Koi Symbolism

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Koi Meaning, and Messages

In this case, koi symbolism is a sign of good luck and prosperity. Thus, like the eagle, you should look for new opportunities and take advantage of them. However, the koi meaning can also prompt you to revitalize old projects that have gone unfinished.

Alternatively, like the orca, koi symbolism brings you the opportunity for transformation through meditation and altered states of mind. It is the gift of fantasy and dreams that come true. In other words, now is a good time to have faith and dream big!

Moreover, a black fish of this species is said to bring about change in your life circumstances. When it is a gold-colored fish, it represents gold, wealth and prosperity. Comparatively, the platinum-colored carp is the fulfillment of wealth in the form of success in business. A white bodied fish with a red mark on its head encourages advancement in career. Lastly, a white fish with red markings around the mouth is said to inspire long-lasting, and loving relationships.

Koi Totem, Spirit Animal

People with the koi totem have a gift for creating wealth in their life. Thus it seems that everything they do creates prosperity all around them. Folks with this spirit animal totem are always transforming one thing or another into gold. They know how to stay calm in the face of adversity. Furthermore, these people also know when it’s time to retreat and meditate to facilitate transformation.

Koi Dream Interpretation

When you have a koi dream, it indicates that you need to put aside your pride and ego and not let it get in the way of friendships and relationships. Alternatively, this species of carp is symbolic of patience, perseverance, determination, ambition, tenacity, courage and success. Thus like the quail dream, the fish serves as a reminder that you can and will overcome life’s obstacles and adversities.

When you see or keep a pond filled with these fish in your dreams, it represents love, affection, and friendship.

Additional Associations for Koi


  • My boyfriend had a dream about koi fish..there were 6, and they were dead I believe , and he saw two that were still alive but on their side and he scooped them up aND they were about drive …he said they were white. And maybe some color, we need to find out the best meaning…anyway anyone can help?

  • Had the most vivid dream – something large surfacing out of the ocean, and to my surprise it was a beautiful Koi fish. It was huge as a whale if not larger. I don’t know what is larger an aircraft carrier or whale, it was just huge. I was multi-color beautiful, red, white, I think even purple, but maybe purple doesn’t exist on live Koi fish? I felt in awe of this beautiful fish. I was around the other side of board walk and stood next to a stranger looking at the ocean. I could see that the ocean was much higher, and you couldn’t see the boardwalk or jetty where the Koi fish was. Then the ocean swelled, and a huge wall of water was rising. It wasn’t threatening, but the wall of water rose even higher and became like a beautiful display. It rose up and showed all types of beautiful textures and tones of ocean water – it was absolutely magnificent. End of the dream, my husband & I were biking, on my way to some destination. Feeling free and breezy. I was going in for surgery, but no fear and all was comfy, have no clue what the surgery was going to be for? Then I woke up.

    • I had a dream last night about giant Koi fish in the ocean one was black and one was red and white. There was three tall Pedal stools above the ocean. And I was standing on one. Someone who was with me told me to jump in and swim with them. But I was too afraid and moved away. Were you able to interpret your dream ?

  • I had these three pale yellow koi fish healthy ones surviving in my house moving around even with out water amidst the furniture along walls asking for food

  • I had a dream of many dead or dying koi fish. I had a few very big and beautiful carp and they were already dead–all big and bloated. I was very upset. I had left them unattended and my mom had put them in storage in plastic grocery bags in the attic with only a little water. Their water was very dirty. I had came back to give them more water but it was already too late. They had died suffering from heat and no water.
    I usually have been dreaming about fish tanks full of beautiful healthy fish over the last year or so. So this was a big change.

  • Had a dream with Koi fish this mornin. I was in a strange other world that was going to sink into it’s ocean. I was upset about it and tried to change the currents, levelling out the waters to no avail. The dream characters decided they would save me by summoning a giant white and orange-red koi fish that swam me to an island where an even larger silver Koi fish would take me into it’s mouth and keep me save from the flooding. Not exactly sure how to interpret that :T

  • I dreamed about an orange koi fish flying and fighting agaisnt catfishes in the big pond, the fish was successfully traveled to another small pond. What is the meaning of that dream?

  • I had a dream of big white koi appearing (platinum) while I was swimming in the ocean. And it kept swimming with me. And touch my feet and kissed my feet. I was also in peace and harmony while the fish swam next to me. It did this maneuvers appearing and swimming in harmony with me few times.
    Can you tell me the meaning of the dream please.
    Thank you

  • I had a dream of a small hole in the ground. As I inspected this hole I saw water running under the ground. I saw myself playing in the water like a child would. Then I noticed a what looked like a fin on a fish. Naturally I wanted to see if I was right so I poked and dug out some dirt and a couple rocks and I saw a multi colored coi fish. It saw me turned and swam back under the ground. Then it came back but now there were two. One multi colored and one solid gold. I can’t stop thinking about this dream. What is the message I’m supposed to get from it?

  • I had a rather interesting dream this morning…I was standing in the middle of a clear pond and was feeding koi fish that were large in size and of different/multiple colours (I remember orange, white, black and shimmery like). As I continued to feed them anf they were swimming all around me. All of a sudden there was a merman which swam to the surface of the pond..I immediately started calling the name of Jesu Christ as it turned its face towards me. The more I called Jesus’ name the more the merman started suffocating and was turning blue in colour indicating loss of air. I eventually chased it away with the persistent calling of my Saviour’s name and as I walked in my path I started coming across silver coins (R5 and %2 which are larger coins here in South Africa) which I picked up along the path and woke up.

  • Hi,
    I have a big pond where I have lots of Koi’s. Today in my dream early morning one of the Koi with orange and silver appeared and said he is my luck and he loves me so much. When he appeared he was 20 times bigger than what he was in my pond. When I got up I went to see him and was shocked to see him next to the water pump so I quickly switch off he pump and went to see if he is hurt. That’s when I was shocked to see that he just died and the pump pulled him in. I am not sure if he came in my dream to tell me something or what is that and why he came in my dream? I am very sad and he was with me from baby till 3 years now.

  • My dream was trying to cross a shallow pond by climbing up on a makeshift wooden stand in the middle of it. However, I couldn’t reach the other side. So, although I was hesitant, I climbed down and stepped into the water that is just below my knee deep. As soon as I stepped into the pond, a group of koi fish swam fast towards me and they just surrounded me. Their colors are gold orange, some are white with red spots, some are yellow. When I was about to start walking towards the dry land, I saw a number of people walking into the pond as well, some of them are towards me and some are walking in a different direction. What does that mean?

  • I had a dreamed that the koi fish flying next to me at that time I was on d bed and I wonder next to me is a fish pond clear water but not enough..so I guess the reason why they keep jumping because of luck of water in the pond. Then after that I put back all the koi fish inside the pond.

  • I was sick the night before sleeping all day the next praying and praying for God to take this off me the night dreamed my sickness peaked i called out for my Bible even though I was to weaken to read or speak much I clutched my Bible passing out asleep I woke up in a dream on the back of a giant white kio fish we were not in water but in a state of peace serenity swimming in suspended atmosphere no hunger no pain no need of breath and presence of God was strongly felt words unspoken but heard to relax and trust in me iam the great iam and I am with you and yours from here to eternity this peaceful giant whit kio fish with unspoken words assured me that I was being healedthis sickness was being taken from me I remember the size of the white giant kio fish taking up a third of the depth of the ocean but ocean was a atmosphere rather than cold frigid water was amazed by the size of this giant white kio for laid upon as it’s face was turned to me while God blessed me with health and much more this is the first dream I have dreamed of this device giant white kio fish and presence of God so profound…July 3 2016i woke up much healthier my pastor prayed for me that morning before Church and before service was over I was completely healed from this illness that canon me so quickly….

  • Had a vision of a black koi recently , animals that appear in visions or dreams and real life are messengers. Thank You. Peace (:

  • About a month ago I was walking with a guy friend i recently met, we were walking around a lake and a (koi)white with orange spots appeared and as we walked around the koi would follow..all of this happened around 3 or 4 in morning..I was pretty shocked and so was he..were about the same age but we were very much happy with the koi being there..i need to know what the meaning of the koi following us was all about please and thank you.

  • Thank You, Last week my husband past away, on the seventh night I had a dream that a fish tank contain Orange Koi fish had broken and I was trying to save them. I Picked up three one had a religious symbol tagged to its fin. I walked around with them loosing for a tank to place them in, I kept saying that they were Jesus, Mary and Joseph. I found a tank, but woke up and I don’t
    know if I saved them.

    • Hi Roseann,

      I’m so sorry to hear that your husband passed away, so recently too. I just wanted to let you know, I read your sharing about your koi fish dream and wanted to say koi is a lovely symbol. If you want to heal the dream you can visualise the koi fish in a lovely pool, so you can send koi-medicine to your husband in spirit this way. Best to do it when you are about to go to bed, then you might dream about them some more. Bright blessings to you and to your husband for his onward spirit-journey.

      Be well and gentle with yourself, Laura xx

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