Shark – Dream Meaning and Symbolism

Sharks usually represent negative dreams in dream books. We rarely dream of them, so if we have read about them or seen them on TV, then dreams of them shouldn’t be interpreted.

To see a shark in a dream
To see a shark in a dream is a warning that you are in danger. You have been feeling lost and unprotected lately. You are insecure regarding everything you start to do. Other people can see it too, so someone who wants to take advantage of your weakness will show up. Even though you are aware that you are an easy target for scams, it is possible that you will fall into a trap anyway. People from your surroundings are warning you to be careful, but your desire for intimacy always leads you into troubles.

When you dream of a shark in water it means that you will have a fight with someone close to you. Your honesty will cost you a lot. It is possible that you will tell them something they don’t want to hear. You believe that even the worst truth is better than lies. Your loved one will misunderstand you and see your worry as an act out of jealousy. That will hurt you a lot, but you will be comforted by the fact that your consciousness is clean and intentions fair.

To run away from a shark
Running away from a shark in a dream symbolizes reconciliation. You probably had an argument with someone who was important to you before. With time you will realize that the reason for your fight is meaningless, so your desire for reconciliation will be stronger. You will not be sure how to act in a new situation, but you will be relieved when you get back with that person.

Dreaming of a shark on the land
When you dream of a shark on the land it means that everything will go according to your plans. Everything you imagine in the following period will come true. It will seem like you have the magic wand for making wishes come true. It is possible that you will be successful in a search of a new job, or that your relationship will be like you’ve imagined.

Dreaming of being attacked by a shark
This type of a dream is interpreted according to the context and situation you were in when a shark attacked you. Have you been close to the shore or on the open sea? This dream can symbolize some unexpected accidents or dangers in your everyday life. If you have dreamed of being attacked by a shark while you were fishing that can symbolize an incident on your job.

The dream is interpreted differently whether you have been expecting a shark attack or you were surprised by it. If you were ready for an attack, it means that you will enter some risky businesses, but if you were surprised, it means that you will find out something that will shock you.

If you dream of being surrounded by multiple sharks on the open sea, it means that you are cornered in real life and you can’t see the way out of the situation. That makes you feel helpless and stressed out. It can be related to school, college or work where you have issues with professors, colleagues or associates.

Dreaming of multiple sharks
If you dream of multiple sharks that are swimming toward you, it is possible that you will experience some accident that will ruin your reputation. You will not be able to prevent it, but you can minimize the effect it will leave on your mental health. Make peace with it and move on. A hard-earned reputation is easy to destroy, but you know that you have people who respect you and you need to keep that on your mind all the time.

Dreaming of being bitten by a shark
Interpretations of this dream depend on which part of your body is bitten by a shark. If it is a leg, you need to check your health out. You have been postponing going to the doctors for a very long time. There is no reason for panic, but better to be safe than sorry. Be more physically active in your everyday life and your mind and body will be thankful to you.

If you were bitten by the hand or arm, it means that your enemies are lurking for you at work. It is possible that your colleagues are scheming something against you, and they are trying to make you look bad in front of your superiors, so that they could take over your position. You are probably not in this situation for the first time. You know that you can’t stop them, but your hard work speaks for itself.

Dreaming of being eaten by a shark
Dreams in which you are eaten by a shark symbolize your helplessness to get out of the situation you are in now. In order to solve it you need to be creative. Don’t let feelings control you and turn on your reason. If you think that you can’t do it on your own, don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends. You must have someone you trust.

To survive a shark attack
If you dream of fighting with a shark and managing to overpower it and survive, it means that you will be able to fight off worries that are bothering you in real life as well. You are currently in a tough situation, but the end of an agony is near. Try to learn something from of it, because it will help you in the future.

To see a shark attack
If you dream of sharks attacking other people in your surroundings and you are watching it from a distance, it usually means that someone has taken credits for your hard work over, which makes you feel disappointed and betrayed. Another interpretation is that your partner or family and friends resent you for not spending more time with them.

Dreaming of sharks’ teeth
This dream means that you will finally find the courage to tell your partner of colleagues what has been bothering you. You feel like you have been standing aloof for a long time and you finally have enough strength and courage to tell them everything in their face. Some people might not like it, but you will feel great relief.

To kill a shark
If you have dreamed of catching or killing a shark that symbolizes that you will get rid of worries which were bothering you for a long time. It can also represent an end of a bad relationship or marriage. It is possible that you will quit a job that was burdening you as well.

To see a dead shark
This dream suggests that you will be able to deal with a situation that you are in right now. It is possible that a stranger will help you with it. A dead shark symbolizes success and good health.

Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) symbolizes smaller health issues.

Zambezi shark (Carcharhinus leucas) symbolizes financial gain.

Great white shark (Carcharodon Carcharias) symbolizes fights at work or in your family.

Dreaming of catching a shark
This dream means that you will get yourself into big troubles which you will not be able to solve on your own.

Dreaming of eating shark meat
This dream suggests that a long-termed problem will finally be resolved. Better times as coming for you.

Interpretations of this dream can be simpler. To watch a documentary about sharks on TV is enough to leave an impression on you.

Definition of a shark

Sharks are vertebrates from the family of Chondrichthyes, a subclass of Elasmobrancii.

6 thoughts on “Shark – Dream Meaning and Symbolism

  1. What does it mean to dream about a shark seeking you out while in water to help them. Bring them to shore and try to save the sharks life?

    1. My first thought on this Mary is that someone in your life is pursuing you and you are trying to help them. It may not be the best relationship? Just a first interpretation.

  2. For the past year I’ve had the same reoccurring dream every night …. And no matter how many times I awaken throughout the night to use the restroom when I lay my head back down its the same dream… I find myself in the middle of the ocean I don’t know how I’ve gone there but I’m being stalked by a great white shark.. Sometimes I get attacked ,other times it’s just lurking and watching…any thoughts?

  3. I dreamed that two smaller sharks swam around me in shallow water and one bit my hand and only grazed it as it didn’t have sharp teeth so I grabbed them by the tails and pulled them out of the water and walked to the shore line but turned and threw them back coz I didn’t want to kill them and went back in to the water then saw a big shark in the deeper water with his head raised watching me but them I realised I could only see it as a reflection on the inside of my sun glasses lens ?………

  4. Hey, I had a dream about a man in a snorkel with multiple sharks around him, it was a great white, a tiger shark and some other shark, the great white was getting angry but he had it under control. But the water was foggy and some other sharks was swimming in the background, do you know what this means ? Thank you

  5. Hey, I got a dream about a big shark attacking people on land and somehow my family and I actually survived.

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