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“It is quality rather than quantity that matters.” Seneca
In a culture that is often obsessed with having more, more, more, it can sometimes be very challenging or uncomfortable for us to wrap our arms around the idea of less, less, less! Even though we may, conceivably, be forfeiting quality for quantity, in the process. But today, buckaroos, this may not exactly be the case because material girl Venus in sensual, bullish Taurus is forming a flowing trine to lean and mean Saturn (11:26 am), which is retrograde in utilitarian, pro-business mentality Capricorn. Meaning, or suggesting, Venus is more receptive now to ‘doing more with less’ if traveling lighter helps to solidify her queenly position on the throne of the highly coveted mountaintop in her particular locale. Yes, “giving up to move up!” could well be our noble battle cry for today.
Overall, Venus-Saturn energy tends to make us more cautious, reliable, and responsible in monetary matters as well as affairs of the heart. We are more value-minded or value-driven and thinking more in terms of longevity and endurability, instead of being appeased by quick fixes. It could also be that we derive more personal fulfillment or enjoyment now from immersion into our work/duties/craft/art. Too, because Saturn is retrograde, it’s possible that we are re-visiting or returning to something perceived to be more anchoring from the past now – may be a former relationship or a prior financial situation/scenario – with shining hopes, that by doing so, we will be creating more of a sense of security or stability for ourselves, in our present-day world. We also may be able to recognize or spot, now, the value, or the gift of something from our past/past experiences that we maybe did not fully appreciate or understand, until today. Thinking here, too, this could possibly relate to some previous advice or mentoring from someone we looked up to/or maybe still look up to (a Saturnian authority figure/parental figure).
Later this evening, intellectual Mercury in Gemini is also forming an awkward quinqunx aspect to obsessive, investigative Pluto, retrograde in Capricorn (11:13 pm), which could orient us to becoming more mentally fixated on certain events of our past, especially on those things which, perhaps, have never really been resolved or settled fully to our satisfaction. Although, ruminating upon those sorts of things now could also be a bit tricky or problematic, in terms of being able to positively add to our sense of well-being, as it may be harder for us to put a more objective or neutral face or spin on things now. This is partly because Mercury-Pluto energy tends to want to hone in on whatever is broken, taboo, or forbidden instead of on what is right and/or working in our lives. In other words, there is often more of a suspicious vibe at play when these two cosmic characters pair up.
“To find out if she really loved me, I hooked her up to a lie detector. And just as I suspected, my machine was broken. ” Dark Jar Tin Zoo
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On This Day in History: On May 31, 1879, Madison Square Garden opens in New York, named after 4th President, James Madison.
“The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.” James Madison
Famous May 31 Birthdays: Clint Eastwood, Brooke Shields, Joe Namath, Walt Whitman
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman
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