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An E-Mail to a Poet

So, what more do you want to know?
Venus causing mayhem and shit? She’s going backwards in orbit.
This isn’t a common occurrence, but when she does this, everyone
Looks back on their relationships (and finances), re-evaluates their debts
(Both kinds) and sometimes gets back together with an ex (or just fucks
With them). What’s worse, in this particular scenario, Venus and Mars
Have been at odds (the technical term is “opposition”) with one another,
So their influence brings about tiffs, arguments, break-ups, divorces, tension
And “un-friending” in various manifestations. She’s in the 12th house—that is,
Venus, and the 12th house rules behind-the-scenes shit. Clandestine relationships. Affairs. Telepathic or empathic communications with a lover, a former flame, or a soul mate from a previous lifetime. This lasts until the New Moon in Aquarius on the 31st, then Venus moves forward on February 1st.

I think of astrology like playing a really complicated video game
Based on quantum physics and deeply-embedded psychology from
Major religions and civilizations spanning centuries.

Except, you get free will instead of a joy stick.

~Leah C. Stetson TP Donate

Kites and Stars

Fixed signs, fiery aspects and angles,
Unusual configurations that ignite
What I’m made of, not sugar and spice,
Same goes for Madonna, Ghandi and King:
Grand trines, a grand cross, a double kite,
Forming an imperfect Star of David.

As a kid, I couldn’t see constellations,
Near-sighted, I imagined the sky, a blurry night.
Instead drew lines, some childish calculations,
Shapes in my beginner’s guide to astronomy;
But they designed me, too—feisty and bright.

The astrological kites in my chart, incidentally,
Carry the biblical phrase, “bear the cross,”
My father’s motto, I’ve heard repeatedly;
They point to Mars and Mercury, Venus
And Neptune tug at the outer spars.

Its tail streams with Saturn in Leo,
Which trines Venus (I never play false)
As a kid, I flew kites with my father,
With his Ascendant in earthy Taurus,
He believes form follows function,
And further, physics and natural laws.

He and I do not talk about astrology.
Even though he once created a full-sized
Ram costume, sheepskin, with a head
Piece, the curved felt & wire horns…
We went trick-or-treating one Halloween
As “Mary had a Big Ram;” he’s an Aries.

Students of astrology talk about Grand Trines,
How they bring “ease” and God-given talents;
Without a square or cross, the native lacks focus.
Kites symbolize ‘Christ on the cross,’ (John 3:14)
It’s a “grand trine” harnessed and directed;
In mine, Saturn in Leo, a weighted drogue,
Ties the knot, soars to heights, resurrected,
And keeps me from going entirely rogue.

I hold my own, windswept and bridled,
Stand and face my partner, then release
But keep a little tension in the line,
I won’t run (let the kite resist the wind)
A gale overtakes us, strong breezes
Levitate our kite and we extend

Our consciousness into azure sky.

~ Leah C. Stetson                                                 

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Leah

Poet. Artist. Ecoheroine. Human ecologist. Spiritual mermaid and Mystic. I write about literary ecology, wetlands, water, Romantic ecology, and quirky adventures with my dog.

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