Hey, peeps —
First, Happy New Year!
Second, here’s a freebie short story I just posted on my site. I am sharing the luuuuuv, people. It’s a romance.
And now for some random thoughts on the upcoming new year. I was thinking about this kind of thing because I do have a woo-woo streak (yeah, yeah…whatevs. Like you don’t!) and I like to check astrological overviews now and again, especially at the outset of a new year. Now, before you flip out and think OMG ANDI’S TOTALLY LOST HER MIND AND SHE’S DANCING AROUND A BONFIRE WAVING INCENSE AND CRYSTALS may I remind you that I don’t need the woo-woo to do that sort of thing. In fact, I dance around quite a bit and sometimes, yes, it involves incense. Maybe crystals, if they’re handy. And hell, where there’s a bonfire, there’s me dancing around. No woo-woo needed.
Regardless, I enjoy reading astrological overviews because I like thinking about things in terms of “trends” and larger “patterns” and sure, I also like thinking about these things in somewhat mystical terms as well as non-mystical. I like having a broad-ranging approach that I can narrow down as necessary should I decide to dig further. Anyway, I thought I’d share astrologist Donna Steele’s post regarding trends for 2014 with you.
Click HERE to check it out.
Oh, come on. You know you want to. And you know you will bust into your rendition of Duran Duran’s “New Moon On Monday” when you do it and see the title of this particular blog post. (source for Capricorn image)
Anyway. I’m not going to get into details, because Donna is way better at explaining things. What’s interesting to me is that she basically nails trends that I’ve been tracking in my own disorganized fashion: super-charged shifts and changes in social and political structures. But I also like the message of hope you can get from an astrological overview of the impending new year. Here, Donna notes that
It’s time to wake up and grow up and to take greater responsibility for what we co-create and how we co-exist. It’s time to let go of the past and to boldly choose anew whether it be new relationships, new careers, new homes, new creativity, new friends or a new sense of self. Be brave. Be responsible. Be fair. Perhaps another old saying is more timely than ever now: BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD!
That’s a message I will wholeheartedly endorse AND dance around a bonfire for. So, friends. I wish you a very happy 2014. May it bring you health and hope and fun and frivolity as well as the strength, courage, and grace to deal with the rough patches. Make it count, friends. Life ain’t no dress rehearsal. 🙂