Fortunately Ever After
A younger couple has simply exchanged vows in a fantastic marriage ceremony ceremony. It’s simply after sundown on a scorching summer season night as their company spill out onto an unlimited garden. Rows of tables are set for a proper reception dinner, and the Aquarius Full Moon begins to rise, its reflection glowing in a small pond. Earlier than they’re seated, waiters flow into with glasses of wine and hors d’oeuvres. The stage is about for a fascinating occasion.
In a single nook, a large flight of stairs results in a patio. Whereas the newly minted married couple wanders round greeting company – co-workers of their dad and mom, prolonged members of the family they hardly know – they discover that their buddies have taken their drinks over to the steps. They’re seated in any respect ranges, kicking off their footwear, making themselves snug and laughing.
And identical to that, the newlyweds confront their new degree of maturity. They lengthy to shake off their formal garments and have a beer with their buddies, however they’re the celebs of the present, with severe social obligations.
After dinner and speeches, it’s time for the primary dance. Exhausted, they have a look at one another and, with out a phrase, they kick off their footwear, loosen their garments, and begin operating. Hand-in-hand, they soar into the close by pond, with their buddies shut behind.
That is the midpoint within the New Moon cycle that started on July 17, in the familial signal of Most cancers, so household obligations have to be met. And with the Solar in Leo, there have to be pageantry. However when all has been mentioned and carried out, the Aquarius Full Moon (Aug. 1, 2023, 11:32 am PDT) has to have its freedom.
And so begins their fortunately ever after.
This week, Mars in diligent Virgo makes a trine side to Jupiter in easy-going Taurus (Aug. 1, 2023, 1:44 pm PDT, 13º46’ Virgo and Taurus). Mars is on the Sabian image 14 Virgo, A household tree. My circle of relatives tree is dominated by hardworking farmers, individuals who didn’t know the that means of a break day, and that ethos continues alongside my technology’s department. We’re not farmers, most of us, however we do are inclined to maintain comparable hours.
Like all virtues, laborious work may be taken too far, into the realm of obsessive consideration to element and 0 work-life steadiness. Sooner or later, it’s necessary to ask whether or not extra hours of labor actually yield that a lot better of a outcome?
Mars’ trine to Jupiter in Taurus, on the image 14 Taurus, Shellfish groping and youngsters enjoying, is a reminder to take a break every so often, to spend a bit time enjoying hooky. August, Leo’s month, is a time of trip and festivities, the place we play and have interaction in re-creation. Aided by Jupiter in contented Taurus, it’s time to calm down a bit and benefit from the items of nature and on a regular basis pleasures. Reassure Mercury in Virgo that stepping again a bit can truly make us extra productive in the long term!
It’s been a few years since I held a day job, however boy, I’ve no bother remembering what I disliked about it. As a secretary for a big authorities company, day-after-day had a crushing sameness about it.
This week, Mercury opposes Saturn (Aug. 1, 2023, 7:18 pm PDT, 5º38’ Virgo-Pisces) from the Sabian image 6 Virgo, A merry-go-round. Mercury in Virgo can positively be an up-and-down, round and round in circles affect of getting misplaced in particulars and shedding sight of the large image. It may also level to an inclination to assist others on the expense of pursuing your personal ambitions.
In the meantime, Saturn is on 6 Pisces, Officers on costume parade. It is a Saturn who is aware of that nonetheless competent you’re, you’ll get forward extra rapidly by “wanting the half” of the job you need to get. Saturn in Pisces doesn’t all the time look the best way we count on Saturn to look, however it does know easy methods to play the sport.
Our Saturn in Pisces ambitions are softer, extra altruistic and dedicated to discovering that means in our work than many Saturn indicators. They come up within the coronary heart of an underused employee, and even the enterprise proprietor who is continually distracted and overwhelmed by tedious issues, as an insistent whisper: “Is that this all there may be?”
There’s nothing demeaning about being the one that organizes data, units up programs, and makes issues run easily behind the scenes. However it’s rather a lot simpler to search out satisfaction and to flee the merry-go-round if you happen to really feel that your work helps one thing you care about deeply and that may actually enhance the world.
A Matter of Fashion
This week, the Solar in Leo squares Jupiter in Taurus (Aug. 6, 2023, 5:03 pm PDT, 14º16’ Leo and Taurus). We’re used to pondering of Taurus as a reliable, salt-of-the-earth constructing block of the zodiac. However don’t promote its fellow mounted signal, Leo, brief as a dependable affect. Each are indicators you may depend on, partially due to their tenacity – which, on a difficult day, can present up wanting rather a lot like stubbornness.
As the 2 interact in a sq. side this week, their forcefulness may be energizing, aggravating, or some combination of the 2. The distinction between them is basically certainly one of fashion; we see it even of their Sabian symbols. The Solar is on 15 Leo, A pageant, and Jupiter is on 15 Taurus, A person muffled up with a rakish silk hat. Leo believes in main with an inspiring instance – a “pageant,” if you’ll. Taurus, alternatively, attends to practicalities first. Sure, the person within the Sabian image wears a rakish, trendy silk hat – however at first, he’s muffled as much as keep heat.
When the Solar elements Jupiter, it’s time to assume huge and to enlist others to hitch in your quest. Confronted with a management problem, Leo’s resolution is to leap up and ship an inspiring tackle to the troops. However as sensible Taurus may say to Leo, “Somebody’s going to should construct that stage earlier than you may leap up onto it!” Each are proper – and each are obligatory to guide others on to success.
Writing and pictures © 2017-23 by April Elliott Kent
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