To Dust Thou Shall Return

Below is a dream and interpretation from my psychologist private practice. The client is anonymous and biographical details were changed to protect the identity of the dreamer. The interpretation is based upon my book at drstevenfox.com

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Dream 205: To Dust Thou Shalt Return

A 58-year-old woman dreamt that she was watching the desert from her picture window. Suddenly, she thought an asteroid hit the moon. It broke a chunk of the moon off. She somehow knew that if the chunk of the moon reached her, she would die. She felt the dust pass through her and knew that she died. She was surprised that she then had a feeling of relief and joy.

Dream 205 Interpretation

The moon tends to represent the unconscious while the sun goes with the conscious. The moon is associated with love and romance (think of the song Moon River or George’s promise to his fiancee to “lasso the moon” for her in the movie It’s a Wonderful Life.) A death in a dream can mean that a part of the psyche “died” or was modified significantly. Part of the moon crashing to earth, in this case, meant that she was changing her love life significantly by being more “down to earth” with her lover. She recently had transformed the relationship with him by being more assertive. She expected more from him and was pleasantly surprised that she was much happier in the relationship.

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No part of the above is intended for psychological, psychiatric, or medical treatment or advice. The reader should  personally contact an appropriate professional if seeking treatment or advice.  ©Steven G. Fox 2013

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