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‘The Immured’ By Alexandre-Évariste Fragonard Early 19th century {{PD}}

We’re ready to act, to go at it, but the real world keeps intruding! We meet barriers, walls, obstacles, rules, or conditions that can only be handled by modifying ourselves: our approach, efforts, attitude, or by choosing differently than we already have. This can be daunting, most especially if we lack Self-confidence, as our attention is on our creative energies or consumed by what we imagine–and these inspirations (and in some cases, fears) struggle to find an outlet in a landscape that seems hard and unyielding, that seems uninterested in what we have to offer or say. We find a venue (or several) that appreciate what we present in one of a couple of ways: by valuing, and so following, our instincts; by respecting what we don’t know about the Arts, relationships, and/ or money; and by seeing the way the ‘blind spot’, our own or those of others, profits us/ them. It’s through these measures that we will find, or really stumble upon, an excellent form of expression for today.

(Mars qnx Saturn, Venus sxt Sedna, Sun sesq Neptune)

The table’s all set for a Happy Birthday. ‘Open Door on a Garden’ By Konstantin Somov 1934 {{PD}}

For those born with the Sun at 03 Leo. 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 Leo, your conscience may be, this solar year, through to your next birthday, both your finest asset and your biggest tormentor. The emotions and the values are closely aligned at this time, and that means you may be caught up in endless bouts of dealing with, repairing, and preventing hurt to yourself and others. The most positive side of this is that you can also muster efforts toward some major healing events, including any damage suffered by your own emotional nature. You also enjoy a strong sense of Self-determination and autonomy, and will find this particularly effective in dealing with real-world issues, blocks, and problems–and in dealing with these, you may end up building something significant, permanent, and really fine in your life. Good luck!