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The Weighing of the Heart from the Book of the Dead of Ani. At left, Ani and his wife Tutu enter the assemblage of gods. At center, Anubis weighs Ani’s heart against the feather of Maat, observed by the goddesses Renenutet and Meshkenet, the god Shay, and Ani’s own ba. At right, the monster Ammut, who will devour Ani’s soul if he is unworthy, awaits the verdict, while the god Thoth prepares to record it. At top are gods acting as judges: Hu and Sia, Hathor, Horus, Isis and Nephthys, Nut, Geb, Tefnut, Shu, Atum, and Ra-Horakhty. Photographed by the British Museum {{PD}}

Today doesn’t deliver a test in any of the traditional meanings, but one more subtle, that will measure our ideals, values, and the way these inform expression of our power. Whether actions and choices support our empowerment will be the key metric, and there might be a need to let go of certain fantasies or misinterpretations of what constitutes real agency for you. In fact, it’s vital that you rid yourself of illusions concerning your empowerment; it’s the only way you can make room for a rather amazing set of rewards scheduled to come your way.

(Neptune sesq and Venus nov Juno, Mercury trine Ceres)

‘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 07 Cancer. 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). What it’s really about this solar year, dear Cancer, through to your next birthday, is power: who holds it, who exhibits it, who is able to affect the landscape and the lives of others. It may seem like the year’s events have an entirely different focus, though, and that could be confusing; you may see what occurs as pointing toward the validity of what you hold dear or find sacred, of what you’re committed to, but it’s what’s behind these matters that counts and will be re-shaped, so keep your eye on who and how power is distributed, exercised, and gained or lost, and do your best to keep your autonomy and priorities intact. Too, you may be asked to deal with uncomfortable emotions, but if you do, the reward will be an emotional safety and security that has benefits beyond just peace of mind. Strengths this year include an ability to bring forward from the past what’s useful now, and a growing clarity of focus within your creative abilities. Good luck!