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‘Whispering Noon’ By Lawrence Alma-Tadema 1896 {{PD}}

There’s this whispering–is it coming from the walls, the wind, the gods, a demon, is it in our own minds? Whatever its source, it’s urging us to ignore our own instincts–and that’s just wrong–we need them more than ever, as reasoning, communication and the mind (Mercury) once again contact the illusive, the deceptive, the confusing, the inspiring (Neptune). Even worse, relationships we might usually rely on are nowhere to be found, transformed into something shimmering, ephemeral, hard to pin down, and if we prod them, looking for answers, they (or rather, the interaction) can turn destructive. Here’s the most effective approach: channel that Neptunian mist into creative forms, and then, when you’ve got that funneled somewhere, make all your actions, choices, and moves with an eye to the future, and to where you specifically want to go. That should do it.

(Black Moon Lilith sq Sedna, Mars parallel and Venus sesq NN, Venus semi-sq Pluto, Merc conj Neptune)

Today’s word image is dressing up as your alter-ego for a party, you must put on a name tag; what does it say? That is, how do you want to present yourself to the world, when what you’re doing is simply bringing forward a part of you others don’t often get to see, but which is vital to your own concept of your identity?

By © Derek Ramsey / derekramsey.com, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1612827

For those who have the natal Sun at 12 Aries. Check your natal chart for the correct Sun degree (you may want to read both the degree number and the one that follows, if you have minutes on your Sun position–that offers a more complete picture of your year ahead). What fateful move will you make this year, Aries? You know, there’s no need to be so tense, so sure that each flap of your butterfly wings will bring down a civilization. I hate to be the one to break it to you, but in spite of your Aries Solar status, you are just not that powerful–except in those ways you can affect your own life, so concentrate on that. If you can adopt that more humble approach, this year you’ll find you are deeply in touch with your instincts, and they’re easily accessed, if only you can get the drumming thoughts and imaginings out of the way so you can hear those instinctual prompts, as well as allowing that info that lurks just below consciousness to surface. It’s a year when a subtle approach and more introspective mentality can be truly beneficial.