September 20, 2017 1:29 am est
A man’s head is revealed; it is a portrait in which the artist has sought to idealize the best of human character. ~~1st Degree of Virgo.
There is a wonderful opportunity to show our stuff on this New Moon. What parts have we idealized? What characteristics need to be highlighted? Are we trying to control the situation unduly? None of us have control but there may be plenty of rebellion anyway. With the effects of the recent eclipse still haunting, some of us have clouded judgement in who, what, where and how we can control. We all became exposed in some manner. What you see is what you get, enjoy it or not. I say, enjoy! Try not to lose ambition. Furthermore, the more open and authentic one can be determines sanctity. The truth is that a lot of us may have a certain contempt for order but this phase will be best served on good behavior and a steely presence. If you want to receive what you want… do not push away what you don’t want. It doesn’t work that way. You have to accept the whole package. How will you know what you want if you do not know what you don’t want? A pearl is made by a clam by integrating what is ugly into itself to produce something beautiful. Munia Khan wrote, “Even baldness becomes a beauty of a hairless head through the heart of acceptance”
Which leads us to….
October 5, 2017 2:40 pm est
A flock of white geese is seen in flight overhead..~~12th Degree of Aries.
Being forewarned feels the best although not everyone feels that way. Still, it’s a nice feeling to be prepared. And every circumstance has been focused by someone into being. There are two sides to everything. Whether it be spiritual, mental, emotional, or physical, we can gauge the upcoming fluctuations in events and personal interests and adapt as we see fit. Take advice from geese. It is not just concentrating on beautiful formation in flying that helps them along but also excellence in teamwork! Geese take turns leading. Be like geese. It won’t be easy. There are many oppositions and squares that have the potential to produce some lower vibrating thought and outbursts. Keep breathing, doing meditation and stay in the present. You don’t have to face a “reality” that is not one that you desire. Albert Schweltzer depicted an amazing story when he wrote, “A flock of wild geese had settled to rest on a pond. One of the flock had been captured by a gardener, who had clipped its wings before releasing it. When the geese started to resume their flight, this one tried frantically, but vainly, to lift itself into the air. The others, observing his struggles, flew about in obvious efforts to encourage him; but it was no use. Thereupon, the entire flock settled back on the pond and waited, even though the urge to go on was strong within them. For several days they waited until the damaged feather had grown sufficiently to permit the goose to fly. Meanwhile, the unethical gardener, having been converted by the ethical geese, gladly watched them as they finally rose together and all resumed their long flight.”