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Ability to ‘swim’ with skill –  to meet the ever changing moods and feelings of water without ‘drowning’ – i.e. to meet the changing, the currents and falls of life without ‘drowning’.  It also indicate skill in seeing what is under the surface of your everyday life and mind, and the ability to draw nourishment out of the hidden depths of your mind and spirit. Ancient cultures saw the otter as a clean holy creature. In early Britain the otter was seen as a holy animal, with the ability to transfer from the land to underwater. This meant the ability to dive into the world after death, so a knower of the mysteries.

The otter is also an extremely playful creature and may be shown in your dream as your natural good spirits and playfulness.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Are you looking within for answers or strength – if so what is your dream otter showing of this?

Does your dream show the otter swimming well or badly – and how does that reflect on your life skills?

What is your dream otter doing and what does that suggest?



-francisca 2011-12-16 19:32:51

I had a dream where I became friends with an otter of the ocean and I decided to take her home with me.


-Hillary 2013-11-06 22:34:49

I dreamed that I was sitting on a bench in front of a fountain. In the middle of the fountain there was a bit of land with a large tree. An otter was standing under the tree and I looked to her. She dove into the water and came out on the other side in front of me and I stood up from the bench. She held out her paw: she had a snail with the brightest white shell I had ever seen. She ate the snail and handed me the shell.

It was as if I understood her, and she understood me.


-Aakriti 2014-05-22 3:18:55

I dreamt a grey otter rushes into my house. it looks pretty happy to see me. And I also smile. Then I become cautious thinking it is going to create havoc in the house. So i try to shoo him away. It tries really hard to get back in through the door and is making protesting sounds. But I don’t allow him in. I feel really bad and torn in the dream. But i don’t allow it. I also saw some lizards running on the floor in the dream later.


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