I had a dream the other night and it's driving me crazy that I can't remember anything about it other than it involved us owning a kangaroo. Yes, a kangaroo! Weird, huh? I really wish I could recall the details because I'm sure it would be entertaining. Meanwhile, just for fun, I thought I'd do some digging on the meaning of kangaroos in dreams.
I looked online and found several interesting interpretations.
To see a kangaroo in your dream refers to maternal and paternal protection. You may be expressing your nurturing and mothering nature. Perhaps, you are being too overly protective. Alternatively, a kangaroo symbolizes aggression. If the kangaroo is hopping, then the dream is analogous to how you jump from one thing to another. You lack the ability to stick to one thing. To dream that a kangaroo attacks you indicates that your reputation is being called into question.
If your dream consists of seeing or being near a kangaroo then this shows that in some part of your life their is a huge need to care and mother someone close to you. If you dream involves baby kangaroos and you see them in a pouch then this can show that you need to act more softly with co-workers. Make sure that you use conflicting approach within business meetings. Kangaroos which are their original colour also signify the natural world and time planes, therefore your actions within this world are important to your spiritual development going forward.
To see a kangaroo in your dreams, you will outwit a wily enemy who seeks to place you in an unfavorable position before the public and the person you are striving to win. If a kangaroo attacks you, your reputation will be in jeopardy. If you kill one, you will succeed in spite of enemies and obstacles. To see a kangaroo's hide, denotes that you are in a fair way to success.
A couple of these could apply to what's going on in my life, but others wouldn't seem at make sense at all.
For instance: If your dream involves baby kangaroos and you see them in a pouch then this can show that you need to act more softly with co-workers. Make sure that you use conflicting approach within business meetings. makes no sense because I don't work outside the home and have no co-workers. I do however have an underling so maybe it's telling me to act more softly with the ten year old. And, we did have somewhat of a conflict last week over a mis-communication of a summer reading assignment. I ratted him out to his parents and in return received a glare that if looks could kill, I'd be 6-feet under right this minute. So, maybe my kangaroo is Eddie needing a softer approach?
There's this one: If the kangaroo is hopping, then the dream is analogous to how you jump from one thing to another. You lack the ability to stick to one thing, which makes me laugh. Do you have any idea how many unfinished projects I have? And while I'm not really feeling overly anxious over their incompletion, I am irritated with myself when I think about them.
And there's this one: Kangaroos which are their original colour also signify the natural world and time planes, therefore your actions within this world are important to your spiritual development going forward, might be significant because of recent changes my husband and I have made. It's not something I've written about here but is something that I want share. But that's for another blog on another day.
The one that probably makes the most sense however is this: To see a kangaroo in your dream refers to maternal and paternal protection. You may be expressing your nurturing and mothering nature. Perhaps, you are being too overly protective. and this: If your dream consists of seeing or being near a kangaroo then this shows that in some part of your life their is a huge need to care and mother someone close to you. These interpretations seem reasonable because of two major "things" going on with our family right now.
First, my youngest son finally had the opportunity to purchase a used car. His elation over acquiring a car was quickly dampened when we discovered some significant problems with it. Having spent all his money on the purchase of the car, there was nothing left for repairs. We did what we could to help out and a generous loan from a not-to-be-named person allowed him to fix the car. Imagine his disappointment and angst when he discovered this past weekend that a problem still seemed to exist. His dad and I have both been sick with anger and frustration that all this was happening and there was nothing we could do to help. Our parenting skills were even brought into question (at least in our eyes) because we allowed and even encouraged him to purchase this automobile. So, yes, this could be my kangaroo.
Second, and even more likely to be my kangaroo, is my eldest son and his desire to move forward and make changes in his life. Ian has decided to return to Knoxville, not to attend school, but to live. I have no problem with that part, in fact I think it's good for him because he has friends up there, a church he enjoys, and even an apartment and a roommate. What he doesn't have is money in the bank or a job lined up. That is what is scaring me to death. I worry that he's going to starve or that his aging car will die. I am concerned that he will have trouble making student loan payments and wonder if he's truly ready to take over responsibilities like paying rent and utilities in addition to car insurance and phone bills, all things that up until now have been provided by us. Ultimately I know that it's no longer my call and it's time to let him move on. I also know it's time to stop thinking of him as the little boy who needs mom and dad to guide his moves. I need to be confident in how we raised him and trust him to make good decisions. But, it's so hard!!
So, who knows who or what the kangaroo in my dream was. For all I know it was just the result of something I saw on TV or read in a book, or it could have been the late night snack of strawberry ice cream. For now, I'm just going to accept it and look at it as a positive thing because it's forcing me to think outside the box and examine what's going on in my life, my head, and my heart.