My Dearest Friend,
Where is the summer going? Can you believe the ISAR astrology conference in Chicago is only five weeks away? I can’t wait to see you and our other astrologer-friends!
You know I adore Chicago – the restaurants, the planetarium, the museums. My husband was just telling me about the new glass balcony at the Skydeck of the Sears Tower, where you can stand on the glass floor and see 1,353 feet straight down. A news story I read said the idea to build the balcony came from the cleaning staff, who kept having to remove nose-and-forehead prints from the glass windows left by people trying to look down. Someone finally asked, why not?
Thinking of the Sears Tower reminded me of my last visit to the Windy City five years ago. That was just a few days after I found out I was pregnant with my daughter.
As I drove home one morning, I smiled to myself with bemused satisfaction. It was only a few weeks after my husband and I decided to have a baby, but I had a sneaking suspicion I was already pregnant. I wondered: had enough time passed for a home pregnancy test to show an accurate result?
At that moment, a commercial for That ’70s Show came on the radio. The ad played a sound bite from the upcoming episode: “Mommy, Mommy, I think I got Donna pregnant.”
I burst into laughter. Well, that settles that, I thought. I made a detour to the drugstore.
We all experience such magical moments when the Universe spontaneously answers our questions just as we ask them. A lyric on the radio, a perfectly placed bumper sticker, a strand from an overheard conversation, a book that falls open to just the passage we need to hear. These meaningful coincidences are what Carl Jung called synchronicities.
Divination techniques, such astrology, Tarot and the I Ching, are excellent tools for harnessing the power of synchronicities to provide illuminating insights to life’s myriad questions. Even the Cosmos itself has a funny way of answering our questions, when we ask from the right point of view.
What is that point of view? I keep flashing back to the image of the little girl lying on the floor of the glass balcony, overlooking the world with a sense of wonder and delight, and without fear.
Do you think she would leave noseprints on a crystal ball too?
With Love, from Luna
Last Quarter Moon in Aries, sextile Jupiter and Neptune in Aquarius.