Mermaid Dream Meaning
(see also Anima, Sea.)
Psychological Meaning: The mermaid symbolises the Anima- the female aspect of the male psyche. As part woman, part fish, she embodies the mystery that haunts the male psyche. She is the bringer of secret wisdom from the depths of the unconscious-represented by the sea. She is also the seductive siren who may lure the active male energies of the conscious mind into the uncharted depths of the unconscious. A man who dreams of a mermaid may have fears of being ‘drowned’ by the feminine or by the unconscious. In a woman’s dream, a mermaid might express doubts about her femininity. In some dreams, a mermaid can represent a fear of sex.
Mystical Meaning: Mythology has many figures that are part human, part animal. The upper half represents the conscious ego but the lower fish half is still primitive, irrational and in need of conscious attention. (A similar comparison can be made with the centaur or Pan) These mystical symbols were invented to show how the animal and human nature are inseparable.
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