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Shells, Dream Interpretation


Shells represent the treasures of the sea and point to your creativity. With their spiral structure, they often reflect the process of moving inward, as in self-exploration. They represent the window into the feminine and into creativity itself.

Spiritually a shell is a miniature representation of the process of life and death. You might also like to consult the entry for snail as well as the information for spiral in shapes and on transformation in the introduction.

Psychological / emotional perspective: A shell carries within it a great deal of symbolism. It can be seen as a magical symbol which holds within it the power of transformation.

The spiral of the shell suggests both going inwards and coming outwards.

The ability to shelter is also symbolized, and as a receptacle it also links with the feminine, emotional side of nature.

Material aspects: In dreams a shell represents the defences we use in order to prevent ourselves from being hurt. We can create a hard shell in response to previous hurt, or a soft shell, which would indicate that we are still open to being hurt. Shells were also once a unit of currency and in dreams can still be seen as this.

They symbolise wealth of little or no benefit at all. At times they symbolise knowledge of no benefit, if they are few, it many sumbolise women and servants.

A dream wherein you are gatherig shells at the seashore warns that you are wasteful and need to practice thrift.

1- In dreams a shell represents the defences we use in order to prevent ourselves from being hurt. We can create a hard shell in response to previous hurt, or a soft shell which would indicate that we are still open to being hurt. Shells were also once a unit of currency and in dreams can still be seen as this.

2- A shell carries within it so much symbolism. It can be seen as a magical symbol which holds within it the power of transformation.

The spiral of the shell suggests involution and evolution (going inwards and coming outwards).

The ability to shelter is also symbolised, and being a receptacle it also links with the feminine, emotional side of nature.

3- Spiritually a shell is a miniature representation of the process of life and death.

To walk among and gather shells in your dream, denotes extravagance. Pleasure will leave you naught but exasperating regrets and memories. See Mussels and Oysters.



Shells | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Shells

Mystic Dream Book

You will rise to an influential position.

If you should dream of stepping on and smashing them, the omen is even luckier.... Mystic Dream Book

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

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Desire for health and prosperity.

2. Symbol of security and protection.

3. Need for immediate change in direction or approach at solving problems. ... New American Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To see seashells in your dream represents security and protection. You are not showing your true self or real feelings. In protecting yourself from getting hurt and as a result, you are emotionally closed off.... My Dream Interpretation
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