Okay - so things are a bit tough right now - however know that things will regenerate into something much stronger and far more abundant. Focus on gratitude and the positive outcomes to bring them to you sooner.-Starfish
Crossing Paths With the Starfish Totem
Alternatively the starfish totem may be letting you know that you have to start using some of your higher senses in the situation you find yourself in. Let go of sight and sound and you will be able to feel what is right. The heart will always know the appropriate action.
As Your Animal Totem
You move through life doing most things in your own unique way. You trust your instincts and have the innate ability to discern new possibilities and opportunities. You have the ability to follow your inner voice and heart to achieve your goals and desires. You have a tendency to see things either as black or white, up or down, right or wrong and occasionally will judge others with this criteria rather than recognizing that all things are usually balanced somewhere in the middle.
To see a this creature in your dream suggests that you are undergoing a period of healing and regeneration after a period of pain and chaos. Alternatively it could also mean that you have many options to weigh and decisions to make.
A beached dead or dying starfish is a symbol of lost connections. Perhaps you have forgotten to listen to your inner voice and heart.