Octopus Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Octopus Dream Symbol – The octopus is a symbol of murky grasping tentacles that desire nothing more than to drag you under the water and drown you and devour your hopes and dreams. It seems morbid, yet the symbology of the octopus is very strong and sinister no matter where you turn to for clarification. If you dream about the octopus it is almost certainly a dire warning that you are in trouble and need to find out why.

If you dream about the octopus dragging you under the water or wrapping you in its tentacles, then it means that you are very close to disaster. If you dream about eating octopus it means that you have conquered you greatest enemy and will have a successful future.

Dreaming of octopus is about being flexible and using natural camouflage when you need to. Octopus reminds to listen to your guts instincts about the decisions you need to make. This may be about your creativity. Or, you may be ready to change your lifestyle completely. Whatever it is, you need to remain flexible to work towards success. It may be a time for building solid foundations for the future. DO you dream of doing this?

Note: If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. Sandra Bowman on

    I’m surprised no one has commented this. I’m confused on my story. I dreamed of having an octopus have sex with me. I’m not into tentacle sex but in my dream I was into it. I don’t really like tentacle sex and I never get aroused by watching it either. Also, when I was done with having sex I let it may there so I can go somewhere. After I came back I seen it covered in blood and it looked like it was dying. I filled the bathtub up with water and it was okay after that. I just woke up confused. Can you maybe explain why this happened? If not that’s okay.

  2. So I had a dream that I was sleeping in my bunk bed with my lil sis. Then, out of nowhere, a glowing pink octopus creature with a flower head was slowly floating towards us. It was beautiful, but kinda concerning since we had no idea what its intentions are. The whole time I just wanted to touch it, but still was apprehensive to. It ended with me and my sister in Mom and Dads room with the creature slowly floating in. I woke up feeling fascinated and confused.

  3. In my dream, my partner and I were at a pool. A giant octopus popped up and wrapped its tentacles around a man. My partner jumped in to help the stranger, but the octopus wrapped its tentacles around him too and dragged them both underwater to die. It was horrifying! I woke up yelling NOOO NOOO NOOOOO at the top of my lungs!

  4. I had a stressful dream about a small octopus growing under my skin above my right knee. It just showed up all of a sudden and when I looked down to try and figure out what it was I could see the suction cups on its tentacles while it was moving around. Then, I realized I needed to go to the hospital but I didn’t have enough money. So I called my dad, who I do not get along with at all in real life, she just said “ok” when I told him I needed to go to the hospital. But at that same moment the octopus birthed out of my leg and grabbed me. Each time I tried to escape its grip it clinged onto me again and then bit me on my hand, at which point I woke up.

  5. In my dream I’m in a public pool with my family and a giant octopus comes out of the water. Everyone is running away but my family is just walking while I’m trying to take my baby sister and run. They stop walking and wait so I take the baby and try to hide with her. I didn’t see them after that. I wish I knew what it meant.

  6. In my dream im standing infront of a very large fish tank and in it are baby octopuses and small fish . I have to care for them and fill the tank with water witch takes time afer awhile the tank is filled but then the tank breaks/ or th water is being drained in one instance the fish and octopuses are still swimming in the air like they would in water . In the other instance they are flopping on the bottom of the fish tank and i try to pick them up to save them but suddenlly im not alone and unknown people take the baby octopuses and fish away from me . Then i wake up. What does this dream mean!?

    • I had a very similar dream ! I had to take care of the octupus. First I got scared . They seemed very loving and kinda like babies ..they needed to be pampered .

  7. I dreamed that I was the octopus.
    What does this mean.
    One minute I was me, then I kept changing back and to from an octopus.
    Can you please explain, what it means please.

  8. I have seen in the dream that a pink giant octopus is chasing me and my other family member under sea. After some time I have seen that I have stand on that giant pink octopus with my family on surface and I was afraid and told to my family don’t move otherwise the octopus will kill to us and after that I woke up. I don’t know why I have seen such kind of dream. Kindly help to understand the meaning of this dream.

  9. I dreamt of walking along a sandy shore known for their purple octopus sightings. Octopi came out from under my feet and would quite literally take the earth out from under me due to some of their sizes. As soon as they came out from the sand they would run for the shore. Eventually I was knocked into the water above a reef. In the deeper water I spotted a shark and used my now tentacle arms to pull myself up and out of the water narrowly avoiding it’s bite.

  10. I dreamt of walking along a Sandy shore known for their purple octopus sightings. Octopi came out from under my feet and would quite literally take the easy out from under me due to some of their sizes. As soon as they came out from the sand they would run for the shore. Eventually I was knocked into the water above a reef. In the deeper water I spotted a shark and used my now tentacle arms to pull myself up and out of the water narrowly avoiding it’s bite.

  11. I had a really disturbing dream about 2 octopuses nesting inside my nose. No, actually only the tentacles are on my nose, so their bodies must be.. somewhere inside my skull? Wherever it is, I hav no idea. But the point is, there are 2 octopuses nesting inside my head! I’m glad that when I tried to pull out the tentacles that are sticking out of my nostrils, they both came out. It’s so disturbing, I wonder what this dream means.

    • I just had a similar dream last night! It was hanging out of my mouth and I pulled it out apart from one tentacle that was down my arm.

  12. I dreamt I was looking at wall with a stone art inside it of an octopus in a few moments it started transforming into a real one, it was quite big with long tentacles, it starting moving towards me, I felt a lot of fear, turned around to run, however a glass wall build around us only leaving the exit to the sea, the sea was very calm , sand was clean however I thought that that you make it even easier for it to attack me, a guy behind the wall saw but couldn’t do anything, I knew if I ran it would get me I could feel its speed although it didn’t come that fast towards me just moving it tentacles I turned a faced it, then I woke up

  13. i dreamt that when i took off my shoe, my foot had 2 areas with some sort of octopuslike part.(shiny,glassy but disgustingly looking).Not a tentacle but like a octopus filling in the toe area. behind the toe below where i had like 2 little suction like octopus looking part. In my dream i only noticed it at the end. i removed my shoe and pressed and removed that part, leaving a Hole where it was before, looking like an open wound but no blood. This shit sounds crazy. im freaking out even if its a dream because it feels like an invasive dream. Also this is the second time this type of dream has come up. Both times i have removed pulling it out with either hand force and ripping it out or with a knife.

  14. i was a very young child. before i even knew what an octopus really was..i dreamed of one. it was a lake..kinda dirty. the octopus was glowing…idk how but all of a sudden it was right next to me. it pulled me under and i couldnt move. it was just over. i think i couldnt move in real life when this was happening too.

  15. A close friend of mine had a dream about Octopus, she says in her dream she was fishing but didn’t find fish’s. She found octopus’s instead

  16. I had a dream of multiple octopus chasing me in water and on land I never got caught but it was scary.

  17. Surrealguy on

    I dream of sitting in a classroom at a table, one of about 5. On a tv screen played a video. In the video was a scene taken place in what seemed to be a swamp river, there was an reptile with frills on its head, almost like a cross between a alligator and frilled lizard, swimming through the water with most of its body submerged besides it’s head. It seemed to be the king of the water. Then on land came a octopus type creature with a dome almost a complete oval shaped head aside from the tentacles at and around the base where the neck would be it had a thin but human body frame and carried a large egg in its arms(standing probably 6 ft) it was green with white spots. The two spotted each other and came to meet at the shoreline. After what seemed like some discussion the frilled gator look impatient with the octopus and took,by force, the egg and threw it in the water but as he was doing that the “motheregg type followed after it and fell. What do

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