2016 has been rough, period. Yes, there have been some amazing moments, but also difficult ones. As we prepare for 2017, it feels like the world is taking a deep breath in anticipation of how much more comfort and familiarity must be left behind. Something is different this time, as we brace for what that could be. Only time will tell, of course, how the year ahead unfolds. All we can do is wait. Be patient. Embrace the dark, for now, as the light of day grows long. Sit with the questions we can’t yet answer, while befriending all that is uncertain. These are the messages being sent from above, courtesy of planetary alignments. But unless you live under a rock, dear reader, I am sure you can sense what I sense, deeply affected by the current cosmic tide.
I personally feel a hummed stirring within that sounds like a deep knowing, matched with fear. I am aware of things unfolding inside and around me, and I am forced to respond accordingly. But I have never known myself to be this willing to act on what I actually know. I, like most people, tend to live in denial, sometimes resistant, often with judgement and a need to be in control. But as I said, something is different. Maybe it is because transit Saturn (Discipline and Structure) is forming a flowing trine to my Natal Moon (Emotions). I feel more grounded in what matters to me. I am “adulting” with less fuss. I am being more realistic. I know what is what, even though I might wish for what is to be different. I am living the balance of light and dark.
Still, there are so many questions. I can only act on what I know now, because I do not know what will be. I find myself saying that my life is anyone’s guess these days. In many ways, I have accepted this, and in many ways, I have not. But at least I can observe every thought, sentiment, fear, and question that lands at the entrance to my Soul, and give it space to breathe. That one big question absorbs every fiber of my being, until all I can do is live it day in and day out, silently acknowledging it, prayerfully wishing for its resolve, grateful for the wisdom embedded, forward looking to when I can gracefully live the answers. May it be so.
Happy New Year, Friends!
Check your horoscopes to see what’s in store this week ahead, and don’t forget to read for your ascendant sign too.