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‘Edna Smith in a Japanese Wrap’ By Robert Henri c1915 {{PD}}

Most of our power and an extraordinary amount of luck–not to mention inventiveness and originality–are available today through expression of that part of us that is keyed to the feminine: receptive, accepting, open, and passive, in its best senses of a stillness that is welcoming and sensitive to the forces and influences working on it. Though action is informed (rather brilliantly) through the instincts and what we ‘know but don’t know’, it must adjust to the personal power picture, to what is and isn’t our domain, and to what we are obligated to nurture and protect–and that can flow at cross-purposes to our receptive state. If you must choose, choose the more open and sensitive response over the action-oriented one. Choice can be well-informed today, though the actual choosing should be left for another time–decide what you want, but don’t yet implement it. Concentrate on what’s pleasant, on what you value, on what you want–those are the empowering stances, right now.

(Mars nov Sedna and qnx Ceres, Venus nov Chiron and parallel Juno, Mercury nov Uranus)

Happy Birthday, you. ‘Cakes’ 1963 By Pplachigo Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

For those born with the Sun at 06 Gemini. 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–together these offer a more complete picture of your year ahead). The emotions may deceive this year, dear Gemini, but they also inspire–use them as a template for dreams and hopes, for Art and creativity of all kinds, but not for guidance or judgment. In those areas where decisions are needed, you’re better off taking a caring but decisive tack that may require some adjustment to your ideas of personal authority and domain, but that will be much more effective once modified. There may also, through the solar year to your next birthday, be a temptation to speak before you think, or to make the mind the ‘last stop’ on the reasoning trail, omitting feelings and/ or intuition–both of those dead ends should be avoided. Two things to live by: act as if you are not only empowered, but capable of creating exactly the future you want, and know that the thing that reflects your values is the healthy thing, every time. Good luck!

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