hope that you can shed some light on this dream. It wasnít a long dream but the
images made me feel strange after I woke up. Here is the dream: I am standing
in a hallway somewhere (I didnít recognize the place). There is a mirror before
me. I am looking in the mirror and admiring myself (I am not wearing any makeup
and my hair is ordinary, not fixed up). Then all of a sudden the image in the
mirror changes. When I study my image again I see that I have transformed into
a Japanese geisha. I am shocked. Then my husband appears behind me and says,
ďThis is exactly what Iíve been hoping for.Ē And then that is the end of the
dream. I cannot get the image of me as a geisha out of my mind. What does this
Millie K. Bronx,
there is no definitive meaning to a dream as interpreted by an outsider. The closest
you will come to hitting the bullís-eye with a dreamís meaning is to examine
your emotional response to the dream. It is the feelingthat your dream conjures that offers a direct understanding.
That being said, I will give your dream a try. Mirrors often symbolize truth
for they reflect back only what is in front of them. We might have an image of
ourselves being this way or that, but a mirror will show you how you actually
appear. The start of your dream indicates an attitude of relaxed acceptance
towards yourself and your appearance. There is nothing hidden (no makeup) or
embellished (no fashionable hairstyle). The dream confirms your sense of security
and wellbeing with who you are as a woman. But then the imagery shifts and
moves you to the heart of the dreamís message, a message that appears through
contrast. It is the geishaís task to fulfill the wishful fantasies of what many
men consider to be ideal femininity. (Which explains the appearance of your
husband and his wish fulfillment). The geisha has a beautiful presence in life
but no voice. This dream suggests that it is time to examine the dynamics of power,
especially how power is expressed in your relationship with men. The dream
wants you to find your voice and use it.óD.C.
Dear Dream Catcher
is my dream. I am walking to the market with my friend Margaret. We are
chatting with each other and trying to decide if we should steal a couple of
apples from a display case in the market. Iím uncertain about taking something
without paying for it. Just as weíre ready to snatch the apples a little
raccoon appears from underneath the bin and tells us to go ahead and take the
apples. He guarantees that nothing will happen to us. But thatís when I wake
up. What do you think?
Sharon L., Long
Raccoons have a history of being associated with
bandits and crime, probably because of the mask-like markings on their face.
This little critter appearing in your dream might indicate that itís important
to pay attention to your instincts. And how your instincts guide you. In the
wild there arenít human laws in place to oversee behavior; laws that can
sometimes be arbitrary or unfair. Animals take what they can find or catch to
survive and your dream might be putting you in touch with this part of your
nature. Not that the dream is telling you to steal or break the law, but it could
be suggesting that you become a little more creative in the pursuit of your
desires. Donít worry so much about what other people might think. Be true to
your natural ability to acquire what you need. The raccoon is suggesting that
you think outside of the box of conventional rules. óD.C.
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