“To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.” Samuel Johnson.
Carl Jung has written about synchronicity – the chance occurrence of events and their a-casual meaning. Mercury is opposite Uranus this week and that does mean we are in that territory and the trickster is about!
Uranus has a strong electrical quality and when opposing Mercury can cause disruptions with electronic and mechanical devices. It will also be more easy to trigger conflict so do watch the tendency for tempers to flare as Mars and Pluto are conjunct at this time.
Much of my day yesterday was spent wrangling about how to fix a potentially damaging problem to my website in a very short amount of time – as the person who works on the site was shortly to leave for vacation. If left unchecked the problem could result in the loss of a lot of work and the need for costly repairs. We had gone back and forth about it for a couple of days with the person who hosts the site. At nightfall I left for dinner with friends with the situation still unresolved. My nerves were on edge for sure and had been all day.
it was dark when I got home after supper and as my car pulled in the driveway a small animal was caught in the headlights. When I got out of the car it looked right at me- its eyes an electric blue. I came into the house and opened my Medicine Card book and found from an illustration that it was an possum. When confronted by an enemy the possum plays dead with the result that predator turns its attention elsewhere.
The book advises that when a possum is seen, to adopt a similar strategy – meaning for me specifically – to not re-engage the whole website dilemma and stop worrying that several days were likely to pass with its vulnerability totally exposed. I decided to let it go and do nothing.
Later I received an email from from one of the guys I had been working with. After departing for his vacation he had made a temporary fix which would stave off the possibility of serious problems until we could get to the source of the matter down the road.
Although I had been really worked up about the whole thing I was struck by how patient, calm and kind he had been when trying to work to resolve the problem.
Patience, empathy and kindness are good way to proceed now.
One of the Sabian symbols associated with the Mercury/Uranus opposition is, “A child giving birds a drink at a fountain.”
quote from Linda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom