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"Sam and the Perfect World (640)" by David Lenz David Lenz - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sam_and_the_Perfect_World_(640).JPG#/media/File:Sam_and_the_Perfect_World_(640).JPG

“Sam and the Perfect World (640)” by David Lenz David Lenz – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sam_and_the_Perfect_World_(640).JPG#/media/File:Sam_and_the_Perfect_World_(640).JPG

I was down by the sound this morning, looking for a little escape before returning to work, and came upon a place where there had been a small beach fire. I had no camera or phone so couldn’t capture it for you. All that was left was half of a drawn placard that showed a brilliant orange and yellow sun with curling rays like tendrils and a rough ash edge. That seemed the perfect symbol for the coming week; so many of us are already behaving as if we’re burning in the crucible of the upcoming Solar Eclipse. Matters of identity and purpose, temper and pique, flood our attention–and this week promises to shine a light on those places in our lives that burn, and must be answered.

Tomorrow, the 8th, we question our own wisdom–our attention burns on the possibility that we are unskilled and behaving poorly–but is that true? What we may really be questioning are our off-the-cuff spontaneous actions and the values we declared to the social sphere; both may make us reconsider our past choices. We’ll know what to do, what to change and what to leave the same, if we can unite our minds with our instincts. Usually we want to separate the two, so we can tell thoughts from true, natural prompts, but in this case it’s the separation that’s causing a feeling that we’re drifting from what we know to be smart. Look to trusted others for feedback, and take a ‘clean slate’ approach to mental activity, rather than trying to sort through and accommodate ideas that may be stale or outmoded already, anyway.

Friedrich-Ebert-Straße_9_(Lichtenfels-Schney).Seitenportal.D-4-78-139-253.ajbValues and ambitions are right in line with each other, even though material circumstances don’t support getting what we want on the 9th. We have a deep mental resistance to change that’s acting as a stumbling block and manifesting in contrary material issues; once we figure out we’re in our own way, obstacles disappear.

The 10th is a black-out, of sorts, a living meditation when few demands are made on our attention. It’s as if, after staring at the sun, we’ve looked away, and find a kind of relief in the sheer lack of intensity.

Surroundings may wound, or may hold the key to healing; on the 11th what you put in the spotlight determines whether you see the environment as hostile or as a warm, receptive, sunny place.

I’ll post again for the eclipses. Vesta still has a lot of editing for me to do; I clearly underestimated my own workload. The good thing is that, unlike in years past, there’s no chance I’ll stop at this point, since it’s virtually done! Have a great week, everyone!

Credit for door photo: © Ajepbah / Wikimedia Commons / Lizenz: CC-BY-SA-3.0 DE

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