And as I write this in the pouring rain of yet another hotel foyer in my beloved Lucca, I find myself once again giving thanks.....for so much....thanks for the day job I just finished...gratitude for the much needed time I now have to develop my astrology practice....
Even gratitude for the ongoing technological challenges I have had this last year.
A few weeks ago I said goodbye to a wonderful Brisbane friend....through her and through what became an unexpectedly deep connection, I learnt how much Australia holds for me...Why, it is where most of my clients are! I have both Jupiter and Mercury strongly placed in my chart in Melbourne and Brisbane...no real surprise then that I continue to attract Australian clients fairly effortlessly. These last few days in what has become cold and wet and windy Lucca, I find myself longing for open spaces. I find myself longing for the sea, longing for heat, longing for endless days such as I spent in Lido di Camariore where I was clothed in just a Neptune green swimsuit all day long, where I would jog along the seafront after 10 hours of running after the boys, just to keep my energy up for the evening...
How I miss the sunshine and wide open spaces as I write this!
And my Saturn and Uranus transits! Deary me, what a challenge they have been! For the first time I have been actively and consciously engaging in them, working with what they have been in my life to teach me. I have been undergoing two major transits for over a year now...one being Uranus to my natal Mercury....so disjointed communciation EVERYWHERE and ALL THE TIME...and I mean...all the time....What has it done? It has taught me how to communicate clearer person to person...forced me to slow down.
I have also learnt to always and I mean ALWAYS give the other person the benefit of the doubt....I'm tellin ya folks, Mercury Retrograde is a piece of cake compared to this transit! iPad crashing, losing Astro Gold, endless emails and texts not being recieved, and no matter how simply and clearly they have been worded, they have still been misinterpreted. My photography website domain name came up for renewal a while back, and hey the hosting company renewed the old website!
And as for my Saturn transit...I have also been undergoing a Uranus transit to my natal Saturn for over a year now.Aah good old Saturn! How well I now know you! I was so thrown by how challenging this transit was that I had an emergency session with my astrologer Andrew Smith, to help me.
For over a year now, I have been rocking back and forth on top of a volcano. Every time I think I have the next few months planned ahead, along come Uranus and Saturn to say "Oh no you don't!!'
Uranus is the planet of flash fire inspiration, lightnihg and radical changes..'.out of the blue and in ways you least expect" is the best way to explain this planet.
Saturn on the other hand, grounds us, pulls us back, teaches us patience. Above all, Saturn this last year has stripped me bare of my ego....every time I find myself rejoicing at a major achievement, Saturn in some shape or form, strolls in and immediatly brings me back down to earth...saying quietly and sternly over my shoulder "That one's done Martha. Now move on"
And so I do and so I have.....I have moved over 10 times, sometimes with less than two days notice...I have learnt to utterly and I mean utterly live in the moment....I have learnt that when Saturn comes along to strip you of your ego vanities, that it has been an entirely necessary part of my journey...
Never did I think I would come to love this austere planet so well...but I have and I do.
These days I stand before those I meet, a thin (some would say skinny and I LOVE being skinny!) fit astrologer whose sole purpose in life from this time on is to give and give and love my clients....so share this gift I have so been blessed with, to hear their pain, to support them, to humbly acknowledge their faith in me.
Thanks to Lizzy Lawrence (Lucca) Isaac George (Cork) and Annmarie D'Ambrosio for their help and patience with getting my website http://www.marthaclarkeastrology.com/ up and running so fast...lots more to be added...but for now it's fine.
I am available for face to face readings in Lucca, on Skype (martharuthie) and am back in Ireland Dublin and Cork in the next two weeks and am available for readings there.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!