Day: April 10, 2017
A Little Thought from Me to You……
Astronomy Picture of the Day – Galaxy Cluster Gas Creates Hole in Microwave Background
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
2017 April 10
Galaxy Cluster Gas Creates Hole in Microwave Background
Image Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Kitayama et al., NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope
Explanation: Why would this cluster of galaxy punch a hole in the cosmic microwave background (CMB)? First, the famous CMB was created by cooling gas in the early universe and flies right through most gas and dust in the universe. It is all around us. Large clusters of galaxies have enough gravity to contain very hot gas — gas hot enough to up-scatter microwave photons into light of significantly higher energy, thereby creating a hole in CMB maps. This Sunyaev–Zel’dovich(SZ) effect has been used for decades to reveal new information about hot gas in clusters and even to help discover galaxy clusters in a simple yet uniform way. Pictured is the most detailed image yet obtained of the SZ effect, now using bothALMA to measure the CMB and the Hubble Space Telescope to measure the galaxies in the massive galaxy cluster RX J1347.5-1145. False-color blue depicts light from the CMB, while almost every yellow object is a galaxy. The shape of theSZ hole indicates not only that hot gas is present in this galaxy cluster, but also that it is distributed in a surprisingly uneven manner.
Earth Sky New for Monday, April 10th: What’s special about this full moon?
What’s special about this full moon?
Tonight’s full moon (April 11 at 6:08 UTC) is the 1st full moon of northern spring and fixes the date of Easter Sunday
Full moon comes on April 11, 2017 at 06:08 UTC; translate to your timezone). For time zones in the Americas, the fullest moon will come on the night of April 10.
This full moon is the 1st full moon of northern spring – that is, the first full moon following the March equinox. As such, it fixes the date of Easter Sunday. By ecclesiastical rules, Easter falls on the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon in a Northern Hemisphere spring. That means the earliest possible date for Easter is March 22, and the latest possible is April 25.
Skylore assigns names for every full moon. The April full moon is called the Grass Moon, Egg Moon or Pink Moon here in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, where it’s autumn now, this full moon is the Hunter’s Moon, or full moon following the Harvest Moon (which is the full moon nearest to – not necessarily following – the equinox).
The April 10-11 full moon is special for another reason. It’s near Jupiter in the night sky. And Jupiter is special now because it’s only a few days past its April 7 opposition, when we passed between this giant planet and the sun. Jupiter was closest on April 8, that is, closest to Earth for all of 2017. So Jupiter is at its brightest and best now, and near tonight’s full moon.
Why does Jupiter appear near this full moon? Around the time we pass between an outer planet and the sun – and again that was just last week, for Jupiter – that planet appears opposite the sun in our sky. A full moon is also opposite the sun. So planets near their oppositions always appear – at some time within a month or so – near a full moon.
A full moon is always opposite the sun. That’s why it looks full to us. At full moon, the moon and sun are on a line, with Earth in between. It’s as though Earth is the fulcrum of a seesaw, and the moon and sun are sitting on either end of the seesaw. So as the sun sets in the west, the full moon rises. When the sun is below our feet at midnight, the full moon is highest in the sky. When the sun rises again at dawn, the full moon is setting.
At full moon, we’re seeing all of the moon’s day side. That’s why a full moon looks full.
In many ways, a full moon is the opposite of a new moon. At both the new and full phases, the moon is on a line with the Earth and sun. At new moon, the moon is in the middle position along the line. At full moon, Earth is in the middle.
Full moon always comes about two weeks after new moon, when the moon is midway around in its orbit of Earth, as measured from one new moon to the next.
Bottom line: A full moon looks full because it’s opposite Earth from the sun, showing us its fully lighted hemisphere or day side.
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The Wisdom of Buddha
The Wisdom of Buddha
The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
One for the Animal Lover In All of Us
Advice from a Hawk
Hawk Feather Magick
Your Spirit Guide for Monday, April 10th is the Hawk
Your Ancient Symbol Card for April 10th is Altruism
Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today
Altruism denotes the noble act of giving to those in need without the expectation of a return. The act of giving has been seen as one of humankind’s greatest attributes throughout history. It is honored in nearly every culture. To give is a gift to both those who receive and those who give. Giving is usually associated with addressing the material needs of others, but the gift given can take many forms such as wisdom or protection or simply a shoulder to cry on.
As a daily card, Altruism suggests there are those around you in need of things you can give them. It is a time for you to address the needs of another, or others without regard of profit or acknowledgement of your contribution.
Your Rune Reading for the Week of April 10th
Your Rune Reading for the Week of April 10th
Elhaz represents your power to protect yourself and those around you. It also connotes the thrill and joy of a successful hunt. You are in a very enviable position right now, because you are able to maintain what you have built and reach your current goals. Enjoy
Now is the time for you to explore your inner self and those of others. Your intelligence and creativity are very well honed at the moment. Cooperation from and with others should be very easy to attain.
Ingwaz signifies completion, success and fertility. Your present ambitions are about to be met. You are fecund in both mind and body.
Your Rune for Monday, April 10th is Uruz
Drawing One Card from the Deck, How Will Your Inner Being Be This Week?
Your Inner Being Reading for this Week
The Eastern Emperor
The qualities of The Emperor include the ability to lead and wield power. He is paternal and mentally quick, spiritually complete as well.
Shuffling the Cards, Your Daily Influences for the Week of April 10th
Your Daily Influences for the Week of April 10th
This card represents serendipity, creativity and the coming to life of psychic powers. It may also signify dangers yet seen, deception and bad luck for someone dear to you.
With The Bull comes strength, loyalty and determination.
Air reversed denotes a lack of freedom to move through life as you want.
Use Your Intuition: The Benefits of Tarot
Use Your Intuition: The Benefits of Tarot
Learn what a Tarot reading can do for you!
Are you wondering, “Why should I do a Tarot reading?” It’s a common question for Tarot beginners, and one that has a simply wonderful answer: Because it can help you improve your life!
Tarot is all about “intuition.” You know — that pure perception of truth we all have hidden deep inside. It’s the inner voice of your higher self, telling you what is the right thing to do and hoping you won’t ignore it. Well, Tarot cards can help you hear your inner voice and embrace its message.
Sometimes it’s hard to hear your inner voice amid all the cosmic clutter. And some people may hear it, but they deny it. Which is where Tarot comes in. If you can learn to use Tarot readings to tap into your wise intuition and listen and learn its lessons, you will be guided toward a more fulfilling life.
Some people have a fear of Tarot because don’t want to face their personal truth or they’re afraid they’ll see something “bad” in their future. But that’s not how it works. Tarot can’t predict the future. It’s simply a valuable tool for tapping into your intuition and using that insight to make decisions that will lead to a happier life.
Here are a few ways Tarot readings can help you:
Gain clarity — Whatever your situation, you can’t avoid the truth with Tarot. Tarot puts you in touch with your higher self, also known as your intuition, and it will force you to take an honest look at your life — even the things you’d rather not admit! Once you have that clarity, you’ll be able to make more responsible choices.
Highlight areas that need work — Sometimes life gets so overwhelming that you don’t know where to begin to make it better. Tarot can help highlight the things you should be focusing on right now in order to get the best results in the future.
Find peace — Anxiety, worry and fear are often symptoms of living in the unknown. And while Tarot cannot predict the future or tell you for sure what’s going to happen, it can tap into what is happening right now. Once you have clarity on the present, it’s easier to determine the path you’re on and how to change it for the best.
Whether you’re experiencing a specific, heartfelt loss or change or you’re just feeling totally crazed out of your mind, the Tarot is your go-to tool. Delivering in-the-moment insight, Tarot is designed to help you overcome troubling times in general, or specific situations you’re experiencing right now. By meditating on the wisdom you receive, you’ll not only find clarity in your present situation, but a deeper sense of peace and calm in your daily life. And when the next issue arises — because you know it will! — you’ll be able to face it head-on using your greatest weapon: a healthy, centered mindset.
Make difficult decisions — People often turn to Tarot for advice about what to do, and once again Tarot can’t predict the future. But it can provide a snapshot of your present life, and show you a few likely options of where you’re headed if you continue on the same path. You can use this information to continue down the road you’re on, or make a necessary change.
Improve your life — Never forget the power of free will! If you see something you don’t like about your life in a Tarot reading, you have the power to change it. That’s the whole point!
Stress is the enemy! It’s bad for the body and even worse for the mind. You know that when you feel stressed out, just about every part of your life feels out of control. Of course it’s just a simple fact of life that you’ll run into ups and downs, both big and small. But believe it or not, there’s a way to control the way you feel about this rollercoaster ride we call life.
Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017
Your Weekly Tarot Reading for April 10th is Three of Swords!
Weekly Tarot Card Reading
A one-card reading gives you a glimpse at what’s coming
For the week of April 10, I chose the Three of Swords!
This week, you may find that you are easily hurt and you take others’ words to heart. Perhaps you have a heated argument with a loved one, or you read a scathing email or social media post. It is as if the words are flying at you like swords and your heart is broken and the tears start flowing.
Be with the sadness and hurt for as long as it serves you. But also know that this pain is temporary and it will pass.
And if you want to avoid the hurt and pain altogether, then grow a thick skin this week and be ready to let those words fall away without inflicting any pain to your heart. Look for the blessing in the situation. (Yes, even nasty social media posts can be a positive — it’s a clear sign about who is in your tribe and who is not.)
Ask the Tarot: “How can I heal my broken heart?”
Part of the Daily Insight Group ©2017
Your Tarot Card of the Day for April 10th is Knight of Cups
Tarot Card of the Day
Knight of Cups
This card is traditionally entitled the Knight, but in some modern decks appears as the Prince. Traditionally, this card in this suit has pictured a homecoming — portraying a return to his true heart’s home after a long journey. Like the prodigal son, he may be returning after long estrangement from all he holds dear.
His taste for adventure is exhausted — there is no more romanticizing of battles or travel in strange lands. Now he wants to go where he will be recognized, wanted and welcome — where he doesn’t have to fight at every turn. He has the attitude of one who has become older and wiser, the prodigal son.
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Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, April 11th
Get A Jump on Tomorrow……
Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, April 11th
You may feel a little divided or pressured in the first half of the day, dear Aries, as your need for independence clashes with both your dedication to domestic matters and your desire for companionship. This is a recurring theme, although outside ambitions and career are often in the mix! You’re no stranger to the feeling of being pulled in many directions, but today you may be quick to ditch practical activities in favor of following a whim. As the day moves forward, motivation to get something done, improve, and build takes over, and you may very well enlist some help and enjoy yourself thoroughly. You’re ready to make your own luck and others may be quick to join you.
In the first half of the day, you can find yourself easily distracted as much as you want to get things done, dear Taurus. This may be a signal that you’re in need of a change of pace in order to get back into the groove of things. As the day advances, you’re in a fabulous position to get some serious work done, adding your unique flair to whatever you do. Others may admire your ability to take the initiative and solve problems creatively. It’s a great time to do something active, health-positive, and related to self-improvement and wellness. You’re ready to push yourself just a little more than usual, and this makes a big difference – you’re getting results.
You may be feeling a little ungrounded in the first half of the day, dear Gemini, making it difficult to stick to a routine or tedious tasks. There can be upset schedules, but part of the reason may be related to concerns about your social life. Your mind may not be in the present very often right now! However, as the day progresses, you tune into a more positive, forward-looking vibration and you’re more interested in taking the initiative than only talking or thinking about things. Your confidence improves, and you’re just a little braver and ready to push yourself to make your life better. Relationships grow as you take the lead or approach others with more confidence. Your sense of timing seems better than usual. Creatively speaking, you’re in good form.
In the first half of the day, you’re inclined to feel a little impatient, dear Cancer, and this can pull you away from your priorities. You may very well need to enjoy some spontaneity, a break, or a chance to take the lead or create something new. Try not to throw things out on a whim, but do consider making changes. Look for opportunities to approach the way you regularly do things a little differently as you can be in great need of a change of pace. Revitalizing something may be better than leaving it behind, although if you truly need to put something behind you, then this may be an easier time to do so. Later today, you find it simpler to take the initiative with fewer tendencies to overthink things and more focus on getting things done. Bringing a friend home or combining home life with your social life in a creative way may be just the thing you need right now.
The tendency to rebel against the rules and priorities in the first half of the day runs high, dear Leo. The general atmosphere is somewhat chaotic, as part of you may feel deeply concerned about the very things you’re avoiding. While you do need to listen to your need to make changes, you’ll be better off figuring out exactly what these changes will be or what they will entail before throwing something out. You’re better able to focus your energies on something worthwhile as the day advances, however. You seem to be drawn instinctively to the things that will lead you in the right direction, or that will improve your life, but most important now is your confidence that you can turn any situation into a positive one. While both Mercury and Venus are retrograde and there may be some missteps or misunderstandings as a result, you can find new ways of expressing yourself that perfectly communicate your intentions tonight.
You are absorbing a lot from your environment again today, dear Virgo, but it can be challenging listening to your intuition with plenty of distractions, not the least of which is your own inner rebel. In the first half of the day, you may be more defiant or moody than usual until you get in touch with what may be bothering you. In all likelihood, it’s about dreams or memories prompting you to deal with matters you thought were behind you. You might need to be a little noncommittal with others until you understand what you want and need more fully. As the day advances, take advantage of the tendency to want to actively make improvements rather than only think about your next step. You are particularly resourceful and might stumble upon an incredible deal or opportunity.
Energies continue to be a little temperamental until about midday, dear Libra. Again today, you are particularly sensitive to your own feelings as well as the atmosphere around you. Even if this feels a little unstable, pay close attention to what you’re picking up from the airwaves – this is a particularly psychic period for you! There can be huge distractions from your responsibilities now, however, largely related to a partner or friend or a relationship matter. If key people in your life aren’t particularly predictable or reliable now, you may feel a little ungrounded. Later today, however, you are in an excellent position to make the best of your situation. In fact, you feel increasingly more confident about taking decisive action to improve yourself and your lot in life. Even with Mercury and Venus both retrograde, you’re finding creative ways to communicate your intentions.
In the first half of the day, it can be very hard to concentrate on priorities, dear Scorpio, as your spontaneous or rebellious side is pushing for attention. Changes in your routine, job, or schedule can interfere with your larger plans and distract you. However, as the day advances, optimism increases. Both Mercury and Venus are retrograde, and there can be more than the usual delays and sidetracking, but an influence on you later today encourages you to make the best of a situation. Your energies blend with a partner or friend in an enhancing and fortifying way. Your actions speak for themselves now, making up for recent misunderstandings. The Moon moves into your sign this evening, and you may have a feeling of emotional reawakening.
As dedicated as you are to your passion projects or deep line of thought, dear Sagittarius, in the first half of the day, the pull to play or free your mind is powerful! You may need to let your hair down a little or take a creative break before pushing forward. Routine wears you down. However, as the day advances, you’re in a pretty fabulous position to make the best of any situation you’re in, social or professional. You are ready to take action to improve your life, and you’re thinking up clever and creative ways to do so. Your own initiative can be attractive to others who are quick to follow your lead or move out of the way to let you do your thing! You might even combine social elements with your work or duties and get a lot accomplished in the process. Energy levels are high now.
The Moon at the top of your chart keeps your mind on your responsibilities, dear Capricorn, but you can experience a rebellious or stubborn streak in the first half of the day that pulls you away from duties more often than not. This can leave you feeling on edge until you figure out a way to bring more excitement and inventiveness to your tasks. Routine may be wearing you down now. Fortunately, as the day advances, you feel increasingly more in charge of your life. You’re less inclined to rebel and more ready to take action on matters that improve your situation. You may be taking the lead or boldly expressing your creative side. Your confidence stimulates you to push yourself a little harder – just enough to get over a hump.
You can be a little fickle in the first half of the day, dear Aquarius. While your drive to get your chores out of your way is strong, you may be rebelling against your own rules now. This can be a signal that it’s time to change things up or add a little creativity to what you’re doing. There can be unexpected disruptions to deal with now, and while irritating, they may very well get you thinking in new and useful ways. As the day advances, you’re more likely to come into your own, particularly if you can focus on exciting goals. Inspiration comes more easily now as your temper evens out. The impatience of the morning dissipates, inviting interesting ideas and plans into your world. A problem might unravel now, and obstacles lift.
In the first half of the day, it can be hard to stick to a task and make much headway, dear Pisces, as you can find yourself easily distracted. This is a better time for freeform or creative activities than monotonous and routine tasks. As the day advances, you can be particularly resourceful and confident. Mercury is retrograde, and communications may not always go over as intended, but you’re in a good position to find different and satisfying channels for expressing yourself today. You are pushing yourself a little further now. As well, you’re working smarter, not necessarily harder. You might stumble upon information that truly helps you get over a hump.
If You Were Born Today, April 10
If You Were Born Today, April 10
You are strong-minded, playful, assertive, and charismatic. You readily take the lead and take on challenges. You are playfully competitive, and you remain youthful throughout life with a mischievous streak. It’s not easy for you to be told what to do, and thus it’s best that you are your own boss or that you set your own pace. Famous people born today: Joseph Pulitzer, Omar Sharif, Steven Seagal, Mandy Moore, Haley Joel Osment, Alex Pettyfer.
Your Birthday Year Forecast
A Full Moon in your Solar Return chart marks this as a year of great personal significance, when major new beginnings, endings, and activities occur. This period is the culmination of a stage of personal growth and development. Events occurring this year may bring various developments in your emotional, psychological, or spiritual life over the past several years to a head. Relationships are especially important. There can be increased activity in your professional and public life, causing a conflict with your domestic and personal goals. There is little moderation in your life this year. Connections are made or ended, or your job focus may change as one focus fades to make way for a new direction. The year ahead is certain to be a very busy, dynamic, and significant period in your life.
You have a stronger ability to direct your energies into meaningful activities this year, and you are determined to meet or exceed your goals. You can be more goal-oriented this year, as superficial goals no longer satisfy you. You want your objectives to reflect what you’re really about, and you are likely to let go of unsatisfying goals this year. You benefit from being more decisive than usual, and your ability to concentrate and focus helps you to achieve what you set out to do. A new project or goal begun this year has a good chance of being successful and long-lasting. Your physical activities tend to be more intense, passionate, and focused. It’s an excellent year in which to make a lifestyle change, as your ability to concentrate on what really matters to you is enhanced.
This is a time when you feel confident and supported enough to pursue your desires. It’s a good time to take steps towards making yourself feel more secure and safe, as well as for family or domestic activities.
This is an excellent year in which to advance projects revolving around communications – writing, speaking, selling, and so forth. Your reputation may be enhanced through word of mouth. Making new contacts through learning and mental pursuits figures strongly as well.
With Venus in a tense aspect to Saturn in your Solar Return, getting serious about love or money (or both) will be a theme this year. Money may be tight, or the need to buckle down with your finances may be necessary. This does not necessarily signify financial losses or hardship, but you are likely to have an increased awareness of your limits. The responsibilities of partnership are magnified this year. You are likely to be more earnest on a romantic level. An existing relationship may become more serious, or you may form a new partnership with a serious or older person. You are likely to work hard this year, and this could interfere with pleasure time.
The year ahead can be a relationship-oriented one. You may be in high demand. This is a strong period for focusing on priorities, although you might need to watch for overdoing your work. You may be pouring a lot of your energy into particular projects. You are practical in your decision making, and you’re able to bring both enthusiasm and practicality to your endeavors this year. When you are motivated, you can accomplish great things, bringing new life to old goals. You can be very committed to your goals, making it a strong time for making lifestyle changes.
2017 is a Number Six year for you. Ruled by Venus. This is a year of relative contentment. It is a time when love is the easiest to attract, and partnerships formed under this vibration have a better chance for longevity. You are able to attract others, and material things as well, this year. This is a good year for establishing harmony in the family and in the home. Advice – develop existing relationships, be positive and receptive because these kinds of energies help you to attract what you desire.
2018 will be a Number Seven year for you. Ruled by Neptune. This is a year of preparation, chance, and refinement. It is not a time of dramatic changes. Instead, it’s a year when reflection on the past is helpful, and when refinements to your life path should be made. It’s a good year to study and analyze. Unexpected twists to your life story and “chance” meetings are probable. Advice – take stock of your life in order to prepare for more exciting years to come, examine the past and plan for the future, get in touch with your deepest needs and uncover your personal power, don’t strain yourself or actively try to expand.
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Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, April 10th
Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, April 10th
We are building to a Full Moon in your opposite sign, dear Aries, and emotions tend to run high. This can be a time for recognizing your own relationship needs or awakening to the needs of a partner. This lunation can bring about a personal revelation or exposure – perhaps a big reveal – but you might also feel a little blocked from enjoying yourself or your newly discovered feelings. This is because the Full Moon is in Libra, and Libra’s ruler, Venus, is retrograde and in challenging aspect to Saturn. Satisfaction may be delayed. The coming two weeks can be busy with clients, social connections, negotiations, or increased involvement with others, in general. Today can be a very productive day, however, when you may spend quite some time nurturing a project or caring for your valuables.
The Moon is approaching full in your work and wellness sector, dear Taurus, and you might reach a turning point with a work project or situation, or with a health matter. In the coming week, the need to make changes in your routines or job becomes very apparent. Frustrations with working conditions can push you to want to make a change. A work project might begin or end. Keep in mind that your feelings may be large right now but will even out in the coming days, so do listen to what your intuition is telling you but hold off on the big moves. Blockages that come to light can be revealing. While you may not get to put your plans into motion quite yet, do keep them in mind. Good energy is with you for some friendly competition that stimulates you to do your best or to reach higher. Don’t be afraid to be creative. Self-improvement is a big theme this month.
The morning brings good energy for making excellent use of personal time, dear Gemini, or for work behind the scenes. Emotional declarations may be made today or tomorrow, with the Moon approaching full in your romance and creativity sector. The energy of this Full Moon can spur a turning point or illumination in a romantic affair, relationship with a child, or friendship. There may be some tests or ultimatums but something is now released, and this helps to clear the path for improvements going forward. If you’ve been paying too much attention to your larger goals, you are now reminded to take some personal time. New resolutions may not be able to be put into motion yet, and this can be frustrating, but recognizing the need for change is your first step.
Activities with others can be particularly energizing and productive in the first half of the day, dear Cancer. With the Moon approaching full in your home and family sector, you receive a significant reminder of the need to pay more attention to your family, private world, or personal matters after a whole lot of attention to the needs of the outside or rational world. You are particularly sensitive to your moods now, and there can be some tendency to dramatize things, but this may be necessary to stimulate you to resolve to make necessary changes. Things that you’ve been avoiding or overlooking may reveal themselves. Striking a balance between energy spent on work and energy devoted to domestic matters is important now. You are hyper-perceptive at the moment, but emotions do tend to color what you are seeing, so keep this in mind.
We’re building to a Full Moon today, dear Leo, which can bring unresolved emotional matters to a head and remind you of your obligations. Tension over unmet or unspoken needs can surface, and it’s time to pay attention to them. You can feel a strong desire to be understood. You might be recognized for recent ideas, projects, or learning endeavors, or there can be a turning point or revelation regarding these matters now. A culmination of writing or learning projects can occur. Publicity and promotion are themes for you in the coming week. While emotions tend to run high today, it’s also a good time for you to nurture an ambition, project, or goal. You can be particularly productive with just a little focus. While there can be delays or temporary blocks to your plans now, you can nevertheless enjoy giving special attention to some of your bigger projects.
We’re building towards a Full Moon today, and this can stir up feelings surrounding business and financial matters, or it might indicate a turning point with a money matter or project. A conflict over money, sharing, or balance of power (give and take) can be in focus now, or you might recognize your need to take more control of your resources. News may come in, or circumstances are such that changes your outlook on money. If you’ve been holding emotions back, they can erupt now. While there is a lot to learn from your feelings or discoveries now, you may feel blocked about doing anything about them. However, most important now is that you are seeing things you may have ignored or overlooked. Blockages are temporary. Also today, your desire to study or learn something new and pursue personal interests is strong.
The Moon is in your sign all day and is approaching full, dear Libra, and emotions are heightened. This can be a time of personal epiphanies. If you’ve been paying a lot of attention to others’ needs recently, and many of you have, then this is a time for putting your needs up front and center. Finding a better balance in your relationships is an ongoing issue that may not resolve itself now, but you can certainly see where changes should be made. Something can come to you quite suddenly – an epiphany or revelation – that might even be surprising to you. Close personal relationships are likely to figure strongly in your discoveries now and in the coming week. Avoid stretching yourself too thin, and don’t make final conclusions until you’ve reached a state of inner certainty as there is a real tendency for matters to be dramatically magnified before settling down.
The Moon is in your privacy and endings sector all day, dear Scorpio, and a Full Moon is about to occur in this same house of your solar chart. This can prompt a strong need for extra rest or time to yourself, and very likely some sudden intuitive flashes and feelings that are hard to dismiss. If you’ve been working on autopilot recently and ignoring or out of touch with your intuition, then this is a time when the need to listen to your hunches becomes pressing. A secret or private matter may be revealed now, or this is about your true feelings on a matter. Introspection and retrospect are in order. Dreams and hunches can be powerfully telling, and while you shouldn’t ignore them, it’s best to avoid closing your mind on a conclusion drawn now – take your time with decision-making.
In recent weeks, there has been more than usual attention to your personal life, hobbies, and activities, dear Sagittarius, and outside obligations can now demand attention with a Full Moon occurring in the wee hours of the morning tomorrow. Friends may need you, or there can be a need to reach out and team up. There may be some social drama or revelations that stir the pot now in the coming week. This lunation might also awaken you to your feelings for someone, or a buried relationship problem can emerge and demand attention. New insight or discoveries empower you, even if it’s not quite the time to put your plans into motion. Keep in mind that blocks to progress with a friend are likely quite temporary.
You could find that you’re suddenly in the spotlight now, dear Capricorn, with the Moon approaching full at the top of your solar chart. You may need to take the lead or take charge. For some of you, career matters can demand attention or outside obligations emerge after weeks of increased attention to your personal life. Going forward, it will be particularly evident that you need to get to a healthy work-life balance. With Venus in challenging aspect to your ruler, Saturn, around the time of this Full Moon, there can be a sense that you’re underappreciated or overworked now, however. It’s important to keep in mind that what you do and say has a little more weight than usual, so make it something you’ll be proud of later!
With quite a bit of attention to your daily or mundane affairs these days, dear Aquarius, you’re now feeling an immense desire to think and live bigger! A Full Moon approaches and stimulates your need for adventure, escape, mind expansion, and new experiences and settings. For some, a project or studies reach a turning point or culmination in the weeks ahead, and you’re ready to take the next step. A break in the routine may be just what you needed, but you might also become aware of delays to deal with. It becomes apparent to you that you need to find the time to fit extracurricular activities into your day, and while changes may not happen immediately, you’re in the right headspace for moving forward.
This morning is active for giving special attention to a personal interest, studies, or project, dear Pisces. You might thoroughly enjoy tending to the little things that help you succeed, and patience is in good supply. As the day advances, we build towards a Full Moon, and this energy brings emotions to the surface and hidden matters to light. It may illuminate an issue related to finances, debts, or partnership for you. It’s a time for pushing yourself to see what you’ve been ignoring or overlooking. New insight into a relationship, emotional, or financial problem can arrive, and this brings about a turning point or new direction. There can be a shift or shuffling of money sources in the coming week. While new plans may hit some delays or blockages, these are temporary, and most important right now is that you’re awakening to the need for change.
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