Sometimes you can choose what to want. More often your wants choose you. Today's want may announce itself like a foreigner asking to join you for lunch. It will then sit at your table regardless of how you answer. Mercury square Mars suggests that the first step in accommodating a demanding desire is to recognize that you didn't ask for it.
Under the lunar conjunction of Mars, goals could change without warning. Just when the prize is within reach, the excitement drops out as though part of us has already moved on. But where to? What's next? All of this is a good reason to slow down. If you don't know where you're going, there's no sense in setting a speed record to get there.
It is said that those who don't want to learn can't be helped, but it's not really true. The learning-resistant are usually either confused or asleep. Loud realities will reorient them. Meanwhile, anyone who is determined to learn cannot be stopped under this magnificent Aquarius moon.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Since most work will be done ...Read more
It's the same in popular culture as it is in high school, families or any social group, really: The spotlight swings around the room. No one can be the star indefinitely; that would be too boring. The focal shift is coming again. Who will get the fresh glow of attention? The Capricorn moon presents an opportunity to leverage celebrity into ...Read more
What's the purest thing on earth? A mother's love? Not all mothers. Falling snow? Depends on the sky. Hermetically sealed packages of semiconductor-grade silicon? Obviously, it depends on whom you ask. The alignment of Mercury and Venus will favor any attempt to get to the pure essence of a thing to understand it more fully.
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Who is the authority in your life? You... even though it doesn't always feel that way. This Capricorn moon allows for greater understanding of the power structures erected in a life, specifically which "beams" are really holding things up, and which are merely cosmetic. Change is coming and this information will be crucial in the rebuild.
When a need is real, it's a serious matter. And even when it's not quite real, it can feel serious, which is a trap. We rarely need what we think we need. Mostly, we merely prefer a thing and then our mind gets to work on amping up the stakes until we think we just won't be the same without it -- a pattern highlighted by the moon square ...Read more
The sun/Pluto square suggests that fateful encounters have gravity enough to be noticed as the significant destiny markers they are, and yet it will still be impossible to tell what they mean. So don't stress or worry; just keep your eyes open and know that all of this matters. Then commit to doing the best you can with what you have to work ...Read more
When you don't need or want anything, what should you add? Nothing. Nothing is good. Nothing is potential and at the same time it's peace. Nothing is freedom. When you don't need or want anything, there's no such a thing as "better than nothing." Adding one thing would only make it worse than nothing. The sun/Pluto square favors contentedness....Read more
While people commonly disapprove of mixed messages, they'd be mighty bored in a world where everyone means what's said and says what's meant. You may as well enjoy the complex, subtle and nuanced communications of the day, as they will be the rule, not the exception, under this brief, terse arrangement of Venus and Mars.
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The past is gone, and the future will never be here. But if living in the present were so easy, why would the gurus have to mention it so often? We're time travelers by nature. Embrace it as Mercury enters the realm of death and rebirth. Transformation will happen through a strange mix of memory, projection, and an embrace of the moment.
When they say that "your happiness depends on you," how does that make you feel? Empowered? Bullied? As if perhaps even the most expert human doesn't understand happiness very well? Probably true, and besides, feelings are never right or wrong. Give credence to your own ideas about happiness. Under this new moon, it's anyone's game.
Happiness can be found only in moments, not in years. That's because though we live over weeks and seasons, we never live in them. We only live in moments. The efficient Virgo moon focuses on protecting the early moments of this day from the ravages of waste. The later lunar shift to Libra relaxes us into togetherness moments...Read more
Once you start moving, you really can't tell what's going to happen. Though if you don't move, you can be pretty sure that nothing much will. The Virgo lunar influence forms various angles to major planets, spicing up the action for movers and doers with fortuitous lessons, fantasy-inspiring events and a profound coincidence courtesy of Pluto....Read more
The new, more efficient way of doing things won't seem, at first, to be efficient at all. For a while it will take more time, money and energy than the old way... in other words, the opposite of efficiency. But in the long run, the time, money and energy saved will be far greater. Bear with the transition marked by these first Venus retrograde...Read more
There's a way to interact with people without necessarily agreeing with them, belonging to their clubs, subscribing to their ideologies and the like. It's called tolerance. It's what the world needs more of, and not so hard to come by now either. The Leo moon rules the heart, which is where courage lives. Don't be afraid of every little way we...Read more
The story changes the experience. If the experience isn't what you want it to be, maybe there are actions that could alter it, moving things in the environment, using different people, cutting ties, making new deals... but before you go drastic, the entertaining Leo moon suggests you change your story about it and go from there.
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Something is going to change. It has to. Now the smart thing to do is to accept that a trade-off will be made, and to look at what's being exchanged. The more tempting thing to do will be to look away and let everything sort itself out. And it will, no doubt. But if you're able to involve yourself, you'll have an advantage going forward.
It takes guts to go first. That's why those who go first have an advantage. Their courage earns them an edge. First can be tricky, too, with no examples to tuck within or hide behind. As the moon goes home to Cancer and Mercury mixes it up with Pluto, it's a good time to calculate the risks of going first. It might be worth it.
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"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" asked Henry David Thoreau. Most people know there is something they are doing on a regular basis that needs to be adjusted for the good of all who share life on this blue marble. But who will do it? Pluto goes direct to ask, Who will take initiative, own the ...Read more