Aquarium dream meanings


Microcosm of emotions.


What feelings am I ready to show or willing to look at?

General Meanings:

Joy in life The dream symbol of aquarium symbolizes happiness and success, especially in matters of love.

Hidden and unreal emotions Also an aquarium was created artificially, so this dream may indicate superficiality and artificiality. This dream marks that the dreamer should open the facades and to to beware of false emotions.

Psychological Meanings:

Stuck behind the glass The aquarium is a symbol of a protected and artificial habitat, which is presented like natural conditions of life. The aquarium signifies your desire of emotional freedom or spontaneous, unplanned and natural way of life. You may feel like ” behind the glass” with the protection which disturbs you to move freely and this signifies that you desire to change such a condition.

Traditional Meanings:

European (Judeo-Christian)

  • Discomfort if see aquarium – In the dream you see an aquarium, this dream announces you inconvenience in your life, which may effect you emotionally;
  • Happiness if see fish and reptiles – When you are dreaming of an aquarium with fishes or reptiles, this marks that you will have success and happiness in your life;
  • Warning if swim in aquarium – In the dream you are swimming in an aquarium, this dream indicates that there is the threat of loss. You have to be very attentive and observant;
  • New start if see a broken aquarium – In the dream you see a broken aquarium, this is very good sign that now you can free your emotions and start to do something very important. Now you are not hiding behind the glass;
  • Clear future if clear water in the aquarium – In the dream you see clear and clean water in the aquarium, this marks that you purified your thoughts and you are ready to create some important things in your life;
  • Desire to live if be in an aquarium – In the dream you are inside the aquarium, this dream denotes that are stuck behind the glass, you can not live freely and independently;

Hindu (Hinduism)

  • Success if see fish and reptiles – To see an aquarium with fishes or reptiles, this dream is very positive. This shows that you will have financial success and good life;
  • Worries if see an empty aquarium – In the dream you notice that the aquarium is empty, this dream signifies that you will have worry and distress in near future;
  • Hidden emotions if be in an aquarium – In the dream you are in the aquarium, this dream shows that you have negative feelings and you are afraid to confront with them, so you hide them deep inside you;
  • Observer if see yourself behind the aquarium – This means that you are just observing what is going on around you and do not make any actions;

Arabian (Islamic)

  • Worries if see an aquarium – This dream announces that you will have troubles in near future because you were coward;
  • Self- destruction if see an aquarium with dirty water – Very negative dream, which show that you spirit is full of negative feelings such as anger or anxiety. These emotions destroy you from inside;
  • Confusion if an aquarium overcrowded with fishes – This dream denotes that you have to stay calm and to relax for a while, because you are full off different emotions and you are confused.

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  1. I often dream of an aquarium which has very little water in it. There are lots of fish which haven’t been fed for a long time, some are dead. I need to fill the tank up and feed the fish. This is a dream I have had for many years and have no idea what it means

  2. i had a dream last night that i saw an acquarium more like a couple tanks which held a seal a stingray and other fish but i rememberd these 2 in particular because the stingray got close to me and looked as if smiled to me. also the seal was juping around doing tricks then he came up to im guessing where you put food in and he grabbed my hand someone help! ive been having weird dreams the other day i dreamt my teeth were chipping halfway leaving the other halves attached very weird