I've worked on a couple of fun projects lately as part of Design Week Portland (which is happening now!) that I thought you might like to see.
Firstly, I was invited by WeMake PDX for the second year to make a birdhouse for the Put A Bird In It auction, which raises money for arts + music education. I love this project and event! More than 80 artists and makers in Portland create birdhouses, and then there is an auction and a big party to close out Design Week. It's super fun. The event is this coming Friday night. Come check it out if you're in Portland! Details are here.
The reading was pretty magical. Carol, the astrologer, read my natal chart, which she explained to me as the beginning of the story of me. A natal chart is a picture of the cosmos as it was at the exact moment that I was born -- sun, moon, planets, stars…..
The things she knew about me just from looking at my chart was pretty mind-blowing. Like, details that she never could have known from the couple of minutes that we chatted before the reading. There wasn't anything she said that didn't resonate completely. At times it was like looking inside my head and pulling out thoughts/behaviors/beliefs/character traits that have been a part of me since as early as I can remember.
She told me I can have a different kind of chart read next -- a progressed chart -- which is like a continuation of the story. It's a picture of a different moment in my life. The moment that is now, and the moments that will be the future.
How exciting is that?!
I'm going to schedule this next reading for sometime in the near future. I really want Ryan to get his chart read, too -- Carol told me that couples often like both partners to be familiar with their charts, because it adds to and deepens the way that you can relate to one another. I'm down with that!
I'm so excited and grateful to have this new tool at my disposal, to help me understand my life and the way that I am from a different vantage point, with a different kind of meaning. This year for me so far seems to be all about discovering and collecting new tools to put in my self-awareness + healing tool belt. And it seems to be working. I don't think I'm quite the same person that I was at the beginning of 2014.