"That time you confused a lesson for a soulmate."
"It’s exciting when you find parts of yourself in someone else."
who’s arms would I run and fall into
if I were drunk
in a room with everyone
I have ever loved"
"And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love."
“As with all Mercury retrogrades, we can use this time to take a look back at whatever in the past has recently begun. This one in Pisces helps us re-shape our mind, perceptions, understanding, and methods by taking former insights into past feelings that connect us to all others across time, filling in some blind spots or elements we formerly didn’t understand that can help us forgive something or someone, or have compassion for something we went through that’s part of the universal human conditions. We can get new perspectives on old experiences and how we feel now as a result of them, as well as old motives, sources of suffering, or past behaviors that created sorrow….”
So the month of love can be a time of looking back, and seeing with forgiving, compassionate eyes. A soul wound that aches in certain weather can be re-framed — and a new understanding becomes a kind of balm.
“For the individual seeker, it’s one of those times to ‘change your mind, change your life.’ It’s a vacation away from ordinary thought streams. So if you want to be that pioneer, shield yourself from the wave of memes that overtake the masses, and are as regular as tides. When Mercury is in Aquarius, we’re emboldened to take the road less traveled. “
This month we’re challenged to both express what we must without fear whilst accepting that what we say, once out there, has a life of its own to live…
"And I’m running for the United States Senate. Because that’s what girls do. Remember that. It’s important."
I’m writing you a letter
that I’ll burn over the stove
just to watch the light between us
flame and burn out again."
"Is this what sex positivity is now, a movement for straight, white college girls who celebrate photographing their vulvas to show the diversity of labia length and pubic hair and who trade tips on vibrator brands, but who do not stand up for the rights of those in the sex trade, who think of intersectionality as too academic, and who see inclusion of queer sexuality in the mainstream as a niche issue? Because that is not a movement I have any interest in being part of."
"And I, infinitesimal being,
drunk with the great starry
likeness, image of
I felt myself a pure part
of the abyss,
I wheeled with the stars,
my heart broke loose on the wind."