To dream of fish represents unconscious thoughts or unconscious truths. Things you may notice about yourself or your life, but don’t fully understand. Being aware of something you can’t fully grasp. A subtle awareness.
Positively, fish may reflect valuable insights. Learning new things about yourself or that were previously difficult to grasp.
Negatively, fish reflects emotional problems or negative emotions that you notice yourself having, but are refusing to take serious. You may be aware that you have a problem, but don’t understand the underlying issues that created it. Insights that elude you. It may also reflect problems that are out in the open, but nobody wants to talk about.
People undergoing therapy or powerful personal growth often dream of fish swimming below the surface of the water to symbolize new insights about themselves that they are trying to discover.
The size of a dream fish reflects how significant or important an issue is. A big fish represents something you know is important, but don’t understand. A small fish may reflect a small problem that you have difficulty understanding.
Blue fish are positive thoughts, red fish are dangerous, ill-intentioned, or arrogant thoughts. Dark green fish are selfish thoughts. Orange fish are issues that hold a heavy influence over your current choices.
Yellow fish reflect subtle awareness with issues that you notice keep manifesting in your waking life. Something you can’t help but notice.
To dream of catching a fish symbolizes gaining insight or new understanding. Learning something about yourself or how a difficult problem works.
To dream dead fish represents things you were subtly noticing that are no longer being paid attention to. Problems you were subtly noticing that are no longer important or stopped.
To dream of eating fish represents total confidence that an issue has been put to rest. You know that something will never be a problem again. It may also reflect a problem you recently discovered being solved permanently.
To dream of a flying fish represents issues you don’t understand completely, but want to be involved with. Positively, it may reflect inexperience combined with eagerness. Negatively, it may be a sign that you moving too fast with something or need to spend more time learning before making a serious commitment.
To dream of a school of fish represents complicated or multi-faceted issues that you are aware off , but don’t want to openly discuss. It may also reflect a higher than normal degree of awareness of your problems that you lack clarity about. A multi-faceted problem that you are having issues getting insight into. Alternatively, a school of fish may reflect conformist behavior or group thinking that you are trying to learn about.
To dream of fish attacking you represents feelings of being harmed or threatened by something you don’t fully understand. Feeling threatened by a “known unknown.” Feeling seriously threatened by something unproven, uncertain, or mysterious. Feeling that something is dangerous when you have never witnessed it yourself personally.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a big dark green fish swimming though the air and bumping into him. In waking life he was noticing himself repeatedly considering suicide even though he had no idea about how to do it successfully.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of having a fish thrown at her. In waking life a man she was dating accidentally told her that he loved her while he was drunk, but then was too embarrassed to openly discuss the situation. The fish being thrown at her reflected the uncomfortable manner in which the man’s true feelings were revealed left undiscussed, but fully noticed.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing a fish die and then seeing it alive again. In waking life she couldn’t be 100% sure if she was pregnant or not. She didn’t bother with a test, but kept believing that certain bodily changes that she couldn’t be sure about might be signaling that she was pregnant. The fish in this case may have reflected her feelings about seeing subtle signs that she was pregnant that she couldn’t be sure about.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of seeing in a boiling pot of water. In waking life she was having subtle feelings that a fight she had with her boyfriend was going to make him stop talking to her.