July, Sun House Moon: Tultopana
July's great path of the moon is passion.
How do you know if the one you love is true? Because he says so? Because he showers you with gifts? Takes you dancing? Makes promises sound like plans? Perhaps he is just as afraid as you.
Your love is true if he listens to your heartbeat. If he stops and picks a wildflower and sees your eyes in every petal. That is passion.
your love is true if he says your name like poetry, like wind, like fire. Like the last breath of summer, yielding to the fall. That is passion.
Passion is also dedication to something you believe in, whether it be a kind of learning, work that matters to you, or simply life itself.
In the autumn of my life, I fell in love for the first time, though I had been fooled many times before. he was the sun and moon and stars to me, the voice of the rock, reaffirming the old songs I used to sing alone. We danced together in moonlight, climbed the highest mountains, walked through the rain, saw beauty everywhere. He made me larger than I am; I made him see a clearer path. We became like two trees growing from one common root; we made each other possible.
Passion is what you give to what matters most to you.
Taken from "Dancing Moons" by Nancy Wood
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