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

A symbol like a squid can be a perplexing one to explain. Because dreams are transmissions from our subconscious minds, and they may represent symbolic references to our everyday lives, no single explanation can ever match everyone's dream.

Below are three contrasting interpretations of dreams about a squid, written from very different viewpoints.

Which meaning best matches your dream?


What does a squid 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 a squid often hints at complexity, flexibility, and the unconscious mind. That's the most simplistic interpretation.

The squid's many tentacles can represent various aspects of your life that are intertwined and complicated. Its ability to change color and shape signifies adaptability and change. If you're interacting with a squid, it could indicate that you're trying to understand or manage these complexities. It could also suggest that you're exploring your subconscious thoughts and emotions. Be aware of the squid's behavior in your dream, as it can provide further insight into your current situation.

A squid can often be a complex dream experience to offer a definitive opinion on. To really know without any doubts, it's really necessary to get an understanding of the dreamer's life story and 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 squid, in Freudian terms, could be a manifestation of the id, the primal part of our psyche that houses our most basic instincts and desires.

Taking that analysis a bit deeper... The squid's tentacles may symbolize the many desires that reach out from the id, seeking gratification. Interacting with a squid could suggest an attempt to reconcile these primal urges with the ego and superego, the parts of the psyche responsible for reality and morality respectively. The squid's ability to eject ink may be a representation of defense mechanisms, such as repression or denial, used to avoid confronting uncomfortable truths. Thus, a squid in your dream may be an invitation to delve deeper into your unconscious and confront the desires and fears that reside there.

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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 squid symbolizes your spiritual journey into the depths of your subconscious, akin to the squid's natural habitat in the deep sea. The squid's tentacles represent the many paths of spiritual exploration available to you. Interacting with a squid suggests you are actively engaging with your spiritual self, seeking to understand and navigate the complexities of your inner world. The squid's ability to change color and shape mirrors your own spiritual transformation and adaptability. Its ink serves as a reminder of the protective measures you have in place to guard your spiritual well-being. This dream is a call to embrace your spiritual journey, acknowledging its complexities and the transformative power it holds.

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Whose dream analysis matches your dream?

Which of the above ways of explaining a squid applies to your unique situation?

Only you can say for certain. Remember that our subconscious mind can be a complex puzzle. Just about any concept from a dream can represent many different things — or symbolize multiple themes from our daily life.

Have a better dream analysis on dreams about a squid that you want to share? Chime in with your own analysis to the comment section down below.

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