This dream has been viewed 5028 times.My wife has arranged a meeting with one of her friends and her partner for us to go out and eat out together (this echoes something which is planned to take place this Saturday). I briefly meet my wife, her friend and partner in a place which very much resembles the back garden of a grandmother I rarely dream of.
My wife’s friend appears as I always remember her, her boyfriend on the other hand (whom I’ve never met in reality) is extremely tall, taller than me in fact which is a surprise, he is blond and muscly and seems the perfect man in both physique and character he also seems to vaguely resemble a recently deceased Hollywood celebrity.
My wife leads her friend over to an outdoor veranda at the back of the garden which is a kind of restaurant where we will all be eating, in fact my wife has gathered together many other unfamiliar people who will all be joining us too, it seems like a very special occasion and something like the gathering of a small club we have arranged.
I hurry off to use the toilet quickly, this is something which I feel I need to do a couple of times and I also want to take a very quick shower too but in the end I feel that this will take too long as everyone else has already started to eat. Even though I’m undressed I decide against rushing to take a shower and feel content that I managed to go to the toilet, I quickly hurry back down to the garden to join everyone as they eat.
Before I do this though I pack two plastic carrier bags full of various items that we will need for later on as my wife and I intend to entertain our guests with a special kind of talk. We plan on giving tarot and astrological readings to all of the people we have gathered here, in a strange kind of way this gathering feels something like a society or club we are trying to start up.
My wife calls up to me from downstairs and tells me to pack five packets of tarot cards in the bag for later on when we entertain the guests, this seems like a tall order at first as I can only ever recall having one packet in the house but I somehow do manage to find all of the 5 packs of cards that we will need.
I cram all of the items into the two carrier bags which are untidy and bulging full and then head on down to the garden to meet up with the guests who incidentally all number exactly 16 (the number sixteen seemed very important, almost a necessity or the exact number needed for our group meeting). Through being distracted with the shower I never took and going to the toilet I’ve missed out on most of the special meal but I seem okay about this, besides now is the time that we all head off to entertain the guests.
My wife and I lead the large group of dream friends to the place where we are going to hold the meeting, as we all walk we each chat amongst ourselves in a lighthearted and friendly way. My wife’s sister is here and is also a part of our gathering she tells me that she has just discovered that her astrological Sun, Moon & Ascendant signs are all Virgo, I feel very excited by this news and tell her that this is a very special thing.
As we enter the ground floor foyer of a large old apartment building my wife chats with a female work colleague who was also the women with the biting wit from this dream ‘Digging deep to bring down a wall.’ - 02/02/08 she is also a part of our group. My wife also bumps into a another woman who I work closely with at work I watch as they chat and I really hope that my wife doesn’t invite her to join our group, fortunately I see that the woman politely declines and we all carry on our way.
Two of the men in this very real group of sixteen people are mathematicians and appear to have been chosen specifically by my wife for some reason, they are a bit eccentric and nerdish.
We walk up some stairs and along a very vivid corridor I am very lucid at this point and can see and note a great deal of detail, the corridor looks vaguely like one from my art college only narrower. I look lucidly at some peeling viridian green wallpaper the corridor looks a little run down but it also feels familiar and I realize that my wife and I once lived here (in a dream reality), I ponder to myself why we didn’t take our guests to our new house instead of bringing them back here?
We enter into a large room at the end of the corridor which looks very open plan almost like an informal meeting room or the sort of place like a staff room where teachers go for coffee breaks at school or college. Once in the room everyone accustoms themselves to the surroundings. In the meantime I take out a little book on astrology which I plan to use to give a little talk to the guests about astrology, I don’t seem to know so much about the topic and intend to use the book as a guide when if I get stuck.
Before my wife and I start to give our talk about astrology and tarot I flick through the book reading it quickly as a kind of refresher. I notice that most of the astrological signs are spoken of very highly by the author with very flattering and nice comments, some of the zodiacal signs are split into specific groups based on their similarities and harmonies this is emphasized with pleasant green and blue colors signifying each group.
I notice that some of the signs of the zodiac are missing or more exactly not grouped together with the other symbols, in fact the exact four which aren’t here are what are known as the four ‘fixed’ signs. I turn the page and see that these four signs have been grouped together on their own and the narrative is less than positive about them, the person who wrote the book has transformed these signs to make them more positive.
For example the Scorpio symbol has been crossed with an Osprey to create a mythological creature the names have changed too to combine elements of both creatures, I see that this magical creature has now become a Scorprey. The Leo sign has sprouted wings and become a griffon also with a new title. The Taurus animal has also received tiny mythological wings of some kind and also a new composite name although the transformation of the bull doesn’t not seem to have necessitated such a radical alteration as did Scorpio and Leo.
I don’t recall seeing Aquarius but I know that this sign is mentioned somewhere in the book but I just haven’t seen it yet. It looks like the author has wanted to make the fixed signs less fixed by giving the creatures associated with those signs more movement particularly with the addition of wings for flight.
I pull myself away from the book realizing I was beginning to get engrossed and that I have guests to think of, I also become distracted when I see the two mathematicians climbing up onto the bay windows. They want to open the large windows to let more air in. I’m not really up for this and try to deter them but they are surprisingly stubborn (and very real with it) so with some okaying from my wife I say that its alright to open them and I get up into the window bays to help open the heavy windows up for them.
Afterwards I ask them why they want to let more air into the room and they tell me it’s because they want to get high, their unusual response startles me and I wonder what they mean by ‘high’, high as in elation or high as in higher.
Additional Comments:Interpretation: Aquarius although a fixed sign is already moveable in a symbolic sense as it is an air sign, as one of the stronger air signs it has the free movement of the wind. Perhaps this is why that particular symbol didn’t show up with the other more earth based fixed signs, the air symbolism also ties in the mathematicians opening up of the window to let more air in and also with my past recurring air symbolism in many other dreams. The ‘high’ that the mathematicians probably wanted was perhaps meant in a sense of achievement or reaching a goal but also the elation in achieving that goal, maybe this is done through being more flexible or ‘moveable’ like the air as opposed to being stubborn or ‘fixed’ like at lest two of the three fixed animal signs. Incidentally my Sun sign is Scorpio and my ascendant is Aquarius so the symbolism seems to match perfectly, perhaps I should start looking at how the Aquarian qualities might help me out in my waking life and how these attributes might also help me achieve my goals. Also I have read that the Scorpio sign does have a higher and more positive eagle counterpart in fact it is sometimes referred to as the eagle in some circles, this would also definitely seem to link in with the osprey as this bird of prey is often referred to as a ‘sea’ eagle.
Dream 1: The potter’s glaze – I find myself inside the unfamiliar workshop of a man who works with clay for a living, his small shed or outbuilding has some quite large open doors which I gather are always left open which creates a feeling of closeness with nature. As I look about the man’s wares he tells me that I can choose one of the cups he has made as a gift, I pick out a large simple mug with a handle. The clay is hard but hasn’t been fired yet the man asks me what sort of glaze I would like applied to my chosen vessel, there is a large choice of many beautiful colors but I tell him that I want something simple and clear so I select a glaze which is glossy and transparent almost like varnish. He then asks me how I would like the clear glaze applied, I tell him all over but not on the base of the cup, it seems important that he leave this area dry.
Dream 2: Trampled in Japan – (an extremely vivid dream) It is either dusk or twilight and the sky is somber and dim I know that I am in Japan but at some point in the distant past, I am dressed like a knight in armor and feel like a crusader or an invader in these lands. I know that I am near the coast as I can see the sea in front of me from high up on the grassy cliff where I am stood. I’m involved in some kind of warfare it’s very brutal with lots of hand to hand combat although the armor and weaponry feels well made by master craftsman. The war seems to be taking place between European invaders whose side I come from and between the Japanese warriors who live here. I am stood on the ground when a group of horses gallop past me ridden by Japanese soldiers, the Japanese men don’t wear armor as such but wear tunics made out of thick material. I try to prepare an arrow in my bow in order to shoot at a man who is attacking me but I fumble due to the clumsy armor I’m wearing, the soldier on horseback fires an arrow at me from his superior vantage point much more quickly and it thuds into me piercing my armor and penetrating my body. I see that the man’s bow is much more efficient and well made than mine it looks elegant and very eastern almost like something an Arabic or Mongolian soldier might have used centuries ago. The powerful blow from the arrow knocks me to the ground and I am left stranded in the mud lying on my back weighed down with my heavy armor, I see the well made arrow sticking up out of my left shoulder. Suddenly more Japanese horses and soldiers rush by and ride over the top of me, I get caught up in the carnage and get completely trampled on by the very heavy horses (whether this was intentional on their part I cannot tell) one horse steps directly on my head crushing my skull flat, there is no real pain as such but the sensation is very real and the wound is obviously mortal, I die almost instantly but have a few fleeting seconds to take in the horror of what has just happened.