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By HaguardDuNord - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26224080

By HaguardDuNord – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26224080

The AstroEssence: We put up walls against what amounts to the Truth; it will come at us in a great many forms that we don’t immediately recognize as vehicles for enlightenment. We resist for the simple fact that we have likely stumbled upon a door within those Self-fashioned walls that is a little bit of genius, but we hesitate to go through it; we are somehow fixed on not being our most original Self–and that’s not to mention the aversion to recognizing our own authority and power to affect things. This negative Self-view stems from the feeling lately that reality is harsh; if you can’t face making the most of that bit of genius, that tremendously productive and profitable idea, or that beckoning relationship, then tuck it away for later, when you don’t feel like you’ve just been sucker-punched by the world (Saturn sesq Ceres, Mercury nov Venus, contra-parallel Uranus and Sedna, also opposed Uranus, Sun opp Ceres)

See? They need their horns. By Flickr user James Temple - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamestemple/312326185/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1667679

See? They need their horns. By Flickr user James Temple – http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamestemple/312326185/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1667679

Today’s word image is a rhinoceros that’s missing his horn. This is an item of helpful Self-defense when meeting others of the same kind, or even would-be predators. We know that in some cultures the horn is powdered and prized as medicine, but is there ever any excuse for such a blatantly cruel act? I think not. Watch your surroundings for someone who seems formidable, but who may have had their best defense ripped away from them, and so may need your understanding more than your challenge or your criticism.

For those born with the Sun at 27 Libra: ‘Fate’ is speaking to you via the career, this year through to your next birthday. How will you respond? The temptation may be to go straight for the power, but you may do much better to take your time and negotiate–doing so will bring you much more than you would’ve been able to simply command as your own. Good luck, Libra, and Happy Birthday!

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