Sometimes, the next level is obvious, as when the game says there are 10 levels and you're only on two, or the hotel has singles and suites. But the sun's strife with Uranus reminds us that there's not always something better. There's something you have right now that is the best that is or ever was -- at least the best for you. Happiness is ...Read more
Boredom is a kind of rejection of the prevalent features of the moment. You've been taught to tolerate boredom, and even mask it and deny feeling it at all. Instead, try to recognize when you're bored. Take it as a cue to escape either by leaving the situation or by going deeper into it until you hook into a layer more fascinating to you.
It's said that clean hands don't grow potatoes, though it could be argued that gloves were invented for the very purpose of keeping one's hands clean in the dirty work. The two seconds it takes to glove up prevents a lot of scrubbing later. Apply the wisdom of gloves to every project under the Aquarius sun, which is all about working smart.
The sun breaks into the realm of Aquarius, and the fiery Sagittarius moon reflects its light. Ideas fall like snowflakes, unique, delicate, landing beautifully. Practical ideas will be immediately actionable; impractical ones are fanciful flight tickets. Take advantage of this burst of intellectual energy by moving quickly on the ideas that ...Read more
This Mercury and Uranus square suggests we assess situations for both form and content. Typically, people will make a mess of one category or the other. Their hearts will be in the right place, but they won't express it well, or their intentions are self-serving with a presentation that's flawless. Obviously, that second category is a ...Read more
A square of Mercury and Uranus puts a precarious spin on communication. Happy people can get carried away by a jovial moment and make promises they won't feel like keeping when their mood dips. Sad people go forward with decisions that will make no sense in a better mood. It's safest to do interact with those who are in their normal range.
An adage from the ancient east says: "Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water." And so it goes. The motions of this day will look remarkably like the motions of days before, but this first full day of Mercury in Aquarius brings a brightness of mind that makes for an entirely different ...Read more
As Mercury enters the intellectual realm of Aquarius, stay aware of your two minds -- the monkey mind thought generator and the hovering angel choosing which thoughts seem useful enough to act on. In short, to identify with or believe in the thoughts that bring you down is to make a deal with monkeys instead of angels.
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Use feelings to sense whether a situation is healthy or a person is genuine. Use feelings to try and understand someone, or sense your own needs. Do not, however, use your feelings as a GPS today, as feelings may be unreliable maps, altered by ego drives and immaturity. A judicious Libra moon suggests we let ourselves be guided by what's right...Read more
Though circumstances have propelled each of us through a particular history, we were always partners to some degree, however small. The great cluster in Capricorn's sky suggests a deal with fate that's weighted in the direction of independent control. Feel that? The steering wheel of life just got more responsive to your hand's direction.
Highly influential planets meet up to change the world. Hanging together in a little cluster of the sky map are Mercury, Saturn, Pluto and the sun. To make matters even more interesting, Venus enters the sign of empaths. So, not only do these planets interact, they are metaphorically feeling each other as they conspire to weave together the ...Read more
Every three and half decades, give or take, Saturn and Pluto meet up like heads of state at an international summit -- ready to settle old debts, sign new deals and cast the die that will color the future. The months to come will show the fallout of what was settled this week. On a personal level, a shift of belief will be sudden and complete....Read more
Tomorrow, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto all line up neatly in Capricorn like a rat pack stealing the stage circa 1960, or a brat pack on screen circa 1985. Whatever your preference of reference, today will have all the buzz of anticipation. Something is about to begin, and this is an excellent time to file in, face the stage and take your seat.
There's the way you see yourself, and there's the way the world sees you. Between the two there is a gap that varies in size depending on the person. With this Uranus change, there are very real benefits to shoring up discrepancies of perception. Ask for feedback and advice. Record yourself -- anything to get closer to a shared reality.
It is possible for humans to get older without getting smarter or wiser. In fact, there is an entire segment of things that children are much better at than most adults. The concept will be well-illustrated today when the playful Leo moon casts a spotlight on young thinkers and the way freshness and creativity often trump knowledge.
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Mercury at a fortuitous angle to dreamy Neptune suggests you love yourself in the way you want other people to love you. It's not because other people don't or won't figure it out eventually, but instructive role models make for faster learning. We don't always get self-love ideas right. Still, we are the ones with the most clues about what we...Read more
Moon in sporting, social Gemini reminds us how we get to choose our playmates and call some circumstances of the game. These choices get made whether we're conscious of them or not. It's just more fun when intentional, as there's a special kind of charge that comes with getting aware of what were once our unconscious decisions.
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On a Monday rich in lunar aspects and changes, whatever you put in the top priority of your life will thrive. You'll find yourself making decisions in support of your No. 1 thing and taking risks you wouldn't take for anything else. It won't even be hard because the No. 1 spot comes with all sorts of self-sustaining energy.
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Sagittarius is a fiery station for Mars. Anger stuff comes up. The gurus say meet anger with virtue -- but how? It might be as simple as pausing to listen to what anger has to say. No need to rush to resolution. Also note that anger is like hazardous waste. It shouldn't be kept, but you also have to be careful how you get rid of it. Anger ...Read more
The gurus suggest others do not cause us pain, rather they bring up the pain that is already in us. Maybe so, but in the moment of pain, people don't usually look too deeply into the matter. That's why working on ourselves is so much easier when we're not currently mired in the thick of it. For instance, now, while practical earth sign energy ...Read more