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More Goats and Less Rain

Posted in Astrology, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 6, 2010 by sudhirastropoetica

Another kind of goat - by Goya

To Buy

My Book “Astrology for Those Who Won’t Admit They’re Interested” is now available in good bookshops around Australia – and at  www.boolarongpress.com.au and www.amazon.com

Rave On

It’s muggy and hot. The mosquitoes have begun their evening raids. I am hoping that sooner rather than later those who purchase my book discover that it really is a whole new take on Astrology. Though all those involved – Printer, Artist, Editor and Designer – have made it light and beautiful, it does have a twist in the tail. Please be encouraged to go out, buy it and ponder what that twist may be. Or maybe here’s a hint. Saturn is on my mind a lot these days. Perhaps it’s because life is going through a grindingly slow patch that doesn’t seem to have much to do with my expectations. That familiar old slow down stop and get real thing is in the air. I went out today and printed off a whole heap of images of goats that I have been collecting. Wild goats on mountain tops, libidinous goats cavorting with unclad women and skeletal men, and goats that have been made to look decidedly demonic – to discourage any kind of wizardry or witchery among young Chritians in the Middle Ages. Liz Greene talks about Capricorn (and Saturn), as containing within it the blueprint of an archetypal battle between a rigid earthbound father and an id driven (read sex) son. Libido and responsibility wrestling in the stars – and in a good many garden-variety psyches. My question is how to take these two protaganist energies back home to Zen? In the mid-point between two opposing energies there is always a balance that is subtly transcendent. When there is harmony and embrace instead of battle and division, something mysterious happens that defies the mind. I am still wobbling around with archetypes and meditation. How to get them to dance? How do they dance with each other? They dance together beautifully when one plays with them experientially. Talk never really gets to it. So, if there’s anyone out there who wants to play for real with experiential astrology for gods sake get in touch. In Brisbane – or elsewhere.

Sessions, Readings and Workshops

I am available for sessions, to run workshops and give talks. Your can find me at astropoetica@gmail.com

Sudhir

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Not Saturn this Time

Posted in Astrology, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 22, 2009 by sudhirastropoetica

Life certainly has a sense of humour. Last time I wrote I was waxing eloquent about how Saturn was up to tricks and slowing me down. The moment I said it everything went in the completely opposite direction. Things have sped up exponentially. Lord knows what planet can be blamed for this one. In half an hour I received five requests for readings. The band has been rehearsing like a bunch of mad people to get ready for our spot at the Valley Fiesta (Brisbane) tomorrow night (6.45pm in the Brunswick Street Mall). Lion Island is as much a social experiment as a band. Getting nine people in one place at the one time is challenge enough – but oh when it goes off as we play – it’s an instant trip to harmony heaven.

It’s lovely to watch the slow unfolding of friendship within the band. Tentatively and tenuously we all discover a little more about each other (and ourselves) each day. Every time someone gets to know me I have to get to know the me that is ‘astrologer’, ‘seeker’, ‘person of a certain age’ and much much more,  again. Friendliness seems to be the ultimate value. On the inside and the outside. Aiki. Aiki-do the way of friendliness. To offer a welcoming heart to feelings that aren’t comfortable is the only alchemy I know that works. Anger pain sadness grief grumpiness are my guests. I am the host. This is witnessing. When I remember.

Friendliness is a great angle to take astrologically too. It’s all about getting friendly with the parts inside represented by the planets. It works beautifully as Gestalt, Psychodrama. Haven’t done that for a while. Must be near about time.

Still waiting for that book. I wonder when the news will come from my publisher – saying it is steaming hot off the press. It will be steaming in this sub-tropical heat. That will be a good day. A fresh beginning. X

I am available for sessions, to run workshops and give talks. My songs are up at Bandcamp.com, itunes and more. Lion Island is to be found on Bandcamp too and at MySpace. All the links are here on the homepage. I can be contacted at astropoetica@gmail.com

Enjoy! Sudhir

Dancing to the Tune of Saturn

Posted in Astrology, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 19, 2009 by sudhirastropoetica

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Today I found myself walking at half pace behind my mother who is now 92. We were doing the shopping. It entered my head that Saturn is now in Libra, that my Sun is in Libra and that this was a perfect metaphor. Lovely misrepresented Saturn. He slows us down and makes us be with what is. If we are smart we go with it and discover the beaming white light of his existential wisdom. Considering that for the previous two days I had been travelling like a bat out of hell, this sudden slowness brought a smile to my eyes.

I played my first midnight gig with the band on Friday. We launched our EP. On the 2.05am bus home there were half a dozen young souls pawing over their brand new Lion Island CD’s. Another smiling moment. Two days of recovery later and I am trailing Saturn as he initiates me into the mysteries of old age. What a strange and fragile thing it is to become ancient. Walking fragile and incrementally through a shopping mall full of young fast people who don’t even seem to notice. One man did. An older man. He picked up something my mother dropped, with care, tenderness and understanding. channeling the intrinsic goodness of existence in the very midst of the most mundane part of the universe. Little things stagger me. And they are found by moving more slowly. My mother commented on how much more she sees now that she moves at her new found ninth decade pace. To be finding blessings at such a ripe old age is bordering on the miraculous.

My Book is way past its gestation time. It should be hot off the presses any day soon. I am available for sessions, to run workshops and give talks. Lion Island is to be found at http://www.myspace.com/lionisland and at Bandcamp.com. My solo songs are up at Bandcamp.com too.

I can be contacted at astropoetica@gmail.com

Enjoy!

Sudhir