I´m not sure, do we try to understand dreams here too?
Me diving with blue whales, one of them taking me in the mouth and carrying away, or rather the later was the plan... Me in the dream reflecting over the risks etc...?
I've had this book from Denise Linn "The Secret Language of Signs" for a while so I checked it out for "Whale". I don't look at it often but when I do I always find it quite interesting. Here is what it says:
- The whale uses sonar to tune in to the surrounding environment. The whale can be a sign of perception and intuition. Use your intuition to tune in to the situations in your life. This is a sign to connect with your instincts, creative intuition and psychic perceptions.
- The whale has tremendous power and strength and yet is gentle and considered non aggressive. You can access the inner strength within yourself and still be gentle and loving
- This sign may concern the size of something, as in a "whale of a job"
- The sign may be a homophone for "wail". Are you grieving or crying for help?
The carrying away can also indicate a necessary state of surrender?
Hope that helps!
Have you come across any stories about Matsyendra?
Legends vary, but from what I remember, they basically tell that when Matsyendra was born, an astrologer told the family he was cursed from being born under an inauspicious horoscope. His family didn't want to be involved with the bad luck so they tossed him into the ocean where a large fish swallowed him and carried him away.
During the time he was living in the fish, it swam around an island with an underground cave where Shiva was imparting some secrets of Yoga to his consort. Having overheard Shiva's teachings, he then practiced what he learned for 12 years (interesting astrological number... one full Jupiter cycle!) while continuing to live in the fish, and then came back out as an enlightened siddha master credited with some important early medieval texts on Yoga.
It could contain interesting symbolism about free-will-as-God's-will with regard to life born under difficult stars. And Ketu. Perhaps Jupiter too, as Jaimini associates Jupiter with SambaShiva or Shiva together with his consort, like he was in the cave. And it took Matsyendra one full Jupiter cycle to transform himself and emerge from his captivity in the sea.
I wander if he had a bandhana yoga which would reveal his captivity?
Just my two cents. It may, or may not, relate to what you were working with during the time of the whale dream.