Because turtles can live both in water and on dry land, and because they have protective shells, these characteristics should be your main considerations as you try to interpret a turtle dream. The dream turtle could symbolize your need to “withdraw into your shell” for a while, or that a feeling of vulnerability is about to present itself.
A dream of a turtle represents the odd and usual things in your life. It suggests that you are likely to experience something “strange” in the near future; the positive or negative features of the event will depend on how you feel about the turtle in your dream. In general, dreaming of turtles suggests the unusual event will bring you enjoyment and improvement in business.
The dream turtle is also a symbol of slow and steady progress toward a goal. It could represent a slow-down in some area of your life, or a need to take things slower.
For a woman, the turtle dream suggests feelings about pregnancy. If you are drinking turtle soup in your dream, it means you will enjoy some possibly compromising intrigue. The dream turtle also suggests that you have the opportunity to advance, but enemies surround you.