No, no, no. I am not a “crabby” blogger.
Read that title more carefully, please.
It says I’m a “crab blogger”.
Which means someone of the Cancerian persuasion, born between June 21st and July 22nd. Our sign is that of the little sea and sand creature, the crab.
Laurie, over there at Speaking from the Heart, has been sharing Astrological Signs with us recently. Yesterday, finally, she reached the Crab Month. I’ve been waiting impatiently to see if anything applied to this personality.
She says Cancerians have these traits:
The ability to feel and intuitively know
Emotional and loving
Intuitive and imaginative
Shrewd and cautious
Protective and sympathetic
You can read more by clicking here. Or click on her blog and scroll to your appropriate sign and see if it sounds like you. (You may have to check back later if you’re born after July 22nd. Lucky for you, she posts every Tuesday and Thursday.)
OK, Laurie, it sounds good. I put checks after most of the traits. I–who have always thumbed my nose at Astrology–may now be–almost–a convert.
Except for that shrewd and cautious part. (Although am extremely cautious in a physical sense! Ask anyone who has been skiing with me. Very cautious.)
Then Laurie adds this line and I’m hooked:
Water signs need time to withdraw, to process emotional experiences, and then to reemerge into the world.
You guys who have been reading for three or more years know that my pattern involves coming on full force in the blogging world (sometimes for a long time) and then temporarily scuttling away to my shell to turn inward and retreat.
Yep, that’s what we water signs do.
It’s because we’re so darn emotional. We have to turn inward as much as we turn outward, or we start to shrivel and feel disconnected. (Although I’m suspicious that perhaps we ALL must do this. There is a natural rhythm in life of moving out and in, in and out. If we’re sensitive, we pay attention.)
OK, Life, I’m paying attention.
It seems to be saying, “C’mon, little Crab, it’s time to go into your shell for a while again.”
However, I don’t want to do the Big Escape this time. You know, the Big Escape where you simply disappear for ten days to two weeks.
No. We’re going to try something different this time.
I am going to ease off. Go into the shell, but peek out occasionally and add tidbits to the blogging tide.
So, here’s the sandy scoop. For the next while, I will be only posting once or twice a week.
Not seven full-blown days of memoirs and photography and Mish-Mash thoughts and ghost stories.
Once or twice a week.
P.S. Laurie just responded to my comment over at the crab blog with these words:
Kathy – I know you’ve been waiting. You’ve got a lot of “checks” and for that I’m glad. As to “cautions” — looking before you leap in physical things is a good idea. And if you look up “shrewd” in your online thesaurus and you’ll find: “astute, sharp, on the ball, smart, perceptive, insightful, and wise: You’re shrewd as the day is long 🙂
As for that “shell” — I see it a bit differently on you. I see it as somewhat of a mantle, or beautiful cloak. Sometimes the wind blows the fabric away from you, but when it’s still, it covers you a bit more.
OK. Cool… this crab blogger is shrewd. If you say so, Ms. Laurie. And she’s wearing a beautiful cloak…but the wind is saying, “Blog once or twice a week for a while, Sea Creature! You don’t have to be a Hermit Crab this time, but you can be a ghost crab for a spell…You can do it…”
Yes, Mistress Wind. Time to listen to the deep inner rhythms once again.
We’ll see you, dear readers, as the tide flows in and out. At least during this holiday season. We’ll see what 2012 brings…
P.S.S. People are always saying I don’t need to explain my comings and goings. But, you know what? That’s what we Cancers do. We explain our comings and goings. I’m sure we do. At least this Cancer does!