Metaphorcast 10/11-17, 2021
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Venus, the planet of connectivity is floating with fiery exuberance in the sign of Sagittarius until early November. With Jupiter, the planet of enthusiasm providing a supportive trine to the Sun and Mars in social Libra, it seems a good week to ponder the effect of enthusiastic connection.
Picture a dog, your dog if you have one, running towards you with tongue out to the side, eager to connect with you, eager to embrace a tussle. This is the spirit of enthusiastic connection.
Thoreau called enthusiasm a “supernatural serenity”. Finding the things that awaken this supernatural serenity stirs a special energy. It is similar to lightning striking a rock to make a magnetic lodestone. Once the rock is magnetized it knows where true north is. Enthusiastic connections strengthen one’s magnetic field, making it easier to navigate life in general.
What do you like? It wasn’t always that this word triggered the image of a blue thumbs up icon. What you like has to do with your own mystery. It has to do with your own mysterious road map. It has to do with your free-will as it combines with your dynamic calling. What you like opens up your future. What you like is your own romantic path. What you like is a special clue to who you are, your spark of individuality as it reaches a steady glow. Serene and supernatural.
If you are not in touch with what you like you won’t pencil what you like into your day. Lightning goes wasted. Landscapes shrink. You will forget all about your powers of enthusiasm. And this week, that will make the Goddess of beauty weep!
William Blake said “Exuberance is beauty”. Venus’ connectivity is most natural when a bubbling up of enthusiasm is present. Just imagine a fun party as compared to a boring one, or a first date with sparks versus awkward moments. Enthusiasm and connectivity are peas in a pod. Snuggle bugs in a rug. They make things easy for eachother but this easiness is also dynamic like lightning. As long as some logic mediates their passions, connectivity and enthusiasm will consistently perk up the heaviest parts of the soul. Supernatural and serene, lightning sometimes strikes twice, 3 times or 50!
As always, happy astro pondering!