Finding trust and faith in the future in difficult times

A portion of this article is a repost from an earlier article. Astrologers have a reputation, which we ourselves and our forbears have propagated, of being able to foretell the future.  If you run a Google search for “Can astrology predict the future,” the very first article is from a well-known astrology site titled “Predicting the future with astrology.”

The hunger to know the future is not, of course, limited to astrology.  Climatologists, stockbrokers, economists – all are paid to predict the future.  All fail miserably.

In our personal lives we long to know the outcome of our personal situations.  As one client brilliantly wrote me in frustration that astrology could not provide a clear map for him, “It is difficult for me, who feels blind about many things in life, to see a possible path to the answers, and that I feel on the edge of great personal discoveries, without the ability to really obtain them.”  I have certainly experienced those same feelings, and for many years I studied every aspect of my life through an astrological lens, hoping to find a clue to the future.

It’s just not possible.

It’s not possible to know the future because we are on a journey of self-discovery.  Religious people have a hard and fast belief system that tells them what their future holds, and for many that blind faith offers comfort.  I am a person that needs to experience things to believe them, and what I CAN tell you is that after over 30 years as a student and practitioner of astrology I have learned to really trust the planets.  The painful changes that we are forced to make under a Pluto transit can be seen through the eyes of hindsight as having been extremely beneficial.  The hardships of a Saturn/Sun conjunction are later seen as having developed great resilience.  If we pay close attention, we begin to see a pattern that each experience unfolds with purpose and leads to a future that we are more ready to face and embrace with trust.

This trust of the planets is echoed in a letter I received from a client a couple of years ago which I made the centerpiece of a blog post. The planets are only a reflection of the greater Wisdom of the Universe that supports and facilitates all life and all experiences.

For me, the effect of the observation of the planets on behavior, which after all is what astrology really is, has given me a closely personal experience of that Wisdom and a trust that the unseen celestial allies and teachers are guiding me through what sometimes seems to be a blind morass of decisions over which I have no control.  These teachers instruct from within – they are that voice that says “Follow your heart.  Do not be afraid.”  The voice  that we so often disregard and later realize was the correct one.  Whether you think of this voice as being from a god or from your spirit guides, or your guardian angel or your spirit allies – it is the voice of your higher self that is always with you, providing assistance along the path.

So when we feel that we are on a path that is twisting out of control, and feel blind and powerless to control the outcome, seek out that inner voice and see what it has to tell you. We are here to succeed on this journey and while we may encounter trauma and challenges, and while we will almost certainly make mistakes along the way, it’s the journey itself that provides the answers.


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Sunday Inspiration: The Beauty of Nothingness

Nothingness is the sister of possibility.

It makes an urgent space for that which is new, surprising, and unexpected.

When you feel nothingness and emptiness gnawing at your life, there is no need to despair. This is a call from your soul, awakening your life to new possibilities.

John O’Donohue
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By | 2017-11-05T08:35:40+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Inspiration|0 Comments

Sunday Inspiration: The power of within


I prayed for change, so I changed my mind.
I prayed for guidance and learned to trust myself.
I prayed for happiness and realized I am not my ego.
I prayed for peace and learned to accept others unconditionally.
I prayed for abundance and realized my doubt kept it out.
I prayed for wealth and realized it is my health.
I prayed for a miracle and realized I am the miracle.
I prayed for a soul mate and realized I am the One.
I prayed for love and realized it’s always knocking, but I have to allow it in.

~ Jackson Kiddard

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Sunday poetry: What to remember when waking

The Sun has just moved into Gemini – we can shift into new shapes now and adjust to find new ways of living that better fit our souls.

What to Remember When Waking

In that first hardly noticed moment
in which you wake,
coming back to this life
from the othermore secret, movable
and frighteningly honest world
where everything began,
there is a small opening into the new day
which closes the moment you begin your plans.

What you can plan
is too small for you to live.
What you can live wholeheartedly
will make plans enough
for the vitality hidden in your sleep.

To be human is to become visible
while carrying what is hidden
as a gift to others.
To remember the other world in this world
is to live in your true inheritance.

You are not a troubled guest
on this earth,
you are not an accident
amidst other accidents
you were invited
from another and greater night
than the one from which you have just emerged.

Now, looking through the slanting light
of the morning window
toward the mountain presence
of everything that can be,
what urgency calls you to your one love?
What shape waits in the seed of you
to grow and spread its branches
against a future sky?
Is it waiting in the fertile sea?
In the trees beyond the house?
In the life you can imagine for yourself?
In the open and lovely white page on the waiting desk?

~ David Whyte

Image from Deviant Art

By | 2017-05-22T21:04:16+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Inspiration|4 Comments

Sunday inspiration: The dance of Uranus and pluto

This message also appeared in the April Planetary Illuminations report.  If you are not yet a subscriber you can sign up in the sidebar on this page. 

The dance of Uranus and Pluto is one of the most powerful planetary cycles in terms of creating cataclysmic and transformative change.  The brilliant astrological historian  about the Uranus/Pluto cycle:

Uranus and Pluto do not automatically signify forward change. They bend the bars and blow holes in the walls, leaving us to respond to the acute options presented. … [W]e humans tend to avoid exploiting many of our big opportunities when they’re offered. We drag our feet and resist change until our arms are twisted behind our backs and the pain excludes other alternatives. We’re very accustomed to this behaviour. The outcome is that change-potential accumulates until the dam bursts … Blessings and cruelties unite in their hammer action….

Because as humans we do tend to resist change, the powerful changes that result from this dance of Uranus (revolution) and Pluto (death and regeneration) often take years to make themselves known.  We are seeing this play out on the global stage and sometimes it can be difficult to maintain our equilibrium which I wrote about here.

But as I always tell my clients – the planets are always doing something! It’s rather futile to moan about and wait for planetary cycles to be over – that will never happen.  The only constant in life is change, as they say, and we must learn to see that hidden in every disaster is a nugget of possibility and magic!

It’s also important to remember that weaving through every challenging planetary cycle are harmonious cycles to provide aid and support and facilitate the process of transformation.  Planetary energies are fated – they cannot be controlled.  But how we manage them – where we place our focus and the choices that we make in our lives -these factors are the ones that truly make all the difference.

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