The stingray symbolizes sensitivity, restraint, protection, and maneuverability. Stingrays have a heightened sense of touch and often show up around Empaths or "feeling" psychics that pick up on the energy and emotions of others.
Stingrays blend into their surroundings on the ocean floor and are not aggressive unless provoked. When they feel threatened they use a poisonous barb to defend themselves that can be lethal. Stingrays go to great lengths to protect themselves and avoid conflict, but will defend themselves when necessary.
Stingrays may be telling you to not overreact to your emotions, to calm down and wait before reacting. Stingrays maneauver themselves quite well despite their size and shape and they tell us to also carefully maneuver the complex emotional waters of our inner world. Balance and restraint are strong themes of this totem animal. When it appears to you consider your actions carefully and allow your intuition to guide you rather than raw emotion.
Stingrays in dreams represent your emotions and how you may be hiding them from others.