Zodiac In Translation

I would like to introduce to you my newsletter: Zodiac in Translation, a tinyletter for all those who have used my services this past year, zodiacal or otherwise. I have really enjoyed meeting all of you and always come away from our consultations with feelings of excitement.
I’ve been a travelin’ gypsy this past year which has given me the opportunity to meet with clients in Paris, London, Los Angeles, Moab, San Francisco/the Bay Area, and Seattle.  While in Seattle  (just last week) I attended Stephanie Gailing’s Astro Salon, Integrating the Depths and the Heights: Saturn in Scorpio & Sagittarius and David Whyte’s workshop: The Harvest of Winter. Both workshops were so spot-on for me that I thought I’d share some of my insights. 
From an astrological perspective Saturn is in Scorpio (for all of us) from October 5, 2012 until December 23, 2014. In just a few days it will enter the sign of Sagittarius. It seems that across the board it has been a hard couple of years for everyone. The term integrating the depths feels pretty apropos! In this final week there may be a first blush (it’s true for me anyway) of perspective on everything we’ve just gone through. Sagittarius gives us a chance to travel just far enough from the depth to finally see the bigger picture. It might feel like a sense of completion, like we’ve done something hard and now it’s time to figure out what we’ve learned from it. Saturn in Scorpio is interested in building sound structures at really core levels both physically and emotionally. Perhaps we’ve even had to be leveled to see the truth underneath.
If you are curious about how Saturn in Scorpio/Sagittarius is playing out personally in your chart, please let me know and we can schedule a consultation directed around this theme!
I also attended David Whyte’s workshop: The Harvest of Winter. The thing that I found most beautiful about this renaissance-man-poet was his interest in asking what he terms the beautiful questions. It was this very thing that inspired me to certify in life coaching, the idea that good questions can lead a person to a deeper inquiry within. David Whyte asked some powerful questions of the group. Here are a few that made me think.
Which story are you telling yourself that isn’t and never was true?
What parts of you have never talked to each other?
What harvest can you bring in to enable the happiness of your future?
What’s the last word you want to say before you leave the world?
Everything is Waiting for You
Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone. As if life
were a progressive and cunning crime
with no witness to the tiny hidden
transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny
the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely,
even you, at times, have felt the grand array;
the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding
out your solo voice You must note
the way the soap dish enables you,
or the window latch grants you freedom.
Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.
The stairs are your mentor of things
to come, the doors have always been there
to frighten you and invite you,
and the tiny speaker in the phone
is your dream-ladder to divinity.
Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into
the conversation. The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness and
seen the good in you at last. All the birds
and creatures of the world are unutterably
themselves. Everything is waiting for you.
David Whyte from Everything is Waiting for You      
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