Celebrating Legends, Folklore, & Spirituality 365 Days A Year – Justitia’s Day (Themis)

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January 8th

Justitia’s Day (Themis)

In classical Paganism, the spirit of Justice was feminine. It was believed that the quality of justice depended upon the femi- nine principle of Nature, which had a closer kinship with natura justum (that which is by Nature) than the masculine sex had. It was Themis, the daughter of Uranus and Gaea and advisor to Zeus, who personified law and order. She protected the innocent, punished the guilty, and was considered the Goddess of law, peace, justice and righteousness. Themis carried a set of scales and was present at all feasts, social gatherings, and oath-swearing ceremonies.

Astrology of Today – December 8, 2015

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – December 8, 2015

Summary:

The Sun forms a trine with Uranus today, and this energy serves to detach us just enough to be able to embrace change or to move forward in some way. There can be a nice feeling of looking forward to the future and a desire to make improvements without pressure.

  • The Moon is in Scorpio all day (until Wednesday, December 9th, at 5:25 PM).
  • The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
  • A Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 3rd, and a New Moon will occur on December 11th.

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of August 17th

 

 

 

 

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of August 17th

by Maria DeSimone

 

General Weekly Love Horoscope

 

Are you ready for some excitement? Good because it’s coming — with lightning speed! On Wednesday, Venus (still retrograde) will make a brilliant link to Uranus, the planet of sudden developments. Although Venus is not at her most potent, the positive connection to Uranus will surely benefit everyone when it comes to love potential. Think back to June 29, when Venus was direct and in the same link to Uranus. It’s possible that you’ll have a continuation with a romance theme stemming from that time. Enjoy it while you can because on Friday, the Sun will square off with Saturn, throwing a wet blanket on pleasure potential for everyone. It’s not about romantic delight this weekend unfortunately … it’s about work. At least you’ll have something to look forward to early this week. Make the most of it!

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

An exhilarating week can be yours — if you’re willing to be in the moment. Most likely you will be since you’re a leap before you look kind of sign. In matters of the heart, however, this isn’t always the best approach. Even so… if you are open to trying something new and getting out of your romantic comfort zone there’s every indication that you’ll be thrilled you did. If single, accept a first date with someone who isn’t your usual type. Expect to be amazed!

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You’re starting to feel more and more hopeful about your romantic prospects now that Jupiter is moving through your 5th House of True Love. This week, it looks like you’re also one step closer to cleaning up a domestic related mess that has hindered you from enjoying a healthy love life. You’re not completely out of the muck just yet, but at long last, you can see a heart at the end of the tunnel. Yes!

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

If you’re single and have been going back and forth over whether or not to re-join one of those dating websites, this is the week to say YES. Retrograde Venus in your communication sector will make a brilliant link to surprise a minute Uranus in your social 11th house. This is also the part of your chart ruling the Internet and technology. There’s a good indication that you might re-connect with a past lover through social media as well. Sparks may fly all over again. Yum!

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

It may seem as though love bites this week … and you may have a few wounds to lick because of it. On Friday, the Sun will square off with Saturn, the planet of restriction and limitation. Saturn is moving through your true love sector, while the Sun is in the part of your chart connected to self-worth. You might have a difficult time feeling as if you’ll ever find true love again and be tempted to settle for something less than you know you deserve. Don’t fall into that trap.

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Romantic potential will be brightest for you on Wednesday. There’s a possibility that you and your sweetheart will decide to take a vacation together in order for you both to re-connect. If so, be sure to choose a destination you’ve both been to before — and absolutely love. Try not to allow a domestic situation ruin your positive romantic vibes this week. That might be extra difficult to achieve on Friday.

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Think back to a theme connected to your love life that emerged around June 20. It might have involved joint finances or your intimate world — but it was definitely positive. This week, it appears that there’s a second phase connected to that time and once again, you’ll benefit from it. The most interesting part about this is that whatever is happening, it’s going to happen behind the scenes. Don’t be concerned — that’s the way you want it.

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Elation is sure to be yours this Wednesday! If you’re in a relationship with someone, the two of you are likely to branch out and try something new and exciting together. This might be slightly experimental but you’ll both crave the erratic part of it — in fact it’ll make your hearts beat faster! The only problem is that on Friday you’ll be reminded that sometimes, excitement can be quite expensive. Don’t break the bank.

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

There’s so much promise for you socially that it’s sure to help your romantic prospects. If you’re in a relationship then you and your partner might start to branch out more and find amazing couples friends that you enjoy going out with together. Another possibility is that you and your mate will decide to join a new group or organization together, expanding your social circle in that way. If single, all you need to do is look to your friends for new dating options.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Expect to have quite an adventure this week with your lover. He or she might sweep you off your feet this Wednesday with a whirlwind surprise that is sure to delight you. This will be something that expands your horizons while also reconnecting the two of you romantically. This will surely be a welcome change of pace since you’ll both depart from your usual routine in order to try something new. How exciting!

 

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You and your partner might not want to stray too far from home. Why? There’s a great indication that you’ll enjoy an ultra-sexy time together on Wednesday — without leaving your cozy abode. Whatever you do, avoid allowing your friends to get in the way of your private affairs this week. It looks like there’s at least one pal who will try to kill your buzz and make you focus more on what’s wrong in your love life than what’s right.

 

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

On Wednesday, you and your partner can expect to reach new heights together — and it all begins with the power of your mind. Be sure to share your most “out there” ideas with your mate. He or she won’t think you’re crazy. In fact, there’s every indication that you’ll feel extra supported as you share your most innovative thoughts. A difficult career related situation on Friday however, threatens to sour your romantic potential for the weekend. Do your best to get around it.

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

There might be some more ups and downs connected to romance this week. On Wednesday you may feel like you’re on cloud nine with your lover. He or she seems to bring out the best in you, is making you feel like a million bucks and seems to want to help you manage the most unmanageable parts of your life. On Friday however, the highest of highs may turn into the lowest of lows. You might discover a moral sticking point, religious difference or other philosophical dilemma that you have. You won’t be able to overlook it.

Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Thursday, August 13th

 

 

 

Get A Jump On Tomorrow…..

Your Horoscopes for Thursday, August 13th

 

General Horoscope

Cosmic messages issue conflicting commands today, testing our abilities to navigate through these turbulent times. A stressful Saturn-Pluto alignment that lasts for days reveals our resistance to inevitable change. However, nothing stops us from taking risks while the Sun harmoniously trines radical Uranus. Meanwhile, the Moon is partying in audacious Leo, encouraging us to ride the shifting tides rather than trying to cling to the status quo.

 

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Curbing your enthusiasm sounds like a smart strategy today, but your excitement will probably overtake your common sense. Naturally, it’s not wise to express everything you feel because some desires are better kept to yourself. You could stir up a hornet’s nest if you broadcast your needs to everyone before reassessing the ramifications of your actions. Luckily, you still may be able to stretch the envelope as long as you stay aware of the larger circumstances and don’t push your luck too far.

 

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

It’s highly tempting when an unexpected event offers you the good fortune to participate in a mind-blowing activity. However, you’re still likely to honor previous commitments and exhibit some self-restraint. Thankfully, you should be able to play both sides of the game and embark on the adventure as long as it doesn’t upset family dynamics at home. Recent experiences increase your wisdom, but the window of opportunity to walk on the edge is closing. If you don’t act quickly, you could lose this chance forever.

 

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Ironically, a fortuitous twist to today’s events can add to your concerns about your future, but there’s no need to worry if you remain flexible about your current plans. Although it might feel as if you are at an impasse, the transition you have been dreaming about could occur without much resistance now. Your life is on the upswing, even it’s not unfolding according to your timetable. Don’t waste precious time reanalyzing your options; show your courage and take a giant leap of faith.

 

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Your current fascination with being different reveals a surprising side of your personality. You may not be interested in the opinions of others now, so unsolicited advice won’t have much impact on your current choices. This is the opportunity you’ve been anticipating; go ahead and act like the nonconformist you secretly want to be — even if it’s just for a day. The emotional satisfaction you earn is priceless and worth every penny.

 

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

If you can’t be the leader of your pack, you’ll likely want to leave it and head out on your own. In any event, the same old routine is not appealing to you as the willful Sun in your sign syncs up with rebellious Uranus. Be insistent about your independence if you want to shake things up. Fortunately, if you share your plans with those you trust, you might be pleasantly surprised by their support. It’s better to have allies in your corner, even if you ultimately need to travel your path alone.

 

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You’re wary of relying on others because you’re afraid someone might do a disappearing act just as things get serious. Ultimately, the apparent instability of those around you may be a reflection of your unwillingness to participate in an unhealthy relationship. But you don’t have to convince anyone to do your bidding now. It’s your turn to star in your story instead of waiting for anyone else to steal the show. Shine, baby, shine.

 

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Sticking to your schedule isn’t so simple today because unforeseen events make it nearly impossible to carry on with your original plans. Nevertheless, there’s no reason to be agitated by things you cannot control. Let a few lower-priority projects slip for a day or two. Putting the pieces back together in a more constructive manner will be easier once you break the routine. Don’t resist change now; there’s a treasure to be found in the chaos if you’re willing to experience it head on.

 

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Sometimes innovation requires hard work, yet inspiration seems to strike today without much effort on your part. Positive change is in the air, so stop trying to manage your life with worn-out rules. However, your plans might fall apart if you assume a laissez-faire attitude. Revise your playbook for the day and you’ll gain the edge you need. Instead of just focusing on your own ambition, work out a strategy that’s beneficial to everyone. Your progressive ideas and unconventional tactics can rock everyone’s world.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

There is a wide gulf between your need for emotional security and your craving for a new adventure. Your plans are being stress-tested by an anything-goes trine from wild Uranus to the brilliant Sun in your 9th House of Big Ideas. Unfortunately, your overconfidence might entice you to gamble foolishly on something that’s not that important in the long run. Being a creative visionary is admirable, but not if you jeopardize your recent progress. Taking a calculated risk is worth it only if you consider all the variables first.

 

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

A cosmic wake-up call rings through on all your digital devices today, reminding you to include others in your latest plans as electric Uranus trines the Sun in your 8th House of Shared Investments. Go ahead and reveal your best ideas — even if they aren’t ready for prime time yet — with a possible partner. Someone who respects your integrity will see the positive potential in your thinking and will likely jump in to join your endeavors. The more the merrier; the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

 

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Somehow you can get away with the craziest of ideas today. In fact, you’re quite skilled at taking an ingenious concept to a whole new level now. Your coworkers may urge you to put your thoughts into action, even if they want you to modify some details of your plan first. This is dangerous territory because accommodating someone else’s concerns could actually weaken your strategy. But walking away might be a bigger mistake. Retreat just long enough to alleviate the tension, take a few deep breaths and try again. Don’t let anyone else steal your thunder.

 

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The atmosphere is crackling with excitement and your life is buzzing with surprises; however, you might not be so amused with the current uncertainty. You have had your share of unexpected detours lately, and you’re not looking for any more delays now. Luckily, your resiliency empowers you to improve your plan and achieve a successful launch. Be daring in your thinking and persistent in your execution. Practice makes perfect.

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Your Weekly Astrology Report for June 29 – July 5, 2015

 

 

Weekly Astrology: June 29 – July 5, 2015

Mixing business with pleasure

This week you’ll have a rare capacity to mix business with pleasure in the most extraordinary way! Plus, there’s great communication energy for all. Read on…

Monday, June 29: Venus trine Uranus

On Monday as part of a Grand Fire Trine, Venus will trine Uranus and your heart will certainly have the potential to receive an electric jolt from someone special. If single, consider accepting a date with someone you isn’t your usual type. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Wednesday, July 1: Full Moon in Capricorn; Venus conjunct Jupiter; Sun trine Neptune

On Wednesday a Full Moon in Capricorn will illuminate your ambitious side. Where are you professionally? Have you reached a major pinnacle or is it time to set new goals? Now is the time to reap whatever it is you’ve sown in the career department. One way or another your reputation will also be up for review.

On the same day Venus will cozy up to Jupiter offering one of the most delightful romantic days you can imagine. In Leo you know that whatever your sweetheart does for you on this day will be larger than life. Enjoy every drop of it! The Sun will trine Neptune adding a touch of glamour to the sweetness.

Thursday, July 2: Mercury sextile Uranus

Friday, July 3: Mercury sextile Jupiter

Sunday, July 5: Mercury sextile Venus

The rest of the week lines up as a GREAT time for all communication-related matters. On Thursday Mercury will sextile Uranus, on Friday Mercury will sextile Jupiter and on Sunday he’ll sextile Venus. Sign contracts, have conversations that stimulate you, and know that whatever you speak about will be well received now.

 

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Your Weekly Karma Forecast: June 21 – 27, 2015

Weekly Forecast: June 21 – 27, 2015

 

The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.

*NOTE* There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.

Weekly Forecast: June 21 – 27, 2015

6/22 ~ Jupiter (Education/Faith) ~trine~ Uranus (Awakening/Liberation):

(3 of 3: 9.25.2014 ~ 3/3 & 6/22.2015)

This is a delicious relief for some who have had enough of the Cancer/Aries challenges of the last year or more (personal security vs. independence), though developing the strength & tools to work it out was critical to maximizing the potential of the current blessing of *Fire* energy now that Jupiter has moved into Leo. We still have to deal with the independence/liberation issues that Uranus is ‘cracking us open’ to but hopefully, now that we’ve redefined personal security and deepened our faith in our own ability to sustain & protect ourselves, Leo energy encourages us to believe in ourselves and express more authenticity in every moment. It’s almost like you rewired your internal system and now you’ll be working on the outer expression & appearance (how it works in the world). I don’t necessarily mean your looks or physical appearance, although upgrading that too is deeply supported, but this is more about what your unique energy radiates out to the world, and how others receive & respond to your energy. Think: Magnetize & Repel and then define your terms and invite your Higher Self to assist you.

Jupiter & Uranus affect groups of people, so this energy is ‘in the air’. If you have a lot of Fire in your chart, this is going to increase it, so you may want to use your Earth energy to ground & contain this fiery time, or at least take some precautions. If you don’t have enough, this will really help you bring in the Fire energy consciously and balance certain aspects of your life out in a much-needed way. So, in general, these two getting together activate your consciousness in a huge way. There are sudden ah-ha moments and more clarity than you’ve maybe had access to in recent years. Uranus always activates us to learn or try something new or try something in a new way (to the tune of 3-6-9-12 years, a Jupiter Cycle). In this context (with Jupiter) you will want to express something you’ve only just recently discovered or realized is Truth for you, and you’re bursting at the seams to show everyone how you and your consciousness has grown. That’s great, but make sure your new Truth is grounded first. Think of the first trimester of pregnancy or a new sprout that hasn’t totally rooted itself yet, new beginnings are delicate and require extra care & protection at first, so pace yourself with your new discoveries. This activation spans a year (June 2014 – June 2015) so pace yourself and pay attention to what comes up now (Sept 2014) that is re-activated or revised in March 2015 and finds its footing (roots) and finally gets its final polishing activation in June 2015, right around Summer Solstice (wow!).

See this as an ‘unfolding new Truth’ or new aspect of Self emerging. Get a feel for the Fire. It’s a great time to expand your learning or education, get certified in something that you want to share with others, but try to avoid ideas (and people) with more flash than substance. The combination of Jupiter’s luck (which is really a strong faith & following it) and Uranus’ sudden, seeming out-of-the-blue-ness (which is really a sudden opening in your consciousness that allows you to see things in a completely new way) things will feel very “ordained” or magical or destined. Just stay grounded & present, because often when things seem ‘too good to be true’ – they are. What I’m talking about here is more about inner & outer alignment, faith & opportunity, when the path just opens before you and you have NO DOUBT that this is the (new) direction that you’re supposed to take.

Also unique to 2014-2015 is the Leo/Aries combination. As long as we maintain integrity, lead with the heart, be creative & authentic, remaining free & independent is easier. However, if you are struggling with self-esteem/self-worth issues, as well as being independent and capable of defining who you are/what you want, then this is your year to face your issues square on and make some real progress. Just keep in mind that what these energies trigger for you are bringing these issues/relationships into the light to be transmuted and purified with this Fire. It’s going to burn away all the excess (or illuminate it) and reveal your true beauty & innate value. Believe in your Self! Know that you are here for a reason and while your Path is unique for you, we are all sharing this journey of self-discovery & evolution of our planet. Activations will be personal, social & collective and during the next year or so, we will be creating containers for this *Fire* to burn safely & productively. Use it to connect to your Heart, Passion & True Purpose in life!

6/23 ~ Mercury (communication) ~square~ Neptune (dissolution):

This is a mixed blessing energy. On one hand, it’s good for spiritual study and giving your dreams a little energy (if your schedule permits). On the other hand, it makes for major miscommunications between people. Try to THINK before speaking, because if it’s possible to misunderstand or not ‘get it’ all together, it will happen this week. Be careful not to let “longing” for your dreams to come true, distort your judgment and mislead you into believing the illusion. With this energy, some people will deliberately deceive and others have to be careful not to be misled. Stick to the facts or stay quiet, for now. You may even be inclined to withhold information to avoid a confrontation – don’t do it. Communicate with your Self and God today, otherwise plan to be very clear in explaining yourself to others so there are no misunderstandings.

 

 

Source:
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On Life after the Uranus/Pluto Square

On Life after the Uranus/Pluto Square

a message from Sarah Varcas

To view more of Sarah’s insight, please visit her site, Awakenings, Intuitive Astrology for Heart and Soul

 

Uranus and Pluto have received a lot of air time since 2012 when they began to form their lengthy square that is currently fading into history. The impact of this square, which has shaken up countless peoples’ lives, has been impossible to ignore. For many, looking back to life pre 2012 is like watching a different person, barely recognisable in some cases. So much has changed, within and without, that the notion of total rebirth is not too drastic a description of the events of recent years. Many people have been shaken awake by this square, forced to confront themselves and their lives, the consequences of choices previously made and the impact of living a half-life in the shadows of possibility for so long. It has been a time of both trauma and ecstasy, challenge and liberation. Few have been left untouched. The initiation into the Aquarian Age has well and truly begun.

Like all initiations, however, it is just the beginning, not the whole story, and true strength is born of knowing how to respond after the intensity has passed and the next phase has begun. This is where we find ourselves now. The energetic themes of the past three years are lifting and changing, morphing into something altogether different. Uranus and Pluto are parting ways, releasing their grip each upon the other. This signals a parting within us too, for as above so below. Change comes in new guises now and we need to recognise it when it arrives at our door.

Uranus and Pluto are hugely powerful planetary heavyweights. Together they augur the birth of global cycles and massive societal change. When two planets square each other we are forced to take action or endure mounting intensity and frustration. Our environment constantly blocks and obstructs us, pens us into a corner, pushes us away from where we need to be until we take responsibility for our own lives and make the changes necessary for true progress and deep transformation. Pluto rules the shadow, those parts of ourselves we avoid and ignore, deny and project on to others. In its square with Uranus we have been faced with the consequences of doing so as our shadow has repeatedly risen up to meet us from the outside, confronting us with the consequences of trying to be someone we’re not, of refusing to claim our sovereignty, of living small and safe when we needed to break out and risk freedom. Uranus, the Great Awakener, creates radical disruption. It demands nothing but truth, no matter how shocking. It perceives a future in which there are no lies, no fear and no constriction. This prospect may seem dangerous in our world as it stands, but Uranus is not of this world and will not abandon its agenda to accommodate our earthbound aspirations.

This is the truth of working with cosmic forces: they demand of us largesse and greatness, not in terms of egoic acclaim and narcissistic absorption but of being big enough, wise enough, powerful enough to see beyond the limitations of the egoic mind to something beyond our imaginings. They demand that we live on the cliff-edge of life, the very boundary of possibility where we are forever challenged to go further. They demand profound integrity, searing honesty and a willingness to change in ways that may seem impossible from where we currently stand. When giants such as Uranus and Pluto square each other, despite the incredible intensity of their action, we are somehow more able to respond. We simply have no choice. We find what we need inside to do what they demand. Even, and especially, when we believe we won’t. For all the stress and pain of their action in our lives, the outcome is also beyond our wildest imaginings as we discover strength we never knew we had, options we never imagined could be ours and a life awaiting us which reanimates those parts within previously left to wither and die. It is tough, for sure, but the changes we undergo when we offer ourselves up to these processes of deep and enduring transformation make the offering worthwhile. Sacrifices made are repaid many-fold in the currency of wisdom, freedom and true presence in the midst of our mysterious life. What started out as tragedy and trauma becomes rebirth and new life. Against all the odds we arise from the flames to live another day.

This has been the story for so many in the past three years. This month that story begins to change as the Uranus/Pluto square dissolves. As these commanding planets part ways their impact is modified and we will meet them in different guises on the path ahead. No longer is it the case that in meeting one we meet the other. They’re no longer a team. Yes, Uranus still wants to throw everything up in the air and Pluto still reveals the darkest depths to shed the brightest light upon them. But they’re doing things in their own way now and that means we must adapt accordingly. Life won’t force us quite like it has been. It won’t so much be the case of ‘I can’t bear another minute I simply have to change no matter what’. We’re going to have to make some conscious, risky decisions born not of utter necessity (change or die!) but out of a deep inner knowing that if we are to play a full part in the evolution of this planet, we simply have to do what needs to be done, end of. It is both our birthright and obligation as custodians of this time and place.

From this point on it may become easier, gradually, to avoid change, to find excuses not to do it, to sink back into old habits with plenty of justifications for doing so. The choice is ours now, more so than before, simply because it won’t be so hard to stay stuck. It really is up to us. Pluto will still come along and stir up the darkness and Uranus will still be hitting us over the head screaming ‘WAKE UP BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!’, but they’ll somehow be easier to ignore. Our defences will be stronger, our denial and/or self-deception more effective. If we simply want an ‘easy life’ we’re more likely to get one now. But easy is not necessarily better. And after a few decisions to stay safe, step out of the ring, stay stuck rather than change, we may begin to look around and realise we have been left behind, companions on the path gone ahead, potential withering on the vine, possibilities once close now out of reach.

The urgency fades as the square between Uranus and Pluto does. Which doesn’t mean change is not needed, only that we have more choice in our role as its agents. We can step back from the cliff edge if we choose. Step out of the fray, batten down the inner hatches and stick our feet into the mud refusing to move again. ‘Those last three years were a heck of a ride, so I’ve done my bit now thank you! Over to someone else!!’. But you are that ‘someone else’ and so am I. So is everybody. We are all the someone else to whom is handed the baton now for the next lap of the race. If we discover the pressure is off and life offers a ‘get out’ clause when the going gets tough, that doesn’t mean the clause is the best option, only that the challenge is met now in the choices we make not in our ability to endure when change is inescapable. It is up to us to decide how we proceed from here, whether we settle for what we have or embrace our role as Evolutionary Agent for the long haul. We always have a choice and there will always be different forces and factors which influence it. Uranus and Pluto have driven us through the flames but now they take a different tack. Still as powerful, still as transformative, still as liberating, they come individually, inviting us to enter into their shadow dance and scary ride of freedom. But they are less insistent, less demanding. Their intensity will rise and fall as ever, but the imperative that felt like ‘change or die!!’ is lifting. We’re entering the next phase now, where we choose radical change because we know it is the only way to fulfil our evolutionary potential, not because we simply believe we have no choice. We have a choice, always. And never was it more vital than now that we make the wisest one.
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Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Thursday, May 15th

Excitement rules the hive today as we buzz around in search for new sources of distraction. Our ideals inspire us to take risks once the Moon flies into fiery Sagittarius at 1:43 am EDT. Anything can happen now that social Venus hooks up with wild Uranus, heating up the relationship landscape. Emotional lightning electrifies our desires and we aren’t satisfied with familiar routines. Meanwhile, chatty Mercury has us saying more than is necessary.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your mind is wired with so many exciting possibilities today that it’s hard to know which way to turn first. However, you might also wish that you had more stability in your life now. These divergent feelings could grow into a real dilemma, especially if you aren’t willing to admit that a part of you is very comfortable to continue with your same old patterns. Once you acknowledge your basic need for security, you can happily return to chasing your dreams.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You aren’t easily satisfied today as your key planet Venus joins unpredictable Uranus, tempting you to reach for something or someone that you cannot have now. Instead of wasting your time trying to fulfill your transitory desires, talk about your dreams with someone you trust. Scaling back your expectations isn’t a sign of defeat but offers an unexpected opportunity to create a practical plan that could actually succeed.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Socializing with your friends sounds quite enticing today, but it may be tricky to actually follow through with your plans. Someone close to you might need your assistance and you can’t ignore a request for your help. It’s critical to process any unexpressed anger or resentment you have over a change of schedule so that it doesn’t get in the way of a meaningful experience. Being adaptable enables you to make the most of a difficult situation. In fact, if you remain open you might be pleasantly surprised with where the unexpected twists and turns take you.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

It’s important to put on a happy face today, even if you’re reluctant to let go of your worries. But reflecting your joyful nature is not a license to avoid the pressing issues of the day. Your smartest strategy is to stay consciously aware of the current duality; remember that your inside and outside are following different scripts now and you don’t have to fit everything into a tidy package. As the stress continues to settle down, your temporary smile just might turn into a permanent grin if you let it.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your mind is not on work today, even if you can’t escape your responsibilities. You’re zooming off into the future, looking forward to a bit of indulgent behavior. Unfortunately, your need for fun and games may be incongruent with your previous commitments. Remember, you don’t have to take an all-or-nothing approach. There’s no need to be overly self-critical just because you’re human. Cut yourself some slack and enjoy the present moment however you can.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Although you can’t shake your natural tendency to be practical, especially as the Sun moves through earthy Taurus, you’re still looking to stir up some mischief today. Thankfully, work and play are not incompatible, but you could run into a problem as you try to juggle the two. Your day becomes more complicated if someone throws you a curve ball by inviting you to do something special. Your pragmatic inclination is to say no, but the cosmos is telling you to take a chance and say yes.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Someone might shock you today by expressing what they want without censoring their words. Luckily, beautiful Venus bumps into radical Uranus, encouraging you to enjoy what you hear even if the disclosure is totally unexpected. Although you are being invited to step outside your comfort zone, you don’t have to accept unless you’re ready. Nevertheless, don’t close down your feelings in fear. At least consider the potential of new and different experiences. Exploring your options in a conversation may feel safer now than actually acting on an impulse.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You’re eager for change and you may become agitated today if you have to do things the same old way. However, if you can’t break out of your current routine, at least you can still talk about your desires. But even if you think you’re being lighthearted, your words might carry sharp hooks. You are a champion of sarcasm now; your dry humor and incisive wit could be more biting than you realize. Don’t water down your ideas but do your best to express your truth with kindness. And then don’t forget to give your audience a fair chance to offer their opinion.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your current dilemma could pit your desire for fun against a more responsible need to save money. Your financial condition might be a bit unstable now, yet you don’t want a lack of expendable cash to deter an impulsive spending spree. Fortunately, you may discover that it’s easier than you thought to cut back on unnecessary spending without negatively affecting your quality of life. Keep in mind that adding excitement to your day doesn’t necessarily have to cost anything at all. The best things in life are free.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your private life is anything but boring these days. Unfortunately, tension in your personal world might mean that you don’t have as much stability as you prefer. Oddly enough, the regularity of your job could take some of the pressure off by giving you the daily consistency you crave. Nevertheless, it’s not a good idea to let your professional duties keep you from dealing with the stress at home. Confront the uncertainty by initiating an open dialogue. Resolution may not come right away, but everyone will feel better once you get the conversation started.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You’re on a thrilling joyride today and your creativity is soaring. But just because you’re enjoying the adrenaline rush doesn’t mean that everyone else is on board, too. You’re often captivated by unconventional ideas, but now you’re passionate about anything that’s off the beaten path. Don’t let your attraction to radical thoughts and unusual behavior sidetrack a productive day. The good news is that being responsible doesn’t have to prevent you from going anywhere you dream in your imagination.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You might think that someone’s trying to make you feel guilty today, especially if you’re acting rebelliously and want to do something unusual that fills you with pleasure. However, it’s not your job to keep everyone else happy while you are left out in the cold. This is a great time to experiment and express yourself in radical ways. Stepping outside of the box can lead to surprising satisfaction, and being adventurous also elevates your self-esteem. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for April 23rd

It would be great to report that the cosmos has finally come to its senses and that all is well and good — with inspiring rainbows showing human mortals the way to that elusive pot of gold. Quite the contrary seems to be in the offing since feisty Mars retrograde in Libra is kicking up sand again by opposing Uranus in Aries (12:09AM) while also squaring Pluto in Capricorn (6:39AM). It was one thing for Mars to fly in the face of regal Jupiter yesterday via a sharp, 90-degree sky pattern, but to rile up radical-change agent Uranus and underworld-ruling Pluto within 6 hours of time today is to put large numbers of people into potential accidents waiting to happen. Do all in your power to be sensitive and gentle with dear ones on the skids. Drive defensively and say no to temper tantrums or egocentric behavior. Mercury in Taurus (2:17AM) can give you a boost in gardening, cooking, baking, arts and crafts. [This planetary shift remains in effect until May 7 with Mercury moving at top daily speed.] Meanwhile, tensions and confusion abound due to the Moon in Aquarius entering a void cycle at 9:12AM (during a square to Saturn) — with this limbo uncertainty zone lasting until 11:56PM when the lunar orb bathes in Piscean waters. It doesn’t help that the Moon parallels Neptune (10:27AM), Mercury forms a frictional, 45-degree link to Chiron (5:27PM), and Venus makes a contra-parallel to Uranus (7:38PM). Think along more compassionate, soulful lines overnight as the Moon in empathic Pisces combines forces with an inspirational, 72-degree rapport from Mercury to Jupiter (forming exactly at 1:20AM tomorrow). [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for April 2nd

If you were able to handle yesterday’s April Fools’ Day celestial onslaught, then give yourself a row of gold and silver stars for meritorious astro-zodiacal preparation and action. You are definitely not out of the woods yet by a long shot as the Sun forms its annual union with shock-inducing Uranus (12:10AM), Mars forms a dicey, 135-degree tie with far-out Neptune (12:29AM), Mercury makes an off-kilter, 150-degree link with Mars (2:45AM), and Venus connects with giant Jupiter via a frictional, 135-degree aspect (8:21AM). These four intense alignments — happening within an 8-hour time-span — can pack an emotional and psychic wallop. Luckily, the Moon in earthy Taurus may keep you practical, sensible and focused on necessities. Strive to utilize the Sun-Uranus conjunction at 13 degrees of Aries as a springboard to studying advances on the cutting edge of science, alternative medicine, and metaphysics. Watch out for a tendency to be too zealous and idealistic for your own good due to both 135-degree sky patterns. And because Mercury and Mars are battling in the heavens for a second straight day, it is wise to avoid contentious discussions that can flair into unintended arguments. Slow your pace later on when Mercury trines Saturn in earth signs (8:04PM). Think along shrewd pragmatic lines to make gains as a rising star on the business and entrepreneurial totem pole. Be aware that a void lunar uncertainty zone in Taurus begins at 11:44PM and lasts until 4:49AM tomorrow when the Moon enters airy, multi-faceted Gemini. Get set for more cosmic shenanigans on Thursday as Pluto, Uranus, and Mars continue to stir the proverbial pot. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]