Numerology/Astrology for 3/6/18
3/6/18 is the number 2. How are you dealing with the external and internal dualities? Being able to see both sides is difficult but essential for growth. You cannot fix what you are unwilling to see as something that can be improved upon. You cannot grow when everything is static and in a fixed state. You really did not want to live the movie “Groundhog Day” anyway. Repeating the same thing over and over again is boring. Bet you are not bored now! Take this energy and do something with it. Use it for some greater good. Or use it to take better care of yourself. There are always solutions. You just sometimes need to search for them.
Both Mercury and Venus enter the sign of Aries today. Mercury will transit Aries until May 13th, and during this cycle, you are less concerned with objective viewpoints and explanations, and more concerned with reaching a decision…quickly! Thoughts and ideas seem pioneering, and you tend to speak more spontaneously and directly with the planet of communication in bold and assertive Aries. You want to be the first ones with the idea. Mercury usually spends about three weeks in a sign, but due to Mercury’s upcoming retrograde cycle (from March 22nd to April 15th), it’s spending over two months in Aries. Venus in Aries until March 31st is bold, fresh, and a little impatient when it comes to matters of the heart. This is not the time to look back. In fact, the past is no longer interesting and what is essential is the future. Make this a brand new day! Desires are strong and expressed spontaneously, enthusiastically, and directly. Tastes are simple, but you can feel the need to fulfill them urgently. The Moon spends the day in Scorpio, harmonizing with the Sun in Pisces brings a lot of emotion and intuition into the mix. Listen and express what you are feeling and allow this current to promote cooperation and confidence.
Poetry is often the art of
overhearing yourself say things
you didn’t know you knew. It is
a learned skill to force yourself
to articular your life, your
present world or your
possibilities for the future.
is not a weakness, a passing indisposition, or something we can arrange to do without, vulnerability is not a choice, vulnerability is the underlying, ever present and abiding under-current of our natural state. To run from vulnerability is to run from the essence of our nature, the attempt to be invulnerable is the vain attempt to become something we are not and most especially, to close off our understanding of the grief of others. More seriously, in refusing our vulnerability we refuse to ask for the help needed at every turn of our existence and immobilize the essential, tidal and conversational foundations of our identity.
To have a temporary, isolated sense of power over all events and circumstances, is a lovely illusory privilege and perhaps the prime beautifully constructed conceit of being human and most especially of being youthfully human, but it is a privilege that must be surrendered with that same youth, with ill health, with accident, with the loss of loved ones who do not share our untouchable powers; powers eventually and most emphatically given up, as we approach our last breath.
The only choice we have as we mature is how we inhabit our vulnerability, how we become larger and more courageous and more compassionate through our intimacy with disappearance, our choice is to inhabit vulnerability as generous citizens of loss, robustly and fully, or conversely, as misers and complainers, reluctant, and fearful, always at the gates of existence, but never bravely and completely attempting to enter, never wanting to risk ourselves, never walking fully through the door.
In CONSOLATIONS: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words. © David Whyte and Many Rivers Press