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"Seljalandsfoss, Suðurland, Islandia, 2014-08-16, DD 201-203 HDR" by Diego Delso. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Seljalandsfoss,_Su%C3%B0urland,_Islandia,_2014-08-16,_DD_201-203_HDR.JPG#/media/File:Seljalandsfoss,_Su%C3%B0urland,_Islandia,_2014-08-16,_DD_201-203_HDR.JPG CC BY-SA 4.0

“Seljalandsfoss, Suðurland, Islandia, 2014-08-16, DD 201-203 HDR” by Diego Delso. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Seljalandsfoss,_Su%C3%B0urland,_Islandia,_2014-08-16,_DD_201-203_HDR.JPG CC BY-SA 4.0

We may be angry or want to take action, but what are we responding to (because this is a response, even if we think we’re being original): is it our delusions that have us so reactive, our ideals (either at their violation or the possibility of bringing them to reality), or are we misperceiving or being totally mislead? We may see the world divided into ‘hard and soft’, a dream or the harshest of realities, a beautiful fantasy or a dark dance of obliteration, drifting versus the sharp edges of our own particular hell. And we are especially prone to less productive reactions if our empowerment position or status is being threatened. What to do?

First, stick to reality as it is right now, to the facts, to what we consider knowledge; using these to guide our thoughts is the only way we can sort what’s true from fantasy and fiction (even normally trustworthy partners can’t be counted on, only because they may be as misinformed or mislead as we). Second, be aware that our attention is currently being drawn to darker and more destructive alternatives; change or decay may seem inevitable at this point, but knowing this is simply a perceptual window may allow us to gain some distance, and so some perspective. Power may also be in focus, and to those of us who struggle needlessly to prove our ‘independence’, or who jockey for supremacy within any interaction, this might be a particularly difficult period, if only because we’ll be sure power machinations are behind everything–an exhausting stance that diverts our energy to a crisis that likely doesn’t exist.

We can create the basis for change that embodies our dreams or ideals, if we avoid fear-based thinking and also tune in to reality–without both components operating, we may go seriously off-track–and then would have to devote far too much energy to recovery, if we do go astray. Think of power wrangling, fear, and anger as distractions, and you’ll be halfway to giving the prevailing influences a positive shape.

This is all in preparation for the chance on the 7th to bring one or more of our highest ideals into reality, to embody it, to manifest it, to act it out–but we have to be willing to give up the need for individual attention or ambition realization–this puts the success of the idea ahead of our personal sense of achievement–so only those truly Selfless causes gain ground. Too, we are aware that the wrong thing can cost us–and so may lose because we don’t move forward. Choices today form the contours for the future–keep that in mind as you go through your day, because you’ll make better choices by remembering that–and have a great couple of October days!

(Perfecting over these two days: Neptune opposed Mars, quincunx Juno, parallel Vesta; Mercury sextile Saturn and parallel NN, Chiron, and Juno; Uranus contra-parallel Zeus; Earth sesquiquadrate Venus)

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