Octopus Dream Symbol


Octopus – 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.

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  1. I was on some distant island or land in my dream. There were lots of people I did t know there but there was one person that I didn’t know, he was like my protector. Anyways the whole place was filled with octopi of all sizes but it was the big ones (car sized) that you had to avoid. I was too scared to go anywhere. My do was there but she was a wolf. I somehow ended up in the middle between to giant octopi and they squished together trapping me. I remember feeling their tentacles and how slimy they were. I don’t remember how but I escaped.

  2. I had a dream I was in a room and there were a bunch of baby octopus crawling around trash or stuff thrown on the ground, I noticed they were getting more and more frantic crawling around then I thought I should put then in a cup of water so I did and they called down immediately. ..all but one, the smallest one no bigger than my thumb nail got lost. .

  3. My dream was out of the ordinary. There were a bunch of octopuses and they were nice. We took pictures together (like selfies). They had a arm around me like a friend.

  4. I had a dream of just being underwater curled up in fetal position knowingly wait for the octopus to attack me. More than one. It sees me. But it never comes. I’m terrified and don’t move a muscle and just want to be out of the water.

  5. I had a dream that me and my boyfriend was putting a aquarium up and we brought a octopus and he and got stuck in the aquarium with the octopus and we finally got out by him throwing salt on it

  6. I had a dream of someone making me eat uncooked chicken. And then I did throw up an octopus. Or something close to the octopus look. Then this weird thing started to run after me and tried to go back to my mouth.

  7. I had a dearm that it was tandering and lightning and I came outside and t there were octopus falling from the sky.

  8. What does it mean when you dream of just octopus babies not hatched an its just on my bed an when I was trying to pick it up it was like a mucus ball please someone tell me something?

  9. I had a dream the octopus and I were in this house that was filled with water and he was wrapped around me and I had to keep going under water every so often for him to breath ,but I remember thinking I really love octopuses most ppl would be freaked out to have an octopus wrapped around them .. and I remember thinking hid tentacles wrapped around me were like a bunch of snakes.. Also toward the end of the dream people were parking outside of the window at the house to watch me with the octopus.. Then I come here and read how the octopus is a negative thing, but in my dream I looked the octopus. Also I had a new done on my nightstand maybe that had something to do with this vivid dream

  10. I dreamt the octopus was on my ceiling, a medium dog sized octopus, and when it was brought down I petted it like a dog and it liked getting it’s head scratched like a dog…then it wanted to play and bite and nibble and it was sloppy wet and hurt a little because of it’s sharp teeth. In my dream I knew it was weird I to see an octopus on dry land survive like that.

  11. I had a dream my ex boyfriend was driving me around the city where he grew up. We came to a stop, got out of the car and he walked me towards the pier to show me about 30 octopus on top of what looked like sewers or wells. The sewers/wells had covers and each octopus was tied down to make sure the covers didn’t open.

  12. weird. i had a dream that consisted of me being in a school bus,not alone but with old high school classmates.the bus driver was some mean cranky old lady.then all of a sudden we fall into some ocean,and get greeted by an octopus.i dont think it was trying to drag us however.it was just there checking us out.i dont understand this dream.

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