You know the feeling of relief that washes over you when you awaken from a bad dream? It’s like restarting the game after Pac-Man gets eaten by Pinky, or being swallowed alive by a toothless shark with a slight case of bulimia and a guilty conscience. It’s an indescribably beautiful feeling that would probably make billions of dollars if bottled and sold over the counter. Regardless of the relief, the dream was still dreamt and it was dreamt for a reason. So, what does it all mean?
For the past three days, I have been waking up in the morning (okay, afternoon… tomato, tomato) from such vivid dreams. As stressful as these dreams were, I am reluctant to label them nightmares or even bad dreams, because I don’t honestly believe them to be so. The scenarios presented challenging circumstances to which I had very strong, unpleasant reactions. Instead of dismissing them as bad, I want to understand the deeper meaning of these hauntingly evocative dreams.
Earlier this year, February to be exact, Neptune entered Pisces for a 14-year long transit. Neptune was the god of the sea in ancient mythology. In astrology, Neptune rules dreams, fantasies, and illusions. Anything deceptive or obscure falls under the domain of Neptune. At the same (damn) time, Neptune represents intuition – psychic messages we receive from higher, spiritual realms. Neptune is the collective unconscious. Like a sponge, malleable Neptune absorbs and changes shape depending on which sign it happens to be in. Since Neptune is the ruling planet of watery Pisces, they share the same mystical, otherworldly, boundary-dissolving qualities. Basically, this Pisces placement amplifies Neptune’s air of clairvoyance to the highest degree.
Maybe the purpose of this lengthy Neptune in Pisces transit is to slowly reawaken, embrace, and hone our sixth sense. After living in a left-brained, patriarchal society for as long as we have, it is about time we reconnect with abstract, as chaotic as it can be. After all, it would be ignorant and even naïve for us to assume that reality is as limited as we are led to believe. Just because it cannot be explained by science or logic does not automatically invalidate it, whatever “it” is.
At this point, I am not entirely sure why I have been having such intense dreams or how long it will last. All I know is the way they made me feel and that someone somewhere is trying to tell me something. Maybe that someone is my higher self, reconnecting with me from a different dimension, stirring me out of my slumber. Maybe it’s God. Either way, I have decided to keep a dream diary. There is something deeper, something more meaningful underneath it all, and I want to know. I want to stay conscious of what’s going on with me, even in my sleep.
I would love to hear your dream stories, so please feel free to share them with me, whether “good”, “bad”, or nonexistent. Do you keep a dream diary, or do you forget your dreams as soon as you wake up? Let’s keep each other updated as we progress along, journaling our dreamy journeys. Oh, and if they ever decide to bottle and sell that Nightmare-Awakening Relief, let me know. I want a hefty percentage of the profits.