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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Aimee's March Soapbox

Aimee's March Soapbox
March 2008: A 15-Year Long Opportunity
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Greetings Groovy Soapbox Readers!
You may not realize it, Groovy Readers, but a very cool cosmic event is providing you with a fabulous opportunity to make some great changes in your life.
Some of you might know that I am a certified astrologer (and now all of you know it). Every now and then I like to share some astrological insights with you, even if you don't "believe in" astrology. At the very least, some of this information might make you think of new things or at least see things from a different perspective.
Recently, the object-formerly-known-as-planet-Pluto moved into Capricorn. (What this means is that the now-dwarf-planet Pluto appears as if it is inside the constellation of Capricorn. When we say "sign" we are really referring to a constellation.)
Pluto is one of those slow-moving guys. Think ultra- marathoner and not sprinter. When he moves, he goes at tortoise-pace and stays put for a while. In fact, Pluto moves only every 12-30 years. So when Pluto (or any of the other outer planets) moves, we should take notice.
Pluto will be in Capricorn until the year 2023. In astrology, we seek to understand the symbolic meanings behind the signs, planets, and movements. An astrologer takes those symbolic meanings and tries to sum it up in a nutshell.
So, in order for you to understand the impact of Pluto in Capricorn on your life, you will need to understand what Pluto and what Capricorn each mean. Pluto was the god of the underworld in mythology, so you might not be surprised to learn that Pluto represents our "dark side," or things that we keep hidden and feel guilty and ashamed of. Capricorn symbolizes many things, including structure, prudence, discipline, and the father-figure.
How does this apply in your lives, Groovy Readers? First, think of some Capricorn-related questions:
1. Where do I need structure and discipline in my life?2. In what ways am I rigidly adhering to outdated structures in my life?3. How could I be a better father figure to my children or to myself?4. Am I too critical of myself or others? 5. How can I work smarter and not just harder?
The good and bad thing about Pluto is that he makes us take those things we'd rather keep hidden and bring them up to the light of day for examination. Think of the phoenix, which is a symbol for Pluto. The phoenix (as any reader of Harry Potter can tell you) rises from his own ashes to be reborn. Pluto encourages us to do the same. Bring up those old, scary, cobweb-y things from your inner basement, torch them, and replace them with something better.
I would like to suggest to my athletic Groovy Readers to be a better father figure to yourselves and find out where you can improve your training structure. Are you chronically overtraining? If so, exercise some prudence. Are you inconsistent with your workouts? If so, then it's time to be more disciplined.
Start "Capricorn-ing" your athletic endeavors, and I bet that you will find the influence spilling over into the rest of your day. Enjoy your 15-year opportunity!
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