Dream meaning of anchor

To see anchor in your dream denotes that you will reach your targets and you will see this point sufficient and you will relax.

To dream of an anchor is favorable to sailors, if seas are calm.

To others it portends separation from friends, change of residence, and foreign travel.

Sweethearts are soon to quarrel if either sees an anchor.


Physical Physical
Dropping an anchor means you are focusing on one thing and being grounded. Pulling up an anchor means you are ready to begin a new phase of growth and creativity.


Emotional Emotional
An anchor securing a boat signifies that you feel stable concerning emotional self-expression. Difficulty dropping anchor means that you feel unable to center yourself and calm down, or that you are drifting slightly out of control.


Spiritual Spiritual
You are showing yourself that there is a way to drop straight through emotional distractions into your core purpose and heart.


In the emblems, signs and graphic representations of the early Christians, the anchor always signified salvation and hope. It was often shown upside down, with a star, cross or crescent to denote its mystic nature.

The Epistle to the Hebrews says: ‘Which hope we have as the anchor of our soul’.

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The Dream Encyclopedia

Anchors generally convey positive connotations of security, stability, and a harbor against storms.

Large bodies of water frequently symbolize the unconscious (or, sometimes, the emotions), making boats vehicles for negotiating the unconscious.

Anchors may thus indicate a stable relationship with the unconscious or shelter against the “storms” of the emotions. Loss of an anchor indicates feeling adrift. Less positively, anchors may symbolize a resistance to change or a clinging to a sense of security. As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream indicate which interpretation is appropriate.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

An anchor transmits stabilizing force. It usually appears when you need confidence and a decisive influence in life. On the other hand, it also has negative connotations, as it may represent something that is holding you back and limiting your freedom. Perhaps, in this sense, you feel stuck in a relationship or a problem.

Dreaming that you drop the anchor advises that you must pause to meditate. And if you pull it out you are ready to get going.

According to the Freudian interpretation, dreaming of an anchor indicates that the subject is chained to the figure of the mother (the sea would represent the mother).

Old superstitions claim that if a woman has this dream, one of her sons will become a sailor. In addition, it is said that it brings good luck to the sailor who dreams of it. For the rest, it denotes a change of residence or travel abroad. Typically, such omens are always good, but if the anchor appears hidden underwater, it expresses disappointment.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

Economize on things you don’t really need for a few months. 

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

An anchor connects to traversing water and in this way relates to some emotional experience you are having. It is designed to keep you steady and in once place in an atmosphere that is not naturally conducive to feeling grounded and stable.
Therefore, in a dream an anchor represents this need or desire to stay put while some emotional process is underway. This image in a dream could be working to your benefit or your detriment, so you must determine whether the anchor is helping you stay focused on something that needs your attention or whether you are being held back and are unable to move forward because of a wound or a sense of grief.

The Dream Encyclopedia

It is good luck to dream of seeing an anchor out of water, for it predicts news of financial success.

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