Last night, I casually picked up a book in Bev’s living room. It’s called Stolen Life and the authors are Randy Wiebe and Yvonne Johnson. Shades of bibliomancy as I opened the book at random and my eyes fell on these words: “… a medicine person is meant for the people, and not for themselves.” A good reminder to me as I explore my work in alignment with my destiny.
Little did I realise how relevant yesterday’s Strength card’s message of relating to animals would be, but I certainly found out when I had a 2:34 a.m. visit from a mouse. As I was turning over in a half-sleep, my senses awoke to another presence in the bedroom. Scurry, thump. “What the hell was that?” Sense of motion in the dark. Again, “What the hell was that?” Lights on. There went a mouse into safe hiding somewhere behind the desk. So I slept in later this morning. According to Ted Andrews, Mouse is about attention to detail, how to attain big things by working on the little details. No kidding!
Somehow, I ended up on schedule by mid-day. Grace, I guess. And I’m starting to streamline the way I look at my chart and consult written materials. The mélange of planet, sign, house, and topic is flowing together with greater ease, so what previously took four pages to write about now takes only two pages.
Today’s Walking in This World task was “Mapping Your Interests”. Mine sugars down to two things I’d like to pursue more, astrology and sound healing. The resources and people are certainly in my sphere, but there’s no rush. Just enjoy.
This morning’s astro-journalling session explored reserves of energy or resources that support my dream in the present. The combination of Saturn in Aries in the 3rd House, Venus in Leo in the 7th House, and North Node in Taurus in the 3rd House inspired this list of what supports my work, or could support it, here and now:
1. Morning pages as a consistent practice, even after completing the Walking in This World programme.
2. Regularly scheduled book-writing time.
3. Periodic one-on-one feedback with a peer/buddy.
4. The monthly Readers Studio teleconferences.
5. Set up my own regular teleconferences (scary!).
6. Seasonal networking circles.
7. A mastermind group made up of playful, creative, innovative leaders.
8. Continue the monthly tarot gatherings in my home.
9. Teach longer-term programmes that bring large universal concepts down to earth in practical bite-size pieces, both in private mentoring and in small groups.
10. Receive slow and steady personal mentoring in astrology as a counselling tool/process, and only from the best of the best.
An afternoon with natal chart and journal in hand yielded potential financial resources that I hadn’t really considered or that I had previously brushed aside:
1. Keep leading small groups, both in and close to Toronto.
2. Co-lead with people whose audience and mine would click.
3. More self-published writings.
4. Spiritual music of a transformative nature that creates a sense of connection with the Whole. Printed music? CDs? Circles of healing sound? Other(s)?
5. Teach continuing education courses in journal writing, tarot, etc. in colleges or other places of “higher” learning.
6. Offer an intuitive development course.
7. Teach healing to spiritual groups.
8. Recycle more! Find new uses for old items, trade things with other people, and sell what I no longer need.
9. Slowly investigate innovative, unusual investments that are health-friendly and eco-friendly.
I need to weigh the pros and cons of some of these more thoroughly before committing to them, but what a great set of ideas.
Today’s tarot card: Page of Swords, upright. Adventures in writing. Recommitting to my journal writing (moment by moment). Bold ideas. Daring to actively pursue a routine or that of values that carry deep meaning for me. Leaping into a learning experience. Taking communication risks, such as posting my personal material on this blog.