Ceiling at Chihuly Glass Museum, Seattle Center
Look up, look down, walk in a circle. May there be only beauty. Of course the eye will register the unkind, the rude, the unacceptable. But what will the heart internalize?
I do not think this when I get up at 2 AM, a goddess-less hour to rise, though quite acceptable to retire. Yet it is required this night and Capricorn steadies to the task at hand. As I drive down the quiet road, mist and rain keep me alert. On the S curve I sense and then see another who is out in the early hours. I slow and stop and focus. A large owl swivels her head briefly and returns to her catch. I stay, transfixed, on the lonely night road, watching until she flies beneath cedars and out of sight.
While I might have been caught in the grumble of early rising, I was instead transformed by the beauty waiting in an unexpected place. Later there were three deer and a charming young woman serving chai at Cruisin' Coffee.
I am guided by #17, The Star. It is good to be out at night and connecting to Sirius or any star beings or nightly creatures. I am blessed. To you, the same.