What is it today, the tension pre-eclipse, or is the world full of traps, potholes, and a**holes? I’m only being mildly facetious, here, as it almost feels as if those who are empowered in any context are reaching out to stop us, without any real reason to. And then there are those who flat out tell us our ambition is impossible to achieve (but to be fair, we’ve got to measure whether we’re having an emotional reaction to someone speaking sense, or is it as malicious as it seems?) We want to act, especially in regard to relationships or finances, but find that it alters our Path forward in some way we don’t like, and we feel the power of our thoughts and plans right now–and if we’re smart, we are aware of their destructive potentials, as well. We may need to face it, no matter how others are behaving (or appearing to behave) we are looking for hurt, and any inclination to troll for wounds also means we’re looking for reasons to avoid doing what we know we should do. There’s no need to make sharp, precipitous, or daring moves–progress seated in more modest efforts, ones that feel manageable, are more than satisfactory, for today.
(Vesta sq Juno, Venus trine Mars and sesq NN, Mercury sq Zeus and conj Pluto, Sun sxt Chiron and sq Uranus)
I’ve been going through a personally stressful time, and during those times it’s hard for me to discern those Daily Images that I would normally see as a message both to myself and to everyone else. Under stress, I’m busy fielding all kinds of imagery, and can’t be sure what should be shared, but I think I’m finally back on track (or at least have something for today): the country of Spain. We all probably have certain ideas about it, images of it, no matter how vague or how concrete (from personal experience there, perhaps)–so the image is, whatever Spain evokes in you.
John Spirko said:
Wild Imagery – I can relate to that. A week ago on the 7th (it started with the eclipse on the 5th) I came down with a bacterial infection (local outbreak) and inundated with a lot of unusual imagery – some normal for me, a lot like being immersed in an other-worldly kaleidoscope some of it bleak but beautiful and serene. It’s finally eased off the last 2 days.
It seems to be something about the valley between eclipses: either everything is eerily becalmed, or it’s, as you put it, an “other-worldly kaleidoscope”–so maybe the Lunar eclipse will bookend it and break the fever dream 🙂 Hope you’re feeling better every day!
Sorry to hear you’ve been through a stressful time, Julie. I hope things are getting better.
For sure we don’t always get what we want or hope for, but we always get what we need to grow…
If we manage to avoid the traps, potholes, a**holes, and possibly banana skins, all will be well !
Thank you–I’m sure I’m not the only one going through, as they say, ‘interesting times’ 🙂
Thankfully, no banana skins lol!
We are with you Julie!
Spain reminds me of an amoeba – maybe a cancer cell. Hmmm?
But you are on target for me. I just threatened to sue a company if they persisted in maintaining we are doing business – and charging me – when we are clearly not. Email scams in the days of trump do not amuse me.
Thanks for the heads up!
Hope all clears up for you.
You are looking loved 💕
Thank you, Donna–you are the best!
Your Spain imagery is intriguing–is something amorphous threatening to take over your life? Maybe that unjust business practice–I’m always amazed at the way someone or some entity will act, then dare you to stand up for yourself. I’m backing you! xo jd
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Yes its not easy at all at the moment to discern or keep oneself from being the target or scapegoat for choices and attitudes that may be ill advised for ourselves yet others who have influence or authority or even legally “can do” yet the choices are ultimately their own discretion, because they also dont “have to” if it isnt fair or just, still do, because they can. If that makes any sense at all? It seems what is morally or ethically sound is irrelevant because of differing values, or diverting the attention to the reaction of the scapegoat/victimised as being the problem to avoid responsibility for being the cause? Because of the individual subjective nature of what constitutes abuse or harrassment or bullying, the boundaries had become very fuzzy, so not easy to be clear about when or where a line is being crossed in order to stand firm in not allowimg others to overstep that mark. I do sense though that the more one can draw on that inner strength or fortitude, remain self respecting and not allow oneself to be infected by that destructive attitude that this eclipse will be a doozy for making clear who the real culprit is or at least that is how it seems to be progressing here for me. Thank you Julie, good to know you’re human too 🙂 I hope you keep managing to reduce your stress and remain caring about yourself. Spain triggers a passionate hot blooded “pasadoble dance” but of course anger is a passionate emotion as well, so Im busy trying to keep abreast of whether Im angry in affect or just passionate for a cause? 😉
“I do sense though that the more one can draw on that inner strength or fortitude, remain self respecting and not allow oneself to be infected by that destructive attitude that this eclipse will be a doozy for making clear who the real culprit is” I think you’re absolutely right about this–the eclipse may break ‘it’ all open. Thank you for your kind wishes–I hope the same for everyone: less stress, lots of Self care! And yes, anger=passion, but I would say anger is passion that isn’t finding adequate form and outlet–so if you can find a cause, it’s all good 🙂
Nancy P. said:
Thank you as always, Julie for your on target readings for the day. I hope the stress lessens soon and the blessings come unobstructed. May we all get a large size break soon. Spain to me is the warmth of sunshine so that image could not have been more welcome on this bleak mid-winter day when I am laboring under Saturn creating a Grand Cross from my T-square and will be apparently until it gets past 13 deg. Capricorn. Quelle Horreur!
You’re welcome, and thank you, Nancy P.! Wishing you lots of sunshine 🙂 And don’t forget, Saturn’s not a bad guy, he’s just making it real!
Janet Bender said:
Hi, Julie! I am so sorry you are stressed, but you are in good company. I’m giving those around me lots of space and compassion lately, and I hope serenity will soon be restored.
It is my late sister’s birthday, a close friend has to put her dog down tomorrow, and we will have no more of Mary Oliver’s poetry. Perhaps that is why my image of Spain was a sad one, as I thought of that toddler who fell into a deep well, and of his parents – unthinkable anguish. But also, there is bright humanity of the heroes trying to save him – such strong imagery here. And there is always hope……
Hi Janet! So good to hear from you, even (or maybe especially) in this bittersweet time. I love your approach (space and compassion), and the balance of loss and hope in your description–beautifully expressed.