Recently we saw a tight pressure cooker of a Mars (action) and Saturn (constriction) conjunction in the heavens. Sorting out what we can concrete and what is fluffy and time wasting has been important. That may have given us a reality check! Certainly discipline and timely restraints trained us to mature a little.
On September 9th there was a full Moon in Pisces aligned with Chiron. It was a super Moon – we have a few of those into 2015 – and, as supermoons amplify our perspectives on matters and Pisces is the archetypal dreamer, we are being encouraged this month to embrace a loosening up time, indulge in our dreams and lick any of our wounds with discerning vulnerability and self compassion. It’s been a roller coaster of mixed tidal currents this year with confusions and world tensions, but now it’s time to be gentler on ourselves and others.
Take time to care and nurture the beauty around you.
How do we view ‘normal’?
Normal, perhaps, hasn’t been the norm for many of us for a while. But here’s a thought … even though we have felt the urge to break out of familiar, ingrained patterns we can actually find normality, not in the memories of things left behind but in each day in whatever comes our way or, hopefully, gets created by ourselves. There it resides and to retrieve it from yesterday makes no sense.
It’s scary how we get used to things, isn’t it? Especially in how we put up with things! I had a cataract operation on my right eye the other week, along with my vision being rectified to see at a distance. Gosh, I had got so used in the last couple of years to a slight blur and thought that was liveable with – it had been gradual after all. Okay, so what have YOU got used to and perhaps in other ways are blurring your lens on life and limiting your perspective?
Many ideologies and mental constructs run our world and are so easily bought into. Too easily we play safe and dismiss the unknown possibilities, the invisible worlds which seem formless to our eyes. We stay in the bubbles which are labelled ‘let’s avoid pain’, even though pain can often precede new life.
The Full Moon in Pisces on the 9th aligned with Chiron highlights the need to accept waking up to the possible concretion of what we hitherto felt was unreachable. The inner statements of, “how nice it would be if….”, or, “if only I’d done this earlier in life” – in other words, expecting and wishing the world to hear us and magically change things! Re-addressing those thoughts, claiming our dreams and, with curiousity, greet them and smile at them is being highlighted for us now. MAKE IT NORMAL TO DO SO!
Mythologically, Chiron was the teacher and healer to the gods and higher mortals, above all teaching compassion. Its message this September, and indeed into the near future, is to heal our own wounds, not fester and linger with them; to re capture our dream and the inner gift which always lies behind a wound. Self acceptance and acceptance of others foibles and flaws always follows healing our attachment to the wound, being responsible for it and not laying the blame at the feet of our pasts or people in our worlds.
Just as with my ‘new eye’ I started seeing the world differently, as a parallel to this I also started widening my world, bringing my work to a bigger audience via speaking and writing after a relatively quieter time doing my ‘art’ in the normal way. Being valued and enjoying the comfort zones my background had provided over three decades was great and stepping into unknown pastures was a bit edgy and open to risks. But re-creating self is healthy and rekindles that childhood enthusiasm to see what is round the corner.
I would encourage you my readers – my clients and friends – to see vulnerability as creative because, even though for a while we ‘don’t know’ consciously the outcome, (not a nice feeling) we start to recognise that being a creator, not a victim or reactor, is when we are most alive. Just as the creator /universal intelligence gave us life, so it is that when we are being creative with the life given us we are walking that same path and are truly living.
I have encountered quite a few clients lately who have done just that, faced that vulnerable choice and stepped into the unknown (the unknown only being essentially a lack of self knowledge) finding they can adjust, once the decision is taken, to a new perception and perspective within a magical yet very real new framework. it was there waiting whilst all the excuses and doubts and fears were chattering away as a powerful distraction and barrier.
I wanted to share with you part of a newsletter I received from Irene Brankin who wrote a lovely book called “The Visible Woman: More lust, less must.” I really like this exercise…. and do check out her website www.the visiblewoman.co.uk. Her perspectives on life are very wise and timely.
“I suggest that you make sure you are in a quiet space (if possible) and make yourself comfortable.
Simply become aware of your thoughts – don’t change them, they are part of you. Then check any tension in your body and adjust accordingly.
Finally allow any feelings you are having to become visible and simply acknowledge them.
Then when you feel calm and rested, I’d invite you to allow in the possibility of the legacy you are passing on to future generations – remember this does not mean some magnificent thing (and it may be) that everyone is in thrall to. It can be something or some way that others will remember you. It may some talent or gift you used to serve your community or humanity as a whole.
You have been a Role Model for this – your Legacy.
Breathe into that place inside you that holds the answers – whether in symbols, images, words or even pictures. Be open to receive whatever comes for you without judgement or censoring.
When you are ready, come out and write or draw what you got. Perhaps you will be surprised, shocked or grateful for whatever it was.”
Please feel free to leave a comment in the section below on my post in www.catching-the-wave.com about your own possible or actual shift at this time. This may inspire others and remind you of finding the beauty of the unknown and how, by being creative in our lives, we find and belong to a very meaningful universe!
Have lovely days ahead and, if you feel ready for new starts and new self perception, I am here to assist with the ‘queen of timing – which is astrology – and highlight your present and forthcoming cycles of growth and re-creation.
Till soon, Ysanne
Hi, Ysanne! I especially liked the following: “Faced that vulnerable choice and stepped into the unknown (the unknown only being essentially a lack of self-knowledge), finding they can adjust once the decision is taken, to a new perception and perspective within a magical yet very real new framework. It was there waiting whilst all the excuses and doubts and fears were chattering away as a powerful distraction and barrier.”
I am starting a whole new life–one that has emerged from me and comes from the most tender and vulnerable parts of myself (esp. the last 3 years of loss, which I finally am able to face and cry about—I’ll be starting to train as a bereavement support volunteer. It feels like this is my calling, and if so, I will start to do this p-t for a living.
Also trying to stay in the present where real life is — though it’s not always easy to ‘stay with me’ and my sometimes rollercoaster feelings—instead of enveloping myself with comforting dreams of how it could (and should!!) be–which is how I used to try to handle things.
Somehow I’ve grown up and feel more whole.
I’ve stopped participating in activist groups, tho I still sign some petitions, and I’ve let go of those people as well.
I guess you could say that I’m turning to my more spiritual side, yet making sure to ground it in real life. And new people are coming into my life who seem to appreciate my authentic self more.
I’m also working on letting go of almost 40 years of paperwork, etc. which has kept me stuck, and making my small apt. beautiful, peaceful, as well as a place where I can invite others and perhaps facilitate small groups of people who’ve experienced loss–such as “motherless daughters.”
I guess you’re not in Chgo–I placed a call to Ruth yesterday to find out.
I left a message.for her and look forward to talking and probably meeting her. Perhaps she’ll want to buy the Sun Ancon Chi machine, which I’ve also started to sell.
My best wishes to you, so glad to hear from you.
Take care of you!
Thanks again for such an interesting, clear and well written update. I can identify with some, and it would be good to see some if the upheavals around the world calming down, and I think most caring beings have felt the pressure of this. I enjoyed the quotation at the end. I have another contact who I think may appreciate your updates and will inform thru appropriate route.
Ysanne, yes a very inciteful piece of writing. I simply loved the way you caught the wave at every turn. I admit I don’t get used to a ‘usual routine’ as life isn’t mundane, and virtual reality is now becoming possible. We have the unique ability to create wonderous situations within our own lives, and without necessarily having to ‘cut the cloth’ to celebrate being here on earth at this very special time…… well, we may even take a trip to heaven for the weekend!
In appreciation, Francesca Rossetti+
A lovely read this month. It could have been written for me.