I had gone to another planet and come back covered in bugs, especially flesh colored biting spiders. The spiders had made a nest in the back of my head and were reproducing quickly. 3 of my friends were helping me shower and get spiders off.
– Karena 32, Lafeyette, CO
Lauri: Going to another planet suggests that you must be feeling like you have been dealing with something that seems unfamiliar and "alien" to you. Has your personal world changed and now seems like foreign territory to you? All the bugs you came back with indicate that this recent "out of sorts" situation has left you with a lot of annoyances. The biting spiders are connected to something that you would say "really bites," or perhaps they are connected to someone's biting remarks about you or to you. The fact that they made a nest in the back of your head means this is something that is really on your mind lately AND it seems to be producing more irritating thoughts, just as the spiders were reproducing. Showering is the way your dreaming mind is telling you that you need to cleanse yourself of these thoughts. It seems you have some metaphoric cleansing to do... for your own peace of mind.
Karena replies: My son just turned 2 and I am pregnant again. I do feel in alien territory because he has made a big jump from being an infant to having the typical 2 year old opinions. I feel that our relationship has been strained and I'm trying to find my way as a parent all of a sudden. He is also getting really needy for my attention whenever we talk about a new baby coming into our family, which has me a bit worried. And on top of it, my parents and one of my friends are highly critical of the way that I parent. And they are very vocal about it - I have difficulty voicing my opinions to them especially when I am feeling vulnerable. Seems like you hit it on the head!