On Tool Kits, Superpowers, Aspects and Planetary Placements
We have 5 kids, but it wasn’t until our 3rd that we experienced a Mickey Mouse kick. Milo, our now 7 year old, loved Mickey Mouse Club for about 6 months during his toddler years, which, as any parent knows, feels like a century. “It’s the Mickey Mouse clubhouse! Come inside it’s fun inside!” That song literally haunted my dreams.
But there was one section that I always found particularly interesting. In each episode, there was a challenge the characters had to sort out, and they had a bag of 4 tools they took with them: 3 they identified and one mystery tool.
As they proceeded on their adventure and were met with a hiccup, they’d turn to their big bag of “Mouseketools” and choose the best tool for the job. Flat tire, air pump. Lost cow, rope. Broken gate, hammer. And so on. If none of the obvious choices worked, or if they had all been used, you could call upon the “Mystery Mouseketool” and no matter the situation, it would always be the perfect fit for the job. That Mickey always had all the luck!
We are responsible for creating the difficult situations in our lives because that’s how we grow.
Now, I believe the challenges in our lives are predestined. We come with karma and we manifest it. We are responsible for creating the difficult situations in our lives because that’s how we grow. The soul knows this.
The way we react to them are somewhat ingrained in us, and it’s our job to learn from the patterns in our reactions and to evolve from them: to grow into higher versions of ourselves. In short, life happens, we react and we learn to react better over time.
The best part? Much like good ol’ Mickey, we came with the exact tools in our toolbox that we need to get through the journey we’re on. Only, their uses are not quite as “hit-you-over-the-head” – we need to get creative and use them the right way.
I’ve found through my work as an astrologer, that people usually want one of three things or a combination: to be seen, understood and forgiven.
I’ve learned through my work as an astrologer, that people usually want one of three things, or a combination: to be seen, understood and forgiven.
Or, more often, be seen, understood and then given permission to forgive themselves and usually for things they aren’t even responsible for. Literally they want permission to forgive themselves for personal qualities that came inherently and intrinsicly woven into their nature.
They’re emotional, they’re talkative, they’re ambitious, they’re analytical… whatever it is, somewhere along the way, someone important, or many people who weren’t important, told them these qualities were “wrong” or “bad” and now, after however many years of feeling broken and being incapable of changing (because to rid yourself of these things is no easier than changing your skin color, or your height) they come looking for someone to tell them it’s ok to be emotional. It’s ok to be ambitious. It’s ok to be talkative and analytical and all the other things that are as normal and natural as the 5 feet 5 inches tall they stand, or the freckles on their nose, or their double jointed-ness. This is how you came, darling. And it’s perfect. We need you just as you are.
It’s ok to be ambitious. It’s ok to be talkative and analytical and all the other things… This is how you came… And it’s perfect. We need you just as you are.
So when I meet you, I look at your planetary placements and you learn how to fall in love with yourself. And then we look at your aspects and understand where your strengths and challenges are, and we map out ideas around how to cope and manage your trending patterns. The chart reflects yourself back, and we can actually sit and look and see the beauty and the plan, not from a place of judgement, but a place of curiosity, of seeking.
The chart reflects yourself back, and we can actually sit and look and see the beauty and the plan, not from a place of judgement, but a place of curiosity, of seeking.
These things are your tool kit, they are the weapons you’ll use on this journey where you’ll weather many battles, and if you don’t know how to use them, they’ll be useless to you in these challenges. Astrology is like a specialized training class.
If you see them as inefficiencies, as weaknesses instead of resources, you won’t know how to weild them to your advantage. You’ll underestimate their power, their strength. They’ll get rusty, and clunky and jammed up.
We have to accept and embrace the things that came here with us and maximize these gifts. The universe doesn’t make mistakes.
We have to accept and embrace the things that came here with us and maximize these gifts. The universe doesn’t make mistakes – there’s always balance – especially when you know where to look for it.
Remember, it’s like Mickey. The surprise tool always magically works, because the Universe wants you to succeed, you have to believe it, and when you reach for that Mystery Magic Tool, you bet your bottom dollar it will be the right one for the job.