WitchSpeak: Mars in Taurus, Weekly Card – Bridge - Connect
The overall each of us will be experiencing (no matter what sign) through August 20th, is Mars in Taurus. Mars is ambition, Taurus is earth and grounding, ergo a grounding of one’s ambitions. That’s the nice, balanced way to put it. How I see it? Mars wants everything yesterday, Mars is in a BIG hurry. Taurus refuses to be hurried. Hurry a Taurus and they will purposely slow down. I am a Scorpio, but never more Taurean, than when I’m driving and some fool starts tailgating me on a two-lane, double-solid-yellow- line, road. I purposely slow down.
Best way to work the Mars in Taurus, is to give your Mars side time to dream; to write down what you want to create/desire/must have, and then purposely give the timing of successful completion, over to process. It’s a hanged man experience. You never loose sight of what you’re creating, you’re just not insisting on your time frame. Sometimes a time frame, other than your own, really sucks. When the timing feels beyond frustrating, take a step back. Either drop the subject for now or if you can’t, think about the goal and REMEMBER: of course you’re going to get what you’re going for – this or something better. That doesn’t mean you have to fucking love or even like the process. New Age thinking tells us we have to let go of those kind of feelings, that those feelings are creating all kind of negativity. This has never made any sense to me. I’ve been a soul counselor and healer for over 40 years and we all have the same feelings. Clearly, we need to figure out how to work with these feelings, rather than beating ourselves into the ground over having them. To this end I’ve been experimenting with new kinds of self-talk on me, and my clients and we’re loving it a lot.
“The wait feels like crap, I feel like crap, I am so tired of feeling like crap. I never get what I want. Actually that’s not true, I have gotten what I wanted numerous times, it’s just doesn’t feel like it right now and I’m feeling powerless to move things along, to impact to my benefit. I know for fact that if I feel my powerless-ness, and if I give over to the feeling, the path of power will open for me. I am not going to judge myself here, I’m not going to look for lessons and all that crap. I am simply going to be, and honor all my complications, which are part of my astounding uniqueness. We all have things in common and we all that which makes us unique….”
The point of this kind of self-talk is to find/create what I call breathing room, without cutting off and denying your feelings. To cut off from feelings, they will simply take up residence in your shadow, and continue to fester-fester-fester. Self-talk, (as per the example above) is about consciousness and living consciously. To live consciously is not to be controlled by the wounds in shadow. As my dearest friend, Shaman Marie says, “You gotta own where you are, sistar.” But without the harsh judgement. Remember we/you are programmed to judge ourselves/yourselves as harshly as possible to keep us subservient and on our knees.
You’re not just the face you see in the mirror. Each of us are huge entities, visible and invisible, with about a million different aspects. Living consciously is a means of building bridges to all of our different aspects. If you’re feeling like you’re not worth anything, and you go to the mirror and you see face of the woman/man having those feelings, and you put your arms around her/him and rock her/him ever so gently, like you’d rock a child, that’s an act of self-love. Too many people have been taught that you can only love yourself when you’re rid of the so called negatives of your being. Low-self esteem, shame, guilt and jealousy, the list goes on.
Entirely too many people are working on perfection rather than self-love. It’s like we’re not worthy of love unless we’re always working on improving ourselves, reaching for some kind of ideal, created by man, for man, and unattainable, to keep us groveling and subservient.
Self-love is the ultimate act of revolution. Stand tall, stand free. Stand in love, of love, by love, and for love. You are ever building your own bridge over and through troubled waters.
Live loud, love fierce, and suffer no fools. Kat x0x0x0