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Fish Symbolism & Meanings
(Includes Crustaceans)

Below is a list of all Fish Symbolism & Meanings articles (including Crustaceans). More are added every week so check back often! Scroll down to below the articles or click to read about Fish Symbolism & Meanings.

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If you’re seeking the wisdom of Crab as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animals it means you’re ready to learn to go with the flow and face your fears.

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If you’re seeking the wisdom of Seahorse as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal the time has come for you to see all sides of a person or situation before moving ahead. New partnerships of all kinds are just around the coral so get ready!

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If you’re seeking the wisdom of Shark as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal the time has come for you to stop making apologies and go for it – whatever ‘it’ is! Drink and protein shake and take your food-based vitamins because it’s full steam ahead! You’re a torpedo and things are about to get really real!

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Fish Symbolism & Meanings

Swimming into Fish symbolism and meanings, it’s important to consider these creatures intimate and life-sustaining relationship with Water.

The Water Element connection gives Fish spirit the connotation of the subconscious, emotions, healing and purification.

Water animals also have connections with purposeful movement and mindful independence, but for the rough currents that sometimes hinder a goal, just as they do in our lives.

When Fish begins appearing in your life, pay attention to how it presents itself.

Some of the interpretations for Fish include:

  • The Unconscious or Higher-Self
  • Feelings
  • Motives
  • Health
  • Intelligence and Thought Processes
  • Stretching Limits
  • Deeper Awareness
  • Fertility, Birth, and Rebirth
  • Inventiveness
  • Luck
  • Change
  • The Sacred Feminine
  • Water Element

As with other large categories of Spirit creatures, the exact meaning of Fish varies not only from culture to culture but also depends on the exact species of fish.

In Greek mythology, for example, Aphrodite could turn into a fish, and in fact used that form to swim speedily away escaping harm.

Christians use a Fish to represent Christ’s charity and abundance.

Neo-Pagans frequently associate Fish spirit with the Great Goddesses, especially those Beings associated with rivers, lakes and oceans.

Fish Spirit Animal

When the Fish spirit comes to you as an animal spirit guide, Lightworkers tell us that its reminding you of the feminine portion of self.

It’s time to dig deep into things that you keep tucked beneath the surface of your life, explore and reconnect.

Nurture yourself as the Great Mother would, then swim freely with fish toward your next great adventure as a new you.

Fish Animal Totem

Those born with a Fish totem are so fiercely independent that they’re often tempted to swim upstream.

People with Fish energy adapt to a variety of circumstances easily.

They have not simply a strong affinity for water, but need to connect with living water regularly for their well-being.

If you have a Fish Totem it’s likely that you strive to develop your spirit and your mind. You may have prophetic dreams or intricately correct gut instincts.

More information about your totem depends on the species of fish.

For example, the Angel Fish is a guardian for others, Betta Fish are loners, Koi have good luck, and Sharks embody intense work ethics.

Fish Power Animal

Seek out Fish medicine (energy/spirit) when your life has become stagnant or when you need to amplify your instincts.

Fish makes a good companion when endeavoring to learn about divinatory arts. Also, if you find yourself growing too tied to one person or thing, Fish inspires renewed movement and liberation.

Fish in Celtic Symbolism

The main Fish figuring into Celtic lore is the sassy salmon who gained wisdom, creativity, and future-sight by eating magical hazel nuts that He found at a sacred well.

Because of this story, the Ogham features Salmon in a special place, presenting it as a Fish of great mystical ability. Communing with Fish spirit would give you the knowledge needed by sages and seers alike.

In the Celtic Animal Zodiac, people born between August 5 and September 1 bear the sign of the Salmon. The energetics of this Astrological sign including having great self-preservation skills.

Salmon people search long and hard for the perfect environment where they can mate – this is their safe “pool” in which the proverbial “cold fish” can love and cultivate their family.

Mentally Fish people have a hard time stilling their thoughts making meditation an excellent pastime.

Native American Symbols: Fish

Salmon plays a key role in Native American symbolism too particularly among the Northwestern tribes.

Here you will find dozens of rituals that honor Salmon along with some other food fish like the giant halibut.

Some legends depict Fish as clever shape shifters or magicians that control the Water Element.

Some tribes use Fish as a clan animal including the Ojibwe, and there is a Fish Kachina in Hopi tradition.

More Fish Symbolic Meanings:

The Chinese often give Fish as gifts, particularly Koi, for weddings as a symbol of devotion and a happy marriage. They are also an emblem of fertility.

In Buddhism, Fish is one of the 8 symbols for the enlightened Buddha (specifically a pair of golden fish).

Finally among the Norse, Fish represent determination and flexibility.

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  1. Harley Quinn April 7, 2017 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    how do i find my spirit animal?

  2. Katie April 29, 2017 at 2:32 am - Reply

    Do you have any information regarding Sun Fish? I had a dream that i was swimming with a HUGE sun fish, like bigger than I was, and I was in some type of human form, I also had hundreds of baby sea turtles, all sizes really, all around me as well! the water was warm and sweet salty. It was quite lovely dream actually. Would love to hear your thoughts on it?

  3. William July 14, 2017 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    I’m just saying the dream part. I had a dream in which I was a horse having sex with an ass. The ass gave birth to a mule. Good looking mule too. Which one of the three would be my spirit animal I guess is what I’m wondering.

  4. Dr Linda Christensen October 5, 2017 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Thank you! During the night in dream state a strong image of a fish, salmon, with something in his mouth, round brown like a nut (yes, it must’ve been a hazelnut, the only nut that looks like that!) and on top of his head was a golden crown. Blew my mind to read here re Celtic lore.

  5. Ifeyinwa judith alocha June 18, 2018 at 12:22 am - Reply

    Greatness for my own understanding

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