Blessed Ostara to all of you, and welcome! Hopefully you've just come to visit me from Morgan Drake Eckstein's blog. :)
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Astrologically speaking, it's been a turbulent few months. We started off the year with the personal planets all going retrograde at some point: Venus, then Mercury, and now Mars. And we're not out of the woods yet, since Mars stays retrograde through mid-May and his effects will be felt through July, when Mercury retrograde comes at us again in June. In short, we could easily be off our game right now.
Typically, at Ostara we talk about re-balancing, with the equality of light and dark, and that's all well and good. But we can talk about balance anytime, so today, I'm going to focus on a topic that many of us miss out on, and that, dear friends, is the idea of "re-creation".
We have many roles in life. We're bosses and employees. We're psychics and astrologers. We're husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, and teachers and students. But it's essential for all of us to sometimes forget the titles and focus on ourselves.
"Re-creation" involves doing things that you enjoy. It involves being selfish for the sole purpose of being able to later on take on the many roles we have in life, like the ones I listed above. And it's a part of life that many of us miss out on because we're too busy trying to be everything to everyone else.
I'm passionate about games, and I always have been. It doesn't really matter what kind: computer games, console games, card games, or board games. And when I play, I am re-creating myself. I played in a local Monopoly tournament last month, and loved every second of it.
I found out recently that my landlady is selling the house my wife and I are living in, so things here are definitely a little bit crazy. I'll be moving in less than three weeks. I've been packing, purging, and re-arranging. But gaming helps keep my sanity, and I devote a little bit of time each day to it, even if it's only 15-20 minutes.
So this Ostara, take a hard look at your "re-creation" and if you're having a hard time coming up with your personal recreational activities, then you're not doing it enough. Set aside some time for what re-creates you, and PLEASE don't feel bad about it!
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