The AstroEssence: Today we all glimpse (or are immersed in, or struck by) the beauty of the Path we’ve chosen; we see the particular grace our life direction offers us, the way relationships have shown us exactly what we needed to learn and experience, and we also see the cost of our choices. It’s a day of revelation, one that prompts actions that transform our world–and these expressions of power both repudiate something we refuse to follow or accept that is required by society at large (this something is likely related to matters of the House Jupiter is currently transiting in the natal chart), and show what we care about, what we love, and this is done at least in part by our rejection of the unreal, the deceptive, or the delusional. Self-acceptance of our own unique viewpoint allows a healing of sorts, and makes our choices and actions especially effective (Jup contra-parallel Juno, Mars nov Pluto, Venus conjoined the NN and contra-parallel Neptune, Merc parallel Ceres and semi-sq Juno, Sun semi-sq Vesta)
Today’s word image is a sandcastle. This is a good symbolic approximation of life itself: we build with the tiniest bits of material, time, and experience, our creations simple or elaborate, many-chambered or uncomplicated, we put in a little effort or a lot, and the elements wear down our creation, in an instant or slowly, over time. What does your sandcastle look like, and what does it say about your choices, and your life?
For those born with the Sun at 23 Leo: if you don’t adjust your behaviors and/ or use your talents, you will find yourself wounded at some point during the year between now and your next birthday. I can’t really pinpoint what will occur, only that you’re on a course that implies your own inflexibility will cause your grief–but, if you can follow your best impulses toward originality, and can find a place within, leadership role of, or willingly cooperate with ‘the group’, you can pull from yourself something truly rewarding and perfectly unique–your own highly meaningful contribution to the world. Good luck, Leo, and Happy Birthday!