Sunday inspiration: Waiting for the storm

I’m at the beach right now, waiting for Hurricane Florence to hit the North Carolina coast.  We know the storm is coming, but we don’t know when or where it will make landfall, and whether or not we will be able to stay out our week.

It struck me that this experience is very similar to the anticipation those of us who know something about astrology feel when we are waiting for a big planetary cycle to hit.  We know that something is going to happen, but we don’t know what.  Pluto has not budged all year from an intense transit to a sensitive system in my chart, and when I was watching the approach of this Pluto transit I was a little overwhelmed, wondering what it would bring.

Like hurricanes, planetary cycles are unpredictable and follow no prescribed pattern.  A Pluto transit will bring a health crisis for one person, death of a spouse to another, a burst of personal empowerment to a third.  Some of this depends on other aspects in the chart and how well an individual internalizes the energy of the transiting planet.  Someone with a lot of Pluto and Scorpio in their chart, who has learned to manage the intensity of these Plutonic energies of total destruction and regeneration, may have an easier time with a Pluto transit than someone who has not had to deal with those energies throughout a lifetime.  Individuals with heavy Saturn placements have likely had years of stress and difficulty and have built up the internal reserves to sail through the challenges and tests of a Saturn transit without a lot of resistance whereas someone with a lighter chart will find Saturn extremely difficult.

Like planets, hurricanes and tornadoes strike hardest in areas where the underlying foundations are weak.  This is not to say that we can avoid the lessons and challenges of planetary cycles by building up the foundations of our lives any more than you can avoid going to school and learning about life by reading about it.  Life happens – people die, businesses fail, marriages break up, devastation occurs.  The Universe strives to create balance and sometimes we are caught in the process of transformation through no effect of our own.

This week we are waiting to find out what Hurricane Florence will do.  We can’t change its course – nor can we do anything to minimize its effect.  We are just waiting, and attempting to surrender our ideas of what we wanted to do this week on our beach vacation.  We have a plan for what to do if Florence does make landfall on the NC coast, and we know that this is really all that we can do under the circumstances.

I believe this is exactly what we need to do when we know a major planetary cycle is impending.  We can’t stop it, we can’t control it.  We just have to be ready, and be prepared.

By | 2018-09-09T12:49:06+00:00 September 9th, 2018|Inspiration, Life|10 Comments


  1. Krissy September 9, 2018 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Be safe during and after this storm!

    • September 10, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

      Thanks Krissy!

  2. Mel September 9, 2018 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Stay safe.

    • September 10, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

      Thank you Mel!

  3. weaver September 10, 2018 at 6:12 am - Reply

    some hard truths, well delivered. and without minimizing your point, i think you *were* doing something to minimize its effect by ‘ attempting to surrender our ideas of what we wanted to do’ and having a plan B.

    sometimes we are to be a bell and sometimes we are to be a bowl. knowing when to be which is having more than half the right life recipe at hand. i hope you had a memorable and fulfilling holiday!

    • September 10, 2018 at 8:19 am - Reply

      Thanks Weaver – I love this idea about being a bell or a bowl. Have not heard that. We’re leaving the beach early but it’s been nice to spend some time with Mama Ocean!

  4. Greg F September 11, 2018 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Love you, Lynn. I do hope you will be safe during this major storm. It looks like NC is the landfall destination, regretfully. Thanks for your thoughtful and informative posts!


    • September 11, 2018 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      Thanks dear Greg. ❤️ Hope you are doing well!!

  5. Lisa September 12, 2018 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Praying for your well being during this storm and beyond, which feels like another iteration of your Pluto transit. Although we haven’t connected personally yet, I so respect your work and messages. Just want you to know that people you haven’t even met are rootling for you. xo

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