Stingray

Stingray Symbolism


Now is the time to get going on your current project. You will see positive result in the next two to four months.
-Stingray

If Stingray has come swimming by you today;

Stingray is letting you know that everything is now in place. You have the knowledge, you have the means, you have the tools and you have the skills – now get busy and get on with it. Everything you have worked toward is open to you so stop hesitating. Have faith in your abilities and follow your inner guidance.

Alternatively this sea creature is asking you to stay on course and keep moving forward. Don’t allow distractions or drama to sway you from your journey. Do not be afraid to protect your own path.

If Stingray is your Animal Totem;

You have a way of laying in wait until your unsuspecting prey comes by. Then you pounce, paralyze and consume! You are an expert at blending in in all situations and fully understand the use of camouflage. You simply look like part of the scenery until you make your move. More often than not most people never see you coming. You move with grace and fluidity through all things in life and you never hesitate when it is time to take action. You are very sensitive to energy and very clair-sentient.

If Stingray has come to you in your Dreams;

To see a Manta Ray in your dream signifies emotional freedom. You are navigating through your emotions with ease and have released old emotional baggage.

To see a Stingray in your dream symbolizes old emotional baggage coming to the surface in your waking life. You are responding to a situation from an old emotional pain rather than the present.

To dream that you or someone is being attacked by a school of Stingrays is an indication that emotions that you have been keeping suppressed into your subconscious are beginning to overwhelm you.


33 Comments

  • Do you know what manta rays symbolize? They are quite different from stingrays, so perhaps they hold a different spirit animal meaning. I’d love to hear your thoughts and research on the spirit animal symbolism of manta rays!

  • I’d like to know what it signifies as I had a dream that I was on a beach that had trees on it. There was an open area that led to the water and had no trees on it, just sand, but if you can imagine being on the sand, you’d be surrounded by a half circle of trees behind you, and the open water in front. I look out on the water and my wife is on a giant stingray, floating above the water about 100ft off shore, and about 200ft high. There was another stingray next to her that nobody was on, so I jumped with certainty and easily floated up and towards the stingray in the sky. I got on and grabbed the 2 sides of the stingray as I’m really scared of heights like that. But I felt the sides of the stingray as if they were so real. We just floated in that spot, then I woke up..

    Does anyone have anything they can interpret from this?

  • I was curious if it was my totem animal because a few years ago we went to this fair and they had a stingray tank there that you could pet them and it started with a few circling my hand to all of them I took everyone’s they were all taking turns rubbing against my hand it was kind of strange so just curious

  • Had a dream about what I thought was a Sting Ray. It kept swimming around me, rubbing up against me, trying to get me to touch it. I remember not wanting to, afraid it would sting me. Yet, it was almost acting like a cat or a dog, rubbing up against me almost affectionately. Finally, I let myself touch the barb, and it was not a Sting Ray, but a Manta. Incidentally Manta Rays are my favorite fish. What does this mean?

  • Hi. Last night I dreamt that me and my partner went to the beach and a stingray just show up and went to us. It came gracefully, I thought it would attack us so i did not touch it first because i was scared so my partner touches it and the stingray plays with him and it came to me again and i touches it and plays with it too. It felt so weird cause it felt real. It’s like I really felt the skin. It was a huge dark brown stingray. It really looks scary but it was kind and sweet. Idk it felt so real

  • Thank you last night i dreamt that a small stingray was after me i keeped moving and it kept coming eventually it actually climbed onto the rock earth wall i was on turned and flung its tail and got me with its spike. I knew it had to mean something. Do you have books or cards that cover this?

  • I had a dream last night. I can’t really remember it but I was facing (i’m not sure if it was the ocean or a pond) a body of water and near the shore, i saw a manta ray or was it a sting ray. I went near it and touched it, well more like petted it and then kissed it and I could tell it was glad. I want to know what it means because this is the first time i had such a dream.

    • Mine was about the same time but it passed under me in the water and was more like a slow giant shadow swimming by. I’ve never dreamed of one before.

  • i had a dream one year ago where I dove deep into the ocean where it was so dark nothing was visible. I was then encapsulated by three giant sting rays that wrapped the fins around me in a protective manner, before returning me to the shore covered in a sort of protective amour.

    • Hey JT

      This gonna sound odd but the dream was not so much of any message ,, it’s about emotional freedom , BUT for you , that was only a moment in your dream that was being covered so you couldn’t see it . It happens a lot but people misinterpret it all the time .. You were not ready either emotionally or spiritually not allowed to see that part of the dream that was next .. Sorry I wish it was more about the dream but my guides are telling me different ,, I do readings on people and get that even in talking with spirit ,, they will block things out for reasons that we are only shown what we need at that moment .. Nothing more , nothing less ..

      The part of that dream that was for you was the coated in armour part at the end ..
      Cheersits showing that your vulnerable and that you are in a point in your life where you are feeling superior and invincible almost . This only pertains to daily life stuff , ie work and relationships so don’t go jumping infront a car ..lol
      Also are you worried about something more then normal .. I’m getting a stressor coming up , maybe worried about a family member or friend .. .. Keep looking to find ways to protect yourself emotionally but MAKE sure you don’t block anyone out .. It’s a tough one but ..
      Hope this helps

  • I had a dream the other night where i was on a plane that was going through dangerous levels of turbulence, and i looked out the window and i saw all forms of nature and wildlife, like giraffes lions, zebras, exotic flowers etc. Then i saw thousands of stingrays swimming through a river and heading toward a waterfall. I thought maybe the stingrays symbolized something

  • I had a dream I had a fish tank and added some new fish to the tank, suddenly there appeared two stingrays in this tank. I thought it was amazing and cool. Then for some reason a snake was introduced to the tank that was getting along fine with all other fish and even the stingray. The moment I turned my back the fish tank worn into turmoil. I noticed the snake eating one of the stingrays, I was shocked but it seemed as if the stingray was already killed before he ate it. The snake shot a vision of the past to me about what really happened, showing me the fish attacked the stingray and killed the stingray, so he began to eat it. But later in the dream everything disappeared from this fish tank including the fish. And the truth revealed to me that the snake poisoned the stingray from the beginning and fooled me. Now, the snake consumed everything and disapear d from my tank, leaving me empty.

  • 😀 I had a really weird dream last night and this post made me feel really good about it. Last night I had a dream that there was a fine Barb that poke out the top of my hand and then I pulled it out and it was a baby stingray and then I saw something else swimming around on the top of my hand underneath my skin and I pulled out another Barb and it was another baby stingray. so I finally cut the top of my hand open and took out three more baby stingrays.

  • A stingray followed us today as we walked along the waters edge. We went to dinner across the road and when we arrived back at water it was sitting there so when we started walking back along the river it continued following us back the other way. Eventually it vered into the deeper water. I feel like this experience had a meaning.

  • Last night I had a dream, I drove to the beach with my cousin. I played on the shore with a little girl, I looked up and saw a manta ray swimming towards me very fast. It swam onto the sand right to my feet. I naturally spoke to it and said “Hello” and it responded back with a simple hello. A man came and picked it up to take it back to the ocean. This happened a couple more times where it swam up to my feet. I noticed the colors, first time it was just black. Second, I noticed spots. Third time, I saw it shimmering metallic almost and the spots were more noticeable. I also spoke different words to it each time, saying, “Hello, why are you coming here, what is happening?” I didn’t get an answer, the man had taken it away to quickly. Last time it swam in, I told it, “don’t worry, it’s fine, take care of yourself, you need to be in the ocean…” The feeling the entire dream was calming. I wonder can anyone share with me what more they think could be the reason why I had this dream? I am so grateful. Thank you

  • I had a dream that I was on some sort of cliff or balacony, I was staring out at the ocean but I swear we were only sight seeing, then moving onto some state without the ocean. I knew it was temporary but it was so beautiful I wanted to run out onto the ocean. I began to get scared as all of a sudden I was emerged in the unclear ocean water, birds were everywhere diving into the water, fins were everywhere too, I tried to focus to see if they were sharks or dolphins, I assumed dolphins feeding on a school of fish.

    Then suddenly I was back on that cliff or balcony, it’s like the sea, ocean was going wild with sea creatures. I saw people out in the water enjoying the ocean but the water was rapid at the shore. I saw three dark humongous figures emerging, at first I thought it was a shark but it was way too big, they were whales, the figure was clear to see that they were some type of whales and as they came closer and closer to shore I realize the shore was deeper than I thought and that’s why no one was out in the water. The whales burst out of the water and transformed into huge stingrays, they were even bigger and the sight way absolutely incredible. They turned into the biggest stingrays in history and it’s like they were putting on a show for just me but something that confuses me, were they wanting to hurt me but I was too far away? Or did they want me to come say hi? Were they friendly? I don’t know.

  • I found out i was 7 weeks accidentally pregnant in Belize. It wasn’t time to make a baby. I took the abortion pills and when i passed the clot, i took it and put it in the ocean. not three minutes later, a small ray swam over it- hopefully eating it. I cried. It was the peace and clarity i needed.

  • There is something to this….truth…..ive struggled with addiction for 19 years…had a kid….and cowardly i ran..hid in a hole in my arm….finally woke up recently…almost died from heart, blood, and skin infections…been in hospital about 5 weeks now…in the first week i had a dream…”using dream” as they call it…kept finding all these bags with my d.o.c. in them but no way to use any of it…for some reason i was reaching in the river next to me and to my surprise was pulling out stingrays lashing their tail around so id throw them back in… Now…5 weeks in and after some theraputic sessions and alot of love and support from my family i had this strange dream, long story short a mantaray makes its self appearent…..reading this blew me away……

  • I dreamed I was on a fishing peer laying in the sun. on another peer very close to mine was an older white gentleman fishing. A stingray with no barb climbed up on her peer and he held it for a few minutes and then placed it back in the water. Each time the ray would clin out of the water and in to the man’s lap and he would keep placing it back into the water. The ray was winning to stay in the man’s lap. Finally the ray climbed up the peer I was on and quickly lay over my stomach and stayed there. I was afraid at first but the fear quickly went away and the ray just continued to lay there enjoying the sun with me. ❓ ❓

  • I just had the most beautiful experience at Sea world in Australia. I was watching this beautiful sting ray in an underwater viewing area, and our eyes connected and he/she stayed staring at each other for a good 10 minutes…I felt like I was hypnotized in a love bubble..it was so peaceful…and the Japanese lady next to me was just watching me with her mouth agape ( that’s what my husband said) the joke for the rest of the trip was that I was the “Ray whisperer ” but I know it was a special experience, one to be honored…

  • I went to the aqarium today, the stingrays kept coming towards me to get away from the kids grabbing their fins and splashing the water. To see they didn’t like it i started to feel tears rolling down my eyes and I was crying. I’m only 12 and my mom had told me why i was crying, it wasn’t my feelings it was the stingrays. I also had told them to splash anyone that tried to harm them, and as told they did, all three of them they splashed the children. I didn’t mean harm to the kids but my mom had said it was incredible to watch them obey me. They also seemed to have listened to me when i said not to splash me and to come towards me. I rubbed their fins gently and they stayed in the same spot for about 15 minutes. Also they didn’t like when i went to a different spot, they would come to me and try to lead me back to the spot i was once in. My mom had told me to name thw stingray King and i did. He wasn’t the biggest stingray but he wasn’t small. This happened at the Adventure Aquarium Camden Nj.

  • Last night I dreamt I was at a park beside a beach and a gathering of stingrays were jumping out of the water. Then one began to fly and scooped me up and took me to flight upon his back – considerably high too! At first we flew over the park area, joyfully, and then he flew over the shallow ocean where he had come from, as though it was previously intended. I felt vulnerable having only a stingray my size to hold me, but had a clear view of the sea below and in the translucent water that appeared deep, could see the school of stingray and a giant squid. Thankfully I was flown back to shore where we began to land in bit of a tumble… unforgettable

  • I just returned from a trip to Tortola, BVI, where I encountered a sting ray swimming past me at about 6 feet away while I was snorkeling! The next day at the same beach I say it jump out of the water. Very exciting and am looking into what it means….

    • Wow Diane! I actually just returned from vacation where I spotted a stingray jump out of the ocean! Later at sunset I was standing at the shore and happened to look down. 3 feet away was a stingray just laying there staring straight at me!! We stared at eachother peacefully before he just swam away! I came here to look into its meaning (I have also popped a ray out of the water once while swimming in Tybee/Savannah! Amazing but scary! : ). I feel a tie to these gorgeous peaceful creatures.

      Oddly enough you had a similiar experience- and posted it here on MY Birthday! Just very cool!!

    • Same thing happened to me in tortola in november… I was swimming with a friend and stingray leapt out of the water and went after a bird. I’ve never seen anything like it… awe inspiring

  • A few months ago, something of a petting zoo for stingrays opened up at my local zoo. The moment I saw the announcement online I absolutely flipped out as if I had been waiting my entire life for this to happen and hadn’t even realized it. I suddenly remembered every time I had been at the aquarium and ended up staring at the stingrays flowing gracefully along the sandy bottom and nothing else, and even vaguely remembered when I was a kid and I had seen them somewhere, probably on some educational kids’ show or something. It all just came flying back to me at once and I knew I HAD to go see this and touch them, connect with them. After it opened I went every chance I could; I fed them and would sit there letting them run across my hands over and over again for an hour. I couldn’t get enough of them. I always thought I just really liked stingrays, and when I saw a plush of one that was almost as big as I was in the gift shop recently I bought it instantly, not even caring how much it was. I have nowhere to put it in my house as I live with my mom and have to keep everything in my room, so he sleeps on my bed as my pillow every night. I’ve felt incredibly safe and slept better ever since I got it, and after reading this page I’m starting to wonder if I have some kind of connection with stingray. The thing that really gets me is that I’ve always been one to blend into the background until I need to make a move, and sometimes I have trouble making that move when I need to…but it’s just seemed a lot less scary the last month or so, coincidentally since I got that plush. Maybe he’s trying so hard to get the message across that he’s swum his way into my room to remind me he’s there? 😛 Who knows? Might be just coincidences.

  • Thank you for passing on the message from spirit.
    I was sitting on the beach front, watching the waves roll when a small stingray jumps out of the water. Approx. 30 minutes later it happen again. So in all I seen 2 stingrays. This was a first for me – I love it how animals are always trying to get our attention.
    Interesting that the other 2 comments on here also encountered 2 stingrays in a period of time.

    • The number 2 is a signal to have faith and courage. Believe that your dreams are manifesting even if you can’t see them yet. Integrate this number with your message and you will reach your understanding.

  • hi today while bodyboarding in dana point i stepped on a stingray. a lady helped me and was talking to me and i had told her that i had been stung a few weeks before as well. she then mentioned how i could have a spiritual or emotional connection to the animal which got me thinking. just curious and would like some feedback on what you think.
    Thanks, Dillon

    • I would like to know as well, I have been stung twice, though not in such a short time frame, and at the same location in Puerto penasco. Not sure if there is a connection to them or of I just haven’t utilized the shuffle accordingly but either way it was definitely an experience to reflect on


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