In search of something else, I came across this series of posts from March, 2007. I am pulling them up now because my husband is home for the next few days. We have an interesting weekend planned that will distract me from the blog so I thought I’d re-run something meaty.
My friend, satori is a Pisces born in the 60’a with the Pluto Uranus conjunction in Virgo opposing her Sun. With Uranus transiting Pisces, I have been witnessing her liberation and kickin’ it up a gear whenever I think I can.
“Well I think you should check out some of this stuff that was born when you were. The art, I mean. The creative stuff”, I said. “And I mean get the purest stuff you can find. Like Leonard Cohen’s poetry from the era. It’s very potent. He writes about taboo sex. He writes this stuff and he does not screw around. He puts it right on the paper, the energy of your generation in just a very few words. And for me it’s one thing. For you it would be another but I do think it would impact you because it is you. The poems were born when you were born and you share something with them.”
“Yeah, I am getting a lot out of this. Because the poems are from this certain era and the astrology is very clear. It’s the 60’s and the sexual (Pluto) revolution (Uranus). We have the pill so people can screw each other’s brains out and they do. And he’s writing about the shadow much of the time. You know. This is not peace and love and hippies. This is not the Grateful Dead. This is Cohen, and though it interests me on other levels one of the things that attracts me is that this stuff was written at this specific time. A very charged time.”
“So then he goes and lives on a mountain. He goes Buddhist… he does whatever he does and he’s not writing this stuff now, 40 years later.” I laughed. “But good thing he wrote it then. Very good thing, because now we have it and we can read it.”
“And it reminds me of the stuff I wrote back when Pluto was transiting my Sun. That stuff was something else. It was scathing. It was some kind of stream I was in and I can’t believe the stuff I wrote. I thought it was great writing but I got censored on the astrology lists for that stuff. Remember that?”
“Well that was disturbing! But oh well. I found it pretty hard to care. I knew I should write that stuff down and I am glad I did but I am especially glad when I read this old Cohen stuff. Because he is not writing like this anymore. Why would he be? He’s 40 years older! It’s a different time! But the point is he recorded the energy that is you. You embody this.”
“I understand. I get it.”
“I figured you would. So I just think you should read some of the stuff from this era. And see some of the movies because they are the same thing. Not just any movie but the ones that really define this time. Because the fact is, your mother? Everything she taught you and told you that you should be is anathema to who you are. Do you realize that? You are not the droid she wanted you to be. And I am thinking that exposure to things that embody your authentic energy are bound to resonate with you and help liberate you. It’s got to wake you up.”
“What’s the name of that book again?”
“Energy Of Slaves. There are others, but that’s the one you want.”
Does the art from a certain era move you more profoundly than another? Which era and why do you think that is?
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