To be human is to be relatively vulnerable in nearly all natural environments, essentially dependent, totally helpless if not for the support and nurturing of others, and, perhaps worst of all, cognizant of these facts and all related failings. Jupiter squared Saturn suggests that all humans give themselves the right to be.
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Before we learn to read in our heads, we sound words out loud: words we don't even know, in some cases; words that mean nothing to us yet. During these first days of Venus in chatty Gemini, don't believe everything people say. Consider that the utterance could be a learning exercise, an attempt at assimilating a foreign piece of knowledge.
With Venus slipping into sophisticated Gemini, those who believe the world should conform to their expectations, accommodate their wishes and sway to their views will have a tough go of it, while the malleable of thought and flexible of mind find ways to make the most of a given environment. The world was here first: Adaptation is intelligence...Read more
Yesterday Mercury changed directions, and tomorrow Venus changes signs. This Monday in the middle of such changes has the feeling of both assimilation and anticipation. Popular trends will be absorbed into the mainstream with alarming speed. We dine on fresh stimulation while our hungry eyes search for what's next.
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What was this Mercury retrograde like for you? Was it exciting confusion? Adorable mayhem? Frustrating inefficiency? Whatever the dynamic, the Mercurial mischief is over for the time being, and logistics will suddenly make a lot more logical sense. No need to second-guess the situation. It is what it appears to be.
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Maybe this game you're playing is useless. Maybe it's inessential to the survival of the planet, the species, the economy, your neighborhood or yourself. The Sagittarius full moon suggests that is precisely why you should give it your best shot. When you make useless, inessential things important, you pay homage to the gods of playfulness.
No matter how inspiring a leader may be, ultimately each individual must do his or her own work. Without individual effort even the most skilled leader in the world has zero to show for it. The sun enters Gemini with the energy of a cheerleader or expert coach. Let these first rays of Gemini sunshine get you pumped up to peak performance level...Read more
A natural way to learn a new app would be to click all of the options to see what each will do. It is also natural to not understand completely and to require further instruction. During these last hours of the Taurus sun and retrograde Mercury, you won't always find what you're looking for while "clicking" around, but patient persistence will...Read more
The type of affection known as "like" starts in the mind and has overtones in the heart. As this affection grows to "love," it will take up residency in a heart chamber and eventually leave the mind out of it completely. Check for intellectual compatibility in the early part of a relationship. This message is sponsored by the Libra moon of ...Read more
People behave differently in different circumstances, and when the personas don't match from instance to instance, that doesn't necessarily mean they are being fake in one and authentic in another. Use the final days of the Mercury retrograde to release judgments and embrace complicated human dynamics.
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It's likely your next move is based on a story you tell yourself about who you are. Choose a story that makes you happy and emphasizes your talents and potential. If such a story doesn't come immediately to mind, the harmony between the Scorpio moon and Taurus sun encourages you to reframe your personal history in a more empowering way.
These last days of Mercury's retrograde will require some tenacity in the realm of communication. It may take twice the usual amount of talking to accomplish anything. Don't take this personally. It's not you; it's just harder to get people's attention now. You'll have to repeat yourself. Do so in dulcet tones. Don't get shrill. Be insistent ...Read more
The one on top may seem to be delegating plenty now, but there was a time when it wasn't so. Dues were paid, similar to the ones you're paying right now. So take heart. No one is successful who does not show up and do the work -- all the work. Not just the fun parts. This message comes via the earth-sign energy currently ruling the ...Read more
Venus and Pluto figure prominently in the luck or lack thereof this Friday the 13th. Those who seem fatefully restrained from tasting the fruit of their labor need only to one-up the fates. Show even more restraint. Turn self-discipline into a game. The fates will be gobsmacked by the dignity in this and impressed by the intense will needed to...Read more
As Mercury dances with a power-hungry Pluto in Capricorn, ambition brings mixed feelings. Many wonder if it's callow to strive for the lofty. Considering that many of our dreams don't even come from us, and Destiny has a way of kicking us into a calling, maybe wonder, worry and doubt are futile. The heart wants what it wants. Go get it.
To be content inside yourself is the greatest success. What's it going to take for you to get there? Will you drop a demand you've made on yourself or will you drop everything else in order to meet that demand? Both ways are smart; either could work. Or as the moon changes from Cancer to Leo, try a blend of both approaches.
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Yesterday's rare occultation overshadowed Jupiter's reversal. As the good-fortune planet travels direct, we'll be reminded how spiritual largess shows up small. Modest humility is the default mannerism of the enlightened. The occasions in which it's necessary to be as large, powerful and assertive as one can be are few and far between.
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As Mercury makes his rare and hugely public journey across the face of the sun, there will be quite a confusing lot of energy and resources being exchanged between friends, colleagues, business entities and intimates. No one will keep score the same way during this occultation. The only way to even out the trade is to give your all.
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This Mother's Day the Gemini moon causes strife with Neptune and Jupiter, and then it goes running to Saturn to recount the whole story. These complicated social stars could aggravate family tensions and highlight dysfunction, but isn't that half the fun? Just keep a sense of humor about it. The day's features are a face that only a mother ...Read more
The moon will shift from Taurus to Gemini, lending distractions galore to anyone not fully focused on the task at hand. Sometimes distractions are inspiring, injecting the moment with the creative juice needed for maximum productivity. Other times distractions are useless time-wasters. Most can feel the difference and respond accordingly.