The Big Sky Astroblog

Always writing something.

The Big Sky Astroblog

Always writing something.

 

Summer Astrology: Tectonics

I came from a prairie land with rising rivers and violent storms and wind and funnel clouds that will pick you up and shake you and throw you back down on the ground, but that was no preparation for earthquakes. Earthquakes pick you up and shake you too, but psychologically it’s a very different experience. Tornadoes, at least, assume a world where the earth is constant, stable, reliable—something to be picked up from. But earthquakes rob you of even that reliability. The earth, steady beneath my feet, was not a given….

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Summer Astrology: Behind the Wheel

Maybe it’s no coincidence, then, that I’ve been yearning so much these past couple of weeks to hit the open highway, heading east this time, grabbing some onion rings in Roswell, staying in a crummy motel in Gallup, watching the sunrise over the desert, rich with vibrant color and possibilities. But unlike when I was a small girl, I don’t feel so safe out on the open highway, and I find reasons to stay put – work, cats, money. The truth is, everybody keeps leaving, and the more they leave, the more desperately I want to stay rooted in place….

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