Our early ventures into spirituality may make us feel powerless, and at the mercy of all the elements. This can be symbolized by the tornado. However, within the centre there is peace and tranquillity. While a tornado can be very destructive, interestingly it can also bevery cleansing and it is in this context that it is often met on a psychological level. It sweeps all in front of it, but after its passage there is the potential for new life and new beginnings. A tornado appearing in a dream is a symbol of violent energy of one sort or another. Often it is emotions and feelings against which we feel powerless. It is a recognizable symbol of energy, which has turned in on itself, and has therefore become destructive. Consult the entries for Weather and Wind for additional clarification.