Dream of the Month (October 2004)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking Characteristics: Fish sometimes symbolize an aspect of the dreamer that needs a very specific environment in order to thrive and survive.
The predominant theme here is of a creature too big for it is setting – it is not supported by it is environment, but is rather contained and confined by it. When we outgrow something: a job, a relationship, a style of reacting to stress, the dreaming mind reacts strongly to the subjective results. We can develop psychological allergies to something that we've been overexposed to without relief, or we can begin experiencing symptoms of anxiety or panic that aren not necessarily supported by objective evaluation. As in all forms of nature, we too are creatures, and need to move forward when we have outgrown our shells. Look for and insist upon a situation that will afford you the ability to be true (to a reasonable extent) to your own nature, and which will let you expand as you grow.