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By Godromil - Own work, CC0, from the Venice Biennial 2009 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30000171

By Godromil – Own work, CC0, from the Venice Biennial 2009 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30000171

The AstroEssence: Today the past looms large, and our vision is filled with opportunities lost, what we should’ve known (whether that’s a reasonable assessment or not), and with remembrance of exaggerated episodes of both positive and negative experiences. Optimism about the future and our goals may be squelched by recall of past missteps. We indulge in so much thought about what was, we may forget that the point of memory is to make better decisions and choices now (Jupiter qnx and Mercury trine the South Node)

'Mt Fuji Behind a Spider Net' Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎) 19th century {{PD}}

‘Mt Fuji Behind a Spider Net’ Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎) 19th century {{PD}}

Today’s word image is a large spider web stretched above a busy highway. I saw this, and wondered, ‘What is that spider hoping to catch? A semi?’ The incongruity brings to mind when we lay out a plan, hoping to accomplish something, but fail to realize how inappropriate the ‘place’ (or venue, or method, or goal) we’ve chosen is. Or is it this: that an optimistic outlook serves us only so far, and that having a real chance at getting what we want requires a more practical, or perhaps more fully informed, plan?

For those born with the Sun at 8 Scorpio: Take care this coming year, Scorpio, as you may suffer a surprising amount of confusion between thoughts and feelings, often being unable to tell them apart. The reason may be that you are carrying some deep emotional perceptions that are trying to surface, and so inadvertently influence the thought processes. Doing some earnest excavation into the emotions will help, as will full-hearted acceptance of your creative urges, rather than the recent, socially-inspired inclination to tamp them down. Good luck, Scorpio, and Happy Birthday!

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