The AstroEssence: With all our attention on the ideals, the creative, and the spiritual, we may miss the way our perceptions around these subjects are unclear–and yet we allow these fuzzy, illusory, or deceptive ideas and images to run our actions and dictate our choices. We are running partly on instinct, partly on ambition, and we somehow find serendipitous material circumstances to support our current direction. The issue comes later, when we examine in the cold, unobstructed light what we created in today’s present. We’re likely then to find 1) that though we did what we did out of mistaken understanding, or following an outright deception, it worked out okay because this was something in line with our instincts, anyway, 2) that one way or another we gained power by pursuing what we wanted, 3) that we may have unintentionally sacrificed our standards to preserve a relationship or financial source, and 4) that sticking to the facts is the wise course–and that latter suggests our best guideline for today is to judge, choose, and decide strictly according to what the facts support (NN parallel Sedna, Juno nov Zeus, Jupiter parallel Pallas, Mars semi-sq Neptune and nov Saturn, Venus sesq Vesta, Sun trine Neptune)
Today’s word image is a beautiful but tarnished old vessel that, according to a child who shows it to you, may or may not contain a djinn. The image suggests something potentially magical within your reach, something it may take a childlike or innocent attitude to discover or make the best of.
For those born with the Sun at 9 Scorpio: Your creative inspirations, ideals, or spiritual revelations dominate the year, through to your next birthday, but it’s up to you to use them in the highest form possible. Methods for making the most of these surging talents/ influences is found in the past, your own or in practices, disciplines, or modes devised by others and handed down through artistic tradition, in forms of service, or in spiritual practice and forms of worship. If you apply yourself to realizing your ideas, you are likely to reach your next birthday in some serious way transformed. Good luck, and Happy Birthday!