planets orbiting my sphere...my personal Sun.
As I begin this New Year 2017, today January the first, I have received many well wishes on Facebook, by Email, and via texts. All are hopeful, grateful and inspiring. I noted that they came from far and wide, family, best friends, soul sisters and brothers, "friends" and acquaintances - casual and formal, professional. I thought about the presence of these people in my life. And like the planets some are closer than others. They all play a role have an influence.
My SUN people: Warm me, brighten my life, sustain me, get me. They can ignite my innermost creativity and know I am just full of gas sometimes. They don't take my occasional 'farts' personally, they just burn them up - use them as fuel, propelling us to a new day.
My Moon people: We need no words as we see the futility in attempting to express feeling. They aid in my own exploration of emotions and how I might better use my own. Again, not taking theirs too personally. How do I cope? Soothe myself. Reflect another person's sun?
(P.S. Yes, I know, technically the Sun and Moon are not planets, they are the luminaries that light our way and keep us alive!)
My Mercury people: Teach me how to communicate in easy and challenging ways. Each time sending me inside my head to see how I am absorbing information that ultimately creates my world view.
My Venus people: Teach me my self-worth, again in good and also in challenging ways. They make me examine my values; what I find beautiful; what I love.
My Earth people: Ground me, helping me see where I am being impractical, undisciplined and non-productive. Since I possess little eat in my own Natal chart, these can be hard lessons, so I need them even more than I know.
My Mars people: Energize me, get me moving; show me my anger by pushing my buttons. Love/hate. Argue/make up! They have me examine any fight/flight like tendencies (I am an Aries and Mars rules me) What is worth going to war for? Where may I compromise?
My Jupiter people: Expand my world, taking me to higher realms and philosophies; encourage me to shoot for the stars - with first doing the work of honing my aim.
My Saturn people: Help me recognize that time is all we have, use it wisely. Get serious and be rewarded for efforts in countless ways. Be organized, don't fritter it all away.
My Uranus people: My soul tribe; future thinking; humanitarians; no drama. Are looking forward to the possibilities not in front of us. The word 'friend' was not initially taken to mean an 'affection between people' but rather had its roots in the concept of 'we have a mutual enemy' therefore, we will band together. A team, mutually supportive.
My Neptune people: Take me to the river, sit me down and allow for deep escape and meditation. Om! They help me dream; Let go, let God. They know we are all connected and must care for one another even if it is at our own expense. These are the 'too sensitive' souls for this earth. That is why they must, at times, erect rigid boundaries.
My Pluto people: These deep, dark and mysterious spirits help me dive where the brave dare not go, into my own psyche and connect me to my unseen motivations. How am I using my power? What do I have control over? All and nothing.
and I will add an asteroid here,
My Chiron people: Those who show me what I must heal, my flat-tire, that which keeps me from moving forward, that which I can be blissfully unaware of. Damn you! Bless you! All in the same moment.
How could I live fully without all these mirrors in my life, these my friends, my helpers - in many disguises. Donning the costume of devils; angels; exes; children; in-laws; outlaws; heroes; sheriffs; bosses; lovers; imps and leprechauns. Each holding an energy that impacts me. To what extent? I decide. Sometimes the Sun just shines alone keeping others in the shade, behind clouds. And in turn, they do the same to me, keep me out of their orbit - but the clouds do clear and then they may be out of my orbit while others remain, shining more brightly than ever.
The planets like the stars are always there - yes, you don't always see them and there are billions on earth - most we will never encounter but those that we do, we were meant to. For that I am grateful and will try to be aware of my impact on your SELF. Let's have an interesting adventure as we trek through 2017 together, in orbit.
The SUN in a star. So are you.
Cosmic hugs, your "friend",
Take heart, have a brain, and be brave, as we walk down this earthly yellow brick road together, on our journey to meet the "Wizard" we are.
Wizards like us can turn poop into gold!