Imagine a desert: This can be a real desert you know, one you've seen in pictures, or a pure fantasy. Describe fully.
It's got cacti of many different varieties. The sand is golden tan. It is hilly. It is not too hot. There are some datura in bloom.
In this desert, there is a cube. How big is the cube? What color? What texture? What is it made of (if you can tell)? Is it solid or hollow (if you know)? How far is it from you? Is it sitting flat on the sand, or in some other position? Describe fully.
It is a cubic foot. Same [color] as the desert sand. Smooth, paper, hollow, three feet away, [sitting] flat.
Now, in the desert, there is also a ladder. What's the ladder made of? Where is it (in relation to the cube)? Approximately how many rungs does it have -- many, several, a few? Describe fully.
In the desert there is also a horse. What kind of horse it it? What color? Where is it? What is it doing? Does it have on a saddle or bridle, or not? If so, what kind? Describe fully.
An arabian I guess, chestnut brown, right here in front of me, tossing flies off with its mane. No [saddle nor bridle].
Somewhere in the desert is a storm. What kind of storm is this? Where do you see it? And does it affect the cuve, the ladder, and the horse, or not? If so, how? Describe fully.
Sand and wind, right here. What horse ladder and cube?
And finally, in this desert there are flower. Where are the flowers? Are there many, or a few? What color, what kind? Describe fully.
On the prickly pear cactus. On the ground. Few. Fuschia red. Maybe 5-10 petals short yellow stamen the flowers are about 2" across. They are shallow. The petals each start from the center white and gradually turn pink and then to red as they get out from the center.
cacti: difficult people
dunes (infered from hills): sensuality
not too hot: The time of day may indicate time of life, or portray the mood and "color" of this time in your life.
datura: no information given
humility, selflessness, objectivity, realism, intimacy, preciousness (as of stone or metal)
timidity, undervaluing of self, literal-mindedness, conventionality, concealment, pettiness
someone's adored child; may be narcissistic or self-indulgent
brown (infered from tan):
earthiness, warmth, conventionality
no information given
openness to suggestion, interest in the outside world
3 feet = distance from cube:
Your perspective on yourself. If the cube is very close, we may have little or no perspective on ourselves, and lack the capacity for self-observation that leads to both self-understanding and self-control. We may be naively identified with our personality and emotions, and that's fianlly as limiting as being out of touch with them.
metal: key word: practicality
what cube? = distance from cube:
How close you are to your friends
Away from the cube:
motto: "Don't fence me in."
key words: distant, private, self-sufficient
12, 13, 20 rungs: approximate number who people your personal world (i.e., who really matter)
height: Taller than cube (infered from 8 rungs vs. 1" cube):
Motto: "Friends in high places"
Key words: admiration, humility, service, opportunism
arabian: key words: elegant fire
brown: key words: normality, warmth
chestnut: warmth, passion, temper
naked: key word: erotic
right in front of you: no specific information given, however very likely meaning no life of his/her own. (Infered from "In the background. Key words: a life of his/her own. Also by your cube being 3 feet away while the horse is right in front of you. Perhaps also indicates you lack perspective on your lover.)
tossing flies off with its mane: no information given
wind: opposition, opportunity
dust devils (infered from sand and wind): key words: annoyances, psychological quirks
Out of sight (infered from "what horse ladder and cube"): key words: good fortune, denial
No effect (infered from "what horse ladder and cube") means the trouble isn't really major, and/or everyone is strong enough, separately or together, to get through it in good shape.
on prickly pear cactus: endurance; almost always signify children of divorce. They can also be stepchildren, or kids conceived or raised with difficulty of some kind [infertility struggles, domestic conflict, single parenthood, financial hardship, delinquency]. Or they may be work projects that were hard to bring to fruition, In almost every case, the feeling towards the Flowers is "It was worth it."
on ground: Not enough information. If scattered randomly: key words: on their own.
violet (infered from fuschia and pink): modesty, simplicity; reciprocated love, faithfulness
red: love or remembrance
yellow: unrequited love or jealousy
white: truth or fidelity
Interpretation confirmed as accurate by M1 on 19 June 2000.
She includes the following notes:
the "kids" are all the youths i been around in the past year.
and my nephew, or, more likely, many projects.
it's been sweet. (aren't the fruits of a prickly pear sweet?)
daturas smeell intensely whenthey bloom, intoxicating, you can ad lib this one.
i've beeen in a few deserts, this one's in arizona.
enlightening, since i need to restructure my love life.