Monday, June 15, 2009

Lunar Whiplash



Sunday night, June 14, dream: I am sitting at a nice bar in one of those restaurants that has a garage door so when it's open, it's really open. I'm talking to all my housemates. We don't often get together, so it's fun to reconnect. There are artists, dancers, several writers, too. No business people, though. I say to the rabbi who lives on the top floor, "I would love to attend your temple sometime." He smiles and says it would be great. Wake up to birdsong and the first light of dawn.

What a great dream. "All my housemates" means, to me, all the different facets of myself. Artists, dancers, writers, and rabbis, but no business people. Yep. That about covers it.

What the dream is showing me is that the effects of the full moon have faded and I'm back to feeling at ease with myself, even enjoying myself. I'm feeling open, like the big garage door, and convivial, the way you feel when you meet friends for a drink.

A whole lot of other folks are still thrashing, though. Breaking up long term relationships, moving away from DC to far flung locations, quitting jobs, suddenly deciding to retire, moving house. I know, people do these things all the time, but in every case I heard about over the weekend, these decisions were made during the last two weeks, as if out of the nowhere.

I'm a fan of life changes. Changing routines is sure to knock folks out of their ruts, always a good thing. But whoa! That moon! That old devil moon, as Willow described it. I can't remember the last time I heard so many stories of sudden, radical change all at once. I am in awe.

What next?

28 comments:

mum said...

Different aspects of one's self getting together. That's how I understand my dreamscapes, be they harmonious or clashing, they're all bits of my own psyche sorting things out among 'themselves'.

Sounds like an empowering dream, Reya and a good start to the week.

cheers from Graulhet.

mary said...

I am happy to know you are feeling better - it was a crazy one! Being a Cancer, I always get wacky but this was exceptional. Love the images of your dream - it does sound settled and easy - life was fitting like an old shoe again.

willow said...

Willow say: Don't make big decision on full devil moon.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

It's nice you are getting back to "normal" after the last moon episode. I think I'm moving along as well. Onward through the fog...
:-) Lizzy

Reya Mellicker said...

Willow? Oh yeah! If only these people would listen to you!

Janelle said...

shew. it was a HELLOVA one eh??? still recovering really..but in a good way...liked your dream..! x j

Joanne said...

Phew! After reading this, I'm relieved I made it through the last moon phase without making any life changing decisions! Maybe all the cloud cover in this dreary spring did me a favor and covered the full devil moon, sparing me its influence.

moonshin said...

hear! hear!

yes, couldn't agree more. we need changes in our life once in a while...or else we get 'rusty'
=)

Angela said...

Isn`t the magnetism of the poles supposed to switch? Something really BIG going on? Until 2012? Maybe it`s starting already!

Tessa said...

Well, I've sat here like a happy hippo wallowing in the luxury of having time to catch up on all the posts you've made while I was away in the land of history and fairy tales. I've followed you through the waxing and waning of the moon and delighted in every word you've written and all your superb photographs. So nice to visit you...and the gold puppy again, Reya.

Rain said...

It surely was a devil moon Reya...I'm feeling much better this morning, but I did feel that whiplash for sure! I'm glad you're doing better too!

Tom said...

i am impervious to the moon! does that make me some sort of super hero?
What kind of place do you live in, Reya? Separate apartments in one building?...or all one big happy family with a common space?

Steve said...

I love sudden, radical change! It's so exciting!

Bee said...

It's nice to think of all of your different selves being able to mingle in a convivial fashion! What an interesting dream . . .

No full moon drama here; I kind of feel left out!

Reya Mellicker said...

Tom, are you a superhero? Yes.

Steve you just made a serious radical change, didn't you? Very cool.

Welcome home, Tessa. Can't wait to see your reports from your journey.

Bee and Joanne? You didn't miss a thing!

poietes said...

Reya,
I love your dream and how you see it as different aspects of yourself. The open garage door is wonderful. Yes, it sounds as if you are moving past the moon quite nicely.

By the way, I mean to comment on your lavendar earlier. It is beautiful. My lavendar bush died last year, and I haven't planted a new one. I always keep lavendar around the house, and I have a giant rosemary right next to the walk up to my porch so that it will brush against you and release its soothing fragrance as you come up to the house.

Verily I go. said...

Always amazing pictures. You just see great stuff. I 'borrowed' Dorothy's shoes yesterday..*v*` and Lunar Whiplash is a wonderful visual.

Amy said...

In Utah this past weekend, I caught myself up in the mountains with my camera, pointing it and thinking, "How would Reya take this picture?" I don't think I even came close.

Glad you're "over the moon" again!

karen said...

I'm on a catch up mission here.. just been reading all your posts! This lunar time was an incredible one for me, too. In a scary, but ultimately good way. I loved the ruby slippers, and "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" was very meaningful for me. thanks for the lovely photos and thought provoking words, as ever x

Ronda Laveen said...

I need to make radical changes, mostly connected to work, in five year patterns or fraction there of. Like, sometimes I miss a shift at 5and go along for 10 years. But then, my next shift will come at 2 1/2 years. It's weird but I love it.

I like Willow's advice, don't make big decisions on full devil moon and I will add retrogrades to that list.

Mrsupole said...

They say the jails fill up when we have a full moon because it causes people to do things they would not normally do.

I am glad that you are feeling better and more like yourself. It is so good that you had a nice dream and how you interpreted your dream is great.

I am also wondering if I am the only one who sees your shadow in the second picture, it is of your hands and the camera. It took me a minute to figure it out, but I always know that there is something special in your pictures.

Hope you continue to have great dreams and better days are ahead for you. And please take a trip to see a temple, I am thinking that you want to visit one, for what reason I am not sure. I think you will find out when you get there.

And do not worry about all those people making changes right now. Just imagine if we all stayed the same and never changed, life would be boring for everyone, and you will be meeting some great new people. A chance to make new friends is a wonderful thing to experience. One never knows who one will meet. Wait and see.

God bless.

steven said...

hey reya, it's nice to be ahead of the game and regain some control - good dream!!! steven

Auntie, aka Dog Girl said...

What startling photos, Reya.
BTW, just the other night I dreamt of Al Pacino. It's very rare to have a "celebrity" dream.
Needless to say I woke up with a smile on my face.

A Cuban In London said...

To me your dream means that you're an artist who could die penniless due to a lack of business acumen :-).

Joking aside, I agree with you. You had all you different creative traits together and then... you woke up. Oh bugger! Why can't dreams become reality for once :-)?

Greetings from London.

California Girl said...

How do you determine what your dreams mean? I often can't make heads or tails of what I'm dreaming.

Reya Mellicker said...

Cuban in London? You are spot on.

California Girl - One cool dream technique is to tell the dream in present tense, adding the words "part of me" after every noun. When you talk about yourself, say "ego part of me".

The ego part of me is visiting with the housemates part of me in a nice bar part of me with a big garage door part of me. There are artist, dancer, and writer parts of me, and a rabbi part of me who lives on the top floor part of me.

Cool?

janis said...

I am trying hard to appreciate change. This is the year! I have learned much with my life changes and I do believe all these changes will make me stronger and wiser!
Love to you!

California Girl said...

I will try that. Thank you.