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Georges-Pierre Seurat - 'The Channel at Gravelines, Evening' 1889 {{PD}}

Georges-Pierre Seurat – ‘The Channel at Gravelines, Evening’ 1889 {{PD}}

The AstroEssence: The group may thwart exercise of our options in an area within which we are clearly empowered–or is it our own erraticness, unreliability, or rebelliousness that is blowing our chance to make a difference or to see our wishes carried out? Some things to keep in mind: we don’t prove our uniqueness or power by wounding others or by behaving as if there are no rules or standards; we do best to keep our opinions to ourselves (though beware those who try to suppress our thoughts or communications); and, in what may be obvious (but I wouldn’t bet on it), we accomplish nothing when we ignore our own priorities. It’s a day for laying out concrete plans, and for taking steps to heal; these activities can anchor us and offer a sense of peace (Uranus sesq Juno, Mars contra-parallel Vesta and nov Chiron, Mercury conj Saturn)

berliner_recordToday’s word image is a record, a vinyl pressing, an everything-old-is-new-again long-playing phonograph disc. Is this item fashionably retro to you, or actually nostalgic, bringing back memories? Or does it make you wonder why people want to deal with them, when they could get their music in more modern ways? One of the biggest arguments against vinyl is its vulnerability–to scratches, breaks, chips, and warping, all of which ruin the sound–and yet an audiophile may prefer this mode of music storage above any other. If you were a record, what shape would you be in? And are you still ‘playable’–that is, are others still able to hear your song?

For those born with the Sun at 2 Sagittarius: The emotional journey you take this year may be raw in relationships, with feelings being ‘fresh’, just realized, or just revealed, but don’t worry–these end up finding a harmonious way to express, and as a consequence, you gain a whole new slate of allies and friends. You may find, too, that you’re done sorting out the power picture, and finished with change and reform, and now set your sites on being as personally effective in your duties, actions, and expressions as possible–and concentrating your efforts in these areas means you are likely to gain in status, and/ or to find your best possible partners for business or life. Good luck, Sagittarius, and Happy Birthday!