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Harem Women 'Feeding Pigeons in a Courtyard' Jean-Léon Gérôme {{PD}}

‘Harem Women Feeding Pigeons in a Courtyard’ Jean-Léon Gérôme {{PD}}

The AstroEssence: This can be a crazy good day, facilitating creativity, bringing gains in power and influence, and excellent for communication, signaled by a pile-up of fortuitous indicators–as long as we honor our highest values, our commitments and causes, and our partners and mates. Simple enough, right? Except that our inclination may be to skip, ignore, or compromise on our standards, believing that’s what’s needed to get to the good stuff; it’s not only not necessary, what we get if we stick to our values is way better than what we get if we sully or deny them (Pluto semi-sq Juno, Mars nov Neptune, Venus trine Ceres, Mercury nov Jupiter, parallel Hygeia, and contra-parallel Vesta, Sun sxt Pluto)

Today’s word image is a dove in the rain, hiding her head under her wing. Sometimes the peaceful way requires retreat, with inclement conditions urging us to ‘sit it out’, allowing others their way or command of the situation; other times we actively retreat, using the tactics of passive resistance in order to maintain personal peace in a formidable situation where we might otherwise actively aggress. Be sure you know the difference between the two, and if you choose retreat, consciously choose which one.

By Michelet B - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1061296

By Michelet B – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1061296

For those born with the Sun at 15 Scorpio: Emotional conflict over real-world changes you want to make this year, between now and your next birthday, are likely the centerpiece of this period. On the one hand, you actually know what you’re doing, and should have confidence in those changes you seek to make; on the other hand, you’re not as clear on the actual wisdom of what you want to do, and may have neglected truly thinking through the emotional impact to yourself and important others. Of course, now that’s it’s brought to your attention, you can examine your choices much more effectively, before going forward. Good luck, Scorpio, and Happy Birthday!

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