Feeling trapped by one’s mother, dependence upon mother, one’s own possessiveness. Hadfield, in Dreams and Nightmares, says that a baby often seizes upon its mother’s breast with this feeling.
The octopus can also symbolise any unconscious fear which may drag us into its realm of irrational terror.
See fish, sea creatures, odour See perfume.
A scavenger of the ocean depths, this creature comes to take you to the bottom of your subconscious feelings to clear the debns from the sandy floor.
An octopus, with its eight legs and tentacles, may be revealing the psychic hold one may have over another that may hold you back Psychic connections to family or loved ones may be debilitating unconscious agreements that imprison you much like being in the arms of an octopus.
One with invisible cords that bind and control others, like a puppet on strings
To dream of an octopus implies a sense of being trapped in an unfavorable circumstance. It may also represent your overt possessiveness and overdependence in your present relationship.
Dreaming about an octopus means you are hanging on to something in your life that is holding you back from achieving success.
1. Entangled in a problem.
2. The dreamer is trying to control someone.
Dreams of an octopus represent that you are multi-tasking and attempting to fulfill your various needs, wants and desires.
The Octopus can also symbolize that you have been needy, clingy, desperate, and forgetting the truth, that all that you need is within you. See Eight.
1- Because the octopus has eight legs, it picks up on the symbolism of the mandala (see Mandala). Often the tentacles can have particular significance, indicating that we can be drawn into something that we find frightening and from which we cannot escapc.
2- Creatures that are unusual and are not familiar to us appear in dreams to alert us to certain qualities within ourselves.
The octopus is capable of moving in anv direction and it is this svmbolism we need to be aware of.
3- An octopus can represent the unrestricted movement of the Spirit.
You may say, “Who dreams of an octopus?” But people do, and a friend of mine did so just the other night.
If the dream make you happy, it implies that you may be involved in many different activities or adventures.
If there is a negative emotional reaction to the dream, it suggests that unhealthy attachments and entanglements are present in daily life. See also: Animals
Being entangled by a very possessive personality.
Many hands make light work. Have you sought out assistance from those you know are capable of helping you right now?
An alternative figure for the number eight, a wheel, and a circle.
Inconsistency of words or actions, especially when you feel pressured.
The octopus, like the chameleon, changes color under stress.
Deceiving others through appearance. Both Pliny and Aristotle hypothesized that the octopus changed its colors to fool its prey.
Creativity gone awry. In oceanic cultures, the octopus holds a place in creation myths, but often those that don’t come out quite right.
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