We come into this world in a relationship. We are in a relationship with our mother through our umbilical cord and the lifeblood that has kept us growing and thriving for nine months prior to emergence from the womb. As we move through life we create more relationships of all kinds; some good, some not so good. Certain relationships are just fraught with issues — a few would say “major Karma with that one.”
We will always have a relationship to our planet. We are all in a relationship with each other here on the third rock from the sun. We all agreed to be here now for the great changes that are happening. But while we are here playing our part in the big picture, we are also playing out our little mundane life drama and Dharma hopefully with divine balance.
When people ask me about relationships, it’s always about a romantic love relationship: it’s the number one question. They are very focused on finding the mate they can spend the rest of their romantic life with. People usually don’t think about all the other relationships they have, from co-workers to the other people on the freeway. What would the freeway be like if everyone had a positive and kind thought at the same time? Do you think it would magically ease gridlock at 5 pm on Friday afternoon? Maybe we should all give it a try. That could be the start of “Happy Hour”!
When a young lady asks me about the relationships in her life, I ask if she’s looking for true love in whatever form it takes or is she playing out a fantasy. If the Lovers’ card from the Tarot shows up, I know this is a big question for her. The meaning is choice: choice between profound and profane. It also represents the attraction and balance of opposites, as in the sign Gemini.
The meaning behind the Lovers’ card image is usually a little startling for some people, but it shows that all things are in relationship on this planet. What we do as individuals impacts many other things in this world, like ripples on a pond. We may not always be aware of what we have created with our actions. We may create a gentle wave lapping at the shore, or a tsunami of impact. Be mindful of your action and attractions.
One relationship that always comes up this time of year is the ritual our pagan sisters and brothers celebrate. Beltane is an old and joyous celebration. It is the joy of the coming together of the archetypal Mother and Father in the form of the maiden and the youth, to start new life and keep the wheel of the year turning. In their joining at spring rites they create new life for all to enjoy. Many people may not realize that the full moon in June is called the honeymoon because of Beltane. Brides traditionally married then because they were often with child as a result of the Beltane rites.
It is a fertile time for all of Mother Earth’s children. Remember the sweet little song that went like this. “The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees and the moon up above and a thing called love.” That coming together of opposites in a relationship to bring a spark of new life is where all our relationships come from. However young or old you are in your connection with the Earth, we are all in a relationship with her and each other.
This is a poem I wrote in honor of Beltane. Enjoy.
Litha dance with the horned God
He is a child of man
Rope your flower necklace round his horns
Radiant is he in your love
His tines frame his countenance
Twined with your flora
Create a bower
A bower for your joining
Your breasts flow with life
Stars flow from you as he takes sustenance
Overflowing they create the stars in the sky
Love radiant in the heavens
He ascends the star lit bridge
As the wheel turns
Tricia Howe is a born intuitive who started psychic training at age 15. She has over 30 years’ experience in Intuitive Counseling, Tarot, Mediumship, and Clairvoyance. You may contact her at Mystictrish@cox.net or at (949) 493-0705.