Archives for May 2015

Magic Of Place Sun Sand and Sea


The theory of going to live on a tiny island in the Caribbean and sticking your toes in the sea and sand daily is a good one to many people.  Not all.

Personally I feel a tinge of landlocked claustrophobia when I am living in a state that doesn’t border the Atlantic Ocean, but I did have a tendency to freak out a little when flying over water for a very, very long time only to land on an island.

Fortunately this experience was limited to Hawaii where I once had to go for – believe it or not – work.  The fear of tidal waves.  While living in Los Angeles I felt like the ocean was on the wrong side and everything felt backwards.

Thankfully this problem seemed to have disappeared on its own by the time I had to travel to the Caribbean.

Either that, or the Sargasso Sea is okay with me because it’s still to the East.

My husband and I are both located somewhere on the map above and soon we will be making plans to come together, exchange children, and split apart once again.

We say we co-create our reality and while everything may not be possible, a whole lot is.  Still it can feel at times like we are at the will and whim of others, and that it’s all out of our control.

When those negative moments strike, we can make like the White Queen and make a little magic (probably you should focus on the “for good” aspect of that, because we don’t need to play around too much with the darker aspects).

So I changed the art around a bit, dispensing with the image that has been at A Clear Sign for the last four years and adding a little Caribbean magic in.  The new image is actually the sand and sea my family walked in when we were last there.

What Is Magic Of Place?

While it’s true that “wherever you go, there you are” it is ALSO true that where you live can brighten your days or wear on your soul.

When my friends talk of snow and being stuck in the house under drifts of the white stuff, or enjoying shorts weather for only a month or three out of the year, I just shake my head and am grateful I live in Florida where I can and do walk barefoot outside year round.

Everyone chooses what feels right to them.  This feels right to me compared to say, Canada.  Lately Florida seems like a place I used to live.

A little warmer and more tropical would be excellent.

Have you ever had a longing to be in a specific place?  Not so much the “anywhere but here” feeling of being in the wrong place.  The longing to be somewhere in particular and set down roots.  Staying.

It turns out that there are such places and that you may belong there rather than where you are.

It could be that you are destined to go there.  For a variety of reasons, such as meeting particular people, bringing something needed, opening and closing portals – who knows?

You can do everything within your known power to get there, like look for work or house hunt, but sometimes the timing isn’t quite right.  I have seen people move only to immediately get relocated for work to the same place they just left.  I have heard stories of people who had a particular house and land arrangement in mind, and it turned out to be in a completely different country than they had anticipated, but exactly as they had imagined it.  Some people try for a decade and can’t sell their house, with no known logical or obvious reason.

Some things just move when the timing is right.  If there is a good reason why you need to be where you are, you can get “stuck” there.  If the place you long to be still has inhabitants, you’re not moving until they are scheduled to be out.

Astrologically speaking there are places you actually belong and in some cases are destined to live in.  You may not be looking for them.  Sometimes they come looking for you.

I originally thought I’d live in this house for 14 years – that’s just the number that persistently popped to mind – even though my living arrangements seem to go in 9 year cycles.  But 9 came and went, and we are working on 10 here in June.

Are You Going Somewhere?

Someone asked me the other day,”Are you coming back?” to which I had to answer,”Am I going somewhere?”  They thought I was going away for the summer.  When I asked them where they got that idea, they looked confused and said they didn’t know.

Sometimes other people seem to know things before we do.

Is there somewhere you feel very drawn to?  Have you “always” wanted to visit a particular place?  Is there somewhere you plan to move to – either as soon as possible or someday?

If it turns out I’m going somewhere, I’ll let you know as soon as I do.

But you can write from anywhere.