Openness grows minds. Ideas flourish and multiply in the spirit of possibility. Exponential intellectual advantage goes to the curious. A Venus trine to Uranus speaks to the fickle aspects of open-mindedness too, reminding us that one day's good ideas are the next day's old news. A Mercury square hits home the point: Strike while the iron is ...Read more
Animals care little about reciprocity. Good will, fairness, sacrifices to the gods and other behaviors to engender a sense of justice beyond the immediate interaction is mainly the domain of human culture. Most people don't feel good about living in bounty without contributing to its attainment and cultivation, as today's transactions will ...Read more
The solar conjunction to Mercury in opposition to Saturn welcomes you to a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But is there any other kind really? Many activities are repeated day-to-day, month-to-month... and yet, each time is distinct. Different days, different moods, different reasons... however slight, the variations can make a world of ...Read more
The moon's conjunction with Uranus in stubborn Taurus reminds us how impossible it is to change people who don't want to change. The same goes for changing others who do want to change! We are each enabled with powers of transformation that work on only one person in the entire world... the person we happen to be!
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Mars leaving the sign of the heart to explore Virgo, the sign of work, speaks to the burden of emotional labor. There's a gap between our inner feelings and what we must outwardly project to fulfill the protocol of the moment. Emotional labor is the effort it takes to bridge the gap. The endeavor can be every bit as energy-intensive as ...Read more
Under these Leo aspects, our ideas of what a relationship should be continue to conflict with our heart's impulses, preferences and leanings. We wonder if we can bring this heart and mind discord to a settlement. Probably not -- not today at least. You're better off welcoming the tension.
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In the weeks ahead, with Jupiter gliding through the early stages of socially responsible Aquarius, two kinds of responsibility will be served. One will be presented on the obvious platter, and you'll see what you're taking on. The other will come sneakily, without presentation, so you'll hardly realize the agreement you're making. Stay keen ...Read more
A communication tip as Mercury enters Leo: To cultivate a style of getting your message across is less than half of what it takes to be a good communicator. Since success depends on bridging a gap between you and the other person, understanding where your listener is at is the most crucial element of excellent communication.
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The Pisces moon pulling across the sky from Venus releases the art from our souls. We are all the writers of our own stories, but just because we hold the pen doesn't mean we like everything that flows out of it. For those of us who feel like the plot is getting away from us, it's only human. Remember who is in charge, and try again.
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The day features time spent in pleasant ways as well as hours in quite the opposite mode. The unenjoyable moments are still useful, maybe even more so than the enjoyable ones. The opposition of Mercury and Jupiter points out: Anyone who thinks life should be nonstop pleasure and satisfaction is missing out on living a remarkable life.
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Mercury and Neptune align in water signs to bring about inspired windows into adjacent realities. There are potentials to explore, new worlds to peek into and most profoundly, feelings to be felt. It's a rare moment in which you can play without paying, try before you buy, investigate without pressure to commit.
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Maya Angelou said, "Every storm runs out of rain." We can look back on past "weather systems" and note how even though we didn't know at the time which drops were the last ones, the last ones did fall, and the sun, eventually, won out. The full moon in Aquarius, the sign of tomorrow reflects the hope of the Leo sun.
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We are in for a noble show. Venus and Jupiter open a velvet curtain across the sky to herald the dramatic entrance of the Leo sun. The lion makes a regal statement without saying a word; all sense the power in her every gesture. The first moments of this solar journey will do the sacred work of every opening scene; this is the new world.
Venus cools off in Virgo just as the sun is headed into fiery Leo, begging the question, "What does it take to keep passion alive?" Your joie de vivre is teased out by mysteries or ignited by a desire for exploration and conquest -- the hope of something new and different or, better yet, the actuality of a fresh and unusual challenge.
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When people pay attention, pay money, pay respect, it's usually one of two things -- the very rare instance of birthright, the ultimate luck. Or... the result of giving for years and years and getting very little in return. One day, the scales tip, and then it all pours your way. Cultivate the latter. This message is from the moon in fortunate...Read more
It's one cosmic square after another, and the dilemmas keep coming. Should you aim for a quick profit or lasting interest? Some version of this question keeps coming up in the days ahead. It's hard to gauge the long-term potential of things if indeed there even is one. Mercury's angle to Chiron says, "Do what's right, and all bases are covered...Read more
The truth-seeking Scorpio moon urges soul-level accountability. Instead of blindly absorbing what's being served up, we must do the work to get to the honesty inside the situation. Only then can we be sure we're taking the high road. What's popular is not always right, and what's right is not always popular.
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The sun and Pluto opposition is nothing to get in the middle of, as they pull apart energy like taffy, reducing it to sticky wisps. So don't reveal or give too much now. Remain your own secret. The good news is that it only takes one word to successfully avoid spreading yourself too thin, and that word is "no."
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"Too much planning implies that you've got it all under control. That's boring, unrealistic and dangerous" (Twyla Tharp). The Libra lunar influence, which is all about balancing life's surprises, has this to add: What gives an endeavor vibrancy can never be planned because it is unpredictability itself. The unknown is the lifeblood of ...Read more
The sun trine Neptune in water signs recalls an ocean voyage of the soul. Were you to reach your desired destination in an instant, beamed in like a Star Trek voyager, it would be an empty and meaningless transport, readying you for nothing. Sea legs are earned; equilibrium is a skill; the transportation is transformation.
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