Creativity

The Necessity of an Artist’s Solitude

Sky from Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne,1520-3

Sky from Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne, 1520-3

The Sun is in Pisces and the Moon is in Scorpio. Pisces, the imaginative wistful whimisical dreaming creator and Scorpio fierce eyed strong silent type that knows things about you you have yet to dream of being a part of you.

Any artist, visionary, creator knows the supreme importance of being alone to hone your craft and fashion in the tangible glory the visions occupying your inner space.

In the words of Swami Nithyananda, “may you care about your inner space”, and this caring requires knowing what is violent to the tender sense of yourself which requires protection and a thoughtful deliberate approach.

In this spirit, soak in the following thoughts from Charles Dickens, Venus conjunct Pluto in Pisces –powerful ethereal creator–, on saying fuq no to draining social events and hell fuqing yes to pursuing the inner vision that seizes you with utter devotion. Charles, you know what to do.

“‘It is only half an hour’  —  ‘It is only an afternoon’  —  ‘It is only an evening,’ people say to me over and over again; but they don’t know that it is impossible to command one’s self sometimes to any stipulated and set disposal of five minutes  —  or that the mere consciousness of an engagement will sometime worry a whole day … Who ever is devoted to an art must be content to deliver himself wholly up to it, and to find his recompense in it. I am grieved if you suspect me of not wanting to see you, but I can’t help it; I must go in my way whether or no.”

 

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