A couple of weeks ago I asked some friends for suggestions of dream symbols they’d like to see me discuss here. One of the most unusual was “An eggplant as a guardian angel.” Often when I hear a dream my mind goes to word play, so one of the first things I thought of was “egg plant,” or a plant that grows eggs. Eggs in dreams often represent wholeness, potential, new projects, and new ideas. So when I imagine dreaming of an egg plant as my guardian angel, I understand that I’m protected by my own potential, by my own wholeness, and by my ability to create and be inspired by new ideas.
As my friend mentioned when she suggested the symbol, whenever a dream shows a specific food in a favorable light (and what could be more favorable than a guardian angel?) it’s a good idea to consider adding that food to my diet. Eggplant is a good source of antioxidants and vitamins (read more here and here) , and so my dream might be telling me I need more of those in my diet.
Since the French word for eggplant, aubergine, is also the name of the purple color of the skin of many varieties of the eggplant, I would look for ways to bring that color into my life, to remind me of my potential and my creativity.