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Not quite the meeting of the Sun and Mercury. ‘Meeting of Abraham and Melchisedek’ By Dieric Bouts,the older c1466 {{PD}}

You can feel the ambition flowing through you today, can’t you? You may label it something else: restlessness, desire, passion, ants-in-the-pants, but in any case, you want to make the best situation for yourself possible–that’s what ambition really is–with the agitation caused by some slight discrepancy between the idea of our personal values that inform our Self-image, and the change to that Self-image that will be undeniable if we fulfill that ambition. How to balance that out, take advantage of the forward momentum without hurtling off the cliff? Concentrate on pursuing what’s original (for you) and unique–that is, that thing that’s having its moment right now, and that you are in the perfect position to exploit/ express; pay due tribute (but no more than that) to those in power–that brings gain; and make sure that choices, actions, ‘moves’ clearly reflect the reality situation–it’s not a day to launch projects on a whim or that are rooted in the fantastical. Take care with what you put in motion right now, as the Inferior Conjunction of the Sun and Mercury brings a kind of life-generating power to ideas and starts–and that can mean that even the most casual step forward may have more seed-power than you ever think it could.

(Vesta qnx and parallel Zeus, Uranus nov Vesta, Mars trine Saturn, Venus parallel Ceres, Sun and Mercury trine NN as they meet in Inferior Conjunction)

By Jahn Henne. – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://comons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34513742

Today’s word image is a black cat. Does it make you think of Halloween (a time when strangers can knock on stranger’s doors and ask for candy, and no one thinks it’s weird), or maybe how they’re thought to be handing out a kind of curse as they cross one’s path, does this bring a favorite real-life cat, someone you know who loves cats, a storybook one (the infamous ‘Midnight’ from my first reader!), or does it just remind you of your allergies, your dislike of cats/ preference for dogs, or do you feel an annoyed twitch thinking of how they own the internet? This is one of those very personal symbols, evoking a very personal response.

For those born with the Sun at 24 Pisces (check your natal chart for your Sun degree!) Your new Solar year starts out STRESS-FUL, but don’t worry–this is to your advantage, as this pressure cooker acts to propel forward something new and well-thought-out–even though you won’t immediately know what’s started or where it comes from! It makes the year one of longer-term gestation, with some idea or beginning growing from a spark to a significant enterprise–so, be highly conscious of what you nurture now, as it WILL grow, in spite of any confusion about its origins. You’re setting the course of your life now, and the best thing you can do is be fastidious with your investment of time, attention, energy, money, love, effort, and creativity. It’s no time to mess around.