The message from the unconscious is to find your place of power and soak in it until the offending person or thing falls away naturally.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Because of its broad ranging use in folk remedies, a symbol for the return to health, usually in a physical sense.
Provision and the staples of life. Potatoes were an essential crop to many communities.
In a more negative sense, sitting on the side lines of life, getting sucked in by non-active pastimes (e.g., “being a couch potato”).... The Language of Dreams
An activity you are participating in is producing a feeling of judgment, whether of another person or yourself. This may be draining you of important life energy. There is courage needed to pull yourself free from the influences that are keeping you in this negative vortex of attraction.
To dream of pulling another person or yourself from quicksand is alerting you that you can turn around your situation now.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of being caught by an undertow and being out of control implies that you may now have to accept your part in an emotional drama before finding a way to breathe and walk away.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If a man is afraid of sex—afraid his mother/lover will disapprove if he has any sexual feelings of his own—the fear and perhaps anger will sap any good feelings about sexual relationship. Such a man or woman, every time they have sex— because they still do not really wish to give of themself—feel bad after sex, perhaps sucked dry, even ‘dead’.
The fear or anger about not having a will of their own, and still emotionally dependent on mother/father, turns back upon them, depicted as the vampire. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The vampire or blood sucker is such a fearful figure that it is accepted as an embodiment of total negativity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile