The 13th January as Mutable Fire Venus octiles Cardinal Earth Pluto
Ah, the complex weave that you spin along the path of the Heart. Love battles with lOve; friendship battles between unconditional acceptance and conditional expectation; lovers merge, their bodies becoming one, but yet remain alone and lonely, distracted by their own unloveableness, unable to truly feel the love of another; families care for each other, yet hurt each other deeply; trusted confidants listen intently yet get caught in their own process, assumptions and projections; your heart aspiring to surrender yet is brought down by longing and yearning. Yet, aspire you must; process you will; awareness you seek, as you lift your heart up and seek to metamorphose from those darkened inner boreholes down which you could fall into a blackened abyss. Compassion is the only option to the true intimacy you seek, as it creates a bridge between you and ‘other’, helping you step outside your own perspective and egoic desires, enabling you to be attentive yet vulnerable, strong yet humble, as love transmutes to lOve.
Andrew Smith © 2019
Artwork by Freydoon Rassouli