This is a very personal poem for me right now. I’m in the midst of some intense planetary alignments involving progressed Mars and Pluto (geeky astrological details below) which I have been observing with some trepidation. Would I get in an accident? Set fire to my house? Blow up all of my relationships? But I forgot that Mars is all about the purification of the ego through desire. Connecting with the higher aspect of our own selves to see what it is that our soul is desiring. The questions began to change. How do I want to spend my time? What will bring me the most joy in service to humanity? How can I be the best friend, partner, adviser while still walking a path that is mine alone?

Then I found this beautiful poem from David Whyte. It’s not the typical kind of inspiration I try to bring to these pages on Sunday but perhaps it will speak to you as well. ❤️❤️❤️

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Sweet Darkness
When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone,
no part of the world can find you.

Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your home

The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.
You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
~ David Whyte

Geeky astrological details of my current mood:  Transiting Uranus stationary square my Moon for months.  Progressed Mars within half a degree of an opposition to natal Pluto. Progressed Moon exactly conjunct progressed Mars. Progressed Moon half a degree from opposing natal Pluto.  AND transiting Mars square Chiron today!!!💝

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