The Growing Tip

Plants are always leaning into the light. They extend through their growing tip with a healthy penchant for bolting to blooming and then to seed. These growing tips claim all nutrients and hence are the sweetest eating. If we pinch off the growing tip, the plant is forced to divert its resources to the many secondary leaf buds further down the stem, those who have previously been overlooked and starved of nutrients. This results in lateral expansion in the plant; it gets bushier and fuller, producing more of itself. The initial decapitation is a blessing rather than a tragedy.

This week for many has felt like this pinching, as something crucial was ripped away. Under the loving gaze of the North Node – our future and our destiny all at once – know this is for your expansion and good growth.

This weekend’s full moon in Capricorn is a highly Plutonic affair, which places all focus on our evolution, our rebuilding from the ground up, the hidden gift in our shattering that reveals the cracks in our power and the fault lines in the structure of our lives. Let her encouraging light help you to divert resources to the other parts of your life you may have neglected or ignored as you bolted. Watch as her blazing gaze reveals who or what you may have given your power away to, sacrificing your fullness in the process. Nurture and nourish this redirection for your good growth.

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.
~ Anaïs Nin

© Kerrie Basha, 2017