Throughout history, mermaids have been portrayed as sensual and majestic creatures of the sea, tempting men from all walks of life with their beauty and their elusiveness.
The sea itself, which is their home, is already symbolic of mystery, allure, and depth – and until now, modern science still hasn’t discovered all of the creatures that live in it. The vastness of the sea commands many symbolisms that the mermaids carry.
If you have dreamed recently of mermaids, you will be able to see the varied symbolisms and possible interpretations of your dream here. Read on to find out more.
Table of Contents
- What do Mermaids Represent in a Dream?
- Common Situations in Which You Dream About Mermaids
- Dream of being a mermaid
- Dream of seeing a mermaid
- Dream of turning into a mermaid
- Dream of someone you know being a mermaid
- Dream of kissing a mermaid
- Dream of a mermaid singing
- Dream of a mermaid dancing
- Dream of a mermaid enticing you to go into the water
- Dream of swimming with a mermaid
- Dream of living with a mermaid in her kingdom
- Dream of a mermaid talking to you
What do Mermaids Represent in a Dream?
Mermaids represent a lot of the abovementioned characteristics. When you dream about mermaids, notice how the collective consciousness has painted the mermaid in stories that have been passed on from generation to generation. This could lend insight on how to interpret your mermaid dream.
Symbolic of temptation
When the word mermaid is uttered, it is usually portrayed by a beautiful woman, with a naked or half naked torso, and a fish fin for the lower body.
This in itself is already a fascinating sight. When you dream of mermaids, it could mean that you are facing some sort of temptation in your waking life – something that seems very attractive to you, but will usually be a source of disappointment.
Symbolic of deception
Mermaids have been known in fables to tempt the seamen, lure them into appealing propositions, for the sailors to eventually find out that they have been fooled.
If you have recently dreamed of mermaids, you may be involved in a certain deal in your waking life, or may be deciding on an investment decision in your business.
Be wary of schemes that seem highly attractive to you, with no obvious transparency on the pitfalls. Every story has two sides to it. Make sure to be wise and see the whole picture with clarity.
Symbolic of lies
Somewhat similar to the previous symbolism, dreaming of mermaids may mean that someone in your waking life is being dishonest to you.
You may want to trust this person with all your heart, and it doesn’t hurt that this person is good looking and highly physically attractive – but make sure that you aren’t falling for everything they are saying just because of their good looks. It is likely that they may not be as truthful to you as you may be hoping that they are.
Symbolic of betrayal
Likewise, there may be someone in your life you are already involved with and dreaming of a mermaid may be a sign that you are in for a betrayal sometime soon.
Be prepared and take extra precaution, be aware of your dealings as much as you can be. It is better to be wary and in tune with what is really happening than to turn a blind eye on these possibilities.
Symbolic of misfortune
A lot of mermaid tales consisted of a mermaid tempting sailors and leading them into misfortune. This could be an omen of misfortune that is approaching in your life. Always be conscious of what is happening around you so as to avoid this from happening.
Symbolic of distraction
The mermaid in your dream could also symbolize a distraction you are engaging in in your waking life. You may be entertained by this distraction and it could be taking your cares away for the time being. But make sure that it is not taking you away from the value that you are working towards.
Symbolic of difficulties that are ahead
Dreaming of mermaids could also mean that you will be experiencing a difficult situation in your life. This may be caused by other people, or it could be initiated by you as well.
To avoid this kind of situation, take stock of how you are living your life and what is motivating your decisions. It is never too late to realign them to what is really valuable to you.
Symbolic of an illusion
You may be holding onto an illusion in your life, wanting something to be different from what it really is, just so you won’t get disappointed.
But the truth is, the only thing that will take away your disappointment is being in the moment as much as you can, and being grounded in reality – this also consists of seeing people and things exactly the way they are.
Symbolic of sexual attraction
There may be strong sexual urges in your waking life that you are trying to deal with. Maybe someone is tempting you, and you know deep in you that it is a bad idea.
It could also mean that you have your own issues with your sexuality, and that it would do you well to bring them to the fore and face them head on.
Symbolic of self-control
Your dream about mermaids could also mean that you should get a hold of yourself, and practice more self-control in your waking life. This will do you good in all of your endeavors, whether they are personal or professional.
Common Situations in Which You Dream About Mermaids
Dream of being a mermaid
This dream could be warning you about your mermaid-like qualities that you need to stop. You may be believing something illusory about yourself or others. You may be focusing too much on your physical appearance and not being truthful about certain things about yourself.
Dream of seeing a mermaid
This dream could indicate that there is a certain temptation in your waking life that you should be wary about. Make sure to think twice before you involve yourself in certain dealings.
Dream of turning into a mermaid
This dream could mean that you are desiring more sexual or physical attractiveness for yourself. Maybe in your waking life, you are interested in someone and you want to be more alluring for that particular person.
Dream of someone you know being a mermaid
This could indicate how you look at this person in your waking life. Maybe you are attracted to this person or have sexual desires towards this person.
On the other hand, it could also mean that you are carrying doubt about this person’s truthfulness and transparency towards you.
Dream of kissing a mermaid
This could mean that you have fallen prey to someone’s scheming in your waking life. You may find it hard to turn back because you are already involved in this person. However, if you find out that this person is no good for you, it is never too late to decide otherwise.
Dream of a mermaid singing
This could symbolize someone wanting to lure you into a deal that will not be good for you. Make sure that you have done your due diligence in any type of professional undertaking.
If this is more of a personal deal, still be wary and do your research. Make sure the people you choose to trust are really trustworthy.
Dream of a mermaid dancing
This could mean that there is good fortune that is awaiting your personal life or your business soon.
Dream of a mermaid enticing you to go into the water
This could mean that someone in your waking life is trying to charm you or put their own spell on you. You could already be falling for it. Just make sure that you aren’t going into this blindly.
Dream of swimming with a mermaid
This could indicate that you are already involved with someone you probably shouldn’t be in a long-term relationship with. Be careful in being too complacent when you are with people whom you feel aren’t good for you. Sometimes you just feel this in your gut.
Sometimes it’s something you can’t explain, but it would be best to listen to it as much as you can. Sometimes, you can subconsciously pick up signals even though you can’t consciously concretize or explain why this is so.
Dream of living with a mermaid in her kingdom
This could symbolize some addictions that may not be healthy for you. Maybe you are finding it hard to let go and you feel that these things are already part of your life. Know that there is always a way out if this is what you choose to do.
Dream of a mermaid talking to you
This kind of dream could mean that there is really an important message awaiting you in your waking life, which your mermaid is going to try to convey to you.
Do your best to understand what this message is, and how it can be applied to your life. It could also be an omen of good fortune that is coming your way soon.
As you can see, there are many different interpretations to your mermaid dreams, and it also depends on what is happening in your dream.
This could command a specific explanation, one that doesn’t necessarily have to be negative or deceptive, as the normal mermaid dream could tend to connote. Check which one is most applicable to your situation and interpret accordingly.
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