I had a visitor in a dream two nights ago… My nanny mare (in the midst of the cancerous marriage between our parents, she gave my siblings and I unconditional respite), Cocoa. In life she was big, beautiful and black… Often seen with us and neighborhood children hanging off of her while she grazed in the pasture. She didn’t need to be haltered to do this, it was like she knew how much we needed her.
In the dream, she and I were in the pasture at the homeplace. She was quite excited to see me and wanted to take me around the pasture like we had when I was young. I wasn’t able to jump on her back as my dream condition was represented by my current physical ability, so she walked with me to a place where I could easily get on her back. Once standing on the mounting block, she positioned herself close to make it easier for me. It is important to note that there was no bridle, no saddle… Just she and I, willing friends and partners to this exchange. I slid onto her back, nervous about my ability to remain seated but she had no doubts as she moved forward to where she wanted to take me. I was surprised at how easy it was, like I had never stopped riding! She stopped at one of our favorite places in the pasture, in the shade of the big river willows alongside an irrigation ditch where I (as a child) would play in the mud. I understand now that as an empath, water and dirt are very “grounding” and often the next best means of recharging our too often depleted energy.
One thing remarkable about her appearance in the dream?
She came as a very intense smoky blue.
All symbolism in this section was obtained from a Dream Dictionary (link included w/image below).
Horses, like dogs, represent urges and passions in ourselves that we have learned to harness or direct, and in general they represent positive things that are about to happen in a dreamer’s waking life. Horses suggest the sort of enthusiasm or feelings of well- being that can carry us through the day and through life.
Horses were often work animals on farms, and were highly valued. Dreaming of horses means you can tame your passions and, therefore, your will has control of your actions.
In what condition does the horse appear?
- well fed and groomed symbolizes a kind “task master” who really values your efforts.
- happily cavorting may be a visual pun for horseplay. Take care that no one accidentally gets hurt by your current jovial outlook.
The powerful and strong part of yourself – your faith and beliefs, ethics in life. Are you riding it and in harmony with it? If you are horseback riding, it suggests;
- that you are self assured and feel a sense of control in your daily life,
- a desire for a slower pace of life, riding (or sitting on) a horse indicates a coming rise in status.
To be mounting a horse indicates you will be well rewarded for work done.
To mount a horse bareback, you will gain wealth and ease by hard struggles.
Tame, working or domesticated horses in dreams therefore suggest energy and the sort of enthusiasm or feelings of well-being that can help to ‘carry’ you through the day.
Psychic powers emerging. Folklorically, horses are said to sense or see spirits and have foreknowledge, similar to dogs.
Traditionally, the color of the horse is also significant. Black horses are said to point out delays… though Cocoa was not black in the dream, she was BLUE.
To dream of the color blue symbolizes honesty, integrity, intelligence, dedication, solace, and divinity. You may be wanting to escape from the pressures of life. You have an extremely positive outlook on life and believe that you will experience only good in your future.
Blue is a cool, calming color, often used for relaxation and meditation. Historically, it bears associations with spirituality and is representative of truth, intellect, and justice. Within the world of dreams, blue is often thought to be a symbol of the conscious mind… may suggest feelings of well-being and tranquility.
- Faithfulness (e.g., being “true blue”).
- The color of the throat chakra, indicating matters of communication.
- Represents divine energy… the abode of the gods is often depicted as blue.
- The color of truth.
It represents moral values and high standards, open-mindedness, intellect and steadfastness of purpose, so, if you have decided on a particular course of action, its appearance in your dream may be a positive signal from your unconscious that you should trust your decision.
Blue smoke is connected to new projects. When this color appears in your dreams, it is probably a message from your subconscious telling you to relax, think things through and take things one step at a time. It indicates that you live wisely and with compassion. Blue stands for intellectual goals and insight, faith, and spiritual maturity.
Color Therapy: Blue has antiseptic, cooling, and constricting qualities. It supports healing in case of hyperthyroidism, sore throat, inflammation, fever, ear infection, mental exhaustion, nervousness, high blood pressure, and anxiety.
Depth Psychology: The color of “faraway places” and of infinity, blue is a symbol of faith, longing, and relaxation—but also of turning within, back to the true self, back to the “I.”
Based upon what resonated with me in the translation, the following is what I think Cocoa brought to me in the dream… I always love her presence as she is still as affirming in the ethereal realm as she was in the material.
You have an extremely positive outlook on life and believe that you will experience only good in your future. You have a desire for a slower pace of life… You will gain wealth and ease by hard struggles.
Positive things are about to happen in a dreamer’s waking life, your will has control of your actions.
Blue smoke is connected to new projects.
If you have decided on a particular course of action, trust your decision. Think things through and take things one step at a time. In matters of communication, speak only with divine energy…
There is a kind “task master” who really values your efforts, but take care that no one accidentally gets hurt by your current jovial outlook. You will be well rewarded for work done.
BTW? I have been translating dreams since late 80s and LOVE to do this as much as someone might enjoy working a puzzle. If you have a repetitive dream that is vexing you, please don’t feel shy about sending me a message on Facebook (link included in image above)? Teaching you how to analyze the mystery of your subconscious mind would be WARMLY WELCOMED!!