Dreams About Sharks

Dreams About Sharks Meaning And Interpretation

Dreams About Sharks And What It Means!

Dreams about sharks

Dreams About Sharks.

Many of you have contacted me about dreaming of a shark. I’m here to help you decode your dream.

Sharks are essentially from a spiritual perspective instilled in our own culture. Appearing some 400 million years ago. In dreams, sharks reflect our deep-rooted anxieties and worries. We are often concerned about “sharks” as a symbol spiritually and have been for many millions of years. Of course, the shark seen in dreams often conjures up our own fears and emotions. We naturally associate sharks with danger and in my view, a dream about a shark often happens when we are feeling vulnerable or threatened. According to Freud a shark in the dream state could also be a symbol of collective unconsciousness. When you encounter a shark in your dream, I believe, it is a sign of deliverance and help from your spiritual guides, especially when the shark itself tends to be aggressive and attack you. Put simply, when you have a shark dream, this is a sign you are struggling to control of your life and are carrying a heavy burden of your own fears and thoughts.


Sharks are known as Chondrichthyes, which means that the skeletons are made of bone. Sharks rule the sea as dinosaurs (may millions of years ago) ruled the earth. The tiger shark in dreams indicates that you may face a situation that will stem from too much involvement in other people’s private matters. Most sharks are not in reality interested in eating people but we often have dreams of sharks that are attacking.

I have written at lengths about sharks in general dream interpretation - but here I wanted to cover all the shark dream topics you have sent me over the last year. I am sure that my article here will cover what your shark dream means. I’m Flo,  I know that it can be somewhat worrying if you had such a dream but I am here to help you. Let’s first understand the shark itself. A shark is a long-bodied fish found in the sea, it has a prominent dorsal fin, a cartilaginous skeleton, and scales that are tooth-shaped. Most sharks are believed to be predatory though there are some species which feed on plankton. Often, those that encounter the “shark” in the dream feels although they are having a nightmare. 


What is the general meaning of dreaming about a shark? When you dream about a shark, it is an indicator that you are harboring the following feelings: ruthless, anger, fierceness, hostility and anger. It is not uncommon to see a shark in a dream when you are going through a period of dangerous emotional outbursts - which could be dangerous to those around you. When I have encountered this dream it normally indicates a representation of someone in your life who is unscrupulous and greedy. 

What does a shark attacks you in a dream mean? Whenever a shark crosses your dreams and attacks, it is a reminder to you how your life is. On a more positive note, this dream can imply that you are being driven and you do everything with a passion. There is nothing you fear to try and you do it and are ready to take all the risks that accompany it; you are adventurous. There is a key message hidden in this dream - don’t let anything stop you from pursuing what you want in life as you are fearless. 


What does it mean to dream about surviving a shark attack? Being attacked by a shark and surviving an attack is a sign that, you are going to overcome all the obstacles that come between you and your goals. Keep working hard and you will be shocked at how fast your problems will be solved and you will get out of any difficult circumstance that you are experiencing in your life.

What does it mean to have a nightmare dream about a shark? When you have a shark dream, it might result in you being somewhat scared because of the negative perception that we have about the shark, in short, in real life the “shark” is a predator that is cold-hearted. Dreams are different from reality, meaning, the dream can either be negative or positive, depending on the context. For you to understand the dream, you will need to consider the conditions and the environment was the shark in water or land? Was it a pool, river, sea, or a beach? What was the water like? Was it dirty or crystal?


Can movies or TV affect your dream of a shark? Yes, but most probably the dream about sharks could also be a reflection of the recent events and feelings in your life. Do you feel afraid, nervous about something or someone? Are you currently having trouble in your life? if so, then the possibility of seeing a shark in your dream is common. If during your waking life you saw a live shark in an aquarium or on television (think of the shark movie!) and it left a strong impression on you, then the chances of having a dream about it are very high. If that is the case, then there is no symbolic meaning about the dream because it is a reflection of what happened during your waking life. 

What does it mean to keep dreaming about sharks? Dreams about sharks are sometimes very complex and you will need to be careful when analyzing them. And that is why it is recommended that you write your dream down immediately you wake up from the sleep. Always have a pen and a writing pad at your bedside for such episodes. You will need to ask yourself questions when you awake, for example, was there a situation during your waking life the previous day when you felt you are in danger? Are you are having any troubles with your relatives, partner at work, or with your friends? Or if you have had an incident that was not pleasant in the near past?


Is a shark dream good or bad? Whenever you have a dream about the shark, you need not think negative or be afraid because at times it comes with some positive meanings and you should always think about that too. And if it has a negative meaning, treat it as a warning or something which is going to help you change the way you view and approach your life. In case of a negative meaning, you will need to stay calm and cool always, as you try to come up with solutions to the situation. Always remember that fear and panic always blocks the mind and thus, disabling you from thinking straight and make reasonable decisions. 

What are common dreams about sharks? Some of the most common situations about a shark is; seeing a shark circling around you; a shark attacking you; a shark biting you; a shark beating you; a shark on the land; a shark eating you whole; a shark baby; dead shark;  huge shark; shark in an aquarium; a white shark; a shark in a pool or a river; you or someone else turning into a shark. I will now look at some of the common dreams that people have about the shark so scroll below.


What does it mean to dream about seeing a shark? I have already mentioned this but I want you to understand the true meaning. Seeing a shark in your dream is symbolic of someone’s ruthless anger, behavior, and fierceness in real life. You will need to tame it before it takes hold of you and ruins your relationship with those around you. 

What does it mean to dream of a shark's teeth? If you could see the sharks gaping mouth, and sword edged teeth that is trying to make a meal of somebody or yourself - then this can indicate your desire for control. Most of the shark's teeth are often animated and represent spiritually the need for control in life.

What does it mean to dream about a shark circling you? It is a negative sign to dream that a shark is circling around you. It is an indicator that, you are going through tough situations at the moment. It is possible that you are encountering problems at your place of work and you are lost because you don’t have a solution to them. You need to plan your next move. 


What does it mean to dream about losing a leg in a shark attack? Shark attacks in dreams occur, and it is not uncommon to have such a dream. Losing limbs is also common. A shark attack in your dream and in the process you lose your leg is an indicator that, you need to take precaution when it comes to your choices in life.  When you are facing a decision crisis, think well before you make one which could affect your future negatively.

What does it mean to dream about a huge shark eating your whole body? Oh dear! What a dream! Dreaming that you are being eaten by a huge shark is an indicator that, you are faced with a difficult situation and you feel powerless.  I will say, that at the moment, there is little you can do about it. The dream is a warning that you will need to utilize your knowledge and creativity in order to sort out your problems at the moment. If you could see the sharks teeth in the dream this indicates someone should not be trusted. What does it mean to dream about being a shark? This is quite an interesting dream. To see yourself as a shark (in the dream of course) means that you possess some characteristic which is similar to that of a shark. Are you involved in playing an aggressive game such as poker or rugby? Alternatively, it could denote that you like taking advantage of other people to have what you want without caring about their feelings. Take the dream as a warning and consider other people’s needs before embarking on something. 


What does it mean to dream about catching a shark? When you have a dream of fishing and catching a shark, it is a sign that, you will be in a position to overcome a situation in your waking life which seems to be tough at the moment. The dream should give you the courage to face your problems because, within no time, you will have overcome them. 

What does it mean to dream about a dead shark? When you encounter a dream where you see a dead shark, it means that you will be lucky according to older dream lore. In the coming few months, you are going to be able to defeat all your problems and this will be possible because you are going to team up with someone else to do it. I believe that a dead shark shows: something is over. You may look to someone else for advice. This could be a close friend or a family member. Alternatively, the dream could be a sign that, you are going to get good fortune and wealth in the days to come. You are going to enjoy business profits resulting in improving your own financial position. 


What does it mean to dream about eating a shark? A dream where you see yourself eating a shark is a sign that, you are full of negative and aggressive energies. The good news is that you are going to accept people for “who they are”, try to work with others. 

What does it mean to dream about a black shark? When you have a dream where you see a huge black shark, in older dream books it’s symbolic of illness and death. I am not saying you are going to encounter this (don’t worry) but there may be a period of transformation. It is a dream which carries negative energy and thus, a new start is on the horizon.

What does it mean to dream about a baby pet shark? How cute! A baby pet shark in your dream is symbolic of aggressive anger and feelings. Tiny, small sharks indicate a period of calmness. After the dream, you will need to analyze yourself the symbols in the dream. Was the water choppy? This can denote feeling angry or worried in life. Once you pinpoint any problems or issues try to work towards eliminating difficulties and problems in your life. 


Dreaming about a sea full of sharks: A sea full of sharks in your dream is an indication that, you are in a situation where you cannot trust anyone. The ocean is connected to our emotions so if you see this just full of sharks it is time to re-evaluate!

What does it mean to dream about a shark chasing you under water? A dream where you are under the water and a shark is chasing you is an indicator that, you are going to encounter malicious, powerful enemy who is going to try and manipulate your life. I do also feel that this is about running away from danger in waking life.

What does it mean to dream about a shark eating you? A dream where you see yourself being eaten by a shark is (you won’t believe this) but a great sign which denotes that, you are going to receive good news which you have been waiting for a long time. Alternatively, the dream could be a representation of news which you will receive unexpectedly.


What does it mean to dream about being attacked by a shark on the beach? This scene comes from the famous movie jaws, where you are attacked by a shark while bathing or cruising on the beach, it means that you should be ready for unexpected danger or accident in your day to day activities. The dream should act as a warning so that you take more precaution while handling work situations in your life.

What does it mean to dream about a shark attacking you? One of the most talked about dreams, the shark attack. A dream where a shark attacks you relates to your sensitivity to life. Now, there is a possibility that, someone in your real life is trying to attack you or you are encountering obstacles on an important path in your life.  A dream where you observe yourself being attacked by a shark is symbolic of having some health issues in the days to come. The meaning of this dream, especially if the shark injuries you is to be careful, strong and hold onto your faith to survive through. It could also mean that you are feeling confused or not sure of your life goals, making your confidence to diminish. In order to progress, you will need to review your goals in life. 


What does it mean to dream about swimming away from a shark? It is only natural to swim away from a shark. To dream about swimming away from a shark, it is an indicator that your life is taking many different turns. You will need to take action in order to protect yourself and look for a way to escape. When you escape, it means that you are running away from danger and avoiding a difficult situation in your waking life. Alternatively, the dream could mean that you need to avoid hurting others. 

What does it mean to dream of a shark swimming fast towards you? Dreaming that a shark is swimming fast towards you is a negative dream implying that, you are currently in a situation which is very dangerous. Misfortunes and bad luck are following you wherever you go making it difficult to progress in your life. 


What does it mean to dream about losing a hand or an arm in a shark attack? Our hands spiritually are about our work life. Thus, you will need to be careful in your workplace if you dream that you have been attacked by a shark and you lose an arm or hand.  Are you surrounded by co-workers which are hostile and it is making you feel powerless? Are your colleagues at work are waiting for an opportune time to make an attack on you? You need to be more careful because if you lose an arm or hand to a shark in a dream. Seeing blood (yes, gruesome) could imply that your energies are down, as blood symbolizes our own life force. 

What does it mean to dream about fighting with a shark? Dreaming that you are fighting with a shark is an indicator that, you will need to fight for something in your waking life. My advice is to face all the problems that come before you and fight them off without fear. 


What does it mean to dream about a shark chasing you? A shark chasing you in the dream is symbolic of all your efforts and abilities. I had this dream repetitively for around a year, it means that you will come out of a situation which you feel as somewhat “difficult.” There is a possibility that you are not working on healing a situation and thus the dream is reminding you to put in the extra effort. In no time, the problems will go away if you display resilience.

What does it mean to dream about observing a shark in the aquarium or pool? I analyzed Freud when trying to understand this dream. The clear, man-made water is important in terms of a symbol in this dream. A dream of observing a shark in a swimming pool or aquarium is symbolic of your sexual desires and needs. There is a possibility that you are having strong sexual needs at the moment and you have someone in mind who you are attracted to and whom you think will satisfy your needs.


What does it mean to dream about killing a shark? According to an ancient dream lore to have a dream where you kill a shark denotes that, it is time to break up from your current relationship. I am not sure if I believe that it is connected to relationships, as from a dream psychology perspective it represents symbolically “killing a problem.” If you do, however, have a relationship with someone which is working well for you, it may be a time to see if your partner is suitable. Alternatively, the dream could be referring to your work environment. Ensure that you protect yourself from colleagues to prevent them from doing something “negative” to you. Generally, the dream is an indicator that, you need to take control over your love or work and life.


What does it mean to dream of a motionless shark on land? When you have a dream where you observe a motionless shark on land, it denotes good things to come your way. If in the past you have been feeling confused, it means that you are no longer in any danger. All problems and difficult circumstances are now in the past and thus no need to worry about anything. At the moment, there is nothing which is will hurt you. 

What does it mean to dream of a shark fin? When I went swimming recently I could see many children with a float shaped as a “sharks fin.” Seeing a sharks fin in your dream should act as a warning to you that you need to prepare for tough times that might be coming your way. Take life as positively as you can, and use elements in life to prepare yourself so that you minimize the damage coming your way or you can as well prevent it from happening. 


What does it mean to dream of a white shark? Research has shown that half of our dreams about sharks contain the great white shark. This is due to the television images, such as the movie “jaws.” So what does this mean spiritually? Dreaming of a white shark is indicative that, you are surrounded by friends who bring you peace, according to dream lore. Those who are close to you seem to be positive friends. 

What does it mean to dream about sharks swimming in clear water? Sharks swimming in clear water could imply that you are going to resist or counteract whatever negative actions that might be directed towards you. This might come from your enemies or friends who are not trustworthy.  With that, you are going to have a temporal advantage over your enemies.


If the shark is swimming in clear water it could be a sign that you are unaware of the things which are happening around you.  Your life path is heading towards a period where you will experience disturbances. But the good thing is that it will only last for a short while and then you will start enjoying peaceful existence, or something that will bring happiness to you. 

What does it mean to dream about a large shark? Seeing a large shark is quite worrying in a dream even more so as you don’t know what to expect, it is a sign that, you are being forewarned of impending danger or a damaging situation that may come your way in the days to come. Otherwise, this dream predicts an unexpected change in your life. 

What does it mean to dream about a shark swimming close to you? A shark close to you in your dream is a sign that someone you know (maybe a partner) could be trying to take advantage of you by forcing their control or by being manipulative, possessive, or violent. To see the shark for instance, in a cage during your dream indicates someone who will overpower you. 


What does it mean to dream about small or baby sharks? Baby sharks featured in your dream is an indication that, someone has an immature approach towards matters in life. It could be related to ones emotional state. Alternatively, the dream could be symbolic of an upcoming problem.

What does it mean to dream about a shark biting you? When you dream that you are being bitten by a shark, it means that you will need to be more aggressive with your endeavors and goals if you wish to see any progress and success in your life.

In summary, sharks are without doubt creatures that are simple, ancient but spiritually denote danger. Sharks over the millions of years have evolved and are slowly changing. I would say, to conclude this is what this means in your dream of a shark. I feel that after this dream, situations will evolve and change for the better. Seeing sharks swimming in the sea are associated with someone or something that may threaten you, but you can overcome anything. Please also see my other dream meaning which covers some of the other elements that you may have dreamed of in connection with sharks, just: click here.

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