Dreaming about tortoise
In chinese lore the tortoise is a revered figure of wisdom and knowledge. He is said to carry the pattern of all existence on his back. He also represents creation. The tortoise may, of course, simply be an image of a pet as an object that is loved. It may also, however, be a symbol for long life. For those undertaking esoteric studies, the tortoise in dreams may signify the need to consider chinese systems of belief. The tortoise for most people advises slowness but also perhaps thoroughness. It also in dreams denotes a shell that perhaps we or others round us have put up in order to protect or defend ourselves. Consult the entries for chinese in indigenous peoples and pet as well as the information on reptiles in animals.
If you saw a tortoise in your dream, implies that you need to take some chances in order to get ahead in life. The opportunities for advancement are opened to you, but you need to take the next step.
You could be going through a slow phase in your life, or your dream could be encouraging you to move slowly and methodically. Also you may be going into a 'shell' with some aspect in your life.
Feeding a turtle or touching it in your sleep, means you have to change your approach at work or your attitude towards others. Seeing in your dream a dead tortoise, means you are exhausted or have wasted effort with no success. If you dream of a turtle, desires or ambitions you have might not be realized.
Seeing in a dream a tortoise might mean that some uncommon situation will radically change your life to better if in a dream you eat a tortoise soup, then in reality you will find pleasure in risky intrigues.
Unlike warm blooded and emotionally reactive mammals, reptiles are associated with being cold blooded and seeking protection. Dreaming about reptiles can show autonomous activity or instinctive reactions. The turtle can portray covering your feelings or insecurities when you are hurt or feeling shy. The turtle is also a common symbol of the collective unconscious and might depict merging with deeper aspects and potentials of the group. Because of their longevity, they can point to what is unchanging about you. See also reptiles. For those undertaking esoteric studies, the tortoise in dreams may signify the need to consider Chinese systems of belief.
The tortoise for most people advises slowness but also perhaps thoroughness. It also in dreams indicates a shell that perhaps we - or others round us - have put up in order to protect or defend ourselves.
In Chinese lore the tortoise is a revered figure of wisdom and knowledge
- hexagram ...s. one significant group of patterns are the hexagrams, said to have been discovered on a tortoise shell by an ancient chinese sage. a hexagram consists of six lines and symbolizes the union of the mental