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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook DREAM DICTIONARY : This dream dictionary is based upon hundreds of real dreams and has been meticulously researched. However, the only person who can truly identify the cause of a dream is the dreamer. Use the questions and quotes on this page to help you find out what has triggered your dream.

SHARKS : How would you feel if you were being attacked by a shark. Obviously it would be a very terrifying thing that you would avoid at all costs. The most striking feature of a shark attack is that it is an unseen danger. Having understood this we can start to see what a shark in dreams means. Several dreams occurred the day after a frightening experience or argument. But the real life situations which triggered the dreams also tapped into this unseen danger of the shark stalking its victim. At the time of their shark dreams they were dwelling on doubts and uncertainties. Other were worrying about trouble brewing in a relationship. Both of these meanings tap into the unseen danger of sharks. They are symbols of dangers that we are aware of yet we are not precisely sure of what is coming or from where. Overall a shark attack is an excellent symbol for this type of feeling - "I know there was something wrong but I could not tell what. I think he was just in a mood".

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Was there some situation the day before the dream where you really sensed danger?
- What incidents are you currently trying to avoid because they will upset people emotionally?
- Is there a relationship that is causing you trouble right now? Where you cannot seem to talk openly?
- How has trouble been brewing?

KEY WORDS :Resentments, dangerous emotional waters, hesitant, sensing danger(write down some quotes that capture your key feelingson issues that have been dominating your mind. Then see if any of these words could appear in those quotes)

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "she was really resentful yesterday"
- "I just sensed danger"
- "I just had some very real doubts about doing that"
- "I knew trouble was brewing"
- "she just would not talk about it"
- "we may get into trouble"
- "I am scared about it"
- "I am hesitant to take on such a challenge"


SEE ALSO : Lions : Spiders : Alligators : Sharks : Dogs : Cats : Snakes : Horses : Ants : Birds
DREAM STUDIES : Rivers: Water: Seas : Animals : sharks
OTHER LINKS : Animals : Dogs : Sharks fin : Animals : beaches : Nervous : Deep water
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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.
DREAM ANALYSIS : What is the symbolic meaning of sharks in dreams?

Water in dreams links to the unconscious mind. Anything within that water will therefor link to your feelings and intuitions in some way. Sharks will tend to symbolise fears and worries. They will symbolise resentments building up within you and others. If the shark bites then those resentments maybe shown.

Sharks can symbolise dangerous and unknown territory. It may show that you feel something involves great danger and risk. E.g.

"I have to make a speech tomorrow but feel a sense of danger. I am not even convinced by the arguments myself yet have to get up in front of others and argue my case."[Dream Dictionary - Shark dream][the dream which this quote is based upon is featured in full at the end of this article]

"I am about to go freelance with my web business on a full time basis. I am aware of the dangers even though I am getting some strong support"[Dream symbol - shark flips itself out of a tank]

"I kind of feel as if I want to leave my boyfriend. I think its best to keep my feelings to myself until I decide for sure."[Dream dictionary - watching sharks closely]

"I am under pressure to go to a party but I know I have to study for my teaching exams. "[Dream Dictionary - I do not want to enter shark infested waters]

Sharks may symbolize difficult emotional problems. . E.g.

"I have been with this guy for ages now. But we have just split. I have never invested much energy in the relationship because I thought it would end at the end of the summer. But now its ended yet I have found out that he really did like me"[Dream Dictionary - Sharks swim past us because they are not hungry]

Sharks may link to very strong emotional doubts and worries. E.g.

"I need to avoid worrying about having a miscarriage. The bad dreams simply feed that"[Dream Dictionary - get out of water because of sharks]

Sharks may be linked to cold and unemotional relationships. E.g.

"I had a serious discussion with my boyfriend yesterday. I don't see the point of continuing. He will not commit to the relationship. I feel a little used. "[Dream Dictionary - skinning a Shark dream]

Sharks may be linked to moments when you sense bad feelings within others. It can link to bad and poisoned atmospheres. E.g.

"Today is the day that my moms twin sister died. Its not going well with my young sisters arguing."[Dream Dictionary - Shark dream]

"I really want to talk to her about her feelings but she is very defensive and may bite my head off"[Dream Dictionary - shark dream]

"My son is not very well right now. He has not got his usual temper and wants to be comforted"[Dream Dictionary - dead shark dream]

"I feel a sense of resentment at work right now. I feel as if I am unfairly treated"[Dream Dictionary - shark dream]

"I am scared that I will get in to trouble for this"[Dream dictionary - shark dream]
SAMPLE DREAM : Dreams generally link to some real issue of relevance to you right now. They may capture your feelings on some health issue, work problem , relationship in difficulty , your feelings about how things are generally going, your plans for the day ahead or some simple paranoia or fear. The dreams featured in this website will try to reduce the dreams meaning to a quote which captures your current feelings on some issue. When studying your own dreams try to think what quotes could capture your own feelings on pressing issues. Think especially of the day before the dream and your thoughts about the day to come.
THE DREAM I had a frozen shark and thawed it into a tub of water on a porch outdoors, the tub was full of clear water, when the shark thawed it was alive and thrashing in the tub, I had a long knife and kept stabbing at at, the knife was getting smaller and I finally believed it was dead, I started to skin it. After meticulously skinning the shark it was devoid of its external skin and began to thrash once more, I killed it with a final stab and then continued to peel away each layer of the shark till it was dismembered in all its parts laying at the bottom of a now dry tub. I wanted to save the jaw full of teeth, I left for a moment only to return with someone having cleaned the are and covered the tub with a blanket, next to the tub were three boards that looked like diving boards hoving over the blanket covered tub. I found the person who took my shark parts and then my area resumed as it was before I left it alone, I obtained the shark jaw full of teeth and went into another dream segment.....

THE REALITY The night before the dreamer and her boyfriend had a serious conversation. He admitted that he did not want to marry. He also wouldn't discuss the future to any great extent in terms of how long he saw them as an item. The dreamer was also facing exams.

DREAM ANALYSIS Its always best to try to see if a dream symbolizes something happening right now. If something big happened the day before then see if the dream symbols seem consistent. Generally speaking if positive things seem to be happening in your life then look for positive feelings and symbols.

The day before this dream there was an issue which almost certainly caused this dream. Serious discussions with a boyfriend will trigger dreams. The dreams will link to new feelings and thoughts arising from this discussion. So how would this dream seem to link to reality?

Sharks are cold and ruthless. In this case they probably capture her feelings about her boyfriend. He admitted that he did not want to marry her and would not even discuss how long the relationship would last. Perhaps the shark symbolizes some very negative feelings that followed on from this. The dreamer sees him as cold and heartless. Perhaps unemotional and ruthless. He was using her.

The dreamer is extracting the teeth. What could this mean. In real life she managed to extract some admissions from him. The meticulous way she skins the shark probably symbolizes the depth of the discussion. She had revealed him as he truly was. She had delved into his true personality.

Symbolic Meanings
CLEAN : "Sorting things out. Working through feelings. "
EXTRACT TEETH : "In real life the dreamer was extracting the truth from her boyfriend."
SHARK : "An immediate reaction to her boyfriend - negative thoughts about how cold and heartless he was. Unwilling to commit"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "Yesterday I had a serious discussion with my boyfriend. He revealed himself for how he really is. He will not commit to a long term relationship. Whats the point in the relationship. He is really rather cold and ruthless towards me. "

See how the Symbolic Meanings above weave together to form a key insight in the DREAM MEANING

THE DREAM I with the actor Lionel Blair who is wearing a silly hat. There seems to be a sharks fin somewhere in the background that is swimming around. There is a large stage.

THE REALITY On the day of this dream the dreamer was due to make a speech at work. He was having to argue for something he did not feel totally convinced about. He felt danger connected with this as he did not feel convinced by his own arguments.

DREAM ANALYSIS Sometimes we get dreams that make some sense because we are helping save someone or something. We can recognise that in real life that dog or person has been on our mind and we feel the need to protect them. The point is why does the dream feature alligators? Dreams do use extreme metaphors. But if you look at dreams in a more straightforward way they make more sense. An alligator is something that we would avoid at all costs. So this dream is pointing to some real life situation where the dreamer was trying to prevent her mother or dog getting into trouble. Most dreams have their trigger on the day before so its worthwhile seeking out what triggered the dream specifically.

Symbolic Meanings
ACTOR : "the dreamer needs to give a convincing performance in his speech - but the arguments he uses do not convince anyone even himself"
SHARK : "sensing danger with the speech"
STAGE : "a very public speech - the dreamer has to stand up in front of others which he does not like to do"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I am going to have to make this pitch. But the arguments I am going to use do not totally convince even me so how can I hope to convince someone else. I just think that this is something I would rather avoid."

See how the Symbolic Meanings above weave together to form a key insight in the DREAM MEANING

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