As a writer I often play with my demons who appear out of nowhere to haunt me, even if it is for a short while. And then my writing becomes more poetic, more esoteric, one I want to cherish and keep for myself. However, I have also realized that during those times of intense writing, of jumping into the deep blue sea of the Neptunian heart and soul, is when I actually become more alive.
These are the times when I reach for love and connection from a different perspective, a different yearning. The current astrological cycle of such an intense Scorpio influence has been an eye opener for me, as patterns come up to the surface to be recognized, understood and released so that more of what is to come, can splendidly claim its place into my life.
The New Moon and Solar eclipse we just had a few days ago on November 13th, initiated a new cycle of experiences which will last for about six months till the next eclipse in May 2013. One of the things I love about Astrology is its scientific element, that you can look into cycles within cycles and understand life; understand how the cycles of our individual lives work and recognize the learning opportunities, insights, and choices we are given so abundantly to make things work in the most harmonious way.
One way to put this in practice is by looking at your life over the last six months since the New Moon and Solar Eclipse in May 2012, and reflect on what have been the major themes you have been working with since then. Perhaps some of them came to a completion now or may be more acute in their occurrence.
With this lunation in Scorpio along with a few other key planets in this emotionally deep water sign, it may not be easy to let go. It may not be easy even to accept why certain things are the way they are, let alone trying to change, transform or even release them.
Ultimately though, all challenges are about stepping into more knowing and peace within, more love and fulfillment. And the compass, the lighted path towards whatever lies ahead, is the way you feel in your heart at every given moment. Personally I have found no other way to navigate life and its increased demands and challenges, or to courageously pursue my dreams and aspirations.
Lastly, I was reminded of a beautiful passage from Paulo Coelho‘s The Alchemist, I blogged about a while back:
“Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World, and it will one day return there”…
“Why do we have to listen to our hearts?”, the boy asked…
“Because wherever your heart is, that is where you will find your treasure”…
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