Switch The Planets Around

No offense, but, with a few exceptions, 2022 so far has sucked.

Now, I know that’s a surprising thing to hear from the Creative Faerie here, but for all the good will and wishes and well-meaning gestures and intentions and utterances, 2022 is still a handful.

And it’s only March.

I wonder idly if the planets are in retrograde or if one of Saturn’s 82 moons is a little out of sync. Maybe its the Butterfly Effect — you know — the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in South America could affect the weather in Texas (meaning that the tiniest influence on one part of a system can have a huge effect on another part). Maybe its just invisible planetwide ice coating that everyone keeps slipping on.

Whatever it is, I wish it would take a break.

Not only did I have the heartbreak of the century when I lost my son; I have a friend battling cancer, a friend with rheumatoid arthritis, friends with heart problems and others with Crohn’s Disease and friends who can’t find a job and other friends who are going through their own deep grief. The list, the line, goes on and on.

And that’s just on a personal level. Don’t get me started about the horrors in the world.

I’m sure your life is no different.

It just seems like $hit keeps hitting the fan (pardon my French) and getting spit back at me. I/we keep coping and adjusting and accepting and fixing and understanding and it all still sucks.

Now if all the 2022 misfortune so far is because of Mars in retrograde or someone across the street broke a mirror, I can handle that. It’s cosmic rules.  Stuff happens that we can’t do anything about.

But what if it’s as simple as bad luck? If it’s as simple as the tornado hitting one house, skipping the one next to it, and destroying the next?

The funny thing is that this Creative Faerie has no answers.

Life is life. Plain and simple. We deal with the hand we are dealt. Sometimes we’re given four Kings and an Ace; other times we have one of each number and suit. You can hope the others at the table are bluffing when placing their bets — after all, you’re bluffing too.

These are the days that you treasure the blessings you DO have. Your grandkids. Your health. Your weekly paycheck. Going to your parents house for dinner on Sunday. Having your parents in your life. Starting and keeping a garden. A journal. A cooking class. Painting a picture or swinging on a swing or playing dolls with your niece.

The answer is as simple as love. Love love love. Feel it, pass it along, share it, cherish it.

Stuff is going to happen. You can’t stop it. No more than you can replace one of Saturn’s moons or travel back in time.

It’s what you do with the cards you’re dealt that make all the difference in the world. To your heart, to your soul, to your friends and family.

Don’t give up.

We still have nine more months to go in 2022!



19 thoughts on “Switch The Planets Around

  1. I am so moved by this honest and engaging piece. It leaves me with an understanding of shared pain and a heightened desire to lead with love. 💗 Thank you.


  2. I am so sorry to hear !!! My sincere condolances to you and your family. I know what it’s like, I lost my son when he was 30 years old, that was 13 years ago and it still is difficult at times.


  3. That is the wonderful thing — or terrible thing, depending if you’re a half full glass/half empty glass person — I am not alone. Neither are you. This is what friends are for.


  4. Did you loose a son recently ??? I haven’t been on here for a while. I think as we get older we get more grief, we loose more people as the people we know are older too. We all get our share of horror but one person get’s more than someone else. Big hug from me !!


  5. We still have nine more months to go in 2022!

    Hmmm, gestation? Wonder what it will give birth to.

    Hope is always within our grasp. You are not alone.


  6. It has been a tough year and not looking like it will get better soon, but I agree with you. We need to count our blessings. Attitude is everything. Sending hugs. xo


  7. Hi there!

    I totally agree with all the personal and collective horrors, and much of it can be associated with astrology, namely the conjunction of Pluto and Saturn in Jan 2020 which is still in effect. And yet, I believe that Astrology is reflective of spiritual cycles of evolution, devolution, and stagnancy.

    There are many moments where I wonder when I can get out of here and then other moments I realize I am here for a reason and a purpose ( or many reasons, purposes). I figure that with time moving so quickly I am practically already off Earth, lol! So for that reason alone, I tell myself to see what I can get from this experience and how can I be of service.

    Sending you love and compassion,

    Linda ❤


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