Trust, Acceptance and Gratitude in the Face of Tragedy

We all know by now about the horrific tornado in Moore, OK and something got me thinking about trust, acceptance and gratitude in the face of disaster. As an astrologer I was not surprised by something like this happening right in the middle of Eclipse season and right on the third of seven Uranus/Pluto squares. Eclipse energy is intense at the best of times but this series of three that ends with the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on Friday has felt more intense than usual. Also Uranus is the planet of shocking sudden events and Pluto unearths things. How much clearer could this point to a whole swath of a town being ripped up from the ground. I don’t only want to talk about astrology today, however. I would like to talk about a video that went viral today. And that is this video of a woman, a Tornado Survivor finding her dog during a TV Interview. http://news.sky.com/story/1093711/tornado-survivor-finds-dog-during-tv-interview Finding the dog was a beautiful story, of course, and it brought tears of joy to my eyes. It wasn’t that that struck me though. It was the womans sweet soul and demeanor. There was no drama, no ‘why me’, no ‘I’m in shock’. There was complete acceptance that, as she said, ‘this is life’ and that she ‘knew exactly what had happened’. You got a real sense that this woman will deal with this tragedy and get on with her life. Her most notable comment was ‘I’m okay‘. I LOVE this woman. Others might be crying about how they have lost everything but not this woman. She gave...