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The Meaning of Fish in Dreams

Updated on April 15, 2016
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Dreaming of Fish

Dreams of fish swimming often represent insights from your unconscious mind, especially when associated with the ocean. Catching a fish represents insights which have been brought to the surface.

Dreaming of Fish Eggs

Eggs are often associated with potential and new beginnings. Seeing fish eggs in your dream may represent a new idea or new direction that is emerging from your unconscious.

Fish and Fertility

Fish are often seen as a symbol of fertility and personal growth. Seeing a fish swimming in your dream may symbolize conception. People often associate the image of sperm with fish in the ocean. Some women dream of swimming fish when they get pregnant.

The fish's place within the food chain may reveal a lot to the dreamer about where they think they are socially, their level of confidence, and their sense of power.
The fish's place within the food chain may reveal a lot to the dreamer about where they think they are socially, their level of confidence, and their sense of power. | Source

A Play-on-Words With "Fish"

Common fish-related phrases may link the dreamer to the meaning of his/her fish dream. Consider the following: "like a cold fish," "fish out of water," or something that is "fishy" about a situation. Depending upon the nature of the fish, you may also want to consider phrases associated with being "lured" or "hooked" to something (or someone). A dream fish may also imply a slippery or elusive situation. Perhaps your dream could be telling you that "there are plenty of other fish in the sea" in regards to some relationship issue. Lastly, the dream could relate to "fishing for compliments" and show that you are have a need for attention and recognition.

Eating or Cooking Fish in a Dream

Cooking and eating are often associated with nourishing the soul and are looked upon as spiritual in general.

Eating fish in a dream is often symbolic of the dreamer's beliefs, philosophy, or spirituality. Eating fish shows you are incorporating your new realizations into your identity. Cooking fish in a dream means the same thing as eating it but is focused more on preparation and the process the dreamer is undertaking in order to incorporate new information, new concepts, and new discoveries into who they are as a person in their waking life. How the dreamer is preparing the fish may give important insight into what the dreamer is struggling with during this inner transformation.

Cleaning Fish: Related to cooking and eating fish, cleaning fish in a dream suggests that you are altering your emotional expression in a way that will be presentable and acceptable to others. The dreamer is censoring him/herself and not expressing how he/she completely feels.

Dreaming of Dead Fish

A dead fish in a dream signifies disappointment and loss. This loss may be associated with power/wealth, an idea, a spiritual chapter of one's life, or infertility. Since fish are often associated with the unconscious, a dead fish may symbolize something old giving way to new growth and potential.

Death is an important symbol in dreams and can have both positive and negative associations for the dreamer. It is important to decipher if the dream is about an ending or a new beginning and if it is positive or negative for the dreamer. Ending something prematurely could have negative consequences, yet holding onto something too long can stunt the dreamer's personal growth and development.

Two fish in two separate bowls may relate to feeling disconnected from others.
Two fish in two separate bowls may relate to feeling disconnected from others. | Source

Dreaming of a Fish Tank or Fish Bowl

A fish tank is the container of our emotions. The size and general quality of the fish tank will show the dreamer what state their emotions are in. Fish tanks in general indicate that the dreamer may be compartmentalizing their emotions, which may lead to losing touch with their full being. Dreaming of a fish tank may show you how you keep your feelings in check. If you are watching the fish in a fishbowl, you may feel detached from society, as if your life is going nowhere or that you are swimming in circles in life.

Dreaming that you are living in a fish tank or bowl may mean you are feeling detached from society, but may also mean that you are feeling the pressure of those around you. Consider the phrase of "living in a fish bowl." Fish in fish bowls have nowhere to hide (catching them is like "shooting fish in a barrel"). The dreamer may feel judged, criticized, and scrutinized by others. This dream is most often associated with a family unit, a school setting, or a workplace.

Dreaming of catching a larger fish than anticipated may mean the dreamer feels he/she may not be able to handle what  he/she is dredging up from the unconscious, that the idea or information is too large for them to handle.
Dreaming of catching a larger fish than anticipated may mean the dreamer feels he/she may not be able to handle what he/she is dredging up from the unconscious, that the idea or information is too large for them to handle. | Source

Dreaming of Someone Fishing

A fisherman in dreams suggests the dreamer is trying to catch something in his/her waking life.

Dreaming of fishing could mean the dreamer is confronting repressed emotions and bringing them to the surface. Ice fishing suggests the dreamer is breaking through a hardened emotional barrier and confronting difficult feelings from the unconscious.

Be careful with over-interpreting a dream. Fishing could also simply mean the dreamer needs leisure and relaxation.

Dreaming of a Fishing Rod

A fishing rod in a dream represents the tools and motivation you have necessary for your quest and exploration of your unconscious mind. You are ready to confront issues and emotions you have suppressed. Dreaming of the fishing rod may indicate to you that you are going to embark on an internal journey of self-discovery. If your dream is focused on the tools and planning and not the act of fishing, this may show that you are preparing for this personal quest and are close to gaining insight.

Dreaming of Fishhooks

Fishhooks in dreams may refer to an idea that you need to "catch." The dream may also indicate that you are getting hooked on something. A fishhook may also mean you are being tricked or manipulated into doing something or buying into a false idea.

Dreaming of Jellyfish

Jellyfish in dreams can mean a few different things, depending on the type of jellyfish; some can sting and are very dangerous while others are simply harmless and spineless. A jellyfish may represent painful memories that are emerging from your unconscious. There may be hidden hostility or aggression in some aspect of the dreamer's waking relationships or situation. Dreaming of a jellyfish may also indicate feelings of inadequacy, uncertainty, and a lack of self-esteem. Perhaps you are having trouble standing up for yourself in a specific situation in your waking life or perhaps you feel as though you have no spine and are not upholding your morals and what you believe and stand for.

If the jellyfish in your dream seems like a positive symbol, it may relate to going with the flow. Jellyfish move with the ocean. Perhaps you've been swept up by something larger than yourself and have found serenity.

Christian Fish Symbol
Christian Fish Symbol

Dreaming of Fish: The Christian Perspective on Dreams

The fish is also an ancient symbol of Christianity and dreaming of a fish may refer to the dreamer's beliefs and experiences within the Christian church. Look in any illustrated Christian book and you will find images of Jesus on a fishing boat. Even the apostles were referred to as fisherman or "fishers of men." Common proverbs such as, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime" may also give meaning to a dream of fish.

Here are Bible verses which mention fish:

  • Mark 1:17: "Come after Me, and I will make you fishers of men."
  • Matthew 12:40: "...Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."
  • Matthew 14:17: "And they said to Him, 'We have here only five loaves and two fish.'"
  • Luke 5:6: "And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking."
  • Luke 24:42: "So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb."
  • John 21:6: "And He said to them, 'Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.' So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish."
  • 1 Corinthians 15:39: "All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fish, and another of birds."

According to Albatrus.org: "When threatened by Romans in the first centuries after Christ, Christians used the fish [symbol to] mark meeting places and tombs, or to distinguish friends from foes."

The fish symbol is still used to signify Christianity today. We often see fish bumper stickers on cars, for instance, as we drive on the highway or people with fish symbols on necklaces or t-shirts.

Dreaming of Fish: Alternative and Cultural Perspectives

Dreaming of a fish may relate to historical and/or cultural meanings of fish. Perhaps the dreamer is either from, is influenced by, or has studied these cultures.

  • Pagan: Great Mother goddess was often depicted as a fish or a woman with a fish over her genitals.
  • Chinese: Kwan-yin was often symbolized as a fish.
  • Indian: The goddess Kali was called the "fish-eyed one."
  • Egyptian: Isis was called the great fish of the abyss.
  • Greek: The Greek word "delphos" means both fish (dolphin) and womb.
  • Astrology: Fish are often associated with the astrological sign of Pisces.
  • Mediterranean: Various religions used fish, wine, and bread for their sacramental meal.
  • Scandinavian: Fish was eaten in the great goddess Freya's honor. The sixth day of the week was named "Friday" after her.
  • Middle Eastern: The goddess of Ephesus was depicted as a woman with a fish over her genitals.

A note on requests for interpretations

Comments are welcome. Although I sometimes interpret dreams in the comments section, due to overwhelming requests, answers will only be provided to Hubbers with at least one published Hub. All others can feel free to access Sue B's website for more in-depth feedback.

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    Sue B. 11 months ago

    Kristen Howe-

    Thank you for your comment and for sharing your dream experience. I have often heard authors tend to integrate dream experiences in their creative works. What an interesting symbol to weave into your writing!

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    Kristen Howe 15 months ago from Northeast Ohio

    Sue, this is a great hub about fish symbols in dreams. I did have a jellyfish dream a decade ago that made a small appearance in one of my novels. Nice work!

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    Sue B. 3 years ago

    ellabr-

    Thank you for submitting your daughter's dream. How old is she? Being in water just above her head would relate to feelings of overwhelm. Since she is frightened of this fish, I would wonder if she is has associated this feeling with this image and is now carrying this fear. My only suggestion to cope with the fear is to explore fish further and begin to study them and learn about them. I would also suggest attempting to identify what feels overwhelming and help her break down the issue into smaller and more understandable pieces.

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    Sue B. 3 years ago

    Ginger77-

    Thank you for sharing your dream. In your dream, this fish seems to be related to fertility and may also relate to insights. Since it is a plaque and not an actual fish, you are still getting a representation of the symbol and not quite the real thing. This would show me that you still aren't in touch with the whole message so the confusion about the meaning would make sense. Do you want to be pregnant? Are you pregnant? Pregnancy could also relate to being pregnant with promise and the potential to grow and develop. Will something you create or put forth begin to have a life of its own?

  • ellabr 3 years ago

    My daughter had a dream that She was in water just above her head and She was feightened because there was a 1.5 foot long fish about five inches from her face..She can't stop thinking about this fish that keeps

    Freighteing her... What does this dream mean?

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    Sue B. 3 years ago

    Wbelinda-

    Thanks for sharing your dream:

    *** For years I have had the same dream once in a while about me forgetting that I have a fish tank and I have not fed of taken care if it for so long that there's almost no water in it but my fish are still alive. Last night I had a dream that a fish was swimming around my head biting me and getting caught in my hair. But I wasn't in water. I'm 42 and no chance of becoming pregnant. I read that that why I'm dreaming about fish. I really want to know why I keep having those dreams. Thank you.***

    My first impression about your dream is that fish are representing emotions for you and the fish tank would be a place in which you store your emotions. The dream sounds like it is highlighting self-neglect. When fish are biting you and getting caught in hair, I would wonder if that relates to how your thoughts and beliefs are getting in the way of your emotional management and emotional expression.

  • Ginger77 3 years ago

    Last nite In my dream I kept seeing a grey stone plaque on a wall with a fish design in the middle of it all of it stone and a deep voice was repeating in my ear you are pregnant it was a really deep n clear voice male I think but I couldn't see anyone and don't recall anything else about just the stone n voice. is it my angel trying to tell me something can u tell me the meaning it was a very clear strong dream like it was real

  • Wbelinda 3 years ago

    For years I have had the same dream once in a while about me forgetting that I have a fish tank and I have not fed of taken care if it for so long that there's almost no water in it but my fish are still alive. Last night I had a dream that a fish was swimming around my head biting me and getting caught in my hair. But I wasn't in water. I'm 42 and no chance of becoming pregnant. I read that that why I'm dreaming about fish. I really want to know why I keep having those dreams. Thank you.

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    Sue B. 3 years ago

    Focail-

    My first impression of your dream about a fish growing in your ear is that you may have heard something that has caused a painful insight into self, into the world, into a relationship , etc. Since your ear was bleeding, it would show you that you are losing energy over this new knowledge. It may be time to rebalance yourself.

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    Sue B. 3 years ago

    AnexRavensong-

    This dream about the beta fish sounds like it refers to emotions you are burdened with and have attempted to disown. Your husband could be symbolizing an aspect of self but he could also be demonstrating your relationship's dynamic. Has your marriage in some way brought forth feelings you were hoping to bury? Are you angry these feelings keep coming to the surface?

    The fish babies could relate to either the problem or feelings growing in size or it would relate to potential new growth you are not happy about. I did find it interesting you want the female removed and the male to care for the babies. It made me wonder if you are attempting to remove yourself and leave your husband with dealing with stressors or difficult emotional situations.

    This dream may be prompting you to take on a new approach, attempting to hide from these feelings are only making them grow more and would increase a sense of overwhelm.

    Since the army is also in this dream, it could refer to authority within your life. Do you feel someone is forcing you in some way to confront something you do not feel you need or want to?

  • Focail 4 years ago

    Hi I had a dream that something was growing in my ear and got larger and larger and painful and my face swelled up. Then a few minutes later I felt the tail of a fish and my friend pulled out a large like goldfish from my ear and it was so painful and the fish was still alive. It had been growing in my ear. Then after it was out my ear dropped with blood. If you could let me know the meaning that would be great thanks.

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    AnexRavensong 4 years ago from France

    Today I dreamt that I came home to find my husband had bought a fish. Apparently we had a male betta and he bought a female betta so there would be eggs and baby fish. When I found out, I yelled at him to take the female out after so the male could take care of the babies (there were eggs in the bubble nest). I was a bit mad to find he had spent money we didn't have to buy a fish and now we would have babies to take care of too. The most shocking part was that when he took out the female betta, she was HUGE! About the size of a basketball, she had some words on her back (as if she was in a container that was too small with raised words on it and they left marks), I couldn't make them out. I complained at my husband for spending so much money on the fish and he told me that "it's ok, the army paid for it". (He is not in the military & would never be accepted due to esotropia, also he is French and we reside in France) We put the fish in a shallow aquarium on the ground with another aquarium inside that one laying on its side to make a kind of cave. I remember being very angry about this giant fish that we had no place to keep properly and no money to feed it, the male and coming babies.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    LFF-

    Thank you for sharing your dream. The small fish in this dream sounds as though it could represent "there are other fish in the sea" and you had trouble catching one. This may show you that you still have some feelings about your ex and are working things out for yourself. The unknown house would represent you and could show you that you are not fully aware of yourself and your feelings. The person underwater in a swimming suit could be you navigating your emotions and sounds like a positive symbol.

    A car tends to represent our ability to navigate our path in life. The very big fish sounds like it could be a very big insight from your unconscious or a very big relationship potential. It sounds like this is where you feel you are headed. I would view this as a very positive dream unless your feelings are indicating otherwise.

  • LFF 4 years ago

    In my dream i saw me in an unknown house, near to a window, and i was talking to my ex girlfriend on the phone. I asked her how was she doing, if she was ok. Then i saw a person, with a swimming suit, underwater, trying to catch a small fish with a harpoon, with no success. In this particular part of the dream, the house, and myself, were gone. There was only water, the fisherman and the fish. After that scene, i was again at the window and i watched a very big fish emerge out of the waters, with a car behind it.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    les-online-

    It sounds like you were influenced by your book; however, the fish sound like a metaphor for deeper emotions you may be becoming aware of. A fish within a fish gives me the sense of going deeper or peeling back layers like an onion. Since you feel bad for the salmon and kill it, I wonder if you are feeling bad emotionally some way and block the expression of the emotion.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    jrfish05-

    This is an interesting fish dream. it sounds like the fish could relate to emotions you may ignore or compartmentalize. These could be emotions coming into your awareness. Since you run from one, it sounds like you are running away from engaging in your feelings. Since you do not want to touch it, it sounds like you do not want to be in touch with these feelings.

    You may want to try to visualize the dream and get in touch with the fish and try to get to know them. it sounds like you are managing your emotions in a way that is not good for you and you may need to get in touch with these emotions even if they are unpleasant.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    the2cyn-

    Water/ocean typically represents our unconscious and/or emotions. The fish-man would be a part of self that is more aware of our emotions. Since he is slaughtering people, I would wonder if you struggle with feeling threatened by your feelings. The people you see in the cavern would relate to aspects of self that are coming into your awareness. The secret of immortality could be spiritual knowledge for you or the secret to preserving what is important to you as you continue to confront what is in your subconscious.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    debrakz-

    Thank you for sharing your dream. This sounds like a part of your unconscious you are attempting not to disturb or confront and are finding ways to navigate and deal with it. The cat would also represent an aspect of self- perhaps instincts. The shark sounds like it is what threatens you. It sounds like tiptoeing around a part of self is a lot of work and is confining, perhaps you could explore this part of self further.

  • les-online 4 years ago

    I dreamed last night of pulling a live salmon from the belly of a larger white-gray fish. The salmon flopped around and I felt bad for it, so I pressed its mouth down into the mud to kill it quickly. I had been reading a book set in Alaska that did describe gutting fish, so that clearly played a part! But wondering why I pulled up this image of all things. Certainly there was no fish within a fish in the book!

  • jrfish05 4 years ago

    Hi Sue,

    I had a dream 2 nights ago about 2 fish sitting side by side on the dresser in my apartment. One fish was a dark grey color in a bowl. It was such an unassuming color and had such a complacent mood that it wasn't until my eyes scanned past it, and I did a double take that I saw that it was a fish. It wasn't until I woke up that I realized that it was pretty large for the clear fish bowl that it was in. It didn't appear uncomfortable or skirmish though, it was oddly calm. Then to the right of it was a large very bright orange/yellow fish out of water sitting on the dresser next to the grey one. I remember thinking for a split second that it was dead, but I noticed its eyes close. It then clicked to me that it was alive. As soon as I realized it was alive, it jumps up and starts chasing me. All of this takes place in my apartment which appeared as it usually does. The bright orange fish didn't seem mean or like it wanted to hurt me, but I felt a need to run from it. At one point I went in my closet to escape it and closed the door because the fish was close behind. I noticed that I had accidentally caught the fish in the door and felt scared that I hurt it. Its body looked misshapen in the middle as it retreated a little, but I somehow I knew I hadn't damaged it beyond a point it would heal from. I kind of feel like it wanted me to pick it up and maybe (wasn't too sure) wanted me to put it in some water. I hoped some guy that i knew only in the dream, would come by so that he could put it in the water. That's all I remember from the dream. For some reason I think I was grossed out at the thought of touching the fish, but knew deep down that if it needed my attention, that I would prob get over it like everything else that needs to be done that I don't initially want to do. Do you know what this could mean? Im a pisces by the way, lol.

  • the2cyn 4 years ago

    I had a strange dream involving a strange fish-man who was going around town slaughtering people. Then somehow I ended up in a strange cavern filled with water, with small mounds on all four sides, with people of all ages standing on them. The people told me that the fish-man's waters held the secret to immortality.

    I'd be interested in what this dream means.

  • debrakz 4 years ago

    I was dreaming there was an oblong tank (4x10) and i was standing on the edge, up against a wall watching a small (3 foot)shark swim around and wanted to get to the other side to get down without attracking the sharks attention. My cat started running across the water as if it was glass and jumped down. The shark started swimming a bit faster and I jumped to the other side and rolled onto the floor.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    angel200002-

    Thank you for sharing your dream. I would find this dream positive. The fish jumping up could symbolize the exciting new insights you are receiving from your unconsciousness. Your friend could represent a supportive relationship or an aspect of self that you are also becoming closer to.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    mirajo-

    Thank you for sharing a dream in your comment.

    These fish sound like they could represent emotions and unconscious aspects of self. The dead fish could reflect losses, things you have disowned, or things that you have neglected. Perhaps you have mixed emotions in your waking life. The tote in some ways sounds like it is a way you are processing emotional baggage. It is too full and you are sorting. The fish that are alive may relate to your personal expression blue) and your spirit (gold). The dead fish may relate to disowned or represssed aspects of self or lost opportunities and past issues bogging you down. You do look at the bright side of things and focus on eating the fish. Perhaps this sorting is spiritually or emotionally nourishing for you. Perhaps you are also finding a new way to reclaim and integrate these fish into yourself. Since it is your mother's favorite fish, perhaps it relates to your relationship with your mother or her influence over you and/or your life.

  • angel200002 4 years ago

    I had a dream yesterday my Friend and I was roming near seashore and we saw 2 fishes jumping out of the sea back to back....Can you please tell me what is the meaning of this ? I clearly remember this dream and not able to forget that ...

  • mirajo 4 years ago

    Hello Sue,

    My dream has left me feeling puzzled yet pleasant. In my dream there was a tote of fish sitting in front of my front door. I looked in to the tote and called my mother. I asked her did she realized that most of her fish had died. I was thinking of and calling these fish cat fish because they looked like catfish and that's my mothers favorite fish. However the fish were all different colors and sizes. There was one medium size fish which was gold like a gold fish. The smallest fish was shiny silver and about the size of a smelt it was dead. The largest fish was a grayish looking silver and it was dead. The one and only gold color fish was alive and swimming. There was also a blue fish and it was alive. It was difficult to see all the fish so I don't know how many were live and how many were dead. I think there was a total of about 25 fish in this tote. I tried to pick it up and carry it to the kitchen to remove the dead fish and try to save the living ones. I was thinking about all the cat fish we were gonna eat for dinner. As I lifted the tote the water begin to splash around and one of the dead fish almost spilled out. I could see the live gold fish at the top and I didn't want to risk him falling out. I put the tote back on the floor and started to drag it towards the kitchen but it was still rocking and too full. So I went to get another container to remove the dead fish. I had mixed emotions. I was sad that they were dead but happy I was about to eat good. One thing that has me puzzles is the fact that they were catfish. My fish of choice is buffalo. So this has me thinking that this dream has something to do with my mother who loves catfish.

    Additional info: I am my mothers primary caregiver. I have never had children. My mother can no longer had children. I am hoping to have children one day very soon.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    MrsDeJuan-

    Your dream about giving birth to a fish may relate to a new potential for growth recently realized. Has something come into your awareness recently? This dream sounds like it could be right at the point where you are just beginning to see something new. At first you don't know what it is and it seems rather gross. Then you begin to see more to this thing and realize it is a whole fish. I would associate the fish as something from your unconscious that is now coming into your awareness. It can represent something spiritual, something emotional, or an important aspect of self that has been "asleep."

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    KDV775-

    Your dream sounds like a nice one! Being the fish would relate to navigating the unconscious or the unknown symbolized by the ocean. This would relate to your ease in your travels. Since you are almost eaten, it would relate to fears that you are threatened. If we accept things that are larger than us we often almost lose ourselves or our concept of our identity. This sounds like something you needed to adjust to. Cleaning off your fins and tail could relate to releasing emotions and negativity so that you can continue to move ahead.

    Overall, I would find this to be a very positive dream of personal development and growth.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Kami9510-

    The ocean can often represent our unconscious in our dreams. To be breathing easily underwater would relate to exploring your unconscious comfortably. The guy would be an aspect of self within the unconscious that is slowly entering your awareness. You do not see his face yet because it is still unfamiliar to you. Cuddling with him could represent a reconnection.

    The fish would also represent what is bubbling up from the unconscious into your awareness. Overall, this is a powerful dream about achieving peace within self.

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    MrsDeJuan 4 years ago from Australia

    Hello to all,

    I'm hoping that someone can give me a clear peace of mind regarding my dream last night, it's really fresh on my memory right now so I'm going to share it straight away before I miss anything. Please bear with me as I share to you which keep me puzzling because this is actually the second time I dream this.

    It goes like this:

    As I was lying down i felt my stomach had a kick and something was poking me like when you're pregnant the baby kicked, it's a feeling like that, but it's not exactly like that. When it kicked, I started feeling that the lump is starting to grow (i can almost feel the sensation of the movement and kick) and it feels like it wanted to come out, and as it tried to push upward I felt the movement and a shape like a capsule.

    In my dream I know I'm watching it and I'm trying to follow where it's going. It went slowly down towards my uterus then cervix; then out it goes. At this time, It felt like it's so real as it slowly went down and I saw from my panty liner what it looks like a ball of blood; then I look up, there I saw this medium size capsule on top of a little bench, then all of a sudden it became a round shape. (If it was real) it didn't took more than a minute and that "thing" started to decomposed then explode.

    Seeing that it was opened, I saw what it looks like a FISHTAIL...then i look around it, I saw other stuff like other stones or a blab or a jellyfish head type. Then i look at it again.. there i saw a "WHOLE FISH".

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    This is my second dream, the first one was when i felt the poke and the movement,then that was it.. last night was the continuation and the ending. I'm not really sure if it's the ending.

    Can any one, help me interpret this dream. I've Google search this but there's just too many to put things in relevant.

    I would truly appreciate if any medium perhaps can reach to me by reading my dream.

    Thank you so much

  • KDV775 4 years ago

    Hello Sue, so glad I found your page! I had a dream that I was a fish swimming in the ocean. I almost got eaten but I got away and then someone helped me by cleaning off my fins and tail which I felt glad about and I kept swimming... It was so strange - I can't wait to see your analysis ;)

  • Kami9510 4 years ago

    So in my dream i was floating in the ocean. the water was clear but I was breathing as if the water was air so in other words I was breathing normal underwater. there's also a guy, who I couldn't see his face, but we were floating and spooning/cuddling at the same time first it was me behind him holding him and then it was he behind I holding me. fish were swimming around us and also like really really big fish or animals or something was swimming around us as well. everything was calm and peaceful. Like the fish weren't upset or anything like that. the guy and I were to spooning like we were trying to go to sleep...but instead of us being in a bed we were instead floating in the open ocean under water. what does this mean? I'm a 20yr old female.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Betty-

    This dream sounds like it could relate to biting off more than you can chew or not being able to swallow everything you have attempted to take in. this could relate to feeling like a message, a belief, a directive has been shoved down your throat. Regardless- this dream sounds like you are unable or unwilling to handle it and are now rejecting it.

    Although this is rather gross, i would say this is symbolic of something related to thoughts and emotions and not actually physical. The toilet could relate to how you are managing your emotions and ridding yourself of emotional residue.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    LHTcertified-

    The closet is another symbol of hiding something or repressing something. If fish tend to relate to what is bubbling up from our subconscious, this dream is a double symbol. These fish are the things you can't seem to avoid and ignore any longer. Its time to come out of the closet with something and reveal your true feelings, true self, true thoughts.

  • Betty 4 years ago

    Hello my dream was about me pulling chunks of fish fillet from my throat then I was flushing them down th toilet any idea of what this dream means?

  • LHTcertified 4 years ago

    Had a dream that there were four big fish in the closet I opened the door and the fish fell out. What does that mean?

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    sonia430-

    your dream makes me curious to know what has been going on for you lately. The gold fish could represent aspects of your subconscious that you have cherished and have nurtured. What has disrupted this for you?

    The fish are dying which could relate to you not getting something you need. Do you feel like a fish out of water at all lately? Something is not working in this dream. The question I have is, are you not getting something you need because of a disruption outside of yourself (stressful situation for example) or are you not getting something you need because of the way you are managing your emotions and unconscious? Although the beginning of the dream sounds pleasant and you believe you are taking good care of them, is compartmentalizing and isolating what these fish represent working? Do you need to get in touch with something within your psyche and face something important?

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    hi The Big Dreamer-

    Your dream gives me the impression that you are beginning to get in touch with some unconscious emotions and information that has previously been outside of your awareness. Since the water is shallow, you have not gone too deep just yet and are taking things slow. Overall, it is a positive dream- increased awareness is important for our personal growth & development. It sounds like you are becoming aware of maybe some icky feelings and it is positive you have not reacted in fear and continue to sit with what you are learning.

  • sonia430 4 years ago

    I had a scary dream that I had this large tank of gold fish and I was trying to save them. They were all gold fishes and actually I have a 10 gallon fold fish tank. I take good care of them. Well, in this dream I had a large tank and all of them were dying. Somehow they got out and I was trying to put them back into the large fish tank. I could see their mouths gasping...In the dream I was so sad as most had died and I could even smell them..I woke up with my heart pounding..

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    Tasha Matt-

    I would associate your dream with bringing unconscious emotions to the surface. Since you worry it will try out and you throw water on it, I wonder if this could relate to preventing a "fish out of water" feeling and being careful to handle this emotion/insight carefully.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Emily,

    Dreaming of your biggest enemy could relate to your biggest enemy within yourself. Perhaps the best way for you to battle character flaws is to increase your overall awareness of self. Fish are often representative of self-awareness and what we are becoming aware of within our unconscious.

  • The Big Dreamer 4 years ago

    Good Day Sue.

    I had a dream this week where I was sitting in shallow water, probably a river or so. I was enjoying the water and the fish in my dream were very distinct. I was a little grossed out by them because they were swimming really close to me, I often felt them touching my legs. I do believe that they were the focus of my dream, I wasn't uncomfortable where I was but I am naturally scared of fish and a lot of other animals, reptiles, insects and the like... The dream has been sticking with me for the last two days or so and I am really curious to find out what this could mean? Your help would be highly appreciated.

    Thank you so much.

  • Tasha Matt 4 years ago

    Last night I dreamed that I was fishing, and the fish was jumping around and suddenly I caught it I put it in the boat and started throwing water over it so he would not dry out I can't remember the rest, what does this mean?

  • Emily 4 years ago

    I dreamed of treating my biggest enemy with fish. What does it symbolise.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Rick- throwing up fish I would associate with rejecting what the fish are symbolizing. Since fish can be associated with emotion or thoughts, placing them in a bowl may be a way in which you are containing them instead of either expressing them or integrating them into who you are.

  • Erica 4 years ago

    Sue,

    Thanks for your response and input. I do believe that I have been dealing with things in a passive aggressive way and feel like I don't have control over my life right now. You don't realize what manifests in dreams but I guess you never get a break from "real life" .

  • Sharks 4 years ago

    Thanks again for your response, your right deep inside thers a lot of those issues that's up in the air for me right now, just floating around .

    I'm stressing to much most likely.

    it's just i don't dream and having those with my mothers definition to them well freaked me out a bit , the dreams themselves was just to graphic .

    But your imput i think sums it up just haven't been looking at it that way.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    sharks-

    if you click on my profile you could find my article on dreaming of cars. I would agree that dreaming of a car crash could be a sign you were living too recklessly.

    Fish could relate to pregnancy/birth in some way (actual or metaphorically). They could certainly mean a lot and I think it is important to get many perspectives and find the one that seems to click for you. You know what you dream means once you either think of it yourself or hear the meaning from someone else.

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    sharks-

    I would disagree with your mother. I have found many people worrying that dreams indicate death and they live in fear (and keep living!). What else could this mean? What could you be losing? What do you mean by crown? If this relates to teeth, it could relate to struggles with feelings of impotence, insecurity, powerlessness, and self-consciousness.

  • sharks 4 years ago

    and the fish is birth what do you think? last time i actually dreamt was 12 years ago i dreamt my (dead)father watching me as i crashed into a tree with a red car . i made some major changes in my life in the following year even got married. i think i took it as a sign i was living to reckless

  • sharks 4 years ago

    hello,

    thanks for your response

    i do believe i have a soul as for the meaning of life i do ask questions sometimes hard not to.

    but the weird thing is i don't dream at least not to remember i had another dream I was playing with my brother the same one daughter (ramping/horseing around) like i normally do with her father and my crown fell out my mother says that's death .

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Erica,

    Interesting dream. I usually see fish as what is bubbling up into our awareness from our unconscious. Although, fish are normally in water and the water is usually representing our unconsciousness. To not see the water at all is ironic because we are not aware of our unconscious.

    Do you have a "fish out of water" type feeling now that you are dealing with?

    Driving in the car in the passenger seat can relate to the lack of control in your life and having a passive approach. Maybe this is what you are battling in this dream.

    My impression is you may not be aware of repressed or denied emotions that need to be expressed and managed in a healthier way. Seeing a larger fish bite off the heads of the smaller fish may relate to something that feels destructive. Are you denying emotions and producing this carnage?

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    2sharks-

    What a horrible dream! This dream sounds like it is processing some intense negative emotions such as anxieties, fears, etc. Your brother in this dream could relate to him but could also relate to an aspect of self. What a horrible experience this dream portrays. My first instinct is this dream may be illustrating spiritual/meaning of life issues you are grappling with at the moment. What is the meaning of life? Who are we really? Are we just a bag of meat? Is there something more?

    This dream also highlights a loss. What do you fear you will lose within yourself? Do you believe you have a soul? Do you fear you don't and this dream could be highlighting the fear of losing this concept within your belief system?

    I would love to have your feedback!

  • Erica 4 years ago

    I had a dream that I was sitting in a car in the passenger seat when and a small fish (looked like a gold fish) was swimming toward me. As the small fish got closer to me I started to roll up the window so it couldn’t come in. At that moment I started to think it was crazy for this fish to be swimming and there was no water. Then from nowhere my sister and brother came to the car holding their breath as if they were submerged in water and walked to the car. As they entered the car I saw a larger fish (green with fins on the side of its head) come and bite the head off the smaller fish and blood was floating through the water.

    What do you think this dream means? Please help.

  • 2sharks 4 years ago

    I dreamt i saw 2 sharks swimming in a huge tank my brother was with me then when i walked out the door i had a bag in my hand with meat the feeling in the dream was the shark ate my brother and it was in a bag in my hand in the end i was crying telling my mother and his wife .

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    nadine- that dream can mean so much to me! Here are the possibilities I could think of:

    - you feel like your boyfriend is unfaithful- catching another fish in the sea

    - you feel your boyfriend is bringing up greater awareness within himself

    - you feel your boyfriend is bringing up greater awareness within you

    - you feel you are gaining greater awareness about your relationship

    -your boyfriend represents a masculine aspect of self and you are gaining insight into this other side of you.

  • nadine 4 years ago

    I had a dream that my boyfriend caught a fish

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    William Benner 4 years ago from Savannah GA.

    Thanks for your perspectives, they are quite illuminating!

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    highvoltagewriter

    If this buddha bass dream seems to have that meaning for you, then it is likely the meaning. It certainly sounds like a very positive dream. Perhaps a search within yourself through a murky pond (I would often see this as negative or painful emotions that have not been expressed, do not have an outlet) is beneficial and allowing you to grow psychologically and spiritually. It seems to have a possible message that there is something positive a there is hope within the darkest parts of self. The dark does not always have to relate to something bad or evil- it can be the unknown, the parts of your unconsciousness and spirituality you do not know or understand just yet. This can be rather unpleasant to search through yet, in this dream, sounds like it is beneficial and there is something to gain from this introspection.

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    William Benner 4 years ago from Savannah GA.

    Here is another dream I had when I was practicing Buddhism..I had a dream that I was fishing in a murky pond and caught a bass that I cleaned and found a glowing bass inside. I then turned to friend of mine and said "look a Buddha bass!" So does mean that even in the dark and murky parts of subconsciousness minds, we can find enlightenment?

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    understanding your perspective of Lilith is important. It is also important to explore the reasons why you are choosing Lilith to represent your feminine aspect of self. If you are demonizing this aspect of yourself, you are repressing it, casting it aside, and may not be expressing or acknowledging an important aspect of self. You may want to consider reading information about the anima, a concept from Carl Jung. The anima is the unconscious feminine aspect of self that men have repressed and have cast aside as outside of their identity and not appropriate in some way.

    For you, it sounds like as you resolve this issue and acknowledge this aspect of self, you will see this feminine as a different character- one that is not demonic-- and a figure you are more likely to accept.

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    William Benner 4 years ago from Savannah GA.

    From my past experiences I associated Lilith with the demonic...however, I am aware that some see Lilith as a symbol female of empowerment and creativity. If you would read some of my hubs you may better understand my point of view!

  • Chris 4 years ago

    Thank you so much Sue..It all makes sense, I won't make it a long story but Jono nearly passed when he was a baby, I told my daughter the week before that he had a choice of going back home up till he was 5, then he is here till 18 then I couldn't see any more, I left the day before he was taken to hospital and I have always had guilt over it..I have 19 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren but he's the only one I have guilt over and his brother Trent (He's autistic and I had a bond with him since birth)..The ocean (water represents emotions to me) so you are right on track about Jono and the water and the fish..My husband passed in 91 (Paul) and I remarried in 2003(Peter) but there has always been guilt, caring about another man, Peter and another guilt is thinking about Paul when I'm with Pete..I know Paul is happy where he is and he still visits..So there is guilt and mixed emotions..Just because I'm psychic doesn't work for my own emotions, I can help many others but when it comes to myself then I need help...LOL..You are spot on..

    Thank you again Sue B..

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    highvoltagewriter- if you think your dream is reflecting a darker female aspect of self then this is likely the case-- you are the dreamer and are ultimately the expert of your dreams. My question for you would be- why is this darker? Can feminine attributes exist and be honored in your current belief system and how can you balance this?

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    William Benner 4 years ago from Savannah GA.

    This dream was during a time period that I was exploring several spiritual options. I am aware of the myths concerning Lilith and I always wonder if it had to do with some darker female aspect of myself?

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    highvoltagewriter-

    Thank you for commenting. Yes, dreaming of fishing can mean you enjoy fishing. Dream symbols are unique to each person which is why there can be so many possible meaning to our dreams. Fishing can also reflect a need for a break and relaxation- an outlet.

    Fishing can also be a metaphor for what we are searching for and what we may find within us. Since the ocean is often symbolic of our unconsciousness, the fish we catch can relate to what we are just becoming aware of.

    I read your profile and I would venture to guess your fishing dream relates to seeking the truth both within yourself and within your spirituality. Lilith could be an interesting biblical reference. Within the story of Adam and Eve, there is reference to Lilith- Adam's first wife. The name Lilith tends to relate to feminine empowerment- Americans may remember the Lilith Fair for instance.

    When I put all of this together, I wonder if you are currently exploring your anima, the unconscious aspect of self that Carl Jung theorized is present yet repressed in all men. In order to achieve inner balance and a sense of completion, we strive to re-integrate this aspect of self we have somehow learned to leave behind because it did not fit into who we thought we should be.

    Interesting dream, thanks for sharing!

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    William Benner 4 years ago from Savannah GA.

    Maybe when you dream of fishing it only means that you like to fish and you think about it a lot? That is why I felt that I have many dreams about fishing. But I do wonder....what if you dream about fishing for a type of fish that does not even exist? I once had a dream about a fish called a "Lilith fish" in my dream. Do you have any ideas on what could represent?

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Brenda,

    This can mean a lot of course. This sounds like you are getting in touch with someone unconscious to you. What it is, only you really know. What is it that is just beyond your awareness? An ancient part of self? A past life? a part of you that has always been there but has not been part of your conscious mind? Since this is a man's name and I'm assuming your a woman, this could be your animus, your unconscious masculine unconscious aspect of self. If you are working on your animus you may find that your dreams change over time and this masculine aspect becomes more and more familiar to you in the dream until you fully integrate this aspect back into your identity.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for sharing your dream. A dream from a psychic may not be my forte but I can certainly give you my perspective on your dream.

    Psychics are human so despite popular belief, psychics have dreams that are reflective of psychological/emotional states. I have noticed dreams can become more confusing for a psychic because the meaning of the dream is less often assumed as reflection of self.

    I'm curious to know if you have any further insight into this dream. It sounds like one that has troubled you.

    In general, the ocean can represent the unconsciousness and the fish are parts of the unconscious that we are becoming aware of. In this dream, you seem to have a negative reaction and are resistant to this awareness as if you are avoiding confronting something. For spiritual people, the unconscious can also encompass spirituality within the dream. I would perceive this ocean as you although I am curious to know if you also perceive this ocean as a collective consciousness, something greater than yourself, etc.

    The kids are fishing- are they reminding you of or bringing this up that you would rather leave alone? It seems like you don't want memories or something within my heart or mind to be disturbed, leave everything as is- don't rock the boat/make waves.

    The white fish sounds like it is associated with your husband. It is interesting that you realize within the dream that what are you saying are excuses-- it's too small when it isn't, you didn't want to kill it. White tends to be associated with spirituality and/or someone who has passed away.

    The blue fish seems to have disturbed you the most. This can be reflecting concern for your grandson Jono yet it can also reflect an aspect of self that you would associate with Jono. My first impression was that this blue fish could represent negative emotions for you such as depression associated with the passing of your husband and how this depression (or similar emotion) is threatening your relationship with your grandson, is threatening him somehow more directly, or is threatening the childlike joy you have within.

    Hearing a song with words "hold on" sound appropriate to me. This sounds like a message directed to you emotionally. It sounds like you need to pull strength from within and get through a tough time.

    I hope this helps at least spark further insight!

  • Brenda 4 years ago

    I had a dream with a big, colorful fish that told me, before I was who im now I was Joseph... What is the meaning?

    Thank u!!!

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Ice in general can relate to something frozen-- usually frozen emotions for me. What have you been keeping on ice or not expressing?

    Catching fish means you are finding life within what is frozen and having a reawakening of sorts. you thought the fish was dead but there is new life in what you are discovering or rediscovering. To have 3 specific fish may relate to an important trilogy to you-- past/present/future. You are killing the fish, how did this feel? If this was negative, I would see this as a new way you are attempting to avoid some uncomfortable thoughts/emotions that need to be addressed.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Emah,

    Since fish tend to represent what is bubbling up from our unconscious, this dream sounds like it is relating to your excitement about what you have recently become more aware of. Have you gained further insight into yourself recently?

  • Chris 4 years ago

    Hi Sue..I hope you can help me with a dream I had last night..Being a psychic I have many strange dreams..I don't remember everything about the dream but I remember bits and pieces, One part of the dream had my husband that has passed (1991) and I was waiting for him plus others, my 2nd eldest daughter was also in the dream, then I looked towards the ocean and the kids were fishing, there was 2 fishing rods in the sand and I screamed that the rods had fish on them, the 1st rod I grabbed the fish and it was a white fish, I was holding it waiting for hubby to come look, I didn't want to kill it and said it was to small but it wasn't, I looked over to the 2nd rod and my grandson was running out of the water because this very pretty metallic blue and other colours was chasing him and I couldn't understand why it was chasing Jono(my grandson) and bypassing all the other kids in the water...When I woke I had a song with the words "Hold on" in my head..As I said before, I always have strange dreams and can usually work out what they mean but then I have some really strange ones like this one..Any help much appreciated..Thank you

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    yukiash-

    This dreams gives me the impression you are attempting to take care of yourself. Overall, it sounds like a positive dream and is revealing to you your current progress and your current struggles.

    Cleaning in dreams usually means to me that I am cleaning myself-- are you attempting to cleanse yourself? Someone knocks over a bowl of water. I would see the bowl of water as emotions that you have contained into something and have forgotten about. Although you are cleaning, knocking over the water sounds like it was useful to you- these fish needed to be revealed.

    These fish sound like they are important aspects that are jut coming to your awareness now. You are protective of them and see their value to your overall well-being.

    The crow sounds like it may relate to something that threatens you. is this also symbolic of something internal for you? Is the crow your shadow? your negative thoughts? depression? What is threatening your wellbeing and happiness?

    It sounds like you may have had a time in which you were temporarily depleted of energy and your soul/heart/mind was undernourished. During your cleansing, you were able to put things back where they belong.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Shama,

    there is a related hub on snakes here: http://hubpages.com/health/Dreaming-of-Snakes

    The unknown person I would perceive as an aspect of you. Since this is a boyfriend in your dream, this may relate to your animus (this is the unconscious masculine aspect of self). As you will read in the snake article, snakes can symbolize a lot. In this dream, they may be related to what threatens your life's path. If I had this dream, I would want to explore the unknown person further since this indicates there is a part of you that you do not have insight into. I would also want to explore if these snakes should be killed. Although ridding ourselves of what we no longer need (emotional baggage, letting go of the past, negative thoughts, etc.) we also want to be careful we are not killing of what is important for us (unconscious aspects of self we may not like but are necessary for us to feel whole).

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Jessica,

    This sounds like a spiritual dream for you. Are you buddhist? If not, it sounds like you may be tapping into unknown spiritual territory for yourself. Since you were trying to put your feet in the pond but were afraid of small fish, it sounds like you are fearing what you will learn if you gain further self-knowledge. Before we see and confront our inner truths and core emotions, we can experience fear of the unknown and fear of what we will find out about ourselves.

    The koi fish is a common symbol of spirituality. It is looking at you which could mean that you are also looking at it. This sounds like a dream showing you your progress towards your own spiritual enlightenment.

  • Victor 4 years ago

    I was in my dream yesternight and i dream when i was catching fish in ice water and the fish are very big at first i thougth the fish is death but i found out that the fish is moving a little so i use a hook to catch of to three fish and use knive to kill them please i need an interpretation to the dream thanks.

  • Emah 4 years ago

    Hi sue,

    I had a dream lastnight and all that stood out was the fish swimming they were in a very large tank and i just remember them swimming. first it was three fish but then there were two i remember me being overly excited about watching these fish swimming in an over sized glass tank that was limitless to how far the fish went. i called a family member over to watch them swim and when the family member got there she too was overly excited and we began celebrating and by the end of the dream there were several family members and by then it was more like a party. I am so confused by what it all meant, do you have an answer to this dream ? it was so weird and i don't know why we so happy that the fish were swimming.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Blue,

    since fish and fish tanks tend to relate to emotions that are bubbling up from our unconsciousness, it sounds like these tiny fish are your feelings associated with your crush. It sounds like these feelings are growing.

  • YukiAsh 4 years ago

    I had a dream about fishes. I was cleaning and someone knocked over this bowl of water. Come to find out i saw beautiful fishes that were so colorful lying on the carpet. I didn't know how many we're originally in the bowl but I kept finding more fish on the carpet to the point where the bowl was over flowing with bright colorful fish. I had to protect the fishes as well because out of nowhere a crow came and tried to dart for the bowl while I was saving the fishes off of the carpet and I even got bit by the crow trying to protect the fish. At first I thought the fishes were jumping out as I was saving then but they were actually new fishes each time I found another on the carpet. The amazing part was I thought they were dead and when I placed them into the water ther eyes pierced at me and then they began swimming again. My last image was opening my hand over the fish bowl as seeing all the colorful fishes safe and sound. What does this mean?

  • Blue 4 years ago

    Hi, This dream is very important to me and it will mean a lot if you can interpret it for me. I like a guy very much and I saw him in my dream and suddenly I was standing in front of a huge fish tank, the size of a room. There were uncountable fish in it and were small but white and pretty. Than the fish, almost size of a finger started giving birth to little fish.

    I am seriously concerned to find out what it means. Please help if you can. God Bless.

  • Shama 4 years ago

    I saw myself walking with an unknown person ( who is my boyfriend in my dream) , hand in hand where I see a white snake with thin black strips on it dead in the corner , I some how mange not to stamp on it , & then I see a lot of similar dead snakes all over the path we somehow pass that route whithout stamping on it & reach a place which is supposed to be my destination in dream , there I hear a man saying 70 snakes are dead but still 20 more are left to be killed...what would that mean...

  • Jessica 4 years ago

    Hi , in my dreams i saw a buddhist beautiful , big buddhist temple in front of which tehere was a big pond. i was trying to put my feet inside it but was afraid of small fishes moving around then i saw that there was a small golden idol of buddha near by almost touching the water where a golden fish ( Koi fish ) comes in & looks at me...what this would mean.....please help...

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi Harold,

    That is interesting. This sounds like a learning/teaching dream. Perhaps you were learning on some level how to reach out and get what you want. This could be pulling something important up from your unconscious and bringing it into the light so that you can gain insight and increase your awareness about something important.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Uche,

    This dream sounds like it relates a lot to your struggles with decision-making. Perhaps you are questioning what information to buy into. Since you are eating, it sounds like you were not sure what to truly adopt and take in. It wasn't cooked and it sounds like this was negative for you, perhaps you weren't quite ready to make this decision and commit to one idea and rushed in. Maybe this dream is telling you to re-evaluate and listen closely to yourself.

  • Uche 4 years ago

    I need you to interpret this dream i had last night. I found myself in a huge fish market, where big life and fresh fish was sold. At first i was confused of who to buy from, how many to buy and how much fish to buy. After sometimes i bought two big fish who cut the fish into parts and removed the non edibles. Later i found myself eating fish but i don't think it was cooked. Pls what does it mean.

  • Harold joe 4 years ago from NV

    Had a dream about a man demonstrating how to fish. He put his finger in his mouth as how to hook and then demonstrated how to reel it and repeated it several times.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Sarah,

    This sounds like an odd fish dream! Minnows are bait fish. I tend to associate them with things we may devalue such as emotions we have cast aside and unimportant or not worth keeping. The poop in the tank certainly sounds strange. Excrement in general could be related to emotional residue, negativity bringing you down, etc. The tank it self sounds like it is a way in which you are containing emotion. This does not sound like it is healthy for you since you were unable to release the negative emotions effectively. Perhaps you are being bogged down emotionally and need to cleanse your heart/spirit in some way by doing some self-reflection and managing emotions differently and more actively.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Malz,

    A house typically represents the dreamer and the various states they find themselves in. Seeing the ocean may relate to your view of your unconsciousness.

    You took a closer look in this dream and came upon something disturbing. Since fish often reflect what is bubbling up emotionally for us from our unconsciousness into greater awareness, this dream may be alerting you that you are sensing something emotionally disturbing. Dead fish may relate to repressed emotions. Mauuled and eaten fish may relate to pain, feeling attacked, something eating at you or bothering you. It sounds like you have moved closer to addressing what is bothering you. If I had this dream, I would want to try to identify what it is I need to confront and address. This could be something I put aside from my past that needs to be resolved in order to achieve my personal goals now or it could be a current situation that needs to be handled differently in order to support your overall well-being.

  • Sarah 4 years ago

    I dreamt a large fish tank with a lot of different fish inside, particularly, minnows in different sizes. I saw the small fish being caught by someone and put it in a plastic bag to be fed by the big fish at home. I also so two big minnows pooping in the fish tank. The poop were circle and big, like in humans, but they are in dark silver color. I wonder what could my dream mean. Thank you!

  • Malz 4 years ago

    I dreamt that I was seeing a house and then realised that from the house I could see the ocean, which was very exciting. Then after some time I ran to a space from where I had a clearer view of the ocean 9probably a balcony, i don't remember for sure) and then I saw various big fishes washed up dead and mauled some just half like they were eaten by another fish. Some were still alive and gnawing at other fishes. This was a part of another dream. But I remember this part more vividly and it is very disturbing.

  • julia 4 years ago

    well Ive recently started a relationship with a person my mother would not approve of. I haven't actually told her that Im with the person.

    I know that she would try to keep us apart however she could.

    It would really be great if my parents would be happy for me for once. instead of the constant warning and nagging they do.

    but then again they are parents.

    I would have to agree, I do feel like I can't "be myself".

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    julia,

    your dream sounds rather unpleasant. I would associate the dead fish to negative emotions that may relate to your relationship with your mother in some way. Do you feel she is trying to force things down your throat? It sounds like you are not taking in what she is trying to force onto you.

    These fish are dead, has this suffocating dynamic left you feeling like you cannot be yourself or cannot express something and now it is cut off, dead in some ways?

  • julia 4 years ago

    this was very helpful article, but I just thought I would try to get a specific answer about my dream.

    (in my dream)I was sitting on bed and I had three dead fish in my hand. All of a sudden my mother came in the room and I tried to hide the fish. she left the room and put the fish in my mouth. but I wasn't eating them.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Mallory,

    My first impression of your dream is that the fish with vicious teeth, the little boy with a gun, the fish bitting your throat, and the dog falling of a cliff are symbols that could all relate to repressed anger.

    Anger turned inward can manifest as depression as well. Since fish often reflect our insights into our unconscious, it seems as though you have seen a progression in your dreams of the fish increasingly attempting to get your attention. This sounds like you may not be facing something important.

    Anger is often an emotion we cover up and disguise in someway as it is socially unacceptable, especially for a woman, to display yet this emotion can do a lot of harm internally and eat us alive (just like the fish devoured you).

    The first part of your dream seemed like a lovely dream. My first impression was it was a walk through your unconscious as you made a transition and moved from one phase to another across the bridge. I see this as either a painful transition/change for you (although I do think important for your personal growth) yet I can also see it as making a change from a more surreal/unrealistic view to becoming more realistic and facing the truth a bit more.

    Although unpleasant, it sounds like it may benefit you to truly open yourself to exploring these unpleasant emotions/thoughts and gain further self-knowledge.

    You run after a stingray which may help you understand what may be your personal goal that you are working towards but have not yet achieved. Stingrays are often associated with balance and restraint. Stingrays may be telling you to not overreact to your emotions, to calm down and wait before reacting. Stingrays maneauver themselves quite well despite their size and shape and they tell us to also carefully maneuver the complex emotional waters of our inner world.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Bonny,

    Keeping with the idea that fish relate to what we are becoming aware of within our unconscious, it sounds like you are becoming aware of something that disgusts you. Is it an aspect of self, an emotion, part of your past that is disgusting you? When you dream of fishing with your boyfriend and using the minnows as bait, it sounds like you may have contained this issue yet may be using it to gain something important. Are you confronting something ugly in hopes of gaining peace of mind or some personal growth?

    Also, since they first come out of your chin, the chin can relate to strength, resilience or the phrase-- keep your chin up. It sounds like the dream could relate to how well you are dealing with adversity.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Andrea,

    The pleasant scenes underwater sound like a journey through your unconsciousness- the life within the water may relate to what is becoming conscious for you.

    Supermarkets often relate to us seeking what we need. Perhaps there is an unconscious need you need to fulfill. What were you shopping for and how successful were you in obtaining what you need?

  • Mallory 4 years ago

    I wonder if you could help me..

    I had a dream a few nights ago that I went down through the woods to a wide, running creek with a bridge suspended in the air that ran right down the center of it. It was sunset and everything was golden and the water was amber, it was very realistic but very surreal. I went on the bridge and as I walked, I saw many very weird fish drifting in the water, most were alive. Then I saw a tan stingray-type fish that was about as long as a guitar, circular, with floppy edges that swayed to help move it along. It had a wide mouth similar to a toad's, bulging eyes and a stinger tail. I walked faster down the bridge to follow it but then we came to a waterfall and it hurriedly went down it, and I couldn't see it anymore.

    I left the bridge and walked on the soil to try to get down to the bottom of the waterfall and while I did, saw a dog named Tator who lives at the barn that I visit very often. In real life, I love this dog and am very close with it. In the dream, he saw me and began running and I knew he was nearing a cliff, so I called his name. He fell off the cliff and I heard a sickening crunch, and when I looked down the gaping fissure in the land, I saw his broken body floating down a shallower, dirtier creek.

    After this, I made my way to the bottom of the waterfall and found it to be a beach. There were seals all along this beach and a few people taking pictures of them. By now, it was nighttime. A young black boy who was about twelve ran past me down the beach with a gun in his hand and blood splatter on his shirt while his mother chased him, morbidly screaming in anguish and asking why he would do it, why he would disgrace the family. Then I woke up.

    I had a second dream last night about fish again. It felt just as meaningful but is harder to describe, so I'll leave it at the one above. I'm sorry I typed so much, but this dream has been seriously disturbing me ever since I had it and I've been dreaming of fish since. Though, the ones in more recent dreams are more obscure fish with large teeth, some which can live for a short time out of water. And as the days go by and more dreams come, the more vicious the fish in my dreams get. At first they were peaceful and didn't mind me, but now I find myself having dreams about fish who want to get to my throat or in my ear and devour me. Do you have any insight on it? :(

  • Bonny 4 years ago

    I had a dream that I was squeezing a bump on my chin and minnow tail came out. I was disgusted. The next night I had a dream I was in a large body of water in a boat with my boyfriend. I was catching minnows with my hands and throwing them in a bag my boyfriend was carrying for bait later on. What's the meaning of this?

  • Andrea 4 years ago

    Hello, last night i dreamt i was underwater in a vast and peaceful ocean. there were slow moving sharks and whales around me. I was on top of a giant fish, i cannot remember what it was, almost like a giant underwater snail or ?dolphin. it was peaceful and slow moving and safe. Do you have any insight? the dream then seemed to move into a sort of supermarket setting, and the floor was wet odd one! i am so grateful for your thoughts. Andrea

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Rose,

    This scary dream sounds like it could relate to something you are ignoring or not addressing. Is there anything going on in your waking life? What is consuming you? What have you swallowed that is eating at you now? When we ignore something, instead of quietly going away, it tends to grow into a monster. Once you face whatever this is, your dreams will likely change.

  • Rose 4 years ago

    I had a very disturbing dream last night about buying some gold fish, they were swimming around in their tank and one fish kept eating them all. So I decided not to buy any more and that one fish just kept growing and growing, and then eventually fell out of the tank to the point where it was nearly as big as me and tried to eat me ... this dream really freaked me out! Any ideas what it might mean?

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Sheiva, perhaps the dream relates to fears- either related to yourself/schooling or related to your friends/worrying about them. Perhaps you worry this will change the relationships you have?

  • Sheiva 4 years ago

    I can't really think of any unexpressed emotions. I start nursing school in the Fall so that is a little overwhelming and stressful as far as finances go. All of my friends have told me that they are pregnant and I am happy for them but I don't plan to have children anytime soon, at least until 2016.

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    Sheiva,

    These sound like disturbing dreams for you. A pond can represent an area in which our emotions have no outlet and may not be expressed. This can often lead to a lot of emotional turmoil that may be symbolized in our dreams as things that scare us- dead fish (neglected emotions) sharks (the emotions that threaten us if we dare confront them).

    You just found out that 3 friends are pregnant. This may have more to do with you than your friends. How do you feel that your friends are pregnant? Do you want to be pregnant? Is this stirring up some unpleasant emotions for you that you are attempting to avoid?

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Sinea,

    This sounds like a scary dream for you. You may want to check out my profile fore more articles such as dreaming of water.

    Maybe during a time in which you were attempting to unwind and relax, you found yourself confronted with emotions coming into your consciousness that need your attention.

    is there something you put off dealing with?

    Green can relate to greed, materialism or our connections to others. Does that relate to anything in your waking life?

  • Sheiva 4 years ago

    I had a dream that I was walking in a pond of dead fish with my mom and my pregnant cousin. As we were walking sharks began to swim around us and jump into the air. I have dreamed of fish 3 times within the last 2 weeks and I found out that 3 of my friends were pregnant but what's up with the dead fish and sharks?

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    This dream sounds like it is related to spiritual development and psychological growth & development.

    The pond sounds like it is showing you that you need more room to develop these aspects.

    The road may be showing you that you may need to alter your path in order to allow for your personal growth. Perhaps there is not enough room in your life right now to truly honor what these fish are representing for you and allow them to flourish further.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    tnc- This sounds like such a lovely dream. Since you are dreaming of both woods and water, I would say this is a dream about your unconscious. Your parents may represent part of your unconscious- perhaps the parts that they have influenced. Camping sounds like a trip into your unconscious and a retreat.

    The big fish jumping sound like all that is jumping out at you from your unconscious. Overall the dream sounds like you have gained a lot of insight and awareness.

  • sinea 4 years ago

    I dreamt that i was in my bathroom about to take a bath only to see what looked like to green pieces of fluff in my bath. so Im splashing water on them trying to get them out only to see their actually fish. one fish jumps out the bath an attaches its self to my face.this dream really freaked me out. can you help???

  • Nicola 4 years ago

    My first time for a dream about Fish. I was in a friendly forrest and there was a very clean, crystal clear pond (I could see the sand at the bottom). There seemed to be between 5-7 gigantic gold fish either gently swimming or just resting in the pond. A Gigantic Koi fish starts to swim quickly agitating (exciting) all the other fish, so they all become active and swim at jaw dropping speeds creating a noise louder than a lorry horn. I am not afraid just aware they need more space to swim. This prevented me from using the boat to get back to the other side, instead I took the side road (once a truck passed by). Just found this dream to be very clear, poignant. What does this mean?

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Demetria,

    your dream is interesting. eating a fish can relate to taking something in and accepting something unconscious which is a positive symbol. A fish inside a fish sounds like you are truly getting in touch with something deep- the fish is hidden within a fish and the fish is already as symbol of something unconscious and emotional that we are just becoming aware of. It sounds like you are peeling back a lot of layers and gaining insight into yourself and accepting this hidden aspects of self.

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    Jodi,

    it sounds like this huge pet fish is representing an aspect of yourself- your emotional self that is somewhat unconscious for you. When he is swimming freely, it sounds as though your emotions are managed well and flowing in a healthy manner. To be contained in a bag, sounds like you are attempting to bottle up emotions. We really can't do this although we can attempt so it does make sense he was still in the ocean in the bag.

    Since your sister played a role in this dream, perhaps you feel she is having a negative influence on your life or you are having negative feelings related to your sister. Does she suffocate you and make it difficult for you to "breath" or get what you need/deserve? It sounds like you manage this situation with your sister since you kept putting the fish back in the ocean but it sounds like you need to actively manage this situation with your sister in order to stay healthy.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    amy14,

    Thanks for commenting and sharing your dream. It sounds like your dream changed over time which usually means to me you worked something out. Perhaps you have been trying to control and contain your emotions and thoughts too much and have recently learned to let go and allow things to flow a bit more healthier for yourself. It sounds like you released some feelings and personal actions that were causing you to become upset and sad.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    hi Tamara,

    Interesting dream. If you assume it has something to do with procrastination then it does. I think your dream could also relate to you neglecting yourself in some way- perhaps not taking care of yourself emotionally.

    Why fish you ask? They are a common symbol which is why I wrote a hub about them. They are opposite than us- they breath in water, we cannot. Water is often associated with emotions and the unconscious. Since fish exist within a symbol of emotions/unconscious they are often associated with the ideas or the conscious aspects of our emotions/unconscious. To dream you've neglected them sounds like you are becoming aware of neglecting something important within your psyche. You feel horribly guilty in this dream- perhaps guilt is one emotion that is creating some of these issues for you. Do you neglect yourself because you feel guilty that your energy is not going elsewhere?

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    thank you for commenting and sharing your fish dream, lauren.

    Your dream gives me the impression that you are experiencing inner harmony and are in touch with your emotions and exploring your subconscious with relative ease.

    You gave some interesting symbols here. I could see the sucker fish as being associated with a tendency to be a "sucker" or to clean up the emotional mess (emotional management). The dead fish could be the emotions or unconscious aspects that you have neglected yet they could also be the aspects that are no longer of use for you.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Clare,

    your dream certainly gave me a giggle. If this was my dream I would explore the following:

    -the goldfish may relate to an emotional subject for you. Breastfeeding may relate to you nurturing this aspect of self or this emotion. What are you feeding?

    -since this goldfish only has one eye- are you overly focused on what it is symbolizing? are you lacking perspective? are you seeing things as only one way when there are other options?

    -Being in the cafe in general could relate to where you are getting your nourishment/energy from and the dream overall can be helping you explore what you overall give your energy to.

  • tnc 4 years ago

    Hi there. Last night I had a unique dream. I was bringing my parents on a camping trip far upstate in NY (I like to camp but my parents would not be ever going with me in actuality). In the dream we were walking through the woods and it may have been dim or night (not sure). We passed through some streams and saw big fish jumping in the water bountifully. I was glad they were camping with me and on our way to meet people and to show them all the great things in the woods. There were lots of fish that seemed happy. Any ideas of what it may mean? Dream felt nice

  • Demetria 4 years ago

    this morning i dream of a fish inside of a fish. a lady was eating one at a restaurant and then i ordered the same thing. what does this mean?

  • Jodi 4 years ago

    My dream was that I had a huge pet fish. Sometimes he was just swimming around aimlessly in the ocean and other points in my dreams he was confined in like a small tank/ bag (kind of like when you buy a tiny god fish and they put it in a bag) but the bag/ tank containing the fish was still in the ocean. There were times when he was swimming around in the ocean and my sister kept kicking it out and it would start to flop around as though it would die. It got weak but i never died because i kept putting it back in the ocean & it would start to swim around aimlessly again. Some strange stuff!

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi Jasminn,

    Catching a lot of colorful fish could relate to gaining colorful and vibrant insights from your unconscious. This sounds like a positive dream. Jellyfish can have a few meanings but in such a positive dream, they may relate to going with the flow. It could be this going with the flow behavior that may have allowed you to listen more carefully to your unconscious.

  • amy14 4 years ago

    i kept dreaming about fish lately..i had one last night, i kept dreaming that i was looking at a fish pond or a river and i saw some small fish and i realized that they are my pet fish (i have a fish tank at home with small fishes) so i went to the water and i tried to catch them all.. in my dreams before i got really upset for not catching all my fish and i cried but last night when i dreamt of it again seeing my fish in the pond, i still went to the water but i didn't catch them, i just let them in the pond and i didn't feel upset or sad.

  • Tamara A 4 years ago

    I frequently have dreams that I realize I have a fish tank in my home that I must have forgotten about, and by them time I realize this, my fish are 1/2 dead from starvation and the tank is dirty. I somehow always manage to save the fish, but I feel horribly guilty afterwards for letting it get to that point and can't understand how I could have forgotten to feed the fish.

    Im assuming it has something to do with procrastination? But why fish?

  • lauren freedom 4 years ago

    I keep having dreams of being in the water with fish. i am usualy swimming to shore or i have just flown down into a river or am excaping off a large ship or am on a friends boat. i never see any fishing rods or nets and only catch them by hand and quite easily. The water is always clear and they rarely ever swim away from me if i aproach them. Recently iv noticed that if i called them they'd come to me without problem. I am always happy in the water & with the fish and they haven't ever shown any agression or struggle. There seems to be only two types of fish iv seen as well, sucker fish and some kind of common silver backed with a white belly. They are always large, except for the one dream where i swam through a huge school of minow's before seeing the larger fish. Sometimes, i see a dead fish, but i never find them dead. It would seem as if i killed them by mistake, by the water being too warm or something. Them being out of water doesn't seem to be a problem.

  • clare 4 years ago

    I dreamt I was in a cafe breastfeeding a one-eyed goldfish.

  • Snigdha 4 years ago

    Hi Sue,

    A thousand thanks. You are right. I had many tasks to be accomplished in the time I dreamt of it. Glad that most of them are over by now. The dream or say my subconsciousness then must have been suggesting me to take care of them and maybe somehow easily let them go if I had felt that I am aiming very high. Because now I realise that I was aiming to complete many goals at once. I was stressed as well. And usually all my dreams usually look like my real life experiences. But this one bothered me because it was different and I lost those fish. I now see your point and can relate it to my real world.

    You are an angel! Thank you again.

  • My namee is Jasminn 4 years ago

    i been dreaming of cathching a a lot of colorfull fish and some jellyfish can you tell me what does that mean ?

    please and thankyou (:

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi Vinny,

    Thank you for the follow up comment. I am glad you connected to my view of your dream. I actually consult for the website I reviewed in this hub: http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/The-Best-D...

    I think it is a great place to post dreams for interpretations (or reflections as the site calls them) as well as save dreams for journaling purposes. You can gain a lot simply by reading your dreams in succession like a book. One chapter often leads to another although symbols change. I hope to see you there!

  • Vinny 4 years ago

    Thank you Sue. I can connect very well with your interpretation. Will try and explore the issues at hand in view of the new light you have thrown on the dream...do you interpret other dreams as well apart from those related to fish? Because the very next night I had what seems like a very much related dream, but doesn't involve fish. Is there somewhere i can tell you about this dream and would you help me interpret this one as well? Thank you very much.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi Rosie,

    My first impression is that this dream is reflecting a dynamic you have had with your mom.

    Fish are often associated with our feelings and emotions as well as the potentials and hidden aspects of self bubbling up from our unconsciousness.

    it is interesting the fish tank broke only to find it whole again. Perhaps your experience and your stress is based on your perception and fear associated with events and is shaded by you. You look to your mom for help- do you do this often? Do you look for her to fix things for you only to be disappointed in what she does? Has she not acknowledged your feelings the way you need her to? Has she allowed your dreams and what is important to you to die? Do you feel angry towards her yet repress it quickly and move on and become indifferent?

    Perhaps your dream is helping you see this dynamic and become aware so you can make adjustments and changes to your approaches.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi Vinny,

    My first impression about your dream is that you have encountered a part of your subconscious that is resistant to you in some way. Keep in mind, the unconscious is you so a part of you was resistant to being contained and being in water that allowed you to see it, a part of you was threatening and baring teeth. The fish were black which is the color of the unknown and mysterious.

    The bucket of overflowing water sounds like you have more emotion and more information than you can contain right now. Perhaps you have been over-controlling your emotions and this is backfiring. Something does not sound like it is flowing naturally for you. What is positive about this dream is your effort and motivation to attempt to understand and acknowledge these fish no matter how difficult it was.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi Karen,

    I think your dream is interesting and positive. It sounds like you are fishing for something literally! Have you been exploring your subconscious and attempting to reach a new level of personal growth? The confidence may relate to feeling confident in general and believing you will succeed. Do you have trust in knowing or in fate or a higher power? You don't have a bucket so perhaps you cannot contain what new information you are catching so quickly. It is up to you, I think, to figure out if you can't contain it and are losing some of the information or you shouldn't contain it as it is unnatural. The color black in general sounds like it is showing not everything is clear to you and some things are out of your reach of awareness- for now.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    hi Snigdha,

    My first impression is that you are compartmentalizing your feelings and attempting to contain something that cannot be contained very easily. The fish sound like they represent something within you that you are not fully taking care of or acknowledging. This could be emotions or another aspect of self that is a bit subconscious right now for you. You seem to try to hide it only to have the fish threatened by carelessness or disregard. Is this what you are doing to yourself? These fish seem like a big deal. The eggs can relate to new beginnings and potentials. If the fish were relating to something old you are releasing and letting go of at this huge funeral, perhaps they are representing the old door closing and the new door opening. We still mourn the old door before we move forward. The fish could also represent something that you still need to honor and care for. You know your dream, do these fish seem like something important you are not caring for properly or something you are letting go off?

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  • Rosie 4 years ago

    Hi Sue, I hope you can help with this dream I had last night.

    I was at home with my family (being explicitly happy, I remember), when the glass of our fish tank/fishbowl broke. Most of the water and two or three orange goldfish fell out onto the floor. I panicked and quickly handed over the goldfish to my mom, so that she could put them into a bowl or a bucket of water to save them. When I turned around to look for more fish, the fishtank was suddenly whole again. Instead of putting the fish in water, my mom had put them on a plate, so they were dying. I was angry with her, but thought about the fish first en threw them back into the repaired fishtank as fast as I could. But it was too late, and the fish were dead.

    I don't really care for our goldfish that much in real life, but I was a sad about the dead fish at first in this dream. But then five minutes later I was fine again, like being indifferent with the fact...

  • Vinny 4 years ago

    Hi, I dreamt of two small black fish that I am rescuing out of two very small packets and letting them loose into a bucket of overflowing water. In the dream for a second I consider letting them loose in a bucket of Coke/Pepsi, but then decide against it as I remember thinking the fish would be invisible in that and may even die. So I release them into the bucket of water despite their strong resistance. I try to remove some water as the bucket is overflowing and I'm afraid the fish may flow out of it. The fish are very small but very strong and I have to hold them real hard...at the last minute the second fish bares shark-like teeth at me, but doesn't hurt me...Please help me interpret the dream? Thank you!

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Dheea, that is interesting. Both of those images tend to refer to the unconscious for me (forest and water). I'm interested to know what that dream meant to you. I could see it as a surprising navigation through the unknown (who would think a fish would be able to swim through a forest?) and possibly a fish-out-of-water reference that is somehow beating the odds.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Dheea 4 years ago

    i once had a dream of a fish in a bubble swimming through a forest.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hello eddie, although the images of this dream sound rather strange and gross, the meaning sounds a bit literal. It sounds like you were releasing something from your mind- the temple area is often associated with stress (we often have headaches there when stressed). The fish sound like they are aspects of thoughts/feelings that you were releasing. The black fish could be associated with something you were not fully in touch with or something a bit negative such as depressive feelings or dark thoughts/feelings.

    If I had this dream, I would reflect on it and attempt to understand if I was releasing something that I needed to release or was I somehow feeling drained by what was in this milk-like fluid? I would associate the fluid with things not being very clear- not having full clarity on the issue.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Water typically relates to the unconscious, emotions or a bit of both. To be worried that the water supply could become contaminated may mean you either fear the negative influence of others/environment or may have unsubstantiated fears about how harmful what is unknown and unconscious could be to you. Swimming in the ocean sounds like you are exploring your unconscious. The fish you encounter represent what has become conscious for you. Seeing crabs and sharks represent what you feel threatened by. Perhaps the unknown, painful memories and uncomfortable feelings threaten you. You swim past the point in which you got in so perhaps the dream brought you back towards your past. It sounds like the thoughts/feelings you struggle with now originate there. Although this dream is uncomfortable and scary, it sounds like you are beginning to address these issues which sound like it is for the best even though it is not pleasant along the way.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi Togz, thanks for commenting. Since you seem to be doing a lot of work in your dreams, I recommend you keep a dream journal. You can keep one on dreamscloud.com and also get interpretations/reflections on your dreams from others.

    Here are my thoughts:

    #1. The fish sounds like a magnificent and beautiful aspect of your unconscious- perhaps spiritual. We often fear the unknown which your character reflected. The male and female on this dream could represent aspects of self and different perspectives. They sound like they are displaying how to integrate this aspect of self into who you are a bit better and acknowledge it instead of fearing it. The female was riding it- this often means you will go with the flow and manage emotions instead of either being ruled by them or attempting to overcontrol/repress them. Your reaction to the man's hand in the fish's mouth may reflect a fear that if you give this aspect of self power of expression- it may consume other aspects of self. If I had this dream, I would explore how I could balance all aspects of self and shake off the idea that I need to choose one or the other.

    #2 This sounds like a dream in which you are continuing to develop personally & spiritually. You are receiving important information about your inner self. Since you are thinking of a tattoo- this may reflect the progress you are making towards selecting an identity and understanding who you are in relation to the big picture.

  • Karen 4 years ago

    Hi Sue, I'm So glad to find your website. I Had a dream that I was fishing. The water was dark but I can see the fish swimming under the water. I knew and was so confident about fishing that every time I threw my fishing pole, I would catch a fish, in different sizes, and they are all color black. After I caught the fish, I threw them all on the ground next to where I sit, no bucket to put them in. I never fish before so I'm not sure what my dream meant. Can you please interpret the meaning of my dream? Thank you!

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi Goose,

    It sounds like that eel may represent something that is unconscious for you. Perhaps you have a fear of the unknown within you and worry that if you ever acknowledged it, it would destroy or threaten something else you find important. Most dreams seem like they represent an internal battle of expressing drives/desires/perspectives that feel as though they are a odds, that we must choose only one (like a death match) yet we only achieve balance when we realize opposites can co-exist in harmony and we can have an internal win-win situation.

  • Snigdha 4 years ago

    I dreamt of caring for two goldfish in an aquarium last night. It seemed like I owned the aquarium. My sister was helping me care for the fish. The rectabgular aquarium was placed in the table in the middle of the guest room of my aunt's house, though. I realised that I had not fed the fish. But then I began to collect them in some other containers. Then I realised with the cover of the aquarium the fish would suffocate and I left it open. Somebody then tripped over the aquarium causing it to smash to pieces. Then I ran crazy collecting them in a big black bag and kept it in the couch. Somebody again sat over it and then ir burst. I was again collecting them crazily.( There were just two fish all the time.) I was doing something with eggs... Chicken eggs .... When the bag burst. So I broke an egg kept it in a big bowl. I found a pair of my jeans where the bag burst instead of the bag! When I hold the jeans one of them dropped, I took it and kept it in the bowl with water but with egg yolk spilled and floating! The fish, as was hungry was eating the yolk. I was suspicious if it would die by eating more but I turned my attention on the other fish which as well dropped out of that blue jeans. When I kept this fish in the bowl, something happened! This one was dead for sure but the other was not. However, both turned to lumps of fish pieces way bigger like that of the fish pieces I cook usually however the color was still the same like that of the goldfish. I was very sad. I dug the fish with a huge funeral where there were many people. All the time my cousin who is very near to me kept watching it like an audience of a drama viewing it. This was it my dream. Talking about my real life associations, I am a hindu ever since I was brought up but the grand funeral everybody eating and discussing about end and beginning of lives was unnatural of all! Where I come from everybody is sad and there are crazy rituals which are completely different! Though above all, 4 years back I had a fish pot which my boyfriend had gifted me on my birthday with two goldfish. Both of them died. Then I bought more different kinds of small fishes. I could never keep them for long. They would die. I would just dig them myself alone or sometime with a close friend watching and pray for it to rest in peace and apologizing to have not been able to care for them. Could anyone please interpret what my current dream signifies?

  • eddie 4 years ago

    i was pulling slim colord fish out of the corner of my eyes. while draining this white skim milk like fluid out of the side of my head just behind the temple. but before I could drain the white fluid I pulled a black fish out. the fish were about as long as a lighter (maxim Length), and about as big around as the average females pinky finger. what do you think that's about? not to mention it in a place only familiar to me in my dreams not real life.

  • Goose98 4 years ago

    Hi Sue! I had a dream where I was watching my fish tank when one of my favorite fish was attacked and eaten by a spotted eel (a fish I do not have, or even know exists!). I remember being very scared seeing it happen, as the eel looked mean and almost seemed to be smirking as he chewed on my fish. I woke up in a sweat. What do you think?

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Elizabeth,

    Thank you for touching upon something I need to add to this hub- stingrays. Stingrays can mean a few things but if you know enough about them, they could represent the balance of gliding/going with the flow and the ability to defend yourself. Overall, stingrays are very adaptive to their environment and blend in. In your dream, it sounds like these stringrays were describing how well you were manuveuring through emotions. Since they were out of water and dying, perhaps by not keeping in touch with your emotions and unconscious needs, something important and instrumental for you is suffering. What is positive about this dream is that you are rescuing yourself and attempting to put things in their right order. You recognize that the way you have been regulating your emotions by avoiding them is harmful and came with a price. My guess would be your upcoming dreams would be different since you have realized something in this dream and will most likely change your approach.

  • Sally 4 years ago

    I had a dream last night and in that dream I was talking to a man about saving the water supply from being contaminated. Next thing you know I'm swimming deep in the ocean. I see two or three fish but mostly crabs and sharks. I got scared so I began swimming backwards and I swam past the point where I got in at. I got out and was very shaken up. What do you think about that?

  • Togz 4 years ago

    #1 i just had a dream, that i was talking with somebody on the beach when suddenly i saw a huge fish coming out from the water, i could still remember the details on its wings and tails and in my dream i was telling this guy friend of mine (the one i was talking to) that it looked like an angel's wings.. it was as huge as a whale..but it looked like a gold fish yet with a greyish color..it came out from the water as if it was flying gorgeously and landed on the surface and i was pulling this guyfriend telling him to come with me and look at it.. then a female friend (which i recognized) also came, brought a ladder, and went up to the back of the fish, rode on it, and i was telling her to come down for she might get hurt when the fish would move..but the fish didn't move..its eyes were just rolling as if looking at me and saying it's okay..then my guyfriend tried to tease me, he went to the side of the fish and tried to touch it as if scratching it for the fish to open its mouth..and when it opened its mouth my guyfriend stuck its arm to the fish's mouth as if wanting it to bite him..i got scared and screamed at him demanding him to stop..the fish didn't bite him though...i thought to myself i had enough so i went out of the scene and my guyfriend followed me..

    #2 i was talking to someone again when an image of a tree passed by..it was like an acacia tree..then i told to this someone that i was talking to that i want to search what it meant to see that image,,then we found a book, and there a saw the tree and confirmed to myself that it really was an acacia tree,,then i told to this somebody that now i know what my tattoo would look like, and its gonna be the acacia tree..because i was trying to look for a design that would be unique to be my tattoo for the past few days..then this somebody asked me,,so, if they'd ask what your tattoo meant, how are you gonna answer or what would your answer be..and it made me think for a while,,realizing yeah,what would it mean then..and i jokingly said,,uhmm the tree of life? and that was it :)

  • Elizabeth 4 years ago

    Last night i dreamt of a shallow pool of stingrays. As i walked around the edge of the pool i found a baby ray out of the water. It was flapping and gasping. I picked it up and put it back into the water. It seemed to be ok and swam off. As i continued to walk around the pool i found more rays out of the water. I was frantically putting them back into their pool. Some of them were dead already, and i was trying to save them anyway. I woke up in the middle of holding a dead ray in the water.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    That is interesting, Martha. Since it is your dream- you would know what meaning clicks most for you. As you can see from my hub, fish mean a lot more to me than conception- although that is one possible meaning. Even conception does not always mean conception to me! Dreams can sometimes take a more physical or biological idea and use it as a more abstract metaphor- i could see your dream having a more positive psychological or spiritual meaning related to realizing potential and the coming together of two to create a larger whole.

  • Martha 4 years ago

    No i'm not. i was actually hoping i don't get pregnant but the dream just gave me some sort of peace that its ok if i am.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi Keith,

    I also find orange to be a color of passion. If you are interested in the meaning of colors, you may want to review my other hub: https://exemplore.com/dreams/Dreaming-of-Colors-A-...

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Martha- are you hoping you are pregnant?

  • martha 4 years ago

    I had a dream that i was walking in a street in my hometown calmly and at peace while fish were swimming all around me and a breeze just flowing through my hair. i woke up and when i went back to sleep i dreamt that i was looking up online the interpretation of fish in dreams. weird because i have never looked up what any of my dreams meant. but i was all of a sudden curious about looking it up when i woke up. and i find it means conception :)

  • keith 4 years ago

    Thanks Sue. I didn't suffer any loss. But I've made an investment this month. Would this dream be a possible signal or warning for my investment? All the fish in my dream were out of water. How about if the fish were in orange color and same situation like the red fish?

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi Keith,

    This sounds like a creepy dream. The woods is another symbol of and the unconscious. Black is also a color often associated with the unconscious and the unknown. To see dead black fish in the woods sounds like it would be a dream about what lies in your unconscious. The fact that the fish were dead could relate to not having something in its proper place to survive. Have you suffered a loss? Is something within you (heart,mind, soul) not being nurtured and is a fish out of water?

    The red fish may be associated with anger- often a repressed emotion- or other passionate emotion. You were frightened that one was not dead- perhaps you have been attempting to kill off what these fish represent to you but you have not been successful. When we deny feelings, thoughts, and aspects of self we can kill them off in our minds and in our dreams but they always seem to come back.

    The message of this dream then may be telling you that you cannot get rid of what is unpleasant that you are avoiding and in order to avoid the discomfort, you may need to confront something head on.

  • keith 4 years ago

    There were two scenes in my dream last night. The scenes took place at my parents' behind house (some plantation and drain). The first scene was about several dead black fish. The sizes of the dead black fish were average and they were placed on woods. There was a boy/girl (i forgot) touching one of the dead black fish. The second scene was about several dead red fish. They were in both size, average and small. One of the small red fish frightened me because it suddenly breathe and not died.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    This fish sounds like it is representing something very special and powerful for you. I usually assume dreams like this are spiritual in nature. Considering fish often relate to our unconscious, it sounds like you were receiving a message from your unconscious although in a language you may not know. You still understand the importance of the message. Since the fish was being cooked, perhaps this is something new you will consume and take in so that it becomes part of your waking identity.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    This sounds like a very spiritual and maternal dream for you. If you are questioning if the dream has to do with your kids then I would guess it does have at least partial meaning about your kids. Koi fish tend to be representative of spiritual knowledge. Being pregnant could do some interesting things to our dreams! Perhaps this one feels different for you in some way- perhaps this is your last child and you feel this last pregnancy is completing your childbearing.

    Blue and Red tend to be symbolic of male and female energies and the combination of these two colors could relate to children. The T shape is interesting, although I usually interpret this as a fork in the road/decision making type symbol, in your dream, it sounds more like it relates to a christian cross (to carry on the spiritual symbols) or the phrase "to a t" which would relate to something being exact or perfect. Overall, it sounds like a pleasant dream that is reflecting positive feelings of satisfaction with what you have.

  • Lee 4 years ago

    So I dreamed about a fish that was caught and tried to be cooked...but it wouldn't die...it had special powers because it couldn't die in the hot grease....it was talking....don't remember what it said..but it had Chinese language written on its belly and I just knew it had special  powers...

  • latista 4 years ago

    I dreamed last night that I was in a village can't remember if it was china or native american, and I had a spiritual mother who wanted to show me a vision, she took me outside and I looked up and there were 3 koi fish multi colored but blue and red were evident they were floating all in the same direction side by side straight, then almost like the shape of a t a 4th fish pointing to the belly of the 4th fish also multi colored, so that all 4 fish looked like a t with 3 on top one side ways. When looking at the fish I felt happy like all the fish were happy I just didn't know why the one fish wasn't in the row straight. ( a little info) iam expecting and have 3 boys already. So idk if this dream has anything to do with my kids.

  • Amy 4 years ago

    Thanks Sue. I have married into a family recently with a lot of new children - step children. We don't plan to have any kids and I don't have any of my own. I'm living in a new state far away from where I have lived for the past ten years - your interpretation was helpful and made a lot of sense. I was anxious about the eggs thinking the dream was telling me I was wasting away my 'eggs' or not using them like I should to have my 'full blood' children. Thanks again for your insight. Your gift is special and much appreciated. Btw my favorite number is 11. :)

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    John G, that is very interesting. Was this a pleasant, negative or just strange dream for you? What do you think it means? I get the impression that the fish can represent something within your unconscious that could come out in things you do but you want to keep it in- perhaps you do not want others to see it or perhaps you need to continue to keep it instead of losing it. I can see it both ways. Interesting, thanks for sharing.

  • John G. 4 years ago

    I had a dream that a small fish exited from my finger by the fingernail.At first i tried to catch it by holding my finger like i cut it and was trying stop the bleeding.

    It went back in and i saw it swimming in my vain.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    wow, interesting! This sounds like you are dreaming of something unconscious that you are just beginning to take in. It sounds like this was all disowned by you and you have gone back to retrieve it. You still sound a little conflicted since you believed you weren't supposed to eat some of them. It's interesting that this is baby fish-- perhaps this means this is either new or is a new potential or growth for you. Although strange, sounds like a very positive dream.

  • ditto 4 years ago

    dreamt of eating raw, edible, fresh and abandoned baby fish,could not find the owner and people thought it was mine.decided to take it home because i knew if i left it, it would rot and go to waste.so i took it home (plenty of small fish in a bucket) leaving behind another bucket full of fresh baby fish that i knew i am not supposed to eat like shark and squid.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Fish swimming upstream could relate to either fish reproducing (I believe some do this) Reproduction often relates to our growth potential, new ideas, new beginnings, new creativity. Swimming upstream is also a tough way to swim- perhaps this could also relate to you feeling like something is an uphill battle and you are going about things the hard way.

    Your husband claiming something has his sounds like it reflects a dynamic in your relationship. Do you feel as though he is selfish? Do you feel as though he is smothering you and not giving you enough room to breath? do you feel as though he is taking something from you (even if he is unaware)? Perhaps your relationship needs more balance for you. Perhaps you need more "me" time if he is disrupting an important emotional and psychological process for you.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Poodle-

    To me, it sounds like your dream is reflecting your emotional state and the pain you feel when you begin to acknowledge and get in touch with your emotions.

    Taking a bath often reflects submerging ourselves in our unconsious and emotions. This can be painful but it is worth it- we are cleansed and free at the end. The fish are representing what you are coming into contact with from your unconscious. Although you feel stung, it is important to continue to address these emotions. The old run down house sounds like it is reflecting your current emotional/psychological state. You may need some TLC!

  • Dimples 4 years ago

    Yesterday I had a dream about fish swimming upstream and the stream was in the front yard of my neighbors house I'm unsure what kind they were but out of them all was a catfish that my husband grabbed from the stream saying" this is mine" meaning his.... can u please help me with this one?

  • Poodle 4 years ago

    I dreamed of bathing in an old run down home. I was taking a bath and I see a goldfish swimming around in the bath. It was really pretty and had a beautiful tail that looked like it had long hairs like that of a jellyfish. I tried to catch it and then it sting me! all of a sudden my leg hurt and my back and arm. I was being stung all over my body so I got out of the bath and scooped the fish with a cup and drained the bath. Then when I looked back there was probably over 50 of those little fish in the bath dying and gasping for air, they were the ones who stung me and my body was covered in red marks.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Jade- You may want to read this hub on snakes: http://hubpages.com/health/Dreaming-of-Snakes

    three tends to relate to past/present/future and the cabin would relate to you isolating yourself and being alone with your thoughts- maybe even close minded- even if this is just temporarily. Protecting yourself from these snakes sounds like it means you feel threatened and are being proactive. Snakes could relate to a lot of different aspects. If I had this dream, I would want to get in touch with these snakes and start to recognize that although i may experience pain emotionally, it is not going to hurt you and it is for the best of your well-being.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    This dream sounds like it relates to your subconscious, social self, your relationship with your husband and a lack of control over the events in your life (this can be positive or negative).

    The Japanese chef may represent something you do not fully understand and you feel is dictating your life and in control over what you receive and what you can get. The table represents you socially. Perhaps you are uncomfortable with how others perceive you, judge you, and you are always on your toes yet do not feel very close to others.

    The small black fish sounds like it is representing something mysterious for you.

    The eggs can symbolize potential although this seemed to have a negative connotation for you. Perhaps you feel as though you are different from others, may even be special and receiving something significant spiritually/emotionally/etc. although you are embarrassed to show it. You were mortified as if you did something wrong-- perhaps this is showing you that you tend to think negatively about yourself and events and misunderstand what is going on for you. Is your husband indifferent in real life? Perhaps you are going through something internally and feel like you do not have others to discuss it with.

  • Jade 4 years ago

    And then the day before that I had a dream about me being in a cabin house and there was 3 snakes and they weren't mean or anything but I grabbed one by one and put a rubber band around their mouth so they had no chance to harm me...

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Fish could mean a lot of things in dreams. It is possible it has to do with pregnancy and conception. Some pregnant women early on actually do report dreaming of fish more often then moving up to more complex creatures as they are closer to full-term.

    To me, fish dreams tend to relate to what we are just becoming aware of within our unconscious. Swimming with the fish could mean you are in touch with feelings and are able to really submerge yourself in the ideas. The clear water sounds like it is indicating that things are clear for you and stable.

  • Jade 4 years ago

    I had a dream that 3 fish, one was just like Gil(the fish off finding nemo, at the dentist office, kind of a big fish) the other two I have no clue what kind they were! But they were swimming in clear water. It was as if I was underwater with them. I have never really had dreams about fish, but I hear people say it may have som ething to do with pregnancy! Would that be for myself or someone else?

  • Amy 4 years ago

    I usually wake up remembering my dreams. This morning I remember one particular segment. My husband and I were in a large Japanese restaurant. It was a tasting restaurant and the Japanese chef decided your food and served you your food. Everyone stood up placed spaced apart at long wooden tables. The tables were the height meant to stand not sit. Couples and groups stood together. The Japanese chef served the two of us small black fish - maybe four inches long and one inch wide. We were to bite into them whole. They were cooked. When I bit into mine hundreds of small round black eggs started falling out of the fish and my mouth. All over the floor and table. They kept falling from my mouth. The Japanese chef smiled. It was a great honor to receive the fish with the eggs - like he had not planned to give it to me yet was not surprised I received it. I was mortified like I had done something wrong to get this 'fish full of eggs'. My husband seemed indifferent. He really didn't do much in the dream - was rather just there A's a bystander.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi claire,

    I hope my hub helped you find some meaning in this dream. Boats relate to cars (I have another hub on cars if you want to review it) and, to me, they relate to how we are navigating and what direction we are taking. Boats specifically can relate to our inner journey involving our unconscious. Since you were in the sailboat, perhaps you feel like you are at the mercy of unseen forces around you and do not have control over where you are going. The other boats may represent other aspects of you- perhaps disowned since you did not readily recognize them. I have found people associate the number 5 with completion with focus on our physical/day-to-day. 5 can also relate to our five senses and even the direction we are taking in life (5 fingers on each hand, hand is normally what we are doing, our actions). Anyway, I can go on and on about numbers. The fish you describe sounds beautiful yet you fear and and perceive an attack. Since I see this fish as a part of you bubbling up from your unconscious, it sounds like you are not only identifying this part of you (perhaps an emotion or something associated with an emotion you would rather not feel and gain insight into) as outside of you but that you feel threatened by it. Perhaps you feel you cannot avoid it and fear it will shatter who you are and break you (it breaks up the boats). If this was my dream, I would try to explore further what this fish is for me, understand it is not going to harm me, and confront it instead of attempting to protect yourself from it and avoid it.

  • claire 4 years ago

    i had a dream i was in the ocean in a boat smallish sailboat there were 5 other boats around me from a kayak rowboat to a large sailboat i felt familiar with the people but ididn't recognize them in the dream i saw something in the distance coming towards us a marlin fish vivid blue and yellow with something riding on its back it was approaching us rapidly i realized it was going to attack us i had all the boats huddle together and it cam full throttle at us we quickly separated the boats and it came,thru us down the middle then it was turning around to come back again and i woke up any thoughts comments

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    Anan Celeste 4 years ago from California

    Oh my Lord! Yes , yes , yes and so yes. It is so true, I wish I had found this years ago so I wouldn't be so resistant to accept that, unfortunately things happened that are totally out of my control. You have no idea how those dreams have haunted me. And for the sake of validating your analysis, yes, I have been on survival mode since I was very small and that defined how I sheltered myself from people. That need to protect myself has led me to control everything that I do like a Daily planner, when things did not went according to plan I would crumble inside, even if no one noticed.

    It wasn't until a couple of years ago, when my health deteriorated to the point of no return,that I came to accept that in reality life cannot be laid out in a piece of paper. My own doctor ( and friend) told me that I was a control freak! and it was killing me. I was hurt and confused. I have never wanted to control anyone, he sensed my confusion and said that I have been a TYRANT to myself,and too compliant with the people I thought I needed to impress. thanks to you I have connected all the dots!! You re right my dear.

    I have very vivid, lucid dreams. That is one of the reasons that I hate to sleep.

    Thank you so much, even though I have these kinds of dreams, these fish related dreams were particularly frightening for me. For a reason I can't comprehend, I am very much afraid of 90% of the elements in those two dreams. Now that you linked the symbolism to content it makes me feel relieved. Blessed is your soul!

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hello ananceleste,

    I am glad you found this hub too! Your dreams give a good example of how context is important. The fact that you have a signficant fear of deep ocean waters.

    Since this is the case for you, it is very possible these dreams are reflecting fears and how you are coping with these fears at the time you had the dreams. Since it sounds like these dreams recurred, perhaps you have not resolved the fears or they were reflecting different fears over time for you.

    #1. This first dream gives me the sense that you are reacting to something in your past within your unconscious. The old structure sounds like the old ruins of your life- an emotionally devastating event. Dreams of many things like school of fish often reflect for me feelings of overwhelm. The same can e said for huge animals. Perhaps there is something in your past, something emotional for you that you have avoided for a long time that now feels like it is simply too large and too messy for you to handle right now. Perhaps you have been so paralyzed by fear and anxiety that you have not made any progress in terms of resolving this issue for you.

    #2 The house made of concrete gives me the impression that you have been too rigid and have over-protected yourself. Maybe you have attempted to contain the emotions you have but this was unsuccessful. Water on the roof often relates to the emotional events that are beyond our control. Perhaps you were in a situation that you felt you could not handle. Maybe you felt you had everything in order, you tentatively secured down everything and your little world would be ok if only the outside world would stop messing it up. The food of emotions and the big fish everywhere would represent what you need to confront, accept and resolve for yourself. My continuing to ignore it, it will get bigger for you and will be more challenging to address.

    If I had these dreams, I may want to explore my current approaches and try to try something new. Maybe you need to let yourself get uncomfortable and try to confront these things. What is the worst that could happen? It sounds like your fears are bigger than the actual risk. There is an element in here that shows a need to be more flexible and adaptive to what is going on around you. Maybe you need to make adjustments to go with the flow at times, allow things to roll off your back and roll with the punches. This may mean you need to address what is bothering you from the past first.

    Since these dreams have haunted you or years, you may want to start a dream journal and even continue to get opinions from others on your dreams. Dream sharing can be very beneficial. I recommend this site I wrote about: http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/The-Best-D...

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    Anan Celeste 4 years ago from California

    Thank God I found this hub!!! There are two dreams that are driving me insane, not only because they don't make any sense but because I am terrified of the deep waters of the ocean.

    #1. I was on top of a mountain, next to the ocean. I looked down and I was suddenly standing in the water ( TERRIFIED) as I looked down I could see a huge structure made of stone. Like the ruins of a castle from an aerial view, but in the deep ocean. I could feel my legs shaking at the sight. Then a school of fish just passed underneath me, Hundreds!!! I could see all this because the waters were as transparent as crystal. As I focus on the water whales and other HUGE animals were parading themselves under the water. I was too afraid to move. Then I woke up.

    #2

    I was in this house made of concrete, everything was concrete including a big fish pond in the middle of the living room. It housed 2 huge coy fish, beautiful but big. There was a huge staircase that led to the roof. When I got there everything was flooded, as far as my eyes could see, just a vast ocean with BIG FISH everywhere.

    These two dreams have haunted me for years.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    This dream doesn't sound like it has to do with the fish.

    It sounds like this dream may relate to you believing you or someone else is leaving something important behind that they may be rejecting but you see as something they needed and have forgotten.

  • Bibi Tahira Sadiq 4 years ago

    In my dream I saw that while shopping someone left a piece of fish fillet and I picked it up and was giving it to someone I know who is a vegetarian, thinking she forgot it on the cashier's counter

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi Hazel,

    Thanks for commenting. You share an interesting dream and one that demonstrates how much context is important.

    Since fish are typically representing the insights bubbling up from our unconscious, this dreams sounds as though you want to keep something unconscious as if you do not want to look at something that causes you anxiety and panic and you are using your best efforts to keep these pesky emotions/thoughts/memories down back where you feel they belong- out of sight, out of mind.

    Considering they bite your fingers, it sounds like despite your efforts you are unable to avoid them. You may have fears that confronting them could have a negative impact on your ability to do things since we do things with our hands.

    You may want to explore what the color blue means to you. https://exemplore.com/dreams/Dreaming-of-Colors-A-...

    Also, the number 3 may be significant for you. 3, a trilogy can relate to many things- the trinity, past/present/future, family (mother/father/child).

    My thoughts are you may need to figure out a way to look into this fish bowl instead of having this overwhelming and futile experience attempting to keep them contained. What is the worst that could happen?

  • Hazel 4 years ago

    Hello,

    I dreamt of opening the lid to a fish bowl and all of these different type of fish were trying to jump out or "escape" I remember frantically attempting to keep them in..there were 3 small blue fish that jumped up and bit at my fingers. They attached themselves even..I had to shake them off and throw them back into the bowl. I remember being a bit panicked, but manged to get them back in and close the lid.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks :)

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi Ann Davis,

    Yes I am a dream interpreter and love dreams. I would most likely interpret your dream of the elephant and happy animals as representations of aspects of self. It sounds like you most likely express the other sides to you and are in harmony based on that dream.

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    anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

    Are you a dream interpreter? I have a recurring dream of a gray elephant and smaller happy animals. It's a pleasant dream.

    Nice hub.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi Ally,

    In the beginning of this hub I mention that fish are often associated with gaining insight into our unconscious-especially when fish are in the ocean. The ocean is often a symbol of the unconscious and what is mysterious and unknown to us. The fish can represent our insights and what is emerging from our unconscious that we are starting to become more aware of.

  • Ally 4 years ago

    I dream of fish in a ocean? Still confused

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    Rich Brown 4 years ago from Superior, Montana

    Thanks for your response.

    I have nothing associated with fish in general. I'm a hunter, not a fisher. I can't even say why I knew they were different kinds of fish, just a dream thing I guess. As far as them being state fish, I didnt' know that either. I was kind of hoping there was some sort of characteristics associated with them, like I found with trout.

    That being said, it makes sense to me that the many perspectives could be the simple interpretation, without even knowing the individual meanings.

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi Rich Brown,

    Do you have specific characteristics you associate with perch and cod? Cod is the state fish of Massachusetts and Perch is the state fish of Louisiana- if you knew this perhaps this is what your dream is referring to. Or else, it is possible the different fish are representing a variety of things for you such as having many perspectives, etc.

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    Rich Brown 4 years ago from Superior, Montana

    In my dream, I was fishing and caught 4 fish. A trout, a perch, a cod and something else I don't remember. I put them all in my ice chest and went to find out how I should cook/clean them.

    I found interpretation for trout (and fishing/fish etc) But nothing for Perch, or Cod. Any help?

  • Kasi 4 years ago

    I'm not sure how I felt in the dream. I wasn't frightened, I just found it odd and gross each time I woke up! Lol! In the dream, I was... 'intent', just intent on the light, watching the fish swim, and snatching what I could.

    I will say I have been doing some self reflection as of late, so I'm pretty sure you hit the nail right on the head. I've been very focused on this self reflection for about a week, more so in the last couple of days, so I guess this explains my dream very well, thank you! :) Thank you very much!

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    Sue B. 4 years ago

    Hi Kasi,

    That's a cool dream! Many times I am influenced by movies or events of my day but I do find it interesting what specific snippet of my day grabbed my attention and what this could mean for me right now.

    Since you read my little article, you know that fish can mean a lot of things. This dream sounds like you have been viewing your unconscious in some way and taking it in. Although it sounds gross when you awoke, eating the fish raw was quite a symbol of pulling these aspects of your unconscious into your conscious identity. The fact that the glass was there but was somehow not really a barrier is interesting and is very telling- we build all sorts of walls around ourselves or make assumptions that things are not possible yet they are.

    I know you were grossed out thinking about this dream but how did you feel in the dream? If it was a pleasant dream then it sounds like you are truly experiencing great personal growth. If you were grossed out in the dream or felt negatively in some way, it may be that you are still undergoing personal growth and development but are having some mixed feelings about it.

  • Kasi 4 years ago

    I was watching Voyager when I saw a hologram holding a cylindrical fish tank that was pretty.

    Then last night I kept dreaming of someone holding this tank, only it was full of different kinds of little fish. They were all dark colored fish, black and silver. I recognized one as a marbled angelfish (my fav fish). They were swimming round and around, and every few minutes I would snatch one in my teeth and eat it raw and alive. Not sure how I was able to get through the glass to bite the fish, but I kept doing it. Someone was holding the tank, like in the scene from tv earlier, but the fish were different and I was eating them. I woke several times dreaming this dream. It grossed me out thinking of eating raw fish, but I kept doing it. They were little fish, bite sized, maybe a bit bigger.

  • khyber 5 years ago

    that was kind of right

  • Lamin 5 years ago

    Dreaming of catching fish three times and all not thesame day. Also catching big and small fish

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