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The AstroEssence: What we know to be wise battles instincts and those things in our ‘blind spot’ (defined as areas where we lack connection to the real-world truth of things), and actions and choices are at least in part responses to those matters we’d rather ignore, deny, or that enrage us–and that means we’re sitting on a load of emotional jet fuel, ready to launch ourselves into orbit with a sense of indignation while still managing to maintain the illusion that what we’re doing or how we’re reacting is justified and makes sense. We’ll be looking to blame others; boy, are we off the mark! So what does make sense, considering we’re personally unable to round up all the facts? There are two things we can rely on to navigate: one is push back; when we’re doing something unwise, or acting in a way that’s based on suppressed emotion, we’ll feel immediate, seemingly non-specific tension–that’s our clue that we’ve wandered into potentially destructive territory. The other navigational aid might seem ineffective, unless we’re aware of how much our framing of the situation affects how we handle it–then we’ll know to put an optimistic twist on things, one that highlights any opportunities circumstances may present. (Pallas sq Sedna, Mars sq Black Moon Lilith, Sun sxt Jupiter)

By Clem - Flickr: 2010-06-03 - 100L2154, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19850785

By Clem – Flickr: 2010-06-03 – 100L2154, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19850785

Today’s word image is a frozen bird bath, autumn leaves caught in the stiff swirls of water. Though there are several possible messages here, the one I find most applicable is the idea that the frozen water disrupts the routine–so you may want to look for ways to change it up, or you may want to wait and see what’s withdrawn, made unavailable, or is suddenly difficult, and take that as a suggestion to spend your time otherwise.

For those born with the Sun at 18 Sagittarius: This year may feel like a ‘now or never’ time, when you are either stopped dead in your tracks with no way to go forward, or when you finally see the fruits of your hard work delivered. Which will it be? Past ‘investment’ of time and energy will have a lot to do with which of these two alternatives materializes for you. Two ways to maximize the potentials of this Solar year: reach out to others, especially where information exchange benefits both parties, and take opportunities as they come, rather than waiting for ‘better’ ones, or delaying, thinking they’ll exist forever. Good luck, Sagittarius, and Happy Birthday!

Enjoy your Friday!