Flicker (source: eBird)

This is a flicker. I sometimes see them in my yard. I get kind of excited when I do because there isn’t a prettier, more exotic-looking bird that makes its home in this part of the world.

Anyway, the reason I used a photo of a bird to illustrate this post is because I’m starting to feel light as a bird. Honestly, the last couple of years have been tough for me. I’m just so eager to move forward now that almost every planet has vacated my third house.

That sector of the chart isn’t really a heavy place. However, when you get planets like Saturn and Pluto hovering around your natal sun and your IC for months at a time, it gets to be exhausting. Those planets have finally moved into my fourth house, and just a few hours after tomorrow evening’s new moon in Capricorn, only Venus will remain in that part of my chart.

I’m a third-house personality type with both my natal sun and Mercury residing there: a born communicator and a Jack-of-all-trades. I’m like a bird in the way I flit around from this project to that project, not really sure where to direct my attention. Nevertheless, I have tremendous discipline once I dig into something. I once watched a flicker drill a hole into a tree to create a nest cavity. It took a couple of weeks of focused effort. It was something to behold!

Once I get past this new moon (I’ll be in bed tomorrow night when it arrives in this part of the world), I need to find a new project. With winter weather keeping me indoors and COVID-19 keeping me from going to work at the moment, it’s a good time to dig into something. Now that I’m feeling as if the weight of the world is off my shoulders, perhaps it’s time for me to spread my wings and fly. Either that or I could glean the ground for juicy ants to eat. Flickers also do that.

So many choices . . .

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