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I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.”
Beryl Markham, West with the Night

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - 'The Departure of the Boatman' c1870 {{PD}}

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot – ‘The Departure of the Boatman’ c1870 {{PD}}

The AstroEssence: Somehow today we’re still unsure about the past (maybe continuing to idealize it or accepting a fantasy as a previous reality), but we’re also in conflict with what we see coming for tomorrow. We may even be insisting that our past vision is accurate, and it’s likely this that’s framing what’s coming in such unattractive terms. Perhaps the idea of ‘leave-taking’ or letting go should be applied, which directs us toward the present position of Pluto-Charon in your chart to offer clues, via contacts, and House transited, for where the letting go needs to occur (for those not familiar, Charon is the boatman who ferries Souls to the Afterlife, and to my mind may represent that part of Pluto that destroys because it’s time to let go, there’s no more ‘life’ to it, anymore).

Today, thoughts don’t know where to go, with illusions attached to both past and future–so that leaves now. Focus attention on what’s healthy and productive, in all senses–then it only becomes a question of where on the ‘healthy’ scale that group activity, radical approach, original effort, or unique mindset falls. Special note: it would be an illusion to think you were somehow more ‘spiritual’ in the past than you are now–remember, it’s all spiritual (Uranus qnx Hygeia, Mercury sq the Nodal axis and Neptune, which is conjoined the SN)

"Monumento al Voyeur", de Enrique Saavedra Chicheri www.theartwolf.com/news/saavedra_voyeur_es.htm Photo by amaianos from Galicia  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

“Monumento al Voyeur”, de Enrique Saavedra Chicheri http://www.theartwolf.com/news/saavedra_voyeur_es.htm Photo by amaianos from Galicia Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

Today’s word image is someone looking through the wrong end of a telescope. Something intended to literally make us ‘far-sighted’ is being improperly utilized, rendering us unable to see any distance at all. Applying our own emotional and intellectual filters to the facts of any situation has the same effect: making us ‘short-sighted’. Consider that everything you need to guide you and frame your forward-looking vision is available, but won’t be usable until you look at it without personal filters, through a realistic and right-intentioned (that is, non-biased) lens.

For those born with the Sun at 26 Scorpio: You’re moving toward emotional solidarity with yourself–that’s an admirable goal, and one that will make you a more secure and loving human being–but right now it may be what you’re not dealing with that’s holding you back. Though it may seem contrary to you, digging into topics ignored, denied, or that enrage will clear the air and allow you to attain a healthy mental and emotional balance upon which to build an even ‘better You’–and that’s a really desirable thing to do, as it makes attaining your goals much easier and brings forward more cooperation and less conflict. Good luck, Scorpio, and Happy Birthday!

For those born with the Sun at 27 Scorpio: You’ll enjoy outstanding emotional clarity this year, through to your next birthday–so what will you do with it? My suggestion: learn whatever you need to in order to prepare yourself to take on status as an empowered individual, maybe even as an authority, in the field where you’d like to achieve–it’s the right time, whether it looks like it or not. Good luck, Scorpio, and Happy Birthday!