Today it’s all about what we love, what we used to love, what the reality picture says we love (and that’s vs. what we tell ourselves we love), what we think we’ll love in the future, and what we figure we can just ignore and still retain our power (Venus qnx Saturn, conj NN/ opp SN, Juno sq Black Moon Lilith). Or, if you’re more inclined to material concerns (no judgement there–one Venus meaning is not more important than the other), today’s about what you have, what you earn, what you used to get, what reality tells you you have or that you’re ‘worth’, and what you think you can safely ignore and still survive and/ or prosper. What have we got going for us? Clear, optimistic thinking that sees and probably seizes opportunity (Merc trine Jupiter). What’s not working? In hopes of preserving our identity (or more like preserving what we want to see ourselves as) we are inclined to pretend values, commitments, and duties aren’t a factor–when they clearly are (Sun opp Vesta). You see what’s wrong with that, right?
Today’s word image is a big ol’ red crepe paper heart edged with paper lace. There’s something tender and yet tawdry about Valentine merchandise and rituals–all the stereotypical stuff doesn’t really suggest true affection (because don’t those perqs arrive every day of the year?) and the holiday itself suggests a sentimentality that ignores love for some romanticized idea of ‘the Other’ that doesn’t serve either party in a real relationship–it all becomes about a display for public consumption, rather than a genuine show of tenderness between two people–and that suggests there is something ungenuine in our world right now, masquerading as caring that’s actually just for show. Rant over!
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I love, to love & although many have tried to rob me of it & indeed it has been tempting to give in & let them or give in & play that game too, in all honest I came dangerously close to doing so, in my quest to feel at home where I belong & loved in return, I didnt & although the constant victimsation thrust me into some very harsh times, over & over, I did indeed survive & live to tell the tale, so very thankful that I didnt become equally spiteful, or god forbid, vengeful, which I could have, we all can & even though it can be very hard to find forgiveness for others, it is far harder to find forgiveness for ourself…its that conscience vote thing lol! Having said that, I am just me, so if I can do it, anyone can 😉 Thank you Julie, may we all be truly blessed, or at least feel more like a blessing than a curse from hereonin xxx
Glad you made it through, Debbie! xo
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Ahhh – a gentle reminder. Love word image. Love is 2 freedoms – coming together – bowing to each other and saying, “I love you, will you allow me to love you?” Romantic love and/or seduction fills a void where we think we “lack” something. Why don’t we ever consider whether Other wants to be loved? You always make me think! XO
Hi Robin! You make a good point about ‘fantasy Venus’ filling a void–and we only want something from somebody else if we don’t have that ourselves–so what do we propose giving them in return? We don’t have to consider whether someone else wants to be loved, because we can love without any interaction at all–to love someone doesn’t require a response from the loved one–it’s only if we want something from them that the issue of relationship comes up. Ow, headache. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 xo