Among the cardinal compass points that orient us to our world, the point of self is one that is often misunderstood and given short shrift.
Posts Categorized: Zodiac Signs
We imagine that Libra demands that we always make nice and give in to others, but that’s not quite it. Libra simply asks that we balance the needs of one against the needs of another.
For now, let’s stay with Pisces, and give the wound its due. But while it takes courage to acknowledge that it’s there, acknowledgement is not enough. We have to let ourselves grieve for our suffering, let ourselves be vulnerable to it—and then alchemize it into something useful.
Saturn’s sign in your birth chart seems to indicate the qualities that make people take you seriously and from which you derive your authority. They are what make others a little nervous at the thought of falling short of your expectations, and for which you are judged most harshly if you don’t act with integrity.
When you read something like “Leo is magnanimous and outgoing,” your mind may immediately object that your August-born aunt is, in fact, shy and retiring. This is where the astrological skeptic proclaims victory and changes the subject. But allow me to gently reintroduce the topic….
Sometimes, it must be said, Virgo indulges in negative criticism; the world is full of faults and mediocrity, and Virgo’s inability to ignore these things can turn her into a cranky scold. But sometimes, Virgo criticizes because she is enraptured by a vision of greatness that lies only a few punctuation marks away….
Transiting Venus and Mars entered Aries last week, and over the past couple of days they made trines to Saturn in Sagittarius. Normally a deliberate and focused worker (with no Aries planets in my birth chart), I’ve had a devil of a time settling down and getting anything done.
Technically, it’s a New Moon in Aquarius, as fixed and stubborn a sign as they come, and perhaps you’re living a life that is technically much the same as it’s been for ages. But it’s a New Moon with one foot, or maybe two, wiggling their toes in Pisces’ waters. You might find yourself wondering what it would be like to grab for two lives with both hands, instead of settling for just one….
You may doubt it, but the Leo Full Moon has news for you: you are not a satellite. You are the Sun, filled with your own light, golden and warming, spilling out around the edges when your guard is down….
At this New Moon in Aquarius, why not “friend” someone – whether on Facebook, or in line at the supermarket. There’s no obligation to develop a life-long, symbiotic relationship with everyone you meet – just the willingness to embrace everyone who crosses your path as a fellow traveler.