Quicksand Dream Meaning

A person reaching their hand out of some quicksand.

Similar Dreams: Escape, Falling, Travel, Near-Death Experience

Quicksand - the feeling of sinking is never a pleasant one but this type of dream has more than one meaning!

Quicksand is a very common dream symbol, and many of us can relate to the feeling of falling into it in our dream and being unable to get out.

The most common interpretation for this dream symbol is that you are feeling insecure about some area of your life.

Dreaming About Falling Into Quicksand

If you dream you are falling in quicksand it indicates you feel overwhelmed by an area of your life.

You may feel like you are underwater financially, or that you are about to lose a relationship and it is beyond your control. It is possible that you have misjudged your life in some way, that you thought your foundation was stronger than it actually is.

The alternative is the extreme opposite, that you are too insecure and that your foundation is actually stronger than you think. In this sense, the message is, insecurity will ruin your relationship if you do not have faith in the outcome.

Has this dream happened again and again? Check out the meaning of recurring dreams.

Want more? Get more dream interpretations in the Astrology Answers Dream Dictionary.

Dreaming About Seeing Quicksand

Sometimes, quicksand in a dream is a message that we are about to take the wrong route.

If you see quicksand in a dream where you made a choice, and then found yourself in quicksand, the message is to follow your intuition in waking life.

Dreaming About Seeing Various Pools of Quicksand

If you see various pools of quicksand before you it is an indication that there are many paths before you in waking life but you are afraid to choose one because you fear the outcome.

If you see various pools before you and then you step into one and sink, this indicates you are being controlled by your insecurities, and fear in your waking life is paralyzing you from taking action.

This is also a very common dream scenario, choosing paths, and then finding yourself in quicksand. Examine the areas of your life where decisions are present when you experience this dream, and always follow your intuition, not your insecurities.

Dreaming About Pulling Yourself Out of Quicksand

As frightening as this dream can be, it bodes well for your waking life. It indicates that you are conquering your fears or you are on the path towards doing so.

Pulling yourself out of quicksand will feel like a close call in your dream and this is how your subconscious wants you to feel about the fears and insecurities holding you back. The quicksand represents these fears; they are as destructive to you and your progression as quicksand is to your life in the dream. It is important to analyze this upon waking so that the fears and insecurities don’t get the better of you.

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