Astrology September 5, 2022: Venus Enters Virgo

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“There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.” – Liberty Hyde Bailey

Overnight, Venus – the planet of love, pleasure, finances, and values – joined the Sun in earthy, refining Virgo (12:05 am) where it will reside until September 29th. This transit potentially ups our desire to be of service or utility to others in practical ways that not only impart our love or appreciation for those we care about but also aim to improve the natural order of things around us.

Self-improvement endeavors may also gain traction now with Virgo being the sign of health and wellness; there may also be more of an affinity or fondness now for formally charting our results or progress in these areas. Organizing our finances may also be something else that we are now more concerned about.

(I actually dreamt last night of marking down all my daily activities and checking how much time I spent on each endeavor which, I’ve read and know, is a great way to hold ourselves accountable for what we do – or fail to do each day. Too – at least in my case – it can often be very humbling to see how long it sometimes takes me to perform even the simplest of tasks.)

Since Virgo also governs work and job skills Venus’s passage through this sign may result in our taking more pleasure at this time in our work or in perfecting our craft. It is also an excellent time to take measures to improve the workplace.

On the shadow side, Venus in Virgo tends to worry about relationships. Being overly critical of others can also be a turn-off.

“Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.” – Joyce Meyer

The Waxing Moon is also in ambitious, methodical Capricorn today, boding well for follow-through with tasks. The Moon’s trine to the Virgo Sun (8:25 pm) also helps to promote a greater sense of inner and outer well-being.

*All times EDT

Born On This Day: Late British rock star and lead vocalist of Queen, Freddie Mercury (1946-1991):

“You know, I designed the Queen crest. I simply combined all the creatures that represent our star signs – and I don’t even believe in astrology.”

Hope it’s a good one. Please be safe and well!

Patrice Thompson

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Astrology September 4, 2022: Moon Squares Nebulous Neptune

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“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.” – Iris Murdoch

The Waxing Moon in truth-seeking Sagittarius squares shape-shifter Neptune Rx in Pisces (12:32 pm EDT) – For a myriad of reasons, it seems that we often tend to see mainly what we want to see in a situation and, more or less, pitch the rest. Unless we are maybe prodded or challenged to do a deeper dive into a matter, at which time, we may then discover – much to our chagrin or horror – that we have been laboring under an illusion – and a very persistent one at that! Of course, too, there are probably some of us, no doubt, who are much more talented or gifted than others with respect to being able to view or perceive things in a chronically “off-the-mark” manner. 🙂

Luna square fantasy Neptune does seem to exaggerate this perceived vulnerability in our perceptions as Neptune is thought to represent/depict, among other things, actual foggy conditions in nature – which can, accordingly, make it that much more difficult for us to see the underlying/surrounding reality of something. Neptune is also similarly associated with costume parties that hide/distort true identities.

So with Neptune’s alignment with the Sagittarius Moon – which archetypally reigns over our personal collection of beliefs, ideologies, convictions, and aspirations – it would appear that a possible challenge for us now may be to figure out or devise some kind of “low-beam” strategy that allows us to cut through some of the haze that may be shrouding or clouding our understanding of the bigger picture now.

Perhaps one way to do this may be to ask ourselves questions, such as: What might I be failing to see here? What might I be leaving out? How might it benefit me to purge, or let go of, or at least temporarily suspend, some of the storylines or narratives that I may have been telling myself, that may be suspect? Too, often when we pose questions to ourselves, it is akin to doing a Google search yielding a plethora of results. Another alternative here may be to do a Tarot reading and shuffle our questions into the cards.

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” – Margaret J. Wheatley

Additionally, the Moon-Neptune influence may offer up a period of dreaminess; a longing for escape; immersion into activities such as meditation or yoga that provide us with a feeling of peace or transcendence.

*All times EDT

Born On This Day: Liz Green, American-British professional astrologer, author, Jungian analyst, and lecturer; one of the most highly respected astrologers of the 20th century. Liz is turning 76 today:

“Sometimes “inner work” requires an act of loyalty rather than an effort at transformation. Knowing what makes us happy (Venus), expressing this to others (Mercury), and standing firm in the face of opposition (Mars) may seem very petty against the more profound concerns of the outer world. Yet in their own way, these things are equally profound, for it is these small acts of self-affirmation that define the ego and ultimately the capacity to mediate the heavy planets with their destructive and transformative potentials.”

Hope it’s a good one. Please be safe and well!

Patrice Thompson

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Astrology September 3, 2022: First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius

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“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

The Moon in Sagittarius Squares Sun in Virgo (2:08 pm) – This more restless First Quarter Moon signals that it is time for us to get down to business, putting our ideals, aspirations, and intentions into practice. While Luna in the sign of the archer may inspire us to pursue riskier or more daring targets/pursuits, ideally the Sun in synthesizing Virgo helps to shield or pad our actions with protective doses of precision and care so our efforts are hopefully able to gain traction.

Too, we may be provided today with ample opportunity to find creative ways to better manage/subdue/immobilize our inner critic (e.g. inner quality control specialist) so it knows to leave us alone – at least for the time being! 🙂

“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.” – Writer Frank A. Clark

*All times EDT.

Born On This Day: Actor Charlie Sheen. He’s turning 57 today: “I’m tired of ignoring that I march to a beat of a different drum.”

Hope it’s a good one! Please be safe and well.

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Astrology for August 21, 2022: Mercury Opposes Neptune Rx

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Some thick fog is on the horizon today, so we may wish to proceed with caution…

Intellectual Mercury in Virgo opposes fantasy planet Neptune Rx in Pisces (3:40 am):

This short-term annual occurrence tends to veil our senses, rebuffs logic, and may fuel untenable or highly speculative claims e.g. conspiracy theories. Needless to say, the communications sphere may be a bit twisted/confusing now as what we say, mean, or do might be misunderstood. Or what others say/reveal to us may not be the whole truth or enchilada even though they swear on a stack of bibles that it is!

Too, it’s possible someone may think they’re telling us the truth now but – unbeknownst to them – their perspective may be a bit warped or off target at the moment. Also on the shadow side, Mercury-Neptune may rachet up our emotional sensitivities perhaps leaving us more vulnerable to the harmful impact of harsher words or gestures. Likewise, we may want to avoid or sidestep certain persons now who tend to push our buttons.

On the positive side, this planetary configuration can be a real boon for our creativity as Neptune governs our imagination and it may be much easier for us now to conjure up or envision various scenarios or possibilities. We also may take more pleasure now in partaking in cultural or artistic outings.

On a practical level, perhaps one of the best ways to manage this sometimes trickier aspect, communication-wise, is to simply ask for more clarification, when in doubt, instead of assuming anything. We may also want to make sure that others understand the points that we are trying to convey. Fortunately, Luna is in articulate Gemini today until later this evening, so we may have more of a built-in readiness/capacity for dealing with all this back-and-forth type stuff. That said, it may also be best to hold off on any contractual signings/agreements/commitments for the time being as it still may be too easy to miss things.

On another level, we may find ourselves interested in pursuing more transcendental or spiritual matters today with Neptune signifying the non-material realm. Too, with Mercury governing the news, it’s possible that we may hear about more non-secular topics making headlines.

For instance, when Mercury in Virgo opposed Neptune in Pisces on September 2, 2012 (which was right after Neptune first entered its current transit of Pisces) there was the news of the death of self-proclaimed messiah Sun Myung Moon, at the age of 92, the founder of the Unification Church, a movement that is well-known for its “Blessing” or mass weddings ceremonies. The followers of Sun Myung Moon are commonly referred to as “Moonies.” (Wikipedia)

Some other things Neptune rules or is associated with: liquids, gases and chemicals, oil and gasoline, drugs and medication, addiction, and all visual forms of communication.

*All times EDT

Born On This Day: Sergey Brin, Russian-American computer scientist and businessman (co-founded Google with Larry Page) in 1973 in Moscow, Soviet Union.

“Ultimately you want to have the entire world’s knowledge connected directly to your mind.” – Sergey Brin

On This Day in History: On August 21, 1987, the film “Dirty Dancing” directed by Emile Ardolino, and starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, opens in the US. The movie became an instant sensation and went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of 1987, also making Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey into bona fide stars. The film contains some of the greatest romantic one-liners of all time along with some amazing dance sequences.

The cosmic lineup was also pretty stellar on the day of the film’s release, with a stellium of planets in entertainment Leo – including the sexy duo Mars and Venus, exactly conjunct in playful Leo and exactly trine to expansive Jupiter in trail-blazing Aries.

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

Hope it’s a good one! Please be safe and well.

Patrice Thompson

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Astrology for August 16, 2022: Mercury Trines Uranus

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The Winged Messenger’s pairing with innovative Uranus gets top billing today!

Mercury in Virgo trines Uranus in Taurus at 1:46 pm – 

Keeping my fingers crossed here, but it seems that if we somehow manage to hold our heads up the right way today, we may just find that our thinking caps fit more snuggly now, which hopefully bodes better for our being able to put the cryptic puzzle pieces of our lives together in a more coherent – or at least semi-coherent fashion – so that the world around us appears a little less baffling or intimidating to us. In fact, it could be that we may even be able to score some extra bonus points for our ingenuity or cleverness at this time.

Intellectual Mercury, when it’s in its home sign of analytical, logical Virgo, is already on a fast track to Ph.D. status, in many instances, and aligned with genius-ruling Uranus -even though Uranus is deposited in slow-moving, deliberate Taurus – ups the ante that the E=mc2 sky is a limit that is definitely within our reach!

Another cool thing about the Mercury trine Uranus aspect is that it tends to naturally channel our quirkier or off-the-wall side, which can also help to jazz up our day. included here, conversations could easily wade into a wackier or more irreverent territory if permitted to do so. At the least, it can allow us to look at things from all sorts of weird or unusual angles that we may not normally consider.

Since this trine is also occurring in practical earth signs, it may be that we find ourselves coming up with, considering, or adopting fresh new approaches/strategies pertaining to security-related issues or financial matters now – including maybe having some “come to Jesus” moments about our money situation. It may also be a fruitful time to brainstorm new ways to make a buck.

The Waning Moon in Aries is also trining the Sun in Leo, at 10:48 am –

This very nice flowing aspect allows us to display a more united front personally, as our inner and outer energies are potentially now more in sync or on the same page. The natural Aries enthusiasm is generously supported by Leo’s confidence.

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – E.E. Cummings

Too, with the Waning Moon deposited in more restless Aries, we tend to do best now involving ourselves in ongoing projects that we can likely bring to a conclusion fairly quickly.

*All times EDT

Born On This Day: American singer Madonna (original name Madonna Louise Ciccone) in Bay City, Michigan. The Material Girl turns 64 today.

“Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.” – Madonna.

On This Day in History: On August 16, 1977, legendary singer/performer Elvis Presley dies at his Graceland estate in Memphis, TN at the age of 42. Astrologically, that day, the life-giving Sun was conjunct sobering Saturn in entertainment Leo.

“THANK YA THANK YA VERY MUCH” – Elvis Presley.

Hope it’s a good one! Please be safe and well.

Patrice Thompson

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Astrology August 11, 2022: Sun Squares Uranus, Aquarius Full Moon

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Colossal traffic on the cosmic superhighway today! 🙂

The Leo Sun squares Uranus in Taurus (8:53 am) – It’s possible that we might be thrown a few curveballs with this aspect now. This influence tends to test our ability/willingness to make or accept sudden changes in our lives, including such things as tolerating simple disruptions to our daily routines or schedules.

On another level, we may find ourselves wanting to change things up in such a way that is typically uncharacteristic for us – stemming perhaps from feelings of boredom or seemingly a pervasive need for more stimulation or excitement in our lives.

Generally, Uranian energy is more roguish and rebellious by nature and often operates with lightning speed. Too, because the Sun also symbolizes, among other things, authority figures, we may find ourselves more at odds now with directives/policies issued by higher-ups or those in charge.

On a collective level, this Sun-Uranus influence also sometimes correlates with a greater chance for open rebellion, strikes, walkouts, etc. as those being ruled/employed weigh in to voice or offer up their opposition/input to things.

Additionally, on another level, some astrologers often liken Uranus’s activated ray to a period when we are privy to consciousness downloads that can raise our vibration. This is largely because Uranus is also considered the higher octave to intellectual Mercury and governs intuition.

We also have the Full Moon in (Uranus-ruled) Aquarius tonight (9:36 pm), which occurs when the Leo Sun forms an exact opposition with Luna. Overall, with this configuration, we are seeking to integrate the urge for individual expression and group expression. This may coincide with a desire for such things as social activism or involvement in humanitarian concerns.

Full Moons also deliver results, culminations, and revelations. They are also a time when our New Moon intentions are brought into manifestation.

Luna also conjuncts cautious Saturn in Aquarius shortly after this Full Moon (exact tomorrow at 1:58 am). This conjunction also re-emphasizes the ongoing Saturn-Uranus square, which symbolizes, among other things, a changing of the guard, so to speak, pitting the old established way of doing things up against the new or cutting-edge.

On another level, the more concentrated Moon-Saturn aspect also favors such things as data collection, organizing database systems, and evaluating various technologies and information.

Too, sandwiched between the Sun-Uranus square and Full Moon today,  lovable Venus will shift into playful, warmhearted Leo (2:30 pm) for a three-week stay, while initiating Mars, in soothing Taurus, will sextile transcendental Neptune in Pisces (5:44 pm), with the latter aspect, perhaps, possibly making us feel a bit like we are being taken on a magic carpet ride of sorts, with Mars-Neptune often introducing the chance for some “out of this world” or otherwise unusual type of experiences our way. We may also want to pay closer attention to any synchronicities occurring now as they might impart very special meaning to us.

*All times EDT

Born On This Day: José Silva in 1914 in Laredo, Texas (d. 1999). Silva was an American self-taught parapsychologist and author of the “Silva Method” and the “Silva UltraMind ESP System,” intended to help people increase their IQ, develop psychic skills, and develop the ability to heal both themselves and others remotely, using forces unknown to science.

“If you feel separated from God, you know who moved.” – José Silva

Happy Full Moon Blessings!

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Astrology August 9, 2022: Venus Opposes Pluto

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On this second Tuesday of August, we may want to consider holding an impromptu seance to see if Sigmund Freud is possibly available for a quick consult regarding the latest perplexities of our ever-entangled love life..:)

Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto Rx in Capricorn (1:18 am) – While this more intense aspect may arouse our passions, it can also ignite power and control issues within relationships as well as conjure up our jealousies and suspicions. By nature, Venus in Cancer tends to feel or take things very personally; it can also be very clingy or smothering. Paired with forceful, obsessive Pluto, there’s a possibility now that all this neediness goes into overdrive! This tendency to hold on too tightly can also expand beyond people to include things or situations.

“If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it is yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be.” – Unknown author

On the positive or redemptive side, this transit may tip us off to some hidden or submerged shadow stuff inside ourselves that we are able to, upon reflection, deftly transmute into shiny nuggets of gold.

On This Day in History: On August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigns as President of the United States – in wake of the Watergate scandal – and Vice President Gerald Ford swears the oath of office to take his place as the 38th US President.

Among the astrological aspects that day: activator Mars in censoring, corrective Virgo was separating one degree from an exact square to dissolving Neptune – the planet that also rules scandals and deception. (Squares bring about action.) The authoritative Leo Sun (which symbolizes leaders or rulers) was also exactly quincunx to Jupiter in surrendering Pisces, suggesting an adjustment in power. Jupiter can also underscore ethical or moral matters, lapses in judgment, and overstepping boundaries.

*All times EDT

Born On This Day: Chris Haney, a Canadian journalist, in 1950, in Welland, Ontario (d. 2010). Haney created the board game “Trivial Pursuit.”

Hope it’s a good one! Please be safe and well.

Patrice Thompson 

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Astrology August 7, 2022: Venus Trines Neptune, Mars Squares Saturn

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On this seventh day of the week – and seventh of August – we’re seemingly treated to a mixed bag:

Venus in Cancer trines Neptune Rx (12:43 pm) – Potentially a nice dreamy romantic aspect. This influence inspires us to look for the best in others. It’s also a configuration that can incline us to want to get lost in something as an escape. Too, creativity may be kindled or enhanced. (Many artists and musicians tend to have Venus-Neptune aspects prominent, including singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks.)

Waxing Moon in Sagittarius trines the Sun in Leo (2:21 pm) – This flowing aspect ideally helps us to achieve more of an inner/outer balance. Our ego needs and desire for accomplishment are more readily met. Nurturing ourselves and others may also come easier now.

Mars in Taurus squares Saturn Rx in Aquarius ( 3:57 pm) – Hands down, this aspect is the big elephant in the room today! Among other things, it often forces us to slow down – or to at least go at things at a much more measured pace. Success can be had now but this is more likely only if we are willing to put in the hard work that taskmaster Saturn requires. If we are, we may find that we are able to build something of real stature or value now that is long-lasting. Too, trying to simply wing things or rest largely on our laurels will likely just send us to the back of the class now. On another level, this aspect may also make us more aware of how our fears may be holding us back. It may also alert us to the finite nature of our physical energy and how we may need to guard it.

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo Buonarroti

*All times EDT

On This Day in History: On August 7, 1782, George Washington creates the Purple Heart medal (original name Badge of Military Merit) as commander of the Continental Army.

Astrologically, that day, warrior Mars was conjunct the Sun in commanding Leo. Mars was also trining Jupiter and Saturn both conjunct in philosophical, freedom-loving Sagittarius. Mars trine Jupiter tends to greatly inspire or ignite our bravery and ideals, while Mars trine Saturn often rewards us for our past efforts.

The modern Purple Heart was first issued on February 22, 1932 – the bicentennial of George Washington’s birthday. General Douglas MacArthur, Army chief of staff at the time, received the first Purple Heart.

Born On This Day: Radio entertainer and writer Garrison Keillor. Perhaps best known for the public-radio show A Prairie Home Companion. Keillor, who was born in Anoka, Minnesota, turns 80 today.

“That’s the news from Lake Woebegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.” –Garrison Keillor, signing off.

Hope it’s a good one! Please be safe and well.

Patrice Thompson 

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Astrology August 6, 2022: Scorpio Moon Sextiles Pluto

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On this sixth day of the week – and sixth day of the month – we have Waxing Luna, in penetrating Scorpio, sextile to Pluto Rx in Capricorn (7:24 am), Scorpio’s modern-day co-ruler of the sign (along with Mars).

This aspect tends to introduce more intense emotions and feelings. Things that have been tucked away deep inside of us are now surfacing and clamoring for the exit doors. Ideally, this exodus process can be very healing. It can also be a good time to attempt to locate what has been lost or misplaced as our inner detective is now hot on the trail.

Too, Luna will go void-of-course after this sextile and remain so until she enters adventurous Sagittarius (12:39 pm) where she will hang out and, no doubt, copiously opine for the rest of the weekend. Also, we may even see preachiness crescendo to new heights when the Sadge Moon squares off with mental Mercury in persnickety, snarky Virgo this evening (8:18 pm). Additionally, Moon-Mercury tends to put our thoughts and feelings at odds.

“Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.” – Paul Coelho

*All times EDT

Born On This Day: Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin; Nobel Prize 1945). He was born in Lochfield, Scotland on August 6, 1881 (d. 1955).

“For the birth of something new, there has to be a happening. Newton saw an apple fall; James Watt watched a kettle boil; Rontgen fogged some photographic plates. And these people knew enough to translate ordinary happenings into something new…”

Hope it’s a good one! Please be safe and well.

Patrice Thompson

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https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5785589.Alexander_Fleming

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Astrology August 5, 2022: First Quarter Moon in Scorpio

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On this jobs-reporting Friday in the U.S.  – and the very first Friday of August – we are greeted by a First Quarter Moon, as the celebrity Leo Sun squares off with angst-filled Luna in Scorpio (7:07 am). This phase of the Moon occurs when Luna reaches 50% of her illumination – or appears half full in the sky.

At this time of the lunar cycle, we may be feeling some unease inside ourselves and feel compelled to take some kind of corrective or re-orienting action to right the spaceship, so to speak, especially with respect to what was conceived at the Leo New Moon (i.e. our monthly vision for ourselves).

Luna’s increasing light makes it more possible for us to see now some of the kinks or vulnerable points in that original design that may need to be purged or expunged in order to make this whole thing fly by the time of the Full Moon in aviation Aquarius, on August 11th.

Too, the First Quarter Moon can also bring to light other issues, and hidden tensions, that may force us to pay more attention to what is happening, including possibly highlighting some inner conflicts that we may feel regarding our need for outward recognition from others for what we are generating or putting out there. For instance, we may question whether we are doing the right thing with some project, or maybe think about possibly changing our approach.

Additionally, today’s eliminating Scorpio Moon is an excellent time to do some decluttering of objects we no longer need.

“I felt that days, weeks, months, and years of my life were wasted by the removal of stuff. There were more important things I would rather have been doing. But I continued, and eventually, I felt lighter and freer than I had ever felt in the years of big houses with each room filled to the brim.” – Lisa J. Schultz

*All times EDT

Born On This Day: Neil Armstrong, American X-15 pilot and astronaut – first man on the Moon (Gemini 8, Apollo 11) on August 5, 1930, in Wapakoneta Ohio, (d. 2012).

“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” – Neil Armstrong.

Hope it’s a good one! Please be safe and well.

Patrice Thompson

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Source Notes:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/331692.Neil_Armstrong

https://www.onthisday.com/birthdays/august/5

Pexels photo by Eberhard Grossgasteiger

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/declutter

https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Monroe,_Marilyn

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Marilyn_Monroe

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