When I was a child, during the summer thunderstorm season, I could hardly wait to run outside into the rain. More importantly, I could hardly wait for the Rainbows to show up AFTER the storm! No matter what time of the day it was (more often than not it was just minutes to sitting down for supper) I would run out to the swing set (still dripping wet with rain) to start swinging and singing to the Rainbow, along with the birds. All of us were thrilled to sing to the beauty, wonder and joy of just seeing that Rainbow!
Decades later I still thrill to see a Rainbow. A few years ago I was living on Vancouver Island, in Nanaimo and on Boxing Day I looked out my dining room window and saw a Rainbow! I was awestruck! This was Boxing Day – in Alberta it would normally be -10 Celcius with snow and no Rainbows to be found. And here I was seeing a Rainbow! As I watched it I wondered which end held the pot of gold? Was it to the left or the right? I started grinning, thinking to myself that I would pick one end of it, fix the position in my mind’s eye, then go for a walk to towards it. I allowed my intuition to guide my choice and I picked the left end.
Since I had been in Nanaimo less than a month, there was much to explore, and searching for this “pot of gold” seemed to be adventurous and thrilling and fit in with my aim to know more about the area I now lived in. I dressed for the rain (yay! no snow!) and headed in the direction of my “pot of gold”.
As I walked I took note of all the flora and foliage around me – some of which I could identify – along the way. The robins were out (!!!) looking for worms and twittering their sweet songs. It took me back to those childhood days of singing with the birds to the Rainbows.
I kept looking for that “pot of gold” as I walked on, wondering what gift the Universe was sending me this time. I love the magic of discovering the Unknown gifts the Universe brings forward – as long as I am looking heartfully! As long as I follow my intuition. I kept smiling as I walked – I knew no one in Nanaimo, had never visited it before moving here, and now I was on my first adventure! Cool – and all this started because of a Rainbow.
My “pot of gold”? Beach Estates Park – a wonderland (as the following seasons were to show me) of cedars, ferns, deciduous trees (aka Fall colours to see next year!) a waterfall and a stream – all connected by stairs and paths and bridges in a steady downward meandering path to – the ocean! Not far from the ferry terminal.
I loved the whole journey – I felt I was deep within a jungle it was so quiet. It was wonderfully GREEN (it had been -30 with deep snow back in Calgary less than a month ago) and vibrant and a wonderful feast for my eyes! When I came out to the rocky beach (not much sand on the east side of Vancouver Island) I saw the opening of the Bay far ahead with a few ships moving across the horizon. And shells! I love love love beach-combing!
This Boxing Day Rainbow welcomed me warmly to the natural side of Vancouver Island. In the months and years to come I would invite friends to walk through the park with me during new seasons, with my new digital camera in tow. Ask me how many pictures I have just from that park?
As an Intuitive Spiritual Astrologer of over 14 years, I find there is a magical connection to our natural world, our solar system and beyond. It never ceases to amaze me how the TIMING of our solar (Sun) cycles, lunar (Moon) cycles, and planetary cycles continue to show just how ON TIME we truly are – despite the Ego’s otherwise cranky response to say otherwise!
I use Astrology (and now Numerology also!) to show myself and my clients, students and New Moon Gathering members how to listen to, and take action from, our intuition. Time after time, reading after reading, people who think they DO NOT listen to themselves, nor take action towards their Soul’s Purpose, step by baby step – they each learn that YES! I do listen to myself! I didn’t know that about myself before – and I show them how well they already have been traveling their Soul’s Purpose path via their previous, current and future planetary, solar and lunar cycles.
Some misunderstand Astrology, thinking it is a fortune-telling con game. NOT. In the 1600’s science split off from its spiritual roots, Astrology, and became totally left-brain logic, show me the facts and evidence of existence on this planet called Earth. All of us, on some level, have been seeking a way to return, spiritually, to ourselves ever since. Interestingly, Astrology went deep underground for close to 300 years, until the discovery of the planet Neptune September 23/24, 1846, ruler of Pisces and the 12th House within our birth charts – the connection to our Spiritual and Divine BEingness. And now, for the first time in 165/6 years since its discovery, Neptune is once again travelling through Pisces, bringing us all closer to our Spiritual selves since February 4, 2012. Just saying…see the magic…
Yes we are human BEings, with a mind, heart and physical body. We are ALSO eternal BEings of Light and Love experiencing many lifetimes of Soul evolution BACK towards our true Spiritual Selves. THIS is what Astrology brings to me, my clients, students and New Moon Gathering members – a continual confirmation that the MAGIC of looking for that “pot of gold” of mystery is really all about folding back the mystery of ME, and YOU. WE are the magic and the mystery – Believe in it…
Wish Upon A Star and Wish Upon YOUR Rainbow’s “pot of gold” – with heartfelt intention, listen to your intuition for your next steps forward this lifetime – no matter how your outside life seems to look at this very moment. Every Rainbow is MAGIC and you ARE the Rainbow, and the rain, and the natural world around you. You am I and I am You. We are all connected. The Ancients knew this 5,000 years ago as they charted the skies and began noting the details via hieroglyphs, cuneiforms, then writing over the centuries of centuries ever since.
Astrology helps you to SEE you more clearly, the whys and wherefores of what you agreed to learn about for your Soul’s growth and evolution this lifetime AND brings to light that which is still unresolved from PAST lives! Very cool actually.
This is why Rainbows and Astrology exists, now. To bring ALL of us closer to our true inner selves, the key to understanding our inner mysteries, and how we all relate to one another along the way. Blessed BE!
Footnote: all pictures taken in Beach Estates Park by (Laurie) Rae Rezanoff
Rainbow picture from Google Images