Crabs mainly inhabit the sea and therefore have traditionally been associated with aspects of your unconscious. They may symbolize the ability to cultivate homely energy in various circumstances, as crab power is the energy of making a home, however far away from home you may be. Crabs also represent the energy of the psyche that rejects change and finds it hard to let go; the side of us that hangs back instead of taking a chance.
If you are bitten or pinched by a crab in your dream, it is possible that some part of your current situation is resistant to change; this might be because of yourself, or because of another. The armored body of the crab suggests the need to protect yourself against something or someone, and the pincer-like claws show a willingness to attack or tackle whatever obstacles lie in their path.
If a crab appears in your dream, could it be a reflection of a crabby or bad-tempered aspect of your personality; an aspect that resists the attempts of others to penetrate the rough outer shell you have developed in waking life to protect your soft emotional center?
If your dreaming mind saw a crab or lobster without its shell, this is a symbol of your feelings of emotional vulnerability.
If the crab scuttled sideways in your dream, this may mirror a tendency to be evasive when others try to get too close to you or it may also reflect your inability to think logically or in a straight line. Additionally, with their habit of burrowing under the sand, the crab may represent anything that is sapping your energy. Bear in mind, too, that the crab is the symbol for someone born under the astrological sign of Cancer, so your dream crab may be referring to them.
If a shrimp appears in your dream, this may represent rivalry or resentment towards someone, as ’shrimp’ is often a disparaging nickname. But when coupled with the mother image of the sea, the shrimp may represent the reawakening of dormant sibling or childhood rivalries.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of cutting and pasting symbolize that you are editing, organizing and rearranging your thoughts and maybe even your life. You are in the process of discerning who and what to keep and what and who to eliminate.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of pastel colors shows that you are not entirely acknowledging and dealing with some aspects of your feelings. It also implies lack of focus and direction in your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of seeing or eating shrimp indicates that you harbor feelings of being inferior and unimportant. You want to detach yourself from others and be solitary for a period of time.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To see live or cooked shrimp in your dream, suggests that you are feeling overpowered and insignificant. However, cooking or eating shrimp in your dream is a promise of more pleasant social times to come.... My Dream Interpretation
Toothpaste freshens the mouth and cleans the teeth. Receiving a tube of toothpaste in a dream may suggest the need to watch your words; you may be putting a bad flavor in the air. Toothpaste may also bnng a literal message, commenting that you had better brush your teeth more regularly because you have bad breath.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Similar to a toothbrush, toothpaste is a tool that connects to caring for the teeth, the symbol of security and the ability to attract love and take in sustenance. Toothpaste is more in alignment with keeping the teeth attractive and healthy, and so in a dream it represents having this ability at hand. However, like many elements of self-care, you have to use it for it to do any good.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams