For many years my identity and self-worth were wrapped in the decisions of my past and a lifelong diagnosis. Don’t get me wrong; I looked really good on paper. I have crazy amounts of formal education, a coaching certification, a morning TV show segment, awards, and titles.
Here’s the thing, I don’t consider any of my awards, degrees, and titles my biggest accomplishment, though. Those were easy. The accomplishment I am most proud of is my relationship to the medical diagnosis that I received 10 years ago of bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. I used to call it “hell on earth.”
The lackadaisical Taurus energy emanating this month belies many of the changes coming our way in June. We start out with the Sun, Jupiter and then Mercury moving into the sign of luxury and manifestation. Jupiter, who in Taurus is all about materialization, is bringing us what we have hoped and dreamed for on the material plane, especially as he is reaching the later degrees of the sign. So we may reach a pinnacle of reality-based matters and find that even there we may choose to seek out value in other areas.
This will be patently true when Venus, planet of love and value, turns retrograde in Gemini on May 15th. Gemini is the twins, duality, masculine/feminine intertwined and we may find ourselves questioning our prescribed definitions of these energies. Gemini is about play and exploration and we may be lucky to find a willing cohort or partner in crime. (more…) read more →