Dreams of a whale represent that you are in touch with your enormous, oceanic power, intuition and reproductive drive. Grand scale opportunities are flowing to you as you prepare for a whale of a time. This may be a message for you to use your power discriminately and take responsibility for your largess.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

see Animals

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

To dream of seeing a whale approaching a ship, denotes that you will have a struggle between duties, and will be threatened with loss of property.

If the whale is demolished, you will happily decide between right and inclination, and will encounter pleasing successes.

If you see a whale overturn a ship, you will be thrown into a whirlpool of disasters.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

Whales are a symbol of gigantic but selfless strength whose protective power is beneficial. In this way, dreaming that a whale is approaching you portends a great event that will change any aspect of your life, either at personal or professional level.

If you fall into the sea and a whale gobbles you up, it means that you are going through a difficult situation, though it will end shortly. It indicates a positive rebirth in some aspect of your life.

Related to birth, this whale seen in dreams announces a joyful event.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

This big creature is a splendid dream omen signifying protective influences around you, and if you saw the flukes of its tail, freedom from worry will soon be yours.

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

Wisdom or intuition.

A large personality or presence.

Grandiosity or a grand gesture.

Authentic personal power.


Good will.

The subconscious mind.

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; Fish; Dolphin

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman

Emotional power. Perception, intuition. Whale of an opportunity is coming.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

The whale is a mammal that lives beneath the waters and it suggests the power of rebirth, our ability to reinvent our approach to life, or circumstances in life which are holding us back. See also REPTILES, FISH AND AMPHIBIANS.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

In dream lore, whales still carry much of their ancient folk memory. The biblical story of Jonah—reborn spiritually from the belly of a whale—may be echoed in dream symbolism which sees the creature as the womb of nature, wherein the dreamer may undergo spiritual transformation. In dreams the whale is a symbol of power and hope. It offers assurance that a huge force within you is available from which to draw strength, healing and wisdom. The whale is also the symbol of the mother archetype—probably on account of its enormous belly—so if a whale figures in your dream is your unconscious longing to return to feelings of warmth and security associated with childhood? On the other hand if the whale is menacing or tries to swallow you up in your dream is there a mother figure in your life who is overpowering and dominating or has some problem, habit or misunderstanding taken on huge proportions in your life? Or do you simply long for more thrills and stimulation in your life according to the pun having a ’whale of a time’. And does your dream of whales have any connection with wailing or reflect your concern over ecological issues as whales are an endangered species?

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

A dream warning the dreamer of danger (Gypsy).

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig

(see Animals, Fish, Water)

A difficult journey to transformation and enlightenment as in the story of Jonah and the whale. Similar whale myths appear in other cultures too, all of which equate this creature’s belly to a cauldron of change and rebirth, or an initiation.

A whale swimming in deep waters often represents your own search for deeper awareness about yourself or the Universe.

A whale spout is a type of air or wind dream, in which you seek out the breath of life, and perhaps a break from being emotionally or empathically immersed. .Alternatively, this may represent the liberation of positive ideas and energy.

A symbol reflective of the regenerative power of water to refresh your ideas, bring peace and healing, and smooth out the rough spots in life.

Among the Norse, whales have magical power all their own, and would sometimes earn* witches to their destination. So, a whale surfacing from the ocean depths may indicate a surfacing interest in, or ability with, the occult arts.

WTiales have sonar like that of dolphins, making them an emblem of “sounding things out” and knowing your direction in life.

The humpback whale, specifically, reflects finding your own song; a harmony that mirrors your soul, especially with regard to the way you interact in relationships.

The song of the humpback changes every breeding season, reflecting the environmental changes that surround it (see Music).

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

lucky numbers: 16-26-28-32-40-46

bones of: are prone to be conceited and reject appropriate opportunities as beneath you.

catching a: an enemy is seeking your struggles and loss of property.

dolphin on the deck of a ship, a: beware of seducers with emotional power agendas.

engaging in, fishing: an opportunity for recovery of lost money.

killing a: have found the source of good luck, now swal ow up your opponent.

of a: large profits in one check, a wholesome relationship with yourself.

watching a: another is handling wel a project you rejected as too enormous.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

Whale | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Whale

9 dream symbols found for this dream.

Killer Whale

A killer whale in a dream represents spiritual guidance. The killer whale is a dangerous animal which in a dream represents a part of your psyche which has great power but which must be followed carefully. ... killer whale dream meaning

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Killer Whale

To see a killer whale in your dream signifies distrust and suspicious motives. ... killer whale dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation

Killer Whale

There is a shadowy and inflated connection to the depths of awareness that the whale brings. If the dream presents you with the distinction of a killer whale, you are examining fears that live deep below the surface, but are still available to be visited and explored. (See Whale. )... killer whale dream meaning

Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Killer Whale

1. Presents the prophetic;1 Kings 18:402. Dangerous person (appear friendly);3. Predator. Acts 8:18-19. ... killer whale dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Whale Song

You are being called to dive deep and explore emotions and patterns that are hidden just below the surface of your consciousness. (See Whale. )... whale song dream meaning

Complete Dictionary of Dreams


To see or work with whalebone in your dreams, you still form an alliance which will afford you solid benefit. ... whalebone dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


For most people, dreaming about whales is a pleasant experience. These huge water dwelling mammals may be symbolic of the connection that exists between the unconscious and conscious mind. They may represent the dreamer’s level of awareness, perceptiveness, and intuition. Some think that they represent our emotional power or are messengers from the spiritual realms. If the ocean waters were turbulent, and the whale in your dream was unpredictable or on the attack, considers the emotional environment in your every day life. Under such unpleasant dream circumstances, these large animals may represent overwhelming emotional or psychological issue and problem. See also: Dolphin... whales dream meaning

The Bedside Dream Dictionary


Big problems in life. ... whales dream meaning

Expansions Dream Dictionary

White Whale

1. Significant adversary. 2. Challenge. ... white whale dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary