Venus in Leo Loves a Grand Entrance
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.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). There are options that are only visible after the first person sees them. Then, suddenly, everyone will. Your calm and open mind allow you to be that early observer today.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). "Take the bull by the horns," they say without regard to what the bull wants, which is usually not to be touched. A rough ride will calm down pretty quick once you let go and get out of the way.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People don't do or say what you want them to, and that's a good thing. Your way would have been smoother, easier and better all around, but you wouldn't have been surprised or challenged, which is more fun.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You have some stories to share, and not everyone should hear the same ones. You're getting better at reading the room and choosing the information most likely to be a hit with a given audience.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The best kind of fun will be the kind you make yourself. You may include friends and similar feats later, but this first run is most wonderfully experienced on your own.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The day is marked by two things: ambition and challenge. That is why, instead of wanting and ordering what everyone else does, you'll ask for twice as much.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Mental blocks are there for a reason. Maybe it's best to think of them not as blocks at all but as temporary barriers erected so as to keep thought traffic flowing to the places believed to be the safest.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Does feeding yourself well mean eating what's nutritious, or what's delicious? If it comes all in one food, you're golden. If not, moderation on both sides will contribute to today's excellent health and mood.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It's a day to focus on your own needs, wants and goals, however hard for you that may be, especially considering the current demands of your crew. Everybody wants you at once.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's rare that jewels and gold are just sitting out in plain view. You usually have to mine dark places to get to the riches. If you want the good stuff badly enough, you'll put on your hard hat and brave the unknown.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Try not to compare yourself to others right now because what they are doing is irrelevant to your situation. If you can stick to your own scene for a few hours of deep focus, you'll have a remarkable breakthrough.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A promising business arrangement will be featured. Many factors must align for this potential to be realized, though, so exercise impulse control. Take your time with the decision.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 7). Like a champion, you'll surf an epic wave of activity in your personal life. The height, speed and risk factor you're riding here will be a rush. The turn of the year brings a welcome lull. Focus on setting up your professional and financial picture for a series of opportunities that come every two weeks in February and March. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 33, 27 and 15.
ON FEEDING WOLVES: "In my addiction therapy, I learned the story about two wolves in a constant fight, one of love and light, the other of hate and despair. The child asks his grandfather, 'Which one wins?' and the grandfather says, 'The one you feed.' ?I'm an Aquarius who cannot seem to feed the right wolf."
"The one you feed" is a classic though confusing duality story told by someone who doesn't know wolves.
There are no good wolves or bad wolves. There are just wolves being wolves.
Wolves don't want food from you; they want to feed ON you. If you meet a wolf in the wild, or the wilderness inside you, you are not the one with choices. Do what you can to stay alive. Generally, the wolves win.
Addictions are coping mechanisms, and effective ones, or you wouldn't continue to choose them. It might help you to step out of the realm of good versus evil, which will always produce conflict, and into a quest to understand what purpose your actions serve, so you can choose healthier actions to speak to that need.
Use your brilliant Aquarian imagination to build your own story about who you are and the things you do daily to fortify the strongest, smartest, cleverest parts of yourself so that when the wolves come sniffing, you're ready with tricks that only a human could come up with.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: In the HBO series "Westworld," Evan Rachel Wood plays a sentient android with motives possibly anti-human. In real life, she shows her pro-human stance in a number of ways befitting a nurturing Virgo, including motherhood and political activism. Wood wrote The Phoenix Act, a domestic violence bill that was signed into law, extending the statute of limitations on domestic violence felonies.
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