Born Today 23 September

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This is so Libra, riding in on a pretty sidesaddle, with her bird. 'An Algerian Lady Hawking' Horace Vernet {{PD}}

This is so Libra, riding in on a pretty sidesaddle, with her bird. ‘An Algerian Lady Hawking’ Horace Vernet {{PD}}

Hello Libra! Did you just get here, or are you always so breathless and moist with exertion? It seems you want to make a big, Airy, Cardinal impact on your surroundings this Solar year, through to your next birthday–but you may have to settle for showing your most unique qualities and developing your original ideas. That’s not so bad, but it could be a little lonelier than you usually are, as it takes solitude to create. Find a group that appreciates you, especially your more unusual qualities, so you’ll have the support you need when you’re not creating and want to mix it up, and watch the matters of the House with Aquarius on the cusp–this is where a lot of the magic, opportunity, and going overboard may happen. Happy Birthday, Libra, and good luck!

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Born Today 22 September

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Evelyn Simak  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

Evelyn Simak Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

Creative energy carves out a path for you this coming Solar year, dear Virgo, through to your next birthday, and it may be some time before you come up for air and see exactly where you stand. Critical faculties are in high gear, and using them pays off financially but not so much emotionally–in the personal arena it may be better to stay quiet and in the background for now, as you’ve got some things to work out of which even you aren’t yet aware. Mobilize your energy for pure creative ends, face matters that need facing, and by your next birthday you will have moved to a significantly better life position than you occupy now. Happy Birthday, Virgo, and good luck! If you are a Libra, please see the post for the 23rd.

Featured Solar Return aspect: Juno trine Vesta in Water. Empowerment comes through respecting our own and others’ values, and in efforts to make home and mate feel loved and secure. This isn’t the most direct route to feeling personally empowered, but it is the one with the biggest pay off.

Born Today 21 September

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Gaston La Touche Le Ballet c1910 {{PD}}

Gaston La Touche Le Ballet c1910 {{PD}}

You find a perfect emotional balance this coming Solar year, dear Virgo, through to your next birthday, but you’re in danger of making this a static situation–you may fall in love with the stability and predictability of it and forget that the ups and downs are what give the feelings texture and distinguish one day from another. To prevent this, vow to expand your personal bubble; be willing to act spontaneously, to try what’s new, if it appeals, and to rebel once in a while. Showing your originality on the social scene qualifies, as well. Shake it up (even if you must schedule this on a regular basis!) and you won’t go far wrong. Key to your year: Love and Money work in tandem to create your reality, and so your future. Happy Birthday, Virgo, and good luck!

Born Today 20 September

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Edward Simmons, The Reflection {{PD}}

Edward Simmons, The Reflection {{PD}}

You’re winding down one major cycle, dear Virgo, and laying the foundation for a whole new one–so what must you do? Put yourself first, at this point–think about the way you present yourself and whether your current style makes the impression you hope for. Make a serious assessment of your career path, your prospects, and where you’d ultimately like to end up; can you get there from here? That’s a question you should answer. You’ll make your best moves this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, by following instinct–just don’t confuse it with wishful thinking–and by letting those in authority or in positions that can support your ambitions see your most unique and original talents and attributes. This latter may be the way you can begin to build for the next cycle–have a Happy Birthday, Virgo, and good luck!

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Your Weekend ECLIPSE Sampler 20-21 September 2014

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Charles Demuth 'The Circus' (1917) {{PD}}

Charles Demuth ‘The Circus’ (1917) {{PD}}

For 20 September: empowerment at this particular time comes from facing it all (even what we’d rather not), standing up for ourselves and our right to be respected, and involves a willingness to at least question those things we typically consider sacred—they might need a fresh, objective look—and any ways in which we’ve been bending over backward to maintain harmony with the mate or on the home front may also need to be examined. We may have bent too much, thought of ourselves too little—and if we don’t see our needs now, rebellion against those we see as holding power or authority over us may rear its head. What we don’t want to do is fall into patterns of ego or temper from the past—these will get us nowhere in a hurry. Dark of the Moon begins late PM Pacific time. (Perfecting today: Black Moon Lilith parallel Juno and square Vesta, Uranus quincunx Ceres, Mars sesquiquadrate the South Node)

For the 21st: 5 AM PDT the Leo Moon quincunxes Earth. Our surroundings may challenge us emotionally or give us pause. Void begins at 5:48 AM PDT; the Moon enters Virgo at 8:54 AM PDT. 7 PM PDT the Moon creates a T-square by opposing Neptune with both squaring Mars. We may choose or act in spite of a lack of inspiration or imagination–that may leave us very sorry with the results.

Today’s image is a nurse preparing a shot for a small child. Are you anticipating something not-so-pleasant that is meant to be ‘good for you’? Sometimes we make ourselves do things purely out of a kind of superstitious, ritualistic belief that it will protect us; consider the true efficacy of those preventive measures, before subjecting yourself to them.

And on the Sabian for the Lunar Eclipse of 8 October: ‘Nature Spirits Are Seen At Work In The Light Of Sunset’. This reinforces the culmination factor of the eclipse (the sunset) and reassures us that, even if this is an ending for you with no clear-cut new persona yet showing itself, nature is preparing the elements necessary–all you need to do is wait. The conjunction of Uranus to this point emphasizes the spontaneous nature of what will occur, as well as its uniqueness to the needs and personality of each individual

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Born Today 19 September

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Tapestry of Bayeux (Normandy) with Halley's comet. Text reads ISTI MIRANT STELLA: "These (people) are looking in wonder at the star." c1077 {{PD}}

Tapestry of Bayeux (Normandy) with Halley’s comet. Text reads ISTI MIRANT STELLA: “These (people) are looking in wonder at the star.” c1077 {{PD}}

You’re like a singular comet blazing through the sky, dear Virgo–just be careful that you don’t get so carried away building momentum that you forget your very real need this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, for acclaim, attention, and opportunities to display your (probably legendary) generosity. You might think that your forward trajectory will be satisfying enough, but the reality is (as someone once purred) “it’s lonely out in spaaaace”, and you’ll feel that need for the regard and warmth of others acutely at this time. Too, you may begin to feel that your ambitions and goals are not quite as wise as you once thought them to be–and this may send you on a quest to find something a little more solid upon which to build your future. That would be smart; use your ideals surrounding home, mate, and those things you honor as a guide. Happy Birthday, Virgo, and good luck!

Born Today 18 September

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Meyer Albert 'Olympic Games, 1896; preparation for the 100-meter race' 1896 {{PD}}

Meyer Albert ‘Olympic Games, 1896; preparation for the 100-meter race’ 1896 {{PD}}

Dear Virgo, you may feel like you’re way ahead of everyone else this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday–and you are, the only problem being that running at the front of the pack can be a lonely place–not to mention, others are looking to follow your lead, adding pressure and a more-than-usual awareness of the kind of presentation you are making to others. What’s a Solar Virgo to do? First, know that sooner rather than later a period of intense sensitivity you’ve been going through will end–you’ll feel closure, and at that point you will be free to focus on yourself. Too, you have exceptional natural power and authority at your disposal this year, along with an outstanding ability to negotiate the depths, especially those secret, psychic ones where passions reside; don’t neglect to use this ability carefully (by respecting boundaries) but still employing it to your advantage. And third, you need to think about and plan for the next career or status step–but don’t go for it just yet. Instead, have a Happy Birthday, Virgo, and good luck!

Born Today 17 September

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Sir Peter Paul Rubens - 'Peace Embracing Plenty' (apparently as seen from the floor!) c1633 {{PD}}

Sir Peter Paul Rubens – ‘Peace Embracing Plenty’ (apparently as seen from the floor!) c1633 {{PD}}

You may be running on instinct, and acting and reacting from your personal ‘blind spot’ this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, dear Virgo. What’s clear is that material hidden from the psyche will feature prominently in events, and will influence your choices and efforts–and how can one possibly prepare for that? One can’t reasonably prepare for that at all, but you’re in luck: your Solar Return Cancer Moon suggests a great capacity for sensitivity, empathy, and caring; if you’ll commit to feeling and trusting those feelings, you might navigate things very successfully. Don’t be tempted to go ‘dark’ or to reduce things solely to the material level, and embrace elements of ‘luck’ and general good fortune, especially in creating fortuitous relationships and in making good financial moves–because luck and good fortune are waiting to embrace you. Happy Birthday, Virgo, and good luck!

A Little Lunar Essence 17 September 2014: The Need to Feel Secure

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Peter Henry Emerson - The Poacher - A Hare in View c1886 {{PD}}

Peter Henry Emerson – The Poacher – A Hare in View c1886 {{PD}}

Noon Pacific time the Cancer Moon creates a Grand Trine with Chiron and Ceres. Emotions and sensitivity (especially that keyed to hurt) run high; issues of authority or territory may drive tension and force emotional displays. The key to balancing it all may be 1) we must really care, and 2) we must feel secure enough in our own power that we don’t feel threatened by others’ needs. If dealing with someone who seems unreasonable, try to offer them reassurance concerning their own security and safety–that’s really what they’re worried about. 2 PM PDT the Moon creates a T-square with the Uranus opposition to Pallas-Zeus. This is Cardinal and so active; tension is likely over each individual’s fear that they either will not reach a goal or ambition, or that they are doing something stupid. Try to keep perspective and realize that getting overwrought doesn’t help resolve anything. 10 PM PDT the Moon squares the Nodal axis and Mercury (conjunct NN) and trines Saturn. Reality is what it is, but we may insist that it’s taking us in a direction it isn’t, and point to our own thoughts and perceptions as proof. Find someone clear-sighted to bounce your thoughts off of. Midnight the Moon conjuncts Juno and trines Vesta (it’s also still squaring Merc). We may be feeling very empowered at this point, swinging-through-the-trees energetic and capable, especially when it comes to surety about our home, what we honor, and our mate. Your perception isn’t wrong, but it may be a bit distorted by our sheer abundance of energy, so proceed with care.

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Born Today 16 September

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'The Duet' Charles Van Beveren 1849 {{PD}}

‘The Duet’ Charles Van Beveren 1849 {{PD}}

Emotional matters may take up the first portion of your Solar year, through to your next birthday, dear Virgo; specifically, you may spend a lot of time sorting through feelings and, using feelings to sort through, a variety of issues. Thinking about your feelings may become an early keynote, followed by lots of attention to relationships and/ or finances, which loom large and demand your energy–which is only right, as finding and centering identity on the personal authority you carry will be not just the centerpiece to going forward successfully, but also the way to get right with relationships and finances! So, your Solar year becomes about getting to know who you are now and what you feel. Expect empowerment trouble only if you are unwilling to set aside illusion and be fully engaged in reality. Watch throughout the year as transiting Saturn contacts various points and bodies; these natal energies will be the gateway to knowing at any time the state of ‘what is’, and will offer clues in how to deal with it. Happy Birthday, Virgo, and good luck!

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