Mercury On Libra 8: A Blazing Fireplace In A Deserted Home

 In Lunar Stories by Lynda Hill


Fireplace vintage postcardThe stories of the refugees escaping Syria have really had me feeling rather bereft this morning. I know, I have to move past it. It’s hard to see those images and read those stories of people having to flee… I will light a candle – that can be one of the alchemical ways that we can bring warmth and light to this degree… and to all who feel lonely, or homeless, or feel a lack of shelter and security….

This Symbol implies the ability, or the necessity, to provide warmth and reassurance in times of emptiness, loss or desertion. At times during your life you will need to remember that even in times of real loneliness, when you feel separated from your ‘center’, there is a constant, unseen, sustaining energy always ready to welcome you home: whether it be the fire of your own spiritual center, the warmth and familiarity of family and kin, or a knowing that one is sustained by humanity at large. You may need this reassurance yourself or you may be the one to help others in their hour of need.

Security and comfort left behind. Wood for burning and heating. Gas and electricity. Holiday homes. Homes rarely visited or inhabited. Homes filled with love, if not people or possessions. The warmth of the heart or the hearth. Fertility issues. Sweat lodges.

The Caution: Isolation, separation, abandonment or bitterness. Sabotage by or of loved ones. Being forced out, possibly for social reasons. Divorce. Latchkey children.

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