Quicksand Dream Symbol


Quicksand – Quicksand is an ill omen of a trap in your way. This may be a trap that someone else set for you, or it could simply be a circumstance that will ensnare you and make it very difficult or impossible to climb out again. There is a decision coming that could have dire consequences, and you need to keep your eyes open so that you do not make the wrong choice.

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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. I had a dream about quicksand – but it was very different. In my dream, I recognized a pool of quicksand, and willfully decided to get into it. To enjoy it, even. In my dream, as in life, I understood the nature of quicksand; that is, if you struggle to get out of it, you will only get further mired in it. If you calmly navigate it, it poses no threat. In my dream, several other people joined me in the quicksand. None of us had any difficulty with it. It was viewed as an enjoyable and healthy experience.

    So what do you say of this? What does a dream say when an ominous symbol is embraced?

  2. So glad that I stumbled upon this website and dream interpretation. My ex boyfriend (of five years) and I just broke up and ever since then, my dreams have been extremely vivid. I just had a dream that I was sitting on the sand as he and our friend went into water and they both fell into quicksand. From what I remember, I tried to jump in and help but it wasn’t quicksand from me and I wasn’t able to find them. It’s been bugging me ever since – any insight?

    Thank you.

  3. Hi

    I am not normally into dreams, as I usually can’t remember them . But I had a dream about Quicksand the other night, and it was awful, and I can’t get it out of my head.

    I was with my partner and his sister, we were going to a family dinner. We were walking through a park, there was a wee dog with a lead on, that I assume had gotten away from its owner. My partner was shouting at me to get the dog, so I grabbed the lead and walked along with the dog, it was in the water beneath me, just a little stream. But there was like a muck path ahead, I stood in it and it just pulled me down, the only way I could describe it, was it like a black tar substance, I was flinging my arms around and shouting, my partner was starting to run towards me shouting and panicking, but it just sucked me down in, like a funnel, then I just woke up. It has annoyed me ever since. I have alot going on in my life at the moment and am quite stressed. I would appreciate your thoughts please. Thanks Kathy x

    • Quicksand can represent people or things in our life that are weighing us down and keeping us stuck in the same place. This could be the feeling from a job that you hate, family member that continues to use you or another situation that you have in your life. I would reflect on what you can do to get rid of some of your burdens or try and get assistance from the people around you. Sometimes we try and take on too much at once, which can cause us to feel like we are going nowhere. Best of luck.

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