Make the most of your current energy level. Take note of what you want and how much you want it. Consider what you long for, and express what you desire. Why now? Later you'll be glad for this point of reference. In a matter of hours, Mars will do a reversal and will be traveling retrograde until mid-November, so change is afoot.
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Whether the group is as big as the Roman Empire or as small as a kindergarten Little League team, there's a timeline with a beginning, middle and an end. Often, we get to decide the end, or at least our exit, which may come out of a sense of outgrowing the situation. This first day of Venus in Leo is an opportunity to make a new entrance.
Escapist fantasies abound today. They are not in and of themselves harmful. Being able to go to a beautiful place in your mind can be a release from the demands of reality, an exercise in creativity and a celebration of possibility. The best is when it inspires you to move your reality along, too, as it will with the transit of Venus into Leo....Read more
Happiness isn't pleasure, and pleasure isn't happiness. You won't find happiness seeking pleasure -- or even seeking happiness. Happiness is a bonus product of certain pursuits or a state that you happen to find yourself in. Pleasure, as Mercury in Libra reminds, can be sought and landed, though its rule is always short-term.
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We'll need to bring great emotional intelligence to bear on this Venus and Mars argument. Even if you know what you want, don't ask for it all at once. Relationships need a ramp-up time. Dependable bonds are created gradually, with one strand of trust at a time. Start with small asks. Test the waters. Work your way up to the big ideas.
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Those who've had the experience of getting lost in a corn maze know the particular kind of struggle that comes with choosing whether to stick to the rules and the path or to cheat by forging a new route through the stalks, in hopes of finding a clearing. Under the glow of this Pisces moon, games of all kinds come to a point of decision.
As the corn moon swells to full in the feeling zone of Pisces, we are reminded that not every emotion requires a response. Often, it is enough just to feel something. Defensive moves use resources, sometimes needlessly. Put time between a trigger and your reaction to it so you can assess whether a reaction is worthwhile, or even warranted.
This full moon in Pisces is traditionally referred to as the "corn moon" or the "harvest moon." Pisces, being the realm of emotion and intuition, endows the moon with spiritual gifts for any takers. There is no need to wait until you feel a lack. Spiritual fullness and enrichment is an enhancement of any circumstance or time of life.
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People have their favorite emotions, some of which may be feelings that, objectively, are uncomfortable or even terrible to experience. Why would anyone choose to feel bad? Familiarity is a reason. Unresolved karma is another. The eve of the full moon urges awareness of our feeling zones and compassion for our emotional habits.
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There's a goldilocks situation going on in the realm of thought with this Venus-Pluto opposition. Our thoughts will have a tendency to alternately blur by too fast, chug on too slow or ride at a cognitive flow that feels just right. How able are you to control the speed of thought? Consciously control your breathing and you're off to a good ...Read more
The goodwill between Mercury and Jupiter gives a rosy filter to this moment in our story. Bonus: in the way of a snapshot that captures something in the scene that wasn't experienced in the moment, our later recollections will reveal much. So jot down notes, file receipts, make a video, anything to help you remember what you're doing right now...Read more
Your experience is bound by the words you have to describe it. Experiences can be reduced by their explanation. Words cannot do justice to what we live. It can go the other way though, as it likely will with Mercury moving into a trine with Jupiter. Language will open experience and help us to appreciate aspects of it we otherwise wouldn't.
The true dignity of a thing is found in its natural state, a state that can be hard to recall after life and evolution have their way -- modifications here, manipulations there, adaptations and dressings. Its essence is often lost to survival's long list of compromises. Venus and Neptune offer a vision outside bounds of time and circumstance, ...Read more
A text from my Sagittarian poet friend David Harris says, "Words are paths to emotional sovereignty." The encouragement is fitting for this lunar influence. Can't find the right words to express what's going on in you? Rearrange the ones you know until you're closer to a more empowering understanding of your feelings.
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In terms of brute strength, Venus is seriously outmatched in the cosmic tug o' war with mighty Jupiter, but muscle isn't everything. Fortune favors those who find, know and play their advantages. A lucky arrangement of Mercury and Uranus promises windows of opportunity that open and close quickly, so stay alert, and act fast.
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The end is the beginning. The answer brings up the next question. The solution produces a new problem. The turbine of the world is unfinished business. Love is unfinished business, too, though certainly more pleasant than revenge and suffering. Mars square Saturn suggests we choose very carefully the crank from which we turn our worlds.
When needing a bus to take you to Ohio, it will do you no good to get on whichever bus pulls up to the stop next, unless, of course, that one happens to be going to Ohio. On the first full day of the Virgo sun, choose your company the way you would choose a bus. Don't just get on board with anyone. The right people are worth waiting for.
This human existence is, to a great extent, a symbolic experience. As a society, we agree on what things mean to a large extent, though each individual also has their own symbolic language. This is worth touching in on today as the sun moves from theatrical Leo to the more personal and introverted realm of Virgo.
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The final day of the Leo sun brings focus to the many selves inside each individual. Anyone who wants to get to know you better will wish to know who you are alone, who you are with family and who you are at work. If someone only wants to know who you are when you are with them, it's a bad sign. Run for the hills.
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Like the other animals, humans are at their best in a healthy physical environment. The Virgo moon is extremely well aspect by several planets today. This influence speaks of the luck in tidying up. Whatever we do to make our environment better -- whether it's the environment of our body, home, community or other -- it's a peace promotion.