Though the trees had already begun their mating rituals (pollination!) I took a chance and thought a walk along the river would be worth the risk. It was, at least for several minutes. There in the middle of a quickly flowing Snohomish River were a quartet of ducks doing what smart birds know how to do: "go with the flow." It was instant inspiration and glee to see them. The pollens were clogging me quickly but not before the birds lent their example to my love of nature's teaching. It was perfect!
Today's New Moon in Aries is a time for us to get in the flow and set our intension with the added bonus of Aries' fiery energy. Elsa P. one of my long-term astrology favorites has this to say about the Aries New Moon...
...Aries is the first sign. It comes rushing in so when you set your intention this month make sure to use the most of this inspired, fiery energy. Consider the house in your chart where the new Moon land (24 Aries) and look for a new beginning...The New Moon in Aries lands in Pete's 8th House of shared resources and rebirths. The New Moon lands in my 3rd House of communication. What do I envision for us with this next 29 days and nights?
I envision courage to continue honest communication about our needs and wishes for a place to live safely, sharing resources with people who 'get the conditions' of an MCS reality.
One day at a time, Pete and I and others who live with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities walk a thin line of equilibrium. Society has created systems that pave over the inconsistencies it would deem in need of control. The construction industry depends upon pavement to erect its development. The processes of development are toxic, expensive and costly to the health of all living beings. This morning, the attached article was posted at The Canary Report. It's the latest status of our friend Linda Sepp's living situation in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Linda's eviction triggers the adjustment to my original post for ENVISION NEW BEGINNINGS.
...For years, she’s been the last resident in an Ontario neighborhood slated for demolition by a landlord wanting to raze the area to build new. The place is decaying, crumbling and frequently vandalized. Linda’s house has a leaky roof and basement, problems with mold, a contaminated water pipeline, and a leaky gas stove (now disconnected). She doesn’t want to be there, but where is she to go?Many of us live on the edge, our precious ledge of safety tetters for any number of reasons, our world of stabilty fragile. MCS is to a great degree a 'preventable' condition, contingent upon human decisions to step away from choices that do great harm. My heart goes out to our friend Linda in Toronto. My energy to continue is a store based on one day's parcel of energy at a time; and yet, I too slip into fear and I lose hold on the courage to dare to believe in something wonderful being in the flow.
The problem is, how does a disabled person with acute chemical sensitivity, who’s dependent on government assistance, prepare to move? How does a disabled person with acute chemical sensitivity secure and install a whole house water filtration system so she can bathe and wash clothes properly (not just for everyday health but also in preparation for a move); secure safe clothing and a washing machine in the first place (there is a reason why she’s naked in the photo, she only has about five articles of safe, uncontaminated clothing to her name); conduct a housing search and then properly prepare that house for an uber sensitive person? How does she do that? And if she can’t do it herself, how does she find a knowledgeable advocate to help navigate the entire process?
Link to read the entire article : http://www.thecanaryreport.org/2010/04/13/lindasepp/
How do you envision new beginnings for this New Moon?