Q: I had a bad dream about a cobra snake. It was coiled around me, trying to bite me, but I fought it off. There were several women friends … who seemed to be friends in the dream … and they were having lunch.
D.V., Rumson A: Wow, with friends like these who needs enemies. Dreaming of a snake is not good. Snakes represent deceit and lying. As for the women attending, several means two, as in two-timing and two-faced. It seems that the cobra was trying to have you for lunch! These so-called friends did nothing to help you. Did they come to your aid? No, they watched as you were being suffocated. They obviously found the chocolate mousse to be more interesting. Unconsciously you know they are not your buddies. As you expressed so clearly, "they seemed to be friends.'' Dreams don't lie. But snakes representing false friends do. You are in touch with your feelings. My suggestion? Get new friends. Then you can bid a fond adieu to anymore snake scenarios. Q: In my dream, I am with a guy I met five years ago when he was in the military. I was in a bad relationship and he was there for me and I fell in love. Because of an illness in my family, I had to leave him and by the time I returned, he was shipped out. I found out later that he had gotten married. I miss him so much. I always dream that I find him and we are together, either hugging, kissing or making love to each other. I wake up happy, but sad that he's not here.
E.M., Freehold A: Soul connections come in many forms. We can feel totally comfortable and compatible with more than one love in our lifetime. The notion of "what could have been'' with someone is in the back of so many people's minds. Your sadness is deep and your dream state affords you an outlet for your suppressed sadness. Dreams like this are healthy. When confronted with everyday activities, our thoughts are scrambled in different directions. But, in the sweet dream mode, our mind allows us to re-create feelings of love, sexuality, passion and lust. We write our own scripts. You are projecting what your psyche requires, and that is the deep affection you feel for this lost love. You say, "I wake up happy.'' You created this happiness. Be grateful you can feel this. Also, if you're dreaming of him, he probably is doing the same. We can communicate telepathically, even in the sleep state. Psychically I feel you will hear from … or about … this person again. 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.