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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook ´╗┐ FISH : This website has collected together many dreams and many have featured fish. Since dreams are in the here and now we can try to see how dreams link to recent thoughts and feelings.

Several dreams in our studies occurred at times when the dreamer was thinking about their feelings. So it seems that fish in dreams can link in some way to feelings. The way they move about perhaps represents movements and changes in your emotions. One dream took place at a time when the dreamer was thinking about how unhappy she was. One was thinking about all the feelings she was having whilst trying to get pregnant. One dreamer woke up feeling both happy and sad? So dreams link to life in our emotions. They represent strong urges and motivations forming.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Have you had some strong urges recently?
- Have you been strongly motivated recently?
- Have you sensed a new mood within yourself or in others?
- Have you got any subconscious worries?
- To you feel that there are some new feelings and thoughts forming in your mind about your life?
- Were you thinking about some disgusting lingering smell yesterday?

KEY WORDS : Feelings, urges, motivations, emotional connections, unconscious changes , forces in your life, new mood,disgusting smell

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "new feelings"
- "thoughts forming"
- "what is he feeling?"
- "There is no longer that sense of connection"
- "I am trying to motivate myself"
- "I have a really strong urge to do this"
- "I know that this is something that I have to do"
- "I sense a new mood within myself"
- "subconscious worries"
- "That smells really bad"


SEE ALSO : Boats : Rivers : Dolphins : Whales : Sharks
DREAM STUDIES : The Seas : Rivers : Water
METHODS : For a full explanation of the methods used in this dream study CLICK HERE
Below you will see a series of quotes. Each quote represents the meaning of a particular dream(these are all dreams where the meaning is understood totally). For instance one dream may have meant that the dreamer was having trouble at work. In that case the quote may simply be "There is a bad atmosphere at work". Some information is included about which dream symbols were included in the dream(within the squares brackets). Often a sample dream is included which shows you how the dream interpretation was reached.
ESSAY : What is the symbolic meaning of fish in dreams?

Fish can obviously represent themselves and if you went fishing or saw fishing the day before then its likely it can link to that. E.g.

"My boyfriend cut some fish up yesterday. It was revolting"[Dream symbol - dead fish]

Fish often represent life in the subconscious mind. They may show that some ideas are forming in your mind and maybe that you are not sure right now. E.g.

"I have been trying to work out how I am thinking about something. I keep changing my own mind"[Dream Dictionary - fish fall from sky][the dream on which this quote is based upon is featured in full at the end of this article]

"I am waiting for my exam results and I can do nothing until then"[Dream symbol - save mother who is fishing]

"I seem to be having real reservations about my job and boyfriend. Thoughts are forming in my mind. I am not sure if I am going to act yet"[Dream symbol - fish]

"I cannot work out why I am not so spiritually happy right now. I have got all depressed again"[Dream Dictionary - dead goldfish in pond]

"I am trying to get pregnant. Its really stirring up my feelings and urges "[Dream Dictionary - fish turns into puppy]

"When I woke up I was both happy and sad"[Dream Dictionary - eager hunt for fish and the pleasure of a catch dream]

"I told my boyfriend that I need to open up with strong emotions. I cannot bottle myself up any longer"[Dream Dictionary - I am watching fish in an aquarium whizzing round in a confined space]

Fish can represent attempts to motivate ourselves. E.g.

"I hace got to start looking after myyself much more. If I carry on the way that I am then I will soon be seriously ill. "[Dream Dictionary - Catching a huge fish on a bridge dream]

"I have been trying to motivate myself . I am practicing mind power. I am trying not to end up an emotional wreck again. I tend to let emotions take control of me"[Dream Dictionary - watching fish dream]

Fish can symbolise the emotional connections that underpin the relationships in our lives. E.g.

"I saw my best friend from school yesterday. I am not sure that the relationship is what it used to be. There no longer seems to be the emotional connections that there once was"[Dream Dictionary - dead fish and creatures at the bottom of the sea dream]

"I have broken up with my girlfriend. There is no longer the connection that there used to be. Because of various problems I feel indifferent emotionally towards her"[Dream Dictionary - beautiful bluish fish dream]

Fish can link to your own worries and feelings. E.g.

"I just worry sometimes if people feel like I am a bum."[Dream dictionary - Mosquito fish]

"Her attitude is not good. The teacher has said that if she does not try harder then it was cause serious problems"[Dream Dictionary - huge fish]

Fish may represent a situation where you had many reservations. E.g.

"my older brother got me into difficulty. I had real reservations but just carried on because he made me."[Dream Dictionary - Huge jelly fish]

Fish can represent deep feelings and thoughts and can link with the imagination. E.g.

"we have been arranging the new bedrooms"[Dream Dictionary - my children chase fish]

"I am scared to meet him again. I think I now know why he acted like he did"[Dream Dictionary - fish eggs like snake eggs]

"I have been recording my dreams. I hope to know what they mean"[Dream symbol - fish in dark pond]

Fish can represent disgusting and lingering smells. E.g.

"I know I am going to have to talk about this growing bowel problem I have. The smell lingers and I hate to think thatb my house smells."[Dream Dictionary - release fish which becomes a gaseous substance]

THE DREAM I had a dream that I was on a boat in the ocean. It was a sunny day and the waters were calm. At some point I found myself underwater, looking up at sharks. I could see their mouths and teeth very clearly, and I felt nervous, but they never did anything threatening. I don't know how but I then found myself on the boat again, there was a big, beautiful yellow fish tied down to the bow. I could see it gasping, and dying. I pulled it free from the ropes and released him. Then I must have dived off of the boat and was swimming away, but not towards any beach - just swimming. My body was so strong, I remember with each stroke the whole top half of my body would come out of the water.

THE REALITY The dreamer was at somewhat of a crossroads. She had been trying to figure out if she had made a mistake in both her job and current relationship, and whether or not she need to move on in both scenarios. She still lacks a definitive answer. She was woken by her boyfriend who was phoning her up.

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I am unsure of my own feelings right now. I am unsure of my job and my relationship. I am wondering what my feelings are."

DREAM ANALYSIS Well dreams like this are probably very hard to interpret. They are by their very nature very symbolic. There are no people in the dream Generally speaking dreams involving swimming will involve you showing emotional effort. They show that you are in some way not happy about your emotions in some way. Sharks too must be a sign of troubles and of resentments emotionally.

The boat is symbolic of emotional momentum. If you are in the boat it will generally link to some emotional feelings that you are sure about. Boats can link to friends and happy times. In this case they probably symbolise sureness. Here the dreamer says that she was having doubts. The boat in the dream could represent those doubts. The boat represents sureness because if you are sure then you have a sense of confidence in your opinion. But here she jumps off the boat into the water showing that she is not sure. That she has maybe overreacted to something.

Fish in dreams tend to link to subconscious feelings forming. They symbolise emotions maybe even of others. They link to subconscious thoughts. They symbolise moments when you are trying to work out what your own views are or what other peoples emotions are.

Of course such a dream can be seen to link to the dreamers doubts about her boyfriend and job. Its difficult to tell for sure. But all these symbols link to the emotions so it has to be an obvious target. But you can never be so sure in such a symbolic dream.

The beach is probably the most telling symbol here. It symbolises where the facts(the land) meet our feelings(the sea) in dreams. So beaches then will link to situations where we have emotional clarity. But going out to sea could link to situations where we have feelings on a subject but they are just related to emotions and not to the facts. They may relate to emotional undercurrents and feelings that swim about in our subconscious. So the one clear symbol here is the beach or lack of one. The dreamer is therefor thinking through things on a purely emotional level.

Symbolic Meanings
BEACH : "think about our emotions in a practical way "
BOAT : "emotional momentum - sureness in the dreamers mind about her doubts"
FISH : "The dreamer has a strong sense of what she wants"
SHARKS : "the dreamers strong sense of resentment with her boyfriend and job"
SWIMMING STRONGLY : "Emotional effort - the dreamer is going to carry on but and will probably put her doubts to one side for now but she knows what she wants"

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