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Yes, give–your attention to healing yourself. World War I Red Cross Poster, By Albert Herter via The US Library of Congress {{PD}}

Our attention today will be repeatedly drawn to areas that need healing in our lives; the difficulty will be in us registering what’s happening, and then recognizing what and even why something before us needs to change. Mars into Gemini helps us think before we act, helps us see what about the reality and ambition pictures needs modifying in order to payoff (and this leads to the evolution of what we consider wise)–and by evening we find ourselves much more empowered than we started our day, and possibly reaping some tangible benefits from it.

(Sun parallel Chiron, Juno trine and Venus sesq Zeus, Pluto sq Pallas, Mars enters Gemini, Venus semi-sq Saturn)

By Barancanbag – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45006792

Today’s word image is a beautiful vine that appears to be smothering a lilac, until you get up close and see that the lilac is still blooming, and actually seems to like the presence of the vine. This seems to be a theme, lately, that things are not always as they appear, and that what seems detrimental from your point-of-view might be seen quite differently by someone else. Just keep in mind the illusory nature of observation over all, and when making a judgment, consider how many filters you might apply that are based on assumptions that don’t necessarily carry through.

Setting the table for your year ahead. Art by Peter Ilsted {{PD}}

For those born with the Sun at 10 Aries (check your natal chart for your Sun degree!) Emotional harmony is yours this Solar year, through to your next birthday, as long as you are willing to take the high road, to bring a dispassionate note to your emotional interactions, and to make understanding, rather than judgment, a goal in assessing both situations and individuals. The past may exert one of two influences: either a destructive one as you carry on past practices, believing they give you power, or a transformative one, as you see the toxic nature of old beliefs and habits and let them go. You have the chance this year to move beyond that Plutonian loop that has kept a good part of your essence tied up for so long. Clear it out, retrieve your spirit, and you can have your best year yet.