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Daytime and I find myself on a dream tropical island out in a vast calm sea I am accompanied by one
or two people who seem like dream friends although I cannot identify them very well.
At one of the island’s beaches we meet a man who is a kind of marine biologist who studies fish,
the man isn’t native to this island although I gather he has lived here for a long time carrying
out his scientific studies.
I see the ichthyologist on the beach sat up on a strange contraption which sort of looks like a
huge tank of water sea water, the man uses a kind of mechanical arm with a bucket attachment to
scoop up huge quantities of prawns from the water.
(It now comes back to me that the prawns were pink and peachy in colour, I’m not sure whether that
has any significance but this is the colour of prawns after cooking I think, if they had been alive
I guess they would have been a kind of grey colour).
I walk over to a large old wooden work area it’s a kind of sorting station where the man sorts his
fish out for studying, the wood is very old, brown and wet I note just as if it had been exposed to
the sea for years. I look at three of the motionless large fish lying in a shelf and immediately
recognise that they are fresh water.
I call out to the marine biologist as he continues to scoop up his prawns and feeling very confused
ask him how it is possible that fresh water fish have come from the sea. The man tells me with a
smile that it is of course possible and quite natural.
After working at the beach the man takes me and the dream friends back to his beach style apartment
and scientific study, the man wants to show me a raft he has built which he uses on a small sea
which he has contained in a deep pool in his laboratory (this pool wasn’t very big but the water
looked and acted just like the sea).
The man is discussing forms of air propulsion such as sails (the air is very much a recurring
symbol for me) I watch as he mounts a raft in the miniature sea and sails back and forth as if to
give me a demonstration. He then pauses and shows me the detached dorsal fin of what looks like a
perch or zander with a spiky dorsal fin, he spreads and opens the fin out as if to show me its sail
The ichthyologist then attaches the fish’s fin to his raft and immediately receives a boost in its
air capturing ability and performance. The sight of the man zipping back and forth in the little
sea strikes me as a little preposterous but this may have been down to my heightened state of
awareness as at some level I also realize that what the man is doing makes perfect sense.
The back end of the man’s raft starts to sink due to the speed he was moving he smiles at me as if
to say “Well, look did you like the demonstration, you see it works” implying that the fish’s
dorsal fin was the vital element in his raft’s improved performance.
We take a break from the marine experiments and the man tells me that the islands natives think
that he is a serial killer the story is clearly false and would seem to be the islanders
superstition. I get the impression that the islanders are slightly primitive and simple and treat
the marine biologist warily something like a suspicious god like figure, either way I see that the
man is not at all frightened by what the islanders think of him even though there seems to be the
vague danger that one day the islanders might turn on him and kill him.
Later the ichthyologist takes my dream friends and I to an ice-cream hut down on the beach, the ice-
cream cabin appears to belong to the man himself and he makes his own ice-cream. He gives my
friends and I a bowl of ice-cream each and continues to chat with us all in a friendly casual sort
of way, his ice-cream is incredibly delicious and the best ice-cream I’ve ever tasted.
Thoughts: As I’ve been reading and learning a little more about astrology just recently I was wondering if this dream and maybe many others like it particularly the ones which revolve around themes of air and water aren’t somehow connected to my thoughts about this subject? In my birth chart water and air signs are very prevalent and I was wondering if I was perhaps not paying attention to or not utilising or even over utilising some of the qualities associated with the air signs? Air is very much a recurring symbol for me and in this nights dreams it appeared twice, in most of my air dreams the challenge seems to be how best to use the air such as in how to make something more aerodynamic or how the air can help power a vehicle such as in the above dream. From what I’ve read about the air signs it would seem to be something that is definitely relevant to my life. I also had one other dream from this evening where I was completely naked at work, at first I was a bit embarrassed and tried to hide my privates but after walking out to the canteen and returning I lowered my hands and wasn’t so ashamed of my nakedness. I didn’t give this snippet of a dream a space all of its own as these sorts of naked dreams seem quite common and easy to understand.
Dream 1: Up on a cinema roof – Evening time in my childhood hometown, after a brief visit to a familiar newsagent I go outside and find I am accompanied by a vague dream friend. We both stand near to a car which seems to have an excess of air inside it (?). (This excess air seems sort of odd but then it definitely fits in with my recurring air symbolism I guess, I’ll definitely have to give this some more thought). I have to somehow pump this unwanted air out of the car in order to win or earn some tickets. Later I find myself still accompanied by the dream friend visiting the cinema in my childhood hometown, we run like children up the stairs to the very top of the movie theatre. Once outside on the roof we both realise we are a bit stuck and the only way down is to somehow lower ourselves down off the roof, it’s too high to jump though and we feel quite stuck. Suddenly a strange tiny wizened and wise old gnome like character who had been shadowing us all the way through the cinema appears out of thin air and suggests that we wrap ourselves up in dried leaves this way we will be able to simply float down of the roof like autumnal leaves. Both I and the friend take up the suggestion and seem to shrink down to miniature size and wrap ourselves up in the leaves almost as if we were being rolled up inside a long carpet or rug.
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Daytime and I am floating in the sea with a group of marine scientists not far from the coast.
The people I am with are conducting a study into the behavior of killer whales. I watch as they position a long tall net in the sea to create a barrier between themselves and the huge orcas they are going to watch.
Once the net is in place they then throw a woman who is dressed in a wetsuit over the top of the net for the killer whales to play with, I am aware that the woman is a willing participant in the experiment.
As the killer whales toss the woman into the air as if playing with a seal I notice something particular about one of the orcas.
I can see that one of the killer whales in the pod is missing its tail and at the rear of it’s body I can see a huge chomp mark, it is quite clear that it’s tail has been bitten off.
This particular killer whale seems to have a different mentality to the other playful orcas it seems harbor resentment and doesn’t want to associate with them. I watch as it swims over to the coastal cliff face and backs itself into the cliff wall as if finding a place of protection.
I then watch as the tailless orca sits up with its head protruding from the water, it seems to be chewing on what looks like sausage meat, after chewing the meat for some time the whale spits it out at the other killer whales as if insulting them.
As the orca is chewing I distinctly note that it has human teeth.
Thoughts: I associated the tailless orca with myself particularly when I saw its human teeth. I also
thought that the orca’s tail was bitten off by itself rather than one of the other killer whales (hence the
scene where it was chewing what looked like sausage meat). The reason I mention that is because this
particular creature had a strange human attitude about it, the act of biting off its own tail made me
think of the expression “Cutting off the nose to spite the face”. I had a vague feeling that the tailless
orca thought it saw itself as being better than the rest of the orcas because it was being more human. I
have an inkling that the drama might serve to show how ones innate instincts are the driving force in
ones life (as represented by the tail), the tailless orca seemed to symbolize what happens when one
denies their instinctual side.
Dream 1: Help from stepfather – Night time at my Nan’s house and my stepfather is going out of his
way to ferry me around in his car. I can see he is tired from working long hours but he is helpful and
drives me to the old youth club in town.
Dream 2: Discourteous winner – I see a fidgety John McEnroe waiting in a dressing room before a big
match is about to take place. I cut straight to the end of the match where I see that John has won, he
makes a spoilt childish display of celebration stomping around the court and going so far as to jump on
the net squashing it to the ground. He briefly and disinterestedly acknowledges his opponent, an act
which I find quite disrespectful.
Dream 3: Sorting out CD’s – I am sorting through a collection of music CD’s. I separate out the albums
which contain moody or depressing music with the intention of disposing of them. I pick up one CD
which has a picture of a young vagrant couple in a dilapidated basement apartment. The couple in the
picture are dancing and look happy but the scene makes me feel negative, I place this CD on the pile
to be thrown away it represents just the sort of music I don’t want in my collection anymore.