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Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Every few weeks or so I'll have a reoccurring dream where I'm cleaning out a murky fish bowl or tank, full of half-alive fish.  I take out any dead fish, clean the whole aquarium out, fill the tank back up with fresh water, and nurse the half-alive fish back to health, so-to-speak.  In the process of giving the fish fresh water and food I think I even pet a few and tell them it's all good and their gonna be just fine.  I wake up feeling satisfied that I helped all those little guys out and at the same time I definitely feel like my subconscious is trying to tell me something.  So I decided to Google search some fish dream interpretations and was a little surprised to read what they had to say:

"To see an aquarium in your dream indicates that you are aware of certain feelings that you possess but haven't been able to deal with. This may include needs, wants, and fantasies related to sex.  Alternately, it may imply that you are at a stagnant point in your life and are confused as to which path to follow.  It may also suggest that you are overly stressed and need to slow down, take a deep breath, and try to focus." (this one made the most sense)

"To see or clean a fish tank in your dream indicates how you have full control of your emotions. You keep your feelings in check. If you are watching the fish in the fish tank, then you may feel that your life is going nowhere or that you are going in circles with your life."

"To see fish swimming in your dream signifies insights from your unconscious mind. Thus to catch a fish represents insights which have been brought to the surface. Alternatively, a fish swimming in your dream may symbolize conception. Some women dream of swimming fish when they get pregnant. The fish is also an ancient symbol of Christianity and Christian beliefs. Consider the common phrases "like a cold fish", "fish out of water" or something that is "fishy" about a situation. It may also imply a slippery or elusive situation. Perhaps your dream could be telling you that "there are plenty of other fish in the sea", with regards to some relationship issue."


  1. I have a dream in which the ruby is a flame, an ornament of desire, an amulet through which the vessels of our bodies maneuver and pass only with their tails on fire, wearing the burning as if it were an untouchable armor, an anointing, a talisman through which the living celebrate their aliveness.

    The way that a mountain can be chiseled down into a single stone, a crystal, seducing the firestorm can turn its hot winds into jewels, so you too have approached the dying fish and made it new. You have breathed it into the world.

    Our dreams tell us what we want. You want someone to come alive at your touch.

    1. Wow. thank you for the beautiful and poetic metaphors, you are a very gifted writer. Loved the visuals all that just gave me... thank you for insight, that was a nice gift :)