Fish in a Dream
In the West, fish are believed to provide insights into the working of the subconscious mind. This is because they live in water, a powerful symbol of the subconscious. Fish can also symbolize fertility, life, emotions, and the Divine. The connection with God is likely to be because the fish is one of the oldest symbols of Jesus Christ, and this possibly came about because Christians were baptized in water. Another possibility is that the first letters of the Greek words for "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior" (Iesous Christos Theou Huios Soter) spell Icthius, which is Greek for "fish." Jesus said to Simon and Andrew, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men" (Matthew 4:19). Yet another possibility is that it became a symbol after Jesus used five barley loaves and two small fish to feed the crowd of five thousand (Matthew 14:17, Mark 6:38, Luke 9:13, and John 6:9). In most people's dreams, fish tend to be beautiful and colorful. However, there is no need for concern if the fish in your dreams are dull, unattractive, or swimming in dirty water. This is a sign that you need to nurture yourself, and take one day at a time until matters in your life improve. The fish is also related to Pisces, the twelfth sign of the zodiac. The Sun passes through Pisces between February 18th and March 20th. Consequently, someone who is interested in astrology may see someone of this sign as a fish in his or her dream. In the East, fish symbolize wealth and abundance. The Chinese words for "fish" and "affluence" are homophones. For this reason, to dream of fish is a sign of future prosperity. To dream of two fish swimming in the water is an indication of a highly compatible sexual relationship, as well as happiness and harmony. Carl Jung believed that fish symbolized a deep level of our subconscious minds. Consequently, fish indicate deeply hidden fears, concerns, hopes, and wishes that have not yet filtered up into the conscious mind. It is a sign of fertility and good relationships if you dream of many fish in your dream. If the fish are swimming in clear water, it's an indication that your finances are about to improve. It's an indication that you're uncovering repressed emotions if you dream that you're fishing. Eating a fish is a sign that you feel happy and satisfied with your progress in life. It's a sign of a busy future social life if a wide variety of different fish appear in the same dream.