New Moon in Gemini--June 14, 2007
This card speaks to the question I had about the 10 of Cups, i.e. how we keep both ourselves and our lifemates happy. It's important to have time alone, time away. For me, the peace and beauty of a solitary walk in the woods helps restore my sanity and balance, my sense of self. Also, every spring I go to the "burnout clinic," which means a few days away from my family--a weekend in New Orleans, New York, Key West--with no demands and no clock but the sun in the sky. This card is significant to me now in that my husband is on such a retreat--his yearly fishing trip with seven of his buddies.
Give me my space.
Last Quarter Moon in Pisces--June 8, 2007
Well, this card doesn't need a lot of explanation! Although I can't help thinking about how much work is involved here. The garden, the animals, the house, the relationship . . . The hardest work of all: living our own happy and fulfilling lives while also conforming to the needs and expectations of our families, and making their lives happy and fulfilling too.
Full Moon in Sagittarius--May 31, 2007
Those eyes!!! If someone looked at me like that, I would melt away into honey mead and he could lap me up off the floor. Not for him the trite and/or half-hearted pick-up lines--he goes after it, with poetry and passion! He knows what to say, and it's what every woman wants to hear. He is even gallant to the grocery cashier, and makes her swoon. His hunger is palpable and his charm irresistable. Julie's book speaks of him as a bridegroom--a stable and loyal "keeper." But I see a danger here, of a man who can smooth-talk his way into and out of any and every thing. I'm not convinced that fidelity is a strong point for him, although I'm certain that he can capably shift the blame for any lapses.
Thirteenth Full Moon--May 31, 2007
As the moon must "conform" to the solar calendar, so must women "conform" to the solar world. And, like the moon, our constant changing is seen as inconstancy. But as we know, the only constant is change. And the ability to change, and to adapt to change, is power, strength, survival, evolution.
I don't believe women's power lies in worldly success, equal rights and the like. We change, we flow, we exert a subtle influence, a gentle tug on the tides. We shine day and night. We are strong enough to take the sun's light and reflect it back to him (which he surely likes!), with only an occasional shadow of eclipse. It's up to us to be flexible, patient, understanding, adaptable--society would crumble otherwise.
First Quarter Moon in Virgo--May 23, 2007
If all those wishes came true, think what a different world we would live in! Yes, wishes are nice, but a real wish brings the responsibility of action, i.e. "if it's got to be, it's up to me!"
On a nice spring day like the one pictured here, daydream wishes are abundant. But in a few weeks, when the dandelions go to seed--AAAAAAACHOOOOOOOO! Then you could be trapped inside by your own reaction, and what a bummer that is! Overabundance of fantasy (i.e. wishful thinking), magical granting of wishes and the like bring their own challenges.
Real wants require thinking through and working through.
Full Moon Cycle of Sagittarius--May 21 to June 20, 2007
This card is holding me up. I'm put off by there not being any humans in this card. For me, the High Priest should be a bridge between human and divine. We need all the help we can get! So he may be a great guy--a real gentle man--but he seems too remote, and I have a hard time relating the card to real life. (Find myself doing a lot of wishful thinking though!)
New Moon in Taurus--May 16, 2007
I'd be sad too if my cat knocked over such healthy new plants. But wait! Julie says the girl is sad because her cat killed her bunny. I can just barely make out the bunny. The book describes the card as pessimistic, but what is pessimistic about grief over the death of a pet? Sure, there is still beauty and goodness, and they will help cheer her up later. But for now--as Barney says--"it's okay to cry." Just don't let it ruin your life.
There's the old question about whether the glass is half empty or half full. My answer to that is: the glass is totally full--with half water, half air.
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