Mermaids have figured into many Hollywood movies. Most notable is the Tom Hanks film: Splash. But if you have had mermaid dreams please understand that your night visions of mermaid images are speaking important truths regarding your waking life.
It’s very easy to dismiss mermaids, unicorns, dragons, and other fantasy creatures, as figments of the imagination with no impact on reality. Well, if they appear in your dreams you best believe that your subconscious is using these symbols to communicate important truths to you.
The general meaning of mermaid dreams
Mermaids occupy a special place in mythology. Waters has the universal meaning of the emotional realm. Water also symbolizes the chaotic and often changing nature of the underlying forces behind what we call reality. In other words, this is really important stuff in terms of motivation, inspiration, and intuition.
If you are going to ignore this part of your persona, you do so at your own risk. If you have any kind of dream or ambition or goal in life, you need to tap into the side of your persona to turn your ideas into reality. That’s how important water symbols mean are no different mermaids occupy a special place in the sense that they are mostly human, but live in water.
In other words, they are creatures that are fully adapted to a water environment. But interestingly enough, they cannot survive on land without some sort of magical dispensation. When your subconscious is using mermaid images, it is trying to draw your attention to the power of your psyche and emotional creativity. You have this power.
You may be thinking that you are a fully rational and logical person and that may be the case but you have to dig beneath the surface. If your ideas have been stagnant or it feels like you are having a tough time getting motivated, maybe you have lost touch with this side of your personality. Your subconscious is simply trying to draw your attention to this other part of your total being. This is what makes you special.
This also gives you a lifeline to the unformed, the chaos, and the promise locked within all of humanity. We all have this potential. Please understand that for things to be formed they must first be informed. For things to appear in the light they must first start in the dark that from the darkness.
These go hand in hand, yin, and yang. And for you to just focus on one aspect of your personal reality-the part that can be reduced to equations and measured logically would be to sell yourself short. By becoming a complete person and understanding all that make up your unique personhood, you will be able to live life to the fullest.
Another general meaning of mermaid dreams involves hardships and financial turbulence. Mermaids can signify financial hardships and I’m not talking about taking one trip too many to Starbucks after all the green mermaid is the Starbucks logo.
Mermaids indicate strong emotional turbulence when it comes to finances. Because your finances are where your logical capabilities (your ability to plan and make money), and your emotions intersect. And it is in this no man’s land that you have a lot of tension that can boil over to different areas of your life.
Please understand that you are not your net worth, you are not your bank statement. Unfortunately, for too many Americans, this is the case, not only do they judge themselves based on how much money they make and how much they’re worth, they judge others using the same criteria. You are more than that.
I know you’ve heard that a million times before but old habits die hard. You are going to be facing financial turbulence that will force you to reevaluate how you measure your personal value and that of others.
Finally, mermaid dreams can indicate a tremendous amount of internal conflict. All of us are creative beings. But if we somehow some way distort or try to warp our persona to just one particular aspect of our being, we suffer. And for the longest time, we can manage but eventually, much of this will bubble up to the surface and what makes us all prostrating is we don’t know where to start to find the source.
But in reality, we did it to ourselves. This internal conflict between your creative side and your waking consciousness takes many different forms. If you are feeling a tremendous amount of anxiety or you find yourself frustrated, or somewhat angry, and you can’t quite figure out why maybe this is the reason. There’s just a part of you that you’ve been denying for so long that you’ve forgotten about it.
What does it mean to dream of a magical underwater adventure with mermaids?
This is just a fanciful way of your subconscious showing you that there are different aspects to your personality. It’s perfectly okay, to go on flights of fancy. It’s perfectly acceptable for you to just sit back and imagine how life would be without any of your common assumptions.
In fact, this is one of the most productive uses of your time. If you look at whatever projects you’re working on, and consciously strip away all your assumptions and expectations you will be surprised at how much more creative and intuitive you will become. Try to color outside the lines and you’d be surprised as to just how much creativity you actually have.
What does it mean to dream of a mermaid greeting you?
If you see a mermaid greeting you into some inner chamber underwater, your subconscious is trying to communicate to you that you have a lot of unanswered questions. These questions are unanswered not because you can’t find the answers. Instead, you think that they’re not worth asking.
You may be working under the assumption that some questions are just too obvious and by asking them you look stupid. In reality, the only stupid question, as you probably have already heard, is the one that is not asked. It’s often when we challenge seemingly obvious facts that we uncover deep and profound truths.
We uncover principles and assumptions that actually warp our understanding of whatever it is that we’re dealing with. The same goes with your personal life, because you may be thinking that certain things are already established who you are, where you want to go, what you want to be, what type of person you want to marry, and so on and so forth.
By going back to these questions and revisiting them from time to time, you can do yourself a tremendous favor. It may well turn out that a lot of the things that you’ve assumed about yourself are settled, we’re only “settled” at a specific time and place in your life.
You have changed, and those answers are no longer as useful to you. Maybe this is the reason why you feel unsettled. Maybe this is the reason why you’re frustrated in certain areas of your life.
What does it mean to dream of fantastical mermaid weapons?
Mermaids are not completely peaceful beings. They also have weapons. Of course, a lot of this is for protection, but they can also use it for the offense. When you see Trident swords, and sabers in your dreams being wielded by mermaids and mermen, don’t be terrified. These are actually symbols for questions that you need to ask.
Did you know that oftentimes, we get stuck trying to make sense of things by focusing on the right answer? In reality, we should spend more time thinking of the right questions to ask. Because at the end of the day, it’s the questions that you ask that peel away at the assumptions and expectations that you have the warp your reality.
In fact, in many cases, when we ask certain questions we’re basically begging for a specific answer. It’s as if the answers are already baked into the question. How close to the truth can you get if this is how you do things? By your subconscious showing you mermaids and mermen with all sorts of exotic weaponry, you are being encouraged to ask yourself better questions.
What does it mean to dream of mermaids stranded on land?
You are trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. You are trying to solve logical problems with your emotions. The flipside is also true. You may be trying to rationally deal with something that is ultimately emotional.
Do you see how this works? Just as a mermaid can get stranded on land because she doesn’t belong there, you have to know which goes with which. And you also have to know how to switch on your feelings when it’s inappropriate and turn them off.
The same goes for your logical and deductive abilities. Everything has a time and place. Unfortunately, when you send mixed signals because you’re confused, you end up complicating things and it’s not a surprise that you may be feeling frustrated in certain areas or you’re sensing a tremendous amount of tension because you don’t understand what you’re dealing with. You’re using the wrong tools.
What does it mean to dream of a dead mermaid?
If you see one dead mermaid, it is a cause for sadness, because a part of your creative nature has been covered over by your need to “grow up” and take care of things. To some extent this is necessary but if you see many dead mermaids, you should be alarmed.
You’re basically saying to yourself, “I don’t need my intuition”, “I don’t need this connection to my feelings that lead to “automatic thinking”. You’re basically labeling or characterizing that aspect of your total personality as something that is taboo or to is feared.
But in reality, just as a plane needs two wings to fly, you need that aspect of yourself to fully function as a fully realized human being. And if your subconscious is showing this alarming vision of many dead mermaids, it’s trying to draw your attention to the fact that you are trying to turn your back on this aspect of your personhood.
What does it mean to dream of a singing mermaid?
This is very tricky dream imagery. Somebody is trying to manipulate you, or at least that is how you perceive it. Maybe they’re using your emotions, maybe they’re using some sort of insight or personal info that they have on you. Or maybe they’re using your connection to somebody that you care about that makes you vulnerable.
Whatever the case may be, ask yourself this key question. “What are they getting out of it?”. You’d be surprised at the answer. While people do manipulate each other to some extent on a day-to-day basis, and some of this is socially acceptable, people can take it too far. This is especially true when there is deception or half-truths involve.
What does it mean to dream of mermaids going up a river?
Generally speaking, mermaids are seawater creatures. Just as it’s a bad idea to put fish that is normally out in the ocean, onto a river. Seeing a mermaid going up a river or in a freshwater body should make you wonder. Something’s not right.
This can indicate that you are trying to force your intuition to materialize just as the owner of the golden goose is trying to force that bird to lay an egg. It has to happen naturally. It cannot be contrived, it cannot be manipulated into happening, nor can it be forced. Because when you try to push this side of yourself to “turn the magic on”, you actually end up making things worse.
What does it mean to dream of a stuck mermaid?
You try to impress people by mirroring them. For example, if a friend of yours said “I have always wanted to visit Florida” and you tell “Me too”. Well, you don’t really mean it or at least you partially mean it. This might come as second nature to you, you might even do it without much thinking. But if you keep doing this, eventually you will lose track of who you are, and who you pretend to be.
In fact, for a lot of people, these are one and the same. They basically can’t tell the difference and it’s no wonder they don’t know what they want. In fact, if you keep asking them enough questions, they don’t know who they are.
As you probably can already tell this is a bad situation to be in. So your subconscious is showing you through the image of a stuck mermaid that you tend to do this and maybe now is the time to dial things back a little bit.
What does it mean to dream about killing a mermaid?
You have to dissect this dream imagery into two scenarios. On the one hand, there could be a scary mermaid or a threatening mermaid in that context, you are basically just fighting back or acting in self-defense. Unfortunately, it ends in that way with the fatality.
In that context, you are put in a situation where you feel that you have to compromise to get ahead. And I’m going to be lying to you if I tell you that strategy doesn’t work. It does. And that’s what makes it dangerous because you can overdo it.
In many cases, it’s absolutely necessary to fight back. You have to defend yourself especially if somebody’s trying to kill you. But you can overdo things and it’s one thing for a mermaid to be scary. It’s another tool for a mermaid to actually want to kill you. Know the difference. You can go overboard.
On the other hand, in the context of a nonthreatening mermaid, being friendly, maybe even trying to play with or flirt with you, and for whatever reason in your dream, you kill her. In this situation, you are feeling a tremendous amount of anxiety, or even guilt or shame about your intuitive nature. Because this intuitive part of yourself can be presented in an “acceptable way”.
It can be a clutch aspect of your personality, so to speak. But it can also be unexpected truth about your sexuality, your attitude towards money and dealing with other people, as well as your self-worth that you might not find welcome. And a lot of people when they sense something that shatters their own preconceived, or long-held ideas regarding personal truth, they shut out those inner voices.
So you kill the mermaid because she might have a better message for you. She might be holding the truth, but you don’t want to be bothered with all of that. You don’t care.
What is the spiritual meaning of mermaid dreams?
The spiritual meaning of mermaid dreams goes beyond fantasy or spiritual traditions. Instead, they speak to your mindset. Please understand that you view reality through a particular set of filters.
Those filters are products of your choice. They’re not handed down to you by your parents. Please understand that even though your parents have a tremendous amount of influence on you, at some point in your maturity as a human being you end up choosing some parts of the filter and rejecting others.
When you see mermaids in your dreams, the spiritual connotation to this is that your filter is incomplete. Put simply you focus only on the practical, the logical, and what could be reduced to numbers or equations. For everything else, you either fear them, or you uncover them from time to time.
But there is a certain hesitation there that these parts of your filters are not part of your day-to-day use. The spiritual meaning of mermaids indicates that you are neglecting this aspect.
You have to use a complete set of lenses to do your best on a day-to-day basis. Because you are more creative and resourceful than you give yourself credit for. Unfortunately, you will be the last to know about this because you have shut out unintentionally or intentionally this aspect of yourself.
What does it mean to see mermaids in your dreams frequently?
At this point, if you keep seeing a lot of mermaids in your dreams, and it seems that this goes on from night to night, your subconscious is really trying to get your attention to the fact that you’re either on the brink of achieving a massive creative breakthrough or you are basically going into hibernation mode as far as your inner resourcefulness and imagination go.
Both of these situations can be scary and it’s very hard to tell them apart most of the time. But you have to figure out what’s going on internally so you can retain this very powerful aspect of your total personality and psycho-spiritual makeup.
What does it mean to fall in love with a mermaid?
In this context, you are falling in love with your impression of your imaginative and creative capabilities. Well, there’s nothing wrong with feeling confident about your personal capabilities.
You should not put yourself on a pedestal. Not only can you run the risk of becoming cocky, but you also tend to typecast this type of personnel quality to the extent that you become blinded to the different ways people express intuition.
You’re basically saying to the world, “I define imagination and intuition along these narrow lines, and if your creative idea doesn’t conform to this narrow definition, I’m not interested”. I hope you understand what’s wrong with that kind of thinking.
Dream interpretation and symbology have fascinated me ever since I read Freud’s classic, “The Interpretation of Dreams.” Ever since, I have explored Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist as well as Jungian psychological ideas about the meaning of dreams. Thanks for joining me in my exploration of the amazing intersection between our conscious waking world and the rich expanse of our subconscious-the home of our intuition, instincts, and hidden potential.