And the Living is Easy

Summer begins and I go inward.

It’s the Sun in Cancer, the 12th house in my chart, aka the sign right before my rising.

The 12th is a “dark house,” meaning it represents an aspect of life you don’t always have a direct line of sight to. As a Leo Rising (and therefore ruled by the Sun), the Sun in the 12th is an especially quiet time for me. I sometimes forget that as everyone lauds the beginning of summer.

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The Leo Must Learn…

Leo refers to the development of ego, not its transcendence. And sitting in the lotus position is no help there. The Lion must accept the essential absurdity of ego, then revel in it, let ego flow unselfconsciously into the world. He must wear a plaid shirt with purple pants and walk down the street whistling ‘The Star Spangled Banner.’ And if people stare, he must whistle louder.

To perform for the world is to trust it. The unquestioning trust of life is Leo’s holy grail.

Forrest, Steven. The Inner Sky: The Dynamic New Astrology for Everyone.

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Sunday Seen & Heard 5.22.22

On Sunday mornings, I try to get up early and post up in a neighborhood coffee shop for writing practice. I read a chapter of Natalie Goldberg’s Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life and spend 10 uninterrupted minutes capturing my surroundings.

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