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Shark Sharks - Dream Symbol
Sharks provide a valuable service to the ocean environment but their emotionless eating mechanism turns anything—even humans—into prey which is why we find sharks so terrifying. Yet, when sharks appear in dreams, they aren’t always a sign of waking life threat. It is important to recall your feelings during your dream and how you felt about those sharks.
In some oceanic cultures, the shark is revered. Its fierceness provides great protection, and in some myths, special spiny-backed men can turn into a shark when necessary. Embodying some of a shark’s traits (strength, speed, power, lethal teeth and bite, emotionless, cold) can serve to achieve goals and fulfill specific purposes in difficult situations, such as war.
Surrounded by sharks. Feeling overwhelmed by stresses or threats in your waking life.
Being bitten by a shark. You fear some personal damage from a waking life threat. A threat could be a person or even finances that “take a bite out of you.” Be sure to reflect on how much damage this shark has done to you.
Riding a shark. Being helped by someone in your life who might be viewed as being shark-like or possibly conquering such a person.
Being saved by a shark. Having a waking life protector who is threatening to others.
Seeing a lone shark. Could this be a metaphor for a “loan” shark in your life? This also possibly indicates that any danger in your waking life comes from a single source that, while menacing and dangerous, can be conquered.
Killing a shark. Overcoming an adversary. Conquering your fears.
Swimming with sharks.Wanting to be on the same level as the top leaders in your industry.
Dreaming that you are a shark. Consider what you are doing and how you are feeling as a shark. This could be a victory symbol of being at the top of your game, but you should carefully reflect upon your methods to see if you are being ruthless or cold.
Finding a shark’s tooth. A shark’s tooth is considered good luck.
Eating shark fin soup. Shark fin soup is a highly-prized culinary delicacy in Asia and it is a symbol of wealth to be able to consume it. Dreaming of eating shark fin soup is a sign that you will be enjoying wealth and/or status.
Shark idioms and sayings
“The lone shark.” A dangerous person who stands alone and is not affiliated with a group. A single threat.
“A loan shark.” A person who lends money at exorbitant interest rates that are nearly impossible to meet and who stops at nothing to collect the loan when it is due.
“He’s a shark.” An unscrupulous person.
“The shark flashes his teeth before he bites.” Beware of flashy behavior of dangerous people.
“Swimming with sharks.” Working with or socializing with ruthless, untrustworthy people who will stab you in the back for their own gain.
“If you want to swim with the sharks...”If you want to be on the same level as the top animals of the food chain (leaders in business, politics, any industry, etc.) you’ll have to resort to their techniques and risk being attacked.
“Jumping the shark.” A saying that comes from the television industry which refers to any desperate, ridiculous and almost pitiful move to continue to milk a money-making venture.
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