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By Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 1895 {{PD}}

Today the goal may be to show our uniqueness, to display our originality, and what we must negotiate is how much leeway we actually have to show who we are. The guise we normally take in order to move through the social milieu safely may be slipping–or maybe we’ve thrown it off, no longer willing to hide those things that might bring social disapproval, not because they are morally or ethically wrong according to our sphere, but because they aren’t judged to be cool. And holding oneself back out of fear of being judged is a total shame, my friends.

Be who you are, without reservation, without intimidation, and be confident in this expression. You’ve got two big positives going for you: 1) what you love is firmly aligned with instincts and deep Self-knowledge, meaning that surrounding yourself with what’s loved, whether people, other living things, your creations, or your surroundings, will open the way to understanding, and so make any Self-expression you undertake absolutely true to you, and 2) whether consciously or unconsciously done, you are facing, dealing with, and making the most of those matters you’ve been ignoring or denying–and again, the way is opened for Self-expression unique to you.

It’s this expression, almost unavoidable today, that draws opportunity and expands our world and our reach, largely through a variety of unexpected reactions, accidents, surprises, and revelations. To be free of fear in expression is to accept yourself completely–and from there, living free follows.

(Jupiter sesq Uranus, Venus conj Sedna, Mercury trine Black Moon Lilith)

‘Cakes, 1963’ Photo By Pplachigo – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28954794

For those born with the Sun at 16 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). Dear Gemini, one of your surprising strengths this solar year, through to your next birthday, will be an uncanny ability to understand what other people are really about. This may come without words, in images in the mind or in sudden ‘knowing’, but however it arrives, you will have an advantage–use it wisely–that is, use it to elevate yourself by treating the other person in a more sympathetic way than you might have otherwise. Doing so will win you friends in places you never would have found them in earlier times, and also purifies your own interactions with the world so thoroughly that you gain (status, rewards, partners) by no more effort than visualizing what you want for your future. So that sounds good, right? Good luck, Gemmy!