Saturday, February 14, 2009

OPENING THE HEART

Love VibratonsLove Vibrations - (Spring Series) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2009
source image - hydrangea bud

My desire was to have this post ready for Valentine's Day email, but we all know how life sometimes get in the way of our best intentions. Instead this arrived in my email this morning:

At dawn on February 14th , the day dedicated to St.Valentine, the patron saint of Love, the moon in Libra enters the seventh house of relationship. And Jupiter and Mars are aligned in Aquarius in the twelfth house of spiritual transformation. Forty years ago the intuitive words of a song called Aquarius brought the dawning of the New Age into our collective awareness:

When the moon is in the seventh house
And Jupiter aligns with Mars,
Then peace will guide the planets,
And love will steer the stars.

At dawn on 14th February the Cosmos actually embodies this perfect alignment to support our collective manifestation of love and peace and dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

The Aquarian chart of 14th February reveals an incredible concentration of cosmic influences blending with the energies of Aquarius in the 12th house. Expansive Jupiter and energetic Mars are aligned with the higher purpose of the North Node. The presence of Chiron the wounded healer offers us the opportunity to heal the schisms that have separated us for so long. Neptune emphasizes collective humanitarian movements and the co-creation of social justice. And the presence of the radiant Sun enlightens the entire alignment.
(thanks to my friend Lorlyn for sending this email)


I have been feeling my heart expanding and softening and opening to the world around me. I witness nature getting ready to burst. While capturing this hydrangea bud, I could almost feel it vibrating with new life and begging me to notice it. I especially love taking photographs of nature when the sun first comes out after a long rainy stretch . Sun on raindrops is a fine combination.


Nature shows us how to buzz with new life. Sleep for a while and then stretch yourself into a brand new day. Open your arms wide. Breathe in and out. Put your hand on your heart.Breathe in breath out ahhhhhhh.


Everyday is such a fine time to be alive.

Happy Valentine's Day, whenever you read this!


8 comments:

Doe Grozs Art said...

Stunningly beautiful.. you are a master with this digital work... and what a beautiful bud :-)
I'm an Aquarian with a "house" full of planets :-)
Happy Love Day!
ok... everyday is love day...

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

I have not forgotten the musical Hair which I first saw when I was 17 years old and I know that famous song, of course. Those were heady days.

I'll take your mandala as a sign that we are to enter heady days like that again, which gladdens my heart. It couldn't come at a more appropriate time.

The Artful Eye said...

Love back at ya. I really like how you've added texture to this digital manipulation. It adds another dimension.

I still have my original "HAIR" album, saw this play on broadway as a youngin'

John said...

brighter lately...you have aligned with mars...

i love this song...takes me back.

John said...

the borders are 'mazing

cheryl said...

Sue..this looks like Angel's Wings... OMG.. divine, precious, sacred...amazing. :) Cheryl

healingmagichands said...

This mandala is wonderful, but even more important is the news about the state of the heavens. I can only pray that a time of peace is finally coming upon us.

painterofblue said...

This is so beautiful. I don't know if something in me has changed to make me more receptive or if your work has really evolved in the last 6 months (since I've been on a blogging break). But when I look at your pieces now, I feel them on many levels- spiritually, physically, emotionally. I feel the transformation inside me as a look. This is what I've always believed art could do- heal. It's an inspiration. Thank you.