Fish dream dictionary

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

An old tradition says that fish in dreams is a positive symbol. The exception is only the dream displaying a dead fish or a fish that you dropped from your hand, rod or net.

This last dream heralds a troubled soul, or a disappointment. If anyone dreams of fishing, this foretells a favorable event. Dreaming of sea fish means winning something and good luck. Large fish predicts that people tend to gossip about you. Small fish represents damage or losing something. If a pregnant woman dreams of a fish coming out of her the body, she will give birth to a baby girl.

What does dreaming of fish during pregnancy mean?

Many people have contacted me to ask if fish in dreams are related to being pregnant. To dream of fish swimming in the sea in old folklore represents the insight of your unconscious mind, especially if you saw more than one fish swimming in the ocean. To catch a fish in your dream symbolizes your awareness and to a lesser degree indicates you are gaining insight into your own (or someone else’s) personality. Fish represented in dreams is extremely common dream in pregnant women. This dream also has a prophetic meaning. Allegedly, many females claim that when they dream about fish, someone they know (a friend or relative) ends up pregnant! So, this leaves me questioning if dreaming of fish foretells having a baby in waking life. The answer is, it might. Many dream books (ancient ones) claim that to dream of fish during pregnancy foretells giving birth of a beautiful baby girl. If you’re pregnant and dream of seeing black fish, it represents the birth of a strong baby boy. If you dream of “fishing” when pregnant it signifies a smooth and easy delivery to a healthy baby. If you see carps in your dream while being pregnant, it can foretell that you’re going to give birth to an intelligent, and talented child, most possibly a daughter. If you catch a fish in your dream (while being pregnant) in waking life this symbolizes giving birth to a boy who will accomplish great success in life. To dream of fish during pregnancy is mostly associated with “positive signs” and holds a positive meaning and interpretation.

What does dreaming about fish that is not in water symbolize?

Fish is one of the most common symbols in dreams. It has both positive and negative interpretation. However, most of the associations of dreaming fish are positive. But what does it mean if you feel uncomfortable while dreaming about fish? For example, you see a fish out of the water and it makes you feel unpleasant and you suddenly feel the urge to help the fish get back in the water in order to survive. I know I had a dream once where I did feel pressure to help the fish. Either way, such dream foretells unpleasant situations and troubles appearing in your waking life. This dream might foretell disappointment, especially if you could see muddy or dirty water along with the fish out of water in your dream.

What does a dead fish mean in a dream?

If the fish is dead, I’m afraid this is a negative sign according to dream folklore. A dead fish in dreams symbolizes problems and illness in the future. Seeing a fish out of water has a similar interpretation. You may find yourself in an uncomfortable and unexpected situation in waking life. Perhaps you will feel uncomfortable in the presence of someone. Your dream is probably suggesting that you should make some changes.

What does dreaming of fish in muddy water represent?

If you see fish swimming in muddy water in your dream, it represents a bit of a challenge in life, depending on the clearness of the water. I always think that the cleaner the water the more positive the dream. If you saw a fish swimming in clear water, it’s a positive sign. Such a dream represents success and financial gains, especially if you run or lead your own business. On a positive note, you will find the following month or two extremely lucky. If you work in a regular job, this dream can signal obtaining a promotion that will take your career to the next level.

What does fishing in muddy water mean in a dream?

Fishing in muddy water usually represents an illness and complex problems appearing in your life. Don’t panic because, with a good plan, taking better care of yourself and changes, you can overcome everything. There’s no such thing as an unsolvable problem.

What’s the prophetic meaning of fish in dreams?

As I have mentioned before, to dream of fish in certain circumstances foretells pregnancy. According to old dream books it isn’t the only thing, to see “fish eggs” in your dream foretells a new beginning and the need to express potential. Alternatively, to see fish eggs in your dream also denotes an incredible idea or a new path you will take to achieve elements in life. But besides this, fish are often interpreted as a symbol of personal development, growth, and fertility. To see a fish in your dream (as I have already mentioned) may represent conception. And most women dream of fish swimming in the water when they’re about to get conceive a baby! This is according to ancient folklore.

Have you ever used the term “fishy” about certain “dodgy” situations? Dreaming about fish might also indicate a warning about possible danger and some “fishy” suspicious situation you should avoid. Alternatively, you might be “fishing” for attention, recognition, and compliments if you see a fish in your dream.

To eat a fish in your dream symbolizes luck, nourishment, spirituality, beliefs, energy, and “feeding” your soul. If you cook fish in your dream, it reveals your hard-working nature and the plans you’ve been working on recently. If you find that your putting your heart and soul into something then it is common for a fish to appear in your dream. If you’re cleaning out fish (maybe a fish tank), this dream denotes your shame in expressing feelings for other people. To see the fish slipping away from you can mean that you are trying to become a socially active person but sometimes you are a hidden introvert. If you’re being attacked by a fish in your dream, then this can mean you are feeling overwhelmed by emotions in your waking life. If the fish is big, you may experience significant challenges that will change your perspective and “attack” your current belief system. If you were attacked by a small fish, you won’t suffer major changes but small ones. To dream of fish bones reveals old views, thoughts, and insights.

What does it mean to dream of a large fish?

As I have mentioned before, to be attacked by a big fish, means going through major changes that will “attack” your current point of view, your belief system and open your eyes for good. However, if you just saw a fish in your dream, and it didn’t harm you in any way, it symbolizes a person who’s going behind your back in waking life. It’s possible that the person’s been talking about you behind your back if the fish was threatening in any way. In other words, such a dream represents gossiping. Seeing a large fish in your dreams might also signify stress and social anxiety, and also certain obstacles you will need to overcome soon. As you can notice, your dream has a complicated interpretation. But the final outcome (if the dream is positive) is victory over enemies.

What does it mean to dream of a black fish?

At times, you just have to try different things in life before you find something that makes you happy. What’s more there might be a somewhat endless supply of problems. If you dream of a black fish, it represents feeling that you want to find something that makes you happy according to older folklore. It can denote that you might feel anxious and stressed of late? If you’re going through a hard time in life, your dream might reflect what you’re feeling inside. Now, to see yourself as a black fish (that’s unique and swimming around freely indicates a fresh new start. Alternatively, seeing a black fish in dreams predicts rainy weather, so if you’re a fan of rainy stormy weather, you will be in or a treat! Whitefish, on the other hand, represents the state of your current relationship. If you have a profound, pure relationship with your lover then the black fish is positive. And if you’re not in a relationship, you will probably meet someone sincere and special. Seeing a green fish stands for selfishness and represents your desire to start over in life.

What does dreaming of colorful fish stand for?

If you dream of a colorful fish, it denotes great health and the need to care for yourself (sorry to say!). If you catch a colorful fish in your dream it represents your open a mind. The dream could imply that you are an opportunist who holds a colorful. This dream implies that you do however like to take risks because you’re aware that sometimes you have to “risk” more. Alternatively, such a dream foretells a great marriage in the future, so be prepared! A few dream books I have read indicate that seeing marine fish might represent your creativity and crazy ideas!

What does it mean to dream of eating fried fish?

To eat fish for example from a fish and chip shop in your dream state foretells good news coming on your way. Cooking white fish indicates that you are in perfect health. However, in order to keep great health, you will need to pay more attention to your lifestyle and be more active. This dream also symbolizes prosperity and luck. However, on a more negative note, it represents obstacles, especially if you choked on the bones in your dream. Alternatively, eating a fish in your dream in many of my dream books denote financial gains and an improved financial situation. If you watch a fish get prepared and cooked, then ate in your dream, it’s a good omen. It might foretell wealth and inheritance. To eat or see different types of fish in a dream, is also a good omen, meaning your efforts and hard work will result in a positive outcome. You will achieve professional success. However, many people dream of eating fried fish sometimes wonder about the meaning. To dream about eating fresh fish means that your prayers will finally be answered. Also, it means that everything will go as planned for you and you will get to enjoy life. Eating smelly or rotten fish, on the other hand, signifies cheating and experiencing a bad marriage.

Takeaways: To cook and eat fish reveals how you take care of yourself and your soul in waking life. You always put yourself first. To clean the fish on your own in a dream signifies your way of expressing your emotions. You’re not afraid to do it, no matter whom you’re expressing your feelings to. Such dream proves your mental strength.

In your dream you may have

  • Seen a fish.
  • Gone fishing.
  • Caught or encountered a very big fish.
  • Caught or encountered small fish.
  • Seen dead fish.
  • Been unable to catch a fish.
  • Seen sea fish.
  • Seen pink fish such as salmon.
  • Seen a white fish.
  • Been eating or preparing fish.

Positive changes are afoot if...

  • You send the fish back after catching it.
  • You see a fish interacting with its environment.
  • You see a big or small fish, as long as it is happy.

General dream interpretation

I know I have mentioned this quite a bit so far but here I am going to focus on the 1930 dream meaning of fish and what it means. I went over my old dream books and this is what it says. If you dream of fish, this generally suggests the emotional side of your character according to Irish folklore. Each fish (in a dream) holds its own individual meaning. If you dream of a salmon or pink fish, this generally symbolizes that you are going to have some important experiences in the near future. If you see a white fish, things are looking positive in regards to your love life.

In some occult books the dream is also connected with the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the symbol is two fish swimming together. The important symbol of this dream is that the two fish are opposites. Based on this dream interpretation, the dream suggests there are two aspects of your personality, and you need to be able to improve your self-image. If you are eating fish, including fish and chips, this shows that prosperity is coming your way in the near future. If you are catching fish, it indicates that a good idea will provide you with financial independence.

If you see flying fish, then it is likely you will be able to overcome difficulties in the future. If you dream of a fisherman, you need to be able to take time off in order to rest and relax. If the fisherman is catching fish, it means you need to be patient with others. Dreaming of fishing and then eating the fish is a sign of an incurable disease in your family or in your group of friends, but it can also refer to an accident. If in your dream you are killing a fish, it is a sign that you will defeat some of your enemies.

Strange looking fish means that you are quite annoyed with your life, and it can suggest that something is inhibiting your activities. Catching fish from a dirty lake indicates an obstacle in business created by some important people. Colored fish mean healing the sick. Buying fish refers to greed and illness. Boiled fish means loss, while heavy fish means danger. Trying to catch a fish with your hands suggests sentimental disillusions. A fish in a water stream is the sign of offspring coming in your life soon. A fish swimming at the bottom of water means danger, while one swimming at the surface means wealth.

Catching a large fish is the sign of luck, joy and triumph, but if in your dream you catch it with your bare hands, this is a sign of gossip and mudslinging. If you use a fishing line to catch it, this means represents a jumble of meaningless words.

If in your dream you eat fish, this foretells health, steady income, or winning the lottery. Petting a fish in your dream means you will have to deal with easy women that bring with them prejudices. Lots of dead fish represents sadness, loneliness, poor hope, and that you could be followed by treacherous people. I hope this has given you some insight into your dream and get in touch if you need any help. Flo x

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of fish

Sad. Lonely. Hungry. Jolly. Content. Inpatient. Cheated.

By Flo Saul
Oct 12, 2012