Astrology July 4, 2014: Know Thyself – Sun Opposite Pluto

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“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” Maya Angelou

COSMIC WATCH:

Self-knowledge is always a good thing, in my opinion. Even if it sometimes has us scratching our heads and wondering about ourselves. And today, with the annual Sun-Pluto opposition (4:03 am EDT), we may have a chance, in some way, to become more intimately acquainted with the hidden dimension of our beings, the subconscious realm, which Pluto happens to govern, and which includes our fears, obsessions, and insecurities, the stuff that usually gets a bad wrap, as well as our brightest hopes and wishes.

Yesterday in my blog, I also wrote about how control and power issues can often suddenly erupt, when we have intense Pluto energy circulating about the ether. Too, again, these kinds of lower vibrational behaviors are typically only manifestations of some of the deeper, more complex issues that are always stealthily echoing through the corridors of our inner chambers.

Normally, however, when we choose to befriend the resident boogeyman, that is holed up inside all of us, by shining a bright light upon him and greeting him with, perhaps, a startling “Hello,” he usually ends up becoming a lot less of a scary creature, especially as we begin to see him for what he is: a vulnerable entity that just doesn’t quite know how to operate with grace and finesse in the real world yet, probably because has never really been shown how to do that sort of thing, by his friendly gatekeeper, namely us. Maybe today, though, we can begin to change all that by showing him the ropes a little, around our neck of the woods. Attempt to peaceably integrate him into our day, and see what happens. We just might be pleasantly surprised!

With that being said, today is also an excellent time for doing some personal journaling, or for reading books on psychology. Too, I personally awoke from a very powerful dream, this morning, right about the time the Sun-Pluto opposition was exact. I have been mentally picking apart that dream, ever since, wondering about the meaning of it for my life. Also, when I awoke, I immediately thought to myself, “Wow, so this is my Sun-Pluto experience!” Too, I have transiting Mercury exactly trine my natal Neptune today, which may also help to explain the very vivid nature of my dream.

The Moon also shifts into social Libra today (5:43 am EDT), forming a quinqunx to imaginative, dreamy Neptune in Pisces, later this evening. Hopefully, a perfect portal to playfully escape into the heavenly production of a fireworks display.

What surprises you about yourself?

Famous July 4 Birthdays: Malia Obama, Calvin Coolidge, Bill Withers, Gina Lollabrigida

“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” Calvin Coolidge

Happy Fourth of July! Enjoy your day. May you all be safe.

Patrice Thompson

Fireworks Behind Tree

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Source Notes:

Fireworks Behind Tree photo: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1436469

Coolidge: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/101882.Calvin_Coolidge

Famous Birthdays: http://www.famousbirthdays.com/july4.html

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Astrology July 3, 2014: When Saying “No” Really Means “Yes” – Pluto Aspects

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“Because after you’ve crossed some lines, you just keep crossing them.” Chuck Palahnuik

COSMIC WATCH:

Sometimes uttering a firm or polite “No” to others is the equivalent of saying a giant “Yes” to ourselves. “No” can serve as a trusty lifesaver for us as we learn to set or re-set appropriate limits or boundaries around us that are necessary for our own self-care and survival.

Also, with two notable “Pluto” aspects occurring, over the next couple of days, we may want to make sure that we have that “No” word ready to go, as needed, as part of our official behavioral toolkit, as thorny control or power (Pluto) issues may now gravitate to the forefront. Too, as we all know, relationships are always a two-way street, and that if we want others to kindly respect our boundaries, we must do the same with them.

Today, we have Venus in the travel and communication sign of Gemini quinqunx to Pluto in Capricorn, which rules business, government, and authority figures (4:15 pm EDT). The quinqunx is regarded as more of an adjustment aspect, meaning that something under the relationship (Venus) hood, be it in business or the personal realm, may need to be re-set or re-aligned, at this time, as something is likely not flowing quite right. It could just be that our own attitude or state of mind is what’s amiss, with Venus in the mental sign of Gemini, which rules our thoughts and ideas. In this case, we may also want to think about re-visiting our values, which Venus also governs, and see if we are still on track with them via living out our life as an honest expression of what we truly value or hold dear to us. Venus-Pluto may just be showing us that, indeed, our internals have changed and what we held as important to us, in the past, is no longer the case.

Too, with Venus also ruling our money and possessions, we may want to watch over our expenditures, more closely now; or perhaps closely examine what it is that we may want to suddenly purge or rid ourselves of. Pluto’s energy has more of a compulsive feel to it. We may feel that we must act on something now, that things can no longer wait!

Some other possible “shadow-type” manifestations with Venus-Pluto: greed, manipulation, intense jealousy; being overly possessive. On the positive side, Venus-Pluto can demand that we become absolutely honest with ourselves, and face the full truth of our situation or circumstances, which, in the end, can be very liberating and empowering for us, even though it may not be the easiest thing to do, in the moment.

Fortunately, the Moon is still also in logical, rational Virgo, for another day. This energy may help to diffuse some of the potential emotionalism or possible fall-out of the more heated Venus-Pluto configuration.

Meanwhile, on Friday, we also have the Sun in its annual opposition to Pluto. But, more on that next time.

Who would you like to say “No” to, and why?

Famous July 3 Birthdays: Tom Cruise, Julian Assange, Gloria Allred, Elizabeth Edwards.

“She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” Elizabeth Edwards.

Enjoy your Thursday!

Patrice Thompson

Daisy Gerber

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Source Notes:

Daisy Gerber photo: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1415550

Edwards: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6439373.Elizabeth_Edwards

Birthdays: http://www.astro.com/

Palahnuik: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/boundaries?page=3

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Astrology July 2, 2014: Getting Our Affairs In Order With The Virgo Moon

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“We adore chaos because we love to produce order.” M. C. Escher

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While many of us may have a distinct preference for order over chaos, being able to actually design or decipher that order, in the face of challenging disarray, can often seem like a gargantuan task for some us to accomplish, at least initially, as we begin to sort through the mayhem to see exactly what we have going on under the heap.

Fortunately, today’s Moon in “logical, systematic” Virgo can serve as a jump-start to help us lay claim to the “natural order of things.” The Virgo energy, which symbolically governs the digestive system in the body, naturally has an affinity for breaking things down into manageable, bite-size parts. Too, once elements are dis-assembled or broken down, we are better able to see how all the individual pieces fit together to form the whole of something. We also simultaneously learn where things need to be sequenced or pieced together, in the future, so that we can have more of a flowing or proper order around us.

With intellectual Mercury, the ruler of today’s Virgo Moon, also now direct, as of yesterday, in “curious” Gemini, even though it’s still in its shadow phase for two more weeks, this forward motion of the “Winged Messenger” can further help us with our problem-solving faculties, as our thoughts and ideas take on greater clarity. Additionally, the Virgo Moon’s sextile to “investigative” Pluto, this evening (6:20 pm EDT), bodes well for our ability to solve mysteries, as it primes us to go below the surface of things and take a peak at what is hidden. This may also be a good time to attempt to locate lost or misplaced items. Moon-Pluto aspects can also be advantageous for healing applications or energy re-alignments, especially with the Moon positioned in Virgo, the sign of health and nutrition.

What one action could you take today to help get your assorted affairs in order?

Famous July 2 Birthdays: Richard Petty, Herman Hesse.

“We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement.” – Herman Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Close Up Photograph

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Source Notes:

Close Up Photograph: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/634324

Birthdays: http://www.astro.com/

Escher: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/order?page=4

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A Cosmic Quote for June 4, 2014 (Venus Sextiles Neptune)

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“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.” Steve Maraboli

(Moon enters evaluating Virgo at 10:20 am EDT; it sextiles articulate Mercury and opposes dissolving Neptune. Relationship Venus sextiles compassionate Neptune.)

We all want to be accepted for who we are; yet, simultaneously, it seems that we’re always trying to remake others as we would like them to be, instead of simply embracing them as they are. Sadly, this dichotomy is probably the reason why so many of us tend to recoil from showing our true selves in the first place: we’re afraid that, if we do, others will reject us – because we’re always automatically rejecting or finding fault with other people!

Perhaps, however, if we stopped trying to change others from the get-go, and instead put the point of focus on helping them to realize their fullest potential, or the “greatest version of themselves,” as Steve Maraboli so eloquently puts forth, we would also find it much easier, in the process, to be the irresistible, suave, debonair creatures that we were originally intended to be. What do they say, what goes around, comes around? And to treat others as you, yourself, would like to be treated. In “The Little Book of Letting Go” by Hugh Prather, he also mentions: “Notice that the moment you become unhappy is usually the moment you attempt to control another person.”

Lovable Venus’s heavenly alignment with dreamy Neptune today can help us to see and bring out the very best in others now. It’s a wildly romantic and compassionate influence and can even spawn platonic relationships! Too, it’s very creative and excellent for anything using our imagination or involving the arts.

What do you wish others would see in you? Is this same trait or quality also something that you look for in other people?

On a personal note, for the last week or so, I’ve been back here blogging after a three-month absence (I’ve had Saturn opposing my natal Mercury and Sun for a while), experimenting with doing this quote of the day. While I have thoroughly enjoyed being back here with you, I have also quickly discovered that this blogging experience is not something that I care to commit to on a daily basis; it’s a little too much for me. Too, communicator Mercury is getting ready to shift retrograde on Saturday. So what I believe would be best for me, at this juncture, is to just show up here on an occasional basis, perhaps weekly or so, when I feel duly inspired to do so. Also, focus my attention more on quality, instead of on quantity.

Patrice Thompson

Lotus

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Source Notes:

Lotus: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1431621

Maraboli: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/relationships?page=4

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Cosmic Quote of the Day – June 3, 2014 (Sun Quinqunx Pluto)

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“An effective leader allows exceptions to the rule for exceptional results or when circumstance demands.” John Wooten

(The Moon is in “self-confident” Leo today; it is square to “exacting” Saturn. The “empowering” Sun is quinqunx to “altering” Pluto.)

We should always be clear about what we want to achieve, but also willing to couple this clarity with a spirit of flexibility, in case conditions change. Too, when we demonstrate a willingness to bend, when needed, we are signaling to the universe that we are open to receiving further guidance or wisdom, and also acknowledging that we are humbly aware that we do not have all the answers.

Too, sometimes a path is only meant to be a starting point or launching pad for us, and not designed to take us all the way to our destination. When we accept this fact, and do not resist, we often are placed on a trajectory that is even better than the one that we had originally intended for ourselves.

What would be your best advice to someone who is facing a major change?

What Flower MacroV

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Source Notes:

Flower Macro: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1444421

Wooten: http://www.quotationcollection.com/tag/flexibility/quotes

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Cosmic Quote of the Day – June 2, 2014 (The “Young” Leo Moon)

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“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw

(The Moon is in “playful” Leo today encouraging us to embrace our fun-loving, inner child.)

As adults, many of us sense that we’ve got this whole “time management thing” wrong: We work too much and play too little and then wonder with great angst, at the end of the day, why it is that we feel so plum out of whack? Maybe the reason is largely because we’ve been taught to view work as virtuous behavior, while play is perceived as something less – a more frivolous pursuit that we mainly do on the side to unwind when we’re not busy counting beans at the office.

Studies have shown the value of playful activities not only for children, but also for grown-ups. One health benefit, for instance, from playing or having fun is that it stimulates the body’s release of endorphins, the “feel-good” chemicals. So maybe George Bernard Shaw was really onto something: Perhaps play is, indeed, the great miracle drug that we’ve all been searching for that can keep us forever young and a vibrant, energetic dance partner with life! And that it should also be put on equal par with work as something that we need to include in our daily life, especially as a way to help us stay creatively engaged in the moment.

What kind of work would be play to you?

Patrice Thompson

Running Into Water

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Source Notes:

Running into water: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1210553

Shaw: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_bernard_shaw.html

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Cosmic Quote of the Day – June 1, 2014

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“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” Maya Angelou

(The Moon is in the “nesting” sign of Cancer all day, until 9:43 pm EDT, when it shifts into “rock star” Leo.)

Having an actual brick and mortar place to call “home” is something that brings many of us a sense of joy and contentment, along with an enhanced feeling of physical safety. But, as Maya Angelou so eloquently reminds us, there is also another kind of home or haven that all of us long for: a place where we can go and be accepted exactly as we are. A place where the sheer power of our being is always enough, and fully celebrated and appreciated. A place where the preoccupation with “doing” is no longer deemed necessary as a way to justify or supplant ourselves.

How do you know when you’re on the right path home?

Patrice Thompson

Colorful House

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Source Notes:

Colorful House: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1421982

Angelou: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/security

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Cosmic Quote of the Day – May 31, 2014 (Sun Trines Mars)

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“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.” George Eliot

(Today, the “willful” Sun harmoniously trines “energetic” Mars, rooting us on to cross the finish line.)

Initiative (which is ruled by Mars) is a laudable quality to have. It’s also a marker of a “can-do spirit,” or someone who is not afraid to scurry forth against all odds. When we fully engage our initiative, and keep harnessing it and harnessing it, it can put us smack in the middle of our dreams. It’s also among one of the key factors that distinguishes those who achieve great things from those who don’t.

How might you employ extra initiative today?

Patrice Thompson

Marathon

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Source Notes:

Marathon: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/247811

Eliot: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/initiative

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Cosmic Quote of the Day – May 30, 2014 (Sensitive Cancer Moon)

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” – Helen Keller.

While “living in our head,” or relying mainly on logic and reasoning, often seems to be an easier and safer strategy to employ as we go about the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, in the end, it can also leave us feeling cut off or alienated, not only from ourselves, but also from others and the world at large. This more cerebral mode of living also does not really provide us with the deeper kind of guidance and connection that our inner spirit is longing for. However, when we decide to turn a serious ear to the music that is always gently emanating or pulsating from our own heartstrings, not only do we always get the true answers that we are seeking, we are also filled with a rich sense of our own oneness and purpose, as the disquieting fragmentation begins to pass away. “Follow your heart. It will always lead you home” Melody Beattie.

(The Moon is in caring Cancer today connecting us with our roots.)

Patrice Thompson

Love

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Source Notes:

Love heart photo: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1418157

Keller: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/feelings

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Cosmic Quote of the Day – May 29, 2014 (Mercury Enters Cancer)

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“You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.” Jane Austen

While our past is a potent filter or frame of reference for how we view today, we also have within us the power to choose, in the present moment, what memories we want to embrace, or another time, what memories we wish to lovingly let go of. Also, while we cannot go back and literally redo the past, as perhaps some of us would like to, as our consciousness and perceptions shift, we can go back in time, in our mind’s eye and, if we so desire, choose to attach more self-affirming significance to some of those prior experiences that have been shadowing us around, realizing that, at any moment in time, the particular meaning that any one memory has for us is exactly whatever we decide to give to it. No more, no less.

(Thinker Mercury enters “nostalgic” Cancer, 5:12 am EDT)

Patrice Thompson

Evening Skies 2

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Source Notes:

evening skies 2: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1443108

Austen: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/past

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