Ametrine and I are getting to know each other quite nicely. And there has been a common theme to my dreams since starting with ametrine. Fish.
The night before I purchased ametrine, our first night together, and last night I dreamt of fish. So what’s with all these fish? What do fish in dreams represent?
Well, sometimes conception.🤰🏻But absolutely positively not this time. Try again.
When figuring out what fish mean, or any dream symbol, we need to look at what is going on in the dream.
Night 1 in Dream Town – I was in what appeared to be a restaurant with fish tanks in the waiting area. I watched the fish in the tank – three or four perch and one large long silvery fish. The perch were trying to jump out of the tank to go into another tank – a larger, brighter, more welcoming tank. I felt badly for them and wanted to help, so I tipped the tank to let them hop over but it didn’t work. The large silvery fish watched me and we locked eyes. His eyes were HUGE.
What does this mean? I’m looking at a fish tank. Fish in their natural environment can swim all over without restriction. When kept in tanks, they are trapped but safe. These perch want to move to the bigger, brighter tank. They feel trapped, and restricted but are safe in the environment they know. Maybe I’m ready to move to a bigger brighter tank myself, but something is restricting me, maybe it’s feeling safe in my environment – physically or metaphorically. Then there is the fish with the big eyes. The first thing that came to mind when I woke up and reflected on the dream was “fish eye lens.” Have you heard of a fish eye lens? Me too, but I didn’t know what it meant so I googled it. And it’s a wide angel lens used on a camera that gives a wider view of the image, sometimes distorting the view of the subject. This fish in my dream is letting me know I have a distorted view of something, maybe it’s referring to this move to a bigger, brighter tank – whether that is an actual move or a metaphorical move I need to make (or think I need to make). Either way, I should work on figuring that out. And I will.
Night 2 in Dream Town – I was at the market (again with the food I must be hungry while I sleep) with my mom and she wanted tuna. We went to the seafood counter to buy fresh yellowfin tuna, but my mom said she wanted canned tuna instead (which I should know – she hates fresh fish).
What does this mean? Really nothing that significant here except that the fish are present again so my brain will pay attention and remember that as I continue to dream of fish and know it is significant.
Night 3 in Dream Town – I was on a bridge with my oldest son and we were…FISHING! Each cast brought in a fish. We pulled it in, took the hook out of those adorable little fish lips (which was just as savage as it is in real life) and threw the line back out to catch more. Once we forgot to put the reel back on and had to pull the line in by hand. It wasn’t easy, but we managed to pull the fish in.
What does this mean? I’ve mentioned before that water represents emotions. Here I am fishing in this water that represents my emotions. I have no idea what, if anything, I’ll pull out, but I’m hopeful. And I do pull things out. Some of the fish (which are actually my suppressed emotions/issues) were a struggle to reel in, others were easy, but overall I felt joy (except for pulling the hooks out, but I guess there’s always a little pain in pulling things out of depths of you subconscious). Did you catch that? See what I did there? Fishing in dreams represents casting into your subconscious and pulling out your issues. Some will be easy to catch and some won’t.
So now what do I do? Now I have clues to what is lurking in my subconscious and what needs my attention. I’ll journal, meditate, and dream on it some more. But overall, I have a pretty good feeling I know what the fish tank represents, I’m just not sure my conscious self wants to tackle that (see what I did there again? Tackle)! I crack myself up. As you and I both know – if I don’t tackle these issues, there will be more fish in my dream future. Because our dreams keep showing us what we need to be working on until we work on them. This is where recurring dreams are a curse and a blessing.
There’s so much to your dreams. What you do with them once you figure out what they are telling you is all on you!
PS – My dad was a huge fisherman, so I know he’s really enjoying these dreams and somehow a part of this process.
If you’re inspired by my dreams, and want to learn to remember yours, take a look at my introductory dream program – 5 Nights Of Dreaming.
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