You don’t need to see a shark up close to know of their predatory power and sharp instincts. But when you have dreams about sharks, what exactly does this dream symbol want you to know?
Read on and find out what your shark dreams can mean.
Interpretations of Dreams About Sharks
When you have dreams about sharks, this usually indicates your emotional state.
They can reflect what you’re feeling at the moment or what you are going through on an emotional level.
Seeing a shark in your dreams usually means that you’re feeling anger for someone. It may also indicate your hostility to someone who’s posing a threat in your professional or personal life.
Sharks signify your ruthlessness when it comes to achieving something that you want, as well as your fierceness in times of adversity.
They can also indicate that you are going through an emotional period, and you need to be careful about showing your vulnerable side to people who may take advantage.
Alternatively, sharks also represent people in your life who are dishonest and selfish.
It’s possible that you will soon be doing business with someone who has a hidden agenda, and your subconscious is trying to warn you to perform the necessary background checks.
It can also be someone you have just started dating who’s craftily omitted things about their past so that they will sound harmless and desirable.
When your dreams about sharks show someone being attacked by sharks, they can foreshadow a lurking danger or misfortune, like an accident or illness brought on by your own bad habits.
If sharks are attacking you in your dreams, it signifies accidents at home or in the workplace.
When the shark bides its time and circles you for a while before the attack, it can symbolize a situation in your personal or professional life wherein you feel like you’re backed into a corner and don’t know where to go.
Perhaps you’re having issues with your boss who wants to pursue you romantically even if you have blatantly expressed that you’re not interested in a relationship other than a professional one.
You don’t want to give them the wrong idea, but you also don’t want to earn their wrath and lose your job in the process.
Maybe you have made a commitment to someone too early. Now that you’re having second thoughts about the relationship, you don’t know how to break things up with them because they clearly have grown deeply attached to you.
You feel nervous and trapped, which can be why you’re doing badly at your job or why you cannot focus on what your partner is saying most of the time.
When you dream about sharks biting off your hands or arms, this signifies hostile co-workers attacking you.
How the sharks attack you in your dreams reflects their actions towards you in real life. They may be working together to make you look incompetent in front of the big bosses.
They may be sabotaging your work so that you will make mistakes. They may even intentionally keep you out of the loop so that you’ll have no idea what’s going on.
The sharks indicate their actions to kick you out and make you lose your job.
Meanings of Dreams About Sharks
When you dream about being eaten by a shark, it suggests that you don’t have any other way to fight against your present situation.
Your subconscious mind is urging you to be imaginative and resourceful when it comes to getting out of your tricky situations.
If you dream that you are fighting a shark in shark-infested waters, it signifies your need to stay afloat and fight against your tough situations.
If you see yourself overpowering the shark, this indicates your success in overcoming your own challenges in life.
When you are the shark in your dream, it signifies that you have the qualities of a shark that you can work to your advantage, especially if you work in stock trading, real estate, or even sports.
It’s a good sign for people who have ‘aggressive jobs’ to dream about sharks because this means they will not stop until they have what they want by all means necessary.
But if you don’t have a competitive job and you have a dream about sharks, it can be your subconscious mind’s way of telling you to stop pushing too hard when it comes to your friends and loved ones.
There may be a need to tone down your pushy behavior and be more considerate about their needs.
If your dreams about sharks show you observing their sharp teeth, they signify your sexual desire. It’s possible that you want someone, or someone wants you.
When you have dreams about sharks that are motionless in the water, they symbolize challenging situations in your life that will no longer affect you in a negative way.
If the shark is motionless and you’re still trying to get away from it, it signifies that you are trying your best to get past a looming danger in your life.
What Are Your Dreams About Sharks Telling You?
When your dream shows you riding or holding on to the shark, it signifies how you can overcome a difficult situation by keeping calm and acting with reason.
Maintaining your poise and presence of mind will help you emerge victorious from any kind of trial.
But if your dream involves you killing the shark, it can be an indication that you also need to kill an unhealthy relationship in your life.
It can be an abusive relationship with an over possessive and jealous partner, or with an unreasonable, demanding, and slave driver of a boss.
It can even be leaving a hostile home or work environment.
When you dream that you’re eating the shark, it signifies that you are defeating your negative emotions and learning to accept them as well.
If you dream about baby sharks, it signifies a bad reaction from you or from someone close to you. It represents a childish approach to issues. It’s also associated with your own emotional state.
When sharks attack in your dreams, it symbolizes the difficulties that you may face in your personal or professional life.
This can also signify people who are bad news that you will be involved with unintentionally. There may also be an association with bad habits and bad behaviors.
When you see a shark circling you in your dream, it indicates some difficult situation that you may be currently facing.
This can be a situation at work that you can’t stop thinking about even if you’re already at home.
Or this can be a situation at home that you can’t stop thinking about even if you’re in the middle of a busy work day.
Circling sharks also often symbolize challenges in achieving your goals because of things that are beyond control. They may point to discovering a hidden secret as well.
If you dream about sharks and they are chasing you in your dreams, it indicates that you’re still traumatized by your past experiences and still coming to terms with your own emotions.
There’s still pain in your heart that you’re trying to heal from. But this is a good sign because you are trying to get past the pain.
It’s just taking you some time to move on from it. But you know that you will, and that’s the important thing!
In some cultures, being chased by sharks in your dreams symbolizes good luck and success from tough situations.
If you dream that you’re being chased, something may be in the works for you in your career or business that will begin a chain of success.
Your bad luck may also turn to good luck soon, and this will positively influence all the aspects of your life.
When you dream about swimming away from sharks, it means that you need some time to rest and recuperate.
You need to give yourself some time to think things through and figure out what you want to do next. When you say rest, this can be a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual rest.
Lately, it has been overwhelming for you, and your subconscious mind is reminding you to stop before your body breaks down.
If you get bitten by sharks in your dreams, it means that you are feeling lost and confused, and you’re no longer sure about what your goals in life are.
There’s a need to better understand them so that you can move forward with confidence and make progress.
Sharks also symbolize survival. When a shark bites you in your dreams, your subconscious mind is reminding you that you are made of tough stuff, and that you can conquer your hardships with courage and intelligence.
If you see someone else getting bitten in your dream, it shows that you have the right amount of passion and commitment to your job.
You are motivated to achieve your goals and to keep setting new goals.
When you dream about a child getting bitten by a shark, it indicates that you need to start handling your issues with an open mind.
It’s time to stop thinking about what others may say or think and just do what’s best for you!
The Message Behind Your Dreams About Sharks
It can be terrifying to see. But if a shark eats you in your dreams, it points to your personal awareness.
This kind of dream is a reminder to be more involved with what’s happening around you and not to be completely focused doing your own thing.
Look around and see how your actions are affecting your loved ones, your co-workers, and even yourself.
Sometimes you get so fixated on your goals that you fail to care about anything or anyone else.
When the water in your dream is raging and turbulent, this can also say something about your current state of emotions.
It can symbolize the end of something in your life, like a job, a project, or a working relationship.
It can also be something as simple as an end of an old work habit and the start of a new one as you commence work with a new company.
More Interpretations of Dreams About Sharks
If you dream about being on the beach and a shark suddenly attacks, it signifies something unexpected coming into your life.
This can be a casual relationship that will suddenly become serious, or a new job that will not work out well.
It can be a quick decision with serious consequences that you never saw coming, or a Facebook comment that will be misinterpreted by many.
It will seriously cause stress and anxiety for a while. But the whole thing will blow over sooner than later, so just hang in there.
If your dreams about sharks show you seriously injured after the attack, it signifies that there’s an issue in your life that’s starting to affect you in a negative way.
Sooner or later, you will need to make a choice. Any choice is a good choice as long as you make one.
When you see yourself battling it out with a shark in your dreams, it connects to how you are in conflict with someone in real life.
Perhaps your subconscious is trying to tell you to be the bigger person. Maybe the feud is going on long enough, and it’s time to forgive and move on.
Dreams About Sharks Further Explained
Many dream experts and interpreters believe that shark attacks in dreams point to your diminishing self-worth and self-confidence.
Perhaps you are in an abusive relationship, and your partner is making you feel like you’re worth nothing.
Or maybe you are working for someone who’s exploiting you and making you lose your sense of self.
Dreams about sharks will often happen when you need to stand up for yourself and redeem the qualities that make you proud, strong, and brave.