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.

44 thoughts on “Shark – Dream Meaning and Symbolism

  1. I had a dream where me and my family were walking under the pier. Then hundreds of sharks came and attacked and ate my whole family. But I was able to get away, I woke up terrified cause I thought I lost everyone.

  2. I don’t know if it’s just me but I dreamed of me being on the surface of a tank not realizing there were sharks and then something happened that I ended up at the bottom of the tank swimming up away from the hundreds of thousands of sharks in that tank and the sharks couldn’t see me🤨🤨

  3. I dreamed of a mother shark coming out onto the beach given birth to black baby sharks that was very dangerous but went back into the water…please can you tell me what that means…and another champagne colour shark lying on the sound out of water

  4. I had a dream last night that I found these two old whales with weird teeth. They turned out to be old Sharks with small teeth that were almost transparent and couldn’t hurt anyone and they were beached in marshy fresh water. Idk what that means

  5. I had a dream a shark was under my bed all I saw was it’s fin lifting the bed up I jumped of the bed and ran in my dream. But a couple of weeks ago I dream I was trapped and the only way to get free was to jump in the water with sharks and it was dark what does this means

  6. I have been blessed with a new best friend in my life and we are really close. It’s one of those relationships where him and I are tight…but i could take (or leave) some of his family members. It’s not that they are bad people…i just don’t click with them the way I do with him..and I have no desire to click with them that way.

    I get bad vibes from them sometimes. Disingenuous vibes. Like somebody could tell you something but the vibe doesn’t match the words…or their response is low-key sarcastic.

    I have confronted them about feeling like they are taking advantage of me…they say that’s not the case…but my intuition(which has been right 98% of the time) leads me to think otherwise. Plus, most of the things that i saw coming to pass in my head, are starting to come to pass in reality.

    When i researched “Shark Dreams” they came to my mind first.

  7. Dreamt of being caught up in big waves carrying lots of litter amongst many scared others… scared for our lives we struggled to get out of the water which was not washing up onto a beach but we were trapped by a big tin fence. I dont think I saw the shark but was aware of the presence of a big great white shark with intention to kill!!!?

  8. I had a dream that I was like on a surf board, something small enough to only fit me floating on top of the ocean with a bunch of great white sharks circling really fast around me. I didn’t feel scared, just was looking at them swim really fast around me hearing the ocean water splash around with no emotions, more like observing them and then I woke up. I can still remember the ocean noise like as if I was really there.

  9. I watched a military pilot crash his plane in a big lake, he beached it on the shore and a Great white shark jumped out of the water, turned and bit him on land. The shark bit his chest and shook him around like a doll and then let him go. I wanted to help but felt powerless so I screamed at my parents to call the police

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