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Depicts Bahram Gur (central figure) on horseback hunting three doe, from a Khamseh of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi. Behind the hunter stand two attendants on horseback, and one on foot. In the far distance two hunters stand behind a rocky hillhttp://www.britishmuseum.org/research {{PD}} https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17783246

What You Want, like a headline in a newspaper, hangs over everything today; our Will, our wants, are Big (Mars conj Jupiter) but don’t fear, this is a healthy thing, a positive Self-expression thing (Mars parallel Hygeia). That sounds like a recipe to go get ‘it’–and yet, we may be too steeped in the past (especially in what we wanted in the past, bent on seeing an old desire filled, without asking if we still want it–Mars parallel SN pt); couple that with a certain fussiness and vanity surrounding our expectations of the future (Venus qnx NN pt) and we may end up trying to heal our thoughts and obsessive ruminations rooted in the past (Mercury sq Chiron, semi-sq Hygeia) rather than indulging our most unique and original sensibilities (Mercury trine Uranus)

‘Two Hummingbirds “Copper-tailed Amazili”‘ By Martin Johnson Heade c1870 {{PD}}

Today’s word image is a hummingbird visiting a feeder in the dead of winter. Sometimes we so strongly associate something with a particular setting or cyclical point in time that we forget that those things exist at other points, too. What surprising, out-of-season thing have you encountered lately, and what did it remind you of (potentially, that may be a reminder of something you miss, or that evokes a much different perspective on things, one you wouldn’t normally take in this ‘season’)?