Mondays are Physical Day here at Taking it to the Streets
My friend Bill is taking a geography class and he was explaining how geographers denote the seasons – it involved the sun and specific latitudes, as I recall. As an astrologer, I say the seasons are marked by the sun’s ingress into the four cardinal signs that anchor the year – Aries (spring); Cancer (summer); Libra (fall); and Capricorn (winter).
But of course, if you live in a temperate zone, really you just need to go outside. Despite Chicago’s remarkable (at least Tom Skilling, our weather guy, seems to be remarking on it a lot this week!) cold weather of late, one can tell it’s spring not only by the Sun being in Aries or at a specific latitude, or by the calendar – but also by the fat robins hopping about, the mounting choruses of birdsong, the incipient buds on the trees, that beautiful early morning in spring light. And, if you’re in Chicago, starting to see people wearing their Cubs attire, rather than their Bears or Bulls attire.
It’s in spring, too, that we get to remember that however fancily we’re attired (Cubs, Bears, Armani, what have you) we are a fancy species of animal, but animals none the less. So, like our four legged counterparts we start to awaken in all sorts of ways.
As the earth awakens from her slumbers and our lumbering dormant bodies awaken too, it’s a great time to awaken from dreaming our dreams into creating our dreams. A time to charge forth, dig in and hit the rowdy road.
I’m ready for some new beginnings. As George Harrison said “it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter – but here comes the sun!”
I say – Bring it on! And, oh, yeah – Go, Cubs!