Life can be hard

personal transformationMy own life wasn’t a picnic until after my Uranus opposition at the age of 42, but every time I talk with a client who has had a challenging period of time or traumatic experiences I am filled with wonder at the ingenious ways in which we manage to keep ourselves alive despite dramatic and sometimes horrific experiences.

I have come to avoid seeing experiences as “good” or “bad.”  When we have a number of loved ones die in a short period of time we are usually under the favor of Pluto who is calling on us to go deeper into the Underworld – to face the jaws of Cerberus at the gates of hell and face the adventure of death and life as purely naked as it is possible to be, free of artifice and casual banter.

When our lives are going well and we blithely zip from here to there without a thought to our inner world or the life of the soul that continues beneath the superficial, some may call this an ideal experience.  I’m sure it’s Saturn who sits always on my Sun, but I am suspicious of that which comes too easily and have come to cherish those life experiences that force me out of my comfort zone, pushing me through spaces that feel much too small into a new and brilliant world.  Birth, anyone?

Don’t get me wrong, I can enjoy getting my bliss on as much as the next person.  Life is given to us so that we can find the joy, despite all of our sad stories and self-destructive tendencies, and then share it with others.  But the way to joy is sometimes through darkness, and when we encounter that darkness the only way is to go through it.  There are no short cuts, not that I can find anyway.

So I honor all of the valiant souls whom I am blessed to consult with – those who continue to seek the magic of self-knowledge and personal transformation and never give in to the darkness. The human journey is truly a remarkable thing.

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By | 2011-10-18T19:58:19+00:00 October 18th, 2011|Inspiration|7 Comments


  1. Kathy October 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I truly feel enlightened by coming to know my inner self and that realm that we all strive to believe in and sometimes try to get to. I know and can feel a presence of goodness, love and light when I sit alone to reach my Angels. it’s there but i can’t explain.

  2. Valerie October 18, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you for the beauty and authenticity of your comments. As another Saturn-Sun individual, your validation of the challenges and ultimate strengths it brings is appreciated.

  3. ScorpioX3 October 19, 2011 at 7:59 am

    As one who has a natural affinity with the darkness and the gift of self-discovery and understanding that can be found there, I very much appreciate the periods of light which always do come; the experience really is very much like another rebirth. Thank you, Lynn, for another thought-provoking post. The human journey is indeed a remarkable thing, and I’m happy to have found a fellow traveler like you to remind me of it.

  4. Peggy October 19, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Well, a couple of things, Lynn. First: Happy Birthday. Second: Another intense clarifying reading today. Talk about meeting my match! I need someone in my life just like you to really shake the insanity from my trees and walk me back to earth. Our association has been simply life- changing for me and I want to say thank you. Uranus/Pluto has personally hit me and although I really thought I would die (or like to die) this past weekend … I made the leap … hell, I’m joining the revolution. LIke you said. “That’s what we came here for” … By best to you dear friend. You have gifted us with yourself and your work. I did get through my Second Saturn and it didn’t kill me. That’s the best I can say for it.

  5. Mermaiden October 19, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Beautifully put, Lynn. Yes, we must look upward as we continue to look inward, and never, ever, under any circumstances, lose sight of the light. We all can identify with this post, and I am glad now that I never surrendered in the past, when nothing but darkness and troubles were at my door. Now, the old life has evolved into a pretty content, peaceful, exsistence. Hey, now………get your bliss on when you can, but it’s those hours and days of soul-nourishing peace that really shine. Thanks so much for your blog, and waves of light to all who post here.

  6. Greg F October 19, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks for your insightful posts, Lynn. Since we’re 6 days apart in age, I feel like you’re my time twin, and I value your perspective on your life on a parallel path to my own. Bless you.


  7. October 19, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Thank you so much for all of your comments. I wrote this after a reading with someone who has had an exceptional amount of tragedy in her life and I just wrote it without any filter or editing so I’m glad it was so well received. Peg said she thought all of my clients might think it was written about them which shows how universal this experience is. Anyway…I feel blessed to have such wonderful readers and friends.

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