The meaning of Shipwreck in dream | Dream interpretation

Misfortunes, to see others shipwrecked in your dream denotes that you will rise above them (Gypsy).

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig

To drown in a shipwreck reveals a feeling of distress, which has lasted some time, due to a project that has not prospered or a personal relationship that has failed, leading you to believe that “all is lost.” Normally, a dream of this kind indicates that you have taken on too many responsibilities. Therefore, it can be interpreted as a warning that you should rest or take a short break. You have reached the limits of your strength and you need to recharge. (See WATER, BOAT and SHIP)

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

Emotional turmoil, view of one’s life.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

A certain omen of disaster.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

The image of a shipwreck is often connected to the feeling of failure, as is the Breach in a dike; while, on the other hand, it may point to a positive development.

The distance to the Water—meaning to feelings and needs—is removed.

A shipwreck can also mean an outburst of emotions, where the dreamer is acknowledging his passions.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

You will suffer a dangerous illness, but it will not prove fatal.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

To dream of seeing or being shipwrecked implies that you are struggling with inner discord or are finding it challenging to communicate your emotions. You may also not be prepared to deal with these aspects as of yet.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth

See “boat” and “wreck”

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

The implication with a shipwreck is that some difficult experience has already happened.

The event is likely to have been emotional in nature and has thrown you off in your daily routine in a considerable way. As a result of emotional turmoil, you are finding yourself in new territory that must be explored.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

Symbolic of a disaster in life, 1 Tim. 1:19

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

Shipwreck | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Shipwreck


If you are involved in (or die) in a train, bus, car, bike or airplane accident in your dream, whether or not you were driving the vehicle that crashed is significant.

If you were not driving, the dream may be urging you to take control of your life; if you were driving, the dream is urging you to alter your course or change your plans in waking life to avert disaster.

If you dreamed that you were in a ship and the water was coming overboard and submerging you, the traditional association of water with emotion suggests that you are being overwhelmed by emotion.

If this is the case, the dream is urging you to try a more logical and rational approach to your problems.

If you were attempting to save other people in your shipwreck, think about what, or who, they may represent in waking life.

If it was a child, it may represent a part of yourself you are trying to develop that might act as a counterbalance to your powerful emotions. Dreams about a shipwreck can be associated with your life course, or work life. The dream is suggesting that something going on in your present life experience may be making you feel isolated, abandoned, or on the verge of some kind of a catastrophe or tragedy.

Those who have this kind of dream are often going through a transitional period in their lives, such as a graduation or engagement. The ship therefore represents your goal, but the journey has become out of control and the horror of being dragged down by the ship captures a sense of the horror of being dragged down by traditions and expectations. This kind of dream isn’t a prediction of failure in your relationship or career; it simply indicates that details surrounding it are threatening to obscure the happiness and satisfaction you are hoping for. See also ACCIDENTS, ACTION AND ADVENTURES.... The Element Encyclopedia


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Symbol: The ship is a symbol of your journey in life and from birth to death.

Vision: In a mans dream, the ship represents his longing to love a woman (a battleship stands for a prostitute, a sailboat for a young girl).

A departing ship means a separation or change. Being a passenger on a ship: you are dissatisfied with your life and want a change. Boarding the wrong ship: take a close look at your professional and personal relationships and goals—you have made wrong decisions.

The ship sinking: a serious warning about an unhealthy relationship.

Depth Psychology: The “ship of your life” can bring you to happy as well as unhappy places. Did the ship travel in “calm Waters”? Was it tossed about by waves or a violent Storm? Did you know its destination? The rest of the images are very important, because they might indicate if you are on the “right course” or if you should turn around.

A shipwreck: a warning that dangers and difficulties that you have created yourself are threatening your life. See Boat, Ocean, Yacht.... Dreamers Dictionary


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