Out of the Ashes

out of the ashesIt’s Tuesday, again.  And yesterday, Robin Williams died, suspected suicide.

Today, I’m thinking about perspective; about the light and the dark in all things. About how sad it is that Robin Williams lost the battle; about how sad it is that so many (less famous, and therefore) unknown lose the battle; about how sad it is that so many have to fight the battle… Continue reading

Astrology, Anxiety, and Anticipation (oh my!)

I subscribe to an astrology blog that I read every day.  I’m not really into the brand of astrology that says “Leo’s should avoid the water today”, but I love this guy’s take – his name is Michael Lennox, and he calls his work “consciousness astrology”.  Basically, it’s about the archetypal energies of the planets, and their dance across our sky, and takes the (very tantric) stance that their dance and our dance are reflecting each other.

Being a night owl, I generally read the email when it hits my inbox around midnight, describing the next day.  Last night, I read about one of the transits happening today – a trine (which is a harmonious, productive energy) between Saturn and Chiron.  It’s the fifth one of five that have happened since the fall of 2012.  Basically, over the past 2 years, Saturn (who represents the archetype of Teacher) and Chiron (the Healer) have been working hard, meeting up, comparing notes, and giving each other high fives…all to effect healing and transformation in the arena of how we manifest our lives.  And today, their last time meeting up in this particular cycle, is accented by the fact that Venus (the Heart) is square between the two nodes – the points that represent past and future.

The reason I’m telling you all of this is that in his writing about today, Michael said that this was a moment of clarity – that with our Hearts centered between past and future while the Teacher and the Healer are having a final celebration of the work they’ve been doing together these past two years (and maybe putting the finishing touches on it), we’re able to clearly see the transformation that has taken place.

So I woke up this morning wondering what I would see. Continue reading