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‘Distribution of Bread in the Village’ By Frans van Leemputten 1892 {{PD}}

It’s all down to the reality picture, how honest we’ve been with ourselves, and how we’ve dealt with relationships and finances. It will all be laid out before us, with the undeniable results of our ‘investments’–and if we don’t like what we see, get crackin’–only you can change it! We’ll have to face what we’ve denied or buried, and we’ll see both the costs involved with those relationships we’ve nurtured and those we’ve neglected–and our money will speak just as eloquently, with those things we’ve been willing to support and those abandoned. Really, if you make it a practice to be honest with yourself, there’s little that will surprise you–it will be more a matter of reminders–but if you’ve been hiding from your own reality, you’ll lose protective cover, and see what you’ve created, with time, sweat, and love.

(Saturn nov Black Moon Lilith, Venus sq Saturn)

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

For those born with the Sun at 17 Taurus. 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). This coming Solar year, dear Taurus, you have a major creative period at your fingertips–how will you use it? Inspiration and opportunity are laid before you, the kind of thing that can fulfill a long-term ambition or desire, and you can get quite a lot of creative mileage out of it, especially if you allow the feeling nature to guide actions. There is a danger that you will allow yourself to be seriously misled. I do say ‘allow yourself’ because this will be as close to a conscious decision as any you ever make–so if you get to the end of the solar year, reaching your next birthday, and realize that you’ve been chasing illusions, apparitions, ghosts–then you’d better ask yourself why you would avoid pursuing your dreams–the answer being, those weren’t really your dreams, and you knew it. The psyche is a marvelous, and often sneaky, thing, keeping us from a wrong direction. Trust yourself. Good luck!

Check out this article by astrologer Alex Trenoweth on the British Royals, featuring the role of Algol!