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Shari Weisberg, Artist ‘Keeping up with science, Illinois Federal Art Project, WPA, [between 1936 and 1939] {{PD}}

We find ourselves in some form sorting, discarding, or safeguarding things, relationships, decisions, even beliefs or memories from the past. The trick is to hold onto what empowers us, assessed in as objective a manner as possible, and then to find a way to utilize these as assets, to put them out into the world and then to enjoy the benefits that come back to us. In short, we embrace what we’ve learned, what works, and then profit from it. We may have to modify our beliefs, our means of reaching out and sharing with others, and we may have to change what we see as beneficial, but all these modifications only serve to build both our sense of Self-worth and our store of assets, talents, and wisdom. Don’t hesitate to throw out what’s no longer useful or necessary–it only makes the load that much lighter.

(Juno qnx and Vesta trine SN, Venus enters Leo and sesquiquadrates Jupiter)

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 04 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). Love or finances reach a ‘do-or die’ point this solar year, dear Leo, and it’s up to you to choose, respond, or act in a way that’s best for you. Yes, some may call you selfish, but what good are you to others if your needs aren’t met, if you aren’t happy? Not much, is the answer, and that’s something that those who want to take advantage, who want to keep you where you are, won’t tell you. Coincidentally, this is also the time for you to heal a sense of personal authority, to be the one to grant yourself permission, rather than waiting for someone else to give the go-ahead. This is also slated to be your most creative and inspired year, yet, if you can only embrace completely your sense of responsibility–that is, if you can see that in reality what you make of your year, and yourself, is really up to no one but you. Good luck!