Oh, self- righteousness can feel so good. Setting someone straight. Telling it like it is. Few things offer the delicious jolt of freedom, of agency, of utter indifference to consequence that comes with letting fly a self-righteous screed. But even if what you say is true, and even if you can argue for its necessity, that kind of truth-telling is never kind and almost never improves upon the silence….
By all means, at this New Moon, do some rituals and set intentions around attracting more money into your life. But to focus only on money is to miss the larger point of Taurus, which is the importance of self-sufficiency.
Ritual is the way we ask for help from the gods, but if you’re like me, you may not feel comfortable with solemn, formal ritual filled with prescribed incantations and possibly incense. In fact, I think all that’s required is that we simply ask for what we want—politely, respectfully, and winningly, while putting our best qualities forward.
Striking balance at this Aries New Moon offers some vital challenges. Instead of exciting your lower instincts with messages of anger, attacks, and retaliation, feed your positive Aries warrior wolf by taking positive action to support your beliefs. There is a fight going on inside you, and me, and every other person, too. Which wolf will win? The one we feed….
“Going gently” sums up Libra’s approach to the world. It appears as elegant touches in unexpected places, moving with grace, choosing the nice shirt, setting things down carefully, coaxing the cat. It’s in the little ways of approaching life with a spirit of beauty and grace, smoothness and quiet.
Though eclipses are dramatic and interesting, few of them are truly life-changing. For many of us, this Solar Eclipse will come and go with some mild emotional disruption and perhaps some unexpected developments in some area of life, and that’s about it. But watch your chart closely over a number of years, and you learn to identify its hot spots. And this particular eclipse triggers one of mine….
I’ll bet it’s easier to think of half a dozen people who’ve recently given you poor service than it is to name even half as many who’ve offered help with a smile. Why does it seem so many people are unhappy in their work? Apart from things like sustenance wages and job insecurity, I think it’s mainly for two reasons….
Aquarius-style friendships are the mesh tank tops of relationships – loosely-knit alliances that keep us covered but let us breathe. They let us feel like a part of society without losing our independence.
We’re all busy people. But we’re all creative spirits, too. And while it can seem daunting to carve out enough space in your life to become really proficient at a creative pastime, in the end the tools matter very little anyway. The key is to master the tools just enough that they cease to be relevant–except as the conduit for expressing your unique, individual spirit.
Once we know why we’re doing something, the road forward is usually clearer. And though Capricorn is a pragmatic, “what” and “how” kind of sign, this particular Capricorn New Moon is a little different. This is a New Moon, and a new year, that demand we get to know our own motivations, the impalpable underpinnings of our practical ambitions….