The two most prominent aspects are difficult for two entirely different reasons: with Neptune trine Vesta it’s about how easily we are confused about the nature of our own highest values (they are affected by hidden or destructive issues, shown by Vesta in Scorpio), and how Venus sesquiquadrate Uranus may see relationships or financial arrangements, especially those we ‘have faith in’ or rely on for ‘the facts’ (Venus in Sag), reacting to us or surprising us with unanticipated events or Willfulness on the part of others or ‘the group’ (Uranus in Aries), even as we (eventually) realize that what occurs is actually positive (Venus novile Mars). In the midst of such tumultuous and disorienting energies it could be hard to see how this will all, and I mean all, be to our benefit, but if we let the noise fall away what we find is that we are being directed to put our attention and efforts into empowering ourselves (maybe asking for cooperation, but not bothering with permission), exercising our prerogatives (using what we have to best effect), and consciously building what we want in our future, in part by bringing forward what’s good from the past (Sun novile Juno and trine the North Node). Focus on this and you’ll go farther than you expect. Encapsulating today’s energy, this quote: “Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” Abraham Lincoln
Today’s word image is a wildfire burns on the coldest day of the year. Who says fire and ice can’t coexist? Look for the life area where something is burning hot and out-of-control, and consider that just because whatever it contacts is indifferent doesn’t mean that fire (anger) won’t cause damage.