What are shark dreams about?
Sharks are predatory fish that live in oceans. They can look fearsome and menacing. As a result, sharks are a common fear that people have. This symbol is identified by words like shark.
Sharks in dreams is a very uncommon dream symbol, occuring in about 0.4% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 250 dreams.
What are the major highlights of shark dreams?
Sharks is a normal dream symbol. Having sharks in a dream changes the dream in the same way as most other dream symbols.
Shark dreams are very social
Dreams of sharks contain more characters than most other dream symbols. While dreams are often about other people and social relationships, dreams of sharks are especially related to having lots of characters. Other symbols that are like this include communicating, rats, babies, lions, distant people, deer, spouses, other fantastic beings, animals, and seeing a dead father.
Shark dreams focus on sounds
Dreams of sharks have more words related to sounds than 90% of all other dream symbols. In other words, shark dreams involve the auditory world. They focus on sounds and hearing. Other symbols that are like this include parasites in body, ovaries, Voldemort, crushes, Norway, cheating on tests, pheasants, miscarriages, nazis, and scorpions.
What symbols more present in dreams of sharks?
Shark dreams are notable because they have substantially more fish, whales, water, eels, swimming, infesting, elements of water, lifeguards, black eyes, boats, oceans, aquariums, tigers, harpoons, bodies of water, dolphins, islands, beaches, tsunamis, natural elements, embarking, teeth, tanks, mermaids, canoes, captains, hugeness, biting, squids, lakes, ducks, eating, hippos, floods, pools, submarines, foreseeing, things, jungles, crocodiles, general animals, drowning, verbs, monkeys, peninsula, waves, turtles, cartoons, mouths, museums, uteruses, edges, lions, alligators, Greece, jumping, famousness, rocks, bridges, and octopus than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of sharks?
Shark dreams are notable because they have substantially less crying, pregnancy, shortness, social media, cars, genitals, romantic partners, doctors, waking life, grandmothers, wrist, castles, childhood homes, farms, youtube, healing, guilty, raping, weddings, the afternoon, spouses, drugs, driving, messages, shopping, sleep paralysis, home, and kissing than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of sharks affect the different aspects of a dream?
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Who is in sharks dreams?
Overall, dreams with sharks are much more related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of sharks are much more related to animals than dreams in general. They are less related to insects, less related to different roles, and less related to distant people.
What are the emotions in sharks dreams?
Overall, dreams with sharks are less related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of sharks are more related to fear than dreams in general. They are much less related to happiness, less related to sadness, and less related to grief and sorrow.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in sharks dreams?
Overall, dreams with sharks are less related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of sharks are more related to transportation than dreams in general. They are much less related to home, much less related to work, and much less related to human places.
What happens in sharks dreams?
Overall, dreams with sharks are less related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of sharks are more related to disasters than dreams in general. They are less related to friendly interactions and less related to sex.
How do sharks in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with sharks are less related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of sharks are more related to recurring dreams and much more related to recurring nightmares than dreams in general. They are less related to lucid dreams, less related to sleep paralysis, and less related to sleeping.
How do sharks in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with sharks are less related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of sharks are much less related to hearing, less related to smelling, and less related to taste.
How can you make sense of sharks in dreams?
Shark dreams are very uncommon. Among other things shark dreams are normally interconnect, very social, and focus on sounds.
Do you think this is true for your dream of sharks? How might your dream of sharks 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 sharks 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 sharks in dreams. See how you feel about sharks now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of sharks?
Dreaming about sharks can be a sign to watch your back. People can be like sharks—predatory, stealthy, relentless—and swimming with sharks is inherently dangerous. Someone could be out to get you, or you have a general sense to be wary. For example, women who mistrust men and their intentions can dream about men in general as a pack of sharks, and about specific men as sharks.
A shark can symbolize something you fear. See: Fear
A shark can symbolize a person or situation that can turn on you at any moment.
It can symbolize wild or predatory instincts, such as an instinct to attack or to take advantage of weakness. It can symbolize taking advantage of misfortune or trust.
It can symbolize dangerous emotions. Water is associated with emotion, and sharks are dangerous. See: Water
A shark can symbolize something dangerous lurking below the threshold of your awareness. See: Subconscious
“Shark” is used to describe a person who is almost unbeatable at card games or billiards, or at any game or competition. The word is used on Wall Street to describe its top players, and used to describe lawyers. The association is derived from sharks’ being merciless predators.
Sharks in a frenzy can symbolize something that drives people wild, or hysteria.
Sharks are unpredictable, and people can be unpredictable, too, especially when gathered in packs or groups. Sharks prey on weakness and smell blood in the water. Does that describe someone you know, or characterize a situation you’re in or something you’ve observed?
See also: Animals, Attacking, Eating, Fear, Panic, Subconscious
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 sharks
Read some real dream reports of shark 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.
Dreamt that 6ix9ine decided to live underwater instead of going to prison
In this dream I was a journalist. My co-writer and I had taken a little rowing boat out to the middle of the ocean in the hopes of locating 69 to interview him about this momentous decision. I held the map while my associate rowed, and with a bit of luck, we were right above him. I expressed my doubts about the whole thing being too risky and stupid. They geared up in scuba wear, assured me that the story was too good to pass up and jumped into the sea.
I was seeing through their eyes now. The water was extremely murky and a sandy brown colour. They pressed on for some time. From on the boat, I was starting to get worried until finally, 69’s shadowy figure came into view. My associate lowered a mic down to him and motioned for him to speak.
He was sitting cross legged on the sea floor like the Buddha. It was quite serene; various sharks and fish had collected around him as if to accept 69 as a new aquatic lifeform. There was a small - small enough for a child - canister of oxygen to his right which he took infrequent puffs of, like a Shisha. 69 hadn’t taken a proper breath of air in two months.
He stressed to us that meditation was the key and that he was a changed man. Frustratingly, I can’t remember any more of what he said, but it made international headlines. There were no laws covering underwater detainment so they just left him.
I had this dream a few weeks ago and I have no idea why it’s stuck with me.
In this dream I was a journalist. My co-writer and I had taken a little rowing boat out to the middle of the ocean in the hopes of locating 69 to interview him...
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sharks?? outside my window?!
hi guys, long time lurker first time poster. I had a nightmare last night that I was in my living room and the ocean literally came up to meet me at my windows. I was sitting there, watching tv with my wife, when I noticed that waves were creeping up towards my sliding glass window. I started to panic...mostly worried about my floors. I yelled at my wife, what do we do?! I quickly got up and shut and lock the window as a wave hit the screen and poured into the house. I sat back down and tried to relax. I looked over and I saw that the water was well over my windows and I could see two sharks getting closer. They kept snapping and biting at the glass as I cried. I felt very anxious and scared through the entire dream and woke feeling extra groggy.
hi guys, long time lurker first time poster. I had a nightmare last night that I was in my living room and the ocean literally came up to meet me at my windows....
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I dream about the sea every night
Does anyone know what this could mean? I don’t live near the sea. When I was a kid we would go on family holidays to Cornwall (place near the sea in the UK) every year and spent all our time there at the beach, swimming in the sea etc. It was a big part of my childhood but this was only for about two weeks every year.
No matter what my dream is, the sea features. Sometimes it’s neutral, for example the sea is just there in the background while the dream takes place in a seaside town. Sometimes it’s bad, for example I’m on the beach and a tsunami comes / huge dangerous waves get closer and closer and I have to run away, sometimes I’m swept into them but still manage to escape. Sometimes they’re just strange, for example I had one where me and my family had a pet shark and we rode on his back through the entire ocean.
Does anyone have any idea what this could mean??!? It’s been bugging me for ages now - WHY am I dreaming about the sea every night?
Does anyone know what this could mean? I don’t live near the sea. When I was a kid we would go on family holidays to Cornwall (place near the sea in the UK)...
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Had a dream that I was working for some hotel, but had to work out of one of the employee housing rooms. It was already filled with a collection of past employees items. I wound up being unable to leave so I just kept working. There was a shark in the pool, a monster in the maintenance garage, and you had to go through other employee housing rooms to get to your room. Employees were just supposed to keep working as people were being eaten and never mention these things to the hotel guests.
Had a dream that I was working for some hotel, but had to work out of one of the employee housing rooms. It was already filled with a collection of past...
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Whale dream that I can't stop thinking about
I had this dream a few nights ago and I've been thinking about it since. I even tried to recreate it in an image editing program. I can't figure out why I feel like this dream is so important.
I'm in a huge old house, in one of the rooms on the top floor. This room has these big windows lining the wall that start at the waist and extend up to the ceiling. The rain smacks against the window. I'm looking out into the ocean, which is a little less than 100 yards away. This is apparently a beach house. It's the middle of the night outside, and an intense storm is raging. I can feel the thunder in my chest when it pounds. When the lightning zaps the entire sky is filled with light and I can see the lumpy bottoms of clouds, and the sea below. The water is dark, almost black, but when the lightning strikes its shown to be this murky green color. Despite all of this, I'm not afraid. I feel calm. It's beautiful. I watch the ocean rage.
A giant wave forms. It seems to be travelling towards the house, but never quite reaches it. The wave reaches up almost as high as I can see, filling up my field of vision and leaving only a thin bar of stormy sky above it. Its like a wall. The lightning flashes again and the wave is lit up for a split second, and I see the blurred silhouette of a giant whale swimming across, several hundred feet in the air, suspended in the wave. This whole thing looks almost exactly like [this](https://youtu.be/CRUZZLhY5eo?t=132) scene from The Prince of Egypt movie. The lightning continues to flash every few seconds, and I watch the beast slowly make its way across the wave. The silhouette has the general shape of a sperm whale, but it also has a large dorsal fin, and a few times it nears the crest of the wave, breaking the surface of the water, shrouded in mist and spray, its fin jutting out akin to a shark. From the small glimpses I catch, the whale is jet black. At most its nose begins to breach once or twice before it re-submerges and continues to swim, only visible due to intermittent flashes of lightning.
None of this is scary. I don't feel helpless or anxious. The wave never hits the house. It just looms. Watching the whale fills me with tranquility.
What y'all think?
I had this dream a few nights ago and I've been thinking about it since. I even tried to recreate it in an image editing program. I can't figure out why I feel...
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