Only connect the prose and the passion,
and both will be exalted, and
human love will be seen at its height.
Live in fragments no longer.
~ Edward M Forster, Writer ~
LIBRA: Balance Requires Loving Self & Others
ARIES: Independence Requires Responsibility
You can live without many organs, but NOT the HEART! That transcends your physicality and reminds you that NOTHING LIVES WITHOUT HEART! And the overall health of any living thing can be assessed by the strength and health of the heart. Venus, when it rules Libra, reminds us that love really does conquer all and not that mushy, passive stuff ~ I'm talking love the *verb* ~ strong, fierce, passionate love. Love of life; love for the planet; love for your work; love for your family; love you would fight and die for ... love you cannot live without!
Where there is LOVE,
there is LIFE.
~ Gandhi ~
- How is your heart at this time?
- Physically, the heart (which sustains your life force) is it healthy and strong at this time?
- Meta-Physically, the heart of your life's work (which feeds and sustains you and your community) is that in proper working order?
- This year has been pivotal in planting the seeds of your future. How are things growing in your personal garden?
- Have you planted things that will grow, evolve and feed one another and, ultimately, feed you and others?
- Have you planted things that will bear fruit and/or bring beauty in to your world?
- Or perhaps you just realized you need a garden of your own and have been clearing a patch in your life where you will eventually plant the seeds of your future.
Wherever you are in your personal process, the planetary energies are supporting your evolution and reminding you that nothing you do will ever matter if there is no HEART involved.
Libra energy reminds you to connect with inner balance and cultivate community with love and compassion. While Venus, Libra's ruler, is currently traveling through Scorpio, reminding us that seeds germinate in the darkness and planting a garden or building a community can be funky yet necessary work. Venus in Libra will attune you to the beauty, peace and balance. But in Scorpio, she reminds you that beauty is not always pretty but can be fierce and powerful, deep and transformative, but above all, PURE & HONEST.
During 2010-2012, Saturn is moving through Libra, where it is considered *exalted*. This is a time to re-establish balance within the structure of your body, as well as the structure of your life. It's time to re-negotiate all relationships, partnerships and co-ops, to bring all agreements up to date. This only happens every 28-years, so this is definitely an opportunity to release all toxic interactions (and relationships) and blockages to balance in your life. Now, theoretically, when you change, everyone around you has to change - or go away. There is a path within that has been cleared and now you are better able to commune directly with your own heart, listening to its promptings and following it wherever it leads. If/when you're ready, you will be ready to invite love and abundance in, you have an opportunity to share the "new you" and create new and delicious new collaborations. Power Wishes should focus on magnetizing the people, community, love and abundance that will match your energy and level of consciousness.
Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find
all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.
~ Rumi ~
Time to delve within your own heart as Venus, Libra's Ruler, asks:
- Are your priorities in order?
- What's it worth to you?
- What is most important to you where love is concerned?
- What is most important to you where your resources are concerned?
- Are you worthy of love and abundance?
- Are the people you are currently invested in worthy (those who get the lion's share of your personal resources of time, energy and often, money)?
Remember, whatever you invest those precious resources in ~ is telling the Universe that it is what you value the most and what's most important to you. Are the people you have closest to you an accurate reflection of who you are? So often, we block ourselves from love, literally and/or emotionally. Sometimes consciously, owning your fear of commitment, fear of loss or fear of betrayal; sometimes unconsciously, sabotaging things as soon as there is any kind of conflict, real investment or compromise required.
Love and money, Venus' domain, seem to be front and center for many at this time. This is time to focus on how you manifested the relationships you are experiencing now, how worthy of further investment they are and what you are really willing to sacrifice and compromise on.
Are your current relationships: reciprocal? balanced? nourishing? loving? beautiful?
And with Venus traveling through Scorpio, is it all worth it? where's the substance? where's the deeper connection(s)? Mars recently joined her in Scorpio, where lies, deceit and hypocrisy will not be tolerated provoking folks to ugly outbursts and confrontations, demanding truth. However, be sure if you are in that position (demanding truth from others) that you are prepared to accept the truth you receive.
There is nothing in a caterpillar
that tells you it is going to be a butterfly.
~ Buckminster Fuller ~
Inanna is the Goddess most closely associated with Venus as she expresses the Scorpio side her nature, which suggests that in order to return to the Light, you will have to sacrifice many aspects of your being which you've accumulated over time and which may be weighing you down and blocking love and abundance from fully manifesting in your life. She asks that you look within for a deeper perspective, face your fears and commit to listening to your own heart, acting with courage and integrity in all your associations with others ... and then that will be all you attract.
Libra time is our annual opportunity to focus on relationships, collaborations and what you're cultivating in the community. You will magnetize and bring in the people, places, resources and circumstances which MATCH *YOUR* ENERGY.