Paths of Opportunity (And Way Too Many Questions)

I’m an astrology junkie. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of the planets being of life influence. In recent months while reflecting on the significant loss in my life the past year I turned to it for some guidance and found a few resources that held some profound information yet are quick to acknowledge that free will is an absolute in the world of astrological guidance. So, hello, my name is Lisa and I’m an astrologyaholic. I think I just invented a new addiction but this one has been a positive influence in my self-reflection and path to finding new happiness in my life.

One of my favorite resources are regular emails that I get from Astro Butterfly. Emails that provide insight into the shifting moon phases and planets, especially when they are in retrograde. I am NOT an expert by any means so I will leave that statement with no further elaboration. But I wanted to share the reflection I had today as it is relevant to the paths I currently see before me.

What if the path you thought you were on had an opportunity to take a significant shift in another direction? What if that direction might look intriguing, interesting and opportunistic? But what if that direction was in a bit of conflict of where you thought you were headed? And even bigger, what if that direction was diverting you from what you thought was your life dream? Here is the real curve ball… what if your life dream was not what you thought it was?

Now, I know some of you might be saying “don’t turn your back on your dreams!”, “don’t settle for any less than your dreams!” and “why would you even look in a different direction!”. I challenge that (and myself) to say “why not look in that direction?”. What if that was a direction you never considered? And maybe that direction may not be exactly what you dreamed but what if, seriously, what if… that was a way to get to a deeper version of what you wanted. What if what you were really seeking was the feeling of the idea you dreamed and this was the real path to that feeling? Wouldn’t you at least take a look, explore the option, be open about the intention in every way and explore something that you never expected?

What brought me to all these questions? Today the email from Astro Butterfly was all about the Venus retrograde happening October 5 through 15. You can read the entire post here but this is the poignant part for me:

This is what Venus Retrograde can help you with.

“Be thankful for every heartbreak, for they were planned. They come to your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. Their purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life. And you do.”

This is exactly what I’m talking about and where I am at in my process of overcoming a significant loss of identity and heartbreak. It makes me question not the dream but the way the dream was meant to manifest. If I’m being honest, much of what I dreamed has already happened and I simply want more of it. What if that is the path that needs to shift? Simply shifting the focus of the material version of that dream and envisioning the heartfelt part of that journey, the deeper version of what I expected to gain from that dream. Who says there is one way to achieve this?

Maybe the influences that have currently entered my life are meant to open me up to other possibilities. Opportunities that I never thought were possible and might be revealing themselves through new connections. Connections that will bring me to that dream in a different light. So, what then exactly is that dream you ask? With this new thought process, I’m not sure I can accurately articulate that right now but as the retrograde Venus implies, that may be revealed in the coming weeks.

Do you have dreams that have been altered over time? How did you appreciate the ultimate outcome and did it make you happy for the time and space it was meant to happen? Did I ask enough questions in this post?

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