Octopus Symbolism, Octopus Meaning, Octopus Totem, Octopus Dream, and Messages
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Octopus Meaning and Messages

In general, Octopus symbolism is a reminder that to get what you desire right now, you need to camouflage yourself and fly under the radar. In other words, keep doing what you are doing, but be inconspicuous while doing it. The spirit of this sea creature is saying that you must wait until the very last moment. Meaning that when your prize is within grasp, then you can announce your intentions.

Alternatively, the Octopus meaning can signify the need for you to pretend that you are something other than what you are. There are times when we need to become an extrovert. Thus, we put ourselves out there to get to where we want to be. Like the Blue Jay, there are also times when we need to grow invisible to someone to get by them. Occasionally, we will even have to mimic those around us so that we can blend in with the scenery. Moreover, Octopus symbolism is letting you know that you can quickly move through any barriers that are keeping you from your goals.

Totem, Spirit Animal

People with the Octopus totem know how to get what they want intelligently and efficiently. They are also productive workers and often accomplish far more than the average person in the same amount of time. Folks with this spirit animal know how to get what they want and can effectively camouflage their desires until the last possible moment. Octopus totem people are often very flexible and agile, quick thinking, and gifted at abstract reasoning. They also rarely get upset at things and are always adapting and adjusting as needed to make life easier. Also, housekeeping is not their strong suit. They can be clingy in relationships and be self-sacrificial in the rearing of their children.

Octopus Dream Interpretation

When you have an Octopus dream, it is a symbol of your ability to multitask. In other words, like the Road Runner, the vision is letting you know that you can juggle all of the things you have going right now. However, it may serve you well to take the time to prioritize so that you don’t sacrifice yourself in the process. Alternatively, the dream may be letting you know that you are getting emotionally entangled in some drama. It is probably prudent to disengage yourself.

To dream that you are one of these creatures signifies your desire to control others. Therefore, it would be wise for you to explore the possibility that you are in a co-dependent relationship. Ultimately, the objective would be to grow and regenerate from your experience.

18 thoughts on “Octopus”

  1. The octopus is my spirit animal, I don’t know how I know this but I do, one night I had a dream where an octopus said something, and when I woke up the first thought I had was, “An octopus once told me, ‘something good will happen today, I can feel it in my bones.'” Octopuses, of course, don’t have bones.

  2. When I was a child, started about age 7, I dreamed frequently of a pink with purple spots and big black eyes octopus, it came to me at a lake in the night, I would walk the small dock and it would appear and talk to me for hours it seemed, I don’t remember what we talked about but I was not scared, the dreams ended about age 12

    1. Honestly from what I sense, it feels like a guardian angel taking a harmless and friendly looking form to make you feel at ease. Since octopuses often represent secrets and being secretive, perhaps it’s a promise from your guardian angel to your little self that you can tell all your secrets without having to worry that it will ever be told to anyone else.

  3. It was a full moon day and I was studying. For a moment I can’t remember what happened…when I came to my conscious I had written the word “OCTO” on my book ( in my mother tongue). I want to know if it makes any sense

    1. The octopus is one of the most intelligent creatures under the sea, if not the most intelligent. There are thousands and thousands of biologists just specialized on studying this creature simply because of how intelligent it is. If you were studying when this octopus came up, I say it’s a good sign for your studies, inside school and outside to the rest of your life.

  4. I just lit a green candle and burning my wishes in a paper and when the candle melts down it forms an octopus 🐙. Anyone has an idea on this? A response will highly be appreciated. Thanks! 🤞

    1. Since a green candle means abundance and prosperity, perhaps it means that to reach these goals in life, you would learn how to blend in the environment and camouflage like an octopus. Have you seen videos of octopi changing its colors like a chameleon under the water so it won’t be seen? Very fascinating. Yes, you have to adapt to your different environments like that if you want to find the abundance you seek. The quote, “In Rome, do as the Romans do,” comes to mind.

  5. I was trapped in a sunken hospital underwater, along with two of my best friends. Apparently, our captor was a big red octopus. Every time we tried to escape, we were caught by the octopus and put back on a cot. And although we didn’t run out of air, the threat was still there, and we were all simultaneously looking at each other and communicating that we really needed to get out of there otherwise we’d die.

    1. Since the octopus represents multitasking, it seems you are burdened by the responsibility of juggling all types of different responsibilities in life. Perhaps it’s best to handle your tasks one at a time, instead of trying to do everything at once. Perhaps write a step by step plan of tasks to do, then prioritize what is the most important for you to do at first, or what tasks will offer the largest positive effects in your life. Step back, take a deep breath, and refocus on what you believe are the priorities that is most important for you to do. If it’s too hard to decide, remember that you can always do the rest after you focused on certain priorities first.

    1. Dreaming you are the animal itself might represent that it is your totem animal, that you have characteristics similar to an octopus, or that you would need to try accessing more of the positive strengths of an octopus to succeed in your current goals in life.

  6. I dreamt of swimming under a dock and a pod of black octopi were swimming past me, the water swirling melodically as they passed me. I ran my hands across a few of them and then noticed a Killer Whale in the mix with them. I ran my hands across it as it swam past me. I never felt like I was in danger, but that I was a part of them or accepted by them. It was a very peaceful feeling and I felt transformed somehow, like they swept something away from me as they passed. One of the octopi actually jumped out of the top of the water too. It was extremely odd, since that is not their behavior at all…they are normally at the bottom and are alone. Anyone have any interpretation for that?

    1. Black as a color is often associated with negative meanings, but since your dream is so positive sounding, then we will have to take its long forgotten meanings. That is, it also symbolizes elegance, mystery, power, and sophistication. Think for example a black suit and tie, a black dress or just black coffee. It seems this black octopi represents that you simply have to trust the energies associated with the positive meaning of black and the positive strengths of octopi if you want to make the right decisions.

  7. Interesting you weren’t afraid of it!
    My recent vision was of a squid. I guess that is similar enough to an octopus…maybe a 5’ squid. Couldn’t find squid on site.
    I was on a massage table in a dimly lit room having a reiki session. In my vision I was floating high up in the night sky and saw nothing but black night sky and beautiful stars and the occasional gassy cloud of purple. Then a purple squid swooshed by out in front of me. It was beautiful and seemed very happy and free! Swooshed by again, not there noticing me or trying to interact with me, just happily, enjoying being a squid, free to explore the beauty of the cosmos.

    1. The color purple and the image of the cosmos are very crown chakra type symbolism. You might want to look up info on the crown chakra, if you want some information on it. Perhaps you would need the qualities of a squid, that is an openness to the light or the willingness to let go of pain, self hatred, insecurity, anger and similar emotions, another crown chakra characteristic.

  8. I dreamed of a giant ,black and looked like evil octopus. It wanted to sucked everything with the sucker which in its tentacle . I attacked it . But when it came back to the sea for a while, it changed to a macra dragon color , friendlly creature

    1. Seems like you are burdened by the need to be invisible in life, which is a quality of the octopus that can be positive or negative depending on the context. Though since you seem to interpret this as a nightmare, we’ll take it as a negative meaning here. It seems like the black octopus, you are just trying to blend in the darkness so no one can see you, but when it changed to a more colorful appearance, it symbolized the part of you that wants to stand out as who you are.

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