Dolphin Dream Meanings

Dolphin Dream Meaning: From 23 Different Sources

A dolphin thrusting itself out of the water (and diving in again) may symbolize communication between unconscious (sea, water) and conscious (sky). More particularly, it might symbolize some specific unconscious content that is speaking - or trying to speak - to you.
Dream Source: A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Author: Eric Ackroyd
Dolphins bnng the spmt of playfulness to your life. They swim in groups, called pods, and thus can reflect the need for a closer connection to your family or social group. Extremely intelligent, they may come to activate your own higher intelligence or higher self that is connected to the universal mind.

A dolphin in dreams may reflect shared intelligence and telepathic communication.

Dream Source: Ariadne's Book of Dream
Author: Ariadne Green
This is one of the most beloved of all animals and holds a very high place in many belief systems of the New Age.

The dolphin’s intelligence and beautiful song have been held in high esteem by so many cultures; there is hardly one that doesn’t feature this beautiful animal in mythology of some sort.

The primary qualities associated with this animal as a totem are grace, beauty, compassion, and playfulness. Dolphins live in pods and are known to exhibit highly complex social relationships, so they also connect to the care and uplifting of the community. There are two main themes to consider when a dolphin shows up in a dream. One is a reminder to be playful in all your dealings in life, as life is supposed to be filled with joy.

The other is a reminder to always remember the breath, for as you choose to breathe, that is how you are choosing to live.

The more dolphins there are in your dream, the more intense their message is for you. Dolphins are intelligent mammals, so they relate to the human experience in this way. They inhabit the vastness of the ocean, so they simultaneously connect to the collective unconscious. When a dolphin appears in a dream, you can consider yourself visited by a very powerful aspect of the collective conscious.

Dream Source: Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Author: Dr. Mıchael Lennox
A substitute for one who serves others in the sea of life and is led by the holy spirit; see “water”
Dream Source: Dream Dictionary Unlimited
Author: Margaret Hamilton
Dolphins are intelligent and friendly animals, and have often been known to rescue drowning people at sea. Therefore, they have long been symbols of compassion, helpfulness, empathy, and caring.

If you’re beset with troubles, dreaming of a dolphin could mean that help from someone who cares is on the way.

Playing with a dolphin implies that happier, more carefree times are on the way.

Encountering several dolphins hints that you are, or soon will be, surrounded by a circle of friends who will provide you with a valuable support system.

Dream Source: Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Author: Astro Center
In dreams the dolphin represents spiritual sensitivity and safety. They are known to be highly intelligent and to act instinctively in a supportive way.
Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous
Psychological / emotional perspective: The dolphin may portray the more playful side of our personality, but at the same time may make us aware of the trickster and behaviour that is unexpected.

Dreaming of swimming with dolphins suggests putting ourselves in touch with, and appreciating, our own basic emotional nature. Coming from the depths – the unconscious – the dolphin represents the hidden side of ourselves that needs to be understood.

Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous
Material aspects: Dolphins are perceived by sailors as saviours and guides, as having special knowledge and awareness, and this is the image that surfaces in dreams.
Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Large bodies of water often symbolize the unconscious, so any sea creature can represent a message from the unconscious or diving into the unconscious.

As seagoing mammals, dolphins can symbolize the connection or interaction between our conscious (air) and unconscious (water) selves, or between thoughts (air) and emotions (water). They also represent guides to the unconscious. Because of our society’s general knowledge about dolphin behavior, they also symbolize rescuers.

Dream Source: Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Author: James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
The smart, wise mammal (See Fish); highly developed, intellectual emotions.
Dream Source: Little Giant Encyclopedia
Author: Klaus Vollmar
Dreams of a dolphin symbolize multi-dimensional wisdom, intelligence, love, sensuality, playfulness and healing. You are connecting with your most joyous, enlightened aspect of self. Dolphin dreams represent that a healing is taking place within you, either physically or psychically.

See Angel or Prophetic Dreams.

Dream Source: Strangest Dream Explanations
Author: Dream Explanations - Anonymous
1- Dolphins are perceived by sailors as saviours and guides, as having special knowledge and awareness, and this is the image which surfaces in dreams. Coming from the depths - the unconscious the dolphin represents the hidden side of ourselves which needs to be understood.

2- Psychologically the dolphin may portray the more playful side of our personality, but at the same time may make us aware of the trickster.

Dreaming of swimming with dolphins suggests putting ourselves in touch with, and appreciating, our own basic nature.

3- The dolphin now stands for Spiritual sensitivity and safety.

Dream Source: Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Author: Pamela Ball
To dream of a dolphin, indicates your liability to come under a new government.

It is not a very good dream.

Dream Source: Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Author: Gustavus Hindman Miller
Dolphins represent friendliness, communal living, rescue, communication, and affection. They are water dwelling mammals and in our dreams they represent our willingness and ability to navigate through emotions. They represent positive messages from our unconscious minds. Dolphins could also represent a positive connection between our consciousness and to those parts of the psyche that is a mystery and largely unconscious.

See also: Water, Whale 

Dream Source: The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Author: Silvana Amar
It symbolizes joy, sincerity, and selfless love.

Dreaming of these animals indicates the need to interact more often with your relatives.

If you have children you should spend more time with them.

If the dolphin gets in and out of the water continuously it means that communication between your conscious and the unconscious is being established.

A regime change is predicted.

Dream Source: The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Author: Martha Clarke
These amusing, intelligent mammals are a sign of advancement through your own mental vigor, but other details of your dream should also be considered, such as the condition of the water, the location and/or action of the dolphin, etc.
Dream Source: The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Author: Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett
Fun or playfulness.


Tuning into non-verbal communication or cues.

Connecting with someone who’s different from yourself, or the willingness or ability to do so.

Dreaming of this animal can represent too much or not enough of one of those qualities, or someone or something you associate with the quality or animal.

Consider also the animal’s actions, context, and your feelings about it.

See also: Animal; Whale; Fish

Dream Source: The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
Author: Nancy Wagaman
Powerful, playful, emotional, beautiful, part of self.

If we could learn to play in the emotional waters of life we’d never fear relationships and loving.

Dream Source: The Dream Books Symbols
Author: Betty Bethards
Sea-dwelling mammals much loved by man. However, despite their fondness for human companionship and joyous sense of fun, dolphins in dreams can foretell anxious times ahead; this is especially the case if a dolphin is seen leaping out of the water.


Dream Source: The Element Encyclopedia
Author: Theresa Cheung
Out of water, a dream of the loss of sweetheart or friend; swimming it augurs unexpected adventure. In mediaeval art it symbolizes social love. Anciently held as the special friend of man and the savior of the shipwrecked.

The interpretation of this dream is therefore vague and inapplicable.

Dream Source: The Fabric of Dream
Author: Katherine Taylor Craig
(see Fish)

According to Pliny, this creature represents the need for swift movement with regard to a decision or opportunity.

A guide. Many fables tell of dolphins aiding shipwrecked sailors. From what reef is this creature offering to liberate your mind, body, or spirit?

Native American: A messenger between the worlds, dancing above and below the waves (see Water).

The dolphin is the essence of the Great Spirit and the wind of life itself. Breathe deeply of its symbolic messages.

Playfulness. Dolphins speak directly to the child within and urge it to come out more regularly.

Dream Source: The Language of Dreams
Author: Patrica Telesco
Dolphins represent friendliness, communal living, rescue, communication and affection. They are water dwelling mammals and in our dreams they may represent our willingness and our ability to navigate through our emotions. They may also represent positive messages from our unconscious minds. Dolphins may represent a positive connection between consciousness and those parts of ourselves that are a mystery to us.
Dream Source: Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Author: Pagan - Anonymous


1. Intellectual accomplishments.

2. A spirit guide.

3. The ability to communicate between one level of understanding or consciousness to the next. ... dolphins dream meaning

Dolphin / Porpoise

Dolphins are actually mammals but many people think of them as being fish. They have incredibly positive associations in both the real and the dream world. They are intelligent, friendly creatures that are reputed to steer sailors to safety when their ships are in trouble. They were also once believed to guide the spirits of the dead to the afterlife, which is why they are a symbol for Christ. So if a dolphin appears in your dream or you are swimming with dolphins, it may indicate fun, friendship and a sense of optimism. They may also symbolize your sense of connection with others; when dreams of dolphins happen during low points in waking life, dreamers tend to report feeling more positive the next day. Because dolphins are often thought of as spiritually advanced beings, full of love, awareness, inner harmony and healing energy, if playful dolphins appear in your dreams, perhaps you need to adopt a non-resistant stance to life and learn to go with the flow. If, however, the dream dolphin is injured or in danger in your dream or the dolphin is attacked by a shark, this implies that some important connection is being threatened in waking life. Two dolphins facing in opposite directions in your dream can represent the duality of your nature, suggesting that you may need to accept that you are not one dimensional and that negative aspects of your character contribute to your wholeness as a human being.... dolphin / porpoise dream meaning