Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Historically, people looked at the sky to understand the world around us," he said. "But today I don't think people who are into astrology look at the sky very much."

as i'm sure quite a few people have read, the zodiac has 'changed'. that's all very exciting, and i do admit i did my fair share of surfing the web to figure out what that meant, but what i happened upon while searching was much more thought provoking than a new zodiac sign.

in one of the articles i read that quote, and what caught me the most is the last part, because really, it's true. astrology and zodiac was created to be closer to something bigger, a cosmos that we only ever pretend to have even the slightest grasp of understanding. it was to make us feel that by being born at a certain time, when the sun was a certain way in a world that we have no idea about (at the time, anyway!), that it meant something in our lives. that maybe it even went as far as impacting our lives, impacting the very nature of how we are. they looked to sky to find the answers, and to be honest, i wish i looked to the sky and found the answers on a ring of faith. in hopes that just maybe there is something bigger out there that can help me with my wonders.

today that's not what many people who believe in zodiac signs do. yes, there are the few who probably grasp an idea of the beauty behind the original idea, but what about those who have their horoscopes texted to them every morning? don't misunderstand, i'm not dissing on anyone who does that, because i will admit it definitely is fun and entertaining. i think my point is that things that had this deeper meaning way back when, have kind of lost that.

we have forgotten to be in tune with life, and instead allowed ourselves to be consumed with the materialistic and pointless. this world is a gorgeous and majestic place, with so many mysteries that we couldn't begin to imagine. there is this great mother earth with energy and feelings that we can't grasp. that small ting of joy when you walk outside on a beautiful day and things feel a little bit better because of the sun and maybe the way the air smelled. if you close your eyes you can feel something more, you can feels something alive under your feet. you can take a deep breath and allow the energy to overcome you and you'll grin.

all i know for certain is that i plan on spending many more nights laying on my back and looking to the stars for answers.

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