What Does It Mean When You Dream About Turtles?

By on September 1, 2017

Turtles are adorable and are a fairly popular pet. Sometimes, these little reptiles may also appear in your dreams at times. If you keep dreaming about turtles all the time, there may be a reason why. Read on to find out the different interpretations of what it means when you dream about turtles.

In stories and mythology, turtles are thought to symbolize slowness like in the story of the tortoise and the hare. In reality, this interpretation is not quite right for your dreams. Dreaming about turtles typically means that you set your own pace in life. By doing this, you are able to achieve a sense of balance. While your pace may seem slow to others, it works for you. There is no reason to rush yourself along to make other people happy. Instead, take your time and avoiding rushing toward your goal. Moving faster will not help you achieve your goal any faster, and it could make it impossible to achieve your goal at all.

1. You Feel Weighed Down

A turtle might be always on the move, but it never has to find a bed for the night. Instead, it always carries its home on its back. When you dream about turtles, it may mean that you feel weighed down by something. There could be responsibilities or relationships that make you feel tied down. Look at your life and try to figure out which aspects are holding you back. It may be time to reevaluate your life and stick to the things that actually help you develop your dreams.

2. Move on With Confidence

Another interpretation is that you should not be afraid to take steps toward your dream and move on. The slowness of the turtle may be an indicator to move on, but move on slowly so that you do not take too many mistakes.

3. Protection Is Not Always a Good Thing

A turtle’s shell is a tough barrier that protects it from the outside world. This may be symbolic for the emotional walls you put up against the wall. You may prevent yourself from seeing the truth of a situation or relationship because you are afraid of being hurt. This dream could also represent a desire for additional protection. You have to look at your own life to see if it means too much protection or a need for more protections.

4. You Need to Withdraw for a Moment

If the turtle crosses your path in the dream, it shows that you need a moment to withdraw from the world. You are capable of overcoming any challenges, but you need to take a step back and regroup.

5. You Need to Be Patient

The slow pace of the turtle may mean that you are undergoing an exceptionally slow, tedious period in your life. While this may be true, it would not be wise to push things too much. Sometimes, you just have to be patient and keep working if you ever want to make progress in your normal life.

Overview of Turtle Dreams

In a dream, turtles can represent wisdom, protectiveness, fertility, loyalty, longevity, motherhood, shelter or spiritual development. The ultimate meaning depends on what happens in the dream and the emotions you felt at the time. If could represent a desire for protection, or a feeling that other people push you around. Since the shell of the turtle contains life, the dream is a common one among expectant mothers or women who want a baby. To figure out the true meaning, write down everything that happened in your dream and look at it from every angle.


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    February 22, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    I had the weirdest dream. I dreamt I was in love with a turtle, one of the big ones. we even cuddled and had sex. what on earth could this possibly mean..?

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      February 25, 2020 at 4:25 pm

      The specific meaning of turtles may be found in this article. Intercourse may be a reflection of pleasure or your desire to have children. You may feel a strong connection with turtles. Regardless, allow this dream to influence you in a positive direction. Do what you cant to support policies that help animals in need.

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    February 18, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    My dream was quite weird… I have three turtles and in the dream, I was in the hospital with my turtles when all of the sudden, my doctor and I saw that two of them were being extremely closed ( They kept touching each other as if they were sad or scared that something might happen to them) so in that moment, we saw that their shells had red spots and that they were starting to get rotten. After my doctor saw this, he (or she, I don’t remember) told me that their lives were probably in danger so we had to take them to the vet immediately. We tried to take them to the vet but after that, I don’t remember if we were able to save them or not. This is something that has been bothering me ever since I had this dream since it really left bad taste in my mouth after I woke up and that same night my sister also dreamed of rotten shells… I would love to know if this has to do anything with my turtles or if this dream is trying to tell me something about me.

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      February 18, 2020 at 6:58 pm

      Most likely, your dream just shows how concerned you are about your pets. When you care about your pets, it only makes sense that you would be worried about them. Most likely, this is why your dream occurred. Your sister may have had the dream for the same reason, or the rotten shells could have related to something else instead. Whatever the case, I wouldn’t worry too much about any dark or deep meaning.

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    September 21, 2019 at 6:19 am

    I dream that my sister had 6 baby turtles and they where all fast and I try to catch it when I catch it it bit my finger and then they where all running around eating bugs.

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      December 23, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      The dream may be a reminder that you have to be like a turtle. Its shell offers protection from the outside world. By creating a metaphorical shell, you can protect yourself from the emotional or physical harm someone may try to cause you. If you had a protective shell in your dream, you could have avoided the injury from the turtle.

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    March 30, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    I had a dream where I jumped into a lake to escape danger, then everything was calm the water was like glass and a few turtles came up around me swimming softly and poking there heads out of the water, kind of checking me out

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      March 31, 2019 at 4:24 pm

      The interaction that you had with the turtles was a manifestation of your curious energy. Dreams of being chased are often indications of fears or concerns that you may have in your life. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will help to draw positive people and energy toward you. Have a great day, Derek!

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    February 21, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    what does dreaming of about 50 to hundred little turtles in the water on the edge of a concrete pond in your yard and as you are walking to an area like a garage they are coming to you baby and little turtles as you avoid stepping on them and trying not to hurt them. I felt they were cute. I didn’t want to step on them.so avoided them.

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      February 22, 2019 at 9:03 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. Turtles may be described in this article, though the baby turtle could have been specific representations of things that need to be treated softly. Your behaviors were positive, so you should allow this dream to influence you to continue to share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Carl!

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    August 8, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    7 August 2018

    Tortoise and the Hare

    I am actually writing this dream a whole day later after I had it.
    I dreamed about a tortoise and a hare. Some background on that theme: Way-way back when—in March 1994, when I first became bipolar—I had heard the Voice and was given a vision of myself as being the tortoise from Aesop’s Fable. I knew that I was entering a spiritual race wherein everyone was hundreds and even thousands of years ahead of me. They were hares. I was the tortoise. I felt so stressed out; but the Voice kept saying, “Just remember tortoise is the winner!”
    Along the way throughout the race, I could hear the Voice saying, “Go blind man, go blind man, go blind man, go!”
    So here I am 24-years later, with a tortoise and hare themed-dream.
    In May around about the time I began to experience mental turbulence again, right before I was committed to a mental institution, I had bought a glass figurine of a tortoise and a hare. They were so beautifully handcrafted. I placed them outside the doors of The Aten Mansion; deliberately arranged so that the hare was far ahead in the race and the tortoise was far behind in the race. In my mind, at that time, I was racing against the hare. I placed those figurines outside so that the spirits… evil spirits and rulers of darkness… could know that I knew we were in a race. It was my way of say… Ready, Set, Go!… cause you are losing.
    {During the course of mental turbulence, the hare got thrown away. I still have the tortoise. (Hope I can find another hare to complete my set again; but that is beside the point)}.
    On the night of the 6th before I had gone to bed, I prayed to my God: Pharaoh Akhenaton-in-His-new name-The Lord God AlphaKhenOmega about my understanding of the “Mother/Father womb and penis coitus dream.” It means “guerilla war!”
    That’s when I dreamed about the tortoise and the hare. I prayed about it on the 6th but because midnight begins another day, when I write my dreams, I date them according to the new day that begins at midnight.
    I cannot describe the tortoise. By that I simply mean that it was not distinctly defined in the dream. I just knew it was the tortoise. I was that tortoise. I was fearful and intimidated to the point of falling apart and weeping. I was my human self; yet, a tortoise at the same time. Not like an anamorph! More like I was viewing a tortoise and knew it represented me and it was me; but I was view it; so it seemed I was in two places at once.
    The tortoise looked way-way down the road at the race track. The hare was just a step away from crossing the finishing line. The tortoise was helpless. It wanted to cry and feel fear; but it could only feel though me. What I felt it felt! So the fear and weeping state it felt came from me. I was really going to wail it out. But then, fearfully… timidly…. I took one step!
    After I took the one step, I became the hare!
    I was at the finishing line!
    I knew I was the hare and the hare knew it was me! Sounds kind of crazy, doesn’t it? It was the same kind of physical/spiritual interchange as with the tortoise.
    I looked backed at the tortoise, and knew I was going to beat the tortoise. I saw my one foot just about to cross the finishing line. It was the hare’s foot, but it was also my real own physical foot. I saw the tortoise way-way back there on the track. So, I said, “Awww,” taking a deep breath.
    The hare sat down an ate a very ripen red apple.
    It was eating the whole apple… juicy bite-by-bite! I was trying to hurry the hare because I was thinking, Hare don’t you know you lost the race because you thought you won and you went to sleep. Hurry hare! Hurry!
    I could taste each bit of the apple. It was so juicy and sweet. The more of the apple that I ate the sweeter the apple became until it began to taste almost… almost, I say,… rotten. I looked at the apple to see if it were rotten. There was just one small bite left. It was really brown. I could not determine if it were a rotten spot or just a really really ripe spot. I decided it was just overly ripe and I plopped it into my mouth. It had that distinct taste of being soft, too ripe and almost rotten… but sweet.
    I cannot remember any more of the dream. I believe after I ate the last bite that is when I awakened. I prayed about the dream to my God.
    Any thoughts?

    • web admin

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      August 9, 2018 at 12:38 am

      This dream is a strong reflection of your knowledge of the fable and its relationship with your own life. Perhaps this dream is a sign that you need to take moment to focus on what the task is at hand. The hare stopped because of an illusion, while the turtle continued on with awareness. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Your beliefs will guide you in the direction that you allow them. Have a great day, Angela!

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