On the 14th August as Fixed Fire Venus beams her light through the Sun
Paradox abounds within this strange alchemical place. To the outside world it would appear that she has not changed. She still looks the same, if not a little older, preferring to savour the fellowship of her friends as she sits sipping wine late into the evening as opposed to dance until dawn every night. Yet, within her, she feels weary, as if she has lived several lifetimes within the past several weeks. Having descended into the darkness of her inner world, insight has arisen at such speed that her understanding of her world has altered several million times within each day! Experience has enabled her to hide the brooding undercurrent that is transforming the air that she breathes. Yet she has felt frustrated at the lack of visible change in the world surrounding her.
But something has shifted. She knows it. She can sense it. Closing her eyes she finds a massive orb of light rise majestically and powerfully in the East. In a flash that orb now reigns high above her before weakening and descending in the West. And it dawns on her – she cannot live as she has done. What was good for her in the morning of her life will no longer work in the evening. Opening her eyes, she finds that she is standing between two worlds, bathed in the vibrancy of the midday light. To her left is her path of youthful experimentation, to her right, maturity and wisdom. Breathing in, she feels the meeting of these two worlds transform like the contact of two chemicals. Teeming with a burgeoning feeling of hope a renewed vitality courses through her veins. Her research has been done; it is time for a new stage of her life to begin.
Andrew Smith © 2019