9 January 2017 Kinetic Freedom

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By Julietchristine - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39111834

By Julietchristine – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39111834

The AstroEssence: Reconciliation of our feelings about the past is on the agenda, though the impulse may be to look only for the benefits of past exploits and not the emotional damage they entailed. We are also compelled to nail down or constrain anything that draws our attention or that speaks of a difficult future, in a move we see as protective, no doubt. The reality is that if we will face the negative feelings from the past and truly see them for what they are, we will also see that they are no longer ‘ours’–that is, we no longer feel that way, even in relation to the events that sparked them, and so are, in a very real sense, free. Once feelings are dealt with (or, if we just refuse to reconsider them), we can find a certain wisdom in action; kinetics are where it’s at, in terms of connecting to our inner wisdom, to what’s smart, and to what’s practical. Literally getting yourself into motion is the best thing you can do–all the rest will sort itself out from there, though failure to relinquish old emotions (and so old hurts) keeps one from being as thoroughly empowered and effective as one might (Jupiter sxt Juno, Venus parallel SN and sesq Jupiter, Mars parallel Pallas, Sun parallel Saturn and sesq NN)

By Steve Bridger from Bristol, UK - Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=389178

By Steve Bridger from Bristol, UK – Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=389178

Today’s word image is a home altar. Even if we don’t consciously set one up, some place in our home we can find a ‘gathering’ of items representing what’s important to us–and sometimes there are several. It’s a place attended to daily, where we often add or remove items on a regular basis, where what is there, or what it represents, is a focus of our waking efforts. And if you have one you have deliberately set up in spiritual practice, I’d like you to look for the other ‘altars’ where you live–each place of ritual and respect tells a story about what’s truly important to us, about where we put our faith.

For those born with the Sun at 19 Capricorn: You may be consumed this Solar year, through to your next birthday, with resolving those obstacles that stand between you and ambition and desire fulfillment–but first you may need to get a handle on the feeling nature. Unacknowledged destruction left in your wake after a recent metamorphosis hasn’t yet been addressed–and until it is, and amends made, you may not find it easy to move forward. Dealing with what got trashed, left behind, changed, or otherwise eliminated is required, but once done, the way will be wide open to get one or two of your most potent current ambitions fulfilled. Good luck, Cappy, and Happy Birthday!

8 January 2017 Scanning the Horizon

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By Arctic light - Frank Olsen - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28219474

By Arctic light – Frank Olsen – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28219474

The AstroEssence: The Messenger stations direct at 1:43 AM Pacific time, and I find that taking a snapshot of the moment of direction often reveals something about the trends to follow–so here goes. Mercury changes direction while being body of latest degree, which suggests a real turnaround in our conclusions and recently-reached assessments–not a big surprise at a station of Merc, but definitely more pronounced than we might expect, and in Sagittarius what we may find ourselves doing is scanning the horizon, for what we can learn, for ‘the facts’, or to find circumstances that reflect, or where we can implement, our faith. The first aspect Mercury will make (not counting Lunar ones received) will be a quincunx to Vesta, implying that adjustments in the values picture, and within the home and mate relationship, are to be anticipated. Too, we may find ourselves reassessing our commitments; what we value may have irrevocably altered during the retro period, but we’re just finding out, or even beginning to consider the implications, now.

The realizations of direction are accompanied by the urge to act, to ‘correct’ what’s not to our highest standards or what doesn’t reflect our commitments adequately, and we may find our attention repeatedly drawn toward those elements within our ambition or desire picture that don’t support, or that contradict, our identity, the Soul-image we carry of ourselves in ideal form. We may see the benefits in curbing our originality (being part of the group may offer more than being a standout, at this point), and relationships may ask that we forego erratic behavior or a too-spontaneous approach to interaction–but these conditions are only temporary, and it’s still up to us to choose (Merc stations direct, Mars sesq Vesta, Venus semi-sq Uranus, Sun sq Zeus)

By Théodore Chassériau - Web Gallery of Art: Image Info about artwork, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6726493

By Théodore Chassériau – Web Gallery of Art: Image Info about artwork, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6726493

Today’s word image is a pair of events: an individual leaps from a balcony railing, in one instance landing on a car, in the other landing on a trampoline and smilingly bouncing up. I’d say this is about how we take a fall, or a let-down, with one alternative ending in ‘crushing’ defeat, and the other suggesting an indomitable spirit that refuses wounding or censure. It’s always our choice how we process a problem or a loss, but we should remember that just because it hurts, it saddens us, or it removes the potential opportunity, doesn’t mean it has to stop our forward momentum or permanently end our efforts. Think of it as a ‘Leap of Faith’, where the faith to recover is more important than the faith it took to make the step in the first place. Do we need to mourn an upset? Of course, that’s part of acceptance and acknowledging what will never be–but if we want to be healthy, we don’t stay in that ‘down’ state, but bounce back, as quickly as we can.

For those born with the Sun at 18 Capricorn: Look to the emotions, especially as they express through the material world, through sustenance, comfort, and security, to navigate this Solar period through to your next birthday; you’ll find plenty of ‘messages’ in the way others share their material bounty that will be a lot more telling than anything they say–and conversely, your best expression of the feeling state comes through translating this into gifts, caretaking, or support of any kind for those you love. It’s an interesting, touchy-feely year for you, where you can, by expressing how you feel, pave the way for ambition and desire fulfillment, without actually having to go directly after them–what you want is instead drawn to you. Good luck, Cappy, and Happy Birthday!

7 January 2017 Faded Away

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Four unidentified women in swimwear in the Potomac Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C., 1922 {{PD}} Library of Congress

Four unidentified women in swimwear in the Potomac Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C., 1922 {{PD}} Library of Congress

The AstroEssence: Getting our way hurts, or at least leaves us very uncomfortable–whoda thunk? It may be because, as we reach out for what we want, we do so in ways that are already defunct; that is, we try to gain through relationships and interactions, financial situations and value expressions, that are no longer valid, that expired and oops–we didn’t notice, or have time-traveled ourselves, and so forgotten how they evolved, crumbled, or just plain faded away. Don’t get me wrong–they work for obtaining what we want in the moment–but may taint the well, so to speak, as a result. Maybe funnel energy instead into reconsidering relationships and financial situations, and into thinking about what you really want in your life, because current conditions put a glaring spotlight on what’s in play that also contradicts values and/ or is unwise (Chiron sq Juno, Venus conj SN, Sun contra-parallel Vesta and semi-sq Pallas)

Think of what's being offered as sacred. Photo By Steve Evans from Citizen of the World - Thailand: An Offering to the Deity, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25840140

Think of what’s being offered as sacred. Photo By Steve Evans from Citizen of the World – Thailand: An Offering to the Deity, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25840140

Today’s word image is a cup of coffee–but you don’t drink coffee. What’s being offered to you right now that you believe isn’t to your taste–or that you’ve actually sworn off of, for one reason or another? Consider that it may be time to try something new, to shake things up, and to realize that there’s no actual virtue in making hard and fast, but ultimately irrelevant, rules for living.

For those born with the Sun at 17 Capricorn: Was it you who transformed, or did your whole world just fall from beneath your feet? If the former, good for you, you’re on to your next stage of life, little butterfly–but if the latter, you have to triage your life during this Solar year, through to your next birthday, so that you can understand (and so permanently, emotionally release) why what happened happened. In either case, bringing forward with you what’s worthwhile from the past is important; so is recognizing that there’s only so much mulling to be done–then it’s time to accept and move on. Also, beware being too aggressive, or accepting to much interference from others–a balance is definitely needed. Good luck, Cappy, and Happy Birthday!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

6 January 2017 The Everyday Crucible

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By H005 - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8384955

By H005 – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8384955

The AstroEssence: Our tiny, narrow, life-on-earth focus will be on the struggle to wring rewards from our ambitions and desires, to fulfill ourselves; we’re trying to get the kind of support and cooperation (Zeus in Libra) we believe will facilitate and bring what we want from ‘the Dream’ (Venus in Pisces). But, simultaneously, our all-perceiving, Cosmic focus will, whether we are conscious of it or not, temper the identity through transformative fire–and this may be an actual experience of breakdown or change, where the individual is ‘destroyed’, left shattered, or undergoes involuntary loss, or, more likely, it will involve an off-stage metamorphosis (that is, something that happens to the Soul, but without our consciousness undergoing a direct experience)–and today is the point where this process, or its results, may be revealed. Expect in some way to see yourself differently, or to learn something fundamental about who you are that you’d never before realized (Venus sesq Zeus, Sun conj Pluto)

From John Tenniel's illustrations for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland {{PD}}

From John Tenniel’s illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland {{PD}}

Today’s word image is more like a little story, and comes from a series of dreams I’ve had lately, that seem to fit the Sun-Pluto conjunction perfectly. The most coherent of these involved a group of scientists who were convinced the world would end in disaster; their answer was to round up a group of 60 people and genetically manipulate them so that they weren’t just human, they also carried the code for every other living thing, becoming part plant and part animal, and even were made to embody various facets of culture. I distinctly remember more than one person who became part book (literally having body parts made of paper!) and one who carried a space for ‘blue’! One person, a woman, seemed to be very angry about the transformations, stating she just wanted to be pure emotion, but everyone else was happy with what had been done, because they enjoyed what seemed to be a more objective or perhaps just wider sense of the world and what existed in it.

For those born with the Sun at 16 Capricorn: Change is definitely on the horizon, but the news flash is that it will be driven, not by your choices and wishes so much as by accident, surprise, revelation, and emotions, and so will not, in the end, actually be under your control–and that’s the thing you need to accept about all that develops this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday. You may have mentally minimized the role of others or the Universe in making things happen, and now events will conspire to remind you you’re not in charge. A useful lesson, and one that will serve you very well, once you completely acknowledge the truth of it. Good luck, Cappy, and Happy Birthday!

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5 January 2017 Shock Troops

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By Christian Juel Mollback 'Cactus with Scarlet Blossoms', Irina, 2014-05-10 22:35, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38413341

By Christian Juel Mollback ‘Cactus with Scarlet Blossoms’, Irina, 2014-05-10 22:35, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38413341

The AstroEssence: We are prone to be highly aggressive, maybe most especially when we fear we’ll have our independence taken away by ‘the group’. All we can really do is refuse to deploy the shock troops, and instead take actions and make choices supported by faith, facts, and/ or the larger social order, in service to bringing our ambitions and goals to reality. A ‘stay in your own lane’ day that can have surprising benefits, not the least of which is that by focusing on our own goals we draw the positive attention of those in power, or who can offer aid. Originality brings the cooperation of others and gives us greater reach; watch for the surprising and the unexpected, and be willing to part with your shekels if in some form it affords you wisdom (even if that means you learn where not to invest time, energy, or funds!) (Uranus trine Juno, Mars parallel Jupiter and Zeus, and contra-parallel Sedna and Uranus, and nov Ceres, Venus conj Pallas)

Today’s word image is something I’ve seen three times in the past two days: a car trunk secured with nothing but tape. In the first instance, it was a sparkling Mercedes with what actually appeared to be Scotch tape (that thin clear tape used for wrapping presents) neatly applied on either side of the trunk; I joked about it to my husband, wondering aloud if the hostage knew how easily they could escape, but by the time I saw it the second time . . . let’s just say I started to wonder how much we’re packing around with us that we could oh-so-easily just let go.

For those born with the Sun at 15 Capricorn: Are you actually ready to transform, or are you just happy to know that change is coming, even if it’s difficult, messy, or leaves destruction in its wake? That’s a question you need to answer this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, because without knowing how you really feel about creating upset in current situations (which will progress anyway, no matter what you believe), you may go into things believing nothing will happen until you’re ready–which is exactly the opposite of what will occur, and precisely what I’m trying to warn you about. So, resolve to BE AWAKE, and to believe what you see; nothing comes at you without plenty of advance notice, though that may be subtle or easily ignored. And don’t let communications stress you–make it a habit to read between the lines, so that you’ll know what to take seriously, and what to blow off. Good luck, Cappy, and Happy Birthday!

4 January 2017 Jupiter, Jupiter, Jupiter!

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By NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University) - http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/16/image/bj/

By NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University) – http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/16/image/bj/

The AstroEssence: Jupiter’s contact to Uranus is getting all the press, but I want to talk about another pair of the Behemoth’s contacts that are currently very close, the sextile to Saturn and the quincunx to Chiron (which of course gives us a square between Saturn and Chiron). First a note on the Jupiter-Uranus opposition: there’s a tendency to characterize a major aspect between the slower-moving bodies as having some kind of blanket effect on everyone, but like any aspect, it may appear more or less potently in the individual life–and this one may only be observed as we watch the social order (Jupiter) in conflict with groups or rebellious individuals (Uranus). If this opposition aspects any bodies in the natal chart, you’re probably feeling the conflicts over freedom, belief, dependability, originality, independence, and reasoning (beliefs vs. facts vs. higher mind intellectual rationales); where this opposition falls in the chart may also pinpoint the areas, relationships, and subject matters where, whether it touches natal bodies or not, the conflict may be felt. But remember, these are big concepts, and may not always be obvious to us in the moment–and we must be careful not to project our expectations onto the atmosphere or into life events; instead we must be aware of potentials, but not too prone to attribute everything to a single celestial event. Now on to those other Jupiter contacts.

Jupiter connects it all; here with its moon Ganymede. NASA/JPL - ftp://nssdcftp.gsfc.nasa.gov/miscellaneous/planetary/voyager/jupiter/vg1_p20945.tiff {{PD}}

Jupiter connects it all; here with its moon Ganymede. NASA/JPL – ftp://nssdcftp.gsfc.nasa.gov/miscellaneous/planetary/voyager/jupiter/vg1_p20945.tiff {{PD}}

The sextile of Jupiter to Saturn, and the quincunx to Chiron, both speak of real-world conditions impacting us, shaping our world views and actually wounding us via material matters, restrictions and denials, rules and authorities, and/ or the requirements made of us when we build or achieve (and yes, we may think, ‘Jupiter-Uranus!’–but it may be Saturn-Chiron). We’ll have to adjust to these conditions, or suffer hurt; but the up side is that these stresses may also call forward unique skills, and the involvement of Jupiter tells us that we have the needed facts, the faith, and/ or the optimism to tackle issues. Bonus if you have any natal bodies at 18-22 Taurus: this would act as apex to a Finger of God with base of Jupiter-Saturn, suggesting that the Taurean energy is the key to expanding your opportunities or your world.

We also feel a slight but perverse current in the direction of altering what we already know to be wise that stirs unneeded upheaval within relationships and financial matters. The need may be to perfect what we care for most, with the intellectual itch we feel with Merc in Sagittarius urging us on, but do your best not to let an inclination to be contrary override some more than acceptable standards and practices already in place. Ask yourself, Will this really make things flawless? The answer is, likely, no (Perfecting today: Pluto semi-sq Pallas and Venus, Venus qnx Vesta, Mercury enters Sagittarius)

Tidbit: With Sedna opposed Black Moon Lilith across the Taurus-Scorpio axis, doors will open–the question is, Do you want to go through them? If you choose to enter, expect a deep and slightly disturbing (that is, unsettling in the way certain matters just. can’t. be. ignored) experience.

Das Schokoladenmädchen (Fräulein Baldauf) (1744) Jean-Étienne Liotard {{PD}}

Das Schokoladenmädchen (Fräulein Baldauf) (1744)
Jean-Étienne Liotard {{PD}}

Today’s word image is a harried waitress moving from unoccupied table to unoccupied table. This symbol may ask us to consider what we’re really serving, in our day-to-day hurry; a look at not just our activities, but the purposes they serve and the way they affect others, may also be in order. No one wants to waste effort ‘serving’ something that, in some sense, is empty.

For those born with the Sun at 14 Capricorn: Ambitions may push against instincts and what you know deep within this Solar year, through to your next birthday; you may spend the entire time trying, in one form or another, to reconcile your desires and aims against the sense that you shouldn’t proceed toward them, at least not with the individuals you are currently planning to work or march into the future with. A few things to measure your feeling against: look at the implications behind the material situation; you may be assuming this will go a certain way favorable to you when your inner voice is trying to tell you it won’t–and count only the facts and actual material accomplishments, not plans or brags, if you want an accurate picture of things. Good luck, Cappy, and Happy Birthday!

3 January 2016 Beneath the Surface

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An almond tree, blooming beneath a covering of snow. Photo By Àngela Llop - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25355619

An almond tree, blooming beneath a covering of snow. Photo By Àngela Llop – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25355619

The AstroEssence: Years ago my father owned a small almond ranch in the California desert, in a place you’d never guess would make for good farming–and yet the remarkable thing was that, just below the alkaline crust of earth ran a small but powerfully rushing river. Influences today are subtle but, if you tap into them, potent, like that surging water below bare soil; it provided more than enough water, but only when accessed with a pump–otherwise nature didn’t find it easy to puncture that brittle clay crust, and little grew. We may find a strong undercurrent in the reality picture that somehow contradicts our own values–it may feel as if we’re hopelessly old-fashioned, out of step, or naive, unable to tap in to the rush of feeling below the surface–and this may mess with our sense of values, giving us the feeling that it would be smart to review what we dedicate our energies to–and it would. We need to punch through, to access what flows below the surface, to be sure that what we’re committed to indeed matches our priorities and values. What we’re likely to find is that our minds have been on what mattered all along–and once we’ve reviewed things, we can renew our dedication with confidence (Vesta qnx Pallas, Saturn contra-parallel Vesta, Merc sxt Venus)

'Job Lot Cheap' by William Michael Harnett 1878 {{PD}}

‘Job Lot Cheap’ by William Michael Harnett 1878 {{PD}}

Today’s word image is a tall stack of newly acquired, ‘to read’ books. According to the website Open Culture, this is “Tsundoku, which literally means reading pile, is written in Japanese as 積ん読. Tsunde oku means to let something pile up and is written 積んでおく.” The Japanese word as it applies to books is a play on the concept of letting anything pile up–as if all piling up in the world were voluntary! Though some treat it as a thing we shouldn’t do, equating it to hoarding, acquiring books to be read in time gives me a great deal of pleasure, and the joy of being able to go choose from that pile when it’s time for a new book is something I celebrate and look forward to. The matter then seems to be: are we sure that what we’ve allowed to accumulate actually has a reason for being, that it serves a purpose? Would we be better off without it, or does its very existence enhance our lives?

For those born with the Sun at 13 Capricorn: You’re heading toward big commitment, and big change–are you ready? You appear primed to act on your feelings this year, but need to be aware that at least some of those emotions are based more in fantasy or idealization of someone or something than they should be. You need to find that balance between impulse and belief, between hurt/ retreat and the real world as it is, and between the urge to go it alone and the need to find a place within the group. If you can sort those topics out during the upcoming Solar year, through to your next birthday, you may find yourself transformed, and with it what surrounds you. Good luck, Cappy, and Happy Birthday!

2 January 2017 Being Modern

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Not exactly new, but it still feels fresh. 'Yellow-Red-Blue' 1925 Wassily Kandinsky {{PD}}

Not exactly new, but it still feels fresh. ‘Yellow-Red-Blue’ 1925 Wassily Kandinsky {{PD}}

The AstroEssence: Actions and choices are inspired by our own unique viewpoint; there’s no need to stress over being original, modern, or to fear we won’t be in the avant garde–we act with a flourish that is both current in style and accurately reflects the intellect–even radically so. This spurs smart and practical thinking, and boosts confidence, which means we’ll benefit by knowing our own territory and then exercising our Will within it (Mars nov Uranus, Venus parallel Juno and enters Pisces, Mercury sxt Pallas)

Today’s word image is a quiet drink before the fire, marking the end of the holiday season, and the beginning of the New Year. It seems we need to be conscious of what is ending right now; to wrap it up willingly, with style, may be the best way to reconcile ourselves to the fact that time is passing, and we must move on, much as we might wish to linger in the sparkling settings, the dazzling fireworks, and the well wishes that come even from strangers. Acknowledging that one way or another we are required to ‘come back down to earth’ isn’t something to regret, but something to embrace, as it’s only those Capricorn-flavored, nose-to-the-grindstone times that allow us to appreciate so much the celebrations of good fortune, family, and friends. Happy New Year, y’all–

For those born with the Sun at 12 Capricorn: This Solar year, Cappy, it seems you achieve the perfect balance between expansion and contraction, between reaching out, getting more, and pursuing goals with optimism, and carefully maintaining what you’ve already built. It’s not glamorous, but it is a period when your foundations, and by extension your power, can make tremendous gains, and so solidify a growing reputation and the status this conveys. Take care that this is a positive growth in the reputation; also be aware that some people in your sphere will not be happy with your advancement–and it will be necessary for you to decide how to handle feedback meant to slow you down (my suggestion: reject it!) Also, let emotions and intuition lead–big rewards could come from this. Good luck, and Happy Birthday!

 

1 January 2017 Keep It Low Key

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Dawn in Joshua Tree California, USA 7 October 2013 Photo by Jessie CC BY-SA 3.0

Dawn in Joshua Tree California, USA 7 October 2013 Photo by Jessie CC BY-SA 3.0

The AstroEssence: What we refuse to intuit will hurt us; that is, if we disdain instinctive knowledge for a more commonly agreed-upon reality, we will suffer from those things hidden, ignored, or that enrage, and this will both skew thinking and undermine our efforts to see to our health and well-being. Too, actions may not have the results we expect them to; it’s a day best spent in low-key or creative pursuits (Black Moon Lilith opp Sedna, Neptune sq Hygeia, Mars parallel Neptune, Merc qnx Vesta)

For those born with the Sun at 11 Capricorn: It’s all about Love and Assets this year–and you may face challenges in both arenas, with the big danger that you may be feeling too erratic, too rebellious, or are too intent on being ‘original’, and so end up tanking both social standing and any real opportunity to achieve goals and meet desires. So, Self-control is obviously the key to success this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday. Bonus: if you have something natally at, or when transiting bodies pass through, 16-22 Gemini, consider this a highly fortuitous time, when results will go far beyond the effort you put into them, and ‘luck’ is with you, so watch the skies–speaking of which, Good Luck, Cappy, and Happy Birthday!

31 December 2016 It’s All Relative

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Michel Zeno Diemer - 'The Ahırkapı Lighthouse' before 1939 {{PD}}

Michel Zeno Diemer – ‘The Ahırkapı Lighthouse’ before 1939 {{PD}}

The AstroEssence: Our confidence levels determine how adept we are at going after what we want today, and this is measured in two ways: how well we’ve reconciled our personal sense of injury with those wounds ‘approved’ by the social order (are we open about our hurt, is there shame surrounding it that makes us hide, do we feel acceptance of our injuries, perhaps through supportive foundations or groups, or do we feel no one is capable of understanding our precise wound?), and how closely connected to the ‘ideal’ (whatever that may be in your own mind) our steps to address or remedy our wounds have been. If we feel we’ve been effective at doing what we could to alleviate our pain (even if we still hold that pain), then we are likely to be highly aware of our own power within the life situation, and so wield it in the name of getting what we want/ deserve; if we’ve not, for one reason or another, been willing to see to our own health, we may find the power to affect things taken from our hands. We could call it a moment of living karma, and we could note that the degrees of successful deployment of our energy are relative, mostly to our own understanding of hurt and reward. We may be preoccupied in the moment, however, with our own actions and choices, with some of us following the dream, some allowing the ego to lead (or mislead), some allowing inspiration to flow through, and some taking creative action of significant proportions. The day holds a lot of potential; don’t be hard on yourself if you find at the end of it that you review and see many more layers to things than initially appeared (Juno sxt Zeus, Jupiter qnx Chiron, Mars conj Neptune and both sq Hygeia, Venus nov Pluto, Sun sesq Sedna)

For those born with the Sun at 10 Capricorn: Review of the past, of past accomplishments, and particularly of the things that may have kept us from doing or being is on the agenda–and it’s tremendously effective fuel to create present-day change. You are at the perfect point as an individual to use the intellect and your deep sense of understanding to transform the life; you have a clear idea of how you want to live and who you want to be, and you can make it happen. It may not be easy, but it will be immensely rewarding, especially in the way you can reinforce relationships, and all interactions based on love. Good luck, Cappy, and Happy Birthday!