It's a still picture like painting ... in the background is a whirlwind, in the middle ground is a calm everyday scene with people, dogs and cats, birds,trees and houses and shops ... however all the people in the scene have something pointing skywards, an arm or a finger, hair standing on end or a scarf pointing up etc. ... strangely nobody seems to notice this unusual phenomenon and continue their daily lives normally ... in the foreground is a table with three animals playing cards ... the three animals are a white crow, a black cat and a grey owl ... none of the animals seem affected by the phenomenon.

Does anyone have an explication ?

asked 25 Jan '12, 00:24

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blubird two

edited 02 Feb '12, 04:12

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wow! cool dream, symbolic or what. You never mentioned any feelings regarding dream. How did you feel when seeing the whirlwind, or animals etc?

(26 Jan '12, 07:34) alsorts
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The whirlwind means upheavel, troubles...a stirring up of something, or a force you cannot stop. The peaceful scene of people and animals not noticing what is coming, is the feeling that you know something is about to happen and others don't realize it, or you have been holding a secret that you are afraid will unleash upon others. I'm a completely amateur dream interpreter, but I have fun with it and others say I am pretty accurate. Best wishes.....


answered 25 Jan '12, 16:58

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i also agree about the whirlwind lee Ann:

(25 Jan '12, 17:18) white tiger

I had a dream of a whirlpool long time ago with a blue hose wrapped around me and trying to pull me in. After a long struggle I got out of it and did not let it to drown me. The future showed all kind of struggles coming my way and with a lot of struggles I got out of them. Maybe, whirlwind is the same as whirlpool.

(26 Jan '12, 00:14) behnam

pool is water wind is the air. samething different elements.

(26 Jan '12, 02:51) white tiger
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anny feeling about it? whirlwind his a tornado. people feel its there but they do not know it. in the sky. or up. animal playing cards: make me think about this painting: Dogs Playing Poker refers collectively to a series of sixteen oil paintings by C. M. Coolidge, commissioned in 1903 by Brown & Bigelow to advertise cigars.[1] All the paintings in the series feature anthropomorphized dogs, but the nine in which dogs are seated around a card table have become derisively well-known in the United States as examples of mainly working-class taste in home decoration. Critic Annette Ferrara describes Dogs Playing Poker as "indelibly burned into ... the American collective-schlock subconscious ... through incessant reproduction on all manner of pop ephemera."[2] has for the animal symbology: white his pure colors: White is purity, cleanliness, and innocence. Like black, white goes well with almost any color. crow: Crows are sometimes considered to symbolize an omen. They can be good or bad depending on the context they are being used in and what culture is talking about them. Since they are in the same family as the raven they are often associated with death and darkness.

Read more:

being white it is a good omen.

black cats :The gambling world is afraid of black cats: it is believed that if, while traveling to a casino, a black cat crosses a gambler's road or path, that person should not go to the casino; most players believe that black cats bring bad luck.

they can also mean luck or a witche familiar. how do you feel about the black cat?

grey howl:The Great Grey Owl is the Divine symbol of Maya, the Great Mother. Its symbolism is reminiscent of the Snowy Owl, the favoured animal of Achaea's past Creator, Sarapis, from Whom Her role as Supreme Creatrix was passed. Rumour has it that Maya sometimes appears to mortals in the form of Her owl, seeing through its eyes. again how do you feel about the grey howl?

number 3:In the first three numbers, all of the others are synthesized. From the union of oneness and duality (which is its reflection), that is, from triad, proceed all of the other numbers, and from this primordial triangle all figures derive.

There is also, for traditional civilizations, a direct relationship between numbers and letters of the alphabet, to the point where, with many alphabets, numbers were represented by letters, and had no special signs of their own. This is not the case with the early American cultures, which knew no alphabet, but we wish to call attention to this correspondence because not only the alphabetical code, but the numerical one, as well, describe all reality: that is, everything that is numerable or namable–in the sense of "ciphers," harmonious measures, "proportions"–in sum, the totality of the cosmos, of the knowable.

This threeness or triad, has always been considered sacred–like oneness, duality, and all numbers–by virtue of its very properties and particular attributes. These properties and attributes are manifested in its threefold nature, which of itself is the inevitable expression of a principle, an archetypal fact, that solidifies in a series, as a representation of ideas and energies that materialize in magical, mysterious fashion while obeying precise, universal laws, which the numerical codes and their geometrical correspondences symbolize.

This symbol a triad or trinity. It is a symbol of the unity of body, mind and spirit. The symbol is of universal significance - it is found throughout history and all over the world. It was popularized early in this century by the Russian-born artist, philosopher and scientist Nicholas Roerich. ( It can be interpreted in many different senses: spirit/mind/body in a circle of synthesis; past/present/future enclosed in the ring of eternity; art/science/religion bound in a circle of culture.

The oldest of Indian symbols, Chintamani, the sign of happiness, is composed of this symbol and it can be found in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. It appears in the Three Treasures of Tibet; on the breast of the Christ in Memling’s famous painting; on the Madonna of Strasbourg; on the shields of the Crusaders and coat of arms of the Templars. It can be seen on the blades of the famous Caucasian swords called "Gurda" and on the swords of Japanese nobility.

It appears as a symbol in several philosophical systems. It can be discovered on the images of Gessar Khan and Rigden Djapo; on the "Tamga" of Timurlane and on the coat of arms of the Popes. It can be seen in the works of ancient Spanish painters and of Titian, and on the ancient ikon of St. Nicholas in Bari and that of St. Sergius and the Holy Trinity. It appears on the coat of arms of the city of Samarkand, on Ethiopian and Coptic antiquities, on the rocks of Mongolia, on Tibetan rings, on Buddhist banners, on the breast ornaments of all the Himalayan countries, and on the pottery of the Neolithic age.

The symbol of the triad or trinity has existed over immeasurable time and throughout the world. It can be understood as a key to the integrity and interdependence of all existence. you can read more on the link:

but you should find out for your self blubird because with symbology the symbole can mean different thing from one person to the other and how you feel about it play a part in it also. so it can change the meaning from one person to the other.


answered 25 Jan '12, 01:17

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you are welcome blubird one that seek will find. experience and enjoy.

(25 Jan '12, 15:29) white tiger

I dunno about meaning, but I like it! Reminds me of the scene in Pirates 4 just before they enter the chamber where the fountain of youth is stored, the water begins floating upwards defying gravity.

Before I say anything else, let me say this: Interpreting dreams is an effort that relies ultimately on the dreamer to decide what 'feels right' or not. There are countless different interpretations that could come from one dream scene, and so as an outsider the best an interpreter can do is work with what they know about the dreamer, and try to relate symbolism that they feel would be most relevant from the perspective of the dreamer. When it comes down to it, only the person who had the dream can say what it did or didn't mean.

To answer more directly, working with the context that you're asking on a spiritual site and my interpretations of the things you would/wouldn't relate to dreams:

First, you'll notice when you hear about powerful spiritual events they're often accompanied by heat, warmth, an upward wind, light, lightnings, etc. I've heard and seen a few accounts of winds lifting people's hair on end during certain events. There are even people in this community who have reported having gusts of wind surround them while they asserted to be being visited by "The Holy Spirit". These is a very common recurring theme, and seems relevant here.

So I'd start out by saying I think this image is of a place, time, or concept wherein the creatures were more spiritually powerful than what we consider normal. Perhaps an addendum, not necessarily exclusive of the first concept: They are pointing at something. Not to sound like a smartass, but sometimes there is nothing more elusive than an obvious fact. Especially when it comes to dreams, sometimes people will often try to come up with extremely convoluted answers for something that was intended by the dream to be very simple. [There was supposed to be a question here, which was "What was in the sky in the midground, before the whirlwind was there anything, what color was it, etc.]

Next you mention 3 animals playing cards. 3 being the 'magical' number that it is has many potential connotations. The different colors and species are interesting to note, and the fact that they are competing but not "fighting" [as far as mortal combat is concerned]. Owls, cats, and crows are all creatures of wisdom and cunning. The three shades of black/white combinations is interesting. Since they are in a competition I'd say it's probably not the trinity, more likely an example of a balanced state of opposites.

Personally I believe dreams are basically our subconscious (or the higher consciousness) trying to "mime" us a message. Since they are trying to speak through our minds, they can only use concepts that we understand. This is what leads me to make comments like "'Outsiders' who are trying to speak through a 'host' or a 'channeler' are limited by the language abilities and thought processes of the 'host', and as such 'direct channeling' can often lead to severe misinterpretations on what messages the 'outsider' or 'other' is trying to convey.

So anyway, if you'd like more feedback you need to provide more information. As much detail as you retain in your memories of the dream.


answered 25 Jan '12, 01:20

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edited 25 Jan '12, 01:26

yes i totally agree with you snow nobody then the dreamer know about the symbol and how he feel about it. it could even be about is current state of being. white black grey. he will have to decipher that for him self.

(25 Jan '12, 01:29) white tiger

@bluebird two: I didn't mean any disrespect or anything. To me dreams and visions are one and the same, just sometimes their sources are different. ^_^y There definitely wasn't any negative connotations to my terminology.

(25 Jan '12, 01:34) Snow

This is the first thing that popped into my mind. (I haven't read the other answers yet).

You believe that you are from another star system and you have been waiting for some sort of a sign or confirmation regarding this.

With this dream, you believe that this could be that confirmation that you have been waiting for. By posting it her you are conducting a test to see if one of us will suggest that idea.

Now I am not exactly suggesting that I believe that you are from elsewhere. This is the impression that awakened in my mind when I read the question.

I guess the only use that my answer will serve is that if this impression is correct, then perhaps this dream is in-fact a reminder of your true origin here.


answered 25 Jan '12, 17:27

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He he he.... That could explain why I enjoyed the movie Star Wars so much.

(26 Jan '12, 02:34) The Traveller

From a Christian perspective, whirlwinds can be powerful (Acts 2:2). A painting speaks of an image that will be around for a while, but not forever. The calm middle ground speaks of the eye of a cyclone. Pointing or looking upwards speaks of looking to heaven. However, people may know about heaven, but they don't want heaven to interfere with their lives. Playing cards in the foreground speaks of gambling with salvation. White crow = religion, deception. Black cat = witchcraft, rebellion. Grey owl = mixture of true religion (Bible) and false religion (human wisdom). The animals are not moved because they wan't your life to stay the same. The animals speak of demonic spirits. A whirlwind speaks of shaking. Jesus is trying to get your attention. In prophetic circles, 2015 is the year of the whirlwind and the year of the dove (Holy Spirit). You need salvation.

Does this interpretation of another dream help?

I [not me] recently had a dream in which I was watching the Godzilla movie in the theater along with my sister. As the movie progressed, I noticed (when I was awake) that everything was set in the 90's, and that none of the actors tha actually played in the movie appeared. Halfway through the movie Godzilla broke in to the theater from the screen. Sun light shone across the entire room as everyone remained completly calm, not even surprised that a 500 foot lizard stood before them. He looked like the new model except his spine was blue,sorta looked like the ice crystals in the movie Frozen (which you must see if you haven't). Then suddenly Godzilla took this womans baby and ran out frantically as headed into the city. The lady then screamed like a demented lunatic, yet even that wasn't enough to move the audience.

Then out of the blue a fat, middle aged Captain America rose from his seat and proclaimed to the lady that he will find her baby. Some more time passes, and I was starting to stir around until the fat Captain America returns on a lawnmower, empty handed. He notifies the woman that he couldn't find her baby, which in turn she began to cry. Then as if to reciprocate her, he burst out crying as well. Then all of us returned to watching the movie on the theater screen, which looked complety unaffected despite the fact Godzilla had previously broke inside from there, leaving it completly deteriorated in pieces.

Anyone else dream somthing as weird or even weirder?

Interpretation through pg:

Godzilla = beast or false god theater = church halfway = tribulation calm = false peace [Jer 8:10-11] new model = at present or near future ice crystals, blue, spine = frozen with fear screen = entertainment Sun light = warning from God sister = Christian baby = new Christian scream = doesn't have authority fat = not a warrior Captain America = warrior in the church but doesn't have authority proclaimed = false prophecy lawnmower = ineffective warfare crying = this church cannot help

They returned to watching the movie oblivious to what had happened.


answered 21 Jul '15, 04:00

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Land of Oz

edited 23 Jul '15, 02:00

Hi @Land of Oz I'm nicely surprised to see someone interested in one of my questions (blubird two and jaz are the same person) ... now reading the question again I get the clear impression of a powerful but subtle whirlwind people feel ... "you need salvation" hmm

(21 Jul '15, 07:09) jaz

every single one of us sees life from a different angle @Land of Oz your answer adds fodder so thanks for the feedback

(23 Jul '15, 00:20) jaz

well @Land of Oz my interpretation is very different to yours now I perceive the vivid dream as being pleasant and has depth to it ... Godzilla for me is an offspring of king kong a giant gorilla who's only intention was to protect a beautiful young maiden but who was perceived by humans as being dangerous.

(23 Jul '15, 03:06) jaz

Jaz, if Godzilla smashes into a building it is not to protect people but to harm them. I think your dream is about people being plugged into 'the matrix.' Not even a whirlwind or Godzilla can get people to unplug from the matrix. The man in this video was an atheist until God gave him a dream. Live long and prosper.

(23 Jul '15, 19:12) Land of Oz

I've wandered into a Land of Paradox @Land of Oz, a situation that exhibits contradictions and inexplicable aspects, I prefer to choose an agreeable and harmonious interpretation of my dream :) please note this definition of paradox in the Urban Dictionary; "you can't change who you are unless you want to, but whether you want to is part of who you are."

(23 Jul '15, 23:50) jaz
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Even though this dream occurred years ago, it does hold a message that is, in a sense, timeless. I cannot say with certainty that my interpretation is one that will apply to you personally. That is for you to determine based on the meanings you ascribe to each of the symbols that 'you' have written into the dream.

Most of elements included in this dream are not uncommon. Common symbols utilized by various 'dreamers' often convey a similar meaning. There are, however, variations that each individual will need to consider as they relate to his or her own life and circumstances. I can only suggest one interpretation that may or may not resonate with you.

Your presentation of the dream is very clear which generally makes it easier to interpret. The paintings shows a certain order and progression, which suggests a mind that approaches life in a logical way, relying primarily on the intellect when it comes to determining and decision making. In your dream, there are three separate areas to consider, each containing distinct symbols. There is a background with a 'whirlwind', a middle ground with people pointing upward, and a foreground with 'three' animals (playing).

These three areas may or may not be symbolic in and of themselves. They might convey some idea about past, present, and future. This may signify something having to do with where you have been, where you are now, and where you are headed. These three areas may also be symbolic of concepts you have about 'spiritual matters' whirling around in the background of your mind, while you stand in the middle 'looking' for answers, and at the same time dealing with your 'animal' instincts. Whether or not these possibilities apply to you or not is for you alone to determine. I only suggest them as examples of the ways in which you are able to "explore" your dreams.

Here is my interpretation. The whirlwind represents the idea of being confronted with new concepts, belief systems, and theories that are coming at you at a fast pace and from a source that does not readily resonate with the logical mind. As these new ideas 'whirl around in your head, you may feel a little apprehensive about being 'drawn up' into this whirlwind. The other people in the painting are indicative of those who are easily swayed by any new idea that comes along and are clearly ready and willing to believe whatever. They will be pulled up into this whirlwind as indicated by the "scarf".

The crow, the cat, and the owl, however represent a preference that is more in tune with your particular way of thinking. The crow symbolizes a messenger, one that is able to see things from different perspectives. The fact that it is white (light, knowledge) symbolizes a desire (preference) for the clear and logical answers that satisfy your curiosity, symbolized by the cat. It happens to be a black cat, which brings superstition into the picture.

Those of us who have a tendency to rely on the intellect and the logical reasoning mind will often discount ideas based in superstition. Superstitious beliefs, however are just as valid as any other belief and as such will play a role in creating the mass reality that we all perceive. Therein is the message conveyed by the owl, which has long been a symbol of wisdom. The fact that it is gray, is telling you not to see the world as black or white. In other words, don't reject information simply because it doesn't fit into some preset concept or belief structure.

You dream begins with a whirlwind of ideas and ends with the wise owl that considers all available information in order to determine and thus choose its own 'personal truth'. Again, this is only one way to interpret your dream. There are certainly other possibilities. The thing to remember is that you are the writer, director and producer of all your dreams in which you play the lead. This makes you the best person to interpret your own dreams. Hope this helps.


answered 03 Aug '15, 11:58

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yes @i4cim2b your interpretation is very near to how I now feel, that it's timeless, the whirlwind is the energy that motors the physical, the people scene is everyday life and the animal triad is the path towards light, whatever that means :) The Urban Dictionary on "lights" says something referring to the female equivalent of owl city, and that owls take advantage of darkness ...

(06 Aug '15, 02:19) jaz
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