birthdays/astrology

language here
is archaic and spiced
with alchemy:  12 signs flowing through
those 4 elements, ruled by planets

dancing in houses,
the essential locations of the moon,
the sun, the degree of rotation of the earth
in relationship to those other bodies
we give names to without knowing
their true names
because we never asked

dazzled by the lyricism of cusps
and rising signs, forgetting the miracle
of flesh, fusion of matter and energy
flowing and flowering coordinated
into 1 self, the real magic

all movements in heaven charted
by limited vision, forgetting,
as we must before memory is laid down
when our eyes opened,
when we for the first time saw

our own hands,
and marveled at light
playing in our fingers;

our legs stretching,
lungs filled
with air and not fluid
and when,
yes,
we cried out into being

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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13 Responses to birthdays/astrology

  1. Rhonda says:

    You did it! The house of the rising sign! And it’s beautiful!!!!

  2. awww, shucks, sis 🙂 wrote it last night after we talked, tweaked this morning…Thanks!

  3. nelle says:

    ‘The real magic’. 🙂

  4. one senses the feeling awe! awesome!

  5. Green Speck says:

    Magician at play 🙂

  6. *Susan Susan* arching my back to say – you are splendid – you are wise my friend – Hallelujah!

  7. you shook me up!~Unbelievable !

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