“I long to accomplish a great and noble task but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” Helen Keller
“One must choose in all things a mean – just and good. Error and confusion dwell in the extremes.” Pythagoras
I had a dream recently that mirrored an actual childhood event. When I was young I lived by the sea and one day after a storm I went with a friend to see how her small sailboat had survived a storm. Her sailboat was tied up to a dock at a neighborhood club. Her boat was fine – we just needed to bail it out. But it was a motorboat, moored near the dock that caught my attention. It was fully submerged in the shallow water.
For some reason this image, which in its own way is dreamlike, has stayed with me throughout the years. But recently in a dream I found myself back there staring into the shallow water at the sunken motor boat. In the dream though, the boat had a table which was set for dinner. I dove down and grabbed the silverware and brought it to the surface. Later I called a friend who understands imagery well and asked her what she thought it was about. She said, “I think it is about retrieving lost treasures in your life.”
When I mused about lost things I thought about the many the stories I had written that had been lost in various computer crashes over the years. Spurred on by her idea, I entertained the idea that perhaps I had made hard copies at some point and perhaps could find some of them. I searched through boxes and closets and an old icloud account and much to my surprise, I managed to find quite a bit of the writing.
This week the Sun sextiles Pluto providing a fertile time for retrieving lost things. The influence of the Mercury retrograde supports this also. Lost things can be actual physical things and also things that may have become undervalued or diminished along the way. Qualities like hope, courage and optimism.
Pluto also brings his influence to Mercury, the planet of communication and thinking this week. It bodes well to deepen thinking as this can bring fresh insights to old perceptions.
Other aspects this week indicate the tendency for information overload and for overthinking. As Mars moves up to a benevolent aspect to Saturn, a lot can be accomplished now as long as there is moderation, restraint and discipline in your approach.
One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A symbolic battle between the Disciples of Might and The Disciples of Enlightenment.”