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By George Morren - Scan: ALEIXO, Heloisa (et al). Acervo Museu Nacional de Belas Artes -São Paulo: Banco Santos, 2012 Public Domain https://commons.wikimedia.org

By George Morren – Scan: ALEIXO, Heloisa (et al). Acervo Museu Nacional de Belas Artes -São Paulo: Banco Santos, 2012 Public Domain https://commons.wikimedia.org

The AstroEssence: Venus enters Aquarius and feelings, especially surrounding relationships, get crossed with the intellect; emotional perceptions will lag behind real-world events, and that means we’ll realize we needed a witty retort, will get upset with what was communicated, or feel we must answer someone or something, well after the event that triggered the feeling. This may send a large number of us around grumbling under our breath, and result in choices and actions that have the aim of showing us our own power–whether that’s a productive goal or not. Because of the emotional experience, we may become enamored of flexing our muscles, just to show we can. It arises from a feeling of helplessness engendered by the frustration of those lagging emotional perceptions, but we should take care to look at the content of the frustration more than the feeling itself; we’re likely to find that we’re hanging our agitated emotions on a minor incident that doesn’t warrant such a response. Too, examining the actual exchange may reveal something we need to address that can remove the source of (probably unconscious) irritation, once and for all.

We should also talk about the squine (yes, ugly name, isn’t it? It comes from the way this contact of 105 degrees falls just between a square–90 degrees–and a trine–120) formed between Mercury and Uranus-Ceres (with Uranus-Ceres also contacting Chiron and Mars, the latter aspecting Mercury). Squines may tell us about difficult situations that bring luck or ease, or conversely, about something we think we can breeze through that brings no end of conflict. In this instance, we might see Uranus-Ceres in Aries as representative of the individual impulses toward both power and originality, with Mercury in Capricorn suggesting restrictive thoughts, communications, and ideas from the Self or others. In the most general terms this could suggest that something forbids, restrains, or requires discipline or a definite ‘shape’, and we respond either spontaneously and uniquely, or spontaneously and rebelliously, but either way we make our choice, influenced by our wounds and our need to act and show others our power within the situation–for better or worse. Also important to know: our ambitions and desires don’t enjoy the benefit of our instincts today–so stick to the facts and don’t indulge impulses in this department–they are more likely prompted by fears or wishes than the guidance of internal knowing (Mars sxt Ceres, Merc semi-sq Mars, Zeus contra-parallel Sedna, Venus enters Aquarius)

Here’s your Venus in Aquarius experience

Today’s word image is the color green. It’s our color for sychronicities, for grabbing our attention and bringing us into the present moment, and suggests when we notice it we may have an opportunity for growth, we may be meeting something entirely new and should be aware of that (we’re ‘green’ in the sense of inexperienced), or it could be a warning that we are possibly jealous and unaware of it (‘the green-eyed monster’ ‘green with jealousy’).

By Pedro Ribeiro Simões from Lisboa, Portugal - Portuguese tiles, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org

By Pedro Ribeiro Simões from Lisboa, Portugal – Portuguese tiles, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org

For those born with the Sun at 16 Sagittarius: serious, earth-shattering revelations and change are on the agenda for you, now through to your next birthday, but the funny thing is, this may happen without your conscious awareness, and may be so subtle or behind-the-scenes that it ends up taking you completely by surprise. It may go down like this: the change comes, and with it opportunity/ good fortune–and you must take that while you can, as you’ll either soon be required to take on a solid, dependable role, or will be faced with a formidable obstacle. That’s your map for the coming year. Good luck, Sagittarius, and Happy Birthday!

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