Dreams Analysis For A Better Life – A True Case Story

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Dreams Analysis Can Change Your Life

480x480-carl-jungThe dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness.
– Carl Jung

1000x1000-sigmund-freudDreams completely satisfy wishes excited during the day which remain unrealized. They are simply and undisguisedly realizations of wishes.
-Sigmund Freud

Greater wellbeing and making better life decisions originates in better self-knowledge, which always consists in bringing hidden unconscious parts to consciousness. The unconscious concept founders were Sigmund Freud (more rational) and Carl Jung (more mystical). While Freud’s dreams analysis is more appropriate to reveal things of childhood, Jung’s approach is more to explore the meaning of life. Both Freud and Jung use symbols interpretation.

From Low Self-Esteem To Its Resolution: Rebecca Real Story

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The Dreamcatcher

Rebecca (not her real name neither her in the picture) is a 40-year old part time aerobic teacher woman. Her husband is an executive in a large corporation. Three years before starting our work, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The cancer was surgically removed and eradicated with chemotherapy. Rebecca stated that she was living in a permanent state of depression and sadness, could not sleep without over-the-counter sleeping pills and was suffering from recurrent colds. Moreover she expressed her lifetime low self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy as she said she was “pathologically shy”, “terrified to death with school”, and “always feeling stupid.”

Rebecca was born in a middle-class family and has an older sister with whom she is very close. While the family looked perfect on the surface, the two daughters had to adjust to their autocratic father and submissive mother. Unlike her sister who reacted as a placater with her father, Rebecca felt unable to satisfy his high and emotionless expectations. Because her father admired her pleasing sister, Rebecca perceived her as superior and withdrew into herself at an early age.

School has been a traumatic experience for Rebecca. In her early school days, she was terrified to leave her mother. At age nine she was petrified by her teacher whom she described as a mean and cold witch. From that time Rebecca began to feel stupid. She would hate tests, especially math and oral tests, because she would perceive them as a proof of her stupidity. Rebecca still hates that teacher and avoids any academic activities because of her test anxiety.

Reaching 14 was another unhappy year for Rebecca. She was totally demotivated, hated everything about school and had terrible grades. She tried to quit school as she felt that she was not as good as the others. She smoked marijuana occasionally and ran away with a friend for one day. Finally when she was 16 she frequently skipped school and her school nightmare would end when she got pregnant. She then married her high school sweetheart and finally quit from school. Rebecca and her husband raised their son who would become a responsible adult man.

A major couple crisis happened several years ago when her husband left for another woman during his mid-life crisis. Rebecca was desperate and suicidal thoughts crossed her mind. After six months, her husband eventually returned home and they have remained united since.

Rebecca Grew Up Pretending To Be a Boy

The father is the cornerstone of the family myth. Everyone had to adjust to his rational tyranny and be in the service of his “strong family leader” role. His wife chose to be submissive and his two daughters had to also sacrifice their true identities to adjust. Repressing her emotions, Rebecca’s sister acted according the father’s model and became his favorite daughter. Hearing her father always praising her sister, Rebecca perceived her as superior. At a very early age she gave up any hope of meeting her father’s expectations which resulted in her withdrawal into herself, the repression of her emotions and developing a strong feeling of inferiority.

The Magical Revelation of a Dream

Rebecca once told me a very revealing dream. She was rinsing pasta in a kitchen sink in the house of her childhood. Pasta was spiraled and every single one had a penis shape. This dream was about her conception: the spiraled pasta was symbolizing an all-male sperm in the sink-vagina of her parents alchemical kitchen. Her father was expecting the birth of a boy. To be her father’s boy was an expectation Rebecca could never meet, although she tried as she always wanted to be a boy. She was faced with this impossible challenge from the first second of her life. Coincidentally, Rebecca indicated that between her sister birth and hers, her mother miscarried a boy.

When becoming a teenager and her breasts beginning to show, Rebecca could no longer pretend to be a boy to her father. It is exactly at that time that she was driven to break the communication with her father.

With her sporty appearance and her childish look, Rebecca looks much younger than her age; almost as if her development was blocked at an early stage. Rebecca reminded me of Peter Pan eternal youth, which she  completely agreed to when we discussed this metaphor.

Rebecca Now Smiles And Gained Self-Confidence

Thanks to her dream revelation, Rebecca would gain the awareness that she was not born as a boy and that she could progressively unveil the woman she was meant to be. Rebecca became motivated in changing her self-image sustained by new spiritual and professional aspirations. As she was entering her mid-life crisis, her life changes took positive directions. Rebecca unveiled her true self, gained a stronger self-image and felt more adequate.

Rebecca has come a long way. Now with rare, short and mild depressive episodes, Rebecca smiles and has gained self-confidence. Her recurrent colds have become occasional. However, she still has difficulty sleeping without sleeping pills. Her attitude towards cancer has improved substantially, as she learned to cope with the womanhood loss resulting from her surgery.

The Unconscious And Your Wellbeing

As it changed Rebecca’s life, dream analysis can transform yours. If you are not doing so already, write all the dreams you can remember of within the 10-minute period after you wake up. Start tomorrow morning. You will need them to build your personal dictionary of symbols. On a limited budget, Astro-tarology is a quick approach to reveal your repressed, hidden or forgotten unconscious parts. Dream interpretation would go in more depth but would require recurrent sessions. In any case an Astro-Tarology session is always recommended as an excellent start.

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PERCEPTION – Things Are Not What We Believe They Are

Serge’s two cents about PERCEPTION AND REALITY

A Full Moon Night On The Beach

The photo below shows a woman standing on the seashore facing the moon. The moon light is reflected on the ocean in the camera direction. The woman, the moon, the moon light and the camera are aligned.

The woman then decides to walk along the water for about an hour. To her delight she observes that the light reflection is following her. For the camera, the reflected moon light hasn’t changed. HOW COME THAT THE OCEAN SURFACE BETWEEN THE CAMERA AND THE WOMAN IS NOT ALL WHITE?

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A Full Moon Night On The Beach

What is happening?

The woman is perceiving the moon light. Thus that light can only be visualized if there is an observer. The next question is: WHAT IS HAPPENING ON THE OCEAN SURFACE WHEN THERE ARE NO OBSERVER?

The ocean surface on a full moon night must be different than on a zero moon night. The moon light activates some energy waves on the ocean surface that the observer’s eyes captures and transmits to the brain who will decode them into images. The reality of the moon light consists of visual waves. THUS THE IMAGE OF THE MOON LIGHT IS NOT ON THE OCEAN BUT IN THE OBSERVER’S BRAIN.

Visual perception is all about the conversion of the visual waves reality to images in the observer’s brain. In the same way, the camera produces a photo (visual waves of energy) that is perceived by an observer. The next question is: DOES THIS NOTION OF VISUAL PERCEPTION WORKS THE SAME WAY FOR SOUNDS?

The Tree In The Forest

A classical question asks: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”. Well the answer is no. The approach is the same as visual waves reality and image perception. When the tree falls, it creates a shockwave that can only be decoded as a sound by an observer’s brain. Thus the percussion of the fallen tree (reality) only becomes a sound in the observer head (perception). The brain functions like a radio that converts waves into sounds. The next question is: WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER SENSES?

The Five Senses And The Five Extra-Sensorial Senses

Sights and hearing realities are energy waves perceived as images and sounds in the observer’s brain. The same approach would also apply to touch, smell and taste. When we touch a table or move our hand in the surrounding air, we perceive either solidity or lightness. The reality lies touching waves of different density. The perception is the touch sense in the brain’s observer. The approach is the same for smell and taste. Thus all five senses proceed by receiving sensorial real waves that are decoded in the brain. The next question is: WHAT ABOUT THE EXTRA-SENSORIAL SENSES?

There is no reason why the approach for the five senses could not be extended to the five extra-sensorial senses: emotions, intuition, imagination, inspiration and consciousness. This confirm the assumption that our entire life is about perception. The ten different senses reality are energy waves whose representations are in our brain perception. Life is all about perception. No two persons have the same real waves perceptions and are subjective by nature. To address a conflict, two subjective parties should always start by healing their own perception.

The Observer And The Observed

Our life is all about perception that happens in our brain. The things, people  and the world (the observed) that we perceive are all in our brain (the observer). Everything the observer observes lies in his brain. THUS THE OBSERVER AND THE OBSERVED ARE PARTS OF THE SAME PERSON. THUS THE OBSERVER AND THE OBSERVED ARE THE SAME.

Illustration Of A Perception Conflict

The image below shows a hugging couple. Some people would perceive that the man is sitting while others would find it is the woman? Look again. Both are right as both are valid perceptions. The practical lesson about conflicts is that it is possible that opposite perceptions can both be right at the same time about the same issue.

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Who hugs who? Who is sitting and who is standing?

Astro Tarology, Yin-Yang, Lunar and Solar Cycles

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Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
– Buddha

Yin-Yang, Monthly Lunar and Diurnal Solar Cycles

Representing our entire life journey, the 22 tarot major arcana starts with the FOOL arcanum (#zero – Beginnings and Risks) to end with the WORLD arcanum (#21 – Success and Completion). In between, the remaining 20 arcana can be divided in two 1- arcana sets: SET 1 (lunar cycle – unconscious) and SET 2 (solar cycle – consciousness).

SET 1 – Lunar cycle – UNCONSCIOUS

The first set (arcana #1 to #10) follows a monthly lunar cycle as represented in the original Astro Tarology concept below. The lunar cycle itself can be subdivided in two 5-arcana subsets.

Subset 1 – From New Moon to Full Moon (Yang) – INCARNATION

(1) The Initiating MAGICIAN, (2) The Incubating HIGH PRIESTESS, (3) The Seducing EMPRESS, (4) The Commanding EMPEROR and (5) The Mediating HIGH PRIEST.

Subset 2 – From Full Moon to New Moon (Yin) – PERCEPTION

(6) The Feeling LOVERS, (7) The Conquering CHARIOT, (8) The Balancing JUSTICE, (9) The Enlightening HERMIT and (10) The Renewing WHEEL OF FORTUNE.

SET 2 – Solar cycle – CONSCIOUSNESS

The second set (arcana #11 to #20) follows a daily solar cycle as represented in the original Astro Tarology concept below. The solar cycle itself can be subdivided in two 5-arcana subsets.

Subset 3 – From Midday to Midnight (Yin) – CREATION

(11) The Dominating STRENGTH, (12) The Sacrificing HANGED MAN, (13) The Rebirthing DEATH, (14) The Protecting TEMPERANCE and (15) The Tempting DEVIL.

Subset 4 – From Midnight to Midday (Yang) – INDIVIDUATION

(16) The Inspiring TOWER, (17) The Giving STAR, (18) The Imagining MOON, (19) The Brightening SUN and (20) The Transforming JUDGMENT

The Astro Tarology “Flower of Life”

The two above designs prefigured the Astro Tarology “Flower of Life” original concept as represented below.

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Astro Tarology cutting-edge concepts will be detailed as we progress on the journey to our inner light.

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
– Martin Luther King Jr.

Welcome to Astro Tarology, your new community about searching your true and beautiful inner light.

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We all have the ability to improve our existence at any time. No prior knowledge is needed to start your path to a higher level of awareness. Put any preconceived ideas about astrology and tarot on a hanger. Open your heart as this community will change your life forever. You will gain greater insights about your true personality and destiny, live in a more relaxed frame of mind and enjoy new happy feelings of well-being.

1124x1124-darknessLet’s face it we are living in a troubled world. For quite some time now, politicians, mainstream medias and online blogs have been manipulating our fear, anger, ignorance, hate and darkness. None of them ever talked about the blue sky after the storm. This is about to change. This blog will offer another lighting by focusing on the search for the light, now and in the future, around us and inside of us.

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To progress safely on the path to awareness, we need a roadmap. This is where astrology and tarology are coming in. Both disciplines are complementing each other. Astrology gives us insights about our personality at the moment of birth and tarology deals with our life issues at the present moment. Stay receptive as this blog will slowly introduce you to the basics.

All along politicians and medias have been encouraging us to trade some of our true freedom for fake security, dragging us progressively into collective delusion. Time has come to open our eyes. Reevaluating accumulated lies will take time. One of the most difficult thing in life is to let go of the wrongs we believe to be true. This blog will progress with easy steps on the slow path to a higher consciousness.

1124x1124-lightWe will discover how to increase our awareness and change fear into security, anger into freedom, ignorance into knowledge, hate into love and darkness into light. All posts will include a basic overview followed by practical exercises to uncover symbolic stories as perceived by our inner child’s imagination.

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The next post will introduce the tarot cards and meet the Fool which is similar to the Joker in a regular deck of playing cards. The Fool is the impulsive traveler in the outer and inner world. Attach your seat belt and let your imagination follow the Fool in you. You are about to embark on the most exciting initiation journey of your life.