Where did the September 2020 Happenings go?
I have not created the September 2020 Happenings this month yet. I still may yet, but I may not.
I realize I need to pull back my output a little bit in order to laser focus on some creative projects that have been gaining momentum in recent weeks/months. It seems like a flood of activity is swirling, and I have a list of projects all on the edge of my grasp. I am having to pick and choose what to put my energy toward.
This month I am letting go of Co-Creating the Cosmos for September – and I may pick it back up in October, or in 2021 once ALL the planets go direct. Despite the break from teaching astrology and moon magic, I am continuing my studies (I’ve been studying for 25 years). I am taking a course with Rick Levine through Astrology Hub beginning in October sort of as a substitute for the Breitenbush retreat I planned to attend (but was canceled) in July this year.
I am in the process of expanding Writing the Energetic Body and am working on ways to make that course easy to access and use. As the weather begins to get colder and being outside is less of an option – production for Writing the Energetic Body will begin for a 2021 release.
The Lofi Sofias is in the middle of recording an album. Jessica Barnes and I are also progressively adding new songs to our collection of originals. It has been challenging doing this work, as we are all at different rates of comfort being indoors together. Jessica is part of my pandemic pod while the other members have their own pods with other families who have small children, etc. While I have been a vocalist my entire life (first band at 15), I only picked up guitar last October. I’m constantly learning – some weeks I have leaps, other weeks it feels like regression. Trust! All the work is good for the brain.
Practice with my band is likely to slow down as it gets cold. Hopefully, the album will progress, and Jessica and I will continue to meet and create.
Hopefully Paul and I will continue making music more often – we have a list of about 200 songs to learn – including originals. The Conduits is ever-evolving and I am a little less involved than I was with that project (partly due to the pandemic, and partly due to my energy for the project). Occasionally we will do porch-jams with friends – but – I am not fond of jamming all that much. My Capricorn / Scorpio nature prefers disciplined structure. The Sagittarius side of me likes the adventure if I know all the musicians around me are playing for the higher good of the project and have done the work to make it so – otherwise – it’s not so fun. Since I am now joining in on guitar, I am learning – so that is good. The jamming is sometimes fun, but not as a performance. For me, watching people jam is usually boring as hell, and I loathe to put others through it.
Generally, it feels to me like I am about to make a pivot. So many things that I was focused on and interested in suddenly feel like they need re-evaluation:
- Do I want to keep living in Flagstaff? And, if I stay, where do I move to once I move out of this house? (Yesterday, I went downtown again – and I felt like a stranger. While everyone is isolating, apartment complexes are popping up everywhere, and the median home price is about $450K, and the groovy small town warmth is fading . . . I’m starting to feel like I need to either move to a stimulating city that has a lot happening, or a smaller village that has a lot happening – not a once-cute town that’s turning into Phoenician sprawl).
- Where is my teaching going?
- When will I be able to teach my classes and workshops live again?
- When and how will I be able to perform again?
- Can I move my studio from the garage to inside the house (if I stay in the house)?
- Do I buy video equipment or just upgrade my phone?
- What do I want my future to look like? Is the vision changing?
- What do I want my daily routine to look like? (a Virgo question for sure) How do I sustain my health and my joy?
There is the huge feeling of not knowing – and I keep teaching the embrace of the unknown. I am right there, wa(l)king through a corridor of unknowns. I am not even sure of the future I was envisioning for myself, the vision seems to be changing as well. Do I want to shore it up or tear it down? Does it have to dr(e)amatic – or can I make small tweaks?
Of course, too, from the astrological perspective, as a Capricorn Sun and Mercury, my identity and thought processes have been going through massive change. And this transformation is going to continue over the next few years. (Does it ever really stop? Though, a Pluto transit is extra-intense). The gift is I can envision the change I would like (usually) – and be open to something better than I can imagine. (The trick is to allow that something better to continue expanding. I confess, not always easy – but – I am willing to keep on leaning toward something better. It really does make for some great adventures at the very least).
One tiny vision is all that is needed. And the smallest focus can yield great results over time.
Something to keep in mind as we have the Virgo New Moon on Thursday, September 17. The Moon and Sun will be at 25º Virgo forming a trine to Saturn at 25º Capricorn. Focus will yield results. This is a lot of earth energy moving toward manifestation. I invite you to do a ritual at the New Moon or shortly afterward. Follow up on the autumnal equinox with any details you may have missed. Then, pay attention to what unfolds over the next month, 90 days, 6 months, and 9 months.
I would love to hear what you are intending! Or if you are listening to your dreams or whispers in the wind as you embrace this time of not knowing.
Peace, love, and beauty,
Edit: 12:23 pm September 14, 2020 – After I posted this, I listened to Anne Ortelee’s podcast the Weekly Weather – and it is completely in line with this post! If you are curious about the astrological weather – check out Anne’s podcast.