Where Were You in December 1994?

Today’s post comes from a series of recent dreams, along with some surprising follow-up that came through in last week’s intuitive coaching sessions. When exploring this dream information brought forth key moments in clients’ and friends’ lives, I began researching the astrology of late 1994 and found some potent alignments. Since this seems to be part of a larger pattern, I thought I’d share some of the dream and discoveries here.

I have always been a huge dreamer, both awake and asleep. My painted portal doors and “Schizandra and the Gates of Mu” all came through dreams, and dreams have guided my most important decisions since childhood. In fact, my waking life includes so many overt signs, symbols and surreal instant manifesations that it often feels more dreamlike than not. I set an intention before going to sleep one night last week, asking to find the most relevant time period that would answer my question.

I expected to land somewhere in May 1998 around the time of my traumatic brain injury, but the dream went further back to December 1994 — specifically, Christmas Break 1994. I had wisdom tooth surgery from which the doctors could not get me to return from anesthesia. The surgery itself was difficult, too, only removing my left, impacted wisdom teeth instead of the planned all four because those left ones took so much longer than anticipated. When I did not wake up, they called my dad into the room to let him know the next emergency steps. Apparently, I didn’t like the sound of those, because I woke up when they mentioned machines and coma.

Or at least, part of me woke up.

My recent dream revealed that another, very powerful part of me, remains dreaming in December 1994. This part accounts for the surreal way my life unfolds, including any fiction I write manifesting itself in “real” life. I considered that time period in my life and soon recognized it as the real crossroads that eventually led to my TBI.

A strange thing happened in sessions, though: on a hunch, I asked clients and friends what kind of decision points or life situations began to unfold in December 1994 and found that this period had heightened significance for many more people than just me. It seems a timeline rift occurred between late December 1994 and Summer 1995. Some people utilized that time to make huge, positive shifts in their lives, which put them directly onto their current life path. Others saw that time period as the beginning of a downward spiral leading directly to last week’s dilemmas.

My own exploration of that six months proved so fertile for me that I encouraged clients for whom that period had strong relevance to request more information in a dream or through signs and synchronicities. I also researched the astrology of that window and began to see that as a kind of “last call for awhile” for certain options. Pluto entered its home sign of Scorpio in November 1983 and crossed into the 29th (karmic) degree of Scorpio on December 17, 1994. It would remain in that most karmic degree of the most karmic sign until January 17, 1995, when it entered Sagittarius, then retrograding back through late Scorpio until November 1995 when it entered Sagittarius for good. In other words, December 17, 1994-January 17, 1995 marked a preview of the final time Pluto would transit Scorpio in any of our lifetimes.

An article on the Pluto in Scorpio generation independently and synchronously walloped a client and me over the head after a session. You can click here to read, “The Evolutionary Intention of the Pluto in Scorpio Generation: 1983-1995.” Although written for people born during that time frame, it does a nice job describing the overarching themes and energies of Pluto in Scorpio. A few highlights include: transmutation, metamorphosis, death and rebirth, power, sexual and spiritual energies, purification, abandonment, loss, betrayal, occult (hidden) wisdom, and the subconscious.

In addition to Pluto making final preparations to leave Scorpio, in December 1994, Uranus and Neptune were also preparing to separate from their ongoing conjunction in Capricorn (1991-1995). For me, personally, this period covered my entire college career. In larger themes, the wild, revolutionary, Aquarian energy of Uranus synched up with the dreamy, artistic, spiritually transcendent, ideal love, boundary-less, intuitive, and potentially addictive qualities of Neptune. This combo of Uranus and Neptune in Capricorn (ruled by gatekeeper/initiator Saturn), created intense subconscious pressure to change. Combined with the final degree of Pluto in Scorpio, decisions made (or avoided) during this time window created huge ripple effects.

Some people took decisive steps to prevent total burnout, while others rejected warnings of needed change. Authentic action (Uranus) seems to have been rewarded during that time, but actions motivated by fear (Saturn, Pluto) or delusion/confusion/addiction (Neptune) led to later crises. Not surprisingly, I learned that some people spiraled into patterns of drug abuse in late 1994 to early 1995. In my own life, I finished my very timely honors thesis called, “Milton’s Phoenix: Raphael, Poetry and Transmutation in Paradise Lost.”  In retrospect, I find it uncanny how that thesis exactly mirrored the energies of late 1994-Spring 1995. No wonder I won the UNC-English Department’s prize for best honor’s thesis!

Instead of trusting the alchemy and Uranian-Neptunian, Plutonic wisdom I learned through writing my thesis, though,  I pulled a classic Saturn refusal to change course. So many signs and dreams told me not to pursue graduate school, but I listened to my father’s threats and insistence that becoming an English professor was the only job I could ever do. I wound up enrolled in University of Chicago’s M.A. in English Language and Literature, which I began two months before Pluto left Scorpio for good.

It would take the disappointments and frustration of my Master’s degree, combined with more dreams, wild synchronicities and that fateful “Tower Card” 1998 TBI to get me back on track. Apparently, I was one of the lucky ones, because my course corrected fast. Others I spoke with last week continue dealing with the consequences of December 1994. Even if not conscious of any one event, people note areas of struggle that seem to stem from that period. It seems like an especially big time period related to current relationship longings and frustrations. The Royal Wedding also seems to have dredged up fairy tale notions of ideal love (Neptune) and/or the desire to escape current commitments that may have run their course.

Each person’s soul-ution will, of course, depend on where you were in your life during that time. Perhaps you already course corrected. Maybe you need to reclaim some part of your soul that took a different path. Perhaps you need to remind your then-self that you did have options, even if you couldn’t see them then. In the novel, “The Education of Oversoul Seven,” Jane Roberts/Seth do an excellent job showing how different aspects of our souls related to each other — and how healing one part heals and affects all the others in some way. Despite mainstream insistence otherwise, all time is NOW. We can and do influence previous, parallel and future versions of ourselves, whether or not we realize our own capacity and power.

This is a long post identifying a potent window of potential healing and opportunity. I cannot guarantee you’ll find any gems in your own December 1994-Summer 1995, but maybe the ideas in this article will trigger other memories or reclamation. I don’t know what you’ll do with the information, but please feel free to schedule a session if you feel something warrants further exploration. Not everything I write applies to everyone, but when I hear many accounts of a similar theme in the course of a short period of sessions, I figure this theme addresses more than just a few people. Blessings on the journey!



17 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by 1abserenity on May 29, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Thank you for sharing. I hope you can find your harmony now.

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  2. Thanks! Yes, it will be interesting to see how I fully integrate the Dreamer. At the very least, it should help with the fiction dilemma of everything I write coming true like in a dream. 🙂


  3. Posted by 1abserenity on May 29, 2018 at 8:47 am

    I was a young jazz and tap dancer for years up until that point. Our dance studio administration was taken over during that time. We went from doing tasteful high kicking rockette numbers wearing beautiful purple feathers at 14 – to doing chair dances on stage in booty shorts wearing black and white checkers.
    The freemasons took over and turned the dancing dreams into something else. I participated on stage in a chair dance in black and white and I had no idea it was ritualized. I then became aware of the problems of the world and quit dancing for joy. The passion ended and it wasn’t something I was ready for as a teenager. It took until I was 36 and my

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  4. Posted by Tracy Kruse on May 29, 2018 at 9:18 am

    I find this incredibly insightful and amusing. Dream walkers and time travelers swim the energy streams into transformation. The old ones, as you well know, work this magic in wonderous ways!

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  5. 1abserenity, thank you for sharing. Sounds like a potent time period of reclamation for you, too. Your comment cut off after “until I was 36 and my,” so I’m not sure where you were going. Sounds like you’ve already done some work around this time period. Continued blessings!


  6. Oh, yes! Thanks, Tracy. I keep meaning to email you. Hopefully, you’ve gotten the telepathic hello’s before the catch up. 🙂


  7. I love this post! Being a Dreamtracker I fully understand this process. I use dreams as vehicles that transform life. Born as a Pluto in Leo generation, and my Leo (11th) on the anaretic degree has performed as prescribed. ( 3 NDE’s (one in 1995) and and a huge disaster combined with recovery from an auto accident with TBI) I’ve corrected my course in 1963, 1991, 1995, and it seems to be standing still right now. Rather than resist, I’m letting the process begin the correction. I’ve been organizing/cleaning everything, a spiritual process of purification that often precedes big change. This time I’m ready, and aware! Again, I love this post! It’s nice to see another traveler on the Transformation Road!

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  8. Thank you, The Sage Lady! Yes, those NDE’s and TBI’s offer some rather major opportunities for course corrections. I feel a big change coming, too. Many blessings to you on the journey! 🙂

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  9. Posted by 1abserenity on May 29, 2018 at 11:09 am

    I wasn’t meant to continue the saga….

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  10. 🙂


  11. Posted by Barbara on May 29, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Wonderful post, Laura, thank you. No coincidence that I’ve been spending time pondering the years 1994/1995 through to the present and wondering just what the heck happened. Seems I may be verging on doing a repeat scenario and I appreciate so much knowing that the road I took in mid-1995 does not need to be traveled again! Time to integrate a New Dream! Love, B.


  12. and of course you know my story of 12/30/94 being the day i quit my first real job and made the first biggest life shifting decision to end a cycle of living life on conditioned cruise control of self sacrifice and over achieving to self nurturing and committing to soul growth.of course that would continually shift and there would be many more potent portals to come. and sync, as i read many more jane roberts/seth books right after quitting.

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  13. Also synch: I was just emailing you about a wild objective confirmation of diverging realities, and I popped over here to find your comment. ❤️

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  14. Posted by Elena on May 29, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Hi Laura! This was a very very interesting post. For me, December of 1995 was the start to a lot of chaos and personally painful situations that took me from being an honor role/ popular girl in high school, through many hospitalizations which I didn’t know were from Lyme disease until you confirmed that for me in a medical intuitive session, to my new path of working on a new career as a counselor focusing Jungian counseling and depth psychology… while learning about magick, healing, shamanism and so much more… 1995 really sucked but I guess it was worth it. Thanks for exploring this!

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  15. Thanks, Elena! I am so glad you’re on this path now. Yes, 1995 was a difficult year for many people. Did you mean December 1994 was the start of the chaos and painful situations? Just curious. Either way, I’m glad you’re reclaiming wonderful you!


  16. Posted by R. O’Laughlin on June 1, 2018 at 8:09 pm


    I had not yet read this post when I contacted you earlier this week. Wow wee this this period is significant in my life as well in a Major Way

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  17. Not surprised!


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