Thursday, July 12, 2012

Quotes for the Planets #2: Rumi Has It

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While looking for the next Quotes for the Planets, I stumbled on a Rumi quotation site, and I didn’t have to go further to find a quote for every planet.

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muammad Rūmī lived 30-September 1207 to 17 December 1273. [1] He was a Persian poet, theologian, and Sufi mystic. [2] Here’s a place to sample some of his Love and Ecstasy Poems with beautiful visuals to match. There are Rumi sites all over the Internet (just jump on any search engine), and even though he is long gone, he has his own Facebook page. Last I heard, he’s the best selling poet in the United States. Here are some of the things he said in his lifetime that strike me as profoundly planetary. [3]

Sun - “Shine like the whole universe is yours.” ~ Rumi

Moon - “Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon; How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.” ~ Rumi, Essential Rumi
Mercury - “There is a way between voice and presence, where information flows. In disciplined silence it opens; with wandering talk it closes.” ~ Rumi

Venus – “You think because you understand 'one' you must also understand 'two', because one and one make two. But you must also understand 'and'.” ~ Rumi

Mars – “Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious.” ~ Rumi

Jupiter – “You are the Truth from foot to brow. Now, what else would you like to know?”  ~ Rumi

Saturn – “Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.” ~ Rumi

Chiron – “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi

Uranus – “Speak a new language
so that the world
will be a new world.” ~ Rumi

Neptune – “I, you, he, she, we
In the garden of mystic lovers,
these are not true distinctions.” ~ Rumi

Pluto - “...the way you make love is the way God will be with you.” ~ Rumi


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1. Rumi’s Chart. According to AstroDataBank, Rumi’s birth date is in question, but the emphasis of a Neptunized Sun/Moon in Libra and the placement of Venus/Mars in Scorpio makes sense to me. So does Chiron in Gemini trine Venus (out of sign); Rumi’s words so heal the heart.

2. Wikipedia, Rumi:

3. Even though these are all Rumi quotes, I've kept the attribution at the end of each one to make it easy to identify the source when copying specific quotes.

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