Many things in life float, although we usually dream of something floating in an unnatural way as the idea of letting go or opening to the unknown. A symbol floating in Water can symbolize an idea that has emerged from the unconscious that is connected to feelings. A dandelion seed floats in the wind, and has combined an intricate design with an ability to use the wind in its pursuit of regeneration. It expresses life's wonder and endless possibilities. In this way, floating can suggest finding a new way of seeing an ordinary situation. When you see a symbol suspended in the air that does not usually float, the message suggests seeing beyond the restrictions you have put on whatever the symbol represents. Fish can symbolize opportunity; a carpet can be a message about sweeping issues under the rug or also, a message about being swept away by fantasy. Any symbol that is floating or flying is being brought to a high level of awareness. As you let your defenses down and move toward intimacy with another, you have the sense of ‘floating on air.’ Floating or seeing another symbol float is often a good indication that you are letting go of self-restrictive tendencies. Explore the symbol that is floating for more clues about the need to open yourself to its possibilities. See Flying.