Overthinking is a real waste of energy. You have to trust (and it's scientifically proven) that there are highly intelligent parts of your brain that are working on things when you're not aware of your thoughts -- when you're asleep, zoning out, meditating or the like. The Cancer moon suggests we relax to facilitate those intuitive connections...Read more
This Valentine's Day, an astrological ruckus swivels the spotlight from Venus, queen of hearts, and the usual star of the day, to Mars, the warrior prince with a new take. The Martian move into Taurus lends itself to a brand of passion that is, though rugged, still partial to lavish sensory indulgences. Visceral experience wins out over poetry...Read more
It will take weeks for the fog of this Mars/Uranus conjunction to clear. In the meantime, when in doubt, check to make sure you're on purpose. If you don't know your purpose, step back and figure it out. Your purpose is something you must get right for the rest to work out. Hint: It has something to do with making life better for others.
Since romantic ideals have only been a part of human culture for around 250 years, it's quite possible there are those who wouldn't fall in love if they hadn't heard about it. What about you? Are you comparing a relationship to movie-level ideals? Mars heats up with an alignment to Uranus to suggest such comparisons can cause conflict.
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Every human has a shadow side and possesses aspects of character that are tricky, to say the least. No one is immune, but some are more accepting of faults than others, even embracing and integrating them. Typically, this loveliness is indicative of an emotionally fortunate childhood, though Mercury in Pisces wants us all to give it a try.
A distorted sense of scale can be a destructive force in the world. It's harmful to exaggerate or diminish the facts just to win an argument or make things fit into a particular worldview. The problem can be avoided through honesty, reason and a sincere desire to understand the true value of things. The new Mercurian emphasis on empathy will ...Read more
Whatever is between the earthly plane and the realm of angels, be it clouds or sea foam, spirals, sacred geometry, plasma, lightning, dirt, feathers, chutes or ladders... whatever it is, to glimpse it from this earthly plane sends a thrill, blankets us in awe. This last day of Mercury in Aquarius can be credited for the sudden burst of wonder....Read more
Thomas Jefferson suggested, "Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it." What he failed to mention is that there's always a hook. Otherwise it wouldn't be bait. The trick is to figure out where it is and if it's worth the risk to eat around it. Given the lunar square to Venus, it will take skill to indulge ...Read more
The adjustment to this Venus change could be summed up by the early '90s Haddaway song, "What is Love?" which follows up the query with a request, "Baby don't hurt me/don't hurt me/no more." The lyrical juxtaposition brings up a good point. You don't have to know what love is to know what it feels like or to fear its consequences.
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If you want a second crack at New Year's resolutions, this is it. The elevated consciousness of the Pisces moon in these early stages of the porcine era encourage you to create a sacred vision for the next 12 months. Without this purpose, it just won't turn out as well. Human nature has a way of corrupting unguided moments.
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According to myth, the Jade Emperor invited a number of animals to his party and the order in which they arrived became the order of the Chinese Zodiac. The pig was last because either she overslept or was busy rebuilding her house, depending on whom you believe. Nonetheless, her omen bodes well for a year of abundance and progress.
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Lovers of '80s music may find it impossible to think of a new moon on Monday without also hearing Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran follow up with, "And a fire dance through the night." This Monday moon is in the realm of Aquarius and is the signifier that tips off Lunar New Year.
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Love has many languages, definitions and types, its expression changing through a lifetime or even a day, as we'll learn with this Venus change. Venus in fiery Sagittarius featured passion, possibility and pursuit. But in the weeks to come, love will be more defined by proof than anything else. Without evidence, there is no love.
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The restless mood of Venus this Groundhog's Day suggests that Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary may be too distracted by his personal life to deliver an accurate weather prediction. Maybe we'd all be better off sharing this love-before-work ethic today.
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Some people appear to think highly of themselves though the bravado is a disguise for how they really feel -- afraid, unworthy, inadequate. The kindhearted may see through this act and offer love and acceptance. And even though that alone can't change someone's self-worth, Mars and Pluto chime in saying, "It certainly couldn't hurt!"
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Under this rare Saturn and Neptune position, much is possible through clear sight. Getting a vivid perspective requires a better vantage, a higher awareness. Realize that you're expecting to see something in particular, and that expectation disallows you to see clearly the thing that's really there. So do away with expectation, and then look ...Read more
When you look back, there are characters that stand out as being highly influential in your life, though you wouldn't have guessed it at the time. And presently, there are people around you who are having more of an impact than you think, and you are influencing them more than you know, too. The Sagittarius moon drives this social swirl.
In a show, entrances and exits are a big deal. Often they are applauded. Usually they happen in a manner that gives insight into a character. Today's big identity marker of a sun aligns with Mercury, master of comings and goings. Life is a stage and we can win applause with those entrances and exits. Make them count.
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Moving through feelings isn't necessarily hard or easy; it's just necessary. Anyone who doesn't want to be stuck can use the emotional processing tool called the "Scorpio moon" to paddle on through. There's no great technique or secret way that makes it better. You just have to accept the emotion and let it play out. No feeling is inherently ...Read more
The Saturn and Neptune position highlights the following principle: If people hear claims that rub against their worldview, they'll need them to be substantiated several ways before they'll believe them, and maybe even then they won't buy in. But statements that fall within the worldview are easily and readily accepted, no matter how false ...Read more