William Blake said, "If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear as it is -- infinite." But how does one even look at an infinite picture? The limits of perception provide the frame we need to navigate our world. Whatever your scene today, lingering oppositional energy of the sun, Jupiter and Pluto will expand the frame. ...Read more
With today's sun and Pluto opposition, the domestic scene reveals much. Homes can communicate more clearly than we want them to. Uncut grass says, "I don't care what the neighbors think today." A row of pretty flowers indicates a love of beauty, nature and order, whereas a row of statues indicates an upheld value of art and creativity.
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There was a time when commuting to work seemed like a demand of the modern workaday world and an inconvenience to be endured. Now there's a charming nostalgia to the idea. It's good to have somewhere out of the way to go. Much happens in between locations during this sun and Jupiter opposition.
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If each of the 4.6 billion years of Earth's existence were represented as a second, it would take 145 years for the second hand to render that timeline, of which the totality of modern human existence would take up about five minutes. Today's lunar omen imparts this: Problems that seem to take forever to work out will be but a blip in the ...Read more
The end of the Mercury retrograde is a chance for new boundaries, which all relationships need. Boundaries are definitions. The lines may be hard or soft, implied or actualized with things like walls and gates or schedules and contracts; they may be agreed upon or battled over, but if they don't exist, neither does the relationship.
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Some look back on their home of origin with warm and loving feelings. Others look back in pain. In the final hours of the Mercury retrograde in Cancer, we may blame problems on the way we were brought up, though even the worst scenarios have benefits such as nurturing a survival instinct or providing an example of what not to do.
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The intuitive Pisces moon would like to remind us that the body has its own intelligence. Your muscles, bones and cells hold the energy of things forgotten and things you don't know yet. The body is particularly keen on what's happening right exactly now. Ask your tension spots and tender areas if they have any insight to impart with you.
The soulful Pisces lunar persuasion comes at the end of a long Mercury retrograde. Between the soul-searching and the narrative of "did I communicate the right thing to get me where I need to go?" this could be a long day for anyone who is not quite sure about their path. And that is pretty much everyone in this uncertain world.
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Most life lessons are obvious, though some are so convoluted that it takes a very organized mind to find the point. As Mercury retrograde forms a square to Mars, there will be frustrations in which it is difficult to see a good takeaway. Let this be a creativity challenge. With more imagination, you can pull something productive out of this.
Usually when people are demanding, it's because they are afraid that the world outside their control is a hostile place. What if we are to assume instead that what's outside of our control is a heavenly oasis? In these final days of the Mercury retrograde, give your request and wait patiently, with an open and flexible mind, for a response.
Relationships are a push-pull dance in which the distance between people must be constantly negotiated. This isn't just about physical space. It's how routines butt up against each other and what happens when domains of control overlap. It's about the room between hearts.
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On the other side of the full moon emotional energy surge and reset of the eclipse, there's a feeling of being cleansed, and being better for it. Things that used to be irritating seem entirely unimportant. Jealousies fade. There is no reason to envy those who have more. "He need not envy greatness who can serve as a model of it." -- Baltasar ...Read more
The birthday of America comes under the full moon in Capricorn this year with a lunar eclipse as the bow on this cosmic package. Throughout history, eclipses have been often an omen of distress and occasionally interpreted as a sign of renewal. In this way, the sky aptly reflects the complicated tenor of American life in these times.
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First, the air hangs thick. Then there's a rush of clouds gathering, followed by an eerie stillness and, suddenly, the downpour. That's the emotional weather leading up to tomorrow's thunder moon. The July full moon heralds to the awesome power of a summer storm. Enjoy the sense of impending excitement.
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In a relationship based on unconditional love, it never matters who is at fault. Fixing things together is the whole point. Saturn is now in Capricorn and would like to chime in with the idea that most adult relationships are conditional. When things go wrong, those conditions get tested, and the nature of the relationship becomes rather ...Read more
The lightning strike is an awesome event to witness -- the culmination of great invisible potentials. Where does the electricity live before it gathers into this jagged spire? Do you get the sense that there's a sleeping force beneath you, weakly distributed over the miles? When this comes together, it will be fearsome in its power.
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Are healthy relationships the result of healthy people having a relationship? It's a strong maybe. The chemistry of people is unpredictable. There are a full range of workable possibilities through a rainbow of health and dysfunction. This message comes courtesy of double cosmic conjunctions involving Jupiter, Pluto, the sun and Mercury.
The only entities on earth that behave strictly by rules of logic are inventions like calculators and computers, created with the frontal lobe of the human brain. The rest of the earth's inhabitants, including humans and other living creatures, are largely irrational. Remember this as Jupiter and Pluto line up to some profoundly illogical ...Read more
The first full day of Mars in Aries is akin to the soldier coming home. There's a sense of something that was missed returning to where it belongs. There's a mood of wonder. Adventures were had, scenes were witnessed, and because of this history, the bedrooms of youth can no longer be inhabited by small and innocent minds.
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In astrology, triangles signal good fortune and opportunity. Today offers four of them, courtesy of a lunar influence shifting from Virgo to Libra. The omens speak first to the power of personal responsibility and then to the lift of partnership. As Helen Keller, born June 27, said, "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."