Venus is in Cancer right now, enhancing our longing to belong to a tribe, a family of souls that connect us to the earth. This longing for connection conflicts over the next day or two with Uranus in Aries – the individualist, the loner. This conflict between our need for individual space and our need to belong is central to the human condition and creator of much of our personal and political conflicts.
To inspire healing on this day where our desire to belong is conflicting with our need to separate, I offer this beautiful writing from the late John O’Donohoe.
Our world desperately needs to come in from the lost islands of desiccated individualism and learn to stand again on the fecund earth where vibrant and vital interaction can happen between people.
Our world is facing so many crises ecologically, economically, and spiritually. These cannot be overcome by isolated individuals. We need to come together. There is incredible power in a community of people who are together because they care, and who are motivated by the ideals of compassion and creativity.
When such a community develops and maintains its own vision, it will not fall into the trap of being prisoners of reaction and beginning to resemble more and more the opposition. It will not deconstruct in the introverted power games, but maintain its care and critical focus.
When such a prophetic community is nourished by prayer and animated by Divine Longing, the harvest of creativity and belonging which it can bring is unlimited.
Excerpt from Eternal Echoes.