love is love

Rainbow_at_Ladoga

This has been quite an extraordinary week for myself, Barack Obama, and the United States. Since the president and I share a similar  birth chart ( Aquarius Ascendant, Moon in Gemini in 4th house, close Sun Neptune aspect, Uranus Pluto in the 7th, etc) I pay close attention to how transits affect him on the public stage. I got my tax return with an extra hundred dollars and extra iced tea. The Affordable Care Act ( Obamacare) was validated once more by the Supreme Court, the contentious Trade bill passed, same-sex marriage is the law of the land, confederate flags will be going the way of VHS tapes, and a heartfelt eulogy for Reverend Pinckney in Charleston became an impassioned channeling of the Divine, concluding with a poignant rendition of Amazing Grace.

This week was book-ended by grace. Last Friday the family members and loved ones of the murdered congregation and pastor forgave the alleged murderer and this Friday Obama’s rousing eulogy broadcasted grace all over the planet. This is not an exaggeration. I truly felt a surge of energy while watching him speak, both this morning at the White House and later this afternoon in Charleston.

Venus conjunct Jupiter transiting the descendant can work miracles with a Uranus trine added for good measure! Sometimes I find my president to be a bit cold and distant for a Leo with the moon in Gemini, but today he did me proud! I witnessed a greater version of the man as leader. While I understand that politics are always at play and that he is quite strategic, it was clear to me that he was being used by Source.

I have included excerpts of Obama’s speech today at the White House after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage for all. I highlighted my favorite sections in italics.

Progress on this journey often comes in small increments. Sometimes two steps forward, one step back, compelled by the persistent effort of dedicated citizens. And then sometimes there are days like this, when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt.

But today should also give us hope that on the many issues with which we grapple, often painfully, real change is possible. Shift in hearts and minds is possible. And those who have come so far on their journey to equality have a responsibility to reach back and help others join them, because for all of our differences, we are one people, stronger together than we could ever be alone. That’s always been our story.

We are big and vast and diverse, a nation of people with different backgrounds and beliefs, different experiences and stories but bound by the shared ideal that no matter who you are or what you look like, how you started off or how and who you love, America is a place where you can write your own destiny.

We are people who believe every child is entitled to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. There is so much more work to be done to extend the full promise of America to every American. But today, we can say in no uncertain terms that we’ve made our union a little more perfect.

That’s the consequence of a decision from the Supreme Court, but more importantly, it is a consequence of the countless small acts of courage of millions of people across decades who stood up, who came out, talked to parents, parents who loved their children no matter what, folks who were willing to endure bullying and taunts, and stayed strong, and came to believe in themselves and who they were.

And slowly made an entire country realize that love is love.

What an extraordinary achievement, but what a vindication of the belief that ordinary people can do extraordinary things; what a reminder of what Bobby Kennedy once said about how small actions can be like pebbles being thrown into a still lake, and ripples of hope cascade outwards and change the world.

While watching him speak , my mind flashed to many of Matt Kahn’s teachings and I had a mini mystical experience. It was a realization that we may really be moving towards a new global paradigm. I know my country is far behind many nations in numerous areas and that saddens me. I am second generation American on my dad’s side and third generation on my mother’s, so my people have not been here long. My trip to Europe really brought home to me the fact that so many “less powerful” nations treat their people better. As a result, I identify more with European values and sensibilities than the conservative, repressive ways of many who run the US government. But when I reflect on the amazing experiment of this young country that started in the city I call home, I want to see things differently. The amazing speed of change within just one week is epic. If you read the text from both of Obama’s speeches, you will see signs of light.

On a similar note: I have been feeling Leofied lately , so naturally the Stones have been front burner. The song She’s A Rainbow came to me last weekend. When I was celebrating my windfall on Monday, I went to Barnes and Nobles ( big surprise, right!) and perused the music section. I notice some CDs are on sale and I pick up one by the Stones. Of course, She’s A Rainbow is one of the tracks so I was compelled to buy the album. What I did not consciously know back then is that the Supreme Court would rule in favor of same-sex marriage today, along with the incredibly popular use of rainbow symbolism. Maybe I was picking up on this psychically, not certain. I observed many rainbows today ( loved the rainbow White House) along with plenty of purple at the funeral in Charleston. I am aware that these symbols have multiple meanings but I equate purple with spiritual energy and rainbows as mystical beacons.

As always, please let me know your reactions.

In honor of purple, rainbows, and Venus( love) Jupiter ( faith and grace) in Leo, please enjoy this sweet Stones song( the purple link)

she’s a rainbow

image credits: wikipedia.org, public domain
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20 thoughts on “love is love

  1. Wonderful post Linda.. I am not up to date with all the goings on in your political scene , but I am all for throwing pebbles out and letting them ripple out.. 🙂 And isn’t it a good feeling to get something back from the taxman for a change.. 🙂 I so loved my own recent refund.. 🙂

    Love is LOVE.. and keep spreading it dear Linda.. Hugs xxx ❤

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  4. I was moved by President Obama’s tribute and especially when he broke into the song “Amazing Grace”. He seemed to be genuinely moved by Spirit. That image of him will remain in the minds and memories of many people all over the world. I believe it was one of he most effective and heart-rendering pleas for peace and mercy I have every witnessed.

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  5. Yes! Love is Love… I loved how you tied it to the sensation that perhaps the world really can unveil new, deeper and more fulfilling experiences… Who knew, as you say, when the movement for gay and lesbian marriage began, that the wave would crest in our country in this particular time? It would have seemed far too distant, and yet wasn’t it just around the corner? Our perceptions sometimes deceive us… So much happens that is not visible… 🙂

    Love
    Michael

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    1. Hi Michael,
      I love how you loved how I tied it together,lol! How true that so much is invisible and often quite subtle at best. While it is not necessarily a validation of the inner space what transpires in the outer, I saw the more loving parts of my being reflected in the joy of the moment.

      Love,
      Linda

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  7. all things come in their own time….so glad this has happened! And I agree with you about pres Obama… more often than not he can be hamstrung by the politics he has to negotiate. Some times the Universe just allows us a chance to show that as a nations we still have a lot to learn . and do learn eventually.. and yes we are a nation that gives a lot… AND like you, I am ingesting all I can from Matt Kahn…. he is a miracle for me. This is a trying time for me and his insights have led me back to my self…Thanks to you for connecting me with him. I miss going ” book shopping” with you ! LOL

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    1. Hi Fran,
      So glad you were able to comment here! Maybe its a Scorpio thing, hehe, but Matt is amazing and his words and actions keep me company on this wild ride.
      This week was quite a ride for the US and the ripples will prevail!

      love, Linda

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    So interesting the times we are in. Sorry the trade bill passed. Bad deal. Love what the Supreme Court did yesterday!! Must be interesting for you to have a chart so close to Obama’s. He really does have good vision. His hands are tied in so many ways. Love what he said about that a shift in hearts and minds is possible. It’s good that some people in high places believe that. I hear you about how disappointing this country can be. I am so often disheartened. It weighs on my heart and definitely disturbs my peace! I just keep praying for that shift in hearts and minds! Loved the song!

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    1. I don’t know much about the trade bill. Just included it because it was another Obama victory this week. It is cool to have a similar chart but our lives are quite different 🙂 We both love to write and have a desire to serve. Also plenty of childhood upheaval.

      My blog is not political but I did share some of my views about living in this country. None of them are perfect, but some are more progressive and less hateful.

      The song is an old favorite, glad you liked it! The Stones can sometimes be trippy and so can I 🙂

      peace,
      Linda

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    1. thanks Barbara, I was so high from love yesterday that I could not sleep! I do not know what is next for the US, but it is nice to see the person behind the leader and a softening of more Americans.

      peace,
      Linda

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