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By Osvaldo Batista de Medeiros – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37303217

The 10th sees Ceres enter Cancer and our thinking runs up against a brick wall; we become obsessed with having power over (that is, having control, or having a significant say in the action involving) what we care about. This may feel instinctual and so right, but what we need to do is stop and measure the validity of our own feelings, in terms of whether they entitle us to have our way in others’ lives. Do we have the right to oversee, command, require, or even give a nudge? Our values, and our sense of our own empowerment, are off the mark today. Let’s conclude with a quote from Carl Jung: “Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.”

I’ve always wanted to stay in this ice hotel, built yearly near the village of Jukkasjärvi, Kiruna, Sweden. By Stephan Herz (User:Stephan_Herz) – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=485118

Today’s word image is an ice-maker that stops making ice in the summer heat. Well that’s inconvenient. What thing have you become so used to that you see it as a necessity, that really isn’t? Keeping perspective about need vs. want is important today.

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