Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, start all over again.
One of my favorite astrologers, the lovely Rob Breszny, says:
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Writing in *Earthwatch* magazine, Anne Marcotty Morris rhapsodized about her trek into Brazil's rain forest. The jungle is a fecund place, she said: "Several barbed seeds that had attached themselves to me on our walk into the forest had sprouted by the time we walked out." These fast-growing seeds happen to be an apt metaphor for the state of your psyche, Aquarius. You're a hotbed of lush fertility. Given that fact, I advise you to be very discriminating about which influences you give your attention to. Whether they're good or bad, empowering or corrosive, they will grow fast.
But - isn't that always true? Whatever we cultivate thrives, right? (By "we" I mean everyone, not just Aquarians.) One of my great teachers used to say that energy follows attention. Another way to say it: What goes around comes around. Joseph Campbell said: Follow your bliss. Isn't that more or less the same idea? The Golden Rule says it in a slightly different way. Dark and creepy begets more dark and creepy. Beauty begets beauty. Peace begets peace.
Of course there are fertile phases and fallow times, too, so I see what he's trying to convey. What he's saying is, right now more than ever, be the person you want to be. Dive head first into that which brings out the best, steer clear of the rest.
Last week was difficult. I engaged in a tremendous amount of flopping around. Consternation, worry, and regret kept tapping me on the shoulder, not only while I was awake but in my dreams, too. For a couple of days, it felt like there was no way out of that state of mind. I have no doubt that some barbed and poisonous seeds sprouted. They did not take root, however, thank God. The moon turned, the weather changed - who knows why - but things shifted.
With the image of my current state of fertility in mind, I'll be doubling and redoubling my efforts to cultivate buoyancy, cheerfulness, compassion, patience, and an open heart. Because that's who I want to be today, tomorrow and for the rest of this precious existence. Thanks for the reminder, Rob!
Ginger Rogers is so pretty. I love her bleached hair, high heels and great dress. But when Fred Astaire is dancing, I don't even see her. I am always completely fixed on him, on his dancing. Has anyone ever been so graceful?