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My Relationship With My Daughter As Interpreted By Planetary Influences

My Relationship With My Daughter
As Interpreted by Planetary Influences

All her planets are in Earth signs.

She is rooted like a tree to the ground

while I—restless butterfly—am never

still or quiet. I weave nests through

her branches, use her leaves as camouflage

from danger. A tree, this tree, holds steady:

no need to roam the Earth

when one is Earth.

No search for solid ground

drives her. Fire is anathema.

Water flows freely above and below.

Like me she gulps at air but

our mutual space has none.

Without air, no respite: we choke

and claw in desperate struggle.

I have learned to do without air on occasion

for the pleasure of standing with her on Earth

but she, needing none of my elements,

chooses time and again to breathe.

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2 responses »

  1. Love the astrological metaphors 🙂

  2. another gem. tx marcy. i would love to send that to my sister. would that be okay?

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