One interpretation when you dream about sardines is that you have the ability to immerse yourself in the moment.
You prefer to go with the flow rather than trying to cram in too much and miss out on what's happening in the present. More negatively, if you tend to let others dicate your movements and decisions, perhaps it's time to snap out of it and make your own way in life.
When a woman dreams about putting sardines on a table it's thought that she is worried about affections from a person who disgusts her. If someone is making advances whom you aren't attracted to is it about time you told them?
It's possible you feel people are invading your personal space, if this is the case, perhps you need to tell them so they will back off and give you some room to manouvre.
You may think your life is too crowded right now and need some alone time, so it might be wise to clear your calendar, book some time away or simply let others know that you don't want to be disturbed until further notice.
Fish in general tend to represent the subconscious- if the water the sardines were swimming in was clear, its possible that you have had some mental clarity lately. If the water was murky, maybe you are feeling emotionally confused and want to clear your thoughts before you make your next move.
Sardines can also refer to people in your social life that might be trying to undermine your opinion, position or lifestyle choices.
Source: The Complete A-Z Dictionary of Dreams by Ian Wallace
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