Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

This dream represents your home life. If this animal was in the water, then there is a focus on wealth, family matters, friendships, health, and enemies.

To see a calm otter swimming in a lake or sea personifies that your home life is likely to remain happy over the next year. You may encounter someone who promises to be helpful to you in expanding areas of your life, but you are determined to make sure you represent responsibility, creative intelligence, and honesty. Otters have been part of our lives for many years. Living by a lake - I spent a long time looking and observing the otter. For the past twenty years, people have contacted me about dreams regarding the otter and what they can signify. I do find otters rather exciting and when they spiritually occur in a dream this can represent that we are facing a dramatic period in our life. River otters can signify that we need to feel more at home in life. My name’s Flo, and I’ve been running this website for over a decade. Each dream interpretation is carefully crafted and researches deeply by me - so I do hope the can take the time to read what your otter dream can signify. As I know most of you have not got much time, so I have specifically made it a lot easier for you and segmented the dream interpretation into various questions which are outlined below. I urge you to do scroll down in order to find the dream that is relevant to you. In dreams, it is hard to define what type of otter you could see. if you observed a Cape Clawless otter or a spotted-necked otter they all role into one meaning when it comes to dreams. It may be that the otter species is not defined. For this dream meaning, I cover all species and I will refer the otter to cover all of the animals including the sea otter.

What is the the general meaning of seeing an otter in a dream?

The otter spiritually in old dream dictionaries is quite expansive it is usually a symbol of friends, mental health, and enemies and the deeper interpretation, of course, the way the otter is demonstrated in a dream will depend on how your dream is presented to you. A general dream about seeing an otter implies that you are encountering a period of good luck, positive relationships, and happiness in your real life. If you are working on something like a project at the moment, you are likely going to derive happiness and satisfaction from it as it is going to be successful. So if you are thinking investment, this is the right time to do it.

What does my dream of an otter mean?

You don’t need a dream psychologist in order for you to understand your dreams, every symbolism such as the otter will mean something to everyone. The wonderful animal in dreams can signify that you need freedom, situations resolved and above all the chance for your own emotions. You may think that your dream is trivial in its interpretation, but this an otter shows that you are ready to gain more from life and that you have everything you need in order to develop and expand in the future. The otter is adapted to exist in the aquatic environment, and to be able to get sustenance from the environment, qualities that we all need in the waking life. If in your dream the otter sinks and is very agitated, this indicates happiness and fortune. It also means that an absent friend will return soon. The dream of killing an otter indicates a holiday would be beneficial for you at the moment. Often when otters appear in our dream it is directly connected to our own spiritual connections of the animal spirit guides. This is not to say that the dream should be interpreted as a single entity but the spiritual meaning of the otter animal totem needs to be taken into consideration. Otters are beautiful creatures and in many ancient texts define that this animal in dreams is connected to freedom and removing barriers that are around you. Historically if we delve deeper into the otter family tree this animal has been with us for over 30 million years.

What is quite peculiar about the otter is that they haven’t actually undertaken much evolutionary change. The fur on the otter is, in fact, similar to a dog’s fur. This is, however, much thicker. The otter generally has what we call webbed feet. You’re probably wondering what this all means in regards to your dream! Bear with me, if we turn to the external factors of an otter we can start to understand the impact of these traits on your subconscious mind. The feet of the otter can often indicate that you are not sure about which way to turn in a given situation. If you noticed the fur of the otter during the dream this can indicate that you will sustain your day-to-day life but in turn, you need to protect your own self-esteem by growing a thick skin. Try to resist criticism. If you dream of the sea otter and see their limbs (which are somewhat different to river otters whereby their feet similar to flippers.) This can predict some emotional upheavals going forward.

What does it mean to dream of an otter biting you?

Otters have very sharp teeth. They need these teeth in order to catch fish and they are very suited to biting their prey. To dream of being bitten by an otter can often signify that you need to be steered in the right direction. This is because when swimming otters generally paddle like a dog but they need their body to steer, with their head held upright. Consequently, their teeth are out of the water. This can indicate that you will be attacked by someone or even threatened, but you will not be emotionally involved. A dream that involves the otter trying to bite you or “acting” aggressively towards you and biting your skin, I believe is indicative of your own subconsciousness mind “biting” you in order to protect you from someone who may express their negative opinions. It could be that there is someone who has been aggressive in the past and could very well be in the future. If you fight back in the dream, then this implies that you are likely to face difficult times in your life.

What does it mean to see more than one otter in a dream?

Dreaming of several otters diving and sporting in water are symbolic of happiness and good fortune in your future. If you are single, there is a chance that you are going to meet your soul mate who will bring happiness and joy to your life. Seeing two otters indicates that you can win no matter what. So go for it!

What does it mean spiritually to dream of an otter?

Spiritually if you dream of being chased by an otter, it represents adjusting nature, adaptability, remarkable skills, happiness, friendliness, and cheerfulness. Dreaming of an otter represents your nature. The otter is known for its excellent swimming skills and easily adjusts itself to its environment, you have the same skills inside you. This is a sign that you can easily adjust to whatever circumstances present themselves. Above all, you can cope with anything that comes into your life.

No matter how tough life is, you will always be able to conquer difficulties - without having to look back. You are likely an emotionally calm person if you dream of a calm otter. If you dream of an otter crying, spiritually it means that your subconscious is trying to alert you that, you are not at peace with your inner self. It could be that you don’t like your job or are just tired of your day to day routine and you need a hobby that is “out of the ordinary” to excite you. Spiritually if you dream of chasing an otter, it means that you are desperate for a change in your life. A dream where you are an otter is an indicator that you are satisfied with everything around you.

What does it mean to see an otter in a river?

When you dream of an otter in a river, it could be time for you to access whether there is something which is trying to pull you down. It could be that there is change is occurring in your life and all you need is to accept new challenges - without feeling overwhelmed. Dreaming of the Otter and murky river water could denote creativity, transition, healing, and fluidity. If you have suffered recent illness, such a dream could mean that healing is in progress.

What does it mean to be born under the otter sign?

I am going to quickly mention this because it may be appropriate if you are born under the otter sign. In the spirit world, an otter is a symbol of playfulness, family, and ingenuity. In astrology people born between the 20th Jan – Feb the 18th are born under the "otter" animal as a totem. It means you are very creative as your imagination is inventive, to say the least - and you are always full of new ideas. Your imaginative nature is something which is inborn and cannot be acquired through any other means.& Using your creative skills, you are going to utilize these in your working environment. creativity comes in handy especially when you are thinking of a solution to a problem. If the otter comes to you as an animal totem, then it means that you are a curious person. It can indicate that you wish together information and broaden your viewpoints, you are always seeking to be the center of attention. This is why you will always be great at gaining a solution. Especially, in the face of a tricky situation. Curiosity on the negative hand can make you focus on short-term goals rather than seeing the “bigger picture” in life. Spiritually, it is believed that, if you are born under an otter sign in Chinese astrology, you are likely to be a family person. You like to be with your family and friends and you derive pleasure from being focused in life. This, in turn, will result in you having a great family life. You are at your best when surrounded by family and people who love you. You enjoy the fun and know how to make it happen. When planning a party or a fun event, you are the master planner. Your friends and family rely on you when it comes to event organization and you do it just fine. When around such a person, people never get bored so everyone is fighting to have a piece of your excitement.

As an otter, you do adore children and will go an extra mile to make sure that they are protected. This trait will make you seem to be overprotective, but that is what makes you an otter. You are always focused on yourself and you will ensure that your children are loved and protected. Wisdom is part of what people born with an otter spirit possess and they acquire it through their adventures and being an extrovert. Your wisdom always comes in handy when a friend or a family member is in need of advice or comfort. When you have an otter spirit which is guiding you this results in you being dedicated and hardworking with everything that comes your way. You tend to be satisfied with the way things have happened in your life and you are contented with the most essentials parts of your life. You would rather have a well-balanced life than material wealth.

In your dream, you may have

  • An otter in water. Been the otter.
  • The otter is biting you in a dream.

Advice from your dream as follows:

  • You need to take a vacation and relax.
  • Evaluate your personal assets.
  • Appreciate your qualities.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of the otter:

Scared. Worried. Bewildered. Upset. Surprised. Content. Laughing. Jolly.

By Florance Saul
Jun 14, 2012