Dream meaning of quicksand

To find yourself in quicksand while dreaming, you will meet with loss and deceit.

If you are unable to overcome it, you will be involved in overwhelming misfortunes.

For a young woman to be rescued by her lover from quicksand, she will possess a worthy and faithful husband, who will still remain her lover.

The Hidden Meanings of Your Dreams:

Physical Physical
Your energy is being drained. You are on unstable ground, or have been tricked or trapped by something that at first seemed solid and safe. You need to be patient, change your tactics and perspective, (such as, lying on your back in quicksand will free you), and call on inner resources or outside help to unstick yourself.
Emotional Emotional
You feel overwhelmed and dragged down into your subconscious by heavy emotional issues. The more you struggle, the more exhausted you become. You feel unsupported and powerless.
Spiritual Spiritual
You are out of touch with your true self, caught in too much materialism and resistance. You need to stop fighting, strip yourself of excess weight and baggage, and work with the universal forces. You need to remember you’re lighter than the entrapping situation and by filling with your own essence, and taking it easy, you will rise to freedom.
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The Dream Encyclopedia

Quicksand may symbolize losing one’s footing and sinking into the quicksand of one’s emotions or the unconscious. Dreaming about being in quicksand may reflect circumstances in the business or personal life of the dreamer that are beyond the dreamer’s control.

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

Pulling someone (or something) out of quicksand in your dream predicts a steadily increasing income; a dream of sinking in quicksand is a strong warning against mixing or prying into the personal affairs of others.

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

This is one of those obstacle symbols that has a shade of meaning connected to emotional overwhelm that is causing you to feel ungrounded.

Quicksand is made up of earth and water in a treacherous combination whereby the water is abundant and the makeup of the earth is such that the water is not readily absorbed. Anytime water is present with regard to a symbol, there are issues of emotionality in play.

Since quicksand’s water content is essentially imperceptible until you find yourself engulfed in it, your interpretation should reflect this sense of being initially unaware of the danger and the astonishment of discovering that you are suddenly in peril.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

If you dream of sinking in quicksand, the stress is really getting to you. You feel overwhelmed, like you’ll never get out of this fine mess you’ve gotten yourself into.

If you dream of escaping from quicksand, you have a plan to solve a big problem of your own making. You might just come out of this one clean.

If you dream someone else is sinking in quicksand, you recognize someone else’s dilemma. Do you try to save that person in your dream or watch him or her sink? The answer suggests how you’ll react to this person’s distress signals.

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