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“The proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence.  On that path lies danger.” Frank Herbert

With Venus ruling what we love, squared in a challenging way to Jupiter, the planet of abundance, the Universe is setting us up to learn a thing or two about moderation, and the wisdom of practicing it in our daily lives.

We also have a harmonious sextile to expansive Jupiter from the Sun.  While we may be provided with a few goodies and cosmic rewards for our past efforts today, again the key here is to not to be tempted to go overboard with our success and what the Universe is giving us.

This can be a more difficult lesson to learn now since the Moon is also in Cancer.  That Moon placement suggests that we are already very emotionally poised and looking for all manner of self-comfort and security. We may perceive having more of “what we love” as a good thing.  But, that is exactly how we hoodwink ourselves now and end up tipping the scales.  Jupiter in Pisces can also add an element of danger here, as it can be addictive and escapist in behavior when it is in this sign.

It was interesting that we did hear a bit of good news yesterday about the BP oil leak, that engineers may finally have a handle on containing more oil from leaking out.  Pisces rules both the sea and oil.  Today’s, Sun sextile to Jupiter in Pisces, which was already applying the last couple days in terms of orb of influence, can be a “lucky” aspect due to the expansive nature of Jupiter, and Jupiter is again in the sign of Pisces, perhaps more favorable for the sea.

However, when we look at the matter of Jupiter more closely, we see that Jupiter is also now part of a stressful configuration of cosmic energies forming what is known as a “mutable T-Cross” involving the signs of Gemini, Virgo, Pisces and the planets Uranus, Venus and Saturn.  So after hearing about the good news about the oil, we also heard that the damage to the Gulf of Mexico from the leak may now be much worse than initially feared.

Event in history on this date:

On May 17, 2004 we lost a giant in the entertainment industry.  Actor Tony Randall died at the age of 84.  He was best known for his role of Felix Unger in the ABC sitcom The Odd Couple (1970-1975) in which he portrayed a “neat freak.”

Tony Randall was an imaginative Pisces (b. 2/26/20) with a comedic Gemini Moon and tasteful Libra Rising. In addition to his signature role of Felix Unger, he also played roles as drunks and depressives.  Those latter roles, too, are what we are more apt to think of as falling under Pisces, a sign that is often associated with addiction and mental health issues.  Pisces natives are highly sensitive to their environments and thereby potentially more vulnerable to despair.

So, where did his ability to so eloquently play a “neat freak” come in?  Tony had his creative Pisces Sun exactly opposite fault-finding Saturn which was also placed in Virgo, the most critical sign of the zodiac and also the neatest, in terms of cleanliness.  Virgo will obsess over the tiniest things being out of place.  With his Pisces Sun, Tony was able to illuminate and channel all that “nitpicky energy” and give it a face we will never forget.

Interestingly, Tony also transitioned to his new life beyond the earth plane when the transiting Jupiter was exactly conjunct his natal Saturn in Virgo opposite his Sun. (Transiting Uranus was also on his Sun at the time.)  Perhaps the Universe needed someone to play Felix Unger again and could find no one better for that part, so he was drafted for the role.

We miss you Tony.  May your spirit rest in peace.

Enjoy your Monday! Limit the donuts!

Written by Patricia “Patrice” Thompson

Copyright 2010

Source Notes:

Tony Randall YouTube interview

Tony Randall People Magazine: http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20150202,00.html

Event in history Tony Randall death: http://www.brainyhistory.com/daysdeath/death_may_17.html

Dessert clipart: http://www.clipartguide.com/_search_terms/pd_dessert.html

Frank Herbert quote: http://thinkexist.com/quotes/with/keyword/overindulgence/

Butterfly picture: butterfly photo: butterfly picture: http://www.weforanimals.com/wallpapers/butterflies/page-1/butterflies-1.htm

Tony Randall horoscope: http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Randall,_Tony


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