New Moon In Libra is About The Art of Living


The Autumn New Moon

This day October 15 is when the Venus Ruled Moon and Sun  seem to share the same spot in in the sky. We ask us to love one another, find common ground, tend and befriend acknowledge and find in our hearts anything that we as individuals would consider a female principal.  There is a Shaker song that goes something like this:

“When all things pass away, Music and joy shall live, music and joy shall live, never to die.” 

As a meditation for this new moon choose what you desire to live on… music and love, love and friends… Don’t worry about the rhythm because whatever we do we make it up as we go along…

Life While-You-Wait.
Performance without rehearsal.
Body without alterations.
Head without premeditation.

I know nothing of the role I play.
I only know it’s mine. I can’t exchange it.

I have to guess on the spot
just what this play’s all about.

Ill-prepared for the privilege of living,
I can barely keep up with the pace that the action demands.
I improvise, although I loathe improvisation.
I trip at every step over my own ignorance.
I can’t conceal my hayseed manners.
My instincts are for happy histrionics.
Stage fright makes excuses for me, which humiliate me more.
Extenuating circumstances strike me as cruel.

Words and impulses you can’t take back,
stars you’ll never get counted,
your character like a raincoat you button on the run ?
the pitiful results of all this unexpectedness.

If only I could just rehearse one Wednesday in advance,
or repeat a single Thursday that has passed!
But here comes Friday with a script I haven’t seen.
Is it fair, I ask
(my voice a little hoarse,
since I couldn’t even clear my throat offstage).

You’d be wrong to think that it’s just a slapdash quiz
taken in makeshift accommodations. Oh no.
I’m standing on the set and I see how strong it is.
The props are surprisingly precise.
The machine rotating the stage has been around even longer.
The farthest galaxies have been turned on.
Oh no, there’s no question, this must be the premiere.
And whatever I do
will become forever what I’ve done.

~ Wislawa Szymborska ~

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Unseen and Dreamy Splashed Down: A Neptune in Pisces Survival Guide


Healing Elixirs Work Now

Neptune News

A few weeks ago the Neptune ruler of all things intuitive, unseen and dreamy splashed down into his home pond of Pisces. Life on Earth may be taking unexpected even slippery twist and turns for even the most solid persons.

How do we navigate this wondrous yet unfathomable world?  There’s no one answer. Here’s a few I’ll throw on the wall and see which sticks for you. You may notice they sound contradictory that is characteristic of  the  sign Pisces represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions.

Neptune In Pisces Survival Tips

  • Let go and let God, Goddess or the Divine Being of your choice.
  • Pay attention to everyday details of life to ground and orient yourself in the vast swirl the dream world we are swimming in.
  • Treat everything as if it is a dream.
  • Honor creative urges you what you make may be just what someone else needs.
  • Learn new skills Music, film and Photography are highlighted. Don’t short change writing poetry and swimming.
  • Healing elixirs and forms of fluid potions are available and can work better then ever before.
  • Choose solitude over loneliness mediation may be calling.
  • Crate your own mediation practice to assert your individuality.
  • Remember we are all swimming in the same ocean.

I write a daily blog which is usually a poem and photo (very Neptunium) Today  as a thank you for visiting  Carolisle I am giving you your own Light Words  Enjoy

Where does magic live

and Fairies and all things small

and trembling, twitching, twirling?

In the space between

heat beats, wick and flame,

stone and water,

sending and receiving,

waiting and now.

Feel free to add your own spaces between.

A Pencil In the Woods For Mary Oliver


A Path in the Woods

The word is out that our Beloved Friend and Poet Mary Oliver is seriously ill.

I  heard her say, maybe it was on NPR, that she hides pencils in the woods so if she has an idea for a poem she has something to write with right then and there.

It might feel good for us to take up those pencils and write a note about what she means to us here and now. Maybe share a favorite line or poem if you like.

I Want to say: Mary Oliver is often a companion in my mind when I walk in the woods and some times I come home with a poem about a willow or black berries or a friendly dog.

Favorite line that echos truth for me has to do with the question of

“What will you do with your one wild and precious life?”

Feel free to use the comment box and if you like check “notify me by email” so we may know each others hearts.

Blessing all.

Carol