Astrology Feb 18 – 27 (♓️I): The Quiet Flood

Astrology Feb 18 – 27 (♓️I): The Quiet Flood

The Knot dissolves
Its strings unwound
The Mind stops grasping
The open hand receives
A bird
Messenger of land and sea
Prophesying a Flood
Which comes more gently
Than expected
Lapping at the mind’s shore
With myths and images
The Soul arrives as a soft inundation
Submerging all
In a great undersea, underworld kingdom
A subtle labyrinth of waves
Its corridors mysterious jetstreams
Swimming with archetypes, whales and Mystery
We swim and sail this maze
Pushed and pulled by currents
Named Childhood and Consequence
Yet fair Destiny also tugs
And above
Rush the winds of Spirit and Fortune alike
Spirit blows true, when it can
While Fortune sends gales
Both foul and fair

Within and upon these waters
We swim and sail
Some learn to fish
To net sustenance from the deep
And others, fewer still
Learn the names, and call the Winds
And travel where they will

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Austin Coppock is a writer, esotericist and astrologer based in Ashland, OR. He published paperback Almanacs from 2011-15 but began posting his prognostications online last year, referring to his collection of weekly, monthly, yearly essays and daily delineations as “The Online Almanac”. This work is made possible by his supporters on Patreon. Austin was President of the non-profit organization “Association for Young Astrologers” from 2012-2016. His most recent book is “36 Faces: The History, Astrology and Magic of the Decans”, published by Three Hands Press.


  1. ElizabethOSP 5 years ago

    Gods, Austin…that is breathtakingly, inspiringly, heart-rendingly beautiful!

  2. Rebecca horton 5 years ago

    Wow, ***shivers!***

  3. Mary 5 years ago

    Bummer – no horoscopes?

  4. Petra 5 years ago

    A wonderful and remarkable poem, Austin! Very insightful! It has deeply touched me, reading it over and over again. Poetry can express a deeper, more profound truth, just like music and other art forms. Looking forward to more.

  5. suzy 5 years ago

    that’s a beautiful piece of prose Austin

    i very much appreciate your mind and work/ds


    best wishes

  6. melissa 5 years ago

    so beautiful and healing.
    thanks, Austin

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