In the Spring, I discovered a new type of jewelry. I resisted getting into it as it meant ‘more stuff’ in my already crowded house. “Oh no,” I wailed. “Beads, and braid on top of all of the rest of this. Not a good idea.” However, something had been deeply touched in me. I dreamt about it. I had visions about it and I finally surrendered and started making it. Now I am a fanatic. On a whim, I decided to apply for this local juried show and was accepted! Wow! I must be on the right track. Then I realized I had a lot of work to do to be ready for retail. Go to my new website: www.silkroadsoutache.com to see some of my work. It continues to evolve and I add new designs all the time.
This New Moon in Sagittarius occurs on the same day as the Sun’s ingress into that sign. All signs have many meanings and levels of interpretation. In Evolutionary Astrology, my preferred method, Sagittarius relates to natural law as opposed to man-made law. In natural law the feminine and the masculine are in balance and work together to create and nurture life. Reciprocity and sharing assist in the creation and maintenance of community. Each person’s unique gifts contribute to the benefit of all.
This is a far cry from the world we live in today. Man-made law is destroying life on the planet. The Earth will abide, with or without us. Some say it would be much better without us. And yet, we are here. We must serve some purpose in the Universe.
Sagittarius ruled by Jupiter and the 9th house (its natural house) is about wisdom, intuition, and meaning. We have all been going through the wringer with all the Uranus and Pluto squares, not to mention Grand Crosses etc. Whew! One might well as “WHY?” Don’t get stuck at the “why me?” level, because everyone is going through this one in their own way. Why? Indeed. This is where the question of ‘meaning’ comes in. Is there a meaning and purpose of life? And your life especially? I heard this in a movie, but, of course, have no idea which movie, sorry. “Meaning is not something you find, but something you give.” That statement changed my life completely. I had been pursuing ‘a meaningful life’ all my life. My search led me into many activities and pursuits that others had found meaningful.
At first, the search and some accomplishment there, held significance. Then, because it did not truly resonate with me, I had to move on. I would wonder why the life just drained out of it leaving a dead and lifeless thing when earlier it had seemed so important. With that statement from the movie, it made sense. I was following paths others had found meaningful hoping to find meaning for myself. When I realized I had given these things meaning and the meaning assigning function rested with me, that freed me to look for what I thought important, regardless of that others thought. I am the author of my own life.
Sagittarius and the 9th house also relate to teaching and storytelling. My North Node is in the 9th house and I like to do both. The story we tell ourselves about our life is very important. When you get a chance, think of your life until now as a movie, or a story. What would it be? Is that okay with you or would you prefer a different story?