Mars and Pluto align to draw up some profound energy. It feels as though we must do something important: We must go where we feel most alive. The thing about that is, you don't know until you're there experiencing the place. Furthermore, it's not really a place. One day it's at the beach, and the next it's in a car. Vitality is a pop-up venue....Read more
With Mercury and Saturn at odds today, don't assume that you know what's important to you. The information can be surprising. Humans often don't even realize what's important until the threat of loss teaches us. Emotions that seem to knock you off your center might actually be moving you closer to it.
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Happy people tend to make promises they won't want to keep when the happiness has worn off. And sad people make decisions that make absolutely no sense in a better mood. Therefore, the happy shouldn't promise, and the sad should not decide. If you can keep this from happening, it will be a successful first day of Venus in social Gemini.
Like the modern miracle of the hot shower, creature comforts that were once only the luxury of royals can become de rigueur. There's cosmic love in the luxury-loving sign of Taurus today, but that will change with the Venus transit into Gemini tomorrow. Enjoy your creature comforts. Tomorrow the focus will shift from the sensual to the ...Read more
The wolf at the door, an age-old image immortalized in everything from the fairy tale of the three little pigs to a Radiohead song, is the theme of this Pluto retrograde. We're reminded of what's important and the basics that keep the wolves at bay. All good fortune beyond this is a blessing to be counted and shared.
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No one is successful without cultivating a familiar relationship with rejection. As with most familiar relationships, an ease of handling comes with the intimate knowledge of the dynamics at play. The sun in Taurus toughens us up with the reminder that we have nothing to lose by risking rejection. We either get our way or get smarter.
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A perk of living alone is that you have greater control over your attention when you're home and can focus on what pleases you. A perk of living with others is that you never know what disturbance or delight is coming to keep you on your toes. Whatever your living arrangement, celebrate that state as the moon is in Cancer, the sign of home.
People avoid approaching strangers, for fear of being dismissed, dissed or worse. However, in civilized society, strangers are often cordially received. Since meeting more people means more information and options for friendship, love, business and beyond, the fear to approach is one worth getting past. Let these final hours of the Aries sun ...Read more
The saying "Don't shoot the messenger" speaks to the common error of associating bad news with the neutral party who has the misfortune of delivering it. Today's sun-Uranus conjunction suggests that people can have an unpredictable response to the criticism, advice or even praise they hear. The safe choice: Mind your own business.
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"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it," said Archimedes, "and I shall move the world." He might have added something about the integral strength of the lever. Saturn retrograde reminds us just how heavy world can be. Nonetheless, figure out your point of leverage; be strong; and make things happen.
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The Mercury retrograde is over, but don't get too comfortable yet. Just when you think it's safe to go back to business as usual, Saturn will pose challenges you wouldn't have dreamed of. On the bright side, this is the stuff that makes life interesting. Anyway, there's still a full day of relatively smooth sailing. Enjoy it!
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The lucky happenings of the day include a moon that's as new as it gets, in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, the sign of freshness and newborn clarity. Seeing things as they are (instead of how we fear they are, how we prefer they are or how we conclude they are based on past experience) can absolutely give us the insight that sets us free...Read more
A simple thing done well garners admiration. A difficult thing done well gets a mixed reaction including awe, rage, love, jealousy and fear. The mastery of a difficult task will take thousands of hours. Even with these risks, many will pursue greatness over the new moon cycle that begins tomorrow. What form will this pursuit take for you?
Friday the 13th occurs at least once a year, sometimes three times. This year will bring the fateful phenomenon twice: today and on July 13. Whether you regard this date as lucky or unlucky, the moon will amplify your ideas and even support your superstitions with evidence, as imaginings gain power with the Piscean lunar influence.
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While some are of the "go big or go home" mindset, others use the Goldilocks method, trying small, medium and large to see which suits them. Whatever your approach, just make sure it's your own and not something you're bossed into by intrusive power-seekers, more prevalent given the current situation between the sun and Pluto.
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Social scientists prove time and again that most people don't know themselves as well as they think they do. We judge ourselves based on how we've behaved before, which can be an extremely poor indicator of what we are capable of and what we'd be like in different conditions, such as the ones emerging while the sun squares Pluto.
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Past generations said that you are what you eat, and the subsequent generations took it further by suggesting that you are also what you eat eats. The solar square to Pluto suggests that the solutions to problems will be found by looking much deeper than the apparent source, into the history and, wherever possible, back to the very origins.
An author summarizing the thoughts of the great evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin once said: "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." The Aquarius moon suggests that quantum and radical developments are likely to occur in those just ...Read more
Venus and Saturn are injecting realism into relationships: If you're only in it because you don't know how to get out of it, then you're not really in it. The Capricorn moon chimes in: If you're being forced to play a game, then you're not really playing and it's not really a game. So break free! Live your life your way to ...Read more
There has been quite a lot of drama between Mercury, Mars and Saturn this week. It's like a cosmic bar brawl -- one in which Venus will bravely intervene today. Her opinion: Everyone needs a break once in a while. Refresh the outlook. Recharge the brain. If we don't get breaks, that's when we become vulnerable to injury, burnout and escapism.