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A dream with a turtle symbolizes motherhood, fertility, wisdom, shelter, loyalty, spiritual development and longevity.

The dream may suggest that you are sheltering yourself from something, you have a tough exterior and are not letting others in, you're experiencing boredom,  or you are showing withdrawn behavior or resistance to change. You need to come out of your shell, be more in the present, or get more involved in some area of your life.

The dream may also imply that you are going through a slow period in your life, or you need to take things slow or be more patient and progress at a steady pace in some part of your waking life. It may also suggest that you need to seek out new opportunity or you are focusing on luck or good health.

Since the turtle's shell contains life inside, it is therefore not uncommon for women expecting a baby or trying to get pregnant to dream of a turtle.

If you are chased by a turtle then it implies that you are not facing or confronting some issue or problem in your life.

To dream of a hostile turtle may suggest that you are feeling frustration, fear, hostility, or have unfulfilled ambition or desires, while to see an injured turtle may imply feelings of doubt or disappointment.

If you touch or eat a turtle then it can suggest that you will experience pleasure or you need to change your attitude or approach in some area of your waking life.