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Venus, Jupiter and the New Moon: a time for new beginnings

Has your life taken an unexpected turn lately?

Have you had a restless feeling, like you need a change? Are you itching to try something new?

If you live in Ottawa, Canada, you might blame it on our unseasonably warm temperatures—we have been having summer in the spring here, or sprummer. But if you are elsewhere in the world, it might have something to do with Venus, Jupiter and the New Moon.

On Wednesday night we attended a choir concert to watch our daughter perform. During the intermission, we stepped outside for some fresh sprummer air. In the westward sky, we saw two bright objects very close to each other, and we mused about what they might be. Yesterday morning, I read that last week, on March 15, the two brightest planets in the sky—Venus and Jupiter—converged. (Read more on A week later, on March 22, there was a new moon.

I know that scientists have debunked astrology—the National Geographic article says as much—and if I glance at my horoscope in the paper I don’t expect my day to unfold according to the short Libra blurb. But the tides of the oceans move according to the waxing and waning of our moon. If a planetary object affects something as massive as our oceans, and I am made up of a large percentage of water, it must affect me, too.

The planetary system and I are one, therefore it affects me.

The National Geographic article also points out that the Venus-Jupiter conjunction is an optical illusion, because the two planets are millions of miles apart. The conjunction is in us, not in the planets. Everything is a matter of perspective, and from where I sit I see a time of change and new beginnings. I read the Facebook statuses of my friends from the past week and I see that many of them spontaneously did something new: they attended a different fitness class, or they changed their hair. This week our circle of friends is dealing with the upheaval of the loss of our friend, Lynn.

I could ignore this feeling of renewal, or I could debunk it. Or I could seize it as a challenge.

What new thing can I do to enrich my life?

Are you feeling it? What different path do you want to travel down? What dream do you want to follow? What new thing can you do that will release the most love into the world?

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