What are fish dreams about?
Fish are aquatic animals that survive in water and lack limbs with digits. This symbol is identified by words like fish.
Fish in dreams is a uncommon dream symbol, occuring in about 0.9% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 100 dreams.
What are the major highlights of fish dreams?
Fish is an interconnected dream symbol. Having fish in a dream changes the dream more than most other dream symbols.
Dreams of fish have a striking lack of emotion
Fish dreams are very social
Dreams of fish contain more characters than most other dream symbols. While dreams are often about other people and social relationships, dreams of fish are especially related to having lots of characters. Other symbols that are like this include general movement, husbands, passengers, speaking, police, crushes, elderly people, friendly interactions, movement, and other fantastic beings.
What symbols more present in dreams of fish?
Fish dreams are notable because they have substantially more aquariums, eels, sharks, tanks, water, swimming, collective unconscious, elements of water, whales, squids, lakes, oceans, bodies of water, frogs, weasels, rivers, boats, mermaids, scientists, natural elements, reptile, islands, dolphins, beaches, eating, pigs, Cambodia, hamsters, general animals, chicken, things, vultures, rainbows, creatures, alligators, drowning, bigness, bankruptcy, skeletons, eggs, other fantastic beings, turtles, worms, magnifying glasses, hugeness, pools, underground, parasites, tackling, weapons, skunks, octopus, orange, the afternoon, neptune, spirals, consuming, gems, cliffs, and biting than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of fish?
Fish dreams are notable because they have substantially less relationship events, former partners, healing, seeing a dead mother, Donald Trump, sleeping, break ups, flirting, unique themes, taking a test, ghosts, funerals, bedrooms, nuclear bombs, raping, sex, crying, telepathy, girlfriends, passengers, waking life, arrows, lucid dreams, dead bodies, beds, objects in space, going to die, mirror, nightmares, classmates, buses, ribs, barns, cars, sleep paralysis, and wolves than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of fish affect the different aspects of a dream?
Explore different elements related to dreams of fish
Who is in fish dreams?
Overall, dreams with fish are much more related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of fish are much more related to animals and more related to insects than dreams in general. They are less related to different roles, less related to distant people, and less related to close people.
What are the emotions in fish dreams?
Grief and sorrow
Who is in fish dreams?
What happens in fish dreams?
Overall, dreams with fish are much less related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of fish are less related to aggressive interactions, less related to friendly interactions, and less related to sex.
How do fish in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with fish are much less related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of fish are more related to recurring dreams than dreams in general. They are less related to lucid dreams, less related to nightmares, and less related to sleep paralysis.
How do fish in dreams related the senses?
How can you make sense of fish in dreams?
Fish dreams are uncommon. Among other things fish dreams are positively interconnected, lack emotions, and very social.
Do you think this is true for your dream of fish? How might your dream of fish be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience fish in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about fish in dreams. See how you feel about fish now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of fish?
Because fish live in water, they have strong associations with subconscious information and the unconscious mind and what’s floating around in there. The image of a fish coming to the surface of water captures the idea of a thought or memory coming into your awareness. See: Subconscious, Unconscious minds
Water can symbolize the unconscious mind, so a fish swimming to the surface of water can symbolize that something that was in the unconscious mind is becoming conscious. A fish can symbolize guidance from the unconscious mind. Legends and myths tell of talking fish that give valuable information to people trying to find their way. These stories are allegories for ways that the unconscious mind communicates with its conscious counterpart, and dreams are, in essence, allegories about yourself and your life. See: Unconscious minds
Water is also strongly associated with emotions, and the size of the fish can indicate how “big” the emotion is and how much of an impact it has. See: Water
A school of fish can symbolize a group of people whose actions, thinking, and perceptions are closely tied together, or who are easily swayed or directed. They engage in “groupthink.”
Fish can symbolize options, as in “many fish in the sea.”
Because fish swim and the bloodstream has components such as antibodies that travel in it, dreams can use fish to symbolize anything that travels in the bloodstream. For example, in a dream where a fish eats coffee grounds from the dreamer’s knee, the symbolism relates to the body repairing itself—the dreamer had debris in his knee and his body cleared it out while he was asleep.
Fish can be associated with the internal pH of the body, since they live in water and bad water will harm them. Fish can symbolize the urinary tract. A woman dreams that she finds a fishbowl in her house with sickly yellow water and three fish dying in it. She then goes about trying to save the fish by swapping out the bad water with fresh water. It symbolizes her internal awareness of a urinary-tract infection coming on. The fishbowl represents her bladder.
Pale or lethargic fish can be associated with low energy or lack of vitality—pale means something is missing from the bloodstream, probably related to nutritional deficiency.
Colorful fish can symbolize distraction, because it is easy to be distracted by watching them swim in a tank.
Fish in water can connect with thoughts, emotions, or feelings, but a “fish out of water” implies someone out of his or her element. More cross-associations are possible with waking life activities like swimming, bathing, and urinating. Fish swimming in murky water can mean that a situation is murky.
Fish are associated with Christianity, as a symbol used throughout Western culture. Jesus and his followers were known as “fishers of men,” and one of the most famous stories about him is the feeding of the masses with a few fish and some bread. This symbolic use of fish shows up more in the dreams of practicing Christians, but the stories are widely known and fair game for dreams to use. Ingesting fish in these dreams is associated with Christian teachings.
Fish that slip away can symbolize failing to follow something you have been taught—moral teachings in particular. It can symbolize a slippery situation or something you have a hard time holding onto. See: Ice
A dead fish can symbolize someone who is unresponsive, especially sexually. It can mean “you’re next,” as in the famous scene with the fish in The Godfather. “Something fishy” is used in connection with suspicion.
More plays on words can be made from types of fish. For example, “to carp” means to make petty criticism. “To flounder” means to struggle helplessly. Consider these possibilities, remembering that your associations are the most direct route to the meaning.
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of fish
Read some real dream reports of fish dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
Dream where a fish was whispering in my ear
Weird dream. Tarot fish.
In my dream my mother had bought a house or maybe she had it but this was the first time I was in this particular house. next we were going upstairs for something and she said something about “Ariel” and she said that “Ariel” was living in her attic. I can remember thinking about a Disney princess when I was in the dream. She kept going in the attic and I was going in as well and she stopped me at some weird pillar in her attic and told me to hold on and not look but I looked and could only see my mother but she told me to hold on while she went and grabbed something and I was so exited to see “Ariel”. I was laying so that my knees were near my chest on the stairs for some reason and all of a sudden this thing like came over me who I’m guessing was “Ariel” but anyways I went its hand across my bottom and it felt like it grabbed me there and it came up to my ear and was whispering in it while like sucking on it but the thing was a fish so it had those gross fish lips. while this weird fish thing was like groping me I was trying to scream and I couldn’t and I couldn’t move. the fish was whispering in my ear but it sounded foreign. i don’t know but it was scary and it’s 5:41 am right now and i still can’t go back to bed lol
Weird dream. Tarot fish.
In my dream my mother had bought a house or maybe she had it but this was the first time I was in this particular house. next we were...
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Can anyone interpret my dream? Its about aquarium, fish and bird
I dreamed that there was an aquarium in my brother's room with a number of fish and reptiles. During a few scenes, the water gradually diminished, but there was still water, and the fish were alive.
I started pouring water into it, hurriedly poured water until come across a creature like a worm, I said no, there is a parasite, went to the internet to search about it, it grew constantly until it was about 20 cm, came from there, went in the kitchen, its head and face formed Suddenly I saw a cockatoo kid that I love very much sitting on my left arm; and In the other hand, a Cockatiel sat down, a very beautiful and white couple, I talked to them a little.
I know it might be ridiculous, but I have a weird feeling about my dream.
I dreamed that there was an aquarium in my brother's room with a number of fish and reptiles. During a few scenes, the water gradually diminished, but there was...
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I've had the same bad dream 4 nights in a row
The dream is I'm a sailor on a boat . we can't go to shore cause the shore line / beach has 100s of lions ... Like Africa Lions . all the fish in the ocean are gone except for great white sharks . we have to catch the sharks in our nets . the sharks are super aggressive and eat all the crew members on boats ... Then the ocean goes dry.. I'm worried about the Lions attacking me but as soon as I look up A net tears and a great white shark falls on top of me and eats me. ..
I wake up and I'm covered in sweat... I even sleep walked last night
Help me? What does it mean
The dream is I'm a sailor on a boat . we can't go to shore cause the shore line / beach has 100s of lions ... Like Africa Lions . all the fish in the ocean are...
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Apocalyptic alternate timeline dream
Apocalypse hits while american girl is visiting her bf in Europe. They go live in the country and money/food becomes extremely difficult to come by. She starts sewing blankets and quilts to make ends meet, but she's not good enough at it. She takes a position as a farm worker. She spends all day pulling weeds and turning the land. She finds a group of baby bunnies and is told to dump them into the bunny bag to be made into stew. She can't bring herself to do it and decides to keep them as pets. Months later they escape, mate, and devastate the local food supply. She gets chased away by the locals who rightfully blame her.
Her bf goes with her to try to find new opportunities. They find a train traveling through with a multi level production line for country towns, including tradesmen, sheep, crops, cows, fish, and medical care. She gets a job trending the medical cars with the babies and patients. She becomes a wet nurse and secondhand learns about "The Sewists", a group of people who are disfigured and raised to be the fabric and sewing experts, as well as diviners. They are hobbled and have their legs cut off at birth in order to ensure their sedentary lifestyle so they won't be able to try to run away from their predestined craft. They are kept in sacks from the waist down and taught to devine from the threads the secrets of the universe. The American girl wants to be a sewist so much that she waits for the group of them to be brought onto the train and kills the oldest, and meanest, one to try to take her place. She stuffs herself into the sack after tossing the old sewist into the biotrash compactor. Once discovered, the caregivers of the sewists know they could lose their lives if they lost a sewist, so they cut off the girls legs and try to give her the training needed to sew well enough to convince the others she's from their other colony. She gets chastised at the new place for not knowing what to do with her leg nubs when they put her in her sack. She trains and learns the craft and discovers the home of the sewists is not what she had thought it would be. The sewists are forced to weave and sew all day, everyday, and are used to make babies on a regular basis in order to expand their numbers. It ended with the character becoming a wetnurse and teacher for the new sewists and learning to thread people's hair into curls.
What on earth does any of this mean?
Apocalypse hits while american girl is visiting her bf in Europe. They go live in the country and money/food becomes extremely difficult to come by. She starts...
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I accidentally pulled my own eye out & it took my vocal chords with it? 🤔👁️
I was at work, panicking. I tried to change my shirt several times to relieve the discomfort, because my chest hurt and i was too hot. I went to lay down to try to relax. Then i went home and realized i had a long hair stuck in my eye. I tried to pull it out and pulled my whole eye out on accident, and it took some of my vocal chords with it, making it hard to talk. It gave me a weird dual voice (like the throat singing where they can sing with two different "voices")
I went and told my partner about it and they were mad at me because "how could i not notice?!"
Then i "woke up" and told them again, and this time they told me about their dream and we went to a little beach where there were little fish swimming in the shallows, and I walked away onto a hill nearby and found a sign i remember thinking was racist. (it said something about African people "stay out"), then i turned it over and it was a prop replica from a movie, but I still thought it was not a good message to have up on a sign like that.
Then I actually woke up.
I'd love any help interpretating this, even if it is a negative meaning.
I tried to look into it and it said losing an eye can mean losing ones perspective in life & i feel that losing ones voice is pretty self explanatory.
Thanks again <3
I was at work, panicking. I tried to change my shirt several times to relieve the discomfort, because my chest hurt and i was too hot. I went to lay down to try...
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