Wonderful essays! And timely!
Thank you so much for your fascinating essay. I've just had a ball looking at my Duad chart for the very first time using Solar Fire Deluxe. I look forward to hours of delving into this new domain! Your contributions to this forum and astrology as a whole is nothing short of inspiring!
This afternoon I had a lady call me to book a consultation and she said on the telephone, "I want to know about my relationships and when I'm likely to meet someone". I said to her, "I look at what patterns in relationship, including the one you have to yourself, may be changed and evolved to help bring the kind of love you're looking for, into your life. But I can't tell you exactly when you will meet someone. Your input and the energy around you in the next 12-18 months will tell us a lot". She sounded satisfied with that. For now.
A dear friend of mine, recently shared with me a message she received from spirit. I think it's lovely and I strongly related to it. I have printed it out for a couple of clients that I thought would appreciate and respond to the sentiment. I feel compelled to share it now with you (and the world!). So many people can benefit from this kind of outlook on love and relationships:-
'Love is an essence that we are all seeking in our lives and a very prevalent question for you as you so often feel the absence of a partner in your life.
And yet you know you are truly loved. You feel it with your friends, your colleagues and your family. Sometimes that love feels too small because you have decided that a partner’s is a big love and a more constant presence.
And yet when you look deep inside there is a knowing that there is great love already within your life.
In actuality a partner, although a deep and intimate love, will actually be a smaller part of your 'love life' than you imagine and friendship love with its rainbow of colours is a more vast part of the love that feeds you.
So know that while you are single there is a small part that has yet to be filled but there is a richness of love already in your life.
Sometimes you feel there is too much space and it feels like emptiness. But this is really the space designed for you to nurture yourself with self love - another part essential for a whole love-life.'
Noel, just last night I was talking to another Australian astrologer (one doing your course too!) about how I read a particular chart. I kept saying, "I just feel that.. I just feel that..". Ah. Perhaps someone who is well versed in music, such as yourself, "hears the melody", while others who are tone deaf like myself "feel it".
Honestly though, I get it. I hear it when I'm synthesising a horoscope. And it is often thrilling. And it is thanks to your teaching. Thank you so much!