The Daily for 2 October 2014: Sweet

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@ Annica's, Michelangelo Towers, Sandton, Johannesburg. 26 February 2012 'Petit Fours' Author Saaleha Bamjee from Johannesburg, South Africa Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

@ Annica’s, Michelangelo Towers, Sandton, Johannesburg.
26 February 2012
‘Petit Fours’
Author Saaleha Bamjee from Johannesburg, South Africa Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

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2 October our ambitions and desires come on strong and possibly take over our efforts; attention to instinct and ‘gut’ feelings must be paid, or we suffer by overdoing, over expanding, or exaggerating and losing our chance—and don’t listen to the social circle, they’ll just egg us on. (Perfecting today: Jupiter sextile Zeus, Sun sesquiquadrate Sedna)

The Lunar Outlook for the 2nd: 1 AM PDT of the 2nd the Capricorn Moon squares Zeus. We may put up emotional barriers to fulfilling our own ambitions and wants–somehow barriers feel safer than giving ourselves permission. For now respect the emotional need. 6:30 AM PDT the Moon squares the Nodal axis and sextiles Ceres-Saturn. We feel we have natural power and authority at this time, but this doesn’t seem to help us deal with our life direction–we are somehow heading for emotional upset, and may find ourselves coping with our own emotional denial so we can handle the friction. Recognize that boundaries are something we must agree to in order for them to have any power, and that laying out the actual, physical boundaries of our own territory may be a very good exercise, making clearer to ourselves better than any other way can just where we do and don’t hold sway. Noon the Moon quincunxes Black Moon Lilith and squares Pallas. We are made uncomfortable by circumstances and matters we’d rather ignore, but we know it isn’t wise to avoid dealing with these. How to handle this? Approach tough subjects with restraint and calm–the Cappy Moon offers support to those who go slow, follow the ‘rules’, and do their best to meet matters in a disciplined way. 3 PM PDT the Moon trines Sedna. Instinct and intuition inform each other, and put us in the perfect ‘space’ to understand completely whatever environment or interaction we undertake. 9 PM PDT the Moon opposes Juno and sextiles Vesta. We may stymie our own empowerment by adhering too strictly to our highest standards; it’s better to bend than break, in the name of moving forward.

Today’s image: cookies and milk. Be on the lookout, for these as a synchronicity marker, or as a delicious snack.

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Born Today 1 October

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by Petrus Christus  'St Eligius in His Workshop' (detail) 1449 {{PD}}

by Petrus Christus
‘St Eligius in His Workshop’ (detail) 1449 {{PD}}

You’re coming up on some big choices and even bigger power plays in the foreseeable future, dear Libra–but will you be ready? You’re already feeling burdened–or is it restrained?– by emotional matters. Your feelings and the feelings of others have made barriers and put up walls you dare not cross–and yet these will be the very areas you need to explore if you are to have full access to your own power. It may help you to know that your ambitions and desires are not as big–or as urgently in need of fulfillment–as it feels right now–they can and will wait–and if you continue to work on the power picture, within about 6 months you could be (figuratively speaking) worth your weight in gold. Now that’s something to look forward to! Happy Birthday, Libra, and good luck!

Born Today 30 September

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Tall bearded iris 'Soap Opera' (Ghio, 1982) EML RE 32" by Renee C. Fraser Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

Tall bearded iris ‘Soap Opera’ (Ghio, 1982) EML RE 32″ by Renee C. Fraser Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

Dear Libra, your life this Solar year, through to your next birthday, may read a little like a soap opera: caught between Love and Ambition, you’ll make choices that will shape your Fate. Don’t worry, though–everyone makes these decisions every day, we just aren’t usually as tuned-in to the repercussions of what we pick as you will be, Libra. This can be a huge advantage, as you’ll see what could be ripple out before you with every choice–but this can also paralyze you, if you try too hard to make everything ‘perfect’. Embrace your Solar Return Sagittarian Moon and its spirit of adventure and enlarging your horizons, explore whatever speaks to you, and remain conscious of what may come from your decisions, but realize that even the most prescient among us can’t foresee everything–that’s what makes life so interesting. Happy Birthday, Libra, and good luck!

Born Today 29 September

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Edwin Austin Abbey,  - 'Potpourri' - 1899 {{PD}}

Edwin Austin Abbey, – ‘Potpourri’ – 1899 {{PD}}

This coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, dear Libra, your attention may turn toward ‘luck’–or is it more the way fortuitous meetings, chance occurrences, random breaks, and good guesses combine to lead you in a direction that, by the end of the year, you’re likely to look back on as both amazingly positive and ‘fated’, as if no other result were even possible? Your originality and inventiveness will combine and bring opportunity such as you haven’t seen for a long time–and you may enjoy a knack for research, unearthing secrets, and getting to the bottom of issues–and that may or may not win you new friends. Watch for: hair-trigger tempers (your own and that of others) and a tendency toward over-optimism–stay connected to reality so that you have a fair idea of what will go forward, and what won’t. Happy Birthday, Libra, and good luck!

Born Today 28 September

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Henri Lebasque 'Young Girls in a Boat' c 1900

Henri Lebasque ‘Young Girls in a Boat’ c 1900

You ARE your creative energy this year, through to your next birthday, dear Libra, but as you may be aware, your current patron saint, Neptune, is transiting through his own sign–and so, though his signal’s coming through to you loud and clear (or as clear as Neppy can be!) he’s also consumed with his own creative process–as you will be, too. That means there will be relationships to ignore, communications to muddle, and finances to neglect–and yet, this could be a really great period for you as you’ll enjoy tremendous ability to focus, to know what you want, and you will find support for you ambitions and desires in some surprising places. So, get behind that original idea, nail down the details that will bring that dream to reality, and go for it–you’ll rarely see such a perfect combination of opportunity, ability, and talent available at the same time–use it! Happy Birthday, Libra, and good luck!

Your Weekend ECLIPSE Sampler 27-28 September 2014

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'Ceres' Alice Pike Barney 1901 {{PD}}

‘Ceres’ Alice Pike Barney 1901 {{PD}}

A Little Lunar Essence for 27 September: 4 AM PDT the Scorpio Moon sextiles Pluto. It’s time to purge! –the emotions, the pipeline to intuition, and the Self of secrets that are weighing us down. Just let it out. 10 AM PDT the Moon trines Chiron and quincunxes Uranus. We are attuned to hurt, but if we make a conscious effort, we can turn that energy toward healing, it’s polar opposite–all we need to apply is a unique, original, or unusual approach that allows us to take a view beyond our wounds. Noon the Moon squares Jupiter. Experiences in the social sphere are not the best–stick with what you know, and what you’re sure of. 5:30 PM PDT the Moon conjuncts Ceres. We are in touch with Mother Nature, Gaia, our own sense of authority, and can negotiate purely by ‘feel’ should we need or want to. 9 PM PDT the Moon conjuncts Saturn and semi-sextiles Pallas. Restraint is smart–it’s that simple.

And a Little AstroEssence for the 28th: Our priorities and interests seem contrary to those of the social circle, and what info we learn or knowledge we glean may be destructive in its effects or concentrated on gaining or holding onto power. Efforts at expansion and control of others or our surroundings seem to threaten what we truly care about—so we step away, thinking we can avoid a problem, but instead find we’ve misunderstood the stakes involved. Stick to facts and adjust efforts to focus on material changes, results, and solid, working-with-reality matters; assume that you are operating under at least a few illusions, that the worth of things is fuzzy at best, and proceed with that kind of caution in mind. (Perfecting today: Vesta contra-parallel Jupiter and semi-square Pluto, Sun quincunx Neptune and contra-parallel Venus, Earth sesquiquadrate Saturn)

A brief article from the Weekly:

More on Eclipses: Expectations
Too often we approach eclipses as some kind of change-your-luck, reach-the-holy-grail, wash-away-your sins kind of astrological event. They are nothing more than New and Full Moons where we just happen, from our vantage point on Earth, to witness one body blocking another, and so cutting off that body’s light. Is that a big deal astrologically? Yes and no—it can signify big, even Earth-shaking, changes and wipe-outs, new starts and major endings, but we have to get past this idea that this kind of massive re-model of our potentials and our lives will occur at each eclipse set.

It’s really as rare as any other lightning strike or lottery win; we’ll have a few of those scattered through life, but mostly eclipses will represent the more subtle or less monumental changes that are part and parcel of every day living. Too much concentration on eclipses as super-powerful comes too close to endowing them with a magical effect they really don’t (and can’t) have—and it’s not a good way to look at the Universe, as if we are waiting for externals to rescue us, or bring us something mystical or extraordinary that will change our lives—really, we have to do the changing ourselves.

We must also remember that even though we are fixated on certain life subjects, that doesn’t mean an eclipse set will address them; sometimes it does, but just as often it points us in another direction entirely. This is a clue to us that the Universe doesn’t necessarily see our agenda as the important one—and maybe hints that what we are finding important in the moment isn’t really important at all. If you’ll let them, eclipses will help steer you in the direction of what you’re really facing, and what your real opportunities are.

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Born Today 27 September

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Creativity explodes in you this year, dear Libra, and that can be messy, so be sure to arrange your environment so that your ideas, imagination, urge to build and do, and your capacity to translate what you visualize into something concrete or that is heard and seen by others has a supportive space in which to flourish. It would be a mistake not to put your creative urge first this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday; temptations may include emotional drama and excuses about being held back by the past. Don’t fool yourself (another hazard), Libra: this is your year to bring a dream into reality–don’t miss out. Happy Birthday, and good luck!

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Born Today 26 September

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Concentrate on what means the most to you, dear Libra, like home and family. 'Getting Ready for a Game' Carl Larsson 1901 {{PD}}

Concentrate on what means the most to you, dear Libra, like home and family. ‘Getting Ready for a Game’ Carl Larsson 1901 {{PD}}

Communicating emotions may be the centerpiece of your world this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, and oh what a tense focus it will be, dear Libra! The tendency may be to dig too much when you don’t get a satisfying reply to what you put out there, but that really isn’t such a good idea; others may see you as overwrought and erratic, or as you used to be in the past–and that doesn’t help you calm down and live in the present, does it? This year don’t worry quite so much about sharing your thoughts and feelings–that can wait. Instead concentrate on those things you really care about: relationships, home and mate, causes to which you dedicate your life energy–and listen both to the wise inner voice that lives within, and to the myriad sources of positive and useful guidance you have available–do that and you’ll go far. Happy Birthday, Libra, and good luck!

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Born Today 25 September

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'The Art of Painting' Johannes Vermeer c1666 {{PD}}

‘The Art of Painting’ Johannes Vermeer c1666 {{PD}}

Though you’re headed for an exceptionally creative year, through to your next birthday, dear Libra, you may find yourself distracted over serious power struggles and territorial disputes in important relationships–it may even reach a point where you feel the partner is trying to suppress your forward progress. Paranoid much? The reality is the partner is only feeling the pressure of her or his own ambitions; your mate doesn’t realize how much pressure they’re inadvertently exerting on you. The way around it is to broaden the scope of some of your aims, so that others can be included in the highly dynamic momentum you will generate with what seems like so little effort–being generous calms the relationship waters and brings unexpected benefits via the gratitude and affections of others. Happy Birthday, Libra, and good luck!

Born Today 24 September

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Over-thinking is a distinct possibility. 'Lost in Thought' James Carroll Beckwith 1907 {{PD}}

Over-thinking is a distinct possibility. ‘Lost in Thought’ James Carroll Beckwith 1907 {{PD}}

Libra, you’re likely to be feeling brand spankin’ new in some important life areas (likely the ones of the House where your Sun is located, or the ones with Leo on the cusp); this can be rejuvenating, especially in terms of piquing your interest in expressing your Will and showing your originality. The only problems may be that you could tend to over-think things, and thereby suppress what you know is smart or wise in the moment. A willingness to act and consciously remaining aware of your own power (not to mention your inherent rights) will go a long way toward making this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, a fun and fantastically productive one. Happy Birthday, Libra, and good luck!

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