I am inspired by the romance, beauty and emotional depth of opera music. The beauty and quality of the classics is as of yet unsurpassed. History and ancient times alike fascinate me. It's fuel for the imagination, do you agree?
An Opera Playlist for the Soul
I know it's been a while since you've heard from yours truly. And here I am popping back in like nothing ever happened to share my Opera playlist from my fledgling YouTube channel with you. And if you'd like an update, read the rest of the page.
Can Opera Music Heal the Soul?
My theory says “yes” if your auditory perception has not been polluted by formulaic popular music…or you are just an old soul in a new(er) body who simply recognize pure beauty. Well, don't go on just go on staring at the page, click the opera playlist link above and have a listen! Close your eyes and let your soul soar!
Beyond Sharing the Occasional Opera Playlist, What's Next for LG?
For those of you wondering about the future of Lemurian Girl Returns, it is my intention to start a new chapter … slowly but surely. As you can imagine – I have, like many of us, been through a ridiculous amount of “stuff” in the past few years. Putting it lightly, for now. I suppose some positive, happy-go-lucky people would euphemize the struggle (there I said it!) with some glitzy buzzword like – oh, it was (and is) an opportunity for “transformation”. Well, what if I had no desire to transform? What then, Universe? I used to be one of those positive people… and it worked just great. So why did I …and do I …have to transform?
To be perfectly honest, I feel like I liked myself better before… and I'll bet a lot of my former “friends” would probably agree – they liked the old me better too. I was one of those positive, upbeat people. Bordering on a free-spirited hippie… and dare I say it, gulp, a liberal (for all intents and purposes). Now I just want to smack people like that. Seriously. I'm being real. Sometimes I feel like I don't even know who “I” am anymore. By the same token, I have learned volumes… many topics and subjects… business, astrology, politics, parenting, self-realization, relationships, personal growth, work and career… “life”.
Time to Consciously Rebuild New Life from Ashes
Still fresh, these lessons though. While knowledge has most likely increased, I do not necessarily feel these experiences and exposure to fields of knowledge have fully settled into my soul as complete wisdom attained… yet anyway. Did I mention I was in graduate school? Yah, it ended 18 months ago, but I don't think I've fully recovered from the experience. That partially explains my crash and burn. The other explanation that resonated has to do with the divine timing of cosmic movements and their influence on a personal and planetary level (a.k.a astrology).
I learned, for example, my Rising (Ascendant) in the sign of the Scorpio is more characteristic of my personality and the way I interact and process the external world. I did always wonder why the “Leo” horoscope in the newspaper never seemed to really apply to my personality or life in the least – now I know why. Yes, my Sun is in the sign of Leo, but it is at a late degree (29°65′) in the 10th house, also known as being “on the cusp” of Virgo in the 11th house. Most horoscopes are written as if the Sun sign is in the 1st house of the natal chart. Now you know why your horoscope might not feel relevant to your life – try reading for your rising sign instead.
Like a Phoenix…
Back to Scorpio… my, my, my, my. What can I say about Scorpio? Depth and complexity is only the beginning. Also Rebirth, Transformation, the Occult, the Taboo, and Sex (ugh, my prudish Venus in Virgo loathes to even type the word “sex” but it also demands I be complete)… anyway, all fall within the reign of Scorpio. Scorpio in it's lowest vibration is the scorpion, yes. She doesn't want to fight, but back her into a corner and she will sting the sh*t out of you. As the scorpion lives (and dies), she (or he) has the “opportunity” for ascension. There are at least three (some say 7) phases of this path… from the scorpion, to the eagle to the phoenix. If you have Scorpio in your chart or know a Scorpio you would like to understand better, you can read more about these phases here: http://scorpioland.org/phoenix-complex-surviving-scorpios-death-instinct/
Sorry to end abruptly, but I gotta run for now. Ttyl!