Venus retrograde. Redefining womanhood, right?
And where are we? As yet, so imperfect.
Why do I say this? Because the dream is women supporting women and that is not happening as might as we might like it to yet.
When I was a kid growing up in Hobart, Tasmania (the same place Saroo went in the movie Lion!) I felt separate from Mary, the mother of Jesus.
She was meant to be perfect. I knew I was so far from perfect, I felt she would want nothing to do with me.
I feared coming up ridiculously short against this powerful woman who I now know to be a Goddess.
Think of the Hail Mary prayer…
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
I could never work out if it mean “pray for we sinners now – as in please pray for us right this minute – and at the hour of our death…” or if it mean “we are sinners now and we still will be sinners at the hour of our death…”
Now I believe Mary was purloined by the Catholic Church.
There is no reason to fear her any more than there is a reason to fear any Goddess.
Nor do I believe she was a virgin.
I also believe we shouldn’t refer to ourselves as sinners. We should refer to ourselves as doing our best.
I feel the feminine rising. Don’t you? Think of all those pink pussycat ear hats.
Why was I so impassioned about HC? (See how they have silenced and intimidated me? I don’t even dare write her full name?)
For me, now feels like such an important moment for women to move forwards.
I soooo wanted my son to see a woman in the White House NOW. ASAP. EVEN if that meant finding out that women are no more perfect than men. Maybe Hillary was indeed fighting on male terms and lost but that’s what many men understand right now. Male terms. I guess redefining that is what Mars retrograde will be for when it next happens (not this year).
Or maybe now is the way for us to show men what we think is the better way with increased unification. For as long as I can remember, coming up through the magazine and newspaper industry, tales were told of women who had risen to the top of their professional tree but didn’t seem to have their sisters’ needs in mind.
In fact, if anything, they were more supportive of male colleagues. What’s with that? Is that something we need to redefine.
And what about redefining how important child-raising is and more kudos for the men who do their part. We can write them off as “well they bloody well should!” but with the world the way it is c. 2017 it still take a special guy to really understand his masculine and his feminine. More and more do, though, that’s for sure.
Venus retrograde happens March and April. Stay tuned.