On the 23rd February as Cardinal Earth Venus conjoins Cardinal Earth Pluto
And now the time has come to let penetrate, lOve. There is nothing more powerful, more cathartic and more empowering than lOve. It is ever-present, even in times of great pain and suffering; in times where you cannot breathe, let alone able to see the panorama; or in times when anxiety and worry have sent you into a dizzying spin, puppeteering your mind and leading you down a path of self-pity or self-sabotage. Through this darkness, the light is never wavering. It is simply that you choose blindness over sight; closeness over openness; pride over humility; anger over compassion; and muteness over vulnerability. And it is a choice that you can undo. What have you got to lose? Has the path of pain truly yielded jOy and happiness? Has the path of anxiety not offered you enough already? Has the path of distrust offered you friendship and kindness? Is it not time to choose a different path – the path of the unfamiliar, after all the familiar has only offered the security of sameness, leading you down, as opposed to guiding you up and out. As the fire of transmutation burns around your heart, as the tears that fall wash away your hurt and free your heart, let go, let lOve in and walk from this place of thorns, reunited with innocence and hOpe and feel the clarity and freedom that is on offer.
Andrew Smith ©2019
Photography by SannaNordahl