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Dream of the Month (April 2011)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking Characteristics: A physical hazard in a dream may represent a difficulty of a different kind in waking life.
Snakes frequent our modern dreams with varying symbolism depending on the context of the dream. These snakes appear to threaten valued aspects of the dreamer’ s life. The old lady and the baby may represent parts of her life that are both old and new. Snakes are difficult to handle, understand, predict and respond to. When snakes appear in dreams representing challenges, the real world problems tend to have those characteristics as well: it is not that they are impossible to solve, but they are awkward and disturbing, making a sensible response more difficult to summon. It is likely that the difficulties can be listed as four separate yet connected threats. On a positive note, however, the dream takes place at sunset. This implies that potent time between rational thought (daytime) and intuitive realization (night time). By bringing together her instinctive strengths and her logical clarity, this dreamer is preparing to handle her difficulties, awkward or not. Overcoming her squeamishness and awkwardness will be key: but she has everything she needs to succeed, including a sense of profound readiness.