by Robert Wilkinson
Some of you no doubt have been wondering why I haven't been commenting. Simply put, life has demanded my energies be put to other things the past few weeks.
Though I realize most of you require no explanation re: my comings and goings, I'll offer you a little glimpse into my life and head space as it is right now. Maybe some of you are also swamped with life demands, and so this will resonate. To that end, this is not a technical article where I'll explain how the astrology works, but rather what I'm going through which renders answering questions impossible right now.
First, the astrology. Uranus continues to conjunct my Jupiter and oppose my Saturn, forcing me to deal with some things that have unexpectedly intruded in my life. These include deaths of loved ones, cancer surgeries of loved ones, icing and resting my own fractured foot, and other such things that whether I want to deal with them or not, I MUST.
That's Uranus, in case you were wondering, and I've found over the years that Uranian matters take priority over everything else, since it represents a higher law at work. Uranus transiting my 8th has corresponded with many, many deaths of old and new friends and clients. It's forcing me to renovate a lot of what I do and how I do it.
Then there's my Saturn return. I'm learning what I can and cannot do using old methods, and where I am forced to restructure my time. I have been writing some fairly high level articles which have absorbed ALL of some recent weeks. My counseling practice continues to be booked to the max, I strive to answer emails within two weeks of them coming in (I get 20-40 per day!), and my home has been under necessary but constant remodeling since early July. That means juggling my counseling schedule, sometimes at the last moment, since I cannot record with contractors going at it in the background (and sometimes foreground!)
The Saturn Return, if nothing else, has been giving me clear signals for 8 weeks that I must slow down. Period. I simply cannot work at the pace I used to. It would be impossible for anyone to do what I do and not at some time come to realize I cannot answer all the questions and emails the world throws at me.
That's why I've been trying to devote time to research how I can set up webinar classes. Many questions on this site deal with technical astrological principles that laypeople wouldn't understand, and it's getting tedious reinventing the wheel every few weeks on questions that only matter to students of the craft. So as the classes take shape, I will answer some technical questions as they are put forth on the site, but in most cases will answer them in class. That will spare non-astrologers the struggle with technical terms and assessments they don't understand.
Then there are the hundreds of requests via the comments and emails for how a given astrological thing affects people personally. That also is impossible for me to do the way I've done it these past few years. Just too many questions. I know everyone wants to know how best to play the tides, but I also must work to earn my keep while having some time to recharge my batteries. Simply put, I no longer have the time or energy to spend many hundreds of hours a year answering personal questions on the site. That's why I do professional sessions with people.
I will continue to try to answer some requests, but I need some space and time for myself. Saturn is helping make that abundantly clear. I have books to write that I cannot write if I continue to devote 7-14 hours a week answering questions. I am also trying to get my extensive library of talks converted to digital format so that those who want high level information, astrological and spiritual, can get it for a reasonable price. I need to transform the site into something greater than it's been, including offering products I haven't offered before. I also want to do more audio posts. Again, devoting 7-14 hours each week answering personal comments makes it impossible for me to do this.
I appreciate everyone who checks in and comments. I am happy this site attracts such high level thinkers and truth seeking Souls. We are a global community, together more aware and capable than we are individually. It is this global perspective that I am trying to bring forth here, and it's succeeding in grand fashion. But I am only one man trying to do many things and still have a life I enjoy.
Which brings it full circle for today. I have several urgent and pressing things to do over the rest of this week into next, and then am off to Florida for a week to see my elderly parents and other family members I won't get to see again for a year or more. That means composing articles for the next week plus the entire time I'm gone, probably about 17 or so. That's a lot of writing in a short time!
So I'll try to check in at the comment streams, but there have been about 120 comments in the past two weeks. If I take even 3 minutes to answer each of them, that's 6 hours. If it takes 6 minutes each, it totals 12 hours. You can see how overwhelming it gets.
I appreciate it when people do check in as I celebrate your victories and know I've offered things in the many articles I've done that can help all to navigate the choices and changes going on. But for now, I have entirely different things to do today and tomorrow that have nothing to do with the site. Of course, I'll compose something relevant in the way of articles that will post tomorrow and Friday.
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