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.
In this article, we will take a look at the hidden meaning behind dreaming about fish out of water. Are you ready to have your mind blown? Read on!
A Feeling of Being Out of Place
A dream of seeing a fish out of water can symbolize a feeling of being out of place. You may feel like an outsider, or you might feel like you don’t belong in your own skin or the country where you were born.
You feel that there is something wrong with your life, but 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, religious conversion, etc.
The dream of a fish out of water is also typical of people who have begun to focus on spirituality or who are working to develop their spiritual qualities. They have begun to notice things they have not seen before (such as realizing how negative or toxic people around them are) and now, as they are more receptive, they feel as if they no longer belong where they once belonged.
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. In your waking life, you feel as if something has disappeared from your life. People who go through various treatments or do nothing but work have this dream very often. 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 feel as if they are missing something, perhaps vitality, energy, reasons for joy or smile. They may feel that something that used to make them feel alive is gone.
This dream is also typical for students who have completed their studies and no longer see their classmates or people who have lost something, such as a pet. Without the friends or pets that they used to see every day, these people feel like fish out of the water.
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 Maybe you are in a relationship with someone who is losing interest or becoming colder and more withdrawn, and your subconscious speaks to you through this dream.
It is also possible that you are trying to help someone, but as a result, you are without energy, you have lost your precious time and you have forgotten that in order to help others, you must first help yourself. In this case, this dream is rather a warning, urging you to take care of yourself and your needs as well.
You Have Unfulfilled Dreams
The fish often symbolizes dreams and water is a symbol of emotion, spirituality, and life. Dreaming of fish out of water may mean that you have dreams that you would like to make come true, but you feel like a fish out of water and you do not what next step to do or how to make your dreams come true.
I personally had this dream often at a time 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), so I kept thinking about that car and wondered where to get the money. The more I thought about it, the more it stressed me out and it made me feel like a fish out of water.
If you have an unfulfilled dream that you often think about (material and immaterial), this dream is a common phenomenon.
Dreams can be so meaningful and help us discover what’s going on inside us as well as our deeper, hidden feelings. The meaning of the dream that you had could be trying to tell you something. It may be trying to tell you to take a leap of faith, and accept yourself as you are, stop trying to save something you can’t save, or start looking for ways to make your dreams come true.
If you would like to learn the meaning of another dream you had, visit the Dream Interpretations category.