Everyone dreams. Sometimes those dreams are strange and surreal, while other times, they are a literal representation of our subconscious. Whichever interpretation you ascribe to, the act of dreaming is a window into our subconscious.
If you had a dream about a fish out of the water, you must have been surprised. And no wonder! Why would anyone have such a strange and unusual dream? And why was the fish out of the water and not in the water where it belongs?
In this article, we will take a look at the hidden symbolism and spiritual meaning behind the dream about fish out of water. You may be surprised at how symbolic this dream is.
Dreaming about a fish out of water can be a powerful metaphor for feeling like you don’t fit in or are out of your element. Just like a real fish is out of its element when it is out of the water, you may feel like you are not you or like you don’t belong anywhere.
These are the three most common interpretations.
A Feeling of Being Out of Place
A dream of seeing a fish out of water can symbolize feeling out of place. You may feel like an outsider or as if you don’t belong in your skin or the country where you were born.
You feel that there is something wrong with your life. On the other hand, it is something you can change, and you are fully aware of it, such as moving to another country, changing your diet, having a religious conversion, changing your mindset, dying your hair, etc.
The dream of a fish out of water is also common in people who have begun to focus on spirituality or spiritual growth. They have started to notice things they have not seen before, such as realizing how negative or toxic people around them really are or that what someone told them or what they saw on TV was a lie.
As they have become more receptive and their eyes are more open, they feel as if they no longer belong where they once belonged. They feel like a fish out of water (but in a good sense.)
You Are Missing Something
Have you ever heard the saying, “I feel like a fish without water“? This is exactly how your dream of a fish out of the water could be interpreted. You may feel as if something has been taken away from you or something has disappeared in your waking life.
People who do nothing but work keep having dreams about fish being out of water frequently. This is because they are exhausted, have no energy, and feel like fish on land without water – the energy they need to live.
Most people who often dream of fish out of the water may feel like they’re missing something, perhaps vitality, energy, reasons for joy, or a smile. They may feel that something that used to make them feel alive is gone. Their current life situation is not ideal.
This dream is also typical in students who have completed their studies and no longer meet their classmates or in people who have lost something dear, such as a pet or a loved one. These people feel like a fish out of water without the friends, pets, or loved ones they used to see daily.
You Want To Keep Something Alive
The fish out of water could represent something you want to keep alive, like a project you’re working on or a relationship you want to save. Maybe you are in a relationship with someone who is losing interest or becoming colder and more withdrawn, and your subconscious speaks to you through this dream. You are trying to revive something that either cannot be revived or is not worth reviving or saving.
It is also likely that you are trying to help someone, but as a result, you are exhausted, lose your precious time, and you have forgotten that in order to help others, you must first help yourself. In this case, this dream is instead a warning, urging you to take care of yourself and your needs. Otherwise, you may end up like a fish out of water.
If you had a dream about fish jumping out of the water, it is an alarming sign that now is the right time to make a change. Do not delay! And if you had a dream about a dead fish out of the water in your dreams, it’s more of a negative sign that it’s too late to make any changes or save something.
You Have Unfulfilled Dreams
The dreams of fishes often symbolize our goals, dreams, and desires, and water represents emotion, spirituality, and life. Dreaming of fish out of water may indicate that you have dreams that you would like to make come true, but you feel like a fish out of water; you do not know what next step to take or how to make them come true. You don’t have enough resources or contacts and don’t know how to start or what direction to take.
I often had this dream when I was considering buying a car. I didn’t have enough money to buy the car (I didn’t want to take out a car loan, though), so I kept dreaming and thinking about that car and wondered where to get the money. The more time I spent thinking about it, the more it stressed me out, making me feel like a fish out of water.
If you have an unfulfilled dream that you often think about (material and immaterial), this dream motif or symbol is not unusual.
Dreams can be meaningful and help us discover what’s going on inside us and our deeper, hidden feelings. The dream about fish out of water could be trying to tell you something. It may suggest you take a leap of faith, accept yourself as you are, stop trying to save something you can’t, or start looking for ways to make your dreams come true, even when you sometimes feel like a fish on land. And, most of all, trust your intuition.
Fish is a highly spiritual symbol, so I recommend you keep a dream journal and write down as many details as possible from your dreams. Only in this way will you be able to achieve the most accurate interpretation possible. If, even in real life, you feel like a fish out of water and don’t know where to turn for help, ask for spiritual guidance from your guardian angels.
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