Finding your way through the dark, listening,
a time bomb or a ticking clock ?
~ We have to earn silence, then, to work for it: to make it not an absence but a presence; not emptiness but repletion. Silence is something more than just a pause; it is that enchanted place where space is cleared and time is stayed and the horizon itself expands. In silence, we often say, we can hear ourselves think; but what is truer to say is that in silence we can hear ourselves not think, and so sink below our selves into a place far deeper than mere thought allows. In silence, we might better say, we can hear someone else think.
So it is that we might almost say silence is the tribute we pay to holiness; we slip off words when we enter a sacred space, just as we slip off shoes. A “moment of silence” is the highest honor we can pay someone; it is the point at which the mind stops and something else takes over (words run out when feelings rush in). A “vow of silence” is for holy men the highest devotional act. We hold our breath, we hold our words; we suspend our chattering selves and let ourselves “fall silent,” and fall into the highest place of all.
– Pico Iyer via Whiskey River ~
Count down to what?
The New Moon on the 30th looks to be a definitive catalyst.
Weirdly enough, I like it.
We have hopes, Jupiter is guiding us now, stronger than he has been in ages.
Take the next step, so much to learn.
A future beckons, not so much assured, as it is just possible, and in that possibility, in that hope of a wider reach we find ourselves courting chance or luck as though with a little persuasion…some hard work and the right word, the right wink on the right day, might find us in bed with luck and unable to get out.
For the New Moon in Scorpio, the Sun will conjunct the Moon at 7degrees with Mercury close by at 9.
This trio trines Neptune, and sextiles the North Node.
Venus and Saturn hold tight at 14/15 Sagittarius, while squaring both Neptune and the North Node,
AND trining Uranus.
Capricorn Mars (ruler of the New Moon) squares Uranus in Aries,
long term course of action will have to adjust to sudden change of landscape or reality,
It can be done!
That’s a commitment, a new step, a pinch, a crunch, and an adventure.
Ernesto Cardenal wrote,
~ We have always wanted something beyond what we wanted.~
Isn’t it also true that we get something beyond what we get?
Scorpio Season now, where the unsaid, the unsettled, the unclean, and the undead, are alive within us.