I came through these gates, only recently installed, on the 1st October 2010 at 3.36pm, as the new ‘caretaker’. Oh yes, I had my plans… a Sacred Healing Retreat… I thought it was time.
The ‘energies’ had been calling me for a while… around mid 2007 I was getting the call. But you know how we are… put off, put off… till we can put off no more… masters of procrastination, in things that matter.
I’ve been told my grandfather was a Gypsy… I will involve myself with some diligent research at a later date (the ‘next chapter’). I have a feeling a lot will surface. My initial interest in Astrology began quite early… around 11 yrs old, I was searching for answers. I first looked in psychology books, then came across one on Astrology, can’t remember where… it was 1959. After that, I never read another psychology book. Right from the start I understood Astrology to be an Ancient science… they were the very words that came out of my mouth.
So Astrology has walked with me along the path… a curiosity and fascination with energy vibrations and cycles and a desire to understand the psyche… and how it all influences us. I’ve always had an enquiring mind.
So hence… the exact time of arriving at the gate. Of course a ‘chart’ was constructed… and I’m still uncovering the secrets.
If you’ve read ‘about’ me… you’ll see I contracted the Polio virus when I was little… 3 yrs I was. So ‘issues’ with the body have also walked beside me. I never really gave it any thought when I was younger. Or probably more accurately I buried any awareness pretty quickly… who wants to be different, when you’re young anyway! But geez, having an iron brace on my leg until I was ten didn’t exactly make me invisible. But really, in my conscious mind I never thought about it much. Neither did anyone else. Think it was a part of the ‘fascinating’ fifties… god forbid anyone was different. Bill boards and adverts broadcasting the need to be ‘perfect’.
But it wasn’t until around 1998 that I began researching Polio… I had no idea what actually happened to my body… ’cause no-one spoke about it. Ignore it and it isn’t there. Anyway, not being much of a conservative medical girl, I took the so-called ‘facts’ and added my perspective. 1997/98 was the first big ‘crash’… no need to go into the details, just that it grounded me for a few years. For those familiar with Astrology… it was my Chiron Return.
Got through that one with my usual determination (and help from those who guide me)… but unfortunately took back some of my old, hard to put down, habits. An A type personality with Mars in Scorpio… a Virgo with a Capricorn Moon, Gemini Ascendant etc etc…. and a double Rat. Yes busy, busy, busy, busy. These days ‘things’ have changed.
Being self-taught in Astrology, I didn’t do classes. But in 2007 when the ‘energies’ were calling me I did a Black Moon Lilith workshop in Mullumbimby. I then continued on to Woodenbong, my partner having recently bought a place there. The next day was the 27th August 2007… Full Moon Eclipse in Pisces… sitting on (conjunct in Astro talk) my Black Moon Lilith. It was also my Saturn Return and not long till my birthday. It was a significant turning point in my life.
I sat outside in the wonderful Woodenbong air… the sky so magnificent… like a velvet cloak studded with millions of diamonds… it was sensational. And I ‘knew’ big things were happening. I watched that Eclipse, as the Full Moon turned into a passionate red… and glowed. I was mesmerized… the energy was captivating. I awoke the next morning and everything had changed. I not only felt it in myself… but I could ‘see’ it all around me, everything had changed… nothing was the same…. to be continued.
Happy New Moon in gorgeous Virgo
lotsa luv…. marilynxxx