This week, Sarah Taylor talks of a new experience that may be emerging as a potential: that of no longer feeling separate from a world that not only holds you, but gives you life. It may be an entirely visceral experience of belonging — but this belonging will not be to another person, but rather to life itself.
Optimism is your forte, but it seems you’ve been a little guarded lately. This is not a prophesy of any kind; you need to give your positive vibes a rest and think of the full spectrum of possibilities, and consider the fact that not everyone is so friendly. The main thing you need to guard against is not intentional harm on anyone’s part, but rather careless words and thoughtless actions.
Sex and relationship coach Charlie Glickman brings up some interesting questions about cultural attitudes toward male versus female sex workers, in the context of the Rentboy.com bust this past August. Who is being “saved” and who is being punished? And why does one narrative seem to apply to one gender and not the other?
When I think of politics, I think about where we are on the map — not the topography of the planet, but of the soul. We can no longer pretend that politics doesn’t affect us all, and we must admit that the government has become largely dysfunctional; the power struggle that defines it is out of balance. With the two-party system increasingly anachronistic, this election is the establishment’s to lose.
Len Wallick looks to this weekend’s last quarter Moon, and offers some thoughts on rolling with “the right time and place” for any given thing in your life — whether that means exercising patience or making active adjustments. Offering a little empathy and compassion to those have a tougher time will benefit all involved.
Paris-based photographer Danielle Voirin travels the world and documents her experiences in photographs. She takes street photography and photojournalism a shade beyond even art, to the level of mysticism. You may see more of her work on her website DanielleVoirin.com, or her alt website, DaniVoirin.com.
Take leadership, and do it now. Set things right from the beginning. Admit that you know more than nearly anyone else around you, and remind yourself that you have the guts to take action. If you’re clear about these things, you’ll be of true service to those around you. They will benefit from your guidance and ability to make clear decisions.