Today is a good numbers day. It’s a day of order: 10, 11,
12, and each of the two digit pairs becomes 1, 2, 3. These little things tickle
October has brought cooler weather, which I welcome. As I
was preparing dinner yesterday, out of the corner of my eye I could see the sky
changing to deep ruby. I walked over to the bedroom window and admired the
view. The clouds looked full and gray. Later that evening, I smelled the first
rain. It wasn’t much, but it was something. At last!
Something led me to dust off my astrology chart and take a
look at it. I do tend to do this every few years, sometimes each year. I think
I’ll be spending more time re-exploring astrology, going deeper. I have several
books that I’ve used, cookbook style books, and some that deal with certain
areas of astrology. I’ve also unloaded plenty and kept those that I thought
would be most useful at the time.
The other night I dreamt of a space. It was dirt and kids
were flattening out the dirt, as someone would do when they are getting the
land ready for building. I was at the outskirts watching and behind me, as if
it was the most natural thing were boxes built into the dirt of stones and
crystals of all shapes and sizes. Mostly earth toned stones—deep reds, oranges,
browns, and plum purple—and there was a section of boxes with white
crystals—flat, diamond shaped, round—I picked one up and held it to the sun so
that I could see rainbows.
On top of my many visits to the library, the last few days
I’ve felt guilty because I’ve purchased a handful of books, real books and
Kindle books. Today, I took myself to the metaphysical store and purchased two
more astrology books and a tiger’s eye stone. I’ve long been a student of
astrology—slowly and in spurts—and I’ve recently felt that I want to go back to
the basics, to get reacquainted with all of the signs, as well as the planets,
and to become more familiar with the twelve houses. I still struggle with
aspects, but with a little more persistence, I’m sure it will fall into place.
Thinking about it…I think it was three days ago when I took
my chart out and while I was reading from two books that I chose allowing
myself to land where my intuition guided me, I was amazed how much I can still learn
about myself each time I re-examine my chart. It leads me to see things that may
make sense and that I couldn’t quite put a face to. I also had a report from
many years ago that was prepared for me. I skimmed some of what it said. Even
though I’ve spent time with my chart, have had it read by an astrologer on a
few occasions, there is always something that opens my eyes and that’s just
looking at my natal chart without looking at current transits and happenings.
We are such cyclical creatures and astrology feeds into that. It’s wonderful
that there are many different tools out there for our use toward
self-reflection and self-discovery.
I was slightly disappointed with how workshop week has gone
in the online short story writing class. We were placed into groups for
workshop, which is fine. It turns out I’m in the group where only one other
person has provided feedback on our stories. Apparently all the other groups
have gone back and forth on feedback and have had a productive week.
There are four other group members in my group besides
myself. The deadline has passed, so now we’re on to a new week. We have one
more week of workshop where we’ll post our revised stories or a new story for
critique. I prefer when we do the whole class postings. It seems classmates
tend to respond to what interests them. I think what I miss is that with the
whole class critiques, we have the opportunity of peeking in and seeing the
scenes and feedback that others leave. This time, it’s like I’m in a void.
There is nothing much happening for this week. Onto next week and looking
forward to getting back to the whole class format.
Well, I’m off to read my new astrology books and hopefully
I’ll also have time for the other books I’ve been dipping in and out of!