Crabs symbolically represent the sea and the moon. They are a symbol of our emotions and our mental content.
Crabs are not common symbols in our dreams, and when they appear, they most likely symbolize feelings and emotions which are weighing us down. Maybe this dream points out to some past emotional hurts and repressed feelings you need to get rid of so you can move on freely with your life.
The dream is often a reminder to get rid of things and people who are blocking your progress, but it is most likely related to emotions you need to deal with for your own good.
A crab in your dream can sometimes represent some threat you are not aware of and the dream reminds you to pay attention to that. It could also indicate someone’s attempt to trick you or purposefully mislead you in some way.
This dream could also indicate being confused in some way.
These dreams in some cases symbolize a period of stability and calmness in your life. They could also be a sign of reaping the rewards for your past work and efforts. They are often a sign of success, good luck and finding solutions to some current problems you have.
Sometimes a dream about crabs can indicate feeling emotionally or energetically trapped for some reason. This dream could also signify feeling depressed, moody, grumpy, shy, isolated, lacking guidance and purpose, etc.
These dreams often symbolically represent some life situations which lead you nowhere or they lead you in the wrong direction.
Crabs in dreams could also symbolically represent your traits, like moodiness, emotionality, clinginess, self – centeredness, self – protectiveness and dreariness.
Crabs can also be a sign of endurance, perseverance, strength, but also a tendency of being dependent on others and clingy. Such dreams could indicate annoying or irritating someone or being annoyed and irritated by someone else.
They could indicate being overly attached to someone or something, obsessing over someone or something, not being able to let go of someone or something, or that someone else from your close surroundings is behaving in such manner.
After such a dream you should think about your behavior and attitude towards someone.
Maybe you have been annoying someone or being overly dependent on somebody and that needs to stop. If someone else is behaving in such a manner towards you, you need to gain strength to tell this person that you cannot tolerate that behavior anymore.
Often dreams about crabs represent a reminder from your subconscious to settle down and establish your home and family.
In some cases, dreams about crabs could indicate encounters with some rivals. These dreams often indicate the need to protect yourself against something or someone. They could reveal your feeling of shyness and the need to hide your weaknesses.
A dream about crabs could reveal your fears of someone or some situation you consider dangerous or overly risky.
Maybe you are afraid for your wellbeing and safety or the wellbeing and safety of someone close to you. One of the likely reasons behind your crab dream or dreams is your need to protect yourself or someone from a threatening danger.
Dreams about Crabs – Meaning and Interpretation
Dreaming of crabs in general – If you had a dream about a crab or many crabs, which were the central figure in your dream, that dream is usually a warning sign. It often indicates a challenging period ahead. You will most likely encounter some obstacles on the path of achieving some goals. This dream announces that a lot of effort will be needed to overcome the difficulties you could come across.
You could also be faced with some problems you will need to resolve.
In some cases, a dream about crabs could indicate the difficulties and challenges you could face during the period of adjusting to a new romantic relationship before the true commitment takes place.
A dream in which you saw a crab could also reveal feeling overwhelmed with duties and people and the need to hide away from them all. These dreams could also signify your need to get some shelter while some difficult situation passes.
In some cases a dream in which you saw a crab could symbolize your satisfaction with your life and the way things are unfolding without worries and specific plans about your future.
Dreaming of many crabs – If you dreamed of many crabs that dream is often a bad sign. Sometimes it indicates making mistakes because you are stubborn or irresponsible. Your attitude might bring you to some unwanted situations so you better pay attention to it. This dream is an advice to change your behavior and begin paying attention to other people’s feelings.
In some cases, this dream could signify encountering obstacles and challenges in your career and the need to deal with them as soon as possible so you wouldn’t jeopardize your position.
Dreaming of catching a crab – If you dreamed of catching a crab, that dream is often a good sign. This dream possibly indicates receiving some important news concerning your future that you will benefit of immensely. This news could possibly change your life for the better.
This dream is sometimes a sign of your timidity and tendency to isolate yourself from the rest of the world. It could also signify communication problems and having difficulties in expressing your beliefs and ideas.
Dreaming of observing others catching crabs – If you observed other people catching crabs in a dream, that dream often signifies that you won’t receive the much-needed help from someone and asks you to rely on your own abilities to get what you desire.
Dreaming of a crab chasing you – If you dreamed of being chased by a crab that dream is often a sign of repressing some emotions and feelings and running away from dealing with them.
Dreaming of a crab attacking or biting you – If you dreamed of being attacked or bitten by a crab, that dream usually represents some kind of warning.
It could indicate the need to confront some problem or a difficult situation you have been ignoring or postponing for a long time.
Sometimes this dream indicates the need to pay attention to someone’s needs or help someone.
This dream could also be a reminder to stop holding on to something or someone. It asks you to let go of a situation or a person to be able to move on with your life.
In some cases a dream of being attacked by a crab is a sign that you are resisting some much-needed changes in your life. This dream is asking you to embrace these changes and let them happen in your life because it is inevitable for them to happen.
Dreaming of seeing a crab on the shore – If you dreamed of a crab on the sea shore, that dream is usually a good sign, but also reminds you to be cautious. It possibly indicates some beneficial offer or opportunity you could soon receive and warns you to consider all its details.
Dreaming of a crab or crabs moving across the shore – If you dreamed of a crab or crabs moving across the shore, that dream could reveal your bad mood and grumpiness you are currently experiencing.
Dreaming of crabs moving fast across the shore – If you observed crabs moving fast across the sea shore, that dream is a good sign, and usually signifies your readiness to completely change your life. Maybe you are considering changing your entire life’s direction.
Dreaming of accidentally stepping on a crab – If you dreamed of accidentally stepping on a crab, that dream is usually a warning sign. It could warn you about your reckless behavior and tendency to make the wrong moves and take the wrong actions which lead you to mistakes without a reason.
The dream reminds you to pay attention to your behavior and begin acting more responsible.
Dreaming of eating crab meat – If you dreamed of eating crab meat, that dream is usually a bad sign. This dream often indicates having some health issues soon which will fortunately be a short term ones. In some cases this dream reveals your desire to increase your incomes, or it signifies your sophisticated taste.
Dreaming of cooking a crab – If you dreamed of cooking crab meat that dream could indicate being stubborn and refusing to listen to others. The dream warns you of your behavior which might jeopardize your future and ruin your reputation. In some cases this dream signifies for some reason being forced to tolerate someone you consider disgusting.
If you were cutting the crab to prepare a meal, that could indicate releasing some negativities you have been harboring for some time.