I know a lot of people think astrology is a load of nonsense, because "there is no scientific proof that planets effect us". I'm sure this would change if scientists saw feelings as proof.
The thing I've come to learn about the planets in our solar system, is that their effects are subtle (most of the time). And this subtlety will not be picked up by those who are not sensitive to how they feel, moment to moment.
It's this subtlety that gets so easily overlooked by people who speak of astrology as utter rubbish, when those of us who feel different, know different.
I'm currently in the process of writing my new book and I'm finding it difficult. Really, really difficult. I can be going on for 20,000 words and then suddenly I hit a wall, and that inner-critic comes marching along and tells me everything I've written so far is a load of tosh - it doesn't help that I listen.
I always find that I rush, too, instead of just taking my time. I have so many ideas that I can't wait to get started on them, but I can't do that until this one idea is done with... and so often than not, that inner critic says "Leave it. Start on something else. Your other idea is better. Your other idea will be easier."
(That last one is seriously hard to ignore!)
What's all this got to do with astrology?
Because since I was around 15 I've been reading my daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly astrological forecasts, and the help and advice I've received has been priceless.
Now, the astrologer I started to read all those years ago was Jonathan Cainer. I used to check his website religiously on a night, because that's when the forecasts would be updated for the following day. Now I have his app on my phone. But the thing is, he moved on (passed away) earlier this year, and now his nephew, Oscar, has taken over.
I don't think I was alone in feeling a bit unsure as to how well he could fill his uncle's very large and impressive shoes.
But I'm glad to say he has, and continues to do so in a very similar and eerie fashion.
The following daily forecast was written by Oscar other day, and it was one of those times when I felt like it was written just for me. And please keep in mind that I was pulling my hair out trying to write my book.
CONSIDER THE SISTINE CHAPEL. WHEN MICHELANGELO WAS ON HIS BACK, SUSPENDED IN THE AIR, WITH A PAINTBRUSH IN HIS HAND, HE WAS NOT, WE HOPE, UNDER A DEADLINE TO GET IT ALL FINISHED BY TEATIME. HE WAS CREATING SOMETHING STUNNING, ENGAGED IN A PROCESS THAT NEEDED TO TAKE AS LONG AS IT NEEDED TO TAKE. THE RESULT WAS A MASTERPIECE. NOW, ABOUT YOUR CURRENT UNDERTAKING. IS IT NOT EQUALLY IMPORTANT IN ITS OWN WAY? AS MERCURY AND SATURN ARE ABOUT TO BE CONJUNCT, ALLOW IT TO TAKE THE TIME AND FOCUS IT DESERVES.
And now I'm doing just that and feel all the more better for it.
Thank you, Oscar.
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Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Monday, 21 November 2016
Over a year ago I said goodbye to this blog, but then my website went down and I had nothing else, other than my Facebook author page, to write lengthy pieces on. And I don't know why, but there's something uninspiring about writing long posts on Facebook. Even when I'm on LinkedIn, I never feel that inspired.
So recently I've felt that maybe, just maybe, I'll start this blog up again. I've kept a handwritten journal for years, so maybe it'll just be an extension of that.
The thing about a blog is that you have to write stuff on it, or else it's just a... something that's not a blog.
And seen as though I'm going through the testing process of writing a new book, I thought hey! Why not try the whole blog thing again and record all the blood, sweat and tears involved, so other writers can feel better when they've got sweat in their eyes?
It stings, I know.
I'm with you.
So I'm just going to roll with it, no pressure, and see where it takes me.
See you soon.
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