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The effect of life in society is to complicate and confuse our existence, making us forget who we really are by causing us to become obsessed with what we are not.” - Zhuang Zhou
Sun in Leo
Ruled by the Sun
For the astrologically inclined - we now have the Sun in Leo which favours all things closely connected to creativity and generally having fun. The sign of Leo correlates strongly to children and/or being childlike. The tarot card Strength has a close association to this sun sign.
To Make Good Use of the Vibes
Common associations are the colour orange, and the number 1. The psychic energy of faith - trusting a higher power. It rules the heart and spine on the physical body. Its zodiac symbol is the lion. Its keywords are I will. For self-development: Willpower, or at least the development of the will, can be a big theme for leos. It’s time to practice those essential for personal growth skills of self-assertion and self-confidence. Leo ain’t known for being shy and retiring so try to seek out those who encourage you to be more outgoing and sociable. This is not the month to accuse anyone of being overly dramatic nor attention seeking - even if they are, it’s actually the right time of year to express the character loud and clear.
Daisy Chains & Marmalade
What works, what doesn’t, what may. Early days for this one so not many posts as yet. Herbalism was one of the first alternatives I encountered; I was converted after discovering the medicinal benefits of sage tea. I became a Tui-na practitioner for a while in my twenties and have since worked my way through a whole host of therapies. I am not averse to western medicine and prefer to use whatever works best for the ailment. In terms of overall health, I do feel and think it’s best to take the mind-body-spirit approach rather than focus on a single aspect. More posts to come soon.
Allegory in Art
A long-time favourite pastime of mine. Looking at the symbols found in art and what they could mean. Posts are initiated by a personal reaction to an image with an emphasis on universal meanings and how to personalise them. Art will often show us what we’re hiding from ourselves.
Living a handcrafted life can be wonderful but if we’re not taking cues from society where else are we supposed to find them? Becoming aware of the signs in our environment can help us to develop a navigation system so we don’t lose ourselves on the path to authenticity.
Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality. - Erich Fromm
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I’m not yet ready to send out regular emails but have managed to put something together for those who would like to receive notifications when either new content is added or I’m running offers on sessions. All subscribers get an initial one-off code to use on any session.