Vulnerability, its shell depicting our defence against being hurt; feelings of repulsion for some people. Probably repulsion regarding ‘squirmy’ feelings regarding their body or sexuality. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Retreat, being overly sensitive, inhibition and lack of contact. This dream symbol appears often when one’s shyness collides with the desire for an energetic lifestyle. Are you facing risks with courage? Or retreating into your shell? This dream symbol is also a challenge to make life a little easier and to follow your own Rhythm. According to Freud, a sexual symbol.
Folklore: Lack of moderation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of a snail signify that you are taking your time and practicing patience. Your dream may be giving you the message to stop being in such a rush, and to trust that even if your progress appears to be slow, you are making deliberate and distinct strides forward, and are leaving a legacy trailed behind you. This dream may also be revealing your feelings of vulnerability, and you are attempting to protect yourself from being hurt. See Shell.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Material aspects: 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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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.... My Dream Interpretation
Symbol: The snail is a symbol of resurrection and also virginity. Vision: Seeing a snail: your mono should be “slowly but surely”! A snail retreating into its shell: you expect something from someone, but are being kept in suspense. Eating snails: you are trying the patience of another person to the limit! Crushing a snail underfoot: your carelessness is putting you at a great disadvantage—serves you right!
Depth Psychology: The snail symbolizes your sensitivity and vulnerability.
The snail shell is a sign that you are looking for a retreat or just to be left alone. See Turtle.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of a snail implies that you are easily riled up or upset. You shouldn’t allow yourself to get annoyed so easily. You want to express your individuality, but something seems to be holding you back. It may also indicate that you are slowly reaching your objectives. Travel at a speed that feels comfortable for you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis