Bethea's Blog

February 28, 2023 - Disappointments Bring Opportunities!

I've spent the day at my desk, working on my clients' natal charts, and watching the rain come down in one continuous heavy drizzle. It's been one of those days that makes me long for sunshine, singing birds, and uplifting walks in the park. Watching this slow continual rain brings to mind that old adage, "Into each life a little rain must fall." The "rain" that falls upon each and every one of us can be compared to life's challenges and disappointments that we confront at times...

But I don't want to focus on the negative or difficult side of life, in fact, just the contrary! When I look back on my own life, I can see how my disappointments have often opened new doors and/or sent me in other directions that I might not have considered otherwise. I'm happy to say that some of those disappointments are the very reason that I'm doing the work that I love so much today.

I like to consider disappointment as simply a missed appointment with destiny, something that just didn't work out for one reason or another. Now I often write about the importance of staying upbeat and encouraged, in order to attract the most positive experiences our way, but that doesn't mean that we'll be spared the pain that comes with life. Sometimes things just happen, and there's nobody to blame.

Sometimes our disappointment can be the Universe trying to get our attention or direct us down a new path. Who knows what wonders await us, if we use our disappointments as springboards to new adventures that could actually provide amazing outcomes we never even considered! Disappointments can also be opportunities for us to grow. By facing and overcoming life's challenges, we become stronger and learn to cope better with all of life's joys and sorrows.

Thinking these thoughts with the rain continuing to fall on this cool, cloudy day helps me to see it in a new light and with a more uplifting perspective. I know that the rain is nourishing the seeds and bulbs that reside in the dark earth, and that eventually new life will burst forth with green leaves and beautiful flowers. And in this same way, our disappointments and challenges could help us to blossom into more solid, more beautiful, and more resilient beings. I hope these thoughts will encourage you to see life's challenges and disappointments in a different light! Blessings always!

Your Friend and Astrologer,