Vision: Men who dream about mermaids need to be carefuJ: they are being seduced by a woman they know and things could get dangerous.
Depth Psychology: The mermaid is a symbol of female sensuality that has yet to be lived, particularly in women’s dreams. It might, however, also indicate a strong but unconscious love you feel for someone, particularly in men’s dreams.
You will have great expectations followed by big disappointments.
A magical water spirit who has much in common with the spirits of the forest, but who lures young men into the depths, where they drown.
The dreamer will recognize in the mermaid his desire for and fear of the feminine. Also addressed is a man s desire to identify with femininity and his fear of doing so.
The water spirit mermaid is enticing men to follow her into her kingdom, where, “under a glittering surface, are hidden inexplorable depths,” according to C. G. Jung, who saw the realm of the water spirits as a symbol of the unconscious. So the mermaid is a symbol of life and inner maturity, a spirit who “walks” along boundaries. Young men dream about mermaids when they reach manhood; young girls, when they become women. In another sense, the mermaid is without a soul and therefore is after the soul of humans. According to Jung, the water spirit is at the instinctual stage, the pre-stage of the feminine being, or anima.
Also, the mermaid is a being in need of liberation: since she lives in water, she is drowning in her emotions—and she has no sexual organs.
Male water spirits seldom appear in dreams. (They are usually cruel, ugly, old, and comparable to goblins.)
To see a mermaid in your dream represents doubts about your femininity.
If you were a mermaid in your dream, this represents the current state of your love relationship(s).
If the dream was happy and turned out well, it is a good forecast for your love life. But if the dream was strange or unhappy, it means your current love relationship or crush is not doing well.
An unlucky dream, particularly for those in whose lives the ocean plays am important part— seamen, fishermen, etc.
Dreams of a mermaid symbolize your divine feminine essence; the aspect of you that is an aficionado of the deep end of your emotions and unconscious. This dream may be telling you to embrace your emotions and/or to dive into the uncertain waters of a romantic relationship .
(see Fairies — Undines)