elessa: (wyveri)
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Been having a very similar dream the past few nights. I wish I could suss out the meaning.

In the dream, I am caring for a snake. Possibly a rosy boa or similar type. Definitely one of the thicker types and about three feet long.

The snake has a medical issue which I am trying to tend to. I get out a pair of nail clippers to clip off the skin tag, when they become electrified. (The style of clipper is most certainly not electric in reality. They are the kind that you press down on a lever to close the blades.) The clippers slice into the snake's skin and burrow beneath to begin separating its flesh from the skeleton.

When the dream first started, the clippers only did a little bit of damage. I remember thinking that I could help the snake heal. I woke up.

I fell back to sleep and into the same dream. This time the clippers did significantly more damage to the snake.

Last night the dream had the clippers nearly shear all the flesh from the skeleton. The snake was still alive. Feelings of hopelessness that I could not help the snake heal. It was too badly damaged and would die.

WTF? What is the meaning in the psychology of dreams for this one? Why is it a running dream over two nights which has gotten progressively worse?

Date: 2015-06-22 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiltcheck.livejournal.com
Two common meanings of snakes in dreams: Transformation, and a Phallic Symbol -- or representative of men in your life. Possibly even both combined...

I see two main possibilities:

1) You may be attempting in your subconscious to get past an old relationship with a man who was trying to grow/transform but couldn't. Your attempts to HELP them, only ended up hurting them (in your own world view), but actually just hurt yourself.

2) You may be greatly desiring a change and: a) you are impatient for change and are trying to make it happen faster, or b) you feel like forcing it before it is developing naturally, because something doesn't feel right about it.

Might even be a variant on this -- or since it's multiple nights it could be ALL OF THIS combined.

Meditate on it and see what happens. If you've ever done Shamanic Journeying, you might try visiting the underworld and having a conversation with the snake and even the tool you're using.

Hugs.

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