“… since we must always have a suffering world, we must also always have a song”
It’s said that “a Libra’s purpose is to use its unbiased and fair stance to fight for the practical cause of the world and make it become a better place. They like balance and justice.” Hmm … That sounds good. These are positive generic affirmations about one’s tendencies if born between September 22nd and October 23rd. In practice, of course, things get a little more complicated.
Libras also sometimes inhabit the wishy-washy world of maybe. My indecision is legendary, not to mention my procrastination. Generalities are great for initiating astrological interpretation. But, for understanding individuals, much scratching beneath the surface should occur.
What I know for sure is that, as a fall baby, I am comfortable with autumn’s intimations of mortality. The transition from languid summers to a season of colorful revival and then the descent into wintry repose fills me with peace.
As I observe life’s cycles through the changing seasons, my health concerns retreat. I am not declining with age, I am maturing with experience. My cancer, Multiple Myeloma, blends into the whole. There’s room for it. I manage it without expectations.
And, it’s raining in the Northwest … finally. The noise of tires on wet pavement has music in its swish. The humidity of showers irrigate the moss between my toes and behind my Oregonian ears. A renewed freshness in air quality bathes me in an elixir of hope. Frogs croak from secret hollows where they’d hidden since June’s terrifying Heat Dome. Leaves, resplendent in color, flee their branches to float down in choreographed dances. They spread a multi-colored quilt across roads, paths, and my garden. I’ve hung suet cages for my bird buddies. Balance has returned. I am a happy Libra.
Now, for that song. It’s a song of wondering. More of a mood, than a message. A little whimsy, some philosophy, and a bit of nonsense. It’s for people like me, observers, tolerators, and others who wait well: a Libra lullaby. Complete lyrics can be found in the descriptive notes below the YouTube video.
The song is dedicated to a creative friend, Jazzy. She interprets astrology and reads Tarot Cards online. Understanding the Zodiac and Tarot Cards are not lines of inquiry I pursue. However, if you lean in that direction, then I recommend listening in to Jazzy’s eloquent explanations. You can find her here.