daily 4cast: 4/7/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Tuesday
4/7/2015
Starring:
Mercury [in Aries] square Pluto [in Capricorn]
Mars [in Taurus] square Juno [in Leo]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Scorpio] opposite Venus [in Taurus]
Moon [in Scorpio] trine Chiron [in Pisces]

Gone are the days when you would allow an outside source take control of your affairs. You have your own voice and you are no longer afraid to use it. In all actuality, you don’t have to say much at all to get your point across. The poise you exude, which is both regal and fierce, speaks volumes. If there is work to be done, you are more than capable of calling the shots and handling your business.

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If you were known previously as someone who was more passive than aggressive, The Others may be inclined to challenge, mock, or react defiantly against your attempts to assert yourself more directly. Conflicts may arise in your most intimate relationships, as you are evolving beyond the person you used to be. This evolution could pose a threat to the foundation of your partnership, as you have now outgrown the role you initially agreed to play. Allow not these interferences to deter you from expressing yourself freely, as this process is beneficial in the most therapeutic way.

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daily 4cast: 4/5/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Sunday
4/5/2015
Starring:
Sun [in Aries] square Pluto [in Capricorn]
Mercury [in Aries] opposite North Node [in Libra]
Mars [in Taurus] sextile Vesta [in Pisces]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Libra] sextile Pallas [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in Scorpio] opposite Mars [in Taurus]
Moon [in Scorpio] trine Vesta [in Pisces]
Moon [in Scorpio] square Ceres [in Aquarius]

The waters are choppy, but you have the power to steer your ship in the right direction, and you look good doing it. Your shipmates, including your own crew as well as the passengers you’ve picked up along the way, are amazed by your ability to go with flow and maintain some sense of direction. These people are likely to come to you to help them stabilize their own stormy situations. They trust you to guide them when they are lost at sea.

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Despite your apparently confident composure, your certainty as a captain may waver. Can’t these people see it’s a struggle for you not to swim in circles? Don’t know they that you too are blown away when there is too much wind in your sails?

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daily 4cast: 3/2/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Monday
3/2/2015
Starring:
Sun [in Pisces] inconjunct Moon [in Leo]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Leo] conjunct Jupiter/Juno [in Leo]
Moon [in Leo] trine Venus/Mars/Uranus [in Aries], Saturn [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in Leo] inconjunct Neptune [in Pisces]
Moon [in Leo] sextile North Node [in Libra]

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Ever heard of Captain Save A Hoe? Yeah… Nobody wants to be that guy. Trying to rescue everyone who crosses your path isn’t possible, and if it were, it still wouldn’t be practical. Everyone has their own lives to live and their own choices to make.

So, what if the one who needs assistance is a close family, a lover, or a friend? So what! Sometimes you have to draw the line between what you can and can’t do for other people. The Ones closest to you have a way of wielding guilt when your actions defy their expectations, which are based on the role they have created for you to play in their soap opera, but that is not your burden to carry. You have the right to deny anyone who attempts to modify or manipulate your behavior for their own emotional amelioration and psychological security. Rip the script or at least rewrite it in your own words.

boundary_fullEstablishing clearly defined boundaries doesn’t make you any less of a perfect partner [as if that were even a thing]. Contrary to what you may believe, adopting interpersonal discrimination serves to empower both parties. As compassionate as you may be, you sabotage your own wellbeing when your livelihood is dependent upon other people’s peace of mind. Continue reading

daily 4cast: 2/20/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Friday
2/20/2015
Starring:
Mercury [in Aquarius] opposite Juno [in Leo]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Pisces] square Pallas [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in Aries] conjunct Venus/Mars [in Aries]

Sometimes you don’t realize how different you are from your significant other until you are jolted out of your romantic spell by your first disagreement. Two individuals with two distinct personalities are bound to have opposing points of view, so you might as well get used to it. Sure, there may be some emotional tension as both of you attempt to prove the truth of your perceptions, but you are probably much too preoccupied with peace-keeping and diplomacy to declare war. Besides, the back and forth of it all is kind of exciting.

Today is a great day for partners of all sorts [romantic or platonic or business] to experience excitement at its peak. If you have known each other for a while, you will be inclined to experiment. Novelty is necessary if you’d like to keep your relationship lively. When things get too predictable, attention starts to wander, and infidelity becomes an option for those who need constant stimulation. Remember your objective, but keep it fresh to lessen the chances of separation, unless of course you are ready to split.

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If you are just getting to know someone, you might be pleasantly surprised by their lifestyle, and how foreign it is compared to yours. Intimacy is like a dance; when you agree to share the stage with someone, you are apt to pick up a few of their moves. Continue reading

ugly situations/beautiful solutions: aries full moon/lunar eclipse 2014 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Full Moon in Aries
October 8, 2014
06:51 AM EST

during libra season, when the sun is transiting the sign of the scales, we are fueled by collaboration. the easiest, most desirable way to shine is when working in unison with someone who is deemed equal, such as a friend, a lover, or a business associate. when the comfort-seeking moon inevitably transits libra’s opposite sign, aries, it becomes a bit of an emotional challenge to honor impulsive individuality without breaking a social rule or two, as the ego at its core is often more primitive and impatient than refined…

projection:i’m a good person who is offended that my charming grace is neither appreciated nor reciprocated. i’d rather go solo than have to deal with the nastiness and strife that is incited, but i can’t just give up like that. if only i could convey to them how unfairly they treat me, i know they would finally hold me in the high esteem i deserve.

swami says:

– relationships serve to mirror your internal state back to you objectively, but lately what you see triggers an irrationally violent response…

– there is a difference between a healthy partnership and codependency, and a fragile identity/ego will eventually alienate others…

– although both parties are supposed to bring something to the table, some unions are more one-sided than mutual…

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tasty participation: 8/17/14 [#MyBestWeek]

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a whole bunch of us have had a hard time actually beholding the apples of our respective eyes, but this just might be the moment for us to take the first bite. in life, what is materialized is not always in alignment with what we had in mind, and that is why it would be beneficial to employ the law of attraction. some prizes are not to be pursued, but pulled in with magnetism and then devoured.

aspiring to greater associations is the difference between feast and famine. we are the company we keep, so why not link up with people who are on the same wavelength, with the intention of arriving at a similar destination? there may be an assortment of new connections that are made this week, and since it is impossible to know the blessings that these new affiliations could potentially bestow upon us, we would be wise to save room in our social networks for some fresh faces. as the saying goes, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” when we least expect it, after ages of rejection, delay, and failure, the very thing we covet could fall right into our laps. stress and anxiety of an uncertain future expires when we leverage our partnerships to the fullest capacity in the present. after all, we come into each other’s lives for a reason, usually because one has something that the other needs, so there is no shame in sharing what we got!

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mars direct in libra: collaboration indignation [#StarsAndSymbols]

i meant to post this thing on monday, but sometimes it’s good to wait.

good news for those who have grown tired of holding their horses. mars, god of war and our astrological impulse to do something, resumed direct motion earlier this week. since march, mars has apparently been moving backward in an earthbound optical illusion we call a retrograde. the function of mars is inverted when it is retrograde so that instead of pursuing our conquests directly, we choose to reflect and deliberate and even take a step back to assess the best method of attack, perhaps as a result of self-doubt. there is no problem with thinking before we act, but when instincts are not honored as urgently as they arise, we risk missing out on the moment and remaining in a place of immobility. in the words of every madonna song (seriously, she’s lyrically impatient), “no hesitating!”

with mars retrograde in libra, the probability of us getting stuck on fences is exacerbated. mars rules aries, libra’s polar opposite sign, so mars in libra feels relatively uncomfortable expressing its passionately aggressive desires as our energy is focused on striking a pleasant balance with our peers. for the past few months, many of us have felt agitated by people we consider equals (lovers, friends, business partners, open enemies), and while disagreements have forced us to accost our issues other people, mars’ retrograde motion in addition to libra’s influence suggests a facade of niceness that has masked the outburst of the contemptuous feelings that have been smoldering just below the surface. in other words, because of retrograde mars’ debilitation in the sign of the scales, it is likely that passive aggression has won out over the direct expression of anger. ready to explode?

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be a masterpiece: 5/18/14 [#MyBestWeek]

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as evidenced in a variety of enduring magnum opuses, many people of many cultures and eras believe that we are all intrinsically connected. does that mean we should deny our unique experience and super special perspective? absolutely not! we must individuate ourselves (a strong “damn it” feels appropriate right here, yeah?). if we don’t leave our footprint on the surface of the earth, were we ever even alive? if the upside down sun isn’t shining, then there is nothing to see here folks! apathy, fatigue, and the depletion of life force energy in general signify either an unconscious blockage of self-expression or a wasteful expenditure of vital power that leaves us exhausted. how can we expect to create a signature by which to be remembered if we are not performing full out? life is no dress rehearsal.

some facet of our personality is being stifled whether or not we realize it. in order to continue the healthy development of the ego, we must shed light on the aspects of our being that have not yet been integrated. by acknowledging the entirety of who we are, we free ourselves to live fully in alignment with the whims of our creative will, which range from romantic to risky. whichever end of the spectrum our recreation takes us, it’s all in good fun. there is nobody else quite like us and if that doesn’t inspiration the extension of self, then leo is not the king of the jungle. even if we are not proud of everything we’ve experienced, we still have the authority to celebrate the totality of our existence for the sheer fact that there are no duplicates. way past one in a million is who we are.

if there is ever any uncertainty regarding the root of our self-consciousness and the obstruction of our eminent potential, our partnerships serve as a mirror if we choose to see ourselves in others. we attract those who are meant to refine us in some way, so sometimes it may feel as though we are in abrasive relationships. peaceful exchanges are preferred in the 7th house, but edgy interactions are indicative of the bits and pieces of our personhood that we must be conscious of in order to generate the amount of fuel necessary to sustain the animation that is playing out around us.

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the thrill is gone?: 5/4/14 [#MyBestWeek]

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if the thrill is gone and the hot pursuit to get it back in full effect. we have been teased with too close encounters that haven’t quite managed to make it off the ground, and i get the feeling we are craving the excitement of the real thing. rather than sitting and wait for the next big thing to make its presence known, we must take matters into our own hands and make it happen, no matter how dangerously impossible that mission may seem. mars is impulse and the subsequent response to such stimuli, so no matter what happened before or what we thought would happen in the future, it is best that we act urgently the present moment lest we allow a new experience to pass us by. there is no certainty in the initiation of a new endeavor, but there is fun to be had in the most suspenseful moments. anything can happen.

our desires are not satiated by a quick skim of the surface. the only thing that can quench our thirst is to dive furiously into the depths of that which captures our attention. we may not be able to see it, but our senses tell us that there is more juice to be squeezed underneath the sometimes deceptively dry facade. scorpio has a deep-seated desire to penetrate beyond the exterior to trespass the territory that is otherwise off-limits. the most succulent fruit is forbidden or hidden from plain sight, and it can not be fully enjoyed if any ounce of it is left unearthed. some of us have settled into a state of brittle inertia, waiting hopelessly for someone to bless us with an all access backstage pass, forgetting that we have the potential to exercise our own inner VIP at any given moment by using what we got to get what we want (and yes, that was a player’s club reference). it is important for us to know intimately who we are and what we have to offer by periodically plumbing our own shadow to bring the darkness to light, as this will only help us to perceive and pursue the adrenaline rush of possibilities that often arise in external world, which is what we need to do at the current moment in order to avoid the depression of inactivity.

excuses for inaction are invalidated by our proximity to dynamism. sparks don’t fly if nothing is plugged in, so it is in our best interest to stay actively connected to our community. no matter how we familiar we think we are with our network and the people within it, there is always some new source of stimulation to be stumbled upon, or so suggests the ever-inquisitive 3rd house. curiosity might have killed the cat, but it will elicit the very exhilaration for which we are pining. novelty is the key to inspiring the enthusiasm needed to jumpstart our engines.

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my best week: 2/2/14 [#StarsAndSymbols]

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“aphrodite lady seashell bikini, garden panty… VENUS!” the sensual Goddess of Love is setting the mood. the focus is an equal balance of “me” and “you”, considering venus represents the feminine principle of accommodation. the give and the take, the attraction and the repulsion, the have and the have not; all venusian. meeting someone halfway in some sort of rendezvous is highly likely. i also pulled the 7th house, which is associated with venus, so there is no doubt that the exchange of partnership is paramount.

spiritual is pisces, the next card pulled. all things unseen, the things of our dreams and nightmares and illusions, are all piscean. the fish represent the universal oneness that connects us all like an invisible network of heartstrings. impressionable and compassionate, pisces heals other people by absorbing their negativity. selflessness, while obviously admirable, can overwhelm, and sometimes all we want to do is get away. try as we might, it is not easy to escape this sphere of existence (beware of indulgence in addictive substances!) and the burden of the outside energy we may feel obliged to assume. like a lifejacket for the sinking, it may feel like we’re struggling just below the surface, trying desperately to stay afloat.

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