The AstroEssence: We may have the urge to rebel against what the group wants, and we’d be right to do so–what they push is unhealthy, at best, and certainly doesn’t support our personal best interests–but we need to tune in to our own highest values, ambitions, and deepest desires, in order to choose, act, and think ‘correctly’ (that is, in a way that supports our strongest feelings and commitments). So the answer isn’t just unthinking rejection of what’s presented; rather we should aim for those things that support us in the most holistic and positive of ways–and when we see what we know is the smart alternative, or the honorable one, we must have the courage to embrace it (Uranus opp Hygeia, Mars sxt Pallas, Venus parallel SN and Zeus, and sq Vesta, Merc sxt Vesta, Sun qnx Pallas)
Today’s word image is an ostrich egg. We might need to identify what has ‘big potential’, and keep the elements of that thing or idea ‘warm’ until it can hatch. That suggests we must both perceive the matter accurately, and be willing to take the needed measures, with an eye to success not now but down the road. Delayed gratification is, for some, the hardest thing to face.
For those born with the Sun at 22 Virgo: you’ve chosen your move, your direction, Virgo, and now you must ask yourself, ‘Is this the smart thing to do, or am I just running/ rebelling from something else?’ If you find yourself thinking of those you will smite, frustrate, or otherwise snub by taking this step, you know you’re on a track being driven by showing others rather than fulfilling yourself. It’s not too late; simply step back and reassess. You know what’s smart for you, and shortly you’ll experience a period of emotional fulfillment that has its roots in the wise choice–and you don’t want to miss that, do you? Good luck, Virgo, and Happy Birthday!