Sunday, February 7, 2010

And Leeches Fell From the Sky

I had a dream the other night that it was raining leeches.  LEECHES!  Now I always have very strange dreams that rarely make any sense.  Most of the time I can't even describe what I dreamed about because if I remember it at all, it's usually just a sense of an emotion and a snapshot of a scene.  There's usually not a story-line so to speak where I can say, "first this happened, and then this, and this".  Every now and then I'll have one that does seem to flow more like a movie, and I can see where parts of the dream came from.  Like I can tell that a certain book I just read was responsible for this part or that part.  But this one?  Not a clue.  All I can really remember is that I was walking down a quiet road, no traffic in sight.  It must have been spring or summer, because the grass was bright and green, the air was clear, and the sky was really bright blue.  There were no clouds in the sky, and it was completely dry.  Which only makes the falling leeches that much weirder.  There were so many of them, just as many leeches as there would be raindrops if it were truly raining.  I had on a hoodie, and when they started falling, I just put my hood up and kept walking like it was no big deal.  WHAT?!?

I can assure you, if in real life I found myself under a waterfall of slimy, wriggling little blood-suckers, I would have a complete spaz attack.  Shrieking, shuddering, screaming, and probably some sort of "get these things off of me!" convulsions.  Yet in my dream, I was only mildly curious.  "Huh.  Would you look at that.  It's raining leeches." This could have to do with the fact that none of them were actually touching me.  It's not like I was dreaming they were all over me and I couldn't get them off.  They were just falling from the sky all around me.  (Gee, is that all?)  So of course I've got to see what kind of explanation those dream interpretation dictionaries come up with!  I have to admit I was surprised that "leeches" was even an entry.  I guess it's not so weird to dream about them. 

To see or be bitten by leeches in your dream, refers to something in your life that is draining the energy and vigor out of you. The dream may refer to people, habits, or negative emotions that are sucking you out of your vitality. Alternatively, if your body is covered in leeches, then you are feeling disgusted by your own body or repulsed by something you have done.

Well, that makes enough sense, but these weren't biting me or sucking my blood, so would it mean the same thing?  Another site has some other interpretations.

From Dream Interpretations Guide:
To dream of leeches, foretells that enemies will run over your interests.

If they are applied to you for medicinal purposes, you will have a serious illness in your family (if you escape yourself).
To see them applied to others, denotes sickness or trouble to friends.
If they should bite you, there is danger for you in unexpected places, and you should heed well this warning.

These guys are pretty ominous, huh?  Back up off my interests, enemies!  Couldn't dreaming of leeches have been a sign that I'm going to win the Powerball Jackpot this week or something?  Because I'm willing to run out and buy a ticket right now.
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  1. Okay, and I thought MY dreams were bad. I am very happy to keep MY dreams, now. ;-)

  2. I would say that since your weren't freaking out that you have inner strength that maybe you don't even know about. Maybe there is someone in your life who is trying to suck the life out of you but you aren't having any of it and are able to simply keep walking by?

    Or that sushi you ate the night before was bad.

    I've had a leech or two on me before and they are yucky. I would certainly freak out if they were falling from the sky, or anything else that might be falling from the sky that shouldn't be. Whenever I hear the word leech I think of the scene from Little House on the Prairie where Laura or Nelly got covered with them.

  3. Marvin - Yeah, I get some weird ones!

    Jen - Ooh, I like your interpretation. I've never had any contact with leeches, and hopefully I never will. I learned some stuff when I was looking for that image that really creeped me out!

  4. Honey,you are talking(not litterally)to an expert when it comes to female leeches,read my blog and learn,I've been researching them for 4 years now and so I have quite a tale to tell.You must have one or more in your life,but you seem to be above it all and not blinded to their tactics.That's awesome girl!Give me a 5 on the right hand side!