Friday, January 12, 2018

The Cosmic Story: Capricorn New Moon 2018

The Cosmic Story: Capricorn New Moon: Time to Build Our Vision.

Capricorn and Saturn

Capricorn’s symbol is the Sea-Goat, a magical being that doesn’t often fit with our modern understanding of Capricorn. We talk about Capricorn and it’s ruling planet, Saturn, in terms of discipline, hard work, authority, responsibility; with the patriarchal structure of hierarchy and its fear-inducing dominator mindset. Saturn rules time and like Father Time, we often see him as a harsh taskmaster. And yet, there’s much more to Capricorn and Saturn than we give them credit for.

Capricorn’s energy starts at the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. It marks the death of the old year. But it also cradles the re-birth of the Light. So like Janus, the two-headed god of January, who looks backwards and forwards, Capricorn is a time to let go of the old and embrace the new.

Now about that Sea-Goat. The constellation Capricornus was represented as a hybrid of a goat and a fish about 6,000 years ago. It represented the ancient Sumerian god Enki, the god of water, intelligence, knowledge, crafts, magic, mischief and creation, who sent help to awaken the goddess Inanna from her death in Erishkegil’s Underworld. He was the keeper of divine powers (the ME, the gifts of civilization), which he was later tricked into giving to Inanna.

So here we have two different energies combined in this mythical being. The fish tail symbolizes our watery depths, where we feel passion, open to our spirituality and connect to our soul. The goat symbolizes our intelligence, determination and ambition because goats are steady and can climb to the highest mountains – step by step seeking higher ground. So we can see how this symbol shows us the power and depth of Capricorn: when we ground ourselves in our soul’s purpose, we can fulfill our highest aspirations. To say it another way, it’s when we truly believe that we are spiritual beings having a human experience that we prosper, not only for ourselves but for the world.

Another way we can approach Capricorn is to see that it is the sign of our dharma, when we live in accord with the cosmic laws of life, and our karma, the consequences of our choices and actions.

And as Shamanic astrologer Daniel Giamario sees it, Capricorn is the sign of the Council of Grandmothers. This beautiful image gives Capricorn another image of wisdom, the feminine wisdom of how to live in harmony with the Earth and each other. 

Council of 13 Grandmothers 

With Saturn at home in Capricorn, it’s time to get real. Saturn entered Capricorn on December 19th for the first time in 30 years (1988). The best way to work with Saturn here is to leave the past behind because we are being given a new birth. With Saturn in Capricorn, we can begin to manifest the vision we’ve been working on while he was transiting through Sagittarius (2015-17), the sign of belief, truth and cosmic laws. Saturn is about authority, and once we take back our own authority, we become the authors of our own story.

Saturn rules time, so take it slow. That’s hard to do in our crazy, social media obsessed society. Turn off the computer and tune out for awhile. Saturn loves to hermitize. Take time to decide what you really want and believe in that possibility. And then work on it every day.

Then these next few years can be a very fertile time if you hold to your vision and are willing to do the work. Both Saturn and Capricorn are master builders of form and structure. And now that Pluto has taken his wrecking ball to those Capricorn institutions of government and finance, there is room to grow a new society, a new civilization based on feminine principles of unity, peace and prosperity that have nothing to do with our present capitalistic economy.

Life should be at the center of our society with the economy, education, the Arts and Sciences as tools for a better life. 

Father Time

Saturn in Capricorn is all about slow and steady growth. We have to begin to live from the inside out, rather than just on the surface with lots of repressed energies bubbling away within us. It’s time to face our fears (the negative energy of Saturn). This year is a good time to root out those fears while Jupiter transits through Scorpio. Looking your Shadows in the eye can transform them into new energy that you can use for creativity and growth.

The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge. (Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14)

With our collective Shadows running amok, we each need to face our personal Shadows and bring them into the Light. With Jupiter in Scorpio helping us dive deep, we need to see where we are afraid, where we fall back into old unconscious reactions and projections, and let them go. Once we understand how our Shadows keep us from our true Self, we can use our self-awareness to break free from these old patterns (Karma) and actually choose our life. We have been given free will, but it truly comes into play when we break free of our unconscious compulsions and choose our heart’s hope.

What’s your new dream? How do you get there?

Capricorn New Moon

With 6 planets in Capricorn, the cosmos is telling us to get our goat on. Are you preparing diligently for your next move? With Saturn in Capricorn for the next 3 years, we’ll have time to prepare ourselves. Stay focused, disciplined and become the author(ity) of your own life.

The Capricorn New Moon occurs on January 16th - 17th, 2018 at 6:17pm PST/ 9:17pm EST/ 2:17am GMT.

The Sabian symbol for this New Moon at 27* Capricorn is: Pilgrims climbing the steep steps leading to a mountain shrine. This symbol indicates that if we plant this New Moon seed with self-awareness, we can develop the mystical consciousness that can co-create reality. Like the Capricorn goat, we have to climb slowly and steadily, with determination and discipline.

Both Venus and Pluto bracket this New Moon. We have to evolve our understanding of the Sacred Feminine and Her Wisdom, and so this energy is part of the New Moon. That means we have to begin to listen to her gifts of Imagination, Emotional Intelligence and Vision.

The Sabian symbol for Pluto at 20* Capricorn is: A hidden choir is singing during a religious service. This image calls on us to participate in a community that is aligned with the music of the spheres. When we band together in this state of group harmony (which is sorely needed now), we are filled with the spirit of Life. And we see this happening. Groups of like-minded people are gathering on the internet and in our communities. We are stronger when we work with a group. Pluto want us to evolve out of the patriarchal belief of individualism, which has become selfishness, into a group of individuals that can help each other grow.

The Sabian symbol for Venus at 29* Capricorn is: A woman reading tea leaves. For too long, patriarchy has rejected the imaginative, intuitive wisdom of opening ourselves to Nature and the Anima Mundi. We have to reclaim our ability to see the hidden meaning in life. This is the power of the new Feminine.

For a moment, let’s return to the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. The Sabian symbol for the eclipse degree, 29* Leo, is: A mermaid emerges from the ocean waves ready for rebirth in human form.

Something new is emerging in our collective consciousness. It is a feminine vision of life. And we see this idea repeated by the conjunction of Venus, Sun and Pluto on January 8th – 9th

 Woman Clothed with the Sun

The New Feminine, birthed back in 1969, when we all first saw Earth from the surface of the Moon, has been in exile since the late 80’s – the last time Saturn was in Capricorn. Publishers stopped publishing books on the Goddess, we had reactions to the feminist movement and it seems the Goddess was exiled to the desert for awhile. But there She developed her Eagle wings and now She’s ready to fly.

And this time, She is here to stay. It’s synchronistic that Oprah gave her marvelous speech at the Golden Globes just before this conjunction. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.

This New Feminine spirit is different from the women’s movement back in the 60s. Back then, women wanted outer e quality with men, which we never really achieved. We took on the masculine attitudes of rationality, hierarchy, competition, action and individualism. Now women are banding together to express our own power, different from men’s power. But equal to it. It’s time we reclaimed the feminine powers of emotional intelligence (not emotional overwhelm like Trump), intuition, introversion, compassion, vision, connection and wisdom. Which our intellect and individuality will support and nurture.

This Venus superior conjunction (out beyond the Sun) occurred with Pluto, taking this new evolutionary phase of the Sacred Feminine into a bigger arena. Adam Gainburg, in his book The Light of Venus, calls this phase of the Venus cycle before she emerges as the Evening Star of wisdom, the transmutation phase of the Venus cycle, when ‘The Queen of Heaven dissolved into the very fabric of the kosmos and becomes re-conceived as the forthcoming Queen of Heaven & Earth.’ It is a time of ‘forging a foundation of open-hearted power and contributing it to a transformed society’. Adam says the ‘transmutation is essentially a feminine mode of transformation’, one that begins inside, forcing us to serve who we are becoming rather than who we’ve been.

Having been born in this phase of Venus, I can say that it is a path of great interior growth and consciousness, often accompanied by great loss and loneliness, but which results in a new paradigm of feminine power. It’s gift to me was my book, Wisdom’s Daughters: How Women Can Change the World.

This Capricorn New Moon, seeded in the dark and cold of winter, is cradled in the watery arms of Jupiter and Mars in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. Jupiter in Scorpio can accelerate the recognition, acceptance and integration of our Shadows. Mars supports the New Feminine being birthed, just as men as supporting this new women's movement.  Neptune in Pisces opens us to the collective unconscious, the realm of the Anima Mundi – The World Soul. It is here that we connect to the creative imagination or the quantum field. Out of these cosmic waters,we can water this New Moon seed and create our vision, if our imagination is strong enough and our love and passion powerful enough.

All new life needs a spark of divine fire to quicken its life and the seeds of this powerful Capricorn New Moon get that from its square to Uranus in Aries, re-animating the ongoing Uranus in Aries/Pluto in Capricorn waxing square of 2012-2015. So stay open to unexpected insights and happenings. Hopefully, we’ve connected to our archetypal purpose during Uranus’ transit of Aries, especially since Uranus moves into Taurus this May for a few months until it decides to stay there in 2019.

Look at your dream and see what might be blocking you from co-creating it. If it’s fear, set yourself free of it. Otherwise, Uranus will blow it up. Follow your heart’s hope. Release what keeps you from the bigger vision.

We need to know who we are (Aries) before we can build what we came here to build (Taurus). Remember The Field of Dreams: If you build it, they will come.

The energies of 2018 are aligned with the Divine Feminine. When Uranus goes into Taurus in late May, all the outer planets will be in Earth and Water signs. (Uranus in Taurus, Jupiter in Scorpio, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces). The cosmos is ready to help us. The world is ready to accept our abilities and skills. But we need the sacred Feminine as our foundation, so our sacred Masculine energy can build our vision.

It’s time to face your reality. Be honest with yourself and evaluate your life. Do you make the most of your life and your time? Are you concentrating on the old patriarchal fears of lack and loss? This can be a year where you make quantum leaps in your spiritual maturity if you let your inner life of the soul come out to play.

It’s time and past time to acknowledge your own Light and let it shine out into the world. What you radiate will come back to you – so open your heart and let your love shine out!

Walk in beauty, love and wisdom,

Send Your Love Into the Future ~ Sting

Finding the world in the smallness of a grain of sand
And holding infinities in the palm of your hand
And Heaven's realms in the seedlings of this tiny flower
And eternities in the space of a single hour

Send your love into the future
Send your love into the distant dawn

Inside your mind is a relay station
A mission probe into the unknowing
We send a seed to a distant future
Then we can watch the galaxies growing
This ain't no time for doubting your power
This ain't no time for hiding your care
You're climbing down from an ivory tower
You've got a stake in the world we ought to share

You see the stars are moving so slowly
But still the earth is moving so fast
Can't you see the moon is so lonely
She's still trapped in the pain of the past

This is the time of the worlds colliding
This is the time of kingdoms falling
This is the time of the worlds dividing
Time to heed your call

Send your love into the future
Send your precious love into some distant time
And fix that wounded planet with the love of your healing
Send your love
Send your love

There's no religion but sex and music
There's no religion but sound and dancing
There's no religion but line and color
There's no religion but sacred trance
There's no religion but the endless ocean
There's no religion but the moon and stars
There's no religion but time and motion
There's no religion, just tribal scars

Throw a pebble in and watch the ocean
See the ripples vanish in the distance
It's just the same with all the emotions
It's just the same in every instance

There's no religion but the joys of rhythm
There's no religion but the rites of Spring
There's no religion in the path of hate
No prayer but the one I sing

Send your love into the future
Send your precious love into some distant time
And fix that wounded planet with the love of your healing
Send your love
Send your love

There's no religion but sex and music
There's no religion that's right or winning
There's no religion in the path of hatred
Ain't no prayer but the one I'm singing
Send your love
Send your love


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© Copyright 2018 ~CATHY PAGANO  All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Cathy's Quick Vibrational Astrology Reading with David Cochrane

This is a video by David Cochrane, who teaches Vibrational Astrology at the Avalon School of Astrology and Kepler.

David used my natal chart to look at the patterns resonating in it that make 'me' up -- that show my gifts, talents, personal beliefs, etc.  He does this through examining planetary mid-points (the midpoint between two planets) and the various harmonic charts.   Harmonic charts show the resonating energies between planets in the chart (like a note of music) -- they bring the chart alive with energies and resonances and rhythms.  This video shows how the planets interact in my birth chart.

This type of astrology is still new to me but I'm hoping to apply to David's program in the Spring -- if other parts of my life don't need attending to.

If you don't know astrology but you know me, you'll be fascinated.  If you know astrology, this is a fascinating aspect of astrology.

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Cosmic Story: Cancer Full Moon, 2018

The Cosmic Story: Cancer Full Moon January 1, 2018

Feeding the Soul. Finally.

I’m writing this newsletter as the Taurus Moon waxes past the first quarter, the Earth sign concerned with what we value and how we value things. Taurus is a fertile sign – just think of May and all the beauty of that season. And this Moon phase is all about nourishing the sprout that was seeded at the Sagittarius New Moon, which occurred on the Galactic Center (the Cosmic Womb) on December 17-18. It’s time to open to the cosmic mystery that we each birthed this Winter Solstice and pour our love into that new life.

Every January, while the Sun is in Capricorn, the sign that symbolizes fathers, our dharma and our collective institutions, we have a Full Moon in Cancer, the sign of our emotional body, the family, the mothers, our security. Every year, we look within to figure out what our emotional needs are for ourselves but also so our collective institutions can adjust to the needs of the people. This year, it seems like there is a bigger disconnect between people’s needs and the government’s agenda. Do we really need ‘millions’ of jobs in the military to keep us happy and safe? Doesn’t a happy, prosperous citizenry create more security than a global police force? 
This year, it is especially important for each of us to understand what will make us secure and content, fertile and creative. It’s always about choices and opportunities. If your life and your work are not serving you, what do you need to do to change that this year? What is your heart’s hope? If our government is not serving our collective needs, what do we do to change that? We live in a democracy, which means we need to know how we want to live our collective life and make choices that support those visions; otherwise, we will be controlled and corralled into corporate agendas rather than life-giving ones. 
The universe knew who it needed at this point in time – us! So do whatever needs doing – band together and help each other. Share you gifts and talents with others who need them as we re-build our society from the ground up. If you’re a techie and a healer needs some help, find ways to exchange your services – money, barter, alternative ‘money’, ?. Who knows what we can all create if we let our hearts sing us a vision.

At least, that’s what my inner Council of Grandmothers is telling me. 
The day after the Cancer Full Moon, the planet Uranus turns to direct motion, so we need to take those inner awakenings we’ve experienced in the past 5 months and use them to re-create our outer lives. So watch what happens on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 when Uranus stations. Surprises, revelations, awakenings, rebellions are energized.

The Sabian symbol for Uranus at 24*34’ Aries (25*) is: The possibility for people to gain experience at two levels of being.* We can only experience what we believe in. We need faith to accept this new level of consciousness. Dane Rudhyar comments on this degree: “Be open. Be able and willing to shape your translucent mind in the form revealing spiritual fulfillment. And you will be able to experience life and power on inner as well as outer planes.”
This is the awakening that Uranus brings to us. We can live our spiritual lives in the outer world. In fact, that is our real purpose in life. To open to the great mystery of life, to live our spirituality and see where it takes us.

Cancer Full Moon

This year’s Cancer Full Moon occurs on January 1, 2018 at 6:24pm PST/ 9:24pm EST and on January 2, 2018 at 2:24am GMT.

Cancer symbolizes the Great Mother, the ocean's depths, the source of life and creativity. Cancer is a cardinal water sign – once Cancer senses what is needed, she does something about it. If you’re hungry, she’ll feed you. If you’re afraid, she’ll comfort you. If you’re hurt, she’ll try to heal you. What do you need? Like any loving Mother, this Cancer Moon wants to nurture you so that you grow into your Higher Self. Accept that you are loved and watch how you blossom.

Elana Gibeault ~ Cancer Sea Priestess

The Cancer Moon is supported by planets in the other two water signs, forming a grand water trine, which certainly can reduce any stress and tension in our lives. The grand trine can even make us so complacent that we don’t do anything! With the stress of the holidays, this can be exactly what we need. A little self-nurturing goes a long way.

It’s also a great time to do some inner work. Just because we’re not acting in the outer world doesn’t mean we can’t engage with the inner world while we meditate and relax. The Cancer Moon can sense what is needed to feel safe and secure. Jupiter and Mars in Scorpio can help us decided who is most helpful in getting us those things – and who is not. Neptune in Pisces opens us to Spirit through our dreams and imagination. While the Cancer Moon digs deep to feel our needs and Neptune feeds our dreams of a better life, Jupiter and Mars can go after the resources we need to fulfill those needs. 
Why not engage in active imagination with these energies. See what they want to tell you. Our unconscious has so much wisdom to share. But like all children, young or middle aged, we very rarely want to listen. 
When you work with these planets, they open us to our psychic abilities, so trust your intuitions, trust your heart and trust your gut. Our left brain rationality needs to support these feelings rather than create fear around them.


What saves this watery grand trine from stagnating is the Capricorn Sun, along with Saturn, Venus and Pluto in Capricorn. The Sun and Venus take that watery grand trine and turn it into an aspect called a KITE. With Sun/Venus opposite the Moon and connecting energetically with the other water planets, we have the opportunity to use the Capricorn energy to ground our feelings and steady our emotional body. It gives us an outlet for all that water, the ground to pour it into. So that our original Sagittarius New Moon seed may flower. What was your vision for that New Moon?

Capricorn and its ruler, Saturn, are good at structuring things. Especially at this Cancer Full Moon, the Sun can use its Capricorn energy to focus our Cancer feelings into something productive. We can build on them if we’re brave enough and strong enough to believe in our heart’s hope. 
This is our chance to re-structure our lives and bring them into alignment with our soul’s purpose. So let your soul sing to you during this Full Moon – as you relax from your New Year’s Eve celebrations. 
With Uranus in Aries stationing within 6* of its square to Pluto in Capricorn, we are still in the revolutionary energies that were strongest from 2012-2015. This is the Hero’s Journey phase of their cycle – we have to overcome obstacles in the outer world to ground our vision of peace and freedom (from the 60s) into our society. This will be a peaceful revolution, so it takes time for people to rouse themselves and it has to be world-wide. We are all in this together. Know that you can change your life. Know that we can change our world. It’s all about choice and opportunity.

The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 12* Cancer is: A woman nursing a baby, haloed by the light of a single star.* This new child within us is the Divine Child. We each birth this Child when we live with spiritual awareness and compassionate understanding. Our soul’s work is to take part in this spiritual evolution. So nurse your inner child – give it what it needs to grow strong. 

The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 12* Capricorn is: In an old diamond mine, a showcase displaying and explaining different crystalline structures.* These crystalline structures are the basic structures of life. Perhaps symbolizing the archetypes, those basic laws of life. We need to reconnect (Venus can help us here) with this most ancient knowledge because our society is sick and in need of restoration. We need to release the past that holds us captive to unhealthy situations, just as we need to let those institutions that no longer serve us die, so that new life can grow up in its place. 
Venus is traveling very close to the Sun – but on the far side of the Sun – for the next 54 days. She is treading the underworld path of death and rebirth as she rises as the Evening Star of Wisdom. She takes with her the #metoo energy that has bounded women from around the world – women and children of all races have experience the degradation and fear of sexual assault – because our culture gives men all the power but never the blame of their sexual violence. ‘It’s always the woman’s fault’ is the patriarchal #notme! 
Venus will conjunct the Sun and then Pluto on January 8-9, taking her transformation so deep we don’t know how she’ll manifest in us and in the world. Venus will embrace both life (Sun) and death (Pluto) within a few hours of each other, taking that shining solar energy into the depth of inner space – to discover what? And then Pluto communicates to the Sun what Venus is birthing.
The Sabian symbol for Venus at 10* Capricorn is: On a sailboat, seamen are feeding a tame albatross.* Venus is the energy that connects us and here she is connecting the human world with the animal world. An Albatross is a sign of good luck to mariners, so feed your luck through compassion and sharing. 
And if you’re journeying into deep space with Venus, do not fear. Stay open and make offerings to whatever flies your way. Like the helpful animals in fairy tales, our inner beings can help us.

It’s time to let our emotional intelligence take the lead. We can retreat back into our shell out of fear, choosing the safety and comfort of our old, known life, or we can trust life’s flow as we navigate the changes coming our way.

When Saturn passed into Capricorn on December 19th, it passed over the Galactic Center – the womb of our universe – and seeded us with the new life intentions for the coming age. There’s around a 50 year period (perhaps starting in the 70s) when the Earth’s plane is aligned with the galactic center, so as planets pass from Sagittarius to Capricorn, they are energized by the galactic womb. After that time, the planes will separate. Perhaps we are being seeded by cosmic intelligence with information on how to survive our environmental crisis and create a new type of society – perhaps one that will go out into the stars one day.
So play with your vision and listen for messages on how to shape it to your needs. As you know, things take time to grow.

Mercury in Sagittarius connects one last time with Uranus in Aries on Saturday, January 6th. Watch for revelations, insights and changing choices.
Then Mercury reaches the degree it retrograded at on Wednesday, January 10th. That signals the end of the entire Mercury retrograde period. What have you learned about your beliefs and your spiritual practices?
Mercury goes into Capricorn – passing over the Galactic Center – later that same day, January 10th – 11th. Then Mercury conjuncts Saturn on January 12th – 13th . Watch for any dreams or sychronicities that might bring you messages. Perhaps your plans will come into sharper focus now. Let the shape arise from your unconscious – don’t force things. Shape them once they appear if needed.

With Venus traveling so close to the Sun now, they both connect with Neptune in Pisces on January 2nd – 3rd. Venus will connect with Neptune’s message strongly and take it up with the Sun. Then on January 8th they connect with Jupiter in Scorpio, aiding us to see our real goals and connect with people who share them. Later that day, Pluto in Capricorn empowers Mars in Scorpio to really commit to our new life.
On January 9th, the Sun, Venus, Pluto in Capricorn and Mars in Scorpio dance with each other, weaving together their energies and birthing a new Venus energy, one that will raise up the Divine Feminine strongly this year. Venus will emerge from the Sun’s rays as an Evening Star in late February in Pisces. This Venus, like Kuan Yin and Sophia, is wise and compassionate. She will be our guide for the next part of our journey. Open to her Wisdom.
The intensity of these first two weeks of January ends with the Sun and Venus in Capricorn squaring Uranus in Aries on January 14th, sparking our hero’s journey once again to change our lives and change the world. And finally on January 15th, Jupiter in Scorpio energizes Pluto in Capricorn to keep going with his wrecking ball, getting to the root of the problems in our society.
Looks like quite an exciting few weeks. What a way to start off 2018!

Connect with heaven’s energies and work with them to download cosmic information. Then trust it, hone it and share it. Remember, we don’t have to do things on our own – we have our tribe to help us. Don’t go it alone anymore. Ask for help.

This is our new beginning. 
May the blessings of new life fill you.
Walk with the Light,

*Steve Eardley, The Revised Sabian Symbols.

For the Unknown Self

So much of what delights and troubles you
Happens on a surface
You take for ground.
Your mind thinks your life alone,
Your eyes consider air your nearest neighbor,
Yet it seems that a little below your heart
There houses in you an unknown self
Who prefers the patterns of the dark
And is not persuaded by the eye's affection
Or caught by the flash of thought.

It is a self that enjoys contemplative patience
With all your unfolding expression,
Is never drawn to break into light
Though you entangle yourself in unworthiness
And misjudge what you do and who you are.

It presides within like an evening freedom
That will often see you enchanted by twilight
Without ever recognizing the falling night,
It resembles the under-earth of your visible life:
All you do and say and think is fostered
Deep in its opaque and prevenient clay.

It dwells in a strange, yet rhythmic ease
That is not ruffled by disappointment;
It presides in a deeper current of time
Free from the force of cause and sequence
That otherwise shapes your life.

Were it to break forth into day,
Its dark light might quench your mind,
For it knows how your primeval heart
Sisters every cell of your life
To all your known mind would avoid,

Thus it knows to dwell in you gently,
Offering you only discrete glimpses
Of how you construct your life.

At times, it will lead you strangely,
Magnetized by some resonance
That ambushes your vigilance.

It works most resolutely at night
As the poet who draws your dreams,
Creating for you many secret doors,
Decorated with pictures of your hunger;

It has the dignity of the angelic
That knows you to your roots,
Always awaiting your deeper befriending
To take you beyond the threshold of want,
Where all your diverse strainings
Can come to wholesome ease.

~ John O'Donohue ~

(To Bless the Space Between Us)