Q: A longtime friend of 16 years (of the opposite sex), moved to N.C. last year and has not been in contact since. In my dream, he called to tell me he was coming home next year. He wasn't happy where he was. I asked him three times, "Who is this?" Even though I asked the question, it seems I knew who it was. At the same time, there was someone yelling my name outside, so I decided to look. Two bats, or what seemed to be bats (very large and furry) … one red, the other black … came toward me. As I ran back inside, one became stuck in the door. I saw the person who was yelling my name: It was a girl I had gone to school with and haven't seen in 30 years. She was riding in an ATV. My friend was talking seriously on the phone and I seemed to be distracted by everything else around me.
~ LAS, Down the Shore A: This is a dream of love, regret and forces behind the scenes. This "friend," I suspect, is more of a love interest. You asked him three times, "Who is this?'' But you knew exactly who he was. He hasn't called you in a year and now he wants to talk? You weren't ready to hear the seriousness of the conversation and you were deliberately giving this person a hard time. The bats symbolize rebirth or danger. These flying creatures were large and furry, almost benign (stuffed-animal in appearance) and not menacing to the eye, but under the surface, the red bat had ulterior motives … jealousy and revenge. The red bat is his significant other. Its color represents her anger. She is chasing you, wanting to get you. You were saved when she (or the red bat) became stuck in the door. The black bat, symbolizing sorrow and death, represents your friend. He tried to save you. The red bat, in attack mode, beat him to the punch. Your friend is remorseful and misses you. The girl you haven't seen in 30 years represents you. Where is that girl and her old-fashioned values? The ATV vehicle screams, "I will not be taken for a ride by this person." Lastly, the number three is very significant. Two's company, three's a crowd as in a love triangle. You have unresolved business with this man. Your dream is warning you: Do not get involved with someone who is involved. Dangerous liaisons are that very thing … dangerous. If you are wondering what your dream could mean, e-mail your recollections to psychic@psychic barbaramackey.com. Be concise (no more than 100 words) and include your name or initials and town. I will do my best to answer your questions. On The Run magazine Humorology columnist and psychic Barbara Mackey is available for private readings. Call (732) 262-7519 or visit barbaramackey.com. Mackey, a 25-year veteran of TV and radio, will appear from 8 to 9 a.m. Sept. 28 on WOBM (92.7 FM) with Shawn Michaels and Sue Moll.