Monday, June 11, 2012

What Is An Artist?

Last year I was told that I am not an artist because I'm not a perfectionist. Months later I was told by the same person that I am just too sensitive because I was having vivid dreams that were coming true. Those two statements were on the opposite ends of the artistic spectrum and extremely hurtful,  however, they were probably two of the most helpful statements to my artistic career.

It helped me to understand the artistic soul. My artistic soul. I know now that just showing up and allowing the creative spirit to flow is of utmost importance and drawing outside the lines is extremely important. I know now, with all my heart, that artists are visionaries and we act out of faith.

I have often heard song writers say that sometimes that most powerful songs write them, they do not write the song. I believe this to be true. Sometimes I go to bed only to toss and turn until I get up and go in my studio and stay up all night painting. I wake up the next day to a piece of art that I could never produce on my own. It is in fact the creative spirit that I allow to move through me. It is a magical blessing.

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Drives my green age; 
That blasts the roots of trees
~Dylan Thomas  

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Transit of Venus

The Transit of Venus on June 5 and 6 2012 is a rare event, and kicks off BIG DRAMA of 2012. 

Venus Retrograde means that our love lives enter a fated period where we may relive past life experiences in order to sort out karmic issues. Old friends or lovers may reappear and there may be more difficulty in giving and receiving love and affection. Venus and Sun square Mars will create anger and resentment. For the meek.... you won’t be putting up with any more crap in any of your relationships. It is a time to become very familiar with the term love/hate.

Venus is usually peaceful and loving, but in Retrograde, Venus is seen as the goddess of war that makes us feel emotional, compulsion and jealousy. This dramatic change is now made very personal with the Moon on Pluto. The Moon also rules our past, and with Venus retrograde, some of us could be in for some intense encounters with old lovers and even current ones.

Neptune is on the fixed star Formalhaut and square the Moons Nodes would indicate some suspicions and mistrust. It may also mean that we reach a critical turning point with negative habits such as drugs, dishonesty and affairs. Moon with Pluto also suggests crunch time for negative habits and compulsions.  

The overall picture emerging is one of facing up to reality in our relationships. If you have been deceitful in some way, been playing around or have an addiction, then you will likely face a lot of hostility from your partner, family and close friends. If you are with someone whose addictions are putting a strain on your relationships, whether gambling, infidelity, drugs or porn, then you may reach a stage where you cannot let it go on. The great intensity, built up frustrations, resentment or anger, which has been poisoning any of your relationships, must now be released. It might get ugly. Sun and Venus square Mars causes conflict. Don't be afraid of the confrontation.

The people who will feel the transit of Venus the strongest, and probably find it most difficult will be  Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.