Jupiter.

Jupiter says “I expand.”

 

Preface: Many people are of the mindset that Jupiter is always benevolent. And, it may be. However, I am of the mindset that words like “always” and “never” are generally too black-and-white in their simplicity. Jupiter in any sign is generally benevolent in my interpretation; however, the optimism and expansion associated with Jupiter energy can go to an extreme that leaves the native out of balance…in a type of euphoric state of supposed everlasting “utopia.” And, “utopia” may be a highly individualized idea. Also, the painting above was created by yours truly. Matte framed prints available soon…

jupiter IN ARIES

Jupiter in Aries tends to be about expansion in the realm of assertion! That said, Jupiter in Aries may fall into any part of a spectrum that can be considered an enlargement of the asserted Will: healthy assertion or natural benevolence each time assertion is demonstrated; taking more action in the areas of travel, spirituality + philosophy; and/or expansion in aggressiveness or war, with the fueled mindset that extremism or evangelical authoritarianism will bring benevolence. These are examples to various parts of a spectrum that may have a hand in the Jupiter in Aries native. It all depends on the overall natal chart. Get your reading for more detailed information!

jupiter IN TAURUS

Jupiter in Taurus, in my experience, can show up on the spectrum of supposed “jovial expansion.” Some may experience Jupiter in Taurus as an expansion into the realm of materialism, consumerism, sensuality, and overall rootedness in one’s “home” (whether country/political, literally built shelter/home, and/or otherwise rooted somehow – in belief or “reality” of belief). This tendency can also lean towards hedonism – a personal attachment to that which is, ultimately, a transpersonal energy. Since Jupiter acts as the beginning to a bridge toward the transpersonal planets, this particular planet and its placement in the natal chart becomes more detailed in a way. Regardless, Jupiter in Taurus may be just what the individual needs and/or what the collective needs on some level. The house placement + motion of Jupiter overall will offer further insight…

jupiter IN GEMINI

Jupiter in Gemini is an interesting energy! Jupiter rules the opposite sign, Sagittarius; so, when Jupiter appears in Gemini the energy tends to focus on the changeable energy within the mind itself. From my experience, this type of dynamic tends to play out over a lifetime so that living beyond roughly 30 years of age, things become clearer. Yes, as with many things, this specific energy is linked with Saturn returns! It sort of builds as a check-out-everything energy first – “fact” and “illusion” and inner and/or outer “truth” is constantly questioned and modified over time. I cannot say this energy is every truly “clear” for any native; however, it seems to solidify into something (even if that something is stubbornly fluid) later in life. At a very base level, the energetics of Jupiter in Gemini finds settlement in amplifying communication on all levels – whether it be through magnifying random rumors through various social media or community-oriented outlets; magnifying messages through various spiritual or religious avenues; and/or magnifying a musician’s prominence in one’s life. Overall, this energy can be like making-a-mountain-out-of-a-molehill on a mind level. This tendency is not necessarily “bad” nor “good” – it is what it is. Get your own natal chart reading for further detail!

jupiter IN CANCER

Jupiter in Cancer is highly feeling-oriented. It can be like a tsunami, a perfect surfing session, or a gentle current of water…but because we’re dealing with Jupiter in Cancer, the plentiful ocean is a wonderful image to begin with. Cancer is connected with the Moon, which both dictates and is dependent on the tides. It’s a case of the egg and the chicken…which came first? In this case, it doesn’t matter. They are dependent on one another in some form or another, and with Jupiter acting as the orchestrator of the energy flow…well, we’re talking “big” or “expansive” exploration! This energy is like any classical masterpiece that plays on the emotional tides in a big way (think: Mozart). So, a tsunami, the perfect surfing conditions, and a gentle current of water all depict part of what Jupiter holds: it’s “big” and “moving” and “jovial,” depending on what each individual finds resonance with. Since we’re dealing with two energies that can be rather unpredictable in a way, their combination in one’s natal chart can bring on all sort of possibilities – what one might find joyful and emotionally comforting may be an Other’s worst nightmare! The natal chart reading tends to be my recommendation for more beyond these insights; that type of reading is far more uniquely tuned in with YOU!

jupiter IN LEO

Jupiter in Leo is the performer of all performers! That’s not totally true. Most major performers probably do not have this precise placement of energy; still, many famous performers actually do. The point is that the Jupiter in Leo native tends to have a high potential for things like the performance arts, politics or law, and creative + artistic sectors on some level. As with any other Jupiter placement, there is capacity to “hold more” – whether that be ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ or somewhere in between is up to the individual Will and its underlying motives and intentions. Some Jupiter in Leo natives may be overtly narcissistic; others may somehow shine brighter than others without the overt “me-only” attitude. Still others may be natural philanthropists with the strong desire to bring communities together. Regardless, their found luck tends to be in the spotlight! Leo’s opposite sign is Aquarius, and these two (like all other opposite signs) have a connection: their opposition is intrinsically part of how the Jupiter in Leo native may choose to expand themselves. This energy is like the Sun…on fire! Yes, the Sun is already understood to be “on fire”…but imagine the Sun as twice its own size. That’s Jupiter in Leo. For further insight + information, feel free to reach out for a natal chart reading.

jupiter IN VIRGO

Jupiter in Virgo will be sure to expand the mind’s details! Jupiter in Virgo is a dynamic energy all on its own (Jupiter rules Sagittarius, which is square – dynamic energy – to both Gemini and Virgo). Depending on the house placement and the overall energy in a natal chart, Jupiter in Virgo will tend to enlarge what seems rather small. Scientists, biochemists, biologists, mathematicians, physicists, technical editors, monks, gurus, and the like – these are types that may have some form of Jupiter in Virgo in their life-playing-cards. Jupiter in Virgo energy is balanced in both logic and intuition; the house placement may shed light on where that balance may be enacted. Still, it is up to the Jupiter in Virgo native to actually balance that ever-expanding energy that Jupiter proffers. In short, Jupiter in Virgo is like the Buddhist who follows the Zen-like-path to some kind of perfection. It can be highly in tune with spirituality, religion, or belief structure in general – and whatever feels “healthy” is what’s sought ofter. Of course, if this same person has Jupiter in Virgo in the 6th, they may have digestive issues based on what lies beneath their attachment to belief structure! Again, Jupiter is expansive…but there is a balance to be found…

jupiter IN Libra

The Jupiter in Libra individual is on top of diplomacy skills. These are the transpersonal compromisers! The energetic expansion + skill in diplomacy can have various gateways. Depending on the “where” (the house position) + the overall natal chart amalgamation, the Jupiter in Libra native may be self-oriented, other-oriented, or somewhere in-between with this vibration. Donald Trump has this placement. It falls in his 2nd House… which is about money, worth, self-worth, stability, security, etc. His luck with monetary pursuits + skills in the appearance of diplomacy = something interesting based on his overall story. I won’t go into it too much, but I will reiterate that skills of “compromise” can be founded upon the needs of Self, of Other, of Community, etc. This transpersonal vibrational imprint is felt differently by different filters (aka, you, me, etc.). Anyhow, Jupiter in Libra is a very, very charming energy. Overall, Jupiter in Libra is like the teacher on “both sides” of anything since it expands itself into both realms extensively. Get your own natal chart reading for more…

jupiter IN SCORPIO

The Jupiter in Scorpio native is working with Pluto energy + expansion. What does that mean? Many, many potentials. Jupiter is actually currently in Scorpio at the time of this post. What’s going on for the collective? Do you see the power struggles? The greed? The exposures on sexual assault? These can be examples of the energy in action, for sure. Being born with Jupiter in Scorpio does NOT mean that these are the themes, however (get your natal chart reading for your overall energy). The themes involved with this energy do tend to center around expansion of Plutonian energy, though. Empowerment. Sexual freedom and/or powerful beliefs around what “freedom” means on the emotional + sexual front. Passions to the extreme. Powerful healing in confronting and working with the depths. Overall, this energy can be like the psychic helping the investigator in solving a case. Power + freedom with a touch of justice are involved. The energy calls for adventure into the depths, possible mass destruction, and yet an abundance of healing at the same time…

jupiter IN SAGITTARIUS

Jupiter in Sagittarius is at home! Since Jupiter rules Sagittarius (and in some mindsets, Pisces as well), Jupiter can expand your mind in its most benevolent form. Of course, Jupiter can be quite benevolent in any sign or house placement; still, its home territory has a certain flavor + focus. The Jupiter in Sagittarius lightbody may be quite philosophical, travel-oriented, seeker-oriented, or otherwise oriented to expand a worldview or two…or three or four…so on. The energy is not generally seen as fundamentalist or extreme unless in contact with other indicators that seem to force it to behave as such. Get your natal chart reading for further insight into your individual makeup, if you wish! We will experience this transpersonal planet’s energy on the collective level beginning in November of 2018. Keep in mind what’s going on now to gain a glimpse into what might be next…

jupiter IN CAPRICORN

Jupiter in Capricorn is like taking all the cognition from Jupiter in Sagittarius and moving it into recognition (re-cognition). What does that mean? Well, in short, it is kind of like having a ton of thought matter flow around for a year – and then the manifesting from that material begins. Some people become highly recognized in life when they have this energy in their natal charting. Famous and/or infamous, to be sure. I immediately thought of Bill Cosby, for some reason while typing that. I just looked up his chart – lo and behold, he was born with Jupiter in Capricorn. I won’t speak to his overall energy, but, to say the least, he has taken on the role of being both famous + infamous in his life so far. When the expansive and freedom-loving planet Jupiter gets “boxed in” with the highly-boundary-oriented energy that is Capricorn, there can be a mixing pot of repressed energy seeking release. There can also be a noticeable thriving through whatever public position the individual takes on. The “how” and the “where” this energy shows up is one part free will + one part blueprinting in this astrologer’s view. Get your natal chart reading if you’re seeking more insight! With this energy, it is wise to keep in mind that we may design our lives one way, and they show up another way… it all depends on our individual vibrations as we move through this thing we call life.  

jupiter IN AQUARIUS

Jupiter in Aquarius is like the higher mind on overdrive! With full disclosure, I was born with this placement in my 1st House. I both do and do not resonate with my own forthcoming description here…because as I write, I draw from a certain place that is not extremely personal. That said, the Jupiter in Aquarius native may have a “strange” influence on the collective. The energy is essentially dealing with abundance + higher mind + individualism. That combination can show up in oh, so many ways. Part of its expression is tapped into through the natal chart, as the individual house placement dictates “where” the energy shows up. Still, and to name a few strings playing from one instrument, Jupiter in Aquarius can offer high levels of eccentricity, high levels of individualism, high levels of 6th, 7th, 8th…senses, and more. These are the innovators, the entrepreneurs, the extremely progressive minds, and the random people on the street that offer you some synchronicity in your life. Communicate with your higher mind much? Here it one type of energy for you to acquaint yourself with, well, YOU!

jupiter IN PISCES

Jupiter in Pisces is like adding a huge dose of hope + joy to an abundance of illusion. What? Let me explain. This type of energy can be incredibly productive and conducive to spiritual evolution – especially on the collective scale. Simultaneously, there can be a rose-colored glasses feel to it for some. It all depends on the energy leading up to its inception. For example, the last time Jupiter was in Pisces was in 2010. What was happening in 2010? Well, as an example, Obama was president in the United States, and Obamacare showed up shortly after Jupiter moved into this sign. I personally STILL have no clear understanding of this healthcare system, even though I know I support the ideal of it. Was the ideal made real? Not sure. Energetically, Jupiter in Pisces introduces ideals for the masses – whether or not they continue to manifest into collective Oneness + mass Reality is up to us and our movement. I do personally have a clear “marker” of this energy in my own system…do you? How did the energy show up for you? How might you revisit this energy in 2022? It isn’t that far away, and 2022 seems to have a LOT of implications astrologically. Get your natal chart reading + transit reading here, if you’re interested!
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Pluto.

PLUTO says “I TRANSFORM.”

 

Pluto is still a “planet” through the astrological lens. It is a transpersonal symbol + archetype. In fact, the very notion that (a part of) the collective “changed” its identity from a planet to some kind of dwarf entity (in 2006) only reiterates the archetype: Pluto is about transformation itself.

The United States has been dealing with its Pluto Return since 2008 – the financial crisis (2nd House in the US chart – House of money, values, self-worth, stability, etc.). The United States will feel its EXACT return on 2/22/2022. Any numerologist + non-numerologist alike can see the intensity of those numbers. Of all dates… 2/22/22… makes me think of Mark Danielewski’s book, Only Revolutions. Anyhow, onto this distant Star’s energy – felt both personally + collectively!

PLUTO IN ARIES

Pluto in Aries is about transformation through the Aries’ energetic field. The person with their Pluto in Aries may unconsciously + consciously seek or invite change through rather combative means. This is intense, impulsive, rash, and often quite ruthless energy. This is the “I want change + I want it NOW” energy. We haven’t seen this show up in an individual’s natal chart since the 1830s or so, and we won’t see it again (unless something unexpected shifts) until the 2060s. Feel free to research what was happening around the globe in the 1830s… you will see Pluto in Aries enacted for sure.

Pluto IN TAURUS

The Pluto in Taurus native will most likely come across as highly rigid. I see the roots of a tree for this energy – and the amount of sunlight won’t necessarily hinder how this vibration decides to grow. To survive. Think: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. Again, we haven’t seen this show up in a natal chart since the mid- to late- 1800s. It might be fun for those of you interested to dig into the events of the 1800s as Pluto shifted from sign to sign. Or, you could always read Cosmos + Psyche, by Richard Tarnas. That book has A LOT of information on transpersonal energetics!

pluto IN GEMINI

The Pluto in Gemini energy wants to take what’s been built and transform it into new, rather local connections. This the collective (and personal) mind on overdrive! It is no wonder we break up our time periods into titled segments like: The Industrial REVOLUTION, the Depression, the Information Age, etc. These are how we navigate + mark time as we see things changing on the collective front. The last time Pluto was in Gemini, it was the early 1900s. There are certainly some still alive with this in their natal chart. You know what? There may be some still alive with it in Aries or Taurus for all I know. Regardless, it is best to look at these segments as just that: energetic segments from Pisces…to Aries…bleeding into Taurus…and from there into Gemini…so on and so forth. What do you notice when you see these cycles happening? Who do you know with their natal Pluto in Gemini? They’ve seen a few changes in their lives, I’d say.

pluto IN CANCER

The Pluto in Cancer native may be seen as harnessing the “beginnings” of transformation on the feminine, motherly, emotional front. The “beginnings” are perpetually happening; this period of time was just one where the energy was more collectively seen, understood and/or awakened to through the chaos that seems to align with transformative processes. Pluto in Cancer babies are the Pre-Depression + Depression Era starseeds. They held and potentially still hold the energy needed to shift into yet a new cycle/revolution. That time was about the appearance of collective emotional/physical changes. Who do you know born between 1913 – 1939? Are you of that grand shift? If so, thank you. We needed your support to get us into Now (your opposite): Pluto in Capricorn. As above…so below. 

pluto IN LEO

The Pluto in Leo native was/is embodied from the strings and ends of the Pluto in Cancer generation. We went from collective/personal emotional + physical alternations to the “child” ready to be its OWN Self. To be an individual. Pluto in Leo is an interesting paradox in a way because it deals with BOTH personal (Leo) + collective (Pluto) in a very unique way. I imagine the Pluto in Cancer period as the pregnant woman; the Pluto in Leo period is about birth, new creation, and a focus on Self (both “higher” and “lower”). This is the BABY BOOMER generation. A lot of them have since left the Planet, but many are still around. What do we learn from them? What can we still learn from them? How are we interacting with the energy from the 1940s + 1950s now? Take a look around! We’ve come so far from all the generations before. This generation is certainly no less apparent in its collective affect + effect on us now. Keep reading..we are most likely beyond the child stage. Maybe we are teenagers now. 🙂

pluto IN VIRGO

The Pluto in Virgo type was born around 1956 – 1972. A lot of these light bodies are still around. Pluto in Virgo energy is yet another revolutionary energy based on the previous changes. Pluto acts as a type of “ripple effect” energy – unless Uranus is involved to shift the change of the changes! And, Uranus is and was involved over the years. Anyhow: focus. That’s what this energy was about, and those that are still living from that time period are helping the rest of us to focus our energies a bit more as we move along. Thank goodness. Virgo can be critical, detail-oriented, and yet in service of others. Couple that with Pluto and we have a very wide + wise, and yet narrow + nuclear type of energy at work. What happened during that time period? Just prior, we collectively experienced Hiroshima. That was Pluto in Leo (self-destructive) working its way into a new wave (healing + helping others). Ahhh, there is so, so, so much that happened between Pluto in Cancer to Pluto in Virgo. Can you see the changes unfolding? 

pluto IN LIBRA

The Pluto in Libra individual is/was a part of a generation that is still mostly alive and kicking! These are folks born between 1972ish – 1984ish. Yep. The “Generation X” +  the “Millennials” coming to fruition. I am personally on the cusp of this energy as a 1985er, so I kind of get the end of the one and the beginning of the next if we’re looking at strict cycle times. Regardless, and in my perspective, the Pluto in Libra generation was/is dealing with transformation in regards to overall balance + relations. These are the energies showing up to further refine and diplomatically represent “sides” to any equation or debate. The 50s and 60s certainly shook things up around the world… the 70s and early 80s were about re-balancing all of that activity. Did we balance things? I think we did, as best we could given the times + circumstances overall. The Pluto in Scorpio generation may be depicted as the generation to dig deeper and shift/align things more from this generational cycle, prior to + gearing up for the next few cycles (consciously or not). Are you of this generation? What HOUSE does this energy show up in for you? That’s *key*🔑🔐 … to learn more, book your natal reading or mentoring with me!

pluto IN SCORPIO

The Pluto in Scorpio native is working with Pluto energy in its HOME. What does that mean? Many, many things. This generation catered to a lot of things prior to the birth of the Internet in 1996 (Pluto in Sagittarius). That says something. Between 1984ish – 1995ish, this generation sparked a lot of emotional endings and beginnings that were (and still are) embedded deep in the collective consciousness. For example, the end of the Cold War. The Berlin Wall came down during the early seeds of this energy. Destruction breeds creation… and the Pluto in Scorpio energy made and makes that clear! It will smash the icy nature of Scorpio and make things thaw out more quickly, Kind of like a defroster type of energy. The individuals with this in their chart have one part of the blueprint for the next major shift. They may appear quite intense, emotional 😭 , destructive + violent – with a purpose/cause (Pluto in Sagittarius/Pluto in Libra, respectively) on some level or another. Keep an eye out. This generation is likely quite linked to/with the shift coming up between now and 2022 (+ beyond)…

pluto IN SAGITTARIUS

…And so are these folks! The Pluto in Sagittarius native is already harnessing power(s) for the next shift. Coming off the of the heels of the Pluto in Scorpio generation, these are the Internet babies. The Higher Mind – Different Truth(s) – Seeker and Searching-for-meaning babies. Well, they aren’t babies anymore. Between 1995ish and 2008ish…yea. The Internet + the global financial crisis (a word associated with Plutonian energy). These are THOSE babies grown up. What is this generational energy imbuing in us? Obviously change. But change on specific levels: Truth/truths, Purpose, Value, and more. Pluto was in connection with our galactic center (29 degrees Sag) in 2008. This generational energy was making way for COGNITION to become RECOGNITION in the next cycle. What was 2008 like for you? How are you dancing through the Now? The Pluto in Sagittarius individual will likely affect and or effect you if you interact with them now (and you probably do somehow). Gather further insight into your PERSONAL energy as an individual in this generation by booking a reading or requesting mentoring!

pluto IN CAPRICORN

The Pluto in Capricorn native is pretty young – or not even born yet. These are the children born between roughly 2008 – 2024. What are we feeling/sensing from these kiddos? What have the older generations been dealing with? Pluto in Capricorn on its own is about transformations to our seemingly solid structures. Capricorn takes ownership of the bones, teeth, our skin. Metaphorically, this energy ought to shake all of those things up! It has, hasn’t it? Look at the world right now… we are in need of this energetic shift. It may not be pretty or easy of comfortable, but luckily the Pluto in Capricorn individuals are our future. They carry the signatures – in different personal areas – to change how we are handling our business (and businesses). They offer us insight into where the faults in our systems are, and they offer us opportunity after opportunity to change things. On a personal note, I’ve been working with kids since 2013. It is interesting to see how parenting (Capricorn’s domain) is changing with these kids. A lot of these kids need new structures to thrive. The old ones aren’t working. It almost feels Aquarian to me, but I see how this seems to be the middle zone of breaking things down first – before the next generation…

pluto IN AQUARIUS

The Pluto in Aquarius babies are a generation I hope I get to witness. Assuming we are still kicking (and our Planet hasn’t kicked humanity off it Her), this generation will show up between 2024 – 2043. I try to stay away from predictions unless I get the go-ahead from guides on some level or another. So, I cannot predict what things will look like…but it feels like true, innovative means will be necessary for us all. Pluto in Aquarius draws in Uranian energy, and by 2024, Uranus will be continuing its travel through Capricorn. However the United States deals with its Pluto return will, ultimately, ripple out the rest of the world. Still, no matter where I look, it appears as though our current structures will, indeed, be a thing of the past. Pluto in Aquarius energy is about calling in a new world order. That is not meant to bring fear – in fact, it feels like truly awakened collective change, which aligns more fully with Higher Mind. Add in Uranus through Capricorn + Saturn through Pisces… we are looking at MAJOR collective shifts. The babies born in that generation will certainly, in my opinion, “know” what to do and how to do it. These are the powerful innovators headed our way to guide us along. No matter how young, it is important to look at our current children and the next wave as our teachers.

pluto IN PISCES

The Pluto in Pisces natives will, hopefully, bring us further refinement to how we conduct this thing called life when the years 2043 – 2066 come around. Pluto is rather comfortable in another water sign – the difference is in the movement. For example, Scorpio is fixed – think ice. Cancer is cardinal – think the ocean + the moon’s tidal significance (ups, downs, equilibrium). Pisces is like really looking at water as a WHOLE. All of it. Pluto in Pisces, then, seems to want to change the WHOLE. It doesn’t want to wait until the ice melts. It doesn’t want to hang out and go with the tidal flow. It wants to MOVE THE WATER ITSELF. This is a change in emotional + spiritual connection on a pretty focused level. If I am still around, I would like to exit the Earth during this period! Seems like a pretty solid place to exit before the next round of Pluto in Aries… All of it is simply REVOLUTIONS. 

Recipe No. 6 – How To Become A Cult Leader.

Step One: Have an idea. A good one. One that will sell itself.

Step Two: Prey on minds that believe they need what you’re selling. Usually, in some form or another, the sell is about a particular lifestyle or image. They will begin to follow you, oh great leader.

Step Three: Keep your followers on their toes. Make sure they are so brainwashed and bathed in fear that it will take a great leap in life to stop following you. Ever.

Step Four: When minds start to wake up to whatever they’ve believed, make sure you have enough money to keep your cult going. Discredit non-believers at every turn. Be so fearful and powerless- errr, I mean fearED and powerFUL that you don’t have to appear to be grasping at straws to maintain “order.”

CONGRATULATIONS! 👏 YOU HAVE BECOME A CULT LEADER.* 😱

*A cult can be seen as such depending on perspective. Scientology? Consult the dictionary definition. An economy based on consumerism? You decide.

Phases of the Moon: Day Twenty-Eight.

Graves
Anecdotes in peaceful moments.

An old short short, called Graves. I thought this simple poem would be perfect for the near ending of this moon cycle. May your day and night be peaceful…

One more day + onto the next project. New Moon 🌙 🌚  coming for us all on my dad’s birthday, July 23rd. Can’t wait!

July 20th, 2017.

Phases of the Moon: Day Twenty-Seven.


Swayed by just an inch of song
My feet become unglued
And I am taken away
Like a kite made of branches
In an unrelenting wind
Strong enough to carry me
Moving me far too easily.

Like a pair of discarded stockings
No body in there
My pink polka dots dance
With that bohemian adventure
Heartbreak waiting on the wings
Of my desire for the plain
It’s simple, I am moved far too easily.

I glide across compass points
Hanging onto an objective view
Where notes are felt falling for the layers
And tears drop into the wild and untamed ion
Charging me with an electric fear
For the pending loss of your unspoken words
Tell me, even silence moves me all too easily.

A failed retreat from the depth
In receipt of your last death
The dust swirling around my waist
Longing for that one glorious taste
Of your safe landing space
Won’t you help me to be free
Won’t you love me… move me too easily.

Image (“Red Kite Moon”) courtesy of Dr. Joseph Valks at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Old poem called Moved Too Easily, for this Moon Series. Two more poems, two more days…and then! Onto the next project. Hope you enjoy the next series 🦋

July 19th, 2017.

Phases of the Moon: Day Twenty-Six.

Teach Me To Be Simple
“Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.” -Friedrich Schiller

I’m not trying to be a martyr.
I’m trying to be myself.
I feel the weight of this world…
It’s duality and projection and
Reflections of chaos and confusion
…And I’m just trying to be me.

But I feel the burden of the bees
I feel the burden of the workers
Trying to maintain comfort
Catering and offering catharsis to the queen.
I feel the burden of our connections
Our karmas, our time in timelessness-
I feel things most cannot see.

A part of me wishes it all away
I wish not to be.
But that is my ego
Trying to hold on to the me
It’s the ego experiencing
That none of this is actually free.

Spirit knows none of “this” Real.
What’s Real is YOU and ME.
The bees teach us to just BE…
To breathe and to live simply.
Still…the complexity has be
Come disjointed and over
Whelming, unfortunately.

The depths of our souls
They tell us who we are
And yet many rely on sense.
Somehow my senses tell me
That everything is
Simply a dream.

Image courtesy of Suriya Kankliang/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Yet another old poem, called Teach Me To Be Simple, for this Moon Series. Almost at the end here. True beginnings of “new” are approaching. So. Much. Work. Happy endings to you. May they bring you new freedom + joy!

July 18th, 2017.