Social scientists prove time and again that most people don't know themselves as well as they think they do. We judge ourselves based on how we've behaved before, which can be an extremely poor indicator of what we are capable of and what we'd be like in different conditions, such as the ones emerging while the sun squares Pluto.
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Past generations said that you are what you eat, and the subsequent generations took it further by suggesting that you are also what you eat eats. The solar square to Pluto suggests that the solutions to problems will be found by looking much deeper than the apparent source, into the history and, wherever possible, back to the very origins.
An author summarizing the thoughts of the great evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin once said: "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." The Aquarius moon suggests that quantum and radical developments are likely to occur in those just ...Read more
Venus and Saturn are injecting realism into relationships: If you're only in it because you don't know how to get out of it, then you're not really in it. The Capricorn moon chimes in: If you're being forced to play a game, then you're not really playing and it's not really a game. So break free! Live your life your way to ...Read more
There has been quite a lot of drama between Mercury, Mars and Saturn this week. It's like a cosmic bar brawl -- one in which Venus will bravely intervene today. Her opinion: Everyone needs a break once in a while. Refresh the outlook. Recharge the brain. If we don't get breaks, that's when we become vulnerable to injury, burnout and escapism.
Mercury, Mars and Saturn have made things more interesting than is comfortable for some. Just remember that temporary glitches are often unrelated to the overall function of the universe, unless or until we focus on them and let them bring down our mood, dampen our energy and step on our optimism. So don't. March on, head high.
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The leading group of animals on the planet, at least in terms of numbers, is insects. Lucky for us, they're small. The reason they're small has to do with exoskeletons, metamorphosis and gravity. Humans, on the other hand, aren't measured in inches but in character. The reason we're small is fear, which is something to face during this Mercury...Read more
When things don't go to plan, you care more about being strong than looking strong. Paradoxically, being strong sometimes means looking vulnerable, ridiculous and sad. And here's something else to keep in mind during this square of Mercury and Mars: There's nothing of value to be gained from looking strong. Being strong is everything. ...Read more
Some things are interesting because you were already interested in them: Your life has made you curious, for one reason or another, about certain topics -- a celebrity's backstory, perhaps, or a work-related issue. And then some things are inherently interesting, but most people don't care. Be the exception and you're golden under this ...Read more
Some just can't seem to go with the flow. Instead, they feel compelled to dictate how everything is done around them, skillfully orchestrating environments and situations that keep them in control. Will you fall in line? The current alignment of Mars and Saturn suggests that many will feel moved to point out that the "line" is a man-made ...Read more
Now Saturn's rings have tangled; storms of Jupiter have quelled.
And not a scientist around knows how the sycamores of Venus were felled.
Into a universe revealed as an expanding swimming pool,
And I'm a drop! And you're a drop!
And life is but an April fool!
ARIES (March 21-April 19). To go to the next level, you're going to need an ...Read more
Relationships start with trust, which is a stage of knowledge -- a level of prediction. When we can predict the behavior of another, we relax enough to begin building a bond. Breaking trust breaks relationships. The full moon in Libra will give us an advantage now as it reveals all that needs to be known to take a relationship to the next ...Read more
When you choose an action, you choose the consequence of that action (whether or not you know what it is at the time of making your decision). Now Venus enters Taurus and we become suddenly aware of money and the material results we desire. When you choose a consequence, be ready to figure out the action it takes to create that consequence.
Just as ancient man mistakenly believed the sun orbited the Earth, young humans mistakenly assume that the rest of the world revolves around them. Some never outgrow it. It's not enough to have compassion for these people. The sun square to Saturn forces us to work with and around one another's handicaps, including crippling narcissism.
The reason you are not an average person and you have never known an average person is because there is no average person. An average is a mathematical summation -- an idea abstracted from things, not a thing itself. Today is best approached on a case-by-case basis. As Venus and Uranus align, each individual is a specific kind of surprise.
This highly imaginative Leo moon puts stars in our eyes. It will be very motivating to think about where you're going, but set parameters around the daydream so you can snap out of it and do your life. Because with the Leo moon square Jupiter tonight, if you're thinking too much about what's ahead of you, you'll miss what's in front of you.
The moon's shifting from Cancer to Leo can seem like a before-and-after shot in which it is impossible to see any improvement at all and you just see a difference that's strikingly obvious and entirely subject to individual preference. Recognize that neither way is objectively better or worse, and choose what's appropriate for the moment.
The ancient warrior Sun Tzu suggested, "When we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near." Of course, the greatest enemy is within. It would be easy (but unwise) to get too comfortable under the Cancer moon. Stay vigilant while Mercury is retrograde.
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Music isn't just sound; it's an organization of sound and silence. If you were to separate and total the two, the amount of silence might be greater than the amount of sound, but of course silence has no distinguishing characteristics, so there's that. With the current sun-Mars conflict, power is knowing when to speak up and when to zip it.