It was
a simple door

Her hand shook
as she reached for the knob
and slowly turned

It was just a door

On the other side
she was a stranger
in a sea
of clinking glasses
and a cacophony
of voices
like an unkindness
of ravens
calling insistently
to nonexistent heavens
and then a soft murmur
of dawning acquiescence

She went
ordered a gin
from a bartender
who never quite
met her eye

And yet
she found
she was home


door from Stratford-upon-Avon just across the road from the Royal Shakespeare Company


Home Again

Tonight he lays his head
On my naked breast
It has always been a
Place of refuge for him

My need to protect and defend
Is also fed by that simple action
His head on my warm breast
His hand cupping one round globe
Until his breathing matches mine

And I think that for one
Moment of pure magic

We are God and Goddess
Clinging fast to one another

Our breaths creating
The entire Universe

Every falling star
Every tiny flower
Every hopeful heart
Every child’s smile

Into exquisite existence

And this is how
We continue
To love each other

Love each other
Home again

2014-10-26 17.41.35

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