Eel Dream Meanings

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Eels featured in a dream shares a similar interpretation to snakes in that they are phallic animals and represent masculinity, however they represent a more balanced male energy. They are submerged in water and therefore represent the masculine side of being open emotionally, the man as a partner in a relationship, a protector.

They can represent stereotypical male approaches to dealing with emotion as well such as violent anger, repressing feelings, pride, and jealousy.

In this dream you may have

  • Seen an eel at an aquarium or while diving.
  • Seen an eel in a movie in a dream.
  • Eaten or been served eel.
  • Been offered eel.
  • Given or received an eel as a present.
  • Touched an eel.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • Eaten an eel.
  • Seen a peaceful or non-aggressive eel which indicates feeling at peace or inner peace.

Detailed dream meaning

Eels in a dream represent strong male energies in your life. If you are a man then the eel is a symbol of your own masculinity and shows that you are in a healthy emotional place for a relationship. It bodes well for men who have a family or are married. For women it is a sign of wanting understanding from a man in specific area of life. If the eel evokes a fearful reaction it can indicate a general distrust of men or being hurt by a man and having residual feelings about this.

Eating eel is said to be a good sign for conception and fertility. Some cultures say that eel acts as an aphrodisiac and is considered a delicacy. Eating eel in a dream or being served eel shows that you are prepared for a child or inherently want to be a parent and the option is possible for you. For women an eel can represent a ticking biological clock.

Seeing an eel in motion indicates flexibility and adaptation. If you see one swimming in your dream it is a sign that you need to be open to potential opportunities coming your way. Usually these are in romance but sometimes they can also be in social circles regarding friends.

Seeing an eel in murky water or in water that you would not expect eel to be in (such as a river or fresh water) is a sign of being out of your depth. This means that you need to be careful about obligations that you accept in your life at this time.

Touching an eel in a dream usually represents a missed opportunity. The skin of an eel is very slick and if you feel this in a dream it is meaning that you are missing out on a good thing. You may be able to catch back up but you will need to act quickly.

Seeing a dead eel is a curious dream for a woman but for a man indicates that he is repressing his emotions or not dealing well with his responsibilities as a man. He may feel internally that he is not stacking up to his own expectations. Sometimes this is a call for self-love and understanding or that you are being too hard on yourself.

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life

  • Opportunities passing you by.
  • Being secure in your masculinity.
  • Fertility and childbirth.
  • Wanting a child.
  • Struggling at work or with finances.
  • Taking on too many responsibilities.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of an eel

Disgusted. Scared. Startled. Interested. Curious. Unsure. Cautious. Dislike. Disgust.

By Flo Saul
Oct 12, 2012