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Re: church seating

I don't subscribe to 'wholly' in astrological analysis. But I don't totally dismiss it as a possibility. There are aspects in astrology that are relevant but the overall application is as much pseudo science at best. Read this page to understand one of the major problems with astrology
Astrology: Why Your Zodiac Sign and Horoscope Are Wrong. Here is a passage from the page that illustrates the problem.

"For instance, those born between March 21 and April 19 consider themselves to be Aries. Today, the sun is no longer within the constellation of Aries during much of that period. From March 11 to April 18, the sun is actually in the constellation of Pisces!'

The Zodiac was established around 2000 years ago. Since then the Zodiac has shifted one sign along, however the traditional dates for each sign haven't changed. i.e. The Zodiac sign that you were born "under" is meant to be the constellation that the sun was in front-of during your birth. So if you are a Gemini, the chances are that Cancer was actually behind the sun during your birth (due to the 2000 year shift in the Zodiac).

Unless the new astronomical constellations of the Zodiac are considered a rendering of a sign would be off. But even if included it would be the inner associations that would need to be included to have meaning. By tapping into this inner meaning, it forces the mind to think in a different way. That what dream analysis does and Jungian dream psychology is a true science. But even Jung explored the occult and astrology. His explanation of when astrology makes accurate news predictions, sometimes to the exact day, sometimes years before they happen? Synchronicity!. Astrological prediction is synchronicity. It’s a law of nature. The law of synchronicity can also tell you about the present. It can explain the meaning behind things. Synchronicity uses symbols. Where astrology works it is in the symbols. Just as with dreams. But it is in the interpretation that makes the difference. If I knew the source you used I could better determine if there is real credibility to its interpretation. If you are interested in how to properly apply astrology I suggest reading Jung on Astrology. This how Jung explained his use of astrology:

"Since you want to know my opinion about astrology I can tell you that I've been interested in this particular activity of the human mind since more than 30 years. As I am a psychologist, I am chiefly interested in the particular light the horoscope sheds on certain complications in the character. In cases of difficult psychological diagnosis I usually get a horoscope in order to have a further point of view from an entirely different angle. I must say that I very often found that the astrological data elucidated certain points which I otherwise would have been unable to understand. From such experiences I formed the opinion that astrology is of particular interest to the psychologist, since it contains a sort of psychological experience which we call 'projected' - this means that we find the psychological facts as it were in the constellations."
Citation: www.elizabethspring.com/jung-and-astrology.html

WHat I see in the 'analyzation' by the astrological author you used is too inclusive as is the problem with astrology. It can give a general observation and get close in many aspects but getting to the source of the emotional energies is lacking. Dreams get to the source, individual source. The Collective is a psyche event whereas the astrological uses a universal approach, combining everyone in one descriptive narrative. Perhaps the best way to illustrate this point is the tale of a teacher giving his students their astrological reading and asking them if it fit. Almost all said it applied, it did fit. Come to find out he gave all the same reading. In other words it was subjective, you can provide details about that do fit {universal} but the individual experience is, individual.

Having said that I do believe a great many images in dreams are 'universal'. A house is you the dreamer. The car is you. This is contrary to what is believed with most who analyze dreams. Or in more precise terms what was believed. This is why I am putting together pages on How to Interpret Your Dreams using A Dream Dictionary {but not just any dictionary}. I have found in my analysis of dreams at the Dream Forum you can use these Jungian based dictionaries to properly analyze dreams. I hope to get feedback from those who use these pages to truly determine if I am correct in my assumptions. You should try this self analysis and see how it works for you. Discard the astrological approach and use this Jungian approach. You can see from my analysis of your short dream how well it can get to the true emotions and why you are the person you are in relationships {childhood experiences with your father}. Jung was a scientist {psychiatrist}. He studied astrology as well but his concepts are based on the scientific study of dreams. Objective observation and not just subjective.

Note. The pages on interpreting your own dreams are still being designed and are almost complete. There is enough info you help you with your dreams but is I will design more pages so people can use their Iphones, smart phones as well as tablets to access the pages.


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Re: church seating

I'll respond to this post and the respond to you last reply in another post. I do appreciate your willing to share your experiences since it helps demonstrate the connect of the dream energies to your actual life experiences.

You were attracted to this offending male partly if not wholly because of the unconscious energies related to your relationship with your father. Foundations in life {what you learn and experience as a child} become motivators for personal attitudes/traits/ and even actions in later life. The psyche has a way of making choices based on these foundational experiences. With the limited knowledge of your life {age and gender} I can only provide an outline of the emotional energies illustrated by the symbols/images and actions in your dream. With the additional info you provided in your responses I can connect the dream energies with actual life experiences.

As for being assertive. Yes, you are compensating for the experiences with your father. It is a positive sign as long as you don't become over assertive, over compensate which could become a negative in certain situations. Recognizing the controlling aspect in this relationship is good for your personal growth and may help with choosing future relationships {as long as you don't over compensate}. This guy is 'your father' in the controlling aspects and the dream is attempting to point this out. The really good decision you made was to post your dream for analysis so this could be point to and for you to realize {providing this service and having the dreamer realize the connections is my reward}.

Looking at your response in your last response may point to aspects of over compensation. "I think my main issue with him has been his uncontrollable behavior which I wanted to control instead of him controlling me." This could pose problems if not realized and corrected. The unconscious energies to be controlling is another aspect you 'learned' in early life from your father.

As for scared and scared. You may be scared to confront your controlling father but as a motivating energy in your psyche it is a sacred, most important thing to not let that happen in your adult life.


Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 67 Cocoa, Fla

Re: church seating

Wow, this is a real eye opener. Now, I realize why I have felt more like myself or at ease with gentler men or men who have a little more feminine energy. This is the type of man who would be good for me? A better word than controlling his uncontrollable behavior would be to stop it, but I see that as a good thing because his uncontrollable behavior is abusive.

Yes, I've always been afraid to confront my father because it would cause him to get more out of control if I did. I guess this male also lost control over little things.

I haven't had to personally deal with another male as aggressive as this male who was in my dream. I didn't understand what attracted to me to him in the first place so this dream analysis helped me to understand it better. I guess I'll just avoid his type in the future. Thanks!

Re: church seating

Based on the information in the article my sun sign is the preceding sun sign, but I feel my personality amatches the sun sign I've known. I have a few friends with the sun sign and we have acknowledged that we probably get along so well because of this sun sign we have in common. I mean we don't seem to have issues in our relationships that we may have with other people.

I tried anaylizing my astrology compatibility with a few other males. Surprisingly, many of th astrological aspects were different than they were with this agressive male so I guess it varies by the match or doesn't stay the same.

Re: church seating

Your statement, "Surprisingly, many of the astrological aspects were different than they were with this aggressive male so I guess it varies by the match or doesn't stay the same."

Not so surprising if you consider what I stated about astrology being general in its applications. remember the teacher who gave his students their supposedly personal horoscopes and got a reaction that yes, they fit. He had given everyone the same horoscope. In general they will fit but so does a one size fits all.


Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 67 Cocoa, Fla

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