Venus is on Taurus 14: A PERSON WITH A SILK HAT, MUFFLED AGAINST THE COLD, BRAVES A STORM
There can be all kinds of ‘storms’ around at the moment. For instance, a few hours ago, the Moon was on Cancer 27: A Furious Storm In A Canyon Filled With Valuable Homes (everyone’s home is ‘valuable’ – of course)… and Mars in Aries and the Moon the Moon in Cancer are squaring off at the moment = many are likely to be feeling the full-frontal effects of issues that have been whipped up – whether they are personal issues, or, looking at what’s going on with others around them, or, in the world in general.
The fact that the person has a ‘silk hat’ says that there are many things to be grateful for – the ‘storm’ can be some unexpected thing that has disturbed their sense of calm and well-being.
This Symbol implies having to brave times of hardship and discomfort, while still having to remain confident and somewhat cheerful, even though one is unable to avoid the difficulty. There is the constant possibility of having to weather storms while maintaining that all will be ok in the end. Showing determination, confidence and hope for the future will help you move forward and it will encourage those around you at the same time. Wearing your best outfit while showing a brave face will win the respect of others who may not be aware of how difficult things really can be for you.
Inner poise being more important than outer appearances. Braving stormy emotional weather. Ploughing on through difficulties. Being willing to weather storms.
The Caution: Not wanting to show true feelings. Putting on ‘superficial’ shows of strength. Complaining instead of getting on with things. Not dressing properly.
Mars is on Aries 28: A LARGE DISAPPOINTED AUDIENCE
Are you concerned about things not going the way you’d want? Are you noticing attitudes, beliefs, actions, etc, that you don’t like? Wanting to change the status quo? Feeling like you, or others, are judging, sometimes harshly or unnecessarily?
This Symbol shows a sense of being an observer, sometimes more than being a participant. You may have an inner critic that analyses things. In fact you might feel as though you, or someone else, have failed and left something wanting. But how much is this because too much was expected in the first place? The ‘audience’ sometimes only remembers the last performance, so get up and try again. Perhaps your need to be fulfilled should be more realistic. Be aware that you may be your own ‘audience’. Do you feel that things have lived up to expectations?
Adjustment of expectations. Living through the responses of others. Battling to get a seat. Responses to creative activities. Relying on feedback. Being a spectator.
The Caution: Feeling sorry because of defeat or frustration. A lot of people feeling emotionally ‘wiped-out’. Shattering of illusions. Refusal of entry. Not getting a seat.
Venus is on Taurus 13: A PORTER CARRYING A MOUNTAIN OF HEAVY BAGGAGE
Are you feeling the weight of the world? Is it your world or others? Are you feeling weighed down with responsibilities? Are you taking on things that, perhaps, you shouldn’t. Do you know how to say no – perhaps that is part of it?
This Symbol implies someone who tends to carry the load for others. They often feel responsible for everyone and everything. The ‘porter’ will usually spring to attention when asked to help or to shoulder the burden of others luggage or baggage. In fact, you may be doing a lot to help others, but not getting much appreciation or thanks. Be wary that you are not just helping people to hang on to their extra ‘baggage’, through your desire to be useful and helpful. This can weigh them down when you are no longer available. Grinning and bearing the weight only works for so long before one tires of it.
Self-reliance. Being reliable, responsible and helpful. Owning people’s ‘garbage’. Shouldering people’s baggage. Being weighed-down. Bad backs, knees or posture.
The Caution: Being busy with peoples’ problems, not working on your own. Not knowing when to say “no”. Bearing family guilt. Not knowing when to say ‘no’.
Mercury is on Pisces 25: THE PURGING OF THE PRIESTHOOD
This Symbol is largely about throwing out those things, people, beliefs, attitudes, etc, that don’t measure up. That don’t stand the test of authenticity or trust.
This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to be able to see through those who hold important positions yet abuse trust or those who make great claims but don’t live up to them. At regular times in your life, you’re likely to find yourself leaving others behind, kicking them out, or experiencing falls from grace. Periodically, there is a need to examine moral and spiritual sincerity. It is easy to allow those who don’t really belong to stay because of familiarity or habit. We can lose sight of the ideal through our rationalizing intellect, ego and emotive passion. There is a need to cleanse and purify your life, leading to better spiritual values. What side of the “Purging” are you on? Are you the one with the ‘right motives’? Who’s in charge?
Things holding you back. Revealing the truth. Throwing out what doesn’t measure up. Dismissals and redundancies. Being a hot shot or not. Betrayal of trust. Cover ups.
The Caution: Battles over spiritual direction. Abusing authority. Whistle blowing. Damning others. Deceiving, lying or misleading. Corruption and scandals. Burning books.
The Sun is on Aries 7: A MAN SUCCESSFULLY EXPRESSING HIMSELF IN TWO REALMS AT ONCE
Are you finding yourself dividing up your life? Do you feel like you’ve got two or more areas of activity, reality, awareness or desires? Do you feel like you’re living a double life? This can be a great degree as long as you are able to focus fully on what you’re doing.
Areas of your life may seem divided, but you can be fully expressive in each aspect of your life if you give each aspect value and look for each parts individual importance. There’s the ability to shift your focus from one thing to another when it is needed or useful. Be careful not to scatter your energies, but, of course, indulge in the various areas of life or projects that interest you. E.g. straight jobs versus weird hobbies or vice versa.
Integrating the spiritual and the material. Creative versatility and duality. Moving through people’s lives and social stratas. Living a dual life.
The Caution: Fooling yourself that you can be all things to all people and eventually failing. Infidelity and fickleness. Compromising to keep people happy.
Here’s my Daily Rave. It IS a bit of a rave and unscripted… I don’t particularly think about what I’m going to say, I just start – so, please excuse some of it. If it was crafted, I would script and edit it – but, it’s not supposed to be like that – it’s just a bit of a rave
I hope you enjoy it! Feel free to leave a comment…
Jupiter is retrograde on Leo 13: AN OLD SEA CAPTAIN ROCKING ON THE PORCH OF HIS COTTAGE
- Jupiter goes direct in about two week’s time on this degree. We have Jupiter on the ‘taking time out to contemplate’ degree. This can be a time for writing one’s stories, for writing your memoirs. This can be a useful time to plan strategies and get things in a row, neatened up and tidied for the forward thrust that is coming in a few week’s time.
This Symbol shows the need for times of quiet reflection, to look back at past experiences, especially those times that may have seemed threatening or exhausting in some way. Take some time for a little solitude and contemplate the overall picture of your life. You may want to take time out to read, to go over past memories, indeed to write your memoirs. When back into the business of life you will be refreshed and have a better idea of how you fit in and what you want to achieve. Having said that, this Symbol can sometimes indicate wanting to retire and withdraw from life too much so that it interferes with the ability to make a living or feel like contributing to society.
Retreating to one’s inner self and reflecting. Quiet confidence in conquering life’s storms and come out wiser. Observing life from afar. Rocking chairs, cottages and verandahs.
The Caution: Ignoring what is possible now in favor of memories. Inability to get going. Being lazy and immobile. Being a lounge-lizard. Wanting others to look after you.
Mars is on Aries 27: THROUGH IMAGINATION, A LOST OPPORTUNITY IS REGAINED
This Symbol shows the talent or the ability to be able to use inner creative energy to revitalize ideas or opportunities that seemed to be lost. Whatever it is that you need to do, believe that it is possible and create an image in your mind and you will most likely succeed at gaining it or recovering it. Always take heart; there is energy here to recapture things that seemed to be lost. Visualizing what you want, allowing time and watching for it to manifest can bring astounding results. Sometimes, however, the “lost opportunities regained” are in a different form than we had first imagined.
Creative imagination and visualization. Hope renewed. Second chances. Last minute reprieves. Being forgiven or pardoned. Imagineering. Making up for losses.
The Caution: Relying on self pity which denies using the imagination to recover situations. Not noticing the solutions to problems. Going over and over lost opportunities.
The Sun is on Aries 6: A SQUARE BRIGHTLY LIGHTED ON ONE SIDE
This Symbol often shows a positive situation or a nature that knows how to find ways out of situations by creating creative solutions. Don’t become too concerned with one side of issues in the material world, even if you feel boxed in with no way out. Don’t have all your eggs in one basket. You have the ability to simply look around with a more objective eye and apply simple, active solutions – there are always ways out of dilemmas. Look for the light and head towards it. Refusal to surrender to frustrations. Thinking outside the square. Illuminated solutions. Understanding the borders of one’s activities. Looking for stability. A strong discharge of energies.
The Caution: Surrendering, feeling trapped, seeing only one side of situations. Bouncing around. Wanting to escape tight situations. Feeling locked in or boxed in.
The Sun is on Aries 5: A WHITE TRIANGLE IS SEEN; IT HAS GOLDEN WINGS
This can be a time when we feel that we need to rise above the gross, the problematic, the old, the outworn. We can feel the need to ascend situations that no longer could, or should, have out involvement. We can use the power of our will to let go of the petty…. to find something transcendent to occupy ourselves with, possibly to distract ourselves, or, to find a focus that is ascended, at least in some measure.
This Symbol shows the ability to be able to lift yourself above the ordinary, using your natural gifts to find a new perspective, an uplifted view; to expand your awareness. This can picture an eagerness for spiritual integration or a capacity to escape from reality. Try to ground the vision, but allow yourself the free flight of vision. There is often a strong spiritual nature that expresses itself through purity of thought and insight.
Inspiration and zeal. Feeling elevated and inspired through spiritual or creative efforts. Flying to a greater perspective. Self transcendence. Angels and their messages.
The Caution: Not noticing your down-to-earth needs or those around you. Escapism. Forgetting about the needs and desires of the body. Losing the plot.