The snail appearing in dreams may engender, because of its sliminess, a feeling of repulsion in some people.
It does, however, also represent vulnerability and slowness, along with the type of apparent rootlessness seen in the wanderer.
Islamic Interpretation of Dreams (Ibn-i Sirin):
Asnail in a dream means that one will move away from his place or town.
The snail shell symbolizes the perfection of nature’s creativity, which is also echoed in mathematical fractals (repeated patterns).
The spiral shape of the snail shell is symbolic of the labyrinth.
(Psychological / emotional perspective)
From a psychological point of view, the snail suggests steadiness and self-containment.
To be moving at snail’s pace suggests direct planned, careful movement.
To see a snail in your dream suggests that you are being overly sensitive. You may feel shy but wish to be more outgoing and energetic.
Alternatively, it suggests that you are making steady progress toward a goal. You just need to go at your own pace.
Snails crawling in your dream, signifies that unhealthful conditions surround you.
To step on them, denotes that you will come in contact with disagreeable people.
A caravan that is static will represent temporary security on a small scale, being similar in meaning to hotel.
A moveable caravan or motor home will have the same symbolism as that of a snail, in that we are able to carry our security with us, giving us a sense of freedom.
Any shelter signifies protection. We are all aware of the need for a safe space, and this symbolism comes across in dreams quite strongly.
The images used could be anything from a snail shell to an umbrella. Usually dreams about shelter highlight our needs or insecurities. You might also like to consult the [...]
Spiritually a shell is a miniature representation of the process of life and death. You might also like to consult the entry for snail as well as the information for spiral in shapes and on transformation in the introduction.