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“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” John F. Kennedy

COSMIC WATCH:

There seems to be a natural inkling among many of us to want to surround ourselves with others who tend to mirror our own image. For instance, maybe the individuals within our own inner circle happen to share many of our same viewpoints, values, and beliefs on various things. Or maybe we’re all members of the same socio-economic class. Or perhaps these friends and associates resemble us on the outside in terms of physical appearance or even age. This common behavior may be reflective of the principle that there’s “safety in numbers.”

T.H. White, the author of, “The Book of Merlyn,” once wrote: “I can imagine nothing more terrifying than an Eternity filled with men who were all the same. The only thing which has made life bearable…has been the diversity of creatures on the surface of the globe.”

Today, with relationship Venus in positive alignment (trining) to non-conforming Uranus, the planet of change and diversity, it might behoove some of us to consider taking action to widen or expand our existing social circles a bit so as to include more meaningful interactions with others who may be radically different to us. We just might be surprised at what we may end up learning about each other by doing this.

Too, it has been my experience that often on Venus-Uranus days, more unusual or colorful types of people tend to cross our paths, unexpectedly, with seemingly no effort on our part. Also, a cool bit of astrological trivia: John Lennon and Paul McCartney met on a day when Venus was exactly conjunct Uranus in entertainment Leo! Venus also governs creativity, artists and musicians and Uranus rules genius and invention. Also with Venus-Uranus aspects the sudden alliances that form under this influence are normally quite exciting and dynamic, although sometimes they may not last too long. BTW, the late actress, Elizabeth Taylor, had her natal Venus and Uranus exactly conjunct in adventurous Aries.

Wanted to also add here that Uranus does govern the internet and computers and, of course, many of us have been able to successfully branch out our social networks, the last few years, through participation in online social media. Again, Uranus playing a pivotal role in helping us to stretch ourselves beyond our personal borders.

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Maya Angelou

Famous October 16 Birthdays: Angela Lansbury, Tim Robbins, Suzanne Somers, Oscar Wilde. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Oscar Wilde

Enjoy your Wednesday! Let’s also hope that members of Congress might finally be able to embrace diversity and opposing viewpoints, at least long enough, to come to a positive agreement on raising the debt ceiling and ending the government shutdown. 🙂

Patrice Thompson

Copyright 2013

Source Notes:

galaxy nebula photo: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1381187

Wilde: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/3565.Oscar_Wilde

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

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

Kennedy: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/diversity

T.H. White:  http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/diversity

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