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Cosmic Weather:

There seems to be a general consensus among many of us that aiming to strike a balance, in all that we do, is key to having a healthy and contented life. The Persian poet Rumi once opined over a thousand years ago:

“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed.”

Astrologically, Libra – symbolized by the scales – depicts that balance, and very early this morning, Waxing Luna – often thought to be a barometer of our ever-shifting emotions and public sentiment – gently dovetailed into this seventh sign of the zodiac (12:06 am), where she will, no doubt, try to work her special brand of magic and diplomacy for all of us over the next couple of days, attempting to keep everything on a copacetic even keel.

No doubt, too, Luna’s also closely eyeing Mars, Uranus, the North Node – and US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – all conjunct in the saddle, in unflinching Taurus the bull, headed over, this morning, to Taipei, Taiwan. Reportedly, they will all be graciously escorted into the country by a fighter jet! Keeping fingers crossed, though, that Libra’s ruler, social Venus in nurturing Cancer, which is harmoniously sextiling Mars, Uranus, and the North Node today, will ultimately help everyone to maybe channel their inner Emily Post and, accordingly, mind their p’s and q’s.

“Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.” – Marcus Aurelius

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Born On This Day: American novelist and playwright James Baldwin in 1924 in Harlem, NY (d. 1987). Here’s a very thought-provoking passage from Baldwin’s book, The Fire Next Time:

“Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death–ought to decide, indeed, to earn one’s death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life. One is responsible for life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return.” 

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

Patrice Thompson

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