“The people I love the best
jump into work head first
without dallying in the shadows
and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight…
I love people who harness themselves, as an ox to a heavy cart,
Who pull like the water buffalo with massive patience,
who strain in the muck and the mud to pull things forward,
who do what has to be done again and again.
The work of the world is as common as mud.
Botched, it smears the hands, crumbles to dust.
But the thing worth doing well done
has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident.” Marge Piercy
Wednesday’s Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo is in the sign of leadership and where you shine in the world. Sometimes and under certain circumstances you can be “called” into a leadership position before you feel you are ready. It can feel like an initiation that you must step into – in a personal or professional way – not fully prepared or with alot of unanswered questions.
This is the case for many people now who feel called to work to create a more just world. And it’s important with the South Node involvement to remember that activity like this can have its daunting moments and unanticipated problems and that’s okay. Just make sure to provide appropriate downtime in order to restore and reinvigorate.
The Nodes in astrology – prominent players in eclipses- are associated with life path and life purpose. It’s wise to be conscious of where you intend for your life to go during these time frames – this one extending through late February. With the powerful influence of Mercury, Pluto and Uranus now, do be attentive to signs and signals of an unconventional nature that can point the way forward in unexpected ways.
“And all the obstacles along the way
Sometimes may feel so tremendous
There are guides and spirits all along the way
Who will befriend us.” Van Morrison