In the last journal entry I discussed how clear and honest communication is key to harmonious relationships, as well as an interesting dream I had that led me to review in depth the symbolism of Mercury (Hermes). This post fittingly comes while the Sun (I am discussing Western Astrology in this post) is in Gemini, as was the recent New Moon. Gemini is an astrological sign ruled by Mercury, the god of communication. Gemini, being the traditional 3rd house, is also the sign of communication. Though Mercury himself just left Gemini and is now in Cancer, he turns retrograde in about a week and returns to Gemini from June 17/18th to July 13th/14th.
Communication is truly the key to healthy, happy, and harmonious relationships – all relationships including the relationship we each have with ourselves. It allows interactions and life in general to flow. When we create resistance or try to invoke conflict, we create discord even if just on the subtle energetic level. Just like music that is out of tune or poorly played, no one wants to listen to it or be around it. By letting go of resistance and the ego’s desire for conflict and control, and by opening our hearts to embrace, forgive, and fly free like a butterfly, we will discover that the natural state is harmonious flow. Communication is the key that opens the door to living and being in love and harmony.
This discussion of “key” has had me re-evaluating a series of dreams I had had from about 2005 through 2012. I call them my “key dreams,” and in them I do one of the following in this order of progression over the years:
- Someone has my key and is in my home, and I want my key back.
- I take back my key from someone who has not return it.
- I receive back a key from someone.
- I have a key, but am looking for (and usually find) the keyhole for it.
The “someones” in these dreams were people that I had been in relationships with. Communication issues, usually the lack thereof and lies/secrets on their part, were the major issues of the relationships. These dreams occurred after these relationships had ended, and now looking back upon them, I see more to their meaning. Getting and receiving back my key has many meanings for me, among which the two most significant are: the “someone” letting go and me taking my power back. Now I also see it as me taking my voice back, since in those relationships I was not able to fully express myself because I would be shut down by the lies and verbal abuse.
Since the key dreams had ended, I have been much better at standing up for myself, expressing myself, and not engaging with those who choose not to communicate honestly and clearly, i.e. those who seek conflict interactions. Through coming into my power, coming into being able to communicate freely with others, relationships and interactions with others flow mostly harmoniously. I have my key that opens the way to fly free. >|<
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