Astrologer Julie Demboski added me to her blogroll, so I’m going to pay her a little tribute by sharing her thoughts on the current situation under the planets.
I talked about the craziness of this past week, the full moon in Cancer we just experienced last Sunday, and the general discord people are feeling. Both Jenn and Little Country Girl blogged about feeling lonely recently. Under The Big Blue Sky looked at her house and felt irritable and disorganized. Heather, Single Working Mommy and WonderMom are all dealing with sick kids and stressful situations with the ex. Liz, 1976Remixed AND Laura had to password protect their posts.
To throw a chery on top, all of us single moms have to hear the souless, usless, vindictive, asinine comments by Ann C. (You all know her real name, but I don’t want to give her anymore hits on Google).
Julie Demboski says the Universe is testing us. Great, you’re thinking, haven’t I been tested enough? When I read this, I immediately thought of Kori, and the unspeakable situation her family is currently weathering.
How will we respond when confronted with something crushing, to our hopes, to the plans and goals of someone we love, to the life circumstances presented? How will we deal with a worst-case-scenario that we always thought would somehow be avoided? And we must understand something right at the start: what’s being tested is the standard of our own attitudes and beliefs, the relationship we have internally with the Universe; it’s not a test imposed from the outside, though the externals embody challenges particular to each of us as individuals. Who are we, and where do we go, in a spiritual sense, when trials come? This is the test.
I thought of Kori, and the amazing strength she is showing the universe right now. How a weaker person might crumble in her place. I thought of Heather’s hellish Christmas day, and am so blown away by the grace she handled the situation with.
As far as the “Blame Single Moms for Crime” insanity, I must say that that I’m extremely impressed and proud of the response our blogging community has voiced. If the Universe is testing us by bringing bigotry and stereotypes to light, then I applaud our collective single mom reaction. Our kids are not “future strippers” as Ms. Ann professes. She is lucky enough to have a front row seat to witness the amazing generation of kids being strengthened, educated, prepared and loved by wise single moms.
Julie D. says these years will not be easy. We are all facing our own personal test, and we single moms must face that test alone with a child in tow. Our tests are harder, longer and we have more to lose than the hyper-conservative, Species-like, childless being who so harshly criticizes us.
I think I speak for all single moms. We’re used to tests. We’re used to criticism. We’re smart and resourceful. We don’t expect things to be easy. If anyone can survive the Saturn/Uranus Conjunction and the venomous words of Miss Ann with grace and solidarity, we’re your gals.