Dreams Related To Turtle

A turtle with lungs that popped

So, I had this dream the other night that, whenever I think about it, I get this deeply rooted mass of visceral, primal emotions that I can't even begin to understand. I start to panic, I get shaky, and I feel nauseous, all because of one scene in particular. To give some backstory, I'd been sick with a fever for four days and was excited and regretting having to go back to school the next Monday. As if on cue, I had a dream about doing such, except, this time, my unconscious mind elicited the help of some deeply buried part of my psyche to dredge up and image that, on the surface seems just slightly bizarre, but evokes a state of panic from me. I was in my art classroom and the teacher had a pet turtle that I was in charge of watching. Alright, cool, not a big deal, that is, until she tells me that the turtle is special.... You see, this turtle had lungs that were not exactly inside of its body. Nothing too gross, they just looked like air sacs that expanded and deflated when it breathed, no ugly veins, no weird colors, just skin. Okay, cool, so he's a little challenged, it shouldn't be a problem, and it wasn't. Until the lungs popped. Like balloons. Now, it wasn't anything gross or gory, it was just like two balloons popping, but it was still startling to dream-me. The turtle was generally fine, still breathing, but its cries were just... eerie. I felt guilty, sympathetic, scared. What would my teacher say? After all, this had happened under my watch, but, what could I have done to stop it? As I'm freaking out, this turtle just keeps crying and crying, until the teacher hears it and comes to comfort it and take it away. And that was it. Nothing else. It seems pathetic but that turtle has been on my mind since last Saturday and I can't shake this feeling of utter dread. What buried emotions or thoughts or memories were dragged up to create that image? What does it mean? What was it supposed to represent? I'm desperate for answers, so, please, help.

Seeing or encountering a turtle in your dream usually indicates a high likelihood that you would experience blessings and happiness. Despite the grim tone of your dream, a turtle is an auspicious dream symbol depicting a favorable occurrence in your life. However, your dream is telling you that you have to take care of this blessing. Do not abuse it or be unappreciative. The imagery of the turtle's lungs serves as a reminder that life is fleeting and you should learn not only to live your life to the fullest, you also need to learn how to appreciate what you have. Every little blessing, from friends, opportunities and experiences needs to be treasured because neglecting to be thankful can attract bad karma. So, when the lungs popped, it means you will become complacent. Unfortunately, this means you will lose certain opportunities or become estranged with some of your family members of friends. This time, your subconscious is warning you about paying attention to the things that matter instead of being too preoccupied about trivial things. Sometimes, if you start becoming too worldly and forget about the big picture, the problems you ignore begin to fester until they are irreparable. In that sense, the teacher refers to your elders or people wiser and more experienced than you. Learn to listen to their advice or you could be led astray. What seems important now are actually the little things if you view it in the span of a lifetime. Pride can get in the way of willingly taking advice and guidance, but they will be good for you. A lack of experience limits your knowledge and worldview, so you can benefit from the wisdom and perspective of those who have been in similar situations like yours.

A turtle losing its shell

A tortoise or turtle losing his shell because I hadn't boxed him up properly. I kept feeling fear by letting him be free that I was gonna lose him or he would get hurt. I'd ask angels before sleeping to come in my dreams with advice I needed. But I really don't understand. Thank you.

Turtles are normally thought to represent happiness and positive energy in your life. Your fears about him losing his shell or getting lost are understandable, as this represents your concern over how to maintain your present situation. Your efforts to ask the angels for help suggest the happiness is slipping from your grasp faster than you can create it. There could be someone in your life who has become or is about to get ill, possibly with a life-threatening disease or sickness. You may need to find ways to look for the good in life rather than focusing on the bad.

A turtle with a cracked shell

I dreamed i was in the garden and there was a very small turtle on my plant. I picked it up and went in the house, the underside of the shell was cracked. I fed it some lettuce. I was thinking of putting it in an aquarium, I showed it to my husband and daughter.

A turtle in dreams usually represents a long life, loyalty and steadfastness. So finding a small turtle in your garden likely symbolizes a trusted friend or companion who has remained loyal and trustworthy over the years. Perhaps you have not appreciated their support enough during all those times because you have become so used to the fact that you can always count on them when you need help. However, a turning point in your relationship may be happening soon. Specifically, the crack on the turtle's shell suggests upcoming conflict. This confidante may feel neglected and unimportant that they may start being dismissive and distant towards you. Maybe your subconscious is reminding you not to take anyone for granted and to nurture those who have always stayed by your side through thick and thin.

A turtle exploding

In my dream a turtle was exploding. Not one huge explosion, but shattering in pieces, one piece after another.

Turtles are dream symbols associated with longevity, stability and security. As such, seeing a turtle blow up or explode in a dream vision carries a negative message. You may soon face tremendous challenges which would slowly chip away your financial resources and sense of comfort. The unfortunate events may be work-related or even a possible breakdown of personal relationships. Alternatively, the shattering of the turtle into pieces may be a metaphor for your shaken-up worldview. Events in the waking world may be so unexpected and disappointing that you would begin to question your personal values and beliefs.

Dreams about turtles or tortoise meaning and analysis

A turtle in general

Seeing or encountering a turtle in your dream indicates a high likelihood that you would experience great joy and a general feeling of positivity and peace of mind as a result of some favorable occurrence in your life at the moment. Consequently, being in this uplifting state could help you handle and eventually resolve some rough issues and gray areas while working on your current project.

Watching a turtle in motion

Dreaming about observing a turtle in motion is an inauspicious sign that you might fall ill or generally feel unwell. This may stem from your lack of people skills as manifested by your hotheadedness, irritation, and sudden outbursts when you are in the company of others. If your attitude goes unchecked, more and more people would keep their distance from you. You would feel isolated and rejected, and your health would suffer as a result.

Riding on a sea turtle

A dream vision of you riding the back of a sea turtle is reflective of the anxieties and worries that might be causing a bit of inconvenience to your otherwise happy uneventful life. It could indicate your irrational fear of the unforeseeable future and your subsequent inability to focus on the brighter side of things. Unless you have some kind of paradigm shift, this state of mind could affect your relations with the people you come in contact with and could even have adverse effects on their otherwise sunny outlook on life.

For a more positive interpretation, this dream is a hunch that you should look at your life from a different vantage point and begin to appreciate the good things instead of wallowing in useless anxieties and external forces that you have absolutely no control of. By shifting your point of view and focusing on your strengths and potentials, you would realize that you could accomplish a lot of things and be able to overcome challenges in a swift and efficient manner.

Dreams about turtles dying or saving turtles

Catching a turtle

Dreaming about catching a turtle signifies that you could be engaging in some power struggle or competition with a weaker and less resourceful adversary, and your victory is almost guaranteed. In the event of your triumph, stand guard and be warned not to fall into complacency because the enemy might be down but not totally out and is only waiting for you to be lazy to have an ability to snatch that hard-fought proverbial trophy.

This dream of a power struggle could also be interpreted as a sign of your humility and forgiving nature even as it clearly shows you would do everything to protect your interests and thwart all attempts at putting you down. Because of your strong protective instincts and dogged determination to have the upper hand in every competition or any similar situation, you would gain the respect of others, especially among your adversaries, and they would think twice to mess with you next time around.

Turtle as a pet

I dreamed I found a very small turtle, size of a quarter. I had it in my hand. I decided to keep it, and feed it. I put it in a spare bedroom and went off to find some food for it. My son didn't know it was there and opened the door. A big gust of wind came in and blew the little turtle against the wall. When I came in, I searched for the turtle. I found him. I picked him up. The top of his shell was broken to pieces, like an eggshell. He was still alive. I wanted to fix his shell.

In dreams, turtles often represent loyalty and steadfastness. Finding a small turtle, then, likely symbolizes a trusted friend or family member who has remained close to you over the years, perhaps even your son from the vision or someone connected with your son, like the parent of one of his friends. While your connection with this individual probably flourished in the past, a turning point in your relationship may be happening soon. Specifically, the crack on the turtle's shell suggests upcoming conflict. This confidante may feel neglected and unimportant, leading them to distance themselves from you. It is possible that this vision is a reminder from your subconscious to not take your friendships for granted and to invest a little more time into the relationships that have started to lose their closeness.

Turtle soup

Dreaming about making or eating turtle soup is a sign that you might find yourself engaging in some activities that could give you so much excitement and joy for the time being. You might get so caught up in the moment that you would overlook and fail to realize the dubious and questionable nature of these activities right away. If you continue your involvement, you would likely end up in hot water and later regret your poor judgments.

Protecting a turtle from a crocodile

I was trying to protect a turtle from crocodile attacking it.

Seeing yourself trying to protect a turtle in your dream indicates your strong desire, hope or need for general feeling of joy, positive experiences and peace of mind. However, something or someone could be standing in your way of achieving these states. It is not necessarily because of someone's bad intentions or something negative or sinister in its nature. The dream vision is just a reflection of your everyday efforts to stay on top of your life and enjoy every moment of it.

Giving birth to turtles

I dreamed that I gave birth to many small tortoise that came out of small eggs and I was happy looking at them.

Dreaming about turtles can be an indication of your worries and concerns related to someone who is very close to you, such as your spouse or someone you are currently dating. The vision of giving birth to turtles could signify your self-reassurance and trust in the other person's continual loyalty and devotion.

A turtle swimming in murky water

Dreaming of a turtle swimming in dark, murky water symbolizes the seemingly insurmountable obstacles and difficulties you could be facing in the middle of an important project or undertaking. Notwithstanding your efforts, you would find it virtually impossible to clear the obstructions, which would always put you on the losing side, so it is time to hang your work boots because there is probably no point in pursuing the project.

Turtles in a well

Tortoises swimming in a well.

A dream about turtles is indicative of the inner qualms and uncertainties which you feel for someone with whom you are currently involved with, either your spouse or your lover. You are anxious or apprehensive regarding their current status in life, or the fact that they are involved in circumstances which put them under a great deal of emotional stress and dilemmas. These situations test the patience and endurance of your better half and because of your involvement with this person you also become a part of this stressful situation.

A turtle getting away

If you dream of seeing a turtle swimming or walking away from you, it is an ominous sign of unhappy goodbyes and endings. A very dear person in your life might leave you or end the relationship with you. This person could be either a man or a woman to whom you have a very deep attachment, whether emotional, sexual, filial or otherwise. You would employ all means possible to try to change this person's mind, but your efforts would prove futile. This sudden loss would leave a gaping hole in your heart and would likely pose a problem to your future personal relationships.

A turtle swallowing a person

I had a dream that my sister, my 6 year old nephew and myself were walking through a zoo, we stopped to look in a pond of turtles and all of a sudden a turtle jumped up, my nephew shrunk to the size of a peanut and the turtle ate him! It scared me awake.

Seeing a turtle in your dream traditionally means a high likelihood that you would experience great joy, positive feelings and peace of mind as a result of some favorable occurrence in your life at the moment. Consequently, being in this uplifting state could help you handle and eventually resolve some existing issues or dark areas related to your family matters. Quite possibly, the vision of your nephew being swallowed by the turtle is a prediction of your ability to bond and build on the relationships with the other family members, relatives or children in general.

Sea turtles

The image of a sea turtle by itself is the manifestation of minor troubles or difficulties you may face in wake life. Your unconscious mind may be trying to enlighten you as to some possible situations in the future that could put a damper on an otherwise peaceful, uneventful existence. Other symbols in the dream may be able to give more context to this situation, such as whether this would be related to your personal relationships or something taking place in broader society.

Handling turtles

I have had a dream that I had 3 turtles in my hand and I gave 2 turtles to someone and kept 1 and I put him into an aquarium.

Dreaming about turtles can be an indication of your worries and concerns related to someone who is very close to you, such as your spouse or someone you are currently dating. The vision of giving a turtle to someone signifies your possible doubts regarding this person's loyalty and devotion. Putting a turtle into an aquarium could be a sign of your desire to keep this person close to you, but be careful not to express too much jealousy or place unnecessary blame.

A giant turtle eating people

I dreamt of a hostile turtle that ate humans and moved really fast. It would run and engulf anything that came to its mouth. At first it was outside and then it came into my house. My goal was to take it to the ocean but never happened. I also saw it eat my shoe. I trapped it in a box but the box kept moving and I remember feeling extremely scared.

Dreams containing images of a turtle in motion are reflective of a possibility that you might fall ill or generally feel unwell. This may stem from your lack of people skills as manifested by your hotheadedness, irritation or sudden outbursts when you are in the company of others. If your attitude goes unchecked, more and more people may start distancing themselves from you. You would feel isolated and rejected, and your health would suffer as a result. Similarly, the vision of a turtle escaping from you is an ominous sign of unhappy goodbyes and endings. A very dear person in your life might leave you or end the relationship with you. This person could be either a man or a woman to whom you have a very deep attachment, whether emotional, romantic or otherwise. Even if you employ all means possible to try to change this person's mind, your efforts would prove futile. This sudden loss may pose a problem to your future personal relationships.

A turtle unable to leave its shell

A dream about observing a turtle that is trying very hard but is unable to come out of its shell is a representation of your self-righteousness and quick finger-pointing tendencies. You could be trying to hide your own inadequacies by blaming others every time something goes awry. This condescending attitude could put a strain on your interpersonal relations. For male dreamers, this vision could be a sign of worsening problems relating to erectile dysfunction and their sex life in general. Therefore, they might need an appointment with a specialist for some serious guy talk first chance they get.

A giant turtle preventing from crossing water

In my dream I am supposed to cross a small water body. From my side I see a huge stone, supposed to climb on it and cross. But as I near it I find its a huge turtle raising its head slowly. I refuse to climb its back to cross as it might get hurt. I take a small flowery path nearby to reach the other side. Kindly help me understand this dream. This is the first time in my life I have dreamt a turtle. Thank you.

There are two main symbols in this dream which can be interpreted as follows. The water you are trying to cross represents some situation in your life that you are trying to get over. It is likely something related to emotions or feelings, and even though you know you should let it go, it is not easy. The turtle in your vision points toward this issue being connected with someone you care or worry about often, particularly a spouse or romantic partner, though it could be another close family member or friend as well. It may be that you feel the need to overcome some small hurdle so that you can feel more at peace with this person, possibly because some conflict has arisen in the past.

A turtle holding the sun with its hands

I am a 35-year-old woman. I had a dream about a turtle holding the sun in its front "hands" above its head.

Turtles tend to be positive signs in dream visions, usually indicating being a kind person or having a positive outlook on life in general. In either case, being happy in the face of difficult situations has likely served you well, making it easier to overcome challenges because you are not afraid to try new things. However, seeing a turtle which holds the sun above its head may indicate that your emotions are becoming a bit unstable lately which could affect your ability to make good decisions in the future. You should try to think more rationally about important choices or options instead of acting rashly.

Swimming on a turtle's back

I'm female and 22 years old and my dream was about a huge turtle in the seashore where my house is near and I saw this giant turtle. What I remember is that I swam with it with my brothers riding on the back of the turtle.

Dreaming that you or someone else is riding on the back of a sea turtle alludes to anxieties over little disruptions in your otherwise peaceful existence. It may reveal your fear of change or a tendency to be pessimistic. Perhaps you need to change your perspective in order to attract good tidings. A more optimistic worldview could help strengthen your bond with your loved ones and allow you to overcome challenges with better motivation.