11 September 2016 That Was Then

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 'Carmen Gaudin Red-Headed Woman in a White Blouse' 1885 {{PD}}

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ‘Carmen Gaudin Red-Headed Woman in a White Blouse’ 1885 {{PD}}

The AstroEssence: Empowerment, the true ability to affect one’s environment and one’s options, comes today from two things: accessing what worked or brought balance in the past, and a willingness to dive into what we’ve been ignoring or denying, in order to confront what’s dark, or what would change us, if it could. The thing is, though it’s both admirable and tempting to go head-long at issues, it might not be the wisest thing to do. Somehow using our current position to attack things we actually do need to address will cause us to both gain and lose in unanticipated ways. As long as we’re clear on that, we can go forward, forewarned that drawing on the past, and on power accumulated there, brings a mixed bag of results. Ideas are our friends–they are brewing for the Inferior Conjunction tomorrow, where they will plant a seed or two–but action based on these thoughts, which may take defiant or anti-establishment lines, is to be avoided, at least for now (Juno conj Black Moon Lilith and trine the SN, Pallas contra-parallel Juno and trine Hygeia, Mars sesq Ceres, Venus parallel Juno, square Pluto, and contra-parallel Pallas)

Today’s word image is the color white. What does that color mean to you? Purity, blankness, cold, sterility, freshness, options or choice (as in an unwritten-on piece of paper or an untouched canvas), or do you see it with an artistic eye, representing all colors? What comes to mind tells you what’s ‘coloring’ your current viewpoint ‘lens’.

For those born with the Sun at 19 Virgo: it’s a time for action–is there really any question about that?–but hesitation may arise from perceptions that implementing what you want, your Will, or taking that leadership position will seriously sidetrack current life direction, the very momentum of which you’ve worked so hard to create. What’s a Virgo to do? Think on it, sleep on it, mull it, whatever ‘it’ is that you want to do–by the time you again feel confident and ready to move forward, half of what you’re now considering will have resolved on its own, and the other half will be ripe for your touch. It’s all a matter of choice–making the right one could take a little time. Good luck, Virgo, and Happy Birthday!

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10 September 2016 An Obscured Reality

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Monet {{PD}}

Monet {{PD}}

The AstroEssence: One reason I don’t usually single out aspects, especially ‘heavy’ ones (between slow-moving outer planets) is that they don’t happen in a vacuum; the tendency to read things separately is what makes for discordant or contradictory readings, though admittedly, it is the way to learn about contact effects. It’s not that there aren’t often opposing forces and flows in play, it’s more like without a whole picture orientation, we can’t really see how that aspect may be buffeted and shaped by the other aspects in effect–and that’s not even taking into account the way it may or may not affect the individual landscape through the natal chart.

So, we see the final perfection of the Saturn-Neptune square today, with this suggesting, in the most general terms, a culmination, ending, completion, materialization, manifestation, or boundary (though we can’t discount the possibility that Saturn in this instance simply means ‘time’, the passage of which has reached a particular point of conflict with the Neptunian factor) with a fantasy, creative idea or impulse, a deception, an illusion, a dream, or of an ideal, reached through a clash, conflict, or the advent of a contrast or pressure point that brings the problem nature of the thing into full view.

The thing is that today’s square may be a repeat of already addressed situations or problems, or may be yet another version of these energies in conflict, and so may not be recognized for what it is. Too, we may believe we know what to look for, though it often takes some hindsight to spot the actual (as in this case) impediment (Saturn) causing hesitation or denying access to the dream or ideal (Neptune); that is, we may think in the moment we know what’s stopping us, but be blind to the true cause (Neptune obscuring Saturn). This is in part an effect of that singling-out tendency: though it makes things fall into neat categories, it does not show us the full picture.

What’s the full picture for today, then? It involves thought processes that must adjust to what’s actually wise, rather than just to what we perceive as smart–and that takes a willingness to step out of the crowd, to let go of the belief that we know, and to refuse to dwell in hurt of any kind. It also asks us to see that acknowledging all parts of our life, especially those we have lately ignored or denied, is the healthiest thing we can do, as is acknowledging any anger we carry, particularly over any disrespect we feel we’ve suffered–and this last point, disrespect, must be recognized as something of a code word with some people–be sure you’ve actually been disrespected (not treated as an equal, and a human being) before you mistakenly use this word to characterize a difference of opinion, asked-for advice, or a warning, when it turns out to be other than you want to hear (Hygeia parallel Black Moon Lilith, Saturn sq Neptune, Mercury qnx Pallas, contra-parallel Jupiter, and opp Chiron)

Damian Shibniov 1906 'Versailles' {{PD}}

Damian Shibniov 1906 ‘Versailles’ {{PD}}

Today’s word image is Versailles. This could mean a lot of things, though those that stand out to me are the place as a symbol of a pinnacle of Self-indulgence as a lifestyle, and that it has a hall of mirrors–so is today’s image about (over) indulgence, or about taking a look at ourselves? Your choice.

For those born with the Sun at 18 Virgo: you may take action this year, Virgo, because of what you learn or know; this may spring out of priorities and commitments, but will be propelled by emotions, and the feeling nature will reach out periodically and re-shape the direction you’re headed. You may come across as too head-strong, too impulsive, and too much out for your own good and goals–but if you don’t do ‘it’ for yourself, who will? No guilt, no hesitation–and anybody who tries to take you there may need to step aside, at least temporarily. Good luck, and Happy Birthday!

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9 September 2016 Love is in the Air

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The picture at top shows the effects of the cold and dry winds Circius (from NNW) and Aquilo (from NNE). The picture at the bottom shows Occidens (from the west) is cold and humid, Auster (from the south) is warm and humid. Oriens (from the east) brings snow. Olaus Magnus - from the "Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus", book 1 {{PD}}

The picture at top shows the effects of the cold and dry winds Circius (from NNW) and Aquilo (from NNE). The picture at the bottom shows Occidens (from the west) is cold and humid, Auster (from the south) is warm and humid. Oriens (from the east) brings snow.
Olaus Magnus – from the “Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus”, book 1 {{PD}}

The AstroEssence: Jupiter in Libra brings the kind of optimism about partnerships and partnering that makes us look to the future with a great deal of hope; in this Air sign we think about where we can expand, get more, learn, explore, or get the word out, and we turn to our relationships, aesthetic matters, cooperative ventures, and investment opportunities to make it happen. Jupiter goes retrograde in early February in the third decan of the sign, prolonging its stay through direction in early June, through escape to Scorpio in October 2017, and Jupiter doesn’t return to Libra for another 12 years–and that means that between now and October of next year, optimism and opportunity is inextricably bound with matters of the natal House where Libra is, as well as with the Arts, our relationships (especially our romantic attachments), and in interaction with those who offer support, cooperation, and conspiratorial mutual benefit. Yes, I said conspiratorial, because the agreements we reach with others during this transit are based on mutual values (Venus), and rely on mutual reward (sign ruler Venus again) to work, and that means we may find a kind of put-our-heads-together attitude that (inadvertently or not) may exclude others.

We may also see, or feel inclined ourselves toward, immersion in the social sphere, where individuals take up the beliefs of the social arena and so regard society at large as a partner. Too, we may see belief in Love, in marriage or mating, in cooperation, in diplomacy, and of the efficacy of religion enjoy a renaissance of sorts during this transit, along with a kind of faith in the strength of duality that promises ‘more’ when we embrace one another (a current Presidential candidate’s slogan, ‘Better Together’, comes to mind). We let go the inclination toward criticism and critique, toward accounting and accountability, and look for the ways we can aid or enrich each other–so not such a bad direction to go.

As to those more fleeting aspects perfecting today, we see a preference for reality and what we can hold in our hands (especially if this is something dear or cherished from the past) over what may feel like too-theoretical values or abstract relationships. Watch, too, for the impulsive thought and the radical idea; though they have immense potential value, they come currently in a form that is too anti-authority, and too likely to spring from past hurts, to truly be useful without serious modification. Just keep sight of what you know to be important to you, in order to make progress (or at the very least, to stay out of trouble!) (Saturn contra-parallel Vesta, Venus qnx SN, Merc qnx Uranus and contra-parallel Ceres and Chiron, Sun sxt Vesta and contra-parallel Venus)

'Hot Chocolate'  Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta before 1920 {{PD}}

‘Hot Chocolate’ Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta before 1920 {{PD}}

Today’s word image is an idea: chocolate for breakfast. I’m thinking of really good chocolate, and see this image as an invitation to indulge at an unusual time in a refined pleasure. Lately there’s a chance we haven’t really been paying attention to our own best moments incarnate, our own enjoyment of physical existence–this is a reminder to slow down, and savor with gratitude.

For those born with the Sun at 17 Virgo: ambition and desire may be the still, small voice within that pushes you forward this coming year, Virgo, but it will be where and to whom you dedicate your energy, time, and attention that determines your progress. It’s all fine to dream, but the way you spend your time will (quite literally, in some ways) be an investment in building your future. Keep that in mind, and you’ll make good choices that propel you in the direction you want to go. Good luck, Virgo, and Happy Birthday!

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8 September 2016 Identity Matters

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Alfred Stevens 'The Psyché (My Studio)' c1871 {{PD}}

Alfred Stevens ‘The Psyché (My Studio)’ c1871 {{PD}}

The AstroEssence: Matters of identity (either how others see us, or how we see ourselves) work against our empowerment–but that may be because we’ve got a skewed idea concerning what empowerment is made of–and that identity dissonance is pointing out, not a flaw in who we are, but a flaw in our concept of what our reach, our influence, our effectiveness, or our impact on others should be. In working out where and over whom exerting our power and influence ‘fits’ in the scheme of things, we also work out some identity matter that has been distorted in our own minds, something that has prevented us from being as effective as we could be. We also may find that this shift in Self-knowledge requires a reassessment of where and to what we dedicate our time and energy–which of course leads to a refurbishment of our ambitions and goals. A busy day, but one where most of the action likely takes place within our own heads, via our own newly-finessed viewpoint (Vesta sq Zeus, Sun contra-parallel Juno)

'Portrait of a little girl holding a battledore and shuttlecock' Artist unknown {{PD}}

‘Portrait of a little girl holding a battledore and shuttlecock’ Artist unknown {{PD}}

Today’s word image is a shuttlecock. We’re all familiar with the feathered and weighted not-a-ball used in sports like badminton. As an image this may suggest something, an attitude, an interest, a responsibility, some intangible matter that is ‘batted’ back and forth among two or more individuals, as each attempts to either avoid responsibility or to ‘score’. Returning something that comes at us quickly is almost instinctual, but in this case we should consider that something passed back and forth, whether the return is reflexive or the objective is not to get ‘stuck’ with it, or to gain ‘points’ off others in some way (chiefly by making them ‘miss’ on the return) it’s probably a matter we should stop fooling with; maybe we should sit down and address this issue that clearly can’t be ignored, won’t go away, and is taking up our time and energy, forcing us to play the game.

For those born with the Sun at 16 Virgo: taking action this year, through to your next birthday, may be difficult, Virgo, unless you get two other things clear first: what your priorities are (including what matters or individuals you want to dedicate your life to), and your best options for personal empowerment and effectiveness, including any role you may take on because it offers the status you (think you) want. Understand your capacity and commitments in those two general areas, and you’ll be able to make better choices and moves, out of a clearer sense of who you are as an individual–everything this year builds from there. Good luck, and Happy Birthday!

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7 September 2016 Love Is All There Is

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'Angel of Love' Eligiusz Niewiadomski c1900 {{PD}}

‘Angel of Love’ Eligiusz Niewiadomski c1900 {{PD}}

The AstroEssence: We can’t rely on our instincts (relationships and/ or finances throw off our compass), and though the reality picture is clear, we may be prone to lie to ourselves, or to superimpose an image of what we wish the reality was, so that we may feel we can’t trust our own senses to deliver the complete, unadulterated story–and that’s correct, we can’t. If we can just use the lens of Love (of a purity that asks nothing from others) then we will know what to do, how to face things, and what is really important right now (Venus sesq Sedna, sxt Saturn, and qnx Neptune)

Today’s word image takes a lot of particular forms, but has a broad theme of ‘foreign (as in, from somewhere far away from what’s familiar to you) and unusual’. Take note of these elements in your life right now (for me a Himalayan salt block used for cooking and a spam phone call from Egypt–Egypt!–come to mind from just the past few hours). I think this may be about appreciating how small the world has become, in some ways, and so how much more closely aligned the interests of various pockets of humanity are than we might think–and how long our reach has become, thanks to air travel, global shipping, communications systems, and of course, the internet (not to mention the way more negative things, like environmental pollution, are ‘shared’, whether we like it or not). The point may be to notice how much is part of our lives that, in the past, wouldn’t have been, and to focus on one of these factors, for what it might say about our relationship to the larger world.

Bodegón de naranjas by Rafael Romero Barros 1862 {{PD}}

Bodegón de naranjas by Rafael Romero Barros 1862 {{PD}}

Or, the word image can be an orange (the fruit, that just happens to be one that grows in only certain climates, and that for many was quite exotic, until only recently), if you need something more image-evocative.

For those born with the Sun at 15 Virgo: it’s time to get your ‘power’ house in order, Virgo; now, through to your next birthday, you’ll be dealing with issues of who and what will exert a force in your life–and depending on your initiative and responses, you will decide how much of your own power you embrace, share, express, and let others see. The one reliable that can guide you through all this is your highest values, those things and people and causes to which you are committed; if you measure your power choices against these values, and make sure what you choose honors what you care about, you’ll do very very well. Good luck, Virgo, and Happy Birthday!

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6 September 2016 Zealous, With Purpose

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'Portrait of Maria Bockenolle' Rembrandt 1633 {{PD}}

There’s a certain kind of zeal here, with a particular purpose. ‘Portrait of Maria Bockenolle’ Rembrandt 1633 {{PD}}

The AstroEssence: we go after what we want, headlong, and the mind is (surprisingly for a retro period) easily and perfectly in tune with the instincts (that is, aligned, and so informative, as long as we don’t insert the Will and overthink). We see the power picture clearly, and have plenty of energy (even zeal) to put behind our own efforts to gain influence and achieve; we also see clearly what needs to (nay, must) change, and we are also aware of the inevitability of evolution–nothing is static, nothing stays the same, and having that perspective brings gravitas to our actions and choices. If you observe someone behaving frivolously (not lightly or playfully, but in a manner that is almost destructive in its disregard for purpose) then you know that person is disconnected from the anchor of their own instinctual nature–and may act as a drag on your forward progress, should you include them in your action scenario at this time (Mars sxt Zeus, Merc trine Sedna, semi-sq Juno, and parallel Venus, Sun trine Pluto)

Of note: a Mystic Rectangle that involves the Sun-Earth axis and the opposition of Pluto and Vesta. This suggests the majority of our attention and energy should go toward making change or reformation that better honors our priorities or those life areas to which we’re dedicated or that we find sacred. For each person this will require a slightly different formula, but the overall intent is the same: reform to what has a significant impact on our lives will be much easier now than in the future–take advantage of the moment.

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'Mlle. Plume Roug' 1896 Thomas Austen Brown {{PD}}

What do you think her hat says? ‘Mlle. Plume Rouge’ 1896 Thomas Austen Brown {{PD}}

Today’s word image is a hat. What kind of hat do you immediately visualize? Whatever it is, you need to assess it. The kind of hat one might wear to work in, to keep the sun out of eyes and from burning skin, is quite different than a fascinator, or skull cap, or a top hat, or dozens of other more decorative or formal chapeaux. What does the hat say about your attitude? Answer that, and then consider that what you need might be a little more of the hat’s opposite vibe. For instance, if you see a cowboy hat and you see it as a work hat, you may need more play; but if you see that hat as belonging to a kind of costume, you may need to let go of some image you are trying to fit and/ or project; or if you see that hat as representing self-serving aggression (“cowboy diplomacy”) then you may want to take a more diplomatic and less assertive tack in interactions; and if you see the cowboy image as one that implies the individual is poorly educated or stupid, then you may need to reassess assumptions you’re making about one or more ‘groups’. Tailor that kind of assessment to the hat you see.

For those born with the Sun at 14 Virgo: taking action may be more difficult than you anticipate this year; each time you go to make a move, you may find something changing the landscape or pulling the rug from under you, necessitating a re-working of intents and methods. This may be very frustrating, but there are a couple of things you can do to make things go more smoothly: 1) make necessary changes before they’re forced upon you; you’ll find you have a lot more control that way, and that most of what you’re faced with will eventually have been inevitable, anyway, 2) make sure you don’t do anything without first vetting choices against your highest values and priorities–you may be telling yourself they won’t be affected, but they will, and 3) recognize that the time to plan for the future is over–the future is now! Good luck, Virgo, and Happy Birthday!

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5 September 2016 Wisdom Guides Us

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Le café de nuit (The Night Café) by Vincent van Gogh {{PD}}

Le café de nuit (The Night Café) by Vincent van Gogh {{PD}}

The AstroEssence: What’s smart beckons us (or leads us by the nose) into the future; we don’t fix on what we want, on our ambitions, as we usually would, but instead put our attention on the unique, the surprising, the original, and the unexpected–and all these, as well, will turn us in the direction of what’s wise for us to pursue. If we listen to relationships or are too literally bound by the current financial situation, we may miss our chance, and if we fail to tune in to the atmosphere sufficiently, we will be left with only our own thoughts, which are a little too angry, bleak, or centered on what we’d rather deny to be of much help (Pallas parallel the NN, contra-parallel Zeus, sxt Uranus, and sesq Venus, Merc semi-sq Black Moon Lilith)

Today’s word image is the cue ball on a pool table. Essentially, the cue ball is the thing we hit, hoping to transfer the energy to our true target and send it into the chosen pocket. Are you going at achieving some goal obliquely, hoping you can ‘hit’ or interact with one thing, and make another thing happen? Consider that indirect transfer removes you from any real control over where or how your energy is used once it leaves the initial point of contact (I know, this is getting abstract); it can be a form of faith, if we trust the Universe, or it can be hope, a kind of passive optimism that doesn’t acknowledge we have expectations, but no control. Know where your boundaries really lie, be cognizant of the way actions can reverberate through the choices of others, and if you want something to happen, do what you can to make it happen yourself–that’s both your best chance to exert control, and to get things the way you want them.

For those born with the Sun at 13 Virgo: you are well on your way, having launched (whether you know it or not) a number of efforts and sent yourself in particular directions in the near past–and now you must consider the ways you have set in motion, how they are changing, even transforming, your reality, and how they may honor (or fail to honor) those matters you really care about. It’s part of the human condition that the beginnings of things aren’t always obvious to us; this coming year, through to your next birthday, you may need to sort through both your intended do-overs and new starts, and the ones that came unbidden out of your actions and choices: you’ll need to fine tune things, and decide which will grow into new circumstances and focus for your life, and which need to be stopped before they get any larger. Good luck, Virgo, and Happy Birthday!

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4 September 2016 Looking In The Wrong Direction

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Joseph DeCamp ‘The Cellist’ 1908 {{PD}}

The AstroEssence for the 4th: the social sphere may be the scene of psychic, spiritual, or emotional injury, or it may offer healing through presenting you with salient facts–in either case, tender areas may appear to the individual larger or more more public than they actually are, and it may feel as if our attention goes too much toward what won’t work. Apply your most unique skills to problems, difficulties, and all creative efforts today, and keep your eye on the future–both can effectively guide in-the-moment choices and help you avoid wasting your energy by looking in the wrong direction (Jupiter parallel Chiron, Sun conjoined and parallel NN–the marker of a recent eclipse, btw–and Sun contra-parallel Zeus)

Today’s word image is sunshine after a cloudburst. Timing is so important; sometimes waiting is the best thing we can do.

For those born with the Sun at 12 Virgo: you’ve attended to neglected issues, addressed your anger, righted as many wrongs as you personally could; now what, with this new Solar year? You have your eye firmly on the future–so what may suffer is the present. In spite of having everything squared away, you may come to realize that the present, unlike the past or future, needs constant attention. To make the most of this year, through to your next birthday, you should listen to others, and be open to collaborative projects; let go of any lingering residual anger; and measure where you put your energy by asking yourself, ‘Is this sacred, and so something I want to have in my life?’ and ‘Is this something I want to honor, by giving it my energy?’ Good luck, Virgo, and Happy Birthday!

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3 September 2016 For Or Against?

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Watanabe Seitei 1916 {{PD}}

Watanabe Seitei 1916 {{PD}}

The AstroEssence for the 3rd: We may find ourselves in the midst of multiple tug-of-wars (or is it tugs-of-war?), with our own sensibilities seemingly coming down on BOTH sides of the conflict. Ambitions echo the past, dreams lead our efforts toward empowering ourselves, and relationships seem to present the most vexing challenges, as we reject the social sphere, those in authority, and our peers! What’s left? Our inspirations are real; hold tight to these and let them guide you. Know that what draws our attention contains the needed wisdom or shows us the ‘smart move’; and accept that choices and actions are going to feel as if they violate our standards, though inspection later should reassure us that they did no such thing (SN parallel Zeus, Neptune trine Juno, Mars qnx Vesta, Venus contra-parallel Jupiter, Chiron, and Ceres, and qnx Ceres, Sun parallel Pallas and sxt Black Moon Lilith)

Today’s word image is a crow. Crows, we’ve recently discovered, are very very smart birds. They recognize individual humans, and will even share knowledge of what kind of human that is (source of food, mean to birds, etc). In what non-verbal way have you received knowledge lately from the group, and what knowledge was it? Were you conscious of it, or did you just soak it in? How did you use that knowledge, and if you’re just becoming conscious of it now, how will you use it in future?

For those born with the Sun at 11 Virgo: pure and inspired creativity, especially that which is drawn from past experiences, is yours this year, as long as you do one thing: confront every issue you have avoided, denied, or that has enraged you. You can’t keep your upsets to yourself any longer, nor can you expect to create success if you continue to refuse to deal with issues. It’s that simple, and that complicated, all at once. Good luck, Virgo, and Happy Birthday!

For those born with the Sun at 12 Virgo: I can offer you only three things, but if you use/ understand them, you will have all you need to make your year a success. 1) who you are shapes your fate, nothing, and no one, else; 2) relating to others emotionally will build the bridges you need; and, 3) don’t hesitate to look into the abyss, to deal with what you’d rather not, and to express your rage/ outrage when it is warranted. Good luck, Virgo, and Happy Birthday!

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1-2 September 2016 Instincts Serve

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Think of your instincts as your little servant. Jean-Etienne Liotard - 'A Frankish Woman and Her Servant' Mid-18th century {{PD}}

Think of your instincts as your little servant. Jean-Etienne Liotard – ‘A Frankish Woman and Her Servant’ Mid-18th century {{PD}}

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The AstroEssence: on the 1st, aside from the eclipse effects (which will likely be the focus of everyone’s attention, and of course sets a tone that reverberates long past the day it originates, generally through to the next eclipse set), aspects perfecting today suggest a couple of things: that even though we will be empowered via the reality situation itself, we may perceive ourselves to be blocked or somehow denied–believe the real-world situation, not your own flawed idea of yourself in it; and know that staying open to our own instinctual responses is the best, wisest guidance we can receive (Pallas parallel Sedna, Sun sxt Juno and sq Saturn)

By the 2nd we may find that ‘big ideas’ end up challenging our priorities and values; we’re trying to connect with reality by rejecting fantasy, illusion, and the untrue, but we may end up throwing out the creative and imaginative ‘baby’ with anything we see as ‘tainted’ bathwater. Again, instincts serve us best, as does a willingness to respect the primal and the animal senses, unfiltered by the mind. Be aware that communications (or our own interpretative inclinations) may exaggerate matters and take a far too critical stance, and that taking a ‘power position’ will not serve at all those things we honor and find sacred (Pluto opp Vesta, Merc conj Jup, Sun parallel Sedna and opp Neptune)

The word image for these two days is a wolverine–the animal, in case there was any confusion. According to its Wiki, “The wolverine, a solitary animal, has a reputation for ferocity and strength out of proportion to its size, with the documented ability to kill prey many times larger than itself.” It’s also noted that in at least one cosmology, the wolverine is seen as creator of the world. So we have a symbol that is relatively small and yet formidable, freakishly powerful for its size–in fact, so powerful it can be a god. What in you or in your life has these characteristics? Is there any area where you see yourself as a powerful god, though others might only see a relatively small, tenaciously combative entity? If you are ferocious about something, is that ferocity warranted, or could it be an overreaction, an attempt to persuade others of a power you are yourself unsure of? And in what way does your passion separate you (the reference to the wolverine as naturally solitary) from others?

For those born with the Sun at 10 Virgo: you have to look at those matters that enrage you, or that you’ve been ignoring or in denial of–they are the keys to moving forward this year and bringing your dreams to reality. A new emotional viewpoint unfolds for you no matter what, though how you deal with all these factors, the feelings and the problems, will determine your future, and possibly your fate–so don’t hesitate to tackle difficulties; it’s vital you make your voice heard. Good luck, Virgo, and Happy Birthday!

For those born with the Sun at 11 Virgo: pure and inspired creativity, especially that which is drawn from past experiences, is yours this year, as long as you do one thing: confront every issue you have avoided, denied, or that has enraged you. You can’t keep your upsets to yourself any longer, nor can you expect to create success if you continue to refuse to deal with issues. It’s that simple, and that complicated, all at once. Good luck, Virgo, and Happy Birthday!