Monday, May 9, 2011

Ants in my Pants



My first great astrology teacher used to say that the more an astrologer knows about the sky, the better she will understand herself. Likewise, the more an astrologer knows about her motivations and values, the better she will understand the sky. As above, so below. True, dat.

Externally many of us are in the midst of reinventing ourselves: having kids, changing jobs, moving house, altering our plans, hopes and fears accordingly. Parents are dying, relationships are changing. Many societies and cultures are likewise re-inventing, evolving, shifting. Everything is in flux! Or so it seems to me.

In order to shamanically align myself with the energy at hand, I've been dancing. Oh man, I have been dancing my ass off. I'm listening to music at night, dancing, dancing around the chateau. I'm dancing as I walk down the street. I think I'm even dancing as I dream, based on how, when I wake up, I notice the sheets and blankets are all untucked and bunched up (I am usually a very peaceful sleeper). These days when I see an incredible cloud formation, like the one in the pic above, I stop right where I am and do my shamanic dance of alignment.

You should have seen my friends and neighbors laughing at me yesterday afternoon when I stopped to dance in alignment with the shining path I saw stretched out before me (see pic below). Though I invited them to join me, they all politely refused. Oh well. I'm glad to amuse others, really I am.


Constitution Avenue, facing west from Tennessee Avenue.

14 comments:

The Bug said...

I think I'm finally old enough to be out in public with a dancing friend. Maybe. :) I used to enjoy being shocking with words, but I've always been a prude about behavior. Annoys me no end because it's much more interesting when behavior is outside the norm.

ellen abbott said...

I would have danced with you.

Reya Mellicker said...

Ellen of course you would have.

Dana you were in my dream last night - you and Michael. We were hanging out, though you went to help my sister with a photo shoot. Nice hanging out with you two!

The Pollinatrix said...

I'm dancing with you in spirit.

Reya Mellicker said...

Ah, thank you Susan!!

Jo said...

Oh, Yeah, you KNOW I'd be dancing with you! The photos are extraordinary...being there in that spot would be more than enough reason to dance.

I feel the flux, too. I thought maybe things have always been in flux, but I've just now stopped ignoring it? I'm not sure, so you'll have to fill me in.

Thank goodness you're standing in the shining path right now, Reya...enjoy every moment.

Linda Sue said...

DANG what an amazing shot! I would have joined you and Ellen- oh yes- for sure!

Vicki said...

Thanks for the explanation of the Hermit... I think dancing is a great way to work through any problems or ideas.

Also love the pics and interesting post and you!!!

Reya Mellicker said...

Jo, according to all the astrologers I admire, this energy will continue, off and on but mostly on, until 2017. By then we'll be great at surfing the energy of change - we got great at it during the late 60's, too.

Dancin' it out, y'all.

Kerry said...

2017?
By that time surely I will have a chance to visit DC, and now I think I know how to spot you if you are out at the same time as the clouds and sun! Can't be too many like you, Reya.

Reya Mellicker said...

Kerry I would LOVE to walk around Washington DC with you! That would be wonderful. Don't wait till 2017. Come soon!

steven said...

hey reya!!! keep on turnin' on and around! steven

Angela said...

What an extraordinary sight! And I see you have gathered a great dancing crowd there, Reya, underneath that sky! Yes, I also feel the energy of change!

Tess Kincaid said...

Uh-huh. I saw dancing. Yeah.