The AstroEssence: we’re heading toward the Lunar eclipse (it may for some feel like we’re barrelling toward it!) concerned about recovery, about ambition, power, and talent expression, and the focus is where and in what ways we’re finding it difficult to act, choose, or go forward. A few suggestions: don’t trust the mind to understand everything–right now it dwells too much in hurt from the past to be an adequate guide and assessor in the present; we do have a keen ability to assess the worth of our ambitions and goals, and we can also see what relationships are necessary (and so to be valued) to facilitate getting where we want to go; and we can take action much more successfully if we pull back on the throttle–a balanced, moderate approach can ease us through in ways that a full court press fails at. A few should expect significant earnings or reward from pursuing goals, and others are likely to find the assets they need to make meeting aims a reality (Venus conj Zeus, Mercury parallel Chiron, and sesq and parallel Ceres, Sun-Earth axis sq Mars)
Today’s word image is a lawn flamingo. You may see these plastic decorations as an abomination, delightful, an item of nostalgia, kitsch, or mandatory if you live in Florida; consider exactly why you see it as you do. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure–and it’s also true that we have different relationships to ‘stuff’ at different points in our lives: a young person decorating their first house with zero dollars is in another position entirely from an older person who wants to downsize. Do you love clutter, seeing it as a distinctive collection of surprises and rewards, or a dust-gathering indication of a pack rat? There’s no right answer here; this is meant to get you thinking about stuff, and your relation to it.
For those born with the Sun at 21 Virgo: choices and what action to take may draw your conscious attention this year, so that things may go on and changes occur without you really noticing. The real emphasis will be on sudden challenges, accidents, ground-breaking events, original efforts, and surprising developments, and your processing of these, using your wisdom to respond in the best way you can, and all this combines to create a kind of ‘New You’, and to adjust, shift, and re-set the stage upon which you strut. This year ambitions pay off, and relationships ‘reach out’ tentacle-like, to connect you with goals. Good luck, Virgo, and Happy Birthday!