On the Edge of Time

They tell me
I’m dying

I’m breathing

My future
has narrowed
all too human

I no longer plan

Every day
every moment
every breath
is a promise
a wish
come true

a stillness
on the edge of time

6 August 2018

Venus in Cancer: Some thoughts on Home, Attachments and Nurturing

Cancer by Susan Seddon Boulet

By the time I’ve finished writing this Venus will have moved into Cancer. The books always mention that this is a sentimental combination. We may, indeed, find ourselves feeling more sentimental, crying at sad movies and greeting card commercials. Certainly issues of security, safety, the need for a stable home base and comfort will raise their heads above the parapet, which could also bring up vulnerabilities and emotional attachments. In fact, this could be a time when we find ourselves attempting to cling onto beliefs, values, that misshapen pillow, situations and people in our lives that no longer feed us. How we nurture and how we are nurtured may acquire more importance, which could also manifest through food and especially comfort foods. Remember eating is indeed a way in which we nurture our bodies, perhaps the most important way. However, it is also an energy exchange. Don’t forget to make sure that exchange of energy is an equal one.

“The end is the beginning of all things, Suppressed and hidden, Awaiting to be released through the rhythm Of pain and pleasure.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” ~ Gilda Radner

So, I would like to take this opportunity to announce that I am moving on the 5th of September. I am moving my body, my practice and my life back to the Mendocino Coast of California.

Mendocino Village and Headlands ~ photography by (c) Robin Dalton, 2003

You will, of course, still be able to reach me via my email address (robin.dreamer@gmail.com) and Skype (robin_okiegirl). In the coming new year, I plan to get a beginning astrology class up and running. In the meantime, my astrology practice is going stronger than ever. However, for the next six weeks, my time will be very limited. Other than current commitments, all consultations will be completed sometime in October. Also, posts to this blog and my Facebook Page could become somewhat sporadic.

Home is a shelter from storms – all sorts of storms. ~ William J. Bennett

Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” ~ Deborah Reber, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

Now, back to Venus in Cancer. To see where your need for more sensitivity, compassion, security and nurturing will be required, look to the house the sign Cancer falls in. If you don’t have your chart and want one, email me.

Some basic keywords for Venus are… well, the short version is Love and Money. That includes what we love (art, aesthetics and balance get tossed in there), who we love, how we love and also our ability to love ourselves, as well as our possessions, our personal finances, our ability to be self-sufficient and the personal resources available to us. There’s more because there’s always more with astrology but that’s enough to get you through the night, I think.

Remembering that the house is the stage or where the action takes place, here are some very basic key words for the houses:

First: self-image, physical body, our instinct for survival, defense mechanisms, how we start things, where we seek self-awareness

Second: values, possessions, personal finances, where we seek to develop personal resources

Third: communication, short trips, thinking and speaking, where we seek to express ourselves

Fourth: family, home, childhood, security, where we return to reinvent ourselves and seek nurturing

Fifth: creative expression, children, play, romance & occasionally love affairs, drama, where we seek pleasure

Sixth: service, health, work, self-improvement, where we learn humility and seek perfection

Seventh: partnerships, one to one relationships, competitors, lawyers, mediators, justice, where we seek balance

Eighth: transformation, death, taxes, other people’s resources or values, sexuality or where we seek to merge with the Other

Ninth: long distance travel, philosophy, higher learning, expansion, where we seek the Truth

Tenth: public persona, career, responsibility, achievement, reputation, where we seek material success and position

Eleventh: community, our tribe or peer group, our aspirations, where we seek liberation

Twelfth: dreams, private affairs, soul growth, psychic abilities, where we seek to merge with the collective unconscious

Be kind to yourselves.

Namaste’ Y’all,
The Houses of the Zodiac

Today’s Grand Trine in Air and Divine Dreamtime ~ Astrology

Aquarius, the Water Bearer

Well, I don’t know about you but my life has been filled with lots of significance of late. However, today we have an Air Grand Trine composed of the Moon, Saturn and Venus, which is essentially a harmonizing energy providing a period of intellectual self-sufficiency. As we’re dealing with the element of air, we’re talking about mental energy so we could get a bit lost in a world of our own, unable to turn off our thoughts to deal with emotional or practical matters.

Later in the night (early hours in the morning for we Europeans) Neptune Trines Mercury. Think dream time, meditation, poetry, song, allowing yourself to be swept away by music even if only you can hear the tune. Trines on their own are a lovely harmonizing energy. However, with this many trines in one day, and no grounding squares, one may find themselves almost sailing away.  Example: I have just had to rewrite this post because when I looked at my astrological calendar, I saw a Sextile that was really a Trine.  I had obviously already let mind wander into divine dreamtime. Fortunately the wonderful English astrologer, Helen Tremeer, kindly sent me a message reminding me to plant my feet back on the floor and remember that an aspect between two water signs is actually a Trine, not a Sextile. See? It’s not just happening to you.

So… I recommend keeping paper and pencil or the 21st century technological version nearby to write those impressions down as they occur to you or as you dream them. This Trine is between two water signs: Pisces and Cancer. You can expect feelings, thoughts, dreams of love: spiritual love, unconditional love, mother love and most important of all, self love. On the shadow side? Self-delusion and denial are real possibilities. So don’t forget denial is not just a river in Africa. If you start to feel your feet separating from the ground (metaphorically speaking), go find a tree to hug.

Next week will be more action oriented. For now let yourself slip and slide in the divine waters of life.

All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together. ~ Jack Kerouac

…we are luminous beings. We are perceivers. We are an awareness; we are not objects; we have no solidity. We are boundless. ~ don Juan Matus, quoted by Carlos Castaneda

Namaste’ Y’all,
White Shell on Red Earth by Georgia O’Keefe