Dream 1: The Bull
Your writeup on dream analysis was fascinating.
How would you interpret the following dream ?
I had a strange dream last night. I bike my way through an open gate
into a private garden and I see a majestic bull pacing
back and forth. There was a moat like separation between the bull and me. The bull saw me and wants to take me by his
horns and comes around by another way. An old woman, whom I do not know,but she seems to know me, is calling for
the owner to save me. The bull comes behind me and the woman holds the gate open, shouts at me to bike away fast to
escape being hurt. I hear the sounds of the approacing bull and try hard to press the predal but the wheels move slower.
At this point I woke up.
Biking away is your existence , the way you live. Since bike is the
vehicle, life is tolerably good.
However somehow you enter a private garden and this maybe your private personal life. It may be a
liking for a woman perhaps other than your wife, if you are married, other than your lover if you have
one and you are unmarried.. It may also be involvement with a married woman. The bull may be the
husband of the woman or at least a POWER of SIVA, the Nandhi that attacks your moral conscience and
create mental depression and worries of a devastating kind. If the what you describe is black in
colour or a buffalo, it may even be an encounter with death-like experience. The bull seems to be
persisitent doesn't want to give up till it really attacks you. However your forwarned by an old woman
who is actualy the MOTHER, the UMAI AMMAI who calls possibly SIVA to help you by alerting in
your conscience the unethical character of some of your behaviuor. The Mother opens the gate in the
sense provides insights that would allow you to escape from your dilemma but you are a bit slow in
taking up the solution. It may also be possible that your attachment is very strong that you may
find it diffficult to give up on it.
I kept on thinking about your dream and another possibility also occured
to me. It may be possible there
is a man in your professional circle whom you have offended unknowingly by being a threat to his
personal life. It may be racial hatred of some kind or mere professional jealousy. He wants to get rid off
you and waiting for a chance.The Unconscious in you, the old woman, is aware of the threat and is
seeking divine grace to help you out. It may a woman close to you having an intuition about it. It may be
possible that another opening in professional life is made vailable to you as a way of
escaping from the dilemma but with which you are not very happy.
Please think about this possiblity as well and let me have some
feed back. Such uncertainlies arise
because I dont know the personal details related to the dream.
FEEDBACK AND INTERPRETATION BY THE DREAMER
I thank you for the two possible explanations of my dream.
I think the first explanations is not correct and the second one may be aprtially correct. The reasoning is as follows.
I am a happily marrried man with two girls (23, 18), one of them
graduating next week (BS Maths major)
and the other in the last year of high school. I have no extra marital affairs, contemplated or involved. So the first
explanation is not correct.
In the professional level I am about to retire. It is true that there
is another opportunity. Two potential job opportunities,
looming in the horizon, one in the east coast and the other in Europe . I don't want either of them.
However, based on your analysis pattern I have a third explanation to offer.
I come from a very religious background. My grandfather used to
do puja/prayers for 4 hours every day. This shrunk to 2
hours in my father's time. In my life the time I spend is less than 15/30 minutes. My mother who is 82, living with me
here, is constantly asking me to spend more time in prayers/pujas. I am somewhat reluctant to make a commitment. In the
dream, the bull as you surmised stands for Shiva, who is chiding me for lack of reverence (biking in front of him
as opposed to walking). The woman, Divine Mother or my own wants to rescue me from his wrath. The slow biking
shows reluctance to modify my ways and a desire to escape the obligations/commitments.
I thank you for your illuminating analysis and comments.
This dream appears to belong to the type that we can call vithvEsanam, that is informative with regard to the future. The person is uncertain about what to do after retirement. The dreams indicates that that a life devoted to religion will be the most apt choice, a choice that is not seen as good by the dreamer. However as a result of dream interpretation and understanding, a clarity is attained and the person manages to SOLVE acertain problem. So the outcome is he attainment of Lahimaa, an enlightenment that lifts up the spirit.