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By Matthew Bargo – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11564056

What is it about reality, or the obstacles we face, or the rules or requirements that constrain us, that’s tempting us to flee into the past? It’s a quicksand of already-hardened cement, capturing us if we happen to put our foot in it before it sets, and unforgiving if we’re outside trying to break it apart, to break in, to–what? Though the first refuge we think of from what’s nagging at us is the past, we’d do better to look at two things: how reactive we’re being to the social order–are we acting and choosing because that’s what we want, or because we want to be different than what we’re seeing around us?–and how much maintaining our current power position/ status/ sphere of influence is really costing us. We have to take a moment and look at these issues, as there’s no way to get their measure when we’re actively in motion with them, as Heisenberg can tell you (if you’d like a deep dive). Once we’ve paused and observed, we can see that opening to our instinctual nature, while keeping what we truly care about in mind, is the only way to divine which way, and how, to proceed.

(Saturn conj SN, Mars sesq Jupiter, Venus qnx Ceres, Sun semi-sq Sedna)

‘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 12 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). Everything that happens this solar year, through to your next birthday, dear Cancer, is about developing wisdom, developing skills, or developing both. We might say that’s the very essence of life, but you’ll enjoy a period during which it will be easy to (you may even be required to) focus on yourself and your needs and life course. It’s important that you find a way that’s entirely suitable to you specifically–that’s what this year is about. You’ll be aided by good instincts and the ability to resist the lure of the past–what’s over is over, and you may be an excellent example of this for others. The emotions will offer special attunement to your Soul’s needs–go forth, listen to yourself, and do what needs to be done, to truly align your way in the world with who you are at core. Good luck!