The AstroEssence: Not just words, of course, but all communications, the symbolic, the non-verbal, the emotional, and the ripples that undulate through the Collective, all carry an aggressive edge. This may be good, in the case of those who need to assert their rights, stand up for themselves, or must be spurred to act, but too often Willfulness and ‘I Want’ dress up as righteous Self-defense and come to the party–meaning that aggressive people use the atmosphere as a cover for continued attack. The way to tell whether you are actually asserting yourself or just being a selfish grabber? Oddly enough, if you find yourself thinking about aggressing, about speaking up, declaring, or demanding, mulling it over or planning it, then it’s not a good idea–it’s the mind justifying the ego, just an excuse for going after your goals with no concern for others. Luckily, today just happens to be one of those days when true instinct brings a good balance in assertion vs. receptivity–and if you’re not sure if that’s instinct whispering in your ear, then get out into Nature–she, more than anything else, will serve to re-connect you to your inborn ‘knowing’ and to re-align you with the greater rhythms of the Cosmos (Ceres enters Taurus, Chiron contra-parallel Pallas, Fist of God with Mars sq Mercury, both sesq Sedna)
Today’s word image is a glass eye. This is something that isn’t actually needed, it’s only used to make others more at ease when mixing with an individual who’s missing an eye. Do you have a ‘glass eye’ within the personality, something that serves no purpose other than to make it easier to get along with others, to be accepted by them? Have you tried recently to mingle without it? It may be time to put away one or more artificial aids to social interaction and just be ourselves.
For those born with the Sun at 21 Libra: Most of your year may be taken up with low-key, behind-the-scenes preparation, with a big reveal for the finished ‘product’ slated for the (fairly near) future. Do you know what project or effort I’m referring to? If you do, buckle down and get to work; if you don’t, it’s the eleventh hour, so don’t waste anymore time: take steps to make that long-contemplated work a reality. Good luck, Libra, and Happy Birthday!