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By NASA – File:Robot Arm Over Earth with Sunburst – GPN-2000-001097.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6744846

Vesta enters Libra, making fairness a big thing, and probably causing review of our priorities and those things to which we dedicate ourselves and our efforts, especially as those dedications of energy affect our relationships and/ or finances. This spurs actions and choices based on our ambitions (and possibly gives us a glimpse of what’s to come mentioned yesterday in the image). We think in big pictures and optimistic terms, though the possibility of overdoing it is only middling at worst. The real danger to watch for is a propensity to ignore our instincts when mobilizing our creativity, which could drain creations of their beauty or make them inaccurate representations of our ideals.

Today’s word image is the policy of catch and release. This is often seen in areas where fishing is popular but populations are threatened. Shouldn’t we just call this Torturing Fish and be done with it? To me there’s something barbaric about catching a living thing by putting a sharp hook in its mouth, pulling it out of the atmosphere in which it lives so that it can’t ‘breathe’, ripping the hook out, and throwing it back. And don’t get me wrong–I have nothing against eating animals, I understand that–but no matter what it is you’re eating, playing with your food, which is what catch and release is an elaborate version of, is just not okay, not when it means it suffers. So how does this apply? I’m thinking each of us has the power to toy with something, and we may not be realizing that our manner is a form of torture to others involved. Look at where, in what relationships, you may be cavalier–that’s the spot where you may be callous, without knowing it.