“Hello I’ve been have some very strange recurring dreams. I’ll explain what happens in them,
I walk into a store where a very pretty woman greets me. As I walk around the store I can feel she’s watching me but I turn to see she’s looking out the door. There is ALWAYS a barrel of cheese in the corner that I go to (I don’t know why I go to it because I really hate cheese) and I turn around and see the lady that greeted me and two others. She smiles at me and explains how she likes me and then says, “we need to kill you now.”
And the first time I had the dream I thought it was just a simple nightmare.
After she said that one of the three women grabs a huge black dagger from another room. On the hilt I can’t tell, but there was a pentagram either rightside up or upside down. Then the two who haven’t said anything grab my arms. Then the woman who grabs my left arm says something about “the tree” and how she can sense something on me. I try to get away by hair pulling stomping on feet but they don’t move at all. The pretty woman with the dagger says, “just stop trying it’s for ‘her,’ ‘she’ protects us.” Then she raises the dagger and I wake up.
I don’t really understand my dreams because it involves a human sacrifice, I’ve never hear of a human sacrifice in any pagan rituals, and it kind of scares me. Can you help me clarify my strange dreams?”
Let’s begin by saying that dreams are a repetition of one’s day, things that are occurring in one’s life, and are representative of thoughts, desires, fears, etc…When one dreams the same dream over and over and over again, one needs to ask themselves “what is this dream trying to tell me?” “What message am I to take from this” “Is there a warning in this dream or does this dream have a deeper meaning?” You can choose to ask one of these questions or answer all of them. What is going on in your life right now? Do you see any resemblance to things that are occurring, have a occurred, or are ongoing in your life? Does this dream scare you? If it does, then you need to ask yourself, “What am I afraid of?” Often times, people dream of death/sacrifice and automatically think the worst, however, that being said, let’s get into they symbols of your dream, the meaning or possible meanings in your dream and you can draw your conclusion from there.
The Store: Is this a store you are familiar with? Do you frequent this store? Does this specific location hold something for you? What type of store is it, for example, is it a department store, a jewelery store, a grocery store? If it is a department store, it could be referencing financial affairs, profit or loss, making deals etc. If it s a hardware store, if could mean that you are in need of some self-improvement, building new beginnings etc. Health food stores often depict the need for focus on your own health, state of well-being. A store can mean so much, you may be lacking in a supply of mental, emotional, or physical needs.
The cheese: You stated that you hate cheese….why? What is it about cheese that you don’t like? Take that into consideration and go from there….what does cheese represent to you and why. Most will say that cheese may not mean the “food” in a dream, but rather your need to smile, your psyche’s need for inner happiness and smiling…(I just got the feeling that you do not like to smile…or show much emotion outwardly), that being aside, it could also mean that you are having and influx of wholesome ideas and that you are ignoring them…bottling them up…let them be free….explore your ideas.
The women: There are three women, do you have any idea the ages of the women? The number three, when referring to women in this sense could mean the Maiden, Mother, and Crone, who, by the way, are very loving and forgiving. Three is a number that represents the trinity in many religions be it Wicca, Christianity, Catholicism etc…, it is a number of strength, completion, and creativity. Think back into the dream and see if you notice any other form of pattern in numbers, how things appear. I would also like to know if these women are women you are familiar with or women that you know well. Do you feel a connection with these women and explore that aspect…who does each, or what does each woman represent to you? How did the women make you feel? Nervous, happy, safe, comfortable, uneasy…?
“We need to kill you now”: This being said in a dream…do you have any form of dark, lingering issue that is plaguing you, that you need to let go of, that you are letting consume you? How did you feel when these words were said? Explore those emotions and then ask yourself why.
The dagger: Was this a knife with two sharp sides that comes to a point? What is a curved knife with a white handle? or was this a single sided knife, like you’d find in a kitchen? In Wicca and some other Pagan religions, there is an “Athame”, this is a double sided knife that is solely used for the purpose of cutting “air” for symbolic use and is NEVER used for actual cutting. Any knife is a masculine symbol and often, in society today, has a negative connotation of it being “deadly”, however it could also mean that it is cutting through falsities, half-truths, on its way to discover the meat and potatoes of a situation. A curved knife, in some religions is called a boline, it is used ritually for cutting foods and fruits. Go back into the dream and explore your feelings when seeing this tool.
The pentagram: This is yet another tool used on an altar. This symbol represents all of the elements, Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit. It has always been regarded as mystical, magical and very human. It could represent the number 5. 5 senses, the five wounds of Christ, the 5 elements, the 5 virtues of a knight. There are many good associations with this sacred symbol. Cut an apple in half from side to side and it is a pentagram of seeds…Be it right side up or upside down, one needs to understand that in Wicca, and upside down pentagram signifies a second degree Wiccan, this is based on that person’s amount of study done in the Craft. It has long been believed to be a symbol of protection against evil, and conflict. If it was truly upside down, there is the possibility that it is telling you to face the darkness within and deal with the issues at hand or they will rear their ugly head again.
“The Tree”: Just this being said could mean so much….I would like for you to go back into your dream and find out more on this part (I will tell you how at the end of this interpretation). Just the tree, could mean the tree of life. The tree of life is a symbol of “As above, so below”, it could mean you need to be grounded or get grounded and centered, which could mean why the women were holding you in place. They could be telling you to ground yourself become the tree, dig your roots into the Earth and feel grounded.
Fighting: the fact that you were fighting the women and they were unaffected, means that you are fighting the change…whatever it is in your life that is changing, you do not want to let go of old ways, old thoughts, and/or old behaviors…the women would not let you go as you had to become grounded in order to accept the change, to fully understand the change that is going on within your mind, body, and soul.
With the last part of it being “for her”, who do you feel it is for? Do you feel that the Maiden, Mother, Crone in you are trying to help you free yourself from some invisible bonds? Do you believe that you are fighting with yourself, arguing with yourself, though you know it is a losing battle?
*The key to remember is that not everything in a dream is so literal, just because you see a sacrifice does not mean someone is actually being killed…it is obvious that there could be other issues occurring in your life that could be affecting your dreams.
Now, the final thing to do….CONTROL your dreams. You have to realize that they are your dreams and you have ultimate control. You can ask questions, find meanings and even change your dreams with a little practice. The next time you go to sleep, deliberately think of this dream, meditate upon it, when you enter the dream, you will be able to control what happens, you will be more aware of your surroundings, the sounds, the emotions, the feel, you may get names, remember features of faces, you will see things you didn’t realize you could remember. Immediately upon waking, journal it. I am a huge fan of journaling and it can lead to many revelations.
Good luck to you and Bright Blessings