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Allegorical statue of the parlamentarian executive power at the Pallas Athene fountain in front of the Austrian parliament building in Vienna. Photo By Manfred Werner - Tsui (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo By Manfred Werner – Tsui (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

The AstroEssence for the 27th, plus the Mars in Capricorn outlook: The martial is both on the ground and in the air, figuratively speaking. We see the god of war, egos, getting ‘it’ done, and pushy Self-interest vacate the volatile mutability of Sagittarius for the down-to-earth, Cardinal acting-out of Capricorn. This is typically one of those shifts that people actually notice; we feel the license we enjoyed with Martian energies and the focus on forward-thinking actions and finding out slip away as Mars moves into Capricorn. The sign of the goat/ sea goat imbues the Warrior with a sort of built-in brake, and not one that’s entirely under our conscious control. We may subtly place barriers in our own way, pull back on projects we were just a moment ago charging forward with, assets may be suddenly harder to get (Earth qnx Venus), and overall we may feel as if something, somewhere is acting as a drag on our forward momentum. Is that really the case?

No. We’re simply being tasked with learning to shape, contain, and aim our efforts–not unreasonable at all. We may also find that what we are building requires a hands on approach, or we may insist on building something where before we were content to only talk about progress. Thoughts and communications offer the empowered option, if we’ll only listen to feedback (Libran Merc sextile Juno). There will be a few who’ll believe that their choices and actions are unimpeachable, who will project the whole Cappy restraint kit-‘n kaboodle onto others, making them responsible for the individual’s lack of personal progress–but they will be forced to see the light, when (by Oct 19th) Mars conjoins Pluto and we know what change and destruction our choices have wrought.

The more practically-oriented, sensitive, and wise Warrior, Pallas, is not having an easy time, either, adding to that paranoia of ‘someone’s out to stop me’. It seems that even regarding those matters of wisdom and practicality, or trying to call on skills, is a hostile act. Pallas sits in Aquarius and receives a sesquiquadrate from the Sun; this tells us that if we are truly willing to look at what’s not practical, at what’s not wise (for this info isn’t hidden, we just have to want to see it), we will navigate things easily on the power of the intellect and our own breadth of understanding. And that’s really good, if, once again, we can get out of our own way.

Looking for a little something on US politics, and the upcoming debate (the 26th) in particular? Try this–

'Spoon' by British Sculptor Anne Schwegmann-Fielding 2009 Photo by Ipingalex - CC BY-SA 4.0

‘Spoon’ by British Sculptor Anne Schwegmann-Fielding 2009 Photo by Ipingalex – CC BY-SA 4.0

Today’s word image is a spoon. It’s a utensil, something helpful, and when we need one there’s just no substitute. They can be carved from the humblest piece of wood, forged in silver, big enough to be considered a paddle, small enough for a baby’s mouth, or to deliver white powder to a nostril. When you hear the word, what spoon do you immediately imagine? Consider a few of our associations with the word: ‘spoon-fed’, ‘born with a silver spoon in his mouth’, or spooning someone as you lie together. What does your immediate association imply? That’s something, whether it’s privilege, indulgence, sating hunger, or one of a thousand other possibilities, that you need to examine, as it may be feeding assumptions that are having too big an effect in your world.

For those born with the Sun at 5 Libra: you are just slightly out-of-sync with Love and Money right now–it’s like you’re oh-so-close to alignment (and so real abundance), but before it all starts to work, you need to be willing to modify the approach, ever so slightly. Though your Libra Sun is prone to wanting things pretty, fair, and harmonious, you’ll need to get a little dirty, look in the corners, and be willing to call things as they are (not in an over-the-top, Trumpian, not-really true-way, but in one that acknowledges flaws and less flattering components so they can be addressed–that’s the only means of balancing the Love or Money picture, which will then allow it to flow right in. Good luck, Libra, and Happy Birthday!

Scroll to the previous post for the outlook for Monday the 26th-