1- Both these images are symbols of the vortex, a representation of life and natural energy. There are usually conflicting energies in both. When they appear in dreams we are aware of the quality of power we have within.
The whirlpool will more properly represent emotional energy, while the whirlwind will suggest intellectual power.
2- Intellectually we may know that we have control over our lives, but arc caught up in an endless round of activity which appears to be unproductive but in fact contains a tremendous amount of energy.
3- A whirl of creativity lies ahead.
We must ‘roll with it’ and fully take advantage.