Meaning, Messages & Magic

Anglerfish symbolizes the unseen world, navigating darkness, and luring energy.

Anglerfish have a symbiotic relationship with bacteria, giving it the ability to glow with bioluminescence. Bacteria are part of the “unseen” world. Anglerfish reminds you that by strengthening your relationship with the various layers of the unseen world, you will be able to see and navigate deeper truths and emotions than most.

Anglerfish have highly attuned organs that sense the changing pressures and movements in the water. When you feel your surroundings shift, trust it and reposition yourself accordingly. You are picking up information from the unseen world that guides you in ways that the mind cannot understand.

Anglerfish have a glowing lure that reaches out from their 3rd eye to help them navigate in the dark as well as attract nourishment into its life. When traversing the deepest, darkest places in your life remember to turn on your own light to guide you through. Trust in your ability to see.

-Tanya Casteel

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I want to hear about your Anglerfish experiences. What stories or dreams have you had? Please share and join in the conversation below!


  1. Misty

    Throughout my life I have had different spirit animals come to me. They have helped me navigate my way in this life experience. Here recently, I spent some time in meditation and asked a spirit animal to come into my dreams. A spirit animal that I could learn from. After a few nights of meditations, I had a dream about an Anglerfish. This Anglerfish was neon green and glowing very bright. Unfortunately, that is all I remember of the dream. I am, at this time, learning about the Anglerfish so I may better understand why this spirit animal came to me and what insights I may discover.

    Much love peace and harmony,

  2. Eli


    I recently had a rather weird dream I was in line waiting to enter inside the mouth of an anglerfish i distinctly remember the darkness behind it and a red but dim light that was shining on the fish i am confused about this and been thinking about it a lot i would appreciate any explanations.

    Thank you

    • Tanya Casteel

      Maybe the dream is indicating that you’re ready to take your turn navigating around in something unknown? Increasing your chances of success with the use of the Anglerfishes’ lantern to see and understand something better (you’re ready to see)?. Showing yourself that you are choosing this willingly and bravely?

  3. Nicole

    I was just meditating and saw an anglerfish. I didn’t even know what it was so I had to look up lantern fish. 🤷‍♀️ I see tons of other animals but never this one before. ❤️

  4. Jessa Joy Baquirel

    I was in my workplace when a fish came out of nowhere (humpback anglerfish) i use my to hands to put it in a Big clear water. It didn’t attack me but it keep swimming. Trying to open it mouth to someone who got closer to the water. So my workmate are grabbing each other including me. I dunno whats the meaning of this dream.

  5. Edna

    On my dream, I was in a dark abyss. But oddly enough I felt like I was emitting light, and then that is when the angler fish slowly appeared before me. Right out of the abyss it approached me, in its gargantuan magnificence. It’s mouth was closed and I could only see the front of it and its one eye, looking at me from the side. I was not afraid but in awe. That is when I woke up.

  6. Sam

    I had the strangest dream last night I distinctly recall seeing an anglerfish in a world food store it was packaged, I touched the package and the liquid in packet touched my hand and my hand went numb, the other person there told me it wouldn’t harm me but would give the impression my hand was not living then I saw a live anglerfish and people were also having the same affects on them but some others appeared dead but someone kept saying they are living but the poison makes them appear as though not living.

  7. Jen

    Thank you so much for this! One of the very first reoccurring dreams I had when I was a small child was that I would be deep deep in the black depths of the ocean, just floating in the darkness (no need to breathe apparently) and suddenly I see a light come on, then I saw the scary face of the angler fish. I didn’t even know that fish existed when I was that small. It used to scare me, but now I can clearly see why that spirit animal came. It was a rough childhood. The last time I had a deep ocean dream was not too long ago (I am now 36yo) and a solid white dolphin swam up to me in the darkness. It was beautiful! I can’t even count how many amazing animal souls have visited me in the dream realm, but they are definitely some of my favorite dreams!! I love your site, thank you for bringing so much clarity to these experiences!


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