Today the Sun, the Moon (with the Dark > New Moon occurring tonight around 8:17pm NOLA time/-6 GMT), Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto are all in Capricorn, while Mars and Jupiter are in Scorpio. I sense strongly that Tonight is the True Beginning of the Next Chapter, a specific bundle of larger cycles containing smaller cycles that all correspond with one another along a current carrying pivotal change. In a month from today the Year of the Freaking Flaming Cock Up will finally come to a much needed end and the Year of the Beloved Brown Earth / 'Dirty' Dog (imagine the best friend you could ever have in this world supporting and sticking by you through everything no matter how awful or wonderful just because of devoted LOVE in its purist form) will begin. To me it seems like the beginning section of this next chapter will run its course between now and then. I simultaneously feel on track, aware, disillusioned, confident, cautious, focused, bittersweet, and a bit wiser for making it this far. I know what I need to work on and how to pace myself through it effectively. I know how this work can help me as well as benefit directly those connected with me in some way. My creativity feels grounded. My productivity feels steady. I feel more determined than hopeful and bet that will even out however it needs to along the way. I feel sad yet calm, less fearful. I have some courage, and against all odds, a remarkable amount of faith. So here I am standing at the threshold and looking out into the Next Chapter as far as I can from this starting point.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
My Coffee and Tarot Card this morning reads 'The Magician: Mastery over word, mind, and matter. The ability to turn ideas into actions, handle problems, and control one's life. The initiation of new projects, great works, or a new way of life. Eloquent and moving communication. Arcane and eldritch technologies.' (grin) Also, the Jupiter - Pluto Aspect (Sextile) that exacts today will run its course to September. Find out what sort of Harvest you might be sewing this year here (click link and scroll down for your sun sign) https://cafeastrology.com/dailyhoroscopesall.html
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
My Coffee and Tarot Card this morning reads 'Strength: Raw power. Health and physical fortitude. A surge of tremendous force. Recovery from sickness. Victory after apprehension and fear. The ability to face and overcome opposition brings the inner qualities of strength and forbearance. Delays and setbacks will be overcome.' Yes!
Sunday, January 7, 2018
It is to no one's benefit that I personally continue trying to compassionately tolerate the sabotage, intentional and unintentional alike, within the Progressive Movement, so I am ceasing to do so now. I can not condone or be associated with the attitudes and actions of people who counter racism in ways that are so willfully ignorant and hypocritical that they have directly resulted in a monster usurping the presidency of our nation as of last year, which is still a world power against all odds despite how irresponsibly and even cruelly that has been mismanaged, while simultaneously adamantly advocating for the sex industry, which is incontrovertibly the oldest, most widespread, and one of the worst forms of oppression in the world, sustained specifically and entirely by misogyny, pedophilia, and sadism while denying that submission is NOT consent or permission rather than admitting that submission is damage control in order to survive oppression that frequently devolves into self – loathing and trauma induced assimilation of completely undeserved punishment masked by the desperate pretense if being acceptable to any degree. I have always made my political views very clear, especially in the last year and a half, and have spoken out exhaustively on these particular points. I no longer need to do this. I will continue to act according to my well – founded convictions on these matters without posting anymore comments, etc., and concentrate on the even more dire issues of our Natural environment being on the verge of annihilating at least most of our species for obvious reasons. I do hope as time goes on, should any of us survive the changes that have begun, that the Progressive Movement will indeed become Progressive, but in the meantime it is actually doing more damage to genuine Progress than the now Freely and Openly Nazi Supporting Conservative Movement could have ever even fantasized about, and there is no excuse for how far that damage is being taken at this point.
My Coffee and Tarot Card this morning reads 'Four of Cups (Luxury), when reversed: New and unusual relationships and opportunities. The reawakening of your appetite for Life. The path of excess leading to spiritual rejuvenation and the appearance of novel ambitions.'
I am reminded to be patient with myself and with others. We are all figuring things out for ourselves as we go along, and we each grow at different rates in different areas. Over time this can reveal harmony and enlightenment, but in the meantime it can often seem like chaos, conflicted and contradictory. To grow something beautiful the dirt and manure must be tilled thoroughly and saturated with deep wet emotions. Everything buried gets churned up and repurposed or else recycled into something else entirely. This life work is the great equalizer, simultaneously humbling and encouraging, both often when we least expect it. It is of the essence to remain truly focused and completely honest on and about what matters most to each of us. It is only from that position that we can share anything genuine and really valuable with each other, and this always takes time.