Seductive Fire

Out of the ordinary, this quickness to respond horribly and inappropriately.

Gestures and swearing at a cut-me-up driver. Complete exasperation at a full recycle bag, crumbs on the counter, dishes in the rack. Sarcastic response to the genuine question “What can I do?”

Trivial stuff and no big deal, perhaps – but for me, for us, for this time and place, it’s out of proportion and I don’t like it.

Where did it come from?

There was a bath and an early bedtime. An uninterrupted sleep. Good progress on the to-do list and I’m mid-cycle, so no excuses there.

I know what it must be – planetary goings on. There’s a powerful new moon in Libra today.

Seductive planetary fire is happening … (if you believe in these things.)

I don’t suppose I can really excuse myself via the moon (even if I do believe in it.)

However, I can notice.

I want to channel this angry energy into more creative exploits than shouting at strangers and punishing those I love.

I can tune into this over-the-top energy and pour it into some of the juicy creative containers I have in the making and planning.

Yes, that’s what I’ll do.

“We want to use anger as a creative force. We want to use it to change, develop and protect. So whether a woman is dealing with the aggravation of the moment with an offspring, or some sort of searing lengthy burn, the perspective of the healer is the same: When there is calm, there can be learning, there can be creative solutions, but where there is firestorm, inside or out, it burns hot and leaves nothing but ash. We want to be able to look back on our action with honor. We want something to show for feeling angry.” Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With The Wolves


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