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'Musicienne du silence' Arthur Hacker c1900 {{PD}}

‘Musicienne du silence’ Arthur Hacker c1900 {{PD}}

The AstroEssence: The ladies have it, if by ‘it’ you mean an ability to cooperate, share power, and combine complementary talents and status in order to go much farther together than any individual could alone–and by ‘ladies’, we really mean the part within all of us that is receptive, and so open to cooperation, a sharing of power, and a willingness to exercise abilities and prerogatives to aid others as much as themselves. There is also an almost magical ability to access the instincts and that primal ‘knowing’ we carry within by staying clear on, and true to, our highest values, when acting or interacting. We profit, in one form or another, by empowering ourselves and others–and that empowerment comes through a partnership mentality that is tuned to the instincts and the values–miss any component, and results are likely to be unproductive, if not outright divisive (Vesta nov Sedna, Venus sxt Juno)

Today’s word image is a violin. It’s here I note that an individual response to an image overrides any definition I might offer. My thoughts: violins are ‘prodigy’ instruments, often taken up before the individual can actually make a choice, requiring discipline, dedication, and control of an extraordinary degree, and their sound is like liquid emotion, often used to heighten feeling in a movie or during a musical experience. Personally, it reminds me of how I didn’t get one of my daughters the lessons she requested (at about nine years old) and I’ve been sorry about not giving her that opportunity ever since–so for me, this is a symbol of regret.

Fotothek_df_tg_0008204_Theosophie_^_AlchemieFor those born today: 17 Leo, described in yesterday’s post, lasts until after 10 PM of the 9th, Pacific time; in order to once again ‘line up’ day and degree the best way possible, you read yesterday’s post if your Sun is at 17–or you wait for tomorrow’s, if your Sun is 18 Leo. In any case, Happy Birthday, Leo!