There is a belief in Jamaica and other Caribbean Islands; well I should not call it a belief as it has been proven to be a fact over and over again in my family. Out of the blue the entire family will start calling each other asking: “Are you pregnant”; “Is your wife pregnant”; “Is your girlfriend pregnant”. What triggers these chain phone calls is the fact that someone in the family has just had a dream about fish or fishes. It has never failed, whenever this happens, sure enough someone in the family is pregnant, either a blood relative or an in law.
I am not sure what the relationship is between pregnancy and fishes. Maybe it is because fishes live in water and when a baby is in the mother’s womb it is in water. But I do know when someone in my family dreams about fishes a new addition to the family will be arriving anywhere from eight to nine months.
So is this something that is also true in other cultures?
For the mothers: Did anyone dream about fishes when you were pregnant?
What are some of the dream symbolism in your culture?