We really don’t know what we’re getting into when we fall in love with another. We fall under the spell of love, we fall for someone trustworthy, kind and true, and trust that no matter what comes our way, the tender feelings we have for one another, like a womb, will insulate and protect us from what inevitably comes next. Given the right person, barring a criminal history or other red flags, it would be silly to think it’s not worth the risk. Love is the ultimate reality, and many know God is Love, too.
We take a vow, make a commitment to our Love, to love, honor, respect in sickness and in health…and a host of other potentials. What comes next…is hard. It can happen five months down the road, or five years. The inevitability of love is that eventually something will challenge it in the deepest way. When something devastating, difficult or unexpected happens, we are forced to trace backwards how it “got this bad”. Maybe we can start to see how poor communication, piled up resentments, a mutual unwillingness to have an honest conversation contributed to this. Maybe we never thought that letting that same argument go (over and over) could erode the attraction and affection we have for each other, let alone the very center of our union. A failure to adequately resolve what is happening in the present creates the atmosphere of living under a volcano. And these oppressed emotions and unspoken words are like time bombs. Read more
Lord knows, life can be dull and routine at times. Even when we’ve got a schedule full of things we (basically) like doing, we can get stuck in a rut. Adulthood can do that to you, though with natal Saturn Gemini joined my Cancer Sun, as a child I was the little adult, the responsibilities, weight of the world stealing my sunshine. But as a child I also remember looking forward to this time of year. School got out. It was summer break, a three month break from the ho-hum of same stuff, different day. Restless and bored, ready as a bottle rocket to burst out the school door, as a kid I knew if I couldn’t make the world brand new again, summer could.
Now I know astrology’s divine hand was behind it all, guiding our lives as naturally as the seasons do. Read more
Losing all sense of time and space can be a welcome and necessary reprieve for the busy-ness of our material world. Staring at the ceiling for hours can be therapeutic for someone who needs to reflect, slow down and inwardly process, as can losing one’s self in the inner world of our emotions, fantasies, dreams. After a stressful experience, most of us need the healing power of Neptune’s sleep – we need to leave our earthbound consciousness behind for a while. We all need to dip into Neptune’s waters of “just being” from time to time, as a measure to the time we spend doing. We all need to dip into our Soul, if only to remind our Self that we are an Eternal Soul.
Yet as with all archetypes, Neptune can be as much friend as foe, and we humans have free will to do as we please with our Neptune. Read more
If you’re a sensitive you may be feeling foggy, spacey or tired this week as Friday’s Sagittarius lunar eclipse squares Neptune, the planet of sleep, dreams, spirituality, consciousness, deception and self-undoing. Neptune, like Twelfth House planets, is accompanied by that vague and fuzzy, dazed and confused feeling. If we want to nail down anything, a relationship or health problem, we won’t be able to. We can’t see very far into the future. Nay, we may only barely be able to see the next few feet in front of us. Read more
As someone with a very un mainstream career, when people ask what I do for a living, what I call myself (at this point either: writer, astrologer or health coach), sadly, is determined by what is most likely to merit the least amount of judgment from others. Being so firmly planted “outside the system” has put me in the position of getting a bird’s eye view about what and who people, and our world, values — and what I’ve learned is painful. While I have followed purposeful calling(s) that allow me to offer my gifts to the world and they reflect my values, over and over I revisit the fact that my values and the mainstream’s values are not the same. I often learn this through that universal form of valuation: money. Read more
A friends of my friends are in newly committed relationships. After the heady high of romance, things can get rocky. From listening to their stories, I’m reminded of the challenges a relationship faces during that precarious and magnificent time when two people decide to merge hearts & lives.
John and I quickly decided we couldn’t live without each other; time was made irrelevant by the fact that we had found our other half. There is no more glorious feeling than finally finding the one you love. Cue: angel wings and the horns of heaven. So why then was the first year of our relationship so fraught with dramatic fights, fears and cry-fests (mostly mine)? Read more