On Staying Connected…

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For the time being, my email link isn’t working. Judging from the auto message from wordpress, that could be the case for the rest of September. And that’s ok with me because i can happily report that, since my last post, people have just started using the comment box – love that Virgo ingenuity!

If you need to get in touch, please send me a comment with your email address included and I’ll get back to you. (I will not approve the comment and its contents will remain confidential.)  Alternately, you can use the email address w.e.a.v.e.r.says@gmail.com which I have now resurrected.

Although it can be somewhat frenetic, a lot gets sorted as autumn sets in. This year, the additional weight of Saturn stationing can feel like an increase in atmospheric pressure. The average human being is juggling too much already so keep this in mind the next time you want to rant or simply dissolve. The structures and spaces you are wanting to establish are ironically mired in the ‘too much’ – so trust in the process. The pace for the to-do list is going to be a plod. When you are plodding, you aren’t as likely to miss anything.

Thank you for being patient.

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Thoughts on The Way

Grace Along the Way…

There are seasons in life that take a person far and wide from familiar settings. This may or may not include location & geography. We sometimes refer to this condition as out to or lost at sea or on a pilgrimage or mission, having to learn the hard way. There’s also having the rug pulled out from under one’s feet and discovering the floor is better, breaking down and breaking through and enduring extended confinement that results in a distinctly altered re-entry to daily life.

Those going through it (and everyone generally gets a turn) are usually not aware of what’s happening for quite awhile. And once we realize that we are experiencing something like one of these, that’s usually all we really know with certainly for a much longer time.  Just how profound the season is will be something for our future Self to marvel over.

And how do things turn out? For so many, they wouldn’t trade anything for their journey now. For some, there is great appreciation for new wisdom and solid-footing hacks but they never shake a shade of tiredness in their bones. In some cases, a little slowness feels right and seems to be a channel of temperance. Words like urgent, necessary and void come to have a whole new meaning in the grand scheme of things and fear can still be real but not as quick to sabotage full spectrum thinking.

We can be grateful to those in our communities who have gone through what one wouldn’t wish on an enemy and still march on. They are living proof that heroism is still everywhere around us. I often wonder just how many heroes I am surrounded by when I am out and about. Their stories can humble us smack into the aching weightlessness of grace.

The Way is Universal

What I’ve described you may recognize from your past or present spacetime. There are other seasons, too, which bring their own distinctive revelations. They will place their archetypal stamp within or upon us and they’ll take their sweet time doing it. Some of them bring rejuvenation and some de-scale and de-clutter. All of them are slow-mo opportunities. They are also, to some degree that usually keeps rising, obvious to those around us. There is no point in trying to hide much.

As we mix and mingle in community, we can practice at perceptual awareness of the whole person we are encountering. This is simply an approach and position taken that allows for pertinent contents to present. What you need to see, learn, and understand in an exchange emerges. There is no point in assuming personal expectations beyond civility will be met. Objectively speaking, this is a win-win situation.

A Matter of Judgement

If, for instance, you find yourself dealing with someone who is ‘out to sea’ or ‘fighting for a righteous cause’, you’ll know that there just isn’t any point in getting them interested in any other agenda. And there is no point in using up precious energy getting angry or hurt about it either. It has nothing to do with you or your ideas. They simply cannot focus otherwise for the (probably extended) time being. From your perspective, it may be a frustrating case of, ‘There, but for the grace of God, go I.’ Just remember, truth can be stranger than fiction. And hey, now you know. Join the crusade or politely move on.

If you’ve nodded while reading, I’d wager you’re already pretty good at the whole person approach – having been through a season or two yourself! You know that judgment can weigh down or buoy up. You or someone dear have been in a mental or physical place that very few others could comprehend. Was that you way-back-when that others were gazing at and thinking, ‘How nuts/ahead of their time/clearly devious/too kind for their own good.’?

Many moons later, you are processing differently – and grateful for it. There is recognition of the necessity of that life chapter or two, for some reason or another. You find you are finally or still filtering insights and clarity from a decade=old happening with Others/Self; buds keep blooming! I think this is a cause for celebration. In fact, if you are still in touch with an Other that you now want to upgrade an exchange with, go for it. Both of you could feel a precious lightening of the load.

Having been there, we know that practicing whole person perception along the way saves all involved a lot of misplaced investment. And that saves space for Grace and a recognition that we each are on the way at different points and frequencies. Not always easy, to be sure, but a crucial component of best outcomes for our species in this Age.

And that makes you a crucial component of the Collective Way Through. I hope you know that. I hope you remember as you start and end each day that, no matter how it seems, you and your intentional grace are literally forming The Way.

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The following links will take you to other essays that also address this theme:

Direct and Simple

What Just Happened?!

You Didn’t Miss the Boat

On Neptune

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New Moon Solar Eclipse: 18 Leo 41

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Two from a beautiful crew: come enjoy street dancers, performing on Friday evenings in Old Town Paphos, from the heart for all.

The sun (ruler of the new moon) and the moon (the Eclipser) will be receiving guests shortly in the royal summer play house of Leo. In attendance are Mercury (alternately preoccupied, shifty, wired-out and boisterous), Pallas Athene (the aloof strategist in chainmail tunic, occasionally clanking and chiming amongst her metal toys) and Hekate, the way-pointer currently in telepathic 3-way comms with Vesta (‘sacred hearth’ matters) and  Eris (strife and discord).

Along with the Sun, these three have been focused on their passion work for some time now. Over the previous weeks, as they have worked within allotted spaces and passed along corridors vibrating with life-force on the way to their place for New Moon rituals, each have encountered and paid their respects to the glowing orb-in-residence that symbolizes the Holistic Pursuits: the North Node point, currently at 5.5’ and just 12 god-sized paces from the top table.

More on that point here: When the Rubber Hits the Road and and The Traveler’s Essential Tool.

Casting a pleasant shade, the moon glides in. A bell rings and the pressure in the central fountain increases notably and holds; the surrounding pool level begins to rise. Bowls are set before all…and all are welcome!

We Note that elsewhere Venus squares Saturn. However, she also sextiles that North Node point. Venus is in Libra – her home territory and Saturn’s zone of exaltation. She is wired to soften the Boss’s message. Still, this kink in the line indicates that reality, with all its gore and glory, must be the foundation of lasting relationships and value-exchanges. No veneer or curtain will do just now and that’s for our own good. Practice firmness as kindly as you can without undermining your Self. The sextile tells us that when we are effectively working with others, we’ll have the capacity to co-create beyond our current limitations and see/hear/feel the proof. Be mindful, be observant.

That north node point is squaring a stationing Uranus in Taurus and for some, this is going to make mindfulness a lot harder to maintain. If this sounds like you, don’t fret – no, not by any means. ‘Failure is the elimination of the non-essential.’ – J.K. Rowling. So, let your Genius Muse out – and on the positive side, this contact will last a while...you’ve got time to practiceWhen Uranus is involved, tuck and ride the wave.

New moons are a time for Rest and Restoration, to re calibrate the mind/body balance. But life doesn’t always seem to cooperate! These are the times to practice centering while driving, while walking, while riding the bus. And again, center in the shower, the pool or under the garden hose. Center as you fall asleep and while you wait for the kettle.

Over the next several days, peruse your inner seed bank and select according to your Leo house placement. Consciously begin again to nurture your Joy. Make it a ritual.

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The Saros Series number is 2 New North, an eclipse family that “changes a person’s direction through the sudden collapse of an existing structure.” The structural breakdown could be anything from a belief system to something in our external life that unexpectedly destroys our daily routines. This may initially bring about confusion but the positive message of 2 New North is that in the long run the changes will prove deeply beneficial.  – many thanks to Sher Astrology’s Kimberly Maxwell

Perseids Meteor Shower – timeanddate.com are again offering a very helpful link. Type in your location to check the visibility in your area.

Cycles within Cycles & Mercury rx in the Fire Signs – Connect the dots about Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius (December 2017), in Aries (March 2018) and Now in Leo. Astro101 to wow you! More at the bottom of this post.

 

More for astro students to contemplate:

*JUNO opposite Jupiter and square the eclipse

*BML  in conjunction to Mars rx and square Uranus

*Hekate/Vesta/Eris fire trine

*Activate the water trine

 

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