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‘Paar im Gespräch’ (Pair in Conversation) By Marianne von Werefkin 1908 {{PD}}

There’s something about our personal power matrix today that seems to violate our own highest values–but ‘seems’ really is the operative word, as what we’re actually experiencing are external blocks to our power manifestation, ones that can’t actually hurt us except by worming into our minds and attempting to stir some kind of guilt. ‘Don’t be selfish’ and ‘Quit showing off’ may be the refrain. These aren’t legitimate critiques, but instead sour grapes, or in some cases an attempt to subdue us for some other entity’s benefit. If we can avoid succumbing to this thought-assault, we can benefit greatly from our own efforts and from our willingness to share in some form those skills unique to us that we’ve mastered. That’s where the action, and the reward, are today.

(Vesta sq Juno, Saturn semi-sq and Venus trine Ceres, Mercury sesq Black Moon Lilith and parallel Mars, Sun trine Chiron)

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 05 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). This solar year, dear Leo, through to your next birthday, may be filled with what feel like fresh, even raw, experiences (no, please don’t call them lessons) on Love and Power. No matter how much you’ve been through, you’ll likely be surprised by the elemental and new-to-you events in both areas that will come your way. The other big headline this year is about your wounds; will you wallow in them, or will you heal from them, and in doing so access your most potent skills? It’s your choice, but really, you already know that wallowing, though sometimes enjoyable, will ultimately just waste time–so why not commit now, during this big Love/ Power year, to shed your hurt and claim your abilities? That’s right, no reason not to. Good luck!