by Robert Wilkinson
I have named my recent NY trip the “Serendipity tour.” There were more than a few instances of pure serendipity at work, both near and far, during the past two weeks, so many that I must conclude there were some pretty great influences at work across many lives.
I heard of a fortuitous chance meetings between those who wanted to give a graduate a scholarship and wondering how to find them, with the recipient, complete with grandparents, arriving at the exact place where the givers were! In that same shop, there was another perfect connection made that opened the doors to future joint ventures between two people who had never met each other before that moment.
I originally planned for this trip to be in mid-May, but forces seemed to conspire to prevent me from going then. So I planned the trip for several weeks later. Then I found that my granddaughter was coming in from another state and would be in the exact place in New York City where I would be at the exact same time! I got several hours with her, walking all over midtown and Central Park up to Strawberry Fields and back. It was a fantastic hang and a good time was had by all.
What are the odds? AND! Later that exact same day I got to meet with the daughter of one of my oldest friends who also happened to be in New York City doing an internship at a university. She intends to go into alternative medicine, and I just happened to be with one of her dad’s and my oldest friends, a gifted acupuncturist and oriental medical practitioner.
They had a great discussion about alternative medicine, and she left the conversation stoked to the max! Another holistic health practitioner career moved forward!! And there’s no way either of those meetings would have ever happened had it not been for the obstructions in May that forced me to come in June.
In another instance, I was walking down a beach and took a call that required me turning back to go back to the house. As I was walking back, I suddenly found myself speaking with a person who had just had a catastrophic event that shattered her life. We hit it off, and after a while speaking to each other, we found a great affinity. She hadn’t known about my events, and while attending met some great people and got needed clarity about potential reasons for what had happened.
Though there may still be healing to be done, at least the process has begun, and that’s always a good thing for all of us. We may not be able to avoid getting clobbered from time to time, but we certainly don’t have to hold on to suffering one minute longer than we need to! And we really do “get by with a little help from our friends.”
In another instance, serendipitous timing helped me to be exactly where I needed to be to connect with a friend from the city out in Sag Harbor. He literally was negotiating whether to take a new job or not that exact day, so we got to have a great time eating, drinking, walking around, and discussing options. And I certainly got a big laugh when we were rousted illegally by someone in charge of keeping guys that look like me off the docks where multimillion dollar yachts are parked by the rich and vacuous. I suppose it was my lavender sunglasses. ;-)
After my friend got back to the city he spoke of an amazing serendipitous meeting with someone he had been trying to connect with for quite a while. The meeting would not have happened but for him coming out to visit me and returning the exact time he did.
It seemed to be one of those “exact moment” types of “coincidental” events, the “chance meeting” that determines the future course of that relationship. After that brief reconnect, he got clear about some things that helped him see his future more clearly. Very fortunate!
I had a chance meeting with someone else’s grandson, and found him the perfect age for a little coaching about what adolescents face. He is very bright, and was highly receptive to my input, since even an 11 year old knows when someone is trying to windbag them, and I don’t do that.
He also got to meet another friend of mine out there who pointed his physics-brain into an enthusiastic search for new technologies. So maybe someday we’ll have Iimitless energy and levitating cars thanks to his serendipity of getting turned on to current forms of very advanced technology he never knew about!
My radio interview on WPPB's “Second Sight” was more than serendipitous in the “connection-making” department with lots of overlapping interactions that hold a future promise for all involved. It seemed that everyone got exactly the knowledge and connection they needed. There were other subsequent connections made after the show that also hold promise for many people unrelated to the show itself.
Coming home, I met someone at the airport who needed an acupuncturist in Sag Harbor. That’s pretty serendipitous in itself, given one of my oldest friends there is exactly such a healer! I met an extraordinary pilot in the food court and we had an amazing conversation that wandered all over the map. Even with a scheduled delay, my wait between planes went so fast I wound up getting to the gate the exact minute they were boarding!
Due to the plane taking off late, I couldn’t see how I would make my next connection to get home. After the transcontinental flight, we got in with less than 15 minutes for me to go the ¾ mile between my landing gate and my next takeoff gate.
As I got off the plane, there was an empty electric cart with a smiling face asking me which gate I needed to get to! All 4 of us who jumped on had less than 20 minutes to make our connections. The cart hauled through the airport, and somehow even after stopping to let the others off at other gates I wound up at my gate with 7 minutes to spare!
There are more stories, but right now I just can’t remember them all. I’ve tried to give you a sense of the magic that’s been in the air the past fortnight, at least the obvious serendipity that has accompanied me these past two weeks.
Since it has involved people that are totally unrelated to me, in circumstances that didn’t involve me directly (as well as those which did), perhaps this is a good time for you to think back on recent events, and see if the magic of serendipity wasn’t at work, whether through chance meetings, unexpected events, or other forms of good fortune that are perfect for you. There is absolutely no question that many recent events conspired to bring forth unique and favorable connections and conditions. It’s just up to us to see what was and was not, and be appreciative that sometimes the magic really does work!
As students of the craft know from previous posts here, I tend to associate the tredecile (108 degree angle) with serendipity. It represents an “interactive uniqueness” where one energy complements another energy to produce awareness, fulfillment, or a sense of completeness within a polarity of understanding.
The only major tredecile at work during the past two weeks was that made by the Sun conjunct Jupiter at 29 Gemini tredecile Chiron at 14 Pisces. While wide, it is forming, and besides the conjunction and the subsequent Sun tredecile Chiron, Jupiter has continued to make that aspect to Chiron from July 19 up to now and will for about a week to come even as it moves into making the Grand Water Trine.
When we add the constant influence of Mars triggering the Grand Irrationality through making a triseptile to Pluto and biseptile to Neptune the entire time, along with Mercury going stationary retrograde biseptile Saturn and Venus biseptile Uranus, we certainly have been through a very important time of unique complementary energies working together in the midst of a series of turning points affecting all of us for a long time to come. So again, please take a look back and see how you have been blessed through unique events at critical turning points showing you the future that’s coming after this Mercury retrograde period lasting about two more weeks.
See you with more articles about the current Mercury retrograde soon, now that I’m back in the Captain’s chair of the Starship Aquarius Papers presently moving through the land of 114 degree days!
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