December 1, 20147 Comments

“Astrology for the Astrologically Challenged” by Deborah Smith Parker

I’m posting my annual astrological reminder that the Light carried within each sign of the zodiac offers its unique contribution to Life’s primal will to good. Yes, it’s a little early but I think we need it early this year. Also, some of you ask me for a copy to use in your solstice celebrations, so here it is.

SolsticeI, Capricorn, use my stone walls to guard the Light at its lowest flickering point so it may thrive to climb to its highest destiny.

I, Aquarius, know Light must be freed from every prison cell to illumine the lamp of knowledge in every mind.

I, Pisces diffuse the Light throughout the depths of my sea, leaving no drop of water in total darkness.

I, Aries, am the Light always rising in the east, a blazing path into each new dawn for others to follow.

I, Taurus, catch the Light as it touches earth to make fire in the mud that nourishes all new growth.

I, Gemini, seek each intersection of the Light, every divide, for there are always choices and all paths must be explored.

I, Cancer, nourish in my womb the quickening by Light of each seed conceived in all unions.

I, Leo, radiate Light from the heart of every matter as freely as a child gives love.

I, Virgo, carry in my hands the Light that nurtures every tiny seed, each grain of wheat, for they must be perfectly ripe before being offered as flour for the bread.

I, Libra, witness the Light in all its extremities, and no matter what its distance or destination I give testimony to its one source.

I, Scorpio, bear the Light into the darkest regions that all fear but all must know. When they know at last, they carry the Light into every death.

I, Sagittarius, soar high in screamingly ecstatic blazing dissolution into the dying of the Light.

We are all blessed by the One Light of love and consciousness that grows in all our hearts and minds.

Deborah Smith Parker is a professional astrologer and writer on many subjects. She is author of “The Horse that Haunts My Heart” and “Humanus Astrologicus,” both available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. To sign up to receive her blog or follow her on Twitter (@astro_logicus) and Facebook click to the right of this post.

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Deborah Smith Parker is re-writing the often impenetrable language of astrology into a much friendlier form. She has spent her 30 plus years as an astrological consultant, writer, teacher and lecturer freeing the rich astrological images and their descriptions increasingly buried under modern clinical and technological descriptions. Her additional work in public policy has provided many outlets for demonstrating her ability to break down highly complex systems into information that’s easily understood.

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  1. Inez says:

    Lovely. Beautifully presented.

  2. Kathy says:

    Gorgeous, Deborah, quite a meditation all its own.

  3. Jim says:

    This arcs higher than any trite description of the signs could ever hope to achieve – it anoints each of us with the crucial and vital part every one of us plays in the unending sacred path of the light. I especially like Capricorn, which is so often relegated to simplistic materialism. My sister was a Capricorn and she guarded the sacred light of our family her entire life. Thank you, Deborah. Each year this is a blessing that renews our spirit.

  4. Joe says:

    “Blazing your path into each new dawn”. Well done Deborah!

  5. Virginia says:

    Wow Deborah,
    Thank you and I did not know these facts and I love them. I printed it out keep with my daily meditation so I can be inspired.
    Merry Christmas to you and your Sweetie.

  6. Sarah says:

    Brilliant! Worth keeping and sharing!

  7. Thanks, Deborah. Still lovely.

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