© August 2010 by Fabienne Lopez
When I ask this question, my answer is generally No!
But sometimes, just sometimes, it’s a Yes!
Even then, there might be a few seconds of delay, before I get the positive response delivered in various levels of conviction.
Remember when you were a kid and being a princess, a shiny knight, a super-hero was easy, fun and effortless? Do you still remember when you showed off your latest abstract wall painting or sculpture made with all sorts of pasta with the certitude that it was absolutely perfect? Back then, you could sing, dance, paint, draw and imagine without hesitation, doubt or fear.
So what happened?
Yet, the yearning to experience that natural state of flow, of being alive and happy, child-like, remains. Especially if you have a job that does not provide you with an outlet to scratch that creative itch.
Often, as adults, we do not know where to start on findings ways to becoming more creative. That’s where astrology can be an ideal tool for any person who wants to tap into their unique creative potential.
How? By looking at 4 planets (Sun, Moon, Venus and Mars) and asking 4 questions.
First Planet: Sun or the Inner Child
In astrology, the Sun represents our inner most self, our creativity. If we are not able to express our core, our own creativity we become lifeless, wilted. It’s just like water, food and shelter, we just have to have it. Say you are an Aries, you like to start things and be adventurous. By honoring the energy of being an explorer, the Aries person gets inspired.
Question #1 – What do you do for fun?
In order to kick start your creativity, ask yourself what did I use to do for fun as a child?
Brainstorm at least 6-12 answers and create a representation of these answers in any medium of your choice.
Second Planet: Moon or Nurturing Creativity
The Moon represents the maternal feminine, the mother who makes us feel loved and secure. You need to feel secure in order to bring forth your creative projects.
Your Moon sign reveals the kind of space your inner artist needs to feel safe. Additionally, it shows how to nurture and sustain your creative life, and how to access and enhance your intuition and inspiration.
For example, if your Moon sign is in Sagittarius, you feel most nurtured when travelling, sampling exotic cuisines, or learning a foreign language. Activities that take you outside your routine are essential to sustaining creative inspiration.
Question #2 – How can I nurture my inner artist?
Third Planet: Venus: Seducing Your Creative Muse
Venus presides the over the Arts. A very important planet to cater you. Knowing your Venus sign will help spark the innate talents we have inside, the creative muse we need to ignite. Her sign reveals how your particular muse would like to be seduced. Venus’s sign can help identify any issues around loving and valuing yourself enough to express your creativity.
For example, if you have Venus in Libra, harmony and balance are necessary to seduce your muse. Your Muse suffers when you cater to other people’s needs without taking time to care for your own.
Question #3 What is your favorite seduction technique?
Write it down in details and make a date to seduce your Muse with her favorite technique.
Fourth Planet: Mars: Tending to the Creative Fire
Mars is the planetary energy that gets us going about our day and speaks to us about power, passion, desire and will. As the symbol for the Warrior/Hero, Mars helps us develop confidence, courage, strength by facing the things that challenge or even frighten you.
Mars’s sign shows how to activate your creative passion, inspire motivation, and break through creative blocks. It also reveals what you may have to fight for, or against, in order to express yourself.
Let’s say you have Mars in Cancer; then, your creativity is fueled by your emotions and feelings. The more you are willing to explore your emotional depths, the more inspired you feel.
Question #4 How Can I keep the Flame Alive?
What you feel strongly about? Write it down and then consider taking a risk on one item or two.
Creativity is a full time job. If you’re curious about learning how you can spark your creativity, and are deeper discussion, then contact me to see how an astrological consultation can help your creative life come alive.
I’m also curious to hear what you actions you are taking to bring more creativity into your life. Please comment below!
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