Here is where I am supposed to tell you how accomplished and credible I am. Truth be told, I have no fancy diplomas or impressive work history, just a simple Gen Ed Associates Degree that left me with $50,000 in student loan debt. I’m just a working-class schmuck battling her own demons while trying to raise a child, alone in this world. Like so many others, I listened to my elders and towed the line, burying my aspirations, dreams and heart’s desires ’til I could scarcely remember ever having them in the first place. In November of 2016, I woke up. The realization hit that everything we have been told about prosperity and success, and sacrifice and selfishness has been a lie. Towing the line, doing the selfless “right” thing and pursuing practical pursuits had got me nothing but exhaustion, debilitating pain and suffocating debt. And it wasn’t because I hadn’t worked hard or because I hadn’t applied myself. I have Capricorn on the Midheaven. No one works harder than Capricorn on the MC.
I had been secretly studying astrology my entire life. It was my nerdy way of unwinding after a hard day’s work. But I could never quite figure out my own chart. The accepted interpretations resulted in a very negative chart for me. And that I just could not accept. That fateful day, November 11, 2016, triggered an unfolding of spiritual experiences. I had a profound series of dreams that revealed a new way of reading my chart. At that waking moment, I promised myself that I would spend the remainder of my days “living” my chart with no regard to the judgment of others. In short, I committed to my own dharma.
As real as my struggles have been, I am also keenly aware that my own suffering has been but a mere shadow of the suffering endured by the overwhelming majority of human souls currently alive on this planet. My intention is to plant the seeds of dharma and to have those seeds take root and grow with the vigor of the dandelion, until there is no longer room for the seeds of suffering to take hold. May all your days be enchanted.