Issues We Do
In astrology, the Solar symbolizes (amongst different issues) sanity – the sense of self and sovereignty that comes with an intact, wholesome ego. It’s the self we take without any consideration, our default settings, our governing rules. A wholesome Solar offers us a robust platform from which to launch out into the problem of constructing and sustaining a life.
The Solar tells us that there are Issues We Do and Issues We Do Not Do, by advantage of being who we’re. “As an introvert, I hate going to events,” could be considered one of these guidelines, or, “I’m not somebody who will take a trip on my own.” However every so often, a fleeting transit opens up the idea of Self for a quick, spontaneous rumspringa. This week affords such an event, because the transiting Solar makes a sq. to Uranus (Aug. 15, 2023, 7:34 pm PDT). Even when the unpredictability of life lately has left you holding on to stability with each palms, enable this fast transit to throw you astray. It’s time to regulate your settings somewhat bit. Enable the sudden factor develop into a Factor That You Do.
Sowing, Loving, Shining
Every year, on the Leo New Moon (Aug. 16, 2023, 2:38 am PDT), we’re known as to plant seeds of ecstatic love and pleasure. These seeds could take the type of tentative steps towards romance, or beginning a band or a brand new enterprise, and even welcoming tiny creatures – the center made seen – into our houses.
However the New Moon is a darkish, unsure part, even when it’s basking in Leo’s glowing fireplace. And that’s very true, if I’m to be trustworthy, at this Leo New Moon, when the Solar and Moon at 23º17’ Leo are sq. unpredictable Uranus, a wild wind that may extinguish the New Moon flame earlier than it will get an opportunity to develop into a full-fledged fireplace.
The New Moon’s Sabian image is 24 Leo, An untidy, unkempt man. I’ve nice fondness for this picture; I reside in a family of people that get so caught up in our passionate pursuits that we (and the home) are a large number more often than not. However that’s usually the type of depth it takes to summon and notice an act of creation, and one’s coiffure and the breakfast dishes be damned.
Whenever you plant seeds, you’ll be able to’t know precisely what’s going to come of them. They might fail to germinate in any respect. And in the event that they do, even when they flourish, it’s sure that they’ll know darkish days, too. Days of flood or of dry, crackling warmth. Days of disappointment, disagreements, disillusionment, and reminders of mortality. Leo’s job is to not preserve ourselves tidy, however to only preserve sowing, simply preserve loving, and simply preserve shining.
The Cowboy and the Bull
Since Uranus entered Taurus in 2018, I’ve been attempting to reconcile the unpredictability of Uranus with what I thought-about was the staid nature of Taurus. However lately, it dawned on me that I’ve been considering of Taurus solely as a cow, and never as a bull. One is gentle, the opposite unpredictable and susceptible to violence – a way more apt image for Uranus on this signal.
Mars in Virgo approaches a trine facet to Uranus in Taurus this week (Aug. 16, 2023, 6:53 am PDT) on the Sabian image 23 Virgo, An animal coach. Think about this Mars as a seasoned cowboy approaching a harmful, unpredictable bull. The cowboy takes his time, incomes the animal’s belief with a quiet voice and delicate, unthreatening method. He reveals respect, however by no means concern.
Even after they meet in a constructive facet, the mixture of Mars and Uranus is risky. Below its affect, we are able to discover inspiration and daring, good breakthroughs, particularly in our work. However it is a mixture whose energy, and the sudden pure forces it represents, have to be revered. Put together to come across the sudden; we’ll meet it most successfully by emulating the Mars in Virgo cowboy, protecting our voice low and our method calm, assembly no matter comes with quiet confidence.
Main and Studying
Pluto’s current squares to the North Node (July 22, 25, and 28) introduced sobering realities that will have made a terrific alternative appear of attain. However this week, as the Solar in Leo trines the Aries North Node (Aug. 19, 2023, 10:13 am PDT), somebody vital sees you in a brand new mild. In reality, it’s in all probability the best way you dealt with your current difficulties that has have made you shine extra brightly as a possible chief. You appear to be somebody who can deal with a brand new problem, who listens to your personal instincts and may act decisively. All that’s left to make this new alternative an entire success is so that you can share your information – and to let or not it’s recognized that you simply’re desperate to be taught much more.
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