A client said, “Raven, you’re blessed to live the life you want and do the work you love. Most people suffer through a job they hate, even if they make a lot of money.”
She’s right. I am very blessed and never felt more appreciative. But it took me a LONG time to get here — both the life and the appreciation. I needed to go through experiences that showed me what I didn’t want to create — and allow what I did. I had to wreck relationships to expose my wounds and work jobs that felt like every minute was killing my soul. As much as I wanted the life I have now when I was 25, 35, 40 — I wasn’t ready.
If you look at your natal chart — esp. through a gifted astrologer (my choice is Vedic but Western is great, too) — you’ll see that there are periods that you are meant to endure/experience. For example, Jupiter (god of blessing) influenced my life for 15 years, the start of my exploration as a healer. Jupiter expands everything he touches, except his position hit my house of debt. And yes, my debt expanded as well as my soul. 😜 Jupiter is now leaving as Saturn arrives — for the next 16 years. Saturn, Lord of Karma: i.e., discipline, commitment and hard work. Many fear Saturn but I welcome his energy and can’t wait to see how my life grows under his influence. Saturn helps you gain spiritual mastery and grants his gifts with your devotion — plus, he’s the perfect energy to pay off debt, keep a marriage strong and help a writer get her next book done!
We are infinite creators, yes — but that doesn’t mean that things will manifest right away, despite what many woo people say. We are meant to go through spiritual lessons because otherwise, what’s the point of being here? The clues to having a life you love are right in front of you — in your natal chart, a Tarot reading and your truest desires — but give yourself a break. You may be going through exactly what you need to get yourself there.