It was Thanksgiving of 2005 when this blog began. My sister, already a prolific blogger, helped me get Astrological Musings set up on Blogger, and the rest is history. At the time there were just a handful of astrology blogs: Elsa, of course, and Robert, and Jeff’s blog at the time was “Astrology at the Movies.” Things have changed and some say blogging is dead, but somehow I persevere.
My work has changed so much in the past fifteen years – a few years ago I started posting on Facebook and this year I’ve been more attentive to my Twitter page as well. This year my YouTube channel began to take off, probably because like me, more people are home and looking for interesting material on YouTube. As I get more and more comfortable with that format I’m starting to really enjoy these conversations.
It’s not easy to be grateful this Thanksgiving. The Coronavirus has wrecked our plans to gather with friends and family, and a difficult election has splintered the US leaving conflict and anger in its wake. Life is not always a bowl of cherries, but in every cloud there is a silver lining. How many platitudes can I stick in here I wonder??? 😃 When we can’t celebrate as we always do, what is left? The giving of thanks is all that remains.
One of the more useful things about astrology is that in understanding the nature of the planetary weather we can understand a little better why things happen the way they do, and what we can do about it. The astrology this year has been difficult with a triple conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, putting pressure on us to face up to difficult truths and rebuild our lives in more sustainable ways. Next year the rebuilding process begins, but it will take some time for life to return to anything approaching normal. Still, these times are full of meaning and the opportunity for wisdom and renewed strength, a good Capricornian lesson.
Gratitude is a powerful exercise. It opens the heart and creates space for new possibilities. It has the power to transform the way we view our lives and the trials in which we may find ourselves. When I am at my lowest points, taking the time to include some gratitude in my journaling has been a lifesaver. It may sound trite, but making the choice to feel grateful is the first step to powerful transformation. Sometimes we can’t think of even three things to be grateful for, but we can usually come up with just one. And that is the first step to the joy that an open heart brings.
So today I wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings, and the joy of giving thanks. And thank you for sticking with me for all of these years!
Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Lynn!
I am so grateful for you and your sharing your wisdom with us!!
Oh, thank you Candace. ❤️
Happy thanksgiving Lynne! I love your writing, and your blog is the first thing I check for every morning. I adore the artwork you find and share with us, it is all very inspirational. I am grateful for you and your selfless work in tbe astrological community.
I’m so glad you’re on this journey with me Kathy, thanks and take good care. ❤️
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Lynn, and Thank You for your blog. I appreciate your interpretation of astrology, and look forward to reading and listening to what you have to say.
Many thanks to you too Jeanie, I’m glad to know that my work is helpful!! 💕
Congratulations Lynn on your blog anniversary! I actually think I have been reading your blog almost since the beginning. I enjoy your writing style, positive messages, and your clear astrological explanations. I have learned so much from you and your Youtube channel is a weekly calming presence in my life. Thank you!
Yes, practicing Gratitude is not trite; for me it is a lifesaver. Without it, I would have checked out long time ago.
Anyway, hope you, your family and everyone has an awesome holiday!
Thanks for sticking with me on this journey Gina! I so appreciate your comments every week to keep me inspired on the YouTube channel. ❤️
Thank you for so generously sharing your knowledge and wisdom, for this I am grateful. As you said, things make more sense and can be digested easier when looked at in an astrological way, I’m only getting the tip of the iceberg on that, I’m sure, but it has helped a lot to keep the boat upright and on course.
Creativity abounds this year in regards to how we celebrate Thanksgiving, smaller is often better, more conversation, more relaxed and such good ideas on how to share a feast safely. I’m home with my husband and animals, a beautiful sunny day, a modest meal and plenty of time to relax and do what we want. Lots of photo sharing and texts shared with family and friends. I wish the same for everyone, a moment of peace and tranquility.
Blessings to you, Nancy. 💕