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Charles Frederick Ulrich - 'Typesetter at Enschede Haarlem' 1883 {{PD}}

Charles Frederick Ulrich – ‘Typesetter at Enschede Haarlem’ 1883 {{PD}}

The AstroEssence: We don’t want to see displays of power or force–they’re hurtful, wounding, damaging, and contrary to our ideals–but we can’t quite accept all we need to in order to create our ‘smartest’ (that is, best for our growth and happiness) environment; the result is that we are going after our ambitions and desires, whether they are really good for us (and whether they involve their own displays of power, force, or even bullying) or not (and part of why we persist in our pursuit is that we have a ‘knack’, or perhaps we just see an opening, right now). The dissonance could be very subtle, but it’s there, hidden behind statements of need or ‘we must!’ Proceed with consciousness (Pallas qnx Hygeia, Chiron parallel Ceres, Mars nov Zeus, Venus semi-sq Vesta, Sun the arm of a T-sq with Ceres and Juno)

By Vincent van Gogh - Photograph: Wikipedia Loves Art participant "shooting_brooklyn. Uploaded from the [http://www.flickr.com/groups/wikipedia_loves_art/pool/ Wikipedia Loves Art photo pool on Flickr, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8947766

By Vincent van Gogh – Photograph: Wikipedia Loves Art participant “shooting_brooklyn. Uploaded from the [http://www.flickr.com/groups/wikipedia_loves_art/pool/ Wikipedia Loves Art photo pool on Flickr, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8947766

Today’s word image is a book cipher. How clear is your communication? Do you ‘encrypt’ things out of an unwillingness to embrace your own desires, hoping to get others to take the initiative, or is it a matter of fear at being ‘seen’? Do you obscure your meaning hoping others will misread it (and then, when you point back and say, “But you misunderstood,” do you feel powerful?) Do you try to sound more sophisticated than you are, or perhaps smarter (though the only one judging you as less sophisticated or smart is yourself!)? Are you using words to hide your message, or to reveal it? Even if you want to obscure your message, for any reason (and there are many legitimate reasons you might want to), are you clear about what and why you’re communicating that way? That’s important to know.

For those born with the Sun at 01 Leo: the emotional ‘power situation’ is front and center this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, and the challenges it brings won’t be easy. You are trying to determine or attain your ‘correct’ or desired status, and exercising your prerogatives is paramount; there is a certain deep need to make your mark, to face and find your own place among authorities, and you’d like to work out something with Mother Nature–whether that’s your actual role vis a vis Gaia herself, or a sorting out of a health crisis or ‘mothering’ issue, it’s all meant to clear up identity and authority issues, and give you your proper place. Good luck, Leo, and Happy Birthday!

Enjoy your Saturday!

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