tortoise

Our vulnerable feelings or huns which hide be­hind a defensive shell, perhaps of shyness, introversion or withdrawal—could be anger. See also crab; shell; snail; ex­ample of the unofficial Christ in Christ under archetypes; shellfish under fish, sea creatures.

One who is slow to act

In chinese lore the tortoise is a revered figure of wisdom and knowledge. He is said to carry the pattern of all existence on his back. He also represents creation. Consult the entries for chinese in indigenous peoples and pet as well as the information on reptiles in animals.

Psychological / emotional perspective: The tortoise may, of course, simply be an image of a pet as an object that is loved. It may also, however, be a symbol for long life.

For those undertaking esoteric studies, the tortoise in dreams may signify the need to consider chinese systems of belief.

Material aspects: The tortoise for most people suggests slowness but also perhaps thoroughness. It also in dreams signifies a shell that perhaps we – or others round us – have put up in order to protect or defend ourselves.

To dream of a tortoise indicates a need to brave your chances in life. Some opportunities for progress may present itself, but you must take a bold step to prove yourself worthy of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

See Turtle.

“flic tortoise for most people suggests slowness but also perhaps thoroughness. It also in dreams signifies a shell, that perhaps we or others round us have put up in order to protect or defend ourselves.

The tortoise may of course simply be an image of a pet (See Pet) as an object which is loved. It may also however be a symbol for long life.

In Chinese lore the tortoise is a revered figure of wisdom and knowledge. He is said to carry the pattern of all existence on his back. He also represents Creation.

Success through long toil and perseverance (Gypsy). See jEsop’s fable of Hare and Tortoise.



Tortoise | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Tortoise

Islamic Dream Interpretation

It represents a person of great Islamic learning. One who perseveres in acquiring knowledge and acting upon it. He also devotes much of his time in worshipping Allah.

Seeing, owning or bringing one into the house means he will soon build a strong relationship with a man of great learning.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Mystic Dream Book

Long life and success.... Mystic Dream Book

The Language of Dreams

(see Animal)

A tortoise that withdraws into its shell is protecting itself (see Armor). From what do you feel the need to hide?

In Chinese and Hindu mythology, the tortoise carries the world on its back, and personifies endurance. What burdens are you earning for which you need support?

In Taoism, this is the symbol of cosmic and prophetic power. As such, a tortoise appearing in your dream may presage some positive spiritual developments.

From the story of the Hare and the Tortoise, this creature may become an emblem of persistence in your dreams (see Rabbit).

Japanese: A messenger from the gods of the sea, which equates to a bulletin from your subconscious, intuitive self. Watch and listen closely!... The Language of Dreams

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Hiding behind a character trait (according to Wilhelm Reich). Patience, wisdom; or hiding something essential.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Symbolizes delays and vexations in business affairs.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
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