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Sleeping With The Fishes



blog-0306653001372826081.jpgI dream about fish at least once a week. I rarely remember dreaming about anything else. With my constant bouts of insomnia I lay with the lights out just watching my goldfish, wanting for sleeping and welcoming dreams. Sometimes the fish dreams are relaxing and I wake up feeling centered and content. Sometimes they are upsetting the residue after waking is panic and upset. Either way, why always fish?

When I have the relaxing dreams, I can feel the cool of the water, the sensation of another goldfish tail across my side, the desire to simply swim and be. They are mostly from the perspective of the fish. Plot-less yet fulfilling.

The unsettling dreams involve some type of rescue of an exotic fish. The glowing strange shaped fish in a dark tank in a basement that I am attracted to and want to save but terrified of at the same time. And it talks, but only to me and not in words.

There is the other one that actually wakes me up. My dad and I walking through some Arizona desert into an abandoned adobe style house, open and tumble weeds throughout. It looks as if a pet store was also abandoned as there are algae dried tanks placed in rows. We think “how sad” until he spots the little flicker of life of a dried up white fish of some type. We pour and pour water into the tanks until they are revived to lush fish tanks of exotic fish, but they all look happy but haunted and angry and odd, as if resurrected. The feeling it leaves me with is chilling. And, I have never been to Arizona in my life….

I have had these dreams my whole life. Why fish? Is it because I am a Pisces? That for as long as I remember I have had (at least one) a fish tank in my bedroom? That my daily wax and wane is always to a tank full of goldfish?

Was I a fish in another life?

Fish Dream Meaning

Psychological Meaning: Fish can represent insights into the unconscious. (The unconscious is represented by the sea). Jung said that fish are often symbols used by the dream to describe psychic happenings or experiences that suddenly dart out of the unconscious and have a frightening or redeeming effect. Fish caught in a net and brought to the surface may represent insights emerging into the light of consciousness. Fish are also a common symbol of fertility. Your dream may be indicating that you are experiencing a period of personal growth. Fish are a product of the emotions and intuition as opposed to the materialistic earthbound approach to life.

Mystical Meaning: A fish is a symbol for Christ and they have also been used as a symbol by many other religions to represent divinity. They are the spiritual abundance that feeds everyone. Your dream may be a mystical insight into your divine potential.

Hidden Meaning of Dreams by author Craig Hamilton-Parker.

Dream interpretation for Fish Dream Meaning Symbol is Copyright

Photo Credit:

Greene and Blue Fish by Georgie Greene


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