Cancer 17° (July 7)
So I did manage to get some new version of a book proposal out of my hands and into my agent’s. And we escaped the cranky swelter by hitting the beach for a swim. But when we got there it was so cool and breezy already that I didn’t even go into the water. I’m glad I didn’t actually because I woke up feeling very coldy today in any case. As we were making dinner the weather really shifted and the heavens opened up and we had a great downpour. I feel like I haven’t been in that kind of weather for a long time. It was really quite enjoyable. I have decided that FOMO when it comes to events in Provincetown is simply HOMO (hurt of missing out?). Too many frayed relationships in that town for me at this point. I know people (there) really enjoy that sort of thing, given it’s junior-high vibration, dissing and ditching people for certain epochs. Mainly the Aquarian and Scorpio people, but also the Taurus too. Hey maybe it’s a fixed-sign thing. I don’t know enough Leos, really, to add them to the list. They mainly just become loners and eschew everyone and everything. Anyway I did get some version into the agent and that was the main point of this day. And we had a lovely shrimp cocktail outside before the heavens opened up and we had a wonderful salmon dinner and then rented For Your Consideration which was wonderful to see again. Our friend PP is so good in it.
JW beamed in today says Stella and it looks like we will be enjoying the pleasure of her company after all which is great. I think S has also arranged to get some Cricketwear for our friend before we head to Corfu. I cannot wait for this trip I must be honest but I do feel like I’m a little behind the eightball today (not really) in terms of getting my chores done. I would actually like to start writing tomorrow and make some major headway on that score. And I suppose tonight would be the best time to really get the festival promotion cooking. I’m going to have just a couple of dry days today and tomorrow and let evaporate some of the excess bloat from the wine. Once I tackle this sample chapter I am going to feel so chill for the rest of the year. I think we will do the exact same show as last year and just have all new guests. And we need some good photos. That is definitely on the grand to-do list.
Someone I know posted this on social media:
I am at an interesting crossroads in my life. I wonder am I going to take a new path or are all my paths leading to one path… Some parts of me are feeling like things are coming together and other parts of me are wondering if it is time to make radical change. As Albert Einstein once said the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. That being said I also think if you keep doing what make you most alive and happy that you will find a way to thrive…
I think it is most important to redefine what thriving actually is. For many this means thriving monetarily. But I want to be sure I am thriving emotionally, creatively and spiritually. Thriving for me means finding peace and bliss regularly. It means living in a state of trust that all is in some kind of Divine Order. I hope to simultaneously know that I do not need anything to find peace and at the same time know our actions can create situations that can help us to fulfill our mission and make the world a better and more beautiful place for everyone…
Sounds about right…..Anyway here is more of what I didn’t use in my proposal:
In our philosophy, true desire and divine callings are two parts of a whole seeking connection. The former resides within us and the latter comes from the universe. We like to say that our desires are a bit of real estate the universe owns inside us. Desire and destiny-callings do seem to share the same quality of urging us in a direction that isn’t necessarily of our conscious choosing. It is said that many are called but few answer; and why is that? Because it’s daunting—even though that call is only ever coming from inside the house, mostly deep within our subconscious, a word often paired with desire. It’s as if that bit of real-estate starts blinking or glowing—like E.T.’s heart light—drawing us “home” to fulfill said calling. Swallowing our true desires only increases their pressure on us, which can be intense. And yet, to spout another cliché, most of us lead a life of quiet desperation. Which is just a poetic way of saying not going for the gold, the brass ring, or whatever you want to call what it is you wanted—your true purpose—before life got in the way. I didn’t choose that longing, that desire, after all, one tries to convince oneself, never truly succeeding. It’s just ego. Is it? We think it’s rather more egotistical to go against the grain of that desire cum destiny, we maintain has been divinely seeded in you. But hey, who are we? We’re Starsky + Cox that’s who and we’re here to tell you George Eliot was right in saying—yes, another platitude—”it’s never too late to become what you might have been.” And, truth be told, more than anything, our work with private clients is hinged on setting people on the path of true desire toward fulfillment of that destined purpose; and together we have found that even progressing just a little ways up that path is more rewarding than the slam-dunk achievement of goals and awards that appear monumental on the outside, but hold no real value for us, inside. Spirituality is, by definition: the quality of being concerned with the human spirit. And though we are humanistic astrologers, those who deal in the development of the individual, right here on terra firma; we nonetheless embrace a transpersonal approach that includes fostering the individual’s relationship to (their own) divinity. In so doing, it is key to help our clients and our readers mete out what are their true desires from the endless yearnings of their body and our overactive, conditioned, brainwashed minds. In addition to astrology, this is where sex comes in.
The one thing about all of us that tends to be pure in its expression is that which turns us on sexually, whether or not we reveal that fully, or in part, to others. And, just like those destiny callings we are wont to ignore, many people try to put down certain sexual desires which they feel might bring them shame, embarrasment, isolation, ostricization or loss. They suppress, they repress. Compounded pressure: To the human subconscious a stifled desire is a stifled desire—it doesn’t distinguish between the repression of a sexual longing or a “spiritual” one—we use quotation marks here to underscore the fact that a true desire or purpose or destiny calling is that quality within us concerned with our spirit or, by another term, our soul. There we said it: Soul. Soul, soul, soul. It sounds so religious a thing when, really, it’s just a little word to name the boundless, non-material, wholly energetic (therefore immune to creation or destruction), eternal aspect of our being. And okay, we admit it: we’re also esoteric astrologers, those concerned with the evolution of the soul over lifetimes; but if we led with that you mightn’t have read this far. In truth, we never put too fine a point on this in our private practice, let alone in our books. It’s a backdrop belief—reincarnation—still any formally trained astrologer worth their salt would have learned to read people’s charts from this esoteric, soul perspective. Which can be mind blowing. But we were talking about sex; we tend to conflate it with spirituality…
To view the original Sabian Symbol themed 2015 Cosmic Blague corresponding to this day: Flashback! The degree pointof the Sabian Symbol will be one degree higher than the one listed for today. The Blague portrays the starting degree of for this day ( 0°, for instance), as I typically post in the morning, while the Sabian number corresponds to the end point (1°) of that same 0°-1° period. There are 360 degrees spread over 365 or 6 days per year—so they near but not exactly correlate.
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