I’ve been musing about the Full moon in Sagittarius (Friday 13th June) for a few days now and wandering what to write. Actually I’ve been feeling rather uninspired to write more of the same – Pluto/ Uranus/ Mars calling on us to be more conscious, do more, achieve more – some frustration and overwhelm, Venus/ Saturn calling on us to be more responsible, more serious, Mercury retrograde asking us to reassess, reflect….bla bla blah.
So today, maybe because its Friday 13th or maybe because the full moon is activating my Sagittarius-ness, or maybe because I’m just tired of being serious, I really don’t feel like writing about all that at all!.
What I am going to focus on is the largess, the generosity, the expansion, the truth of Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius. When I think of Jupiter, I think of the laughing Buddha, I think of breaking bread with friends at a table laden with delicious food, flowers and wine, jesters, clowns, magic, travelling to exciting new places, being outrageous, feeling the wind in your hair, diving into an ocean, riding a horse in the countryside, turning up the music and dancing like nobody’s watching, relishing the smell of freshly baked bread, newly ground coffee, picking some flowers, biting into a strawberry, soaking in a bath filled with bubbles – I think of living, growing and expanding.
A short while ago I wrote in my journal… What if…. there is nothing else I have to achieve… nobody I have to please, nothing I have to do any better or any more perfectly… What if… I was complete right now… if I could accept and embrace myself as I am … this moment?
When I read those words, I feel expansive. I feel relieved. I feel free.
The reality is that when we do let go of the need to control and scheme and analyse, even for short periods, we actually rewire our brains and redesign our physiology. So when we’re having fun or relaxing, we’re actually healing ourselves and our lives.
What if, this weekend you allowed yourself to embrace the child-like you (even for short periods) and released yourself from the prison of responsibilities, concerns and burdens for a while? What if you embraced your quirky side? What if you bestowed upon yourself the luxury of spending some time doing the things or having the experiences that give you a sense of freedom and expansiveness?
This is my invitation to you this weekend – and if it works, maybe for EVER.
I’d love you to share the fun adventures you have, big and small with me on my Facebook page. Let’s inspire each other.
Some words from Jenny Joseph
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people’s gardens
And learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beer-mats and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
As a qualified Counselling Astrologer, Navigational Life Coach and Process Art Facilitator , Michelle uses a multi-faceted approach to help people understand themselves, navigate their lives and develop their true potential.
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