I'm back from two weeks by the sea in Cornwall, the home of my mother's biological family and where I feel most able to relax.
I started out this break with a little ritual as my mother's funeral was two days before the trip. I cast two chrysanthemum flowers I had saved from the funeral bouquet into the sea. That was my personal spiritual ceremony to bring her soul home to where she was happiest too.
After that I was blessed with two weeks sunshine and warmth which I had been preparing myself to cancel or be cancelled, as 2020 is going, but I was fortunate to experience the entirety and make it back healthier in body, mind and spirit.
I've not seen the tide quite so high yet for most of the fortnight it was gentle. The sea was having its own pause to think, delving and bringing its mysteries to shore.
September is a pivotal astrological month in a remarkable year for it. Neptune was prevalent the first week away with energy building for a New Moon 'Supermoon' in Virgo on the 17th September.
So how might Neptune affect us? Well, Neptune is all about imagination, intuition and the hidden, much like the moon. Combine Neptune's influence with a Supermoon and it's bound to affect us, but because it's hidden, we can't quite put our finger on why it may be. We are, if you like, out of our element.
However, Neptune is also the ruler of Pisces, which is my sun sign, so I was actually more in my own element. Neptune is symbolised by a three-pronged fork, like Poseidon in Greek mythology, the ruler of the sea. Neptune is a fishy-tailed beast, and the ocean is never an element to battle with. Such power is uncontrollable and uncontainable, just like our emotions, which SOUTH direction and water element represents. To be ruled by Neptune is having erratic moods, being volatile and showing a naturally creative spirit. It's also being loving, and having huge compassion.
To be Neptunian is to venture deep into the unknown, as artistic spirits can relate to. It's finding comfort in digging and delving and unearthing – as the sea is not of land and earth – and in that we are searching for truth, but being quiet about it. It's a silent, hard going force, yet like any challenge, its benefits are having more appreciation for the light and coming up for air as the time comes, when we are ready to face facts and speak honestly.
Are you Neptunian, and did you notice how did that energy and the Supermoon affected you?
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Artwork for sale: Neptunian, 2019, original, inks & liquid watercolour on paper including Black Sparkle calligraphic ink, 25 x 29.7cm
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