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Octopus Dream Interpretation and Meaning

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The most obvious attribute of the octopus is its many “arms.” So dreaming of an octopus indicates that you are either participating in too many things at once or that you are feeling pulled in many different directions at the same time. The dream octopus is also a symbol of greed and has been associated with the number 8 – because it has eight appendages.

The dream octopus is associated with concepts such as multi-tasking, shyness, busyness, or approaching a problem from several different angles. It is sometimes thought to be a symbol of the mother or a mother-like figure.

The appearance of an octopus in a dream can also mean that you are entangled in some kind of difficulty or that you are being too “clingy” in one of your personal relationships.

The actual symbolism of the dream octopus depends on how you feel in the dream. For example, if you have a negative emotional reaction to it, it could be a warning to avoid getting into a situation where you are juggling several relationships at one time. If you dream of eating an octopus, it suggests that you have just been through a period of romantic turmoil and have moved on from it. If you feel happy about seeing the dream octopus, it suggests that you are ready to become involved in many different activities and adventures.

If you dream that you are an octopus, it suggests that you have a desire to “grab’ another person and make them subject to your emotions – you want to possess them. Alternatively, it suggests that you are afraid of being possessed by strong emotions or being set upon by some other kind of irrational fear.

Carrie

Dream interpretation specialist

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  • I dreamt about an octopus stuck on my back it was pretty hard to get rid of it. M'y mum was the one who rescued me. At the beginning of thé dream the octopus was following m
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  • In my dream, the octopus want to grab me and push me down, but I was able to run away from it and put myself on the highest point of big rock. What do you think is the interpretation to it?

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    • i had that dream too and i keep having it but it's in my school and we always go to one room in the school and i have no idea what it means

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  • I was in a situation of amazement when I saw a big octopus that pass thru in front of me.. it was just a very fast picture of dream

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  • In my dream , it was about an octopus but in the sky , octopus or jelly fish , but most likely octopus , anyways , I was at the beach, it was at night btw , but we were at the beach and I just hear noise , and then I look up and it's an octopus floating in the air like if it's in the water.. what does that mean. Byw , I dreamt this a day after seeing moana.. lol soooo????

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  • i took the octopus from a tank in a restaurant and it spoke to me with love we walked along the boardwalk for some time while it sat around my shoulder and neck, we then walked down to the sea where i released the beautiful creature...

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  • I dreamt of octopus invading the world. They are so huge that floats over the sky surrounded by smokes. They roam each houses to check if there is a living creature. If there are, they will eat the people one by one. in my dream I was with my family hiding inside our house praying not to be seen by those creatures.

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  • I dreamed I was running up a hill and I saw a little girl poking something in a dried up salt water puddle. I looked, it was a shrunken octopus, barely alive. I opened a book and scraped it off the ground, started to look for where it had come from. I saw a brackish bog after walking a while, but I could not get out to it from the road. The octopus was dying, so I spit on it hoping that it might help keep it wet. My spit rejuvenated it enough and it jumped up, attaching itself to the outside of my right arm, near the shoulder. It didn't hurt and I was relieved the octopus was no longer dying, so I went to a cafe that was made out of an old train car. My friend was working there and I showed her the octopus. I felt cold and put a sweater on over my arm, and the octopus, too. After a while in the cafe, my arm started to hurt really bad, from the inside. I had a red sweater on, but I could see the little octopus was in the same spot. I held up my hand and saw my pinky finger had turned bluish purple along one side, with a funny pointed tip. My friend said, "The octopus must be poisoning you." But I couldn't take it off and I felt weak and drained. I wondered why it was killing me after i saved its life. Then I woke up.

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  • In my dream I saw a fish but the octopus swim by the fish so I catch the octopod first thing I'll go back to that fish once I have the octopus. I was excited to catch it.

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  • In my dream the octopus was Monsters In size, I was with a girl i quite didn't know. We were on land next to a large pond, when we noticed the octopus he also noticed us, it started to pursue us. We seeked refuge onder some brush in that pond. We clinged each other for our lives as the octopus just wonder off..
    I think the meaning is in the part were we clinged to each other using all 4 of are extremities to equal 8 and the tight grip that Associates with an octopus..

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  • In my dream the octopus had a baby and baby was moving around we weren't afraid but did avoid them.

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