Friday, October 8, 2010
Never a dull moment
Buckle your seatbelts, people. Today Venus goes retrograde. According to all the astrologers who make sense to me, the next few weeks could be exciting - that is, if you don't mind shining light into the dark corners of your heart.
As if anyone enjoys mucking about in the shadows! For heaven's sake.
I've been toying with a variety of different mantras to keep myself centered as I navigate the twists and turns of my own labrynthine heart. Once upon a time I would have adopted a strategy best described by that old cold war phrase Duck and Cover, but I'm braver than I used to be.
In addition to the dramas being played out among the planets, the spirits are out and about as they always are in October in DC. They are so vivid this year, particularly the ghosts of soldiers who died in battle. The consensual reality manifestation of this year's hauntings includes the fallout from last summer's discoveries that, at Arlington National Cemetery, there are a number of soldiers who were buried under the wrong headstones. Last spring, a bunch of discarded tombstones were found lying in Rock Creek. The Dead really like being remembered and honored. It's a problem.
When energy moves, there is inevitable chaos, but also possibilities for growth and healing. It really helps to remain grounded if you can. I plan to keep my feet on terra firma, my heart well centered in the middle of my ribcage, and my crown open to divine love and wisdom, repeating a gentle version of my friend Donald's words:
May I dwell in beauty, balance, and delight
May I see with clear eyes and an open heart
May I dare to walk the path unfolding before me
And love beyond all reason.
May I? Do I dare? We shall see! Happy weekend, y'all. Shalom.