Native Americans enjoy the playful aspects of the otter and consider it a trickster. They also associate it with feminine energy, earth, and water. In China, the otter symbolizes frequent sexual activity. Many Chinese people believed that the male otter is so insatiable that it will make love to a tree when a female partner is not available. Consequently, in the East, to dream of an otter is a sign that your sex life will improve immeasurably. In the West, the sexual element still applies, but in dreams the otter generally symbolizes nurturing yourself and others. It is a sign of happiness, affection, and well-being.