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Venusian "arachnoid" Trotula Corona NASA. Cropped and converted from GIF to PNG by Jeff Q {{PD}}

Venusian “arachnoid” Trotula Corona
NASA. Cropped and converted from GIF to PNG by Jeff Q {{PD}}

The 28th Venus is highlighted, as she squares Pallas, conjoins Vesta, and contra-parallels Pluto. Massive, possibly permanent but certainly serious change begins, or we see precursors appear, or change is possibly just threatened; but in any case, affected relationships and/ or sources of income will never be the same–or at least, we won’t think about them in the same way (Venus in Gemini). We may do some ultra-somber contemplating of what’s truly important to us, and to what and whom we’d like to dedicate our life energies–and the only problem is, we may not honor what’s practical or wise in the process, and so miss an important component of the equation. Luckily, we do have an avenue to wisdom-access: we go through Nature, or through those areas where we hold authority in our own lives–it’s this connection to unseen but felt power that will guide us well.

'Kiwi fruits' André Karwath aka Aka Own work CC BY-SA 2.5

‘Kiwi fruits’ André Karwath aka Aka Own work CC BY-SA 2.5

Today’s word image is an uncut kiwi fruit. Who would think to eat this, with its strange skin like some hirsute link between beast and plant? Look for something in your life that on the surface you might pass by as unappealing–give it a second look, and open up its possibilities, to experience something new, unusual, and startlingly beautiful in pattern and brightness.

May 29th we may lack the sense of irony necessary to see how truly odd it is that we are seeking empowerment through the very things that anger us, or that we resolutely ignore or deny connection to or interest in. Healing, which includes catching on to the inappropriate form or means of empowerment we’re seeking, involves bucking Nature or turning away from the advice of authorities or those in charge–which, especially if we are types who are sensitive to ‘the Other’, may not be so easy to do (Juno conjoined Black Moon Lilith, Chiron contra-parallel Ceres)

Anne Vallayer-Coster - 'A still life of mackerel, glassware, a loaf of bread and lemons on a table with a white cloth' 1787 {{PD}}

Anne Vallayer-Coster – ‘A still life of mackerel, glassware, a loaf of bread and lemons on a table with a white cloth’ 1787 {{PD}}

Today’s word image is a pristine white cloth, beautifully rendered in an old painting. The care with which detail is conveyed in some Art is amazing, sometimes to the point where it overpowers the message or subject of the picture. What detail is drawing undue attention, and so taking your mind and heart off the real issue?

On the 30th issues of what’s smart or practical may challenge our priorities, and certainly, our thoughts on how to achieve need tailoring, specifically in terms of how we can both meet our goals and retain power over them. There is a basic push-pull dynamic underlying almost everything today that could lend a sense of disorientation; we may see everything in ‘either/ or’ terms, or male/ female, or active/ passive, Will vs. reward, or beauty vs. action–but what we need to remember is that the world doesn’t actually break down into such a neat dichotomy, with each ‘side’ sharing many commonalities with its apparent opponent. Find those mutual points, and you’ll have your way to smooth out difficulties and honor both what you are devoted to, and what is truly wise (Vesta sq Pallas, Venus contra-parallel Mars, Merc qnx Zeus and trine Pluto)

Today’s word image is a child’s ride-in fire engine with the pedals completely rusted out. What thing used to bring you carefree delight, that allowed you to exercise your imagination, that maybe even offered a sense of psychic ‘rescue’, that just doesn’t ‘work’ anymore? Joy is easily lost when we start to take ourselves and our goals too seriously–take time out to do something others might consider childish, but that you know will reconnect you to a sense of play.

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