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Did You Dream About a Kraken? Here's What It Means

When a curious dream-concept like a kraken shows up in a dream, it can have many possible explanations.

Written below are 3 analytical dream interpretations of a kraken from our dream analysis gurus.

Which of these insights makes the most sense for your dream?


What does a kraken mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about encountering a Kraken, a mythical sea monster, often hints at a powerful, overwhelming force or situation in your life that you feel is consuming or overpowering you. Of course, dream interpretations are seldom that simple.

It could represent a fear or anxiety that seems too large to handle. If you dream about someone else encountering a Kraken, it might suggest that you're observing someone else struggle with a daunting challenge or situation. This could also indicate your concern for that person's well-being.

A kraken is often a deep and fascinating dream experience to get one's head around. To say confidently, it's really necessary to really get to know the dreamer's background and current circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Psychoanalyst,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a Kraken, a monstrous entity from the depths of the subconscious, may signify an encounter with the repressed, unacknowledged aspects of oneself, the Freudian 'Id'.

I'm also thinking generally about a kraken: This could be a call to confront these hidden facets, a necessary step towards self-actualization. If you've dreamed of another person facing the Kraken, it might suggest a projection of your own fears or repressed desires onto them. This displacement, a defense mechanism, allows you to observe and process these emotions from a safer distance. Both of these dreams underscore the importance of facing one's fears and integrating the shadow self into conscious awareness for psychological growth.0

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a Kraken, a creature from the spiritual depths, may symbolize an encounter with a formidable challenge or transformation in your spiritual journey. It could represent a profound spiritual awakening or upheaval, a call to delve deeper into your spiritual self. If you've dreamt of another person encountering a Kraken, it may suggest that you are spiritually connected to this person and are sharing in their spiritual trials or transformations. It could also indicate a call to provide spiritual support or guidance to this person. Both of these dreams highlight the spiritual journey of growth, transformation, and the overcoming of spiritual obstacles.

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Whose dream interpretation makes the most sense for you?

Which interpretation of a kraken applies to your dream?

Only you can say for sure. Bear in mind that our subconscious mind can be a complex thing. Any dream image can symbolize multiple things — or symbolize multiple realities from our daily life.

Do you have a different analysis on a dream about a kraken of your own? Chime in with your own ideas to the comment area below.

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