2. Problems of “inner pollution”; emotional burdens and uncertainties.
3. A positive intention to create your own environment, an expression of realizing or ignoring complex personal needs and wishes. See Earth, Fire, Air, Water, Garbage, Spring, World.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
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
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
A turtle in a dream is also interpreted as a man of knowledge, or a chiefjustice, because she is most knowledgeable and God fearing amongst the sea creatures. In a dream, a turtle therefor could represent a devout worshipper who reads the scrolls of God’s prophet Abraham, upon whom be peace, or any of the holy scriptures. Seeing a pet turtle in a house or a town in a dream means that the people of knowledge in that locality are well respected. Seeing a turtle living in a dump, then it represents a knowledgeable person living in the midst of ignorant people who care little about learning anything from him. Eating a turtle in a dream means profits, benefits, or money.
If one sees a turtle inside his house, or ifhe owns one in a dream, it means that he will benefit from the company of a learned person who is acquainted with ancient manuscripts, or in interpreting ancient scrolls. Ifone sees a turtle lying on its back in a dream, it means that there is a man of knowledge in that town people donot recognize. Ifone sees a well kept and fed turtle sitting on a brocade in the dream, it means that the people of that town honor their scholars. However, a turtle in a dream also can be interpreted as deception, trickery, spying, hiding, evil and acquisition of weapons.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The ideas that they convey are those of steadfastness and caution. They move and change very slowly, and in your dream about them, you may be expressing some of your reluctance to forge ahead.
The turtles have strong protective shells, which may also be symbolic of your defense mechanisms or real life protection with which you have surrounded yourself.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a turtle means you are well protected and have valuable friends. But it also means that you are easily taken advantage of because you react too slowly. Killing a turtle: you will lose the support of a benefactor. Finding a dead turtle: you are losing—through no fault of yours—a good friend or supporter.
Depth Psychology: If you are a very sensitive person, the turtle is a symbol of the “hard shell you wear” as a protection against being hurt. While the turtle itself is a symbol of inertia, the dream also means that you will travel through life with determination.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are being chased by a turtle means that you are not addressing the real issues and problems that you face.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A turtledove in a dream also represents a pious woman or a blessed son. (Also see Pigeon; Ringdove)... Islamic Dream Interpretation