While some believe that dreaming about fish indicates secret messages about someone going the family way, such dreams are not always fishy. You can interpret dreams of fish in myriad ways.
“Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.”
~ Sigmund Freud
While dreaming about fish can take on a plethora of meanings, it still depends on how each individual perceives the fish in his/her dreams. Seeing fish in the dreams could mean just about anything from divinity and superiority, to domination and craziness of an individual.
How do you decipher the meaning of these dreams then? Well, it all depends on how you associate the context of the dream with the fish itself.
For a Christian, dreaming about eating a fish is akin to receiving the Holy Communion, in short, partaking in the Body and Blood of Christ. A fish is also taken as a symbol of fertility, personal growth, and the true self. It could also represent the odyssey of life and death that an individual goes through in his/her lifetime.
The meaning of your fish dreams can alter based on whether the fish you saw was dead or alive. It also depends on whether you were being eaten by the fish or you yourself were making it for your meal. When you begin to interpret the meaning of your dreams, do remember the context of the dream itself.
What it Means to Dream About Fish
Fish in a clearwater stream
It means that you will be favored by the rich and the powerful. This just goes to say, you are on the path to success and fame.
Catching a big fish
Just like a good catch brings happiness, catching a relatively big fish brings joy untold. It simply symbolizes a pleasant twist in your love life. It could be taken as a sign of finally finding the person you have been waiting for.
Seeing violent fish like sharks
Sharks and other violent fish represent the wild, untamed side of your self. Seeing a shark represents the surge of absurd thoughts, and can indicate shedding inhibitions in expressing them.
Seeing a school of exotic fish
Exotic fish swimming freely in the sea represent your spiritual side. The spirit, as we know, roams free; take this as an indicator to arouse your spiritual side.
Slimy cold fish
Something that is cold and slimy is just that. In the literal sense, you can take it as a sign to change your cold, selfish self into someone who is warm and approachable.
All new life stems from a single cell and here, it is the egg. It just means it is time for you to embrace a new beginning that is coming your way. Take it as the birth of a new idea, new talent, and of reformation.
Seeing schools of fish swimming in the sea represents the thoughts, ideas and insights embedded in the unconscious mind. Just like the fish in the sea, these ideas are flowing freely, though they are relatively hard to capture.
Eating a fish
The fish is symbolic of your beliefs, spirituality, and energy. Dreaming of eating fish should be taken as a reminder to nourish your spiritual side. It also means you are prepared to incorporate new realizations with your identity and belief.
Cleaning a fish
What do you do when you clean a fish? Do away with the unhealthy and unclean parts, right? Dreaming about cleaning fish is akin to altering your emotional expression, so that it will be acceptable to others.
A dead fish
Death brings about depression and grief. In this case, it could be disappointment due to the death of an idea, relationship, or even your own spiritual self. Take it as a sign to reinvent yourself and do away with your old self.
Seeing fish in a fish bowl or container is akin to viewing your own restricted life, being judged, scrutinized, and criticized by all around you. Viewing the fish go round in circles, refers to your own life making the vicious cycles and detachment from society at large.
What are you pursuing in your waking life? Are you trying hard to get noticed? Are you repressing your thoughts? All of this will come to you as dreams of fishing, indicating the need to break through a barrier and confront your feelings.
As is the case with all dreams, you need to analyze the situation, the context, and then derive a meaning from your dreams. As for fishy dreams, we suggest you begin to pay heed to your emotional and spiritual well-being. As is the case, sometimes dreaming of fish can be interpreted as the dire need of your soul to find peace and tranquility, thus suggesting a well-deserved vacation. I leave you with the thoughts of a nice, little break to rejuvenate yourself.