Some months ago, Venus was conjuncting or passing through my chart in some fashion and the astrologer suggested making a wish because that was a good time for it to come to pass. At the bottom of the page, he said, “If you can’t think what to wish for then ask for the clarity to know what you want.”
This is genius, and practical to boot. It speaks to the fact that we often don’t know what we want (specifically), or where to go from here, but there is still a thing to do: ask for it to become clear. Set an intention. What is an intention? According to the dictionary, it is “An aim that guides action; an objective”. We are complex creatures who sometimes have complex agendas, and we may need to untangle some of the threads in order to compare and prioritize them, but a good first question is, “How do I want to feel?”
I’ve spent a lot of the last few weeks in a strange place, emotionally. I wanted to do something, but I wasn’t sure what exactly, and all the ideas I tried on didn’t feel quite right. Towards the end, I was bored and physically restless. Then, a few days ago, when I felt I couldn’t stand it anymore I decreed, “I want to feel sure! I want to know what to do and when to do it! I want to be absolutely clear and I want it now! And I want it to be easy!” Hey, when the universe is listening, make it good…
Since then, I have begun to make sense out of the past few weeks (focusing on being bored attracted more boredom to me until I recognized/got clarity that I didn’t want to be bored!). I followed my desires as they arose yesterday and today and found several new adventures (people , thoughts and experiences). End of boredom.
Perhaps you don’t need to know the right answers, sometimes it’s good enough to know the right questions. “How do I want to feel?” is a very good question to start with.