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2016 October 21
Full Moon in Mountain Shadow Image Credit & Copyright:Greg ChavdarianExplanation: On October 15, standing near the summit of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea and looking away from a gorgeous sunset produced this magnificent snapshot of a Full Moon rising within the volcanic mountain’s shadow. An alignment across the Solar System is captured in the stunning scene and seeming contradiction of bright Moon in dark shadow. The triangular appearance of a shadow cast by a mountain’s irregular profile is normal. It’s created by the perspective of the distant mountaintop view through the dense atmosphere. Rising as the Sun sets, the antisolar point or the point opposite the Sun is close to the perspective’s vanishing point near the mountain shadow’s peak. But extending in the antisolar direction, Earth’s conical shadow is only a few lunar diameters wide at the distance of the Moon. So October’s Full Hunters Moon is still reflecting sunlight, seen through the mountain’s atmospheric shadow but found too far from the antisolar point and the Earth’s extended shadow to be eclipsed.
I wanted to let you know how Lady A’s condition is today. She is still in the ICU unit and the doctors advised us, she probably will be for a few more days. The doctors have made several attempt to bring Lady A out of the drug-induced coma. On several occasions, she was able to stay awake for about 5 or 10 minutes, until the pain returns. Currently she is in tremendous pain. She has pins, screws and various other hardware throughout her body. Unfortunately for the brief period of time she is awake, she does not recognize any of us. The doctors told us she had received a good blow to the head thus resulting in amnesia. They are hopefully, it is only temporary.
Lady A is making gradual progress. The doctors informed us yesterday it could take up to a year for her to fully recover, if she does so then. She wouldn’t be in the hospital that long she would just remain under out-patient care.
I still am sleeping in the ICU waiting room. The nurses got a cot for me and I am now able to sleep a little more comfortable. I am woke up during the night by the sound of crash carts going through the ICU doors. My heart stops and I wonder, could it be? After the emergency is over, the nurses assure me it wasn’t Lady A. I try to go back to sleep but it is hard. It is very difficult to see the woman that you love, laying in a bed, unconscious, tubes, hoses, suction tanks, and oxygen all over her. I believe it will be a sight I live with the rest of my life.
I am tired and I am babbling. Thank you for your donations, your blessings, your prayers and the prayer circle the other night. Everyone has been very supportive and we continue to need your support, love and most of all prayers.
Lord Of The Myst
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This is a good time for taking a step-by-step or traditional approach to your tasks, dear Aries. You’re looking to improve your skills or apply your knowledge. Generally speaking, this is a favorable period for learning practical skills that you’re likely to use to your advantage in the coming years as Saturn makes its way to the top of your solar chart. There can be some distractions to deal with, but you would be wise to put serious effort into studies and personal interests. Your ideas and advice are well-received today. Others especially appreciate your more responsible or mature side right now. Someone might acknowledge how you are always there when needed.
Realities you are facing today can spur you on, dear Taurus, and motivate you to make improvements. While you might initially feel a little disappointed, you are quick to get over it and make the best of your life. When it comes to people who have wronged you, keep in mind the expression that “the best revenge is living well” – live your life well and improve things for you, and make peace with the past as you do. You are learning to take more responsibility for your life on the deepest of levels, and kicking bad habits or controlling negative impulses are part of this. You can be quite productive today if you have something that captures your interest, and it’s also a powerful day for organizing or sorting out finances.
You might come to a better understanding of a relationship matter today, dear Gemini, and this can boost your spirits. There can be a satisfying agreement with a partner or friend, or you might experience a nice bonding moment. Look for ways to strengthen your connections, which may involve overcoming fears and approaching people with more maturity. While there can be some restrictions and perhaps even tedium involved in your closest commitments these days, there is also a sense that you are maturing, and this can feel good. Today’s energies are a little more serious but also quite stable. You tend to be more concerned about other people in your life and their needs than your own personal agenda. Pay close attention to commitments you have made and do what you can to honor them today.
There is a rather introspective and withdrawn energy to the day, dear Cancer, and you can use this to your advantage by focusing on those things that benefit most from focus and concentration. Turn your thoughts to long-term plans, as this is a good time for applying strategy to your thinking. Focusing on work and business affairs today can be especially fruitful. Co-workers and higher-ups look upon you with more respect. There can be good advice circulating or you might stumble upon information about a program for improving your health or effectiveness in your work or tasks.
Expectations are tricky things these days, dear Leo, particularly for you in the areas of relationships and creative projects. You may be working hard on bringing more stability and reliability to either or both of these things, and today, you’re in a good position to do so. Interactions can be on the serious side, and rightfully so. In fact, you may welcome a serious conversation about the future or a chance to show your commitment. This is a good time to bring a little more form and structure to your artistic ideas as well. You can benefit from thoroughness with whatever you are doing now, and it can serve to boost your confidence as well. Focus on strengthening and improving your work and your ties to loved ones.
You can be feeling a little withdrawn or self-protective today, dear Virgo. There may be a reason to defend yourself or a loved one. You might feel too vulnerable to deal with outside pressures, however, so it makes sense to sidestep situations that might involve a confrontation or intense demands on your time and energy. You can, in fact, benefit now from some time to yourself away from pressures and in better touch with yourself. You may be surprised to discover just how much inner strength you have to draw upon, but allowing yourself the chance to recoup and gather more strength is useful from time to time. Look for ways to heal, repair, and rework current resources.
Willingness to release yourself from automatic behavior patterns that no longer work in your favor can get you far today, dear Libra. You may be feeling a little isolated or alone in your decision-making today, but once you get over this hump, you can feel quite confident about your capabilities. This is a strong time for having a meaningful conversation about the future or drawing up a plan of action for tackling current problems. Practical affairs tend to be favored, as riding on the emotions of the moment can be a little too unstable today. Instructive conversations can be had now, and you may stumble upon truly helpful, practical information today. Traditional methods tend to work for you now, although some updates may be necessary.
The Moon aligns with Saturn today, dear Scorpio, which has been moving through your solar second house. Worries about your resources and your income may emerge, but also the wherewithal to do something about them. You’re stronger about standing up to people who have not shown you respect or who are not valuing you. This is a time for discovering what has been holding you back from achieving the results you want. Earthy, grounding activities are your best bet today, as these things turn your attention to the present, reminding you of the value of what you already have. Financial matters can be faced with realism today, and a conservative or moderate approach wins the day, even though you may be resisting this to some degree. Good advice about money may be circulating. Keep in mind that resolving problems in a day is unrealistic – instead, draw up plans for tackling problem areas step by step.
Your emotions are tough to ignore today, dear Sagittarius, with the Moon in your sign all day! There can be some ups and downs, however, as you may wrestle with a sense that you’re on your own or left to your own resources. Waiting for others to guess that you might want company or need help is unlikely to work in your favor. You may be better off being direct. It’s a good time for taking care of your duties and obligations because by doing so, even if it’s draining at the moment, it will ultimately improve your self-confidence. This is a time for drawing up plans that more realistically reflect what you are truly able to accomplish.
The Moon aligns with your ruler, Saturn, today and this serves to remind you of responsibilities, and perhaps those things you feel you lack in your life, dear Capricorn. Saturn has been transiting your solar twelfth house, and this has put you in the frequent position of trying to discern between fact and fancy, dealing with projects that have outworn their use, and managing past grievances, guilt, and other uncomfortable matters – all of this, largely on your own! Today, emotions are part of the equation. Assessing areas of your life that are no longer working for you makes the most sense now. Some introspection today can be useful as long as you avoid dwelling in favor of devising plans. Aim to center yourself and gather your wits. Efforts to help out others can be rewarding.
While you may feel a little weighed down by a stronger sense of your responsibilities today, dear Aquarius, you’re in a good position to put some of them behind you. You may be quick to put your emotions aside in order to get things done, but do watch that frustrations or complicated feelings don’t emerge in disruptive ways in your interactions with others. Instead of waiting for others to sense what you want or need, express yourself and take action, or wait for a more cooperative atmosphere to do so. If a project comes under question, take it as a challenge and allow it to motivate you to overcome obstacles.
The Moon aligns with Saturn today, dear Pisces, and Saturn has been transiting your career, reputation, and responsibility sector. As such, you may be feeling the weight of duties and obligations right now. Others are more aware of your accomplishments and perhaps also those things you haven’t done quite as well. Ideally, you are coming to a point at which you see your life more realistically. While there may be sobering moments today, it’s a good one for applying yourself to practical matters. As well, you may be learning from recent ups and downs and fine-tuning plans and ideas. The key is being able to see the value in the people you work with, and in objects, procedures, and situations as well.
You have very strong values, and others know it. Your persistence is the major key to your success, but good money management is also a big contributor. Extremely sensitive to your surroundings, you pick up signals that fly over others’ heads. You are generally quite organized. You are competent, hard-working, and very proud of the work you do. Some may find you critical and tough-minded. On the inside, however, you are passionate and emotionally sensitive, and you don’t always show your more vulnerable side. You tend to attract relationships in which there is an imbalance of power – either you are controlling or dominating, or your partner is. Power struggles may be a theme or pattern in your love life until you learn to demand equality. Famous people born today: Grandma Moses, Buddy Holly, Chrissie Hynde, Shannon Elizabeth, Michael Emerson, Evan Rachel Wood.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
The Sun in a waxing sextile to the Moon in your Solar Return chart has a fortunate influence on your year ahead. You can be especially productive this year, as in many ways you are starting fresh, but you have a rather clear vision of what you want to accomplish. Your inner needs tend to be mirrored by external events, and vice versa, which helps to boost your confidence and happiness levels. You more readily accept that challenges are part of the natural cycle in life, which in turn helps you to meet them with confidence and to worry less. You are likely to be on top of your game this year for the most part, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. A comfortable level of personal popularity helps keep conflict to a minimum. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there will be less stress on both your mind and body.
Your attitude towards life evolves and transforms in significant ways with transiting Pluto trine your Sun this year. What used to satisfy you may not continue to do so, particularly if your goals have been superficial or a poor reflection of your inner desires. You are no longer willing to make compromises in the important areas of your life, particularly with regards to career and your life path. You are more determined this year, and it’s an excellent time for getting rid of bad habits. This is a year in which to get your life back on track, as you have the willpower to do so. Others are bound to recognize your leadership skills and talents, or, at the very least, your potential. You want your life path and your objectives to reflect what you’re really about. You benefit from being more decisive than usual, and your ability to concentrate and focus help 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.
With Venus sextile Saturn in your Solar Return chart, certain elements of your social life and financial life are stabilized, secured, and more reliable this year. You may solidify a romantic relationship under this influence, or become involved with a mature partner. Circumstances may be such that you need to handle money more carefully this year, or this may simply come naturally to you now. Support from older people or authority figures may come by way of solid advice or more tangible help. Renewed ties to old friends are possible, or a new sense of responsibility in existing friendships, are also highly likely.
Saturn’s transiting square to your Sun, active since February 2016, ends in November. This can feel as if weights are lifted off your shoulders and you feel considerably freer.
You may assume a leadership role this year. You are likely to establish connections and/or relationships with people that help forward your personal growth. Teamwork and camaraderie, as well as meaningful connections, are themes. You feel your life has a definite purpose this year. Through your contacts with others, you are encouraged to grow.
You have a stronger focus on, and dedication to, work in the period ahead, sometimes taking it a little too far. Taking the time to pull yourself away from your pet projects or work will help bring more balance to your life, and will ensure that you don’t neglect other important areas of life. However, you can make significant headway in specific areas this year.
You have a strong desire to share your joy or good fortune with others. You can be very skillful when expressing your beliefs and ideas this year. You can be a persuasive salesperson, guide, teacher, or advocate. You have excellent artistic sensitivity this year, and you are especially candid and enthusiastic, which endears you to others. You have added charm and graciousness during this period. Your taste is on the more lavish side this year.
Your ability to express yourself and to solve problems is enhanced. You may have opportunities to travel this year, and matters related to publishing, teaching, and writing should go especially well. You may find that you have the right information at the right time this year. You could also have big ideas and plans. Work, especially in communications, goes well. You can visualize in broader terms and see the “big picture” now. Your optimism can help you to attract positive circumstances into your life. You are especially enthusiastic about your ideas, and expressing yourself comes easily. Public relations and negotiations tend to run exceptionally smoothly. This is a time for making long-range plans, seeing the big picture, and thinking about what is really important to you in the long run.
This can be a year of making important lifestyle changes. You are likely to attract growth-oriented relationships into your life in the period ahead, and you may be strengthening ties with important people in your life. Your powers of negotiation are very strong, and learning, teaching, and writing are highly favored. You are better able to come to a good balance in attitude this year, and many life departments can benefit. You’re in an exceptionally strong position for taking advantage of new opportunities. You are willing to put in the effort for the projects that matter, but you are also giving your social life and leisure time a lot of attention.
2016 is 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.
2017 will be a Number Eight year for you. Ruled by Saturn. This is a year of power and accomplishment. Actively seeking to expand, taking educated risks, and moving forward are highlighted. This is a year of opportunity, particularly in the material and business world, and opportunities need to be seized. It’s generally not a year to find a new love partner, simply because the focus is on the material world and your place in the world. This is a problem-solving year in which you can expect real, tangible results. Advice – take action, plan ahead, seize opportunities.
There is one golden rule when it comes to Mercury Retrograde phases. Interestingly enough, it’s grammatical. If you can commit this simple tenet to memory then you’ll find that retrograde cycles of Mercury are not only easier to navigate, but also rich with potential for growth and personal development.
Ready class? Here’s the rule. Remember back in grade school when you learned about the prefix “re?” Well, a prefix is placed before the root of a word and this one means “again.” All you need to remember is that during any Mercury Retrograde cycle, if you’re doing something that begins with “re” such as reassess, revise, revisit, reconnect, redo, recall, resay, refresh, you’re right on track. If you’re not then stop immediately or else suffer the Mercury Retrograde migraine!
Here’s a top list of dos and don’ts that will help you navigate the confusion around any Mercury Retrograde phase, and don’t forget to save and share the graphic below for a reminder all Mercury Retrograde!
DON’T initiate. DO finish what you’ve started.
No matter how fantastic your new plan may be, hold off on the launch while Mercury is trekking backwards. There’s a high probability that you’re missing crucial information or that whatever you pitch to others isn’t going to sound as phenomenal to them as it does to you. Instead, use Mercury’s Retrograde as a time to take stock of whatever you’ve already got going on and do your best to polish up and finish existing projects.
This certainly holds true for writing projects (and Mercury Retrograde is a perfect time to edit and revise work). However, it also applies to all areas of your life, from work, money and relationships. Usually, it’s best to not start a new job, get married or begin a new financial chapter in your life now. Polish up your resume, plan your wedding or research investments instead.
DON’T purchase big ticket items. DO comparison shop.
You should not purchase any big ticket item such as a car, computer, appliance or even a piece of jewelry during Mercury’s retrograde for several reasons. First, if it has moving or electronic parts, there’s a good chance that you’ll find a glitch. Repairs are fine (and a perfect prefix) on existing equipment … however no one should have to repair a brand new item! In addition, during Mercury retrograde you might not receive the best bargain if you rush to purchase. If you can wait for your item, it’ll be wiser to shop after Mercury is direct. In the meantime, comparison shop and spend more time thinking about what you really want. You might find that you’ve changed your mind completely by the time Mercury turns direct!
DON’T sign contracts, make verbal agreements or life altering decisions. DO renegotiate, mediate and reconsider existing ones.
This might be the most widely known tip about Mercury Retrograde, but it bears clarification. If at all possible, avoid new agreements! Because once you sign the dotted line or give that handshake, you will likely find that a series of events or misunderstandings cause the initial pact to change or fall apart. Instead, this is a good time to consider a renegotiation. Is your lease up for renewal on your apartment? Now is the time to either shop around or do research on a better agreement to propose to your landlord once Mercury turns direct.
Are you considering asking for a raise? Use this cycle to recognize what you are worth but also to reevaluate whether or not you’re offering your best to the company you work for. If you’re not, now is the time to implement revisions. Are you ready to break up with your lover? Even if your mind is made up, you’ll want to wait. A life altering decision implemented under Mercury retrograde has a waffling effect. You might go through a “make up and break up” phase that is exhausting. If you want a clean break and you’re sure, wait until Mercury is direct. There will be no confusion or second guessing!
DON’T hide under a rock and stop living. DO expect delays and snafus.
Preparation and patience are key during Mercury Retrograde cycles. If, for example, you have a trip planned and you notice it’s during a Mercury Retrograde, don’t cancel your plans and stop living! Instead, consider the added potential for mishaps and prepare accordingly. Recheck your baggage to ensure you’ve packed everything vital. Make sure you have all the proper documentation for your trip. Anticipate delays due to the added issue of miscommunication. Roll with it!
In short, Mercury Retrograde cycles are not meant to be the source of endless aggravation. However, if you go against the flow of this cycle you’re likely to experience more stress. Taking pause every now and then allows us to gain a new perspective and realize what we might have missed in the past. Now we get a chance to fix it and become even stronger because of it … thank you Mercury Retrograde!
Communication planet Mercury may be small, but it’s capable of causing big problems! Have you heard about Mercury Retrograde? It’s happening right now! Starting April 28, 2016, Mercury will turn retrograde in Taurus, and continue backpedaling through Taurus until May 22, 2016. During this time mischievous Mercury takes a backward turn, and so do our daily lives!
Mercury goes retrograde about three or four times each year, for a period of about three weeks each time. But of course Mercury isn’t really moving backward — it just appears that way from Earth.
Mercury Retrograde is really an optical illusion, but the effect it has on our lives is very real. This is because when Mercury is so close to the Sun its powers are magnified in the areas it rules.
Slow down and reflect
Planet Mercury rules communication, travel and technology, so all of these things are often disrupted during Mercury Retrograde. People get stressed out and have misunderstandings and arguments. And technology and machinery breaks down, including everything from cars to computers.
Life slows down during Mercury Retrograde — it has no choice but to slow down because the universe is blocking our forward momentum. We start reflecting and looking back instead of moving forward, and that’s why Astrology dictates Mercury Retrograde is a bad time to start new projects, go on first dates, get married, travel, sign important papers or legal documents, or make big purchases.
That said, there is plenty you can do during Mercury Retrograde. It can be a very useful time to rest and think and plan for the future.
Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, September 7th
You may be attracted to people with wisdom or maturity right now, dear Aries, or attracting these people into your experience. This is a good time for finding or establishing a relationship with a mentor of sorts. Developing useful skills is taking more precedence over innovative new techniques right now. Stable and supportive relationships can help you reach your goals. Honoring the past or tradition can be rewarding. Your view of others is realistic right now, although part of you may be fighting this, as you may, on some level, wish to hold onto a fantasy of a person, situation, or relationship. Problem areas in a partnership that have pushed to the side can emerge in small but annoying ways, and these should probably be dealt with sooner than later. Avoid doing so much for others that you forget to take care of yourself.
Getting organized and taking care of business can be enjoyable today, dear Taurus. You can come up with some great ideas about doing business, making money, or making your daily output more efficient. Be conservative and moderate in all that you do right now, in both work and play. You often would rather keep the peace than deal with sticky situations, and today is one of those days. However, try not to go overboard with this later today. If you find yourself restlessly indulging or craving things, it may be that you’re feeling out of sorts and not entirely certain what you want. You may need to take a small break from discipline or consider ways to find more meaning, pleasure, or imagination in your work or chores.
Actions speak louder than words this morning, dear Gemini, when you or others are showing affection and care through kind gestures. Realities faced now can lead to a freeing feeling of acceptance of things as they are, although part of you is resisting this state, perhaps because you’d like to hold on to fantasy for a while longer! In your relationships, you are seeking stability and equilibrium, but wishful thinking may blur perceptions. You are unlikely to be certain about committing to something or about making a decision, even though you know making a choice will simplify things. Sometimes, staying in a state of indecision over largely insignificant matters can drain you of more energy than dealing with the consequences of a decision.
Practical matters and tasks tend to fare well today, dear Cancer, largely because they have clear goals and possible results. However, how you feel about a matter is considerably more complex. Relationships with teachers, elders, or bosses can be beneficial now. You are valuing people who have been there for you – familiarity is an aphrodisiac today. It’s a good time to do something for people you cherish – through actions, not necessarily words. However, there can be some division due to uncertainty, and this can leave you in an ambivalent state. The desire to do something different or unusual can be healthy, but you may not be fully into it, or you could be choosing to stick with family or the familiar. You might find that staying in limbo is more draining than simply making a decision and living with it!
If you stick to simple gestures and actions, dear Leo, the morning is good for moving a relationship or project forward. Conservative moves are favored today over improbable or impractical ones, although the inclination towards the latter can be strong, particularly as the day advances! You might find yourself agreeing with someone about the truly important matters, and there is mutual understanding. There is also good energy for creating something worthwhile and useful. However, there can be some doubts and uneasy feelings today. Not knowing your heart may tempt you to avoid the truth now, but it’s probably better to admit uncertainty. Try not to allow distractions to bring you down.
You can make some nice progress around the home or with family today, dear Virgo. You are seeing the practical value of material things and focusing on those that are most useful or that will grow in value. You are a little more discriminating and prudent with money and resources. Even so, there can be odd desires or cravings that seem to come out of nowhere today along with a sense that you shouldn’t indulge. A Venus-Neptune quincunx today is not the most mature of energies, as it can tempt us to escape responsibility, hide things about ourselves that we should be proud of, and seek out peace when we probably should stand up for ourselves. If you are uncertain, ride things out until you are clearer.
Energy levels can be up and down today, dear Libra, but if you focus your energies on practical matters, you can do well for yourself now. You might even enjoy filling your responsibilities as you do. Be conservative now and enjoy increased peace of mind. Avoid people pleasing as a quick fix for achieving the peace and harmony you so crave. You may feel the need to adjust your schedule to better accommodate others, but ask yourself also if they would do the same for you. If you don’t think they would, perhaps you should sit this one out. Later today, you come into your own and find it easier to manage your expectations.
Venus is in your privacy sector these days, dear Scorpio, and you’re not as open or decisive about affections. You simply need more time to process and digest recent experiences. Today, Venus is both supported and challenged, complicating feelings. Some level of comfort comes from learning the truth about a matter, or by coming to a perspective that is more realistic than the one you’ve been hanging on to, but part of you is afraid of letting go of a fantasy or ideal. Playing by the rules today is your best bet, and in fact, can win you favors. The morning brings a practical mindset, but this can unwind as the day advances. Unrealistic expectations can lead to discomfort. Aim to either learn your actual needs or work on your own happiness rather than looking outside of yourself for others to bring you joy. Accepting things for what they are and appreciating them is the key now.
It’s important today to take things one step at a time today, dear Sagittarius, although it may not always be easy to do so as there can be some real distractions now. There is a sense that love, as well as other wonderful things, has a price, and you’re willing to pay your dues for it. If you can stick with this attitude, it can really take you places, even if it’s a slow ride! This is not a day for pushing anyone or anything. As the day advances, however, you may feel that you’re not getting what you want no matter what transpires. In truth, it may be that you’re not fully in touch with your needs, and random attempts to make yourself feel more satisfied are a hit and miss. Staying in this state can be draining. Consider focusing on one special task at a time. The Moon moves into your sign tonight, stimulating a stronger desire to be acknowledged.
There is fair energy for a sense of balance and peace this morning, dear Capricorn. You might get a chance to discuss difficult or complex emotional matters, and quite successfully at that. It’s a good time to rectify problems or clear up misunderstandings. There can be some helpful advice coming from behind the scenes or in your private world. However, particularly as the day advances, there can be benefits through your work or from others, but you might find that it costs too much in the long run to yield to others right now. You might agree to something in order to please someone, but then later regret that you weren’t straightforward.
On the one hand, you can be motivated to tackle tasks that you’ve previously let slide today, dear Aquarius, but on the other, there can be some difficulties focusing your energies due to emotional or social distractions. A conservative approach is probably best right now. A potentially healing conversation might occur with a partner or best friend. You have been awakening to a desire for more life experience and perhaps a little adventure, and this will continue and grow in the coming weeks, but today, you may worry about how you will fund your plans or practically manage everything you’d like to do. However big your plans and ideas are at the moment, don’t be in a huge rush to put them into action until you feel fully confident about them.
You’re often moving from a desire to know the reality of a situation to an impulse to look the other way, dear Pisces. This is due to a Saturn-Neptune challenging aspect that has been with us for almost a year. This influence will begin to separate later this month. Today, however, you meet some of this see-sawing energy through Venus. There can be satisfaction and a feeling of empowerment when you are at a place of realism and truth now, particularly about a relationship or financial situation, but another part of you could be feeling a little drained and not particularly ready to face up to problem areas. Aim to resolve debts or outstanding issues now, even if this is just about taking one or two steps towards your goals. Simplifying your life is important and can help you to feel back on track. Try not to let pity or empathy override your common sense today.