Wave Dreaming

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Japanese Wave Painting It is a tenet of psychological theory that Water in dreams signifies your emotions, is it not???  So a placid rockpool lit by the sunrise would be totally different psycho reality than dreaming about great big crashing tsunamis, yes?  I dreamed of tsunamis nearly every night during 2004 and thought it t’was emotional, to do with my turbulent subconscious etc. Then the 2004 Great Tsunami occurred & I thought again. The dreams were always totally realistic, as in seeing the wave and then looking around for something to cling onto or wondering if i could run up the hill sort of thing.

The last one I had  was ridiculous; i was standing in an island resort room about three stories high, looking at a hotel bill and freaking  out. Only it wasn’t really me. It was like i was looking over this woman’s shoulder.  And the woman was saying to a man “we can’t possibly pay this” and annoyed as he seemed not be listening. Then the woman looks up and sees him agape at a huge wave offshore & he says “if we survive this we won’t have to…”

So i woke  up thinking how stupid, went downstairs & there was that Boxing Day Tsunami, on television. But, I also have them (eg; this year) with nothing like that happening.  Does anyone else have big wave dreams??  Or care to spout forth with interpretations & dream sharing. I think in general the idea of  – say – turbulent water = turbulent emotions rings true…My intention is to try and lucidly dream the answer by zapping up my mugwort.  Mercury opposite Neptune should also max out the dreams for the next few days…fab for liars too!

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miranda
miranda

OK so I keep having a dream about my youngest child drowning.in one dream she wanders off and falls in the creek and hits her head on a rock and drowns.my dog finds her and when I see her she is face down in the water, but what catches my attention is that she has on red shoes blue jeans and a white shirt.in another dream she is in the bath tub and I walk out the door and walk right back in and she is drownd with a red ribbon in her hair.I thought nothing of them other than… Read more »

radu andre
radu andre

i just woke up,dreamt of being somewhere inside,and then looking out the window,seeing this huuuuge wave coming towards us..then i look for escape,but it doesnt crash,or i cant feel or hear that..but i see the distruction it just made..thats sooo weird..then we went out with my folks to wait for a bus to take us far away from that vulnerable place ,the bus was late so i came back to grab my (hopefully not fluded) french horn (which i play,its my job). then at some point comes another huge one..i cant remembmer that much thought 🙁 but thte thing is,its… Read more »

zenduende
zenduende

Thanx for your comments, and I do try to keep a dream diary. I’m certainly not freaking out, nor wanting to freak anyone else out 🙂 I didn’t read the ‘apolclypse’ post before it was removed, but just had a strong physical reaction to this post and wondered if anyone else did (I’m a great believer in the collective unconscious). Maybe it’s the eclipses et al ; )

Marcia Dream
Marcia Dream

Yes, water dreams are often about your emotions, and dreams of turbulent weather conditions can have to do with turbulent moods in waking life.

Water dreams are quite common, so not unusual to have them at any time.

Did you keep a dream diary so you have a written record of on exactly which nights you dreamt of a tsunami (and if they really were tsunamis in your dream)? Sometimes our memories can be selective.

zenduende
zenduende

OK, first, this pic. On the weekend I hung a series of 8 postcards on my wall- one of them this one- I’ve been trying to stick them to my wall since I got back from Japan in May but they kept falling down. Any comments appreciated : ) Secondly, the tsunami/big swell/ crashing waves scenario is very familiar. These dreams always recur for me when I’m going through emotional turmoil- par for the course for Pisces X 4 + Aries rising (think I’m also a firehorse, too for what it’s worth, lol; was born Mar 66). My last one… Read more »

davidl
davidl

I think your just freaking yourself out Z, relax, apocalypses have been predicted every decade for the last 2000 years at least. Besides, a few people talking about wave dreams isn’t ‘ a lot of us having similar dreams’.

“BTW, when I read about the ‘apocolypse’ post being edited out it made me feel very uneasy”.

why is that, do you know what it said ? did you write it ?

If your having trouble deciphering what is real and what happened in a dream i suggest you may need to talk to someone who can help you. Good luck.

starstrokes
starstrokes

There is an amazing book written by Barabara Hand Clow, titled “Catastraphobia”, based on the premise that humanbeings have a conditioned fear of great trauma embedded in the collective psyche as a result of a huge cataclysm occurring about 11,000 years ago. It looks at why we have such a self-sabotaging propensity for apocalyptic scenarios… S..t happens everyday, but so does life… * This blog has triggered a very healing dream about my twin brother… He was swimming in a beautiful, sunny cove of clear water as my partner & I watched on. I thought I saw a hammerhaed shark… Read more »

davidl
davidl

Well Barbara may have just ‘re done’ (to put it nicely) the work published by Immanuel Velikovsky called Man in Amnesia, same topic….he wrote a series of amazing books including Worlds in Collision, Ages in Chaos.. they are highly recommended and extremely controversial. He was a close friend of both Freud and Einstein.

starstrokes
starstrokes

Oh, you know, she makes considerable reference to the genius of Velikovsky- & the intense reactions to his books, davidl…

Beaverlodge
Beaverlodge

My appologies if my comment on a possible apocalytic future upset any readers. It must have upset you Mystic, because you deleted it. Thank you to ‘unpredictable pisces’ for pointing out the edits. I didn’t realize the column editor has a sensitivity firewall. My writing is direct, to the point and I can’t invent a coating for it. That’s why I read you Mystic. The world can change in an instant and we continue to indulge in the belief that as a species we are “guaranteed” a place here.

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

PS. ready and waiting for what exactly , BL – to be fried to a crisp…? not being rude just asking. not a fan of apocalypto-style stories so pls sugar coat your words. fascinated / curious (I prefer not to live in fear) muchas gracias

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

Dudette, no wonder people have trouble with your dreams, they are FULL ON. Maybe it’s a matter of choosing the time, place and audience with care, or at least start a blog / write it down somewhere so you feel vindicated if such things come about.

peace.

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

oh wierd – mystic did you delete that post i replied to? my 2 posts here refer to that (not u). anyway, whatever. i’ve done some research (being a woman of science) and learnt something as a result.

fluid feline
fluid feline

You’re a scary genius Uber. That fits on a several of levels. Part of it is my fear of my daughter’s loss of innocence to dark forces as she is on the cusp of puberty – don’t want her to go through what I went through as an unmothered child. I’m also trying to tap into the locked-up emotions of that lost unmothered child. Why didn’t I see that? Thankyou.

fluid feline
fluid feline

I think my wave dream last night was triggered by reading this yesterday and talking about my horror pluto dream. Dreamt I rode my bike down to my son’s school to collect him. School was opposite beach (which it is not in real life). Daughter was there on the sand dunes (she goes to different school). In all the hubbub of end of school day was talking to a friend when a huge wave washed all the way up to the fence at the edge of sanddunes. So big it splashed us with water. A little later I couldn’t find… Read more »

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Are you having a Ceres transit feline? You seem to be searching for Persephone.

fluid feline
fluid feline

Trans Ceres has just squared my Ceres/Lillith conj in Sagg in 10th house and it’s now squaring tran Pluto who is also opp natal Venus/NN/Vertex. Actually Venus return and natal Venus/NN/Vertex is square trans Ceres and opp Pluto. Does that make sense?? What does this mean Uber?

fluid feline
fluid feline

Also I notice that trans Uranus is square my natal Venus/NN/Vertex conj including conj trans Venus (Venus return). Blah, no wonder I feel like crapola.

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Sounds like a question for astro coven! Could be major transformations of your womanly self and relationships. The big one there is the Venus Pluto opp. with some added spice from the Ceres square. The reason I mentioned Ceres, is that both dreams strongly echo Ceres’ search for Persephone who’d been kidnapped by Pluto and taken to the underworld. Except your dreams feature water. So the mother grieving the separation from a child, which can read as real life mothering issues or a loss of part of yourself or loss of innocence to darker forces/hard reality. The waves place it… Read more »

fluid feline
fluid feline

Reply below Uber was meant to go here!

amatuer astrologer
amatuer astrologer

I don’t know if it’s the result of having read this post last night, but I dream’t that I was in this ship, like a navy ship but smaller, having a sort of small dinner party.
There wasa friend of my sister’s there and she was throwing water over her shoulder from a cup, but when she did it the water had frozen and came out in a block of ice.
Then I also saw the ship (I think I was standing on the deck) come up from the submerged water, and glide onto the surface of it.
Any interpretations for me?

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Someone’s giving you the cold shoulder, or you might be giving it to someone.

Some emotions coming to the surface – getting through some emotional passage, but with things coming out in the open that had been hidden. There’s something about smallness too – small ship, small party – Have you had to downscale something?

Do these things correspond with something happening in your life?

amatuer astrologer
amatuer astrologer

Thanks Uber Virgo, yes that does sound right.

I have had to downscale, went back to university so everything has had to be downscaled in fiscal terms.

Emotions, hmmm, my moon in Gemini is not enjoying the thought of emotions coming to the surface!.

l deVries
l deVries

In 2004, I had loads of wave/water dreams too!. Many were about being inundated with a large rogue wave, or being on a flooded place looking to cross the water. Sometimes I would be on a ship or a bridge and it would be wiped out. It became normal, then I gradually began dreaming of less overwhelming bodies of water. I can still remember them so clearly! One of the last ones in that year was about some kind of an artist’s colony that had little tricklets of water that emerged from the ground everywhere, seeping into little creeks over… Read more »

davidl
davidl

are you a female fire horse too deV ? I have a couple of friends with very close birthdates. You know in China they used to kill any female fire horses…too strong headed, too dangerous for society they would say…

l deVries
l deVries

Yes, firehorse here too! So THAT’s what my parents were talking about….LOL

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

i have chiron in pisces too. Never really associated my vivid dream life with Chiron. I guess dreams can be healing. I had a 20 year old dream diary that i threw out during a de-cluttering phase. I so wish that i hadn’t. But i started up another one years ago. Same as you, i keep it to check for the “prophetic” ones.

Treacle
Treacle

I agree the flying dreams are the best.

Luinae "Kataka"
Luinae "Kataka"

I dream a lot about pearls. You dive into the water, you find them and then you hold them and they glisten underwater. I’m not wearing any scuba gear or cloths. It sounds really weird, but it’s the loveliest dream.
I haven’t noticed any relations between this dream and real life, but it always puts me in a great mood!

Lea
Lea

I’ve often heard it said that our anxieties bubble up through our dreams. Most ALL dreams are empowering, for within them is the ability to heal the anxiety that’s revealing itself. Although many people can lead the dreamer in the direction of understanding a dream, it is truly only the “dreamer” themselves that can interpret what it’s saying. Although water may, in general terms, mean “emotions” it’s important that you understand what water represents to “you”. Also how a person describes a dream will tell you a great deal about the meaning of the dream. For instance, the outline of… Read more »

Lark
Lark

Lots of big wave dreams too, huge tsunami coming up behind us, and us running slowly, through mud-like terrain to safety. Not so many anymore though.

Had a fantastically lucid dream last night, so no wonder!

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

i had so many wave dreams during my 20’s and 30’s. Huge tsunamis, being chased by waves etc… all so terrifying i thought i was going to die. I always woke up before the waves got me though. Haven’t had a wave dream in years. I think i’m better at expressing my emotions now or perhaps not so afraid of them.

Have had prophetic dreams, lucid dreams, flying dreams… quite a rich dream life.
Flying dreams are the best!

I’ve tried mugwort but it had absolutely no effect. I have neptune in Scorp conjunct my sun, maybe i don’t need it.

nat
nat

I had an ocean dream just last week. I was standing in the ocean, which was warm with gentle waves. I was holding a baby boy with blonde hair and we were looking back to the shore. A procession of whales swam between us and the shore (yes, I know, technically impossible unless a very deep gutter!). Anyway, there were 7 or 8 whales, just peacefully moving in a line from right to left. It was a nice but deep feeling dream. Looked up Tony Crisp’s Dream Dictionary for the interp’ on whales: “The powerful evolutionary drive involved in reproduction,… Read more »

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

I have tons of ocean dreams, calm and tumultuous, all kinds. The other night had one where I was at the surf with two children, a boy and girl, and we got swept away from flagged area, so walked up the beach to take the kids swimming in a glassy calm part. As we got there, though, I sensed it wasn’t as it seemed and warned the kids but it was too late, they’d gone in, and then this huge wave reared up from the calm right on shore, no foam, with the boy inside and just as I thought… Read more »

fish out of water
fish out of water

had to add, the best water dreams i’ve had were when i have been swimming and able to breath underwater, signifying times when i have been very at one with my self and my emotions. Also had a really intense dream once after a cathartic reiki session where i jumped off a cliff and skinny dipped with,, um ernie dingo…:)

fish out of water
fish out of water

I used to have HEAPS of big wave dreams over a period of a couple of years. The most vivid i can remember was standing in tree covered mountains, with deep valleys in between and i could see a huge wave curling up and over the mountains. In the dreams I was always thinking holy crap, this is it, I’m gone and then i would somehow be ok. Thinking back it was probably my good old trusty higher self trying to tell my fairly thick lower self that it was ok to feel all those powerful emotions because they are… Read more »

Savannah
Savannah

That’s freaky Mystic. I used to dream of either myself, sisters or close girlfriends being pregnant then hey they would be within a year. One in particular was a woman I worked with at a roadhouse way back in the early 90’s when I got a lot of these types of dreams. Dreamt she had a blonde daughter and there was a dark, grey massive wave behind them & a stormy sky. I told her about most of the dream but not the colour & wave, she ridiculed me at the breakfast table in front of the rest of the… Read more »

Ms Motown
Ms Motown

I’ve pre-dreampt births. My sister-in-law was expecting when we went off on our honey moon. I had a dream… it was really just an impression. Creamy voluptuous skin is my main memory. I woke up and told Andrew that he was an uncle. It was true, she had birthed that night…

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Was me posting above…

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Sounds like your dream was quite prophetic Mystic but when I dream of water or waves it’s usually because I’ve feeling overwhelmed and not knowing what to do with those emotions or having found a solution yet, have the wave/ocean/water dreams.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Have often dreamt of rescuing my inner child from drowning. Now, she’s usually in the form of my granddaughter and think that’s interesting as her Gem rising 26 degrees as mine is and her Libra Sun opp. my Sun and exactly on my NN. In hindsite a bit disturbing though as I’d rather not exp. my granddaughter drowning. Have Women Who Run with the Wolves. Read it in my 30’s.

Baristagem
Baristagem

Wow Mystic that is a huge wave dream! I haven’t had anything like that & can only recall one dream involving waves. I was standing on the shore watching the waves roll in one after the other & they were coming closer to me stripping the sand away as they went. The waves were high & I couldn’t go back any further then I saw a glimpse of a shore line just over the top of the next wave rolling in. I look to my left & saw that it was a channel of waves ripping through the shore line… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

B,

Thats possibly a power animal/totem for you. “Symbols of the unconscious”. You might want to explore as there is usually a gift type message you need to know about which will uncover something about your nature.

Baristagem
Baristagem

Will do, Thanks Sweetpea!

absolute beginner
absolute beginner

I have flood dreams. Had one last year where the bridge I drive over on my way to work flooded like a slow tsunami – I put that one down to a relationship ending (due to my lack of communication). And I had another one a couple of weeks ago where my street flooded (I live on a hill..) – I put that one down to starting a new job with a fair bit more responsibility.

starstrokes
starstrokes

Big wave dreams yes- usually I’m sitting on a rocky outreach looking over the beach, watching these mountainous waves that are rolling in…& they are massively powerful & dangerous & beautiful.

starstrokes
starstrokes

I’m not very skilled in lucid dreaming but I did manage to face my fear of sharks…I would have terrible dreams that I was in the ocean with my brother, friends etc & it would be grey & stormy & sharks would appear & I’d get so scared ;I had these dreams so often I finally just let the sharks “happen”- one of them brushed past my thigh in the water & it felt like raspy sandpaper…so real! End of shark dreams, move onto the snakes….

davidl
davidl

There skin is like sandpaper..its how you tell the difference between a dolphin and a shark in the ocean, when a shark breeches the surface you see the water just fall off this matt grey sandpaper like skin…a dolphin is shiny and glistening.

starstrokes
starstrokes

Oooh I would love to dream with the dolphins instead!

fluid feline
fluid feline

Creepiest water dream I can remember: Sitting with my 11 year old daughter at a picnic table that is hovering over or on the surface of a deep dark midnight-blue lake in the middle. I just “know” that Pluto is under the water. Then some writing appears in the air from this malevolent force and after i read it it disappears. I can’t remember what now but it was the most scary feeling I have ever felt. Then we are walking around this lake on a sandy shore and I am terrified for my daughter that “he” will emerge from… Read more »

davidl
davidl

Ive always spent a lot of time in the ocean so dreams about big surf or whatever may just be about big surf but I have had some memorable dreams re: the ocean Here’s one. I walked down to the beach (maroubra) and when I got there all the sand was gone and the waves were lapping right up to the promenade. In the water I could see hundreds of sea creatures, dolphins, whales, stingrays, octopus, huge fish..too many really, people were just standing there watching and the next thing i dive in…all around me were these creatures brushing up… Read more »

matthew-minerva
matthew-minerva

Mystic its funny u should post bout this…
2 nights ago i had a dream about me being on this single rock in the middle of an ocean.. and the waves came crashing on either side of me But they where kinda blocked by this invisible forcefield i could do when i tried to block them … (sounds like an X-men dream lol) … it was kinda like that micky mouse movie – fantasia 2000 when he controlled the water with the wizards hat….
matt

libran tiger
libran tiger

I used to have heaps of dreams of swimming through the air – like I could fly but I was doing breaststroke and freestyle. Does anyone else do that? What’s it mean?

absolute beginner
absolute beginner

I have those but I do it to kind of get above everyone and fly but I’m making swimming motions. No idea what it means but I know in my dreams that no one else can do it and that I don’t want everyone to know. I’m starting to realise what it might mean now…

libran tiger
libran tiger

and sometimes I feel like I’m trying to swim harder/faster or I am going to fall back to earth. Or I’m trying to swim somewhere but can’t get there fast enough like my arms are going slow motion and the air is like glue I am trying to swim through.

Ms Motown
Ms Motown

Flying dreams are about sex, sensuality sexual estcasy… Liberate yourself from earthly limitations and fly high

libran tiger
libran tiger

I remember I dreamt once I was swimming in the ocean and then saw this little girl (me) in a white pinafore. She then climbed up on top of this buoy and started fishing and she caught this really heavy thing and was trying to pull it up and when it emerged all dripping with seaweed, it was a skull. That was an intense dream I still remember now 8 yrs later. All very plutonic & relationship related I think. Reminded me a bit of that sedna myth. Also dreamt around the same time I was swimming down underwater to… Read more »

Champagne Bearing Aquarian
Champagne Bearing Aquarian

Mystic, that’s quite spooky. I’m not sure what exactly it respresents, but it strikes me that water is generally seen as being powerful in a very still or slow and steady way – like a deep pool or a stream wearing a channel through stone that over millions of years becomes a mighty gorge. Tsunamis on the other hand are elementally like fire, immensely powerful and fast – sort of like how in some tarot interpretations the Knight of Cups is seen as water behaving as fire (and the reversal is seen as a highly destructive force.) Probably drawing a… Read more »

Link
Link

Yar, I think the being overwhelmed with water or waves dream generally means being overwhelmed by emotions. Or maybe your more recent tsunami dream was of the prophetic variety. I once dreamt I was walking across a lake, i.e on the water. But actually there was cyclone wire fencing strung across just below the surface, so it only looked as though I was walking on water. The cyclone wire fencing finished at the edge of deeper, darker waters. Problem. I remember thinking that to other people this must look like I’m walking on water, which I found a bit embarrassing… Read more »

Lexicon Limbo
Lexicon Limbo

I’m always having dreams with water & have had the tsunami dream also. Trying to find somewhere to climb to survive & then realising there is nowhere to go to escape it. Kinda off topic but keeping in with the water theme…I have just started having acupuncture, went for the 1st time last Saturday. Was kinda ‘guided’ to this amazing man. When he started putting needles around my face, I absolutely broke down & BAWLED. It was this amazing huge emotional release. Had my 2nd appt today, bang, 1 needle in & again – the waterworks. I lay there trying… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

I had a tear-y moment when getting my first acupuncture session – a chinese lady. and it HURT in one spot, the fleshy section between your thumb and forefinger. damn. I know it’s a detox point of some sort. she twiddled the needles (OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW fuuuuq) and then took them out and i was suddenly feeling very teary and vulnerable. so yeah something let go. I was really blue the next day too. as in, the Blues, not bruised. have been back once or twice, the second time she also needled me in sme way to boost energy, man i was… Read more »

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

that was me…

Lexicon_limbo
Lexicon_limbo

Thanks UP. Am interested to see how i go next Saturday. I’ve done so much ‘interior work’ in the last 3.5 yrs, I feel as though I’ve released all that I have needed to but obviously not!

Looking for to having a tissue free session soon!

Mystic Medusa
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