An Ordinary Day

It seems that we wake up each morning thinking about all the wondrous or terrible things that may happen throughout our day.

“Ah”, we think, “the Moon is in this sign or that sign and it will highlight these different energies for us and those around us!”

Today I just want to think about what it is like to have an ordinary day. When you look back over the years there really are very few days that stand out against the rest. To me that is a clear indication that we have a great deal of ordinary days.

Weeds photo by Laurie

Today, perhaps we got up with plenty of time to catch up on some email communications, we enjoyed the perfect cup of coffee, the shower was hot and soothing and we headed off to work feeling great.

On the other hand, perhaps we stepped on the cat as we got out of bed. her howl awoke our sleeping family and we went on to burn our toast and had a terrible confrontation with our partner, teenage child or house-mate! We raced out of the house feeling horrible about ourself and every aspect of our life.

These are such ordinary occurrences and yet they set the stage for how we feel about the rest of our day, our week or even our relationship with our partner, child or our self!

We move, from those simple moments, into our day, feeling bliss or despair. It is crucial to understand how ordinary these types of evens are. These minor mishaps or pleasures create in us a perception that life is so great or so terrible. The reality is that both the best and the most challenging events are just like clouds passing across the Sun – they will move along in a moment – and something else will appear.

We make everything so difficult for ourselves by trying so hard to hang on to the beautiful moments and/or keep the difficult moments away. In reality we will get a ton of both the good and the challenging and they will all pass away into more ordinary moments of more bliss or difficulty.

Bowl photo by Sylas DeMello

It is important to work with your mind, to learn to let these moments go by peacefully and wait with open arms for the next moments to come freely and pass away again. In order to face the real difficulties, the death and pain that we will invariably encounter over time, first we must learn to handle these ordinary moments.

Breath. and let it pass. it will all change in a moment.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Last night while we slept the Leo Moon opposed Neptune. Perhaps we all awoke with the remnants of beautiful dreams!

‘Two Lights State Park’ photo by Sylas Demello

Then, just as the day began the Moon slipped into hard working, perfectionist Virgo. It certainly kicked in our need to get back to work after a long weekend! A few days still remain until Mercury turns direct to support our forward motion, still time to catch up on those loose ends! Clean up our messes, and the messes left behind by others as well!

Today it is important to look at reality without filters, look at your situation clearly. Make assessment of what is needed to bring yourself closer to your ideal in the areas of health, exercise, the general routines of your life and how you are contributing to humanity as a whole.

Tomorrow’s New Moon in Virgo at 6:29AM brings us the opportunity to put changes in these areas into clear focus. Find the routines that will reduce chaos and physical stress. Look at where you can be of useful service to others. The energy of Virgo wants us to perfect ourselves only so we can be of benifit to humanity – not so our homes can be spotless!

The real Virgo trick is to find perfection in the chaos, perfection in all the messy ways that life manifests! When we look at our lives with eyes wide open, allowing things to be as they are, we clearly see what a fabulous mess life really is! How could it be otherwise? Learn to make the best of this reality, find ways to optimize what you have to offer those around you. Discover who you are in the bigger picture.

Tomorrow – 6:29AM – New Moon in Virgo.
Set your plans, your aspirations, make your lists, ready, set – GO!

“Let the Universe Support Your Growth”

Laurie Farrington
Astro*lore – Astrology by Laurie

Sunday, September 5, 2010

photo by Sylas DeMello

Oh, I do love the Moon in Leo!
Heading to Montreal today with my friend Sylas on her 29th Birthday! What a lovely day it should be! The expressive, playful Leo Moon Trines expansive Jupiter and unpredictable Uranus – encouraging us to dramatically and spontaneously express ourselves as though we were on stage! Expect to encounter some cranky moments as Mercury and Mars agitate each other a bit… work to let that energy pass like clouds on a basically clear day.

Champlain Valley Fair! 2010

Keep your energy on the playful side and enjoy!
Freely acknowledge those around you, pass compliments easily, encourage your most generous nature and you will have a great day!

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Moon moved into Cancer this morning bringing our emotions to the front line. Our beautiful Moon starts her day with very strong aspects! We feel the power of Pluto, the intensification of Uranus, the expansion of Jupiter and the restriction of Saturn all entering our emotional envirornment!
The manifestation of our emotions will likely reflect this tension.

photo by Sylas DeMello

It is best to use this as an opportunity to observe our currently strategies of managing strong emotions. Whatever you learn today will pay off during Venus’ upcoming retrograde period – which we will talk about very soon!

Thursday September 2, 2010

purple & green!

Wow! Today is a day to grab hold of and do your very best to enjoy!

The Gemini Moon makes lovely aspects to Venus, Mars, Neptune and Chiron!

Take some time to play, socialize and enjoy those close to you.

The Trine from the Sun to the nodes enables our enjoyment of today to bring us to a better place in days ahead! The future will be better determined by how you spend & who you spend your time with today!

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