The Venus Diaries on the 6th June as Cardinal Water Venus opposes Cardinal Earth Pluto and Mercury conjoins the Sun in Mutable Air
How deep is your lOve?
It is easy to love and lOve during the calm; it is easy to express joy and jOy in the good times; it is easy to give and give again. But can you receive; are you able to stay the path of lOve during those crazy, intense moments when your path descends, the colour fades and the light dims? Is the lOve within bright enough to continue to shine when the ground beneath your feet becomes uneven? Can you still find your vOice to air what your heart feels, even when those feelings are un-sanitised, raw and deeply felt?
In a time when so many challenges are being faced concerning love, relationships, quality, fairness, purpose, belief and justice; when you feel you are carrying values that are alien to those in your world; when you feelings are coloured by shades other than the bias towards those bright and shiny, remember that darkness absorbs everything, as form dissolves and identity falls away and despite the festered of thorns, your tears that cascade over your wounds, will wash away your hurt and in time will free your heart from those ancestral scripts, cultural legacies and personal patterns that puppeteer and colonise you.
Remember that you are never alone and that the pain you feel has purpose if you can accept it and in time look beyond it to what it is teaching you – as your love transmutes to lOve, compassion metamorphoses into cOmpassion, and the grace of transfiguration heals your wOunds.
What you are moving through will, in time, pass. But please talk openly, as we all descend and ascend; we all hurt and heal; and the pain you feel, your confidence to confront it can help others to similarly walk over ginger ground.
Andrew Smith © 2018