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Dreaming of escaped zoo animals

Dreaming of escaped zoo animals

Dear Janet Louise,
I dreamed we lived in a home that was on the grounds of a zoo. One day the animals all escaped from their enclosures and were roaming all over the place. We had to close the doors and windows of the house, especially the garage door which was remote-controlled. The animals were making a lot of noise and we had to help the zoo people round them up. I can remember feeling quite scared.

Eventually we made a path for the animals to go down, by putting up fences so that they had an aisle to walk down. The animals came down the passageway together: bears, tigers, alligators, lions, giraffes and so on. They didn’t seem bothered by each other’s presence. The hardest animal to get to go down the aisle was a silverback ape. He was beautiful and seemed to think he was too important to be following all the other animals. He eventually let me hold his hand and walk with him down the aisle back into his enclosure. What does this dream mean?

TS, by email

Dear TS,
I can tell there is an overwhelming sense of freedom being lost here. You are not in control of your waking life and there is chaos and confusion everywhere. It’s time to address a situation that is in need of clarity. You have amazing talents that are craving to be recognised. Be yourself and break out to show what you are capable of. Believe in yourself and stick to your decisions. You are dying to explore, to be mischievous and, in particular, you have a strong desire to break free sexually. A wee warning – be careful. You may be being deceived by someone who is close to you.

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About Janet Louise

In her weekly column, Janet endeavours to offer insights into our subconscious, as well as provide some guidance and advice for those seeking spiritual guidance. She believes we are forever seeking clarity and understanding, and that often our dreams enable us to see more clearly the options that are presented to us. In her column she clarifies those options and offer direction.

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