Love, romance, something of great worth

Clamming up emotions; patient endurance of suffering ensures greatness; see “pearls”

The oyster represents spiritual transformation. In nature it is almost unique because of its ability to transform a grain of sand into a pearl. It is this quality that tends to be brought to notice in dreams to demonstrate how we can change an irritant into something beautiful. We can spiritualize it.

Psychological / emotional perspective: The oyster symbolizes our ability to make use of difficulty and negativity and create a new positive focus. In dealing with an irritant we are able to protect ourselves from further harm.

Material aspects: Practically, the oyster is reputed to be an aphrodisiac food; in fact, this is because of its high zinc content, which affects the production of semen.

For this reason a dream about oysters may be highlighting fertility issues. In dreams, as nowadays they can be expensive, they may well also represent the act of seduction.

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream oysters may signify seduction, but can also suggest sacrifice. Hypatia, an alexandrian mathematician and philosopher, was flayed to death by christians using oyster shells in 415 ce for her beliefs. In a man’s dream, oysters themselves may symbolize his own sexuality.

To dream of eating oysters symbolizes the placing of sensual pleasures above wisdom. In your attraction to someone, or your desire for material goods, you may lose your senses and morality in your attempt to indulge your desires.

If you saw oysters but did not eat them, you are confident without being conceited, but you may tend to be a bit distant from others.

A dream of oyster shells foretells that you will be frustrated when your attempt to get something that belongs to someone else, does not work out.

Dreams of an oyster represent a tough shell to protect your insecurities, or an aphrodisiac, and your sexual thoughts and feelings. Keep in mind that a pearl is formed by sand that irritates the oyster, which symbolizes that our most painful moments are what yield our greatest life lessons and wisdom. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern its meaning for you.

1- The oyster is reputed to be an aphrodisiac food. In dreams it can therefore represent the sexual act or anything associated with sex.

2- The oyster is almost unique because of its ability to transform a grain of sand into a pearl. It is this quality which tends to be brought to notice in dreams to demonstrate how we can change an irritant into something beautiful.

3- The oyster represents spiritual transformation. We can build on negative qualities in our lives without trying to eradicate them completely.

An oyster in your dream may have sexual connotations. It usually represents the female sex organ or, if eaten by a man, may represent his ability or desire to perform well sexually. Oysters are also considered symbols of humility and wisdom. Their meaning is associated with that of pearls.

The most negative interpretation is that the oyster represents a well guarded individual; a person who has shut himself off from others. Attempt to connect some of these ideas to your emotional life and overall experiences and keep in mind the setting, context and outcome of the dream. When considering the interpretation of feeling pain in your dream, first look at you physical health.

If you are feeling pain in your daily life, it may carry over into your dream state. Additionally, if the pain is emotional in nature, question the painful feelings and attempt to identify their source.

The dream state is usually a safe way to experience negative feelings with which you may not want to deal.

(see Seashell)

Because of the chance of finding a pearl here, a type of treasure dream.

The shell of this creature equates to ainnor or obstacles to intimacy 7 .

Life’s little irritations helping you to develop wisdom and patience. Pearls in an oyster are actually formed due to the irritation in the skin caused by a grain of sand or dirt.

Oyster | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Oyster

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The clam stands for the grave from which we will some day be resurrected; it is also represents fertility.

Vision: Looking at or finding clams: a pleasant, peaceful, and harmonious future (particularly for a female dreamer). Watching a clam being opened: a carefully protected secret is revealed or betrayed.

Depth Psychology: The clam, mussel, and oyster represent female sex organs, and the dream, therefore, expresses erotic desires (particularly in men s dreams). But the dream also suggests a rich emotional life and a vulnerability that is hidden inside hard shells. Maybe there is even a pearl hidden inside? See Jewelry, Pearl. Would you like to hide inside a mussel, or ttclam up” and be silent? See Crab.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see oyster shells in your dreams, denotes that you will be frustrated in your attempt to secure the fortune of another. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Gathering oyster shells or any other shells on the beach means fleeting pleasures for the dreamer.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

The Fabric of Dream

Empty, these signify loss, disappointment, worry (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

If you dream that you eat oysters, it denotes that you will lose all sense of propriety and morality in your pursuit of low pleasures, and the indulgence of an insatiate thirst for gaining.

To deal in oysters, denotes that you will not be over-modest in your mode of winning a sweetheart, or a fortune.

To see them, denotes easy circumstances, and many children are promised you.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Wisdom.

2. Caution.

3. Danger. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Fabric of Dream

”To dream of opening and eating oysters shows great hunger, or a living earned through pains and difficulty.” Artemidorus.... The Fabric of Dream

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Luxury, social advancement. Desire for material excess. According to classical depth psychology a symbol of female sexuality, and often seen as an aphrodisiac.

Folklore: Troubles.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

See Eating / Drinking... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

The Complete Dream Book

To dream of opening oysters shows great hunger, which the party dreaming shall suddenly sustain; or else that he shall take pains for bis living, as they do that open oysters.... The Complete Dream Book

The Complete Dream Book

The buying and selling of oysters is an indication that you must guard the manner of your approach in attempting to win a wife or husband. This applies equally well in the attempt to make a fortune.... The Complete Dream Book

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of consuming oysters is closely associated with sexual drive and pleasures. This further represents your immorality and lack of good judgment and determined will to achieve worldly pleasures and extravagance.

The sight of an oyster in your dream stands for loveliness, modesty, wealth, knowledge, and a relaxed ambiance. It also connotes the likelihood of keeping to yourself. Seeing oyster shells in your dream foretells of disappointments in your pursuit of other people’s fortunes.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Mystic Dream Book

To dream of eating Oysters is a sign that you have hard work in front of you, and that you will need courage if you are to succeed. But in love affairs, it promises happiness if you are patient.... Mystic Dream Book

Psycho Dream Interpretation

A dream that you are eating oysters indicates a tremendous desire to attain money and social status.... Psycho Dream Interpretation