Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fish, Nets and the Number Three

Last night I dreamed of an image I haven't seen in my dreams before - a fish! It was a salmon actually. I was skimming down the river (the Ladner slough for those that are local), in a boat. There were clumps of salmon, in groups of three, scattered on the surface, with nets beside them. All I had to do was scoop them up as we rode along. It was very fun. I woke up feeling good.

A fish image in dreams can represent awareness and knowledge, according to Pamela Ball in The Complete Dream Dictionary.

Salmon, specifically, is an important image to the westcoast First Nations. It symbolizes renewal and a link between survival and the development of culture.

Viewed within this perspective, the symbol of the nets in the dream could mean being provided with the opportunity to catch something that would provide me with both sustanance and further blessings.

A net is a symbol of something that can trap. The fact that the nets were just laying on top of the water tells me that these blessings are out there for me and I just need to reach out and scoop them up.

Finally, that the fish were grouped together in threes is an important symbol for me. Whenever that number comes up in my dreams I feel like it has great significance. It stands for three as in the Holy Trinity, or completition being body, mind and spirit.

This was an important and affirming dream for me as I feel like my life is at a crossroads and I am unsure of what the future holds for me. Because of the images and the good feeling I had from the dream, it makes me feel hopeful and that good things are waiting.


  1. Hi Lisa,

    I think that is a really cool dream. Hopefully I will dream that one day. :)

  2. Hi Ellen- thanks for your comment. It's been awhile now since I had that dream, can't say that I have "netted any fish" yet, but it did make me feel good at the time.