The AstroEssence: we have confidence today; for most this results in the kind of abandon that facilitates a willingness to act, that tunes in to highest values, skills, and priorities, and applies some power thinking and planning to make goals happen, but for a few revenge, past hurt (especially in relationships or over finances), and competitive concerns over status and privilege drive a destructive attempt to grab all the power and authority for themselves. This, as you can guess, is not the way to behave. ‘Earth’ yourself, whether by actually putting your bare feet on the ground or by getting your hands ‘dirty’ with something fundamental literally, as in gardening or sculpture, or figuratively, by doing something like handling money or buying property–in any case, put those plans to work in a way that illustrates for you the way you can have a solid impact on your world. If you need to persuade, today’s the day, but don’t be surprised if the result is a (probably slightly negative) shift in finances or relationships (Chiron trine Vesta, Mercury trine Pluto and semi-sq Venus, Earth parallel Ceres and sesq Juno)
Venus enters Scorpio and unless you’re down with a little mystery, a little sexuality, a little Truth-telling, a little secret-keeping, then you may be a tad uncomfortable as the planet of Love and Money enters the realm of the hidden, the unknown, the devastating, the dark, an area populated by agents of change and transformation, these two latter often driven by emotion (Water sign).
Today’s word image is a crowbar. The main use of a crowbar is to pry something open. Are you trying to force something, a revelation from someone else, your own inclusion in something, access to something you want? On occasion we may inadvertently push forward with something, not quite comprehending its (and our) true state; we may need to consider that if sheer force is the only thing that gets us what we want, we may not have a right to it at all.
For those born with the Sun at 1 Libra: you may be undergoing a subtle assessment in the asset or relationship department, in preparation for expansion, getting ‘more’, or in expectation of leaving for distant horizons. You may feel secure in these areas, as if you can count on things to stay the same while you seek to express your freedom–think again. You can’t ask for all the license you’re claiming and still expect others to stay static, waiting for your decision as to whether they’ll be part of your life or not. Be optimistic and take opportunities, even as you think carefully about what you might lose, if you go chasing the dream. Good luck, Libra, and Happy Birthday!