Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ostara Tarot Blog Hop: The Importance of Re-Creation

Blessed Ostara to all of you, and welcome! Hopefully you've just come to visit me from Morgan Drake Eckstein's blog. :)

(If you get lost, you can find the master list of blogs here.) 

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! 

Thanks for stopping by! Please head over to Maureen's blog, the next stop on the blog hop!  

12 comments:

  1. THank you, and I'll take your advice! I'm off to the garden to do some re-creating with some new seeds and soil :-D Good luck with your move, and the games sounds excellent…. I haven't played Monopoly in a while!

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    1. Thanks for stopping in, Olivia! Monopoly is a great game that is loads of fun! :)

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  2. Good luck with your move! Thanks for sharing with us. :)

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    1. My pleasure, Bridgett...luckily my new home is 200 feet from my current home so this one is easier! :)

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  3. Good luck on the move! And I really love the idea of 15-20 minutes dedicated to recreating of self. Nice!

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  4. Oh dear...the move sounds daunting...but could be a necessary renewal for you maybe? Oh oh..I didn't realise there were monopoly tournaments!

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    1. I am hoping for some, Joanna. Thanks!

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  5. Hope the move goes well... and thanks for the entreaty not to feel bad about taking time out to re-create!

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  6. Just what I need; permission to have fun and take a break. Good fortune finding a new home space; hubby and I are doing the same, although we must sell our house first to go find a new home opportunity. But I feel your hecticness as we make improvements and get the packing done.

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    1. Thanks so much! This move has been hell and is still ongoing so I hope my vacation on Tuesday comes quickly!

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