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The meaning of Anchor in dream | Dream interpretation


Dreaming of an anchor is an indicator of the need for stability. Sometimes, a desire for a permanent home; to put down roots.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous

An anchor dragging through water or sand represents things that weigh you down, and hold you back.

An anchor holding firm in a torrential sea speaks of your personal need for security and stability.

If you haven’t reinforced your foundations lately, do so.

Anchors are also connected to the sea and sailing (see Boat, Water). In earlier times when ships carried valuable goods to port, such an arrival was heartily welcomed. So, sailors and things associated with their trade became “lucky.” Perhaps your ship is soon to “come in” and stay for a while!

Safety or improved vitality. In ancient Egypt, an anchor cross became a variation of the ankh, the emblem of life, around 4-5 C.E. This emblem was used frequently as a seafaring amulet.

A ship that lacks an anchor represents being adrift, going from one idea or goal to another without ever accomplishing anything.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

Hope fulfilled is the general dream interpretation, endorsed by Christian symbolism.

The Japanese hold it as an emblem of security and safety. Inman hints at a dark and dangerous meaning to this symbol, but good usage sanctions the one already given.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig

Your lifeline, control point; freedom to choose emotional response and experience, ability to anchor self or to move ahead.

If you have dropped anchor you are in control of emotions and are stopping to assimilate or sort out your life direction before moving on.

If you have no anchor you drift from shore to shore without purpose and freedom to choose. But, anchors are temporary and should not be used to hold you back from venturing into new experiences and lessons.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

Economize on things you don’t really need for a few months.

See also Ship.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

It is good luck to dream of seeing an anchor out of water, for it predicts news of financial success.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

An anchor transmits stabilizing force. It usually appears when you need confidence and a decisive influence in life. On the other hand, it also has negative connotations, as it may represent something that is holding you back and limiting your freedom. Perhaps, in this sense, you feel stuck in a relationship or a problem. Dreaming that you drop the anchor advises that you must pause to meditate. And if you pull it out you are ready to get going. According to the Freudian interpretation, dreaming of an anchor indicates that the subject is chained to the figure of the mother (the sea would represent the mother).

Old superstitions claim that if a woman has this dream, one of her sons will become a sailor. In addition, it is said that it brings good luck to the sailor who dreams of it. For the rest, it denotes a change of residence or travel abroad. Typically, such omens are always good, but if the anchor appears hidden underwater, it expresses disappointment.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

Dream interpretation is very personal and each dream speaks to you in the most intimate way.

The anchor symbol could have varying meaning depending on what is going on in your life. It may be saying “Stay put!” or “This is a good place to lay down your anchor.” Dreams involving anchors are hints from your unconscious and may suggest a need to reflect and economize.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

Dream interpretation is very personal and each dream speaks to you in the most intimate way.

The anchor symbol could have varying meaning depending on what is going on in your life. It may be saying “Stay put!” or “This is a good place to lay down your anchor.” Dreams involving anchors are hints from your unconscious and may suggest a need to reflect and economize. Also, goals set. Stability. Sometimes a desire for a permanent home.

A disappointment, something holding you back. Foundation; security. You have some base; some foundation upon which to build. You are secure, but it should be kept in mind that an anchor can sometimes hold you back when you want to be moving. Disillusionment, something holding you back. Ideals and actions set in concrete. Holding steady. Being anchored to a situation or person. 

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

Dream interpretation is very personal and each dream speaks to you in the most intimate way.

The anchor symbol could have varying meaning depending on what is going on in your life. It may be saying “Stay put!” or “This is a good place to lay down your anchor.” Dreams involving anchors are hints from your unconscious and may suggest a need to reflect and economize.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

To dream of an anchor is favorable to sailors, if seas are calm.

To others it portends separation from friends, change of residence, and foreign travel. Sweethearts are soon to quarrel if either sees an anchor.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

When an anchor appears in a dream it can generally be taken to mean the necessity to remain stable in emotional situations. We need to catch hold of a concept or idea which will give us a point of reference in difficult situations.

Psychologically, we need encouragement to develop the ability to ‘hold fast’ during a period of instability.

If we can ride out the storm we shall survive. When an anchor is being dragged during a dream, the external forces are too great for us.

3- We are in the process of achieving hope of a future tranquillity.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

Dreams of an anchor symbolize your desire for a relationship, a job, or a situation that is solid and stable, and that can ground you in place. Alternatively, an anchor can represent that you are being weighed down by an obligation or person. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern its message. See Commitment.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

To the sailor the anchor is the symbol of home.

To all others it shows the need for a permanent home and occupation.

If the anchor is tied to a ship or boat, it indicates an urge to escape from present obligations.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe

1. One needs to be grounded.

2. Something is holding one back from progressing.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

If seen clearly, this is a fortunate sight, but the whole of the anchor should be visible to the dreamer.

If it is actually in the water, it indicates disappointment.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

To see an anchor in your dream, signifies stability and security. This dream has two possible meanings. One is that you stand firmly on your views and opinions.

The other is, some relationship or situation in your life is holding you back and restraining your freedom.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

A symbol of security, as in Family, Home, and Notice-of’Intention-to-Marry.

The desire to be grounded in spite of all the emotions. Self-confidence, but also standstill.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

Foundation; security You have some base, some foundation upon which to build. You are secure. But it also should be kept in mind that an anchor can hold you back when you want to be moving.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

Symbol: The anchor is a symbol of hope, confidence, and health.

Vision: Seeing an anchor: a positive sign that dreams will soon be fulfilled.

If the anchor is broken or only partially visible, it means a string of bad luck is about to start or something you had high hopes for is falling through. Anchoring in a harbor: you have again found solid ground. Throwing an anchor: you may be hoping that others will come to your aid, but it would be better to act on vour own initiative!

Depth Psychology: The anchor is a symbol of your own, deeply rooted, and unwavering resolve, which you are about to exercise!

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

Anchors generally convey positive connotations of security, stability, and a harbor against storms. Large bodies of water frequently symbolize the unconscious (or, sometimes, the emotions), making boats vehicles for negotiating the unconscious. Anchors may thus indicate a stable relationship with the unconscious or shelter against the “storms” of the emotions. Loss of an anchor indicates feeling adrift. Less positively, anchors may symbolize a resistance to change or a clinging to a sense of security.

As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream indicate which interpretation is appropriate.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

From a spiritual perspective the symbol of the anchor is particularly significant as it represents a boat and mast and hence the union of masculine and feminine. Its appearance in a dream shows we are working towards a time of a future tranquility.

The anchor can also be the symbol of security and in early christian art was used as a representation of the cross.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically we need encouragement to develop the ability to ‘hold fast’ during a period of instability.

If we can ride out the storm we shall survive. When an anchor is being dragged during a dream, the external forces are too great for us.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: When an anchor appears in a dream it usually means the necessity to remain stable in emotional situations. We need to catch hold of a concept or idea which will give us a point of reference in difficult situations.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream the anchor can sometimes suggest his sexuality or perhaps his more creative urges. In a woman’s dream it suggests either her nurturing side, intuitive abilities or perhaps the security of relationship, either personal or cosmic.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Hope that sustains

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

An anchor connects to traversing water and in this way relates to some emotional experience you are having.

It is designed to keep you steady and in once place in an atmosphere that is not naturally conducive to feeling grounded and stable. Therefore, in a dream an anchor represents this need or desire to stay put while some emotional process is underway. This image in a dream could be working to your benefit or your detriment, so you must determine whether the anchor is helping you stay focused on something that needs your attention or whether you are being held back and are unable to move forward because of a wound or a sense of grief.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

Symbolic of hope, Heb. 6:19

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

(1) An anchor may express a desire for security, for someone or something reliable in your life.

(2) Possibly, the anchor symbolizes a constraint that prevents you from fulfilling yourself. For example, it may symbolize your mother if you are still ‘tied5 to her, still dominated by her or too dependent on her, so that you have not been able to find or express your own individuality or some unconscious programming that holds you back from exploring and releasing hidden aspects of yourself. (The sea may symbolize the unconscious, or mother.)

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


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