I have taken my own advice from my Cancer in New Moon post and have let go of the stress of responding to any of my ‘should’s and must do’s.’ I have walked in nature, had naps when required, sat with nothing pending and been with my family. I have spent time alone, remembering who I am and what I want from life.
I feel such humbling gratitude for all the caring comments and best wishes that I have received from others including all my friends out there in the blogosphere. I realise that one of the gifts of Cancer is the humility one feels when you can no longer stoically go on alone and have to humbly receive care and tolerance for your dependent state. I have had a history of lousy periods that would blight my grand ventures out in the world and leave me retired to bed, a foetal mess. At these times I noticed I would become very maudlin feeling huge waves of love and gratitude for my loved ones. Whoosh! The reward for this abject state was an opening of my delicate heart causing it to be robust and full. What a glorious gift I receive when I finally let go and just allow myself to be loved for the imperfect being that I am.
As the Sun continues on its journey around the zodiac we are reminded once again the glorious magic of its eternal cycle. In Cancer we feel and become so sensitive that we are unsure how we can possibly survive. In our vulnerability we understand love, gratitude and who our family is. We learn there are always others that accept us in our imperfection. Sometimes there is nothing for us to offer in return but an open heart. Naked and deeply flawed we return to who we truly are, beyond all effort to try and earn our keep. We discover our birthright. We are now Leo, radiant and sovereign, free to be ourself, newborn and ready to shine our undiminished light into the world.
…Yippee! Let’s play.
Image: This exquisite photograph appeared in Gail Cunningworth Dell’s photos on Facebook. Gail posted it with this quote-
“Part of this experience involves your being able to say to a person who is dying, “You are loved. You are beautiful. You are like a newborn babe, going into another realm. Release now anyone, and everything, that is a burden to you. Release everything and know that you have lived your life to the fullest. There is no judgment on you. Go in peace, put a smile on your face, and release any judgments you hold. Relax, and allow your life to have meaning as you embark on the next phase of your identity.”
― Barbara Marciniak, Earth: Pleiadian Keys to the Living Library