Thursday, January 02, 2014

2014: The Gift of Grit

Capricorn Season - and each New Year - is a time of hardship. We all come out of last year with a sense of 'what we achieved' and 'where we failed' no matter how skewed these perceptions are through our humanly distorted lenses. Some year you look back and you say "ahhhh.." with satisfaction. Other years, it's ARGH!

Your discomfort is a Gift.

It's mine too. And how we choose to act during it, will shape all our Destinies, individually and collectively. For discomfort is the grit that creates pearls. It helps you focus utterly and completely (Pluto style) on your Desired Destination. 

Things that no longer work, can no longer continue unless they change at the deepest more conceptual level. Problems can't be avoided any longer. Pluto in Capricorn and Saturn in Scorpio are seeing to that. We see the work that must be done and we do what we can.

Your discomfort is a Gift.

It helps you shape the direction of your dream and thus your action. It shows you where you need to grit your teeth and continue scaling the endless flights of steps to the top. Capricorn demands a challenge and a karmic payment and so we'll all be issued one at some point, this New Year.

At the end of the day, you're the one directing your own Story. That often frightens us, because we don't know what we "should" be doing, or what we really need, as the Me, Us, I, Ourselves that we Are.

What you consider success is no doubt different to your next door neighbor. For some people, taking one step again after a stroke is success, as is the case with my mother-in-law. For others it's having the courage to travel across the world to meet with a love (my friend), for you it could be securing a job or completing a project, while for me in 2014 it's going to be the new directions my life can take (and the post-traumatic fall out to clear up) after the cleansing fire of last year.

A problem is simply a solution waiting to be found.

And Your discomfort is a Gift.

Continue the climb!

Your Astrologer,

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1 comment:

JESUSJAY said...

Thanks Neil for such encouraging post! Happy 2014!

JESUSJAY- The Spiritual Journalist