The Journey of Life
Who are you; What are you; and How do you Know?
These three questions are posed by the first three Signs of the Zodiac.
In the Fire that is Aries you experience your Presence; in the Earth of Taurus you experience your essential Value; in the Airs of Gemini you experience your Knowing. So, what comes next in the Journey of Life; what realm comes next in the Circle of the Living Ones you know as the Zodiac?
Yes, it is that time once again to move deeper and wider, to bring it all together, to gather together and weave together all that you are into something more than all these parts and pieces of you…it is time to be whole. It is time to come “home” to Cancer.
It is from Fire that you find your Inspiration and Vision, and in Earth that you form that Vision into Manifestation, and by Air that you Know and Understand. But here at the next turning of the wheel you sense that this is not enough, because you apprehend something beyond ordinary knowing. What do you sense? That you need to bring all of yourself together and experience you as you are; you need to weave them all into a whole one of you.
This is “The Way”, this is the true nature of you and in fact for the entirety of Creation too. You are not bits and pieces, you are a whole being, a human being, and you will find your way to wholeness through these realms of “feeling”. Yes, you bring you and all your myriad experiences together by Feeling the whole of you.
The Way of Cancer is to hold you, to embrace you, and to feel the Truth that all of Creation came from, and it is made from, and it is held together as one by the One. You begin your own journey to your center by feeling and finding your origins in your immediate family. It is by Mother/Father, Sister/Brother, Grandmother/Grandfather, Aunt/Uncle, that you start your journey of wholeness. From this first circle of family you will feel your sense of meaningfulness and connection to yourself and your physical heritage.
From your family will come the familiar attachments to the culture and lifeways that nurtured and formed the first circle of your sense of you. This is your first sense of origin, your first feeling of home. But as you grow and experience the larger world for yourself, your experience of what is you will both broaden and deepen, so that it comes to encompass ever-widening ripples of nurturing and meaning. You will throughout your life trim or alter some or even many of these “given” roots of you, as you choose to align with other meanings and sensibilities that feel more centered and truer to your journey of becoming.
You will move ever inward as you equally move ever outward until you come to where it all began. You will return to another familiar feeling, a constant, warm and loving embrace, and you will smile because you sense that you are part of a much larger family. You will know that your precious human life, and all other life-forms too, that in truth the entirety of Creation is held as an Ocean of Spirit-Life-Consciousness. Your home is in the “Stars”; and the whole of Creation, of which you are a precious spark of the Divine, that this entire Universe is the body and soul of the one life that is the One.
You will know because you feel this, and it affirms and celebrates your essential kinship with all of life. Because in every speck and mote, in every creature great and small, and in every planet and every star, all of life is held together as one by Spirit. All these roots meet in the “Center that is Everywhere, and whose Circumference is Nowhere”. All roots meet and join into one, because that is where we come from. Yes, if you follow your many roots, as you feel your way with these feeling-memories-truths, as you go deep and deeper, you will come to the very same center that is there for one and all. That is why, “We are all related” for we are all “ones of the One”.
We say to one another, “the heart is where the home is”. It is equally true to say that, “your home is there, in your heart”. The Gift of Cancer is to help you find your way to the center of you, to your place of wholeness and truth.
Wherever Cancer is in your own chart, that is where and how you make your way to what will hold you, embrace you and remind you that you are precious. Each and every day you need to center yourself as you reach out to help others to feel cared for too.
This time of Cancer is for you; it is a time of alignment, centering and feeling the whole of you. And by this, you will also feel that deep, abiding and eternal love in which you live, in which you share your lives with one another, and by which you create this Creation by and for one another too. You will know that you are here, you are simply here, to care for one another as you are cared for too.
This is the message of Cancer:
Follow your Heart,
Love one another, care for one another,
And you will feel your "Home sweet home".