Crab symbolism includes protection, rebirth, and deep emotions. Crab people are usually sensitive people who are very guarded. It takes a long time for the crab person to trust others. Crab teaches us to shield ourselves when necessary, but not to let our emotions get the better of us.
Cancer is the astrological sign associated with this animal and they tend to be deeply feeling people who have a strong connection to their homes. Crabs are meticulous house keepers, devoting a great deal of time to maintaining their space. Crabs are also known for their sideways walk - and symbolize the importance of being able to walk in new directions in life.
When crab appears to you ask yourself if you have been too isolated and withdrawn from others? Are your emotions getting the better of you at this time? Crab people have the wonderful ability to feel to the depths of their soul - which can be a great gift in joyful times and can be very tough in challenging times. Avoid the instinctive call to "withdraw" or hide. Face your fears head on.
Crabs in your dreams can indicate a need to be aware of those who don't have your best interests at heart. If they pinch you, you should pay very close attention to those in your inner circle and be careful who you trust. Eating a crab in your dreams is said to mean a period of good luck or good fortune coming your way.