Last night I had a dream of multiple tornadoes coming across the ocean and toward land. Outside hanging from a porch beam instead of a wind chime there was a set of creaky scales moving up and down. In the distance there was also a rainbow set against blackness and the feeling that an avalanche of water was about to pour from the heavens to earth. I wasn’t afraid, but I felt concerned because I noticed that people around me didn’t recognize what was happening. Then I said to myself, “Why should everyone need to know? Clearly they will see the storm eventually.” Then another part of me thought, “But they won’t have time to realize it’s harmless and that could create an accident.”
Then I saw a swarm of honeybees moving all around the creaky scales, and the wind started picking up. The air felt electric and I wondered if I was about to be struck by lightning or if a great fire was going to appear in the sky.
When I woke I did what I’ve learned to do with dream images. I resisted the urge to interpret or reach for the low hanging fruit of what a tornado means or what lightning or bees or scales or rainbows mean. Instead I took some time on the internet and found antique images of tornadoes on water, and beehives, and eclipses, and rainbows from antiquity. I spent time with the images, and now the animate spirit of their presence feels closer to me. No doubt if they have something more to say they will continue to speak to me.
Images, omens, and signs conceal as they reveal. The suggest and offer a glimmer, or an associative spark, the fast appearance of something truer than what appears on the surface, but then they vanish again and by their vanishing they draw us deeper into the romance of psyche and cosmos.
With the Moon/Jupiter and Neptune working together today watch for the themes of signs, omens, dreams, visions, and the quest for knowledge or adventure to come together and speak something that only the soul can truly understand. Then watch as Mercury continues its retrograde toward the square of Pluto in the next week, and as we come to the lunar eclipse of this moon cycle it’s likely that an unveiling or revelation will occur. A truth will become apparent if we continue to work with the images…the kind of truth that compels the soul, so that what we know becomes a knowing beyond intellectual reasoning.
Prayer: beautiful bees, circling around the hanging set of scales, danger and truth as the honeycomb and hive of life