Like crabs skittering down the beach under a pale summer moon, we move in erratic ways, not along linear paths, zigging and zagging, revisiting old missteps. In nostalgia, we long to reclaim and embrace our abandoned childhood shells. Maybe, we think, that’s when we had it exactly right about who we were and what we wanted.
Posts Categorized: Zodiac Signs
It’s so easy to trivialize Gemini, to dismiss it as a fickle, gossipy, lightweight sign. But that is a young person’s way of looking at it, the perspective of someone who hasn’t yet learned about the tyranny of definition. When you’ve spent decades writing, editing, and telling your own life stories, you begin to see Gemini quite differently.
At this Full Moon in Sagittarius, the sign of deep convictions noisily expressed, I find myself wondering about all the parts of myself that have to be sacrificed in order to keep my Gemini Moon feeling safe, over in the shallow end of the pool….
Taurus brings with it a degree of confidence and practicality that simplifies whatever is overwhelming and demystifies all that is vaguely terrifying. That’s the right attitude to carry into this New Moon in Taurus—capable, and above all calm.
“Who would you be if you stopped being what you are?” Scorpio whispers. I have no idea how to answer that for myself. I do know that the only way to begin to find the answer is to make space for the question.
Among the cardinal compass points that orient us to our world, the point of self is one that is often misunderstood and given short shrift.
We imagine that Libra demands that we always make nice and give in to others, but that’s not quite it. Libra simply asks that we balance the needs of one against the needs of another.
For now, let’s stay with Pisces, and give the wound its due. But while it takes courage to acknowledge that it’s there, acknowledgement is not enough. We have to let ourselves grieve for our suffering, let ourselves be vulnerable to it—and then alchemize it into something useful.
Saturn’s sign in your birth chart seems to indicate the qualities that make people take you seriously and from which you derive your authority. They are what make others a little nervous at the thought of falling short of your expectations, and for which you are judged most harshly if you don’t act with integrity.
When you read something like “Leo is magnanimous and outgoing,” your mind may immediately object that your August-born aunt is, in fact, shy and retiring. This is where the astrological skeptic proclaims victory and changes the subject. But allow me to gently reintroduce the topic….