Seasons or Is That What Love Is?

 

Today I find myself wondering
Do we change with the seasons?
When we don all those extra layers
do we wrap layers around our hearts?

Today I rushed outside at the sight of the sun
Forgetting my coat, my gloves, my scarf.
For a moment I paused, almost turned
But instead found myself shivering
Watching a squirrel scamper down a tree
While a tiny bird chattered it’s good morning to me
And I couldn’t bear to miss any of it.

Is that what love is?
Being willing to shiver a bit…
All for the sake of not missing any of it?

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The Summer Is Slipping Away

The summer is slipping away
Some days I think you are too
Until I stop and listen to your heart
It’s steady beat inside my heart
A reminder that we are made of magic
You and I, no simple rules of Physics
Time or Space has ever held us

The gentle hum of the ceiling fan
Is distracting and calming
I lift my hand up in the dark night
To reach for the safety of you
and just as I close my eyes
I feel the soft spark, a tingle
as your finger tips touch mine
And your voice whispering in my ear
Voodoo, baby. Show me your magic.
And the soft exhalation of my breath
Makes me dizzy and the night is made
Of falling stars and cosmic promises
And memories of lips touching lips

The present is distracting
and not calming
I want to be strong for you, for us
Not lose myself in my darkness
In hopelessness and so much despair
But mostly I don’t want to take you down
So I wait and listen for your heart beat
And wonder at the whimsical nature of seasons

I wonder
will I always think of this as
The Summer of my discontent
Or will this be the Summer
I fell so hard I tripped myself up
Skinned my knees on life
One too many times
Reaching for falling stars
Reaching for you

I let myself sink into
The comfort of
Cosmic promises
And I wonder if you
And your voodoo magic
Can help me
Make them come true

I want Autumn to slip inside
Turning everything golden
As I climb onto your lap
Bury my face in your neck
And let your arms encircle
My trembling body until
We are just two hearts
Beating

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Summer Solstice, Avebury 2014
Summer Solstice, Avebury 2014

Aries Equinox 2012 ~ If you can imagine it, you can make it come true.

Aries Equinox 2012

 

Happy Aries Equinox, everyone! As the sun makes it’s way into the sign of Aries, we welcome Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, as my friends in the Southern Hemisphere welcome Autumn. Day and Night are in Balance.

The Sun is now in a fire sign, while the Moon is conjunct Neptune in Pisces. However, the Moon is being opposed by retrograde Mars in Virgo which can make emotions short, frustrations difficult to avoid and/or handle. Patience, calm, compassion for others and thinking things through before we speak and/or act is more important than ever.

We do still have a Grand Trine softening the harsher energies. However, be aware that although an Earth Grand Trine sounds so lovely, it can also indicate feelings of complacency and laziness. We forget or just can’t muster up the energy to actually make use of the positive energy available to us. However with that Moon Mars opposition (squared by the North Node in Sagittarius for those of you who understand or include the effects of the Moon’s nodes in your analysis), we may just be catapulted off of our sofas into action.

Remember those dreams and hopes and grand ideas we could just almost imagine or see at the periphery of our lives during Imbolc (and Lughnasadh in the Southern Hemisphere)? Now, as we open our lives, hearts and minds to the magic and transformational energy of the Equinox, they begin to manifest in our lives.

I have this little thing I do at all the solstices and equinoxes. It’s a silly thing, really. I started it a lifetime ago when I was younger and working out in a world that didn’t necessarily see the magic of the four quarter points quite like I did. So I used to tell my students, clients, friends and myself, that if you can’t dedicate the entire day to celebrating the specialness of this day, try to find some time in the day to take a moment out to do, think, act, in a way that represents how you would like the next three months to go. In other words, as we say here in the United Kingdom, ‘Start as you mean to go on.’  If you are looking for inner peace, extend peace to others, or just allow yourself to feel that peace in your heart. If you would like more abundance in your life, give to others or buy yourself a gift without guilt or worry. You get the idea.

Sometimes we find ourselves in a time in our lives when those feelings and actions just seem impossible, times when just remaining positive seem utterly impossible. I do understand this. However, something that you can always do is to take a moment to feel the earth under your feet, the sky at your head, while taking a deep breath in and a slow exhale out. If possible go for a walk, hug a tree, admire a flower, notice the effects of the changing season on the natural world around you.  In the evening, write your dreams and desires down in your journal, light a candle and know that by the time that candle has burned down, those dreams are already in the arms of the Universe, God, Goddess, Spirit working their way back to you.

Blessings, my lovely ones.

Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there’s a dream, there is hope, and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living.” ~ Anonymous

 

Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it.~ George Lucas

dancing in the rain

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. ~Ruth Stout

Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual astonishment. ~Ellis Peters

Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels. But their magic sparkles in nature. ~Lynn Holland

The rain fell
Leaving magic sparkles
On my sadly neglected garden

As always
the loyalty of a flower
surprises me
My daffodils continue
to dance for me

Even when I forget to dance for them…

Saturday 20 November 2010: Green Hanging On

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long. ~
e.e. cummings

Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.~
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

This is the chestnut tree.
A sentinel keeping watch
over the green.

Every year it hangs on
to a summer long forgotten
Soon it will be a skeleton
The green of its leaves
a mere memory

Today, a blizzard in Scotland,
they say
Down south we have no snow
Just the frozen certainty
of more cold to come.