For his directorial debut, multiple Scorpio Ryan Gosling had his cast of actors do Dream Therapy, a modality he is reportedly an avid fan of.
For his directorial debut, the upcoming surreal fantasy How to Catch a Monster, Ryan Gosling (who also wrote the film) hired a dream analyst to advise his actors. Let that soak in for a minute: Ryan Gosling had his cast consult with a dream analyst. It’s an eccentric move, even for a guy as eccentric (and dreamy) as Gosling. But, as with all things Quirky Gosling, it’s pretty fantastic as well.
According to Saoirse Ronan, who stars in the film alongside Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, and Matt Smith, the analyst was a woman named Greta. She had the actors write themselves letters each night. It was something along the lines of, “Dear inner self, if it is your will, reveal to me in a dream tonight what my character’s relationship is to this other character,” Ronan told Vulture. Then they let their subconscious provide the answers.
Dream Therapy Is Extremely Neptunian, Just Like Ryan Gosling Himself
“We would come in the next day to discuss our dreams with each other, and act them out,” says Ronan, who stars in this weekend’s new Wes Anderson film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. “I’d tell Greta, ‘Listen, I don’t know what this is, but I was doing this last night, and then this person popped up [in my dream]’ and she’d make sense out of it. And that was our rehearsal.” By sharing their dreams — recurring dreams in Hendricks’s case — “it made us become very close,” Ronan said.
“It was a very new method for me, because all of a sudden, Ryan was encouraging us to incorporate our own personalities into our characters, how you feel about things, what your anxieties are, and things like that.”
Consciously Working With Dreams Is The Most Magical Modality Of All
Being into Dream Therapy is not only super-Neptunian, but it’s also high Neptune. And Gosling IS a Neptunian. He’s Pisces Rising which makes the Shamanic Planet his ruler. And, Neptune is aligned with this Mars near the Midheaven. He is a visionary, quester and a sage.
Consciously working with dreams is one of the most magical modalities of all. Plenty of people know that but it is such a thrill to have someone high-profile working with it so openly.
One of my strongest dreams ever came with Neptune on my Ascendant. I was trying to figure out if i should stay in a relationship or not. In my dream, I found an old box under the stairs and inside a dead bird, laid out ornately, with yarrow flowers around it and its wings folded. It suddenly came alive, woke up and began chirping happily, flying around the room.
Every dream I had at that time had similar potent rebirth themes. In another one, i weirdly went down some steps into a pyramid and there was a sarcophagus in the corner that began to open. Cue total freak-out. But a purring kitten jumped out of the coffin and into my arms. And then I realized that the words Bast were written on the sides of the tomb. I emerged into daylight carrying the kitten, presumably a familiar.
Neptune transits are sensational for lucid and meaningful dreaming. If you have Neptune close to a personal planet (a la Ryan) then every day is a chance to experience the Neptune dimension.
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