Leo Sun, Scorpio Moon : “I Sparkle”

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I’m going to be bold and blunt here.

In order to retrieve the “gold” of  self-hood, you’re going to have to dig deep.

This Sun-Moon blend suggests dynamic and developmental tension between self-expression and self-protection.

There’s a difference between creating an alternate route for the sake of emotional safety and erecting an impenetrable fortress of the heart because of fears associated with losing control.

Working with this dynamic combination of solar heat and emotional intensity will likely clue you in to the nuances which exist between those two extremes.

There’s a emphatic need to mine the subconscious to get to the root of all of your ugly “stuff” as a means of total self-acceptance. The road to discovering your personal identity may sometimes be paved with swirling, tumultuous feelings which you would rather keep out of public view.

If you don’t know what your true motivations are, it’s more difficult to arrive at your destination successfully, so there’s a suggestion inherent in this blend that you will turn over every rock, stone and pebble of your mind  to see what lies beneath. The master peeler of the layers of the psyche.

On some level, you’re also nourished through penetrating interactions with others which yield the same feelings of the fire in the belly. You know very intimately that you must have the knowledge of the heart to claim the throne.

The rabbit hole you travel may be ripe and rampant with what you wish to avoid, but meeting the challenges of navigating crisis assists you in gaining a shining picture of everything you can be.

“There’s gold in them thar hills !! ”

Your theme song is “I Sparkle by Slick Rick. You can listen here:

 

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An Open Letter To Scorpio

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Dear Scorpio:

I’m not going to beat around the bush here because I’m well aware that you prefer the raw truth or nothing at all.

In fact, I’m really not sure what type of response this letter is actually going to be met with since you tend to keep your feelings pretty close to the vest. Believe me, I understand. All it takes is one good time of putting yourself out there and feeling betrayed, shamed or manipulated.

The reason I felt compelled to contact you is to offer some words of encouragement and support to assure you that there’s someone out there who understands your emotional dynamics.

I can sense that you carry a lot of turmoil inside and wage “wars” with yourself that prying eyes aren’t privy to. I understand that even when you feel strongly, you may be hedging your bets and it’s not always an easy task to act on those feelings because it puts you in a vulnerable place, and vulnerability suggests moving into unknown territory and unknown territory means that you won’t have as much control over the situation as you normally do.

Just by observing you, I can see that it’s not easy to trust, because there are so many people who have different definitions that can’t hold a candle to what you have in mind. Also, these very same people may not be ready to delve into the dark as you so easily do. Are you aware of your enormous healing capacity?

Because you’re not afraid to “take it there”, you can potentially assist others in the investigation of areas of their lives which they tend to evade, or ignore altogether. However, it’s best that you use these gifts to confront your own demons in the process. Talk about a win-win!!

There’s more to come, but I’ll leave you with this food for thought right now.

All the best,

Sagittarian Mind

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Venus-Uranus Aspects : “Nobody Like Me”

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“You’re not like anyone else I’ve ever met.”

In some cases, we could easily dismiss these words as trite and inconsequential “game” designed to cater to one’s ego. However, when operating in an obvious manner, Venus-Uranus aspects in one’s birth chart remind us that one could utter this statement, and it would be absolutely TRUE.

Chances are, if you’re working with this aspect, you really don’t care whether statements like that are meant to flatter you or question your “weirdness”. The fact is, you need to own it and live it.  In an individual birth chart, Venus in contact with Uranus suggests the valuing of that which is unconventional, offbeat and avant-garde. Your radar is honed toward customizing your life and relationships in a matter that screams authenticity.

However, the flip side of the coin is that you shock and ruffle the feathers of conventional society. The rebel inside of you is constantly seeking new ways to live YOUR life. Not a re-run of your parents’ life, your friends or anyone else. The cookie cutter lifestyle isn’t a part of your agenda and you make no bones about letting everyone know that.

Almost every day, inside your spirit, there’s a revolution going on. For you: revolution means evolution and the only constant that we can count on is change. You silently laugh at others opinions about your relationships and personal style and appearance, and you scoff at those who live in these spaces by rote and couldn’t conjure up an independent thought to save their lives.

If you’re exercising the potential of this planetary aspect, you’ve most certainly crafted your unique version when it comes to attraction and love. Somewhere along the line, you’ve had to come to grips with the fact that your friends and associates may not ever understand that you might not need the ring, gated community and the ski racks on your car. Hell, you may not even need the car! You can best believe that anyone you’re relating to as an intimate partner understands this, too. Or, your relationship will end just as quickly as it started.

Living freely and spontaneously and resisting labels and boxes is one of your fortes. You know the secret that us mere mortals are trying to grasp: from breath to breath and moment to moment, we’re different. From one blink of an eye to the next, we’re never the same anymore. So, what you uttered in fervent conviction two hours ago may be something which meets the fury of your disdain at this very moment.

What we can learn from you is to embrace the willingness to approach our lives from a fresh perspectives, always examining what we can possibly breathe new life into and reinvent. We can also learn about the ramifications that impulsive behavior and rebellion for sport has on personal productivity.

If you have a Venus-Uranus aspect in your birth chart.  Your theme song is “Nobody Like Me” by Little Brother featuring O-Dash. You can listen right here:

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Leo Sun, Libra Moon

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With the constant influx of messages from numerous sources, which emphasize our lack as human beings, maintaining our confidence can be a formidable challenge. Being repeatedly told we’re “too much” of this or “not enough” of that can certainly wreak havoc on our self-esteem, whose development is directly tied to the quality of relationships we’re able to forge with others. Effective navigation of these issues requires a combination of both boldness and finesse.

The Sun-Moon combination of Leo-Libra magnifies the themes of self-appreciation , artistic flair, and harmonious social relations.

When an individual has the combination of a Leo Sun and a Libra Moon in a natal chart, it suggests that the person’s vitality is stimulated through the process of creative self-expression and they’re fueled by gaining notice and appreciation from others for being a unique individual. The solar light is reflected through a personality that needs to skillfully maintain well-balanced relationships and be thought of as kind, objective and humane.

The challenges that come with this Sun-Moon blend revolve around knowing when to place oneself in the center of a situation, confronting the elements which comprise the ego, versus choosing more of an accommodating stance in the name of peace and harmony.

Also, vacillation between concern for one’s own being and interest in others. The back and forth of “tell me about yourself” and “No… wait, let’s talk about ME”. While the solar force of Leo wants to shine and attract attention, the reigning emotional need is to accommodate others and relate from their point of view. 

When balanced, there’s a healthy self-concept that radiates pride and a robust confidence, but also the exhibiting of a common touch or social savvy which allows this individual to interact with others as equals.

The imbalance, as described by Astrologer Steven Arroyo, is a totally different story:

“Indeed, Libra Moon often balances (themselves) off whatever interpersonal input they receive, usually doing so gently. They take personal relationships seriously and pride themselves on fairness and being able to see the other person’s point of view.

This tendency of putting themselves in the other’s situation, more marked in Libra than any other zodiac sign, can be carried so far as to see them lean over backward to please the other person- often ignoring their own interests. They have a need to be liked that motivates much of their person-to-person behavior, to the point that it can undermine their highly valued objectivity.

The desire to avoid unpleasantness can lead to relatively superficial, placating responses that may not be completely sincere-occasionally verging on flattery. They easily lose themselves in the others energy field and become confused about where they end and the other begins. In other words, their spontaneous reactions are unconsciously modified by how the person they are interacting with is reacting !”

For those with this combination, it’s well worth considering examining the effect others’ emotional reactions have on you. A dysfunctional use of this energy can be to stop dead in your tracks and reverse field because you fear the slightest bit of disagreement or conflict coming on. What has to be remembered is conflict doesn’t have to be a negative word, in fact if you’re able to navigate it, there can be a deeper sense of appreciation for another human being as well as renewed respect for yourself because you didn’t sit on the fence or allow indecision to get the best of you.

Jay Electronica’s “Exhibit C ” exudes the type of vibe I get when I think about this Sun/Moon Combo. If you feel compelled to do so, please take a listen:

Reference: Person-to-Person Astrology: Energy Factors in Love, Sex & Compatibility by Stephen Arroyo

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How To Work With Squares in the Birth Chart : Building Strength Through Tension

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Amongst the sea of Astrological writing in books and on the internet, there seems to be a continuation of the view that when it comes to Astrological aspects: conjunctions are “neutral”, trines and sextiles are “good”, while oppositions and squares are “bad”.

I even notice when the “hard” aspects are written about in Astro cookbooks, the author seems to always head in the direction which doesn’t outline the developmental potential between the meetings of planets, but rather reels into a bleak and dismal fate to which we must resign ourselves regarding our relationships, communication skills or our identities.

I would like to offer another view on squares and put forth the theory that very little gets accomplished without the tension which the aspect suggests. When the word “tension” is used, this somehow triggers an anxiety filled image in people where they think something will be hoisted on them that they won’t be able to handle.

Let’s close our eyes for a minute and picture a trip to the gym for an exhilarating exercising of our muscles. Think about what your body feels like when you murmur to yourself:

“That was a damn good workout.”

We feel invigorated and empowered through the challenges we were able to face in the gym because we summoned the intestinal fortitude necessary to confront the obstacles that the workout provided.

In our natal charts, squares are there to test our capabilities. What we need to understand is: if we face up to what’s being presented to us concerning the principles that the planets in question represent, we can become a much more skillful navigator through the terrains of those energies. Another thing we need to realize it that this takes WORK. No one is saying that this is an easy ride, or there won’t be periods of time where we may feel defeated or stuck.

However, this doesn’t have to be the final outcome and there are several people, who have achieved to great heights in which squares are prominent in their birth charts, to illustrate this point.

Tension allows our “muscles” to become stronger and enhances their capacity to recover more quickly. These muscles can be those of the body, mind, heart or spirit.

Mind you, if you’re the type of person who seeks to take the path of least resistance or avoid anything which demands MORE than a minimal effort from you, there may be a problem.

If we’re truly looking to develop our capacities, as illustrated in our natal charts, to their fullest, it’s advisable that we re-examine the idea of an “easy” life. If what we desire is meaning and fulfillment, it’s important to consider that some of us may have to go “to hell and back” to discover it, but those excursions may provide a much richer existence than accepting a fabricated fate that “things are just going to be how they are.”

Please consider that the squares contained in your birth chart can be a tremendous asset to keep you motivated. You may have a bundle of energy that just needs to be released in an appropriate direction in order to assist you in providing the life that you deserve.

For those of you who are determined to make the most out of squares in your birth chart, your theme song is “Superman” by Diamond D. You can listen here:

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Claiming Your Birthright & Using Your Compass

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It’s often said that the two most important days in one’s life are the day that you’re born and the day that you discover why.

When it comes to what I refer to as one’s “birthright”, I’m a firm believer that one must actively claim and take ownership of it, in order to set a conscious, intentional direction for one’s life. If this is done successfully, one has an internal compass to rely on as a filter, or a “litmus test” when faced with difficult decisions or information that must be evaluated critically.

While Astrology can certainly play a part in this process, I’d like to encourage those reading this to acknowledge it as a possibility, but also think beyond it for a minute. This message is applicable to ANYONE, irrespective of the composition of  your birth chart.

Through thoughtful conversation and observation, I’ve noticed that there’s an active anxiety looming when it comes to those who want to embrace their calling. Also, for those who are actively seeking, or who have already made significant transformations in the course of their lives.

This fear is directly related to an over-concern with the approval of others and the perceptions of those who are, or were close to us during the course of our lives. The people that we would normally regard as “family and friends”.

Although we may have been initially flattered in the early stages of our growth and development when others told us “don’t change”, or expressed to us how much they love us “exactly as we are”, we soon realized that it was not only limiting, but also impossible to remain the same person with all of the progress that’s taking place in our lives.

My message is clear to all of those reading this:

If you ever plan on getting where you want to be in your life, you’re going to have to accept the reality that there are some people who your growth is going to piss off and confuse. Often, your changes upset people because they now have to find a different way of relating to you than they did before, and they’re struggling with finding that flexibility. Of course, that won’t be how it’s presented to you.

Most likely, there will be a projection placed on you of sorts which will attempt to highlight a deficiency or weakness on your part, which is directly attributed to your behavior, because your development and its vast possibilities activates the insecurities of others.

I’m writing this to encourage you to claim your autonomy and resist allowing others to snatch it from you under any circumstances. It’s perfectly okay to allow others the space to disapprove of who you are, or be mad at you, or to feel whatever and however they wish.

Living an authentic life is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for those who feel the need to accommodate or please everyone at every turn and become uneasy at the slightest hint of other’s discomfort. This includes the aforementioned “family and friends”.

You don’t need everyone’s approval to respect, claim  and embrace your calling in this world. You don’t need a “co-sign” to become more of who and what you are. You only need to GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION.

Somehow, we’ve developed a fear of others being displeased with what we do in this world. So much that there’s a stigma attached to disappointing or letting others down, which leaves us vulnerable to manipulation by outside forces.

If we truly wish to claim our birthright, use our compass and hop into the driver’s seat of our lives, it’s important to let others know, in no uncertain terms that they must grapple with the demons and insecurities that eat at them on THEIR OWN time. We must make it absolutely clear that this isn’t our obligation or concern.

We must also understand that people have a way of getting over these things. If they don’t, that’s on them. It’s necessary to understand whose feelings you’re responsible for (which would be yours) as not to shoulder obligations that don’t belong to you.

Remember that control and oppression aren’t displays of love. Remain aware that people can be envious of you and have no outlet for it and can easily cloak that negative emotion into a veneer of “love”, and place it on your front doorstep. Reject this disingenuous attempt at gifting and consult your inner compass.

If you’re presently in a difficult situation with friends, family or a partner, don’t be too hard on yourself. Turn that criticism time into constructive actions. Forgive yourself and realize that sometimes we have a way of working ourselves into situations where the person we’ve grown to love and appreciate (Us) becomes unrecognizable. It’s precisely here where we STOP and evaluate WHY, and under what conditions we’ve allowed that to transpire.

Trusting yourself is important. It’s crucial to evaluate if your position is worth altering solely on the basis of someone’s emotional reaction to it. Just think about that for a minute.

I realize that this isn’t easy by any means. I’m certainly not attempting to come across as someone who just says that we snap our fingers and do this. Many of us have been entrenched in years and years of conditioning.

For many of us, there are feelings of guilt, at least initially , because we feel like we “let someone down”.However, it’s important to ask ourselves  about the angst we would have to live with if we never made the leap towards our own liberation.

When it really comes down to it, it may benefit you to silence yourself and ask yourself how you feel inside. How do you feel about your life? How do you feel about your direction? Remember: the world is fickle.

As we’ve seen and continue to witness countless numbers of times, the world is busy embracing you today and “cancelling” you tomorrow. Opening its arms and then, hours later, mercilessly analyzing you with a fine-toothed comb and criticizing you if you don’t meet its often fabricated standards. Learn to listen to and trust the deepest part of yourself.

Also, I think it’s worth mentioning that the dynamics of envy can permeate even the most intimate relationships. Those close to you who claim to “love” you may secretly (or not so secretly) covet what you have.

Sometimes, in the intimate relationship realm, one person becomes envious of another because what they feel is “blocked” or unobtainable within themselves, the other person seems to express and embody almost effortlessly. This can create animosity.

So, out of fear, the threatened person seeks out ways that they can restrict that energy rather than support and encourage it, which would be more of an indicator of what a healthy relationship consists of.

Understand that it’s possible for a person to admire you AND despise you for the exact same attributes. However, in ANY event, no matter what, it’s important for you to claim your birthright and use your internal compass.

No matter who may throw a disapproving vibe: claim your gifts, claim what belongs to you and don’t ever allow another person to deprive you of what fuels your life force.

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8/11/73: The Night That Changed The World: The Birth Chart of Hip Hop

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One of the ideas surrounding Astrology is that everything has a birth.Whether it’s a person or an event, the placement of the planets at any given moment in time reflects the nature of that moment and whatever is born will embody the qualities of that particular time.

To say that August 11, 1973 changed the world would be a gross understatement.

What initially began as Cindy Campbell’s end of summer/back to school Jam for a few children in a rec room at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, turned into her brother, Clive Campbell, better known as Kool Herc, hot wiring the base of a street lamp to juice up his Herculoid speakers for three thousand people. The party eventually had to be moved from Sedgwick to Cedar Park. (Source: Joe Conzo)

Since this time, a large number of us have witnessed hip hop expand into a culture of mythic proportions.

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There are very few parts of the world or avenues of expression which hip hop hasn’t affected and we see it’s influence alive and well every day as we board the subway trains, listen to our radios, turn on our ipods, or flip the channels on the television remote.

All of this being said, the questions are: how has hip hop handled this massive growth and transition? What’s next for the culture?  Will the jam at Sedgwick ave always have a place in its heart?

Hip hop was born on August 11, 1973 at 9:00 pm in the Bronx, NY (the birth time came from a flyer advertising the party).

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With it’s charts’ hemispheric emphasis being in the westthere’s the necessity to interact with others.

Hip Hop culture is about participation. It’s subject to what individuals have to contribute to it via their unique style and flavor.

Also, with some planets in the east, the life of hip hop culture is conditioned by ego justification: not only is it about participation, but also who’s the baddest, freshest, dopest and illest.

 With the blend of the Sun in Leo and the Moon in Capricorn, hip hop’s life force is fueled by creative self-expression,  ego acknowledgement and validation of it’s identity.

It desires to be noticed as a shining and authoritative force in the world. This is reflected in a personality form which has a reigning need for status and recognition. It’s nourished by it’s influence over the masses, it’s ambition and the ability to make things happen. 

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The Pisces Ascendant suggest that it’s thrust into the world is a unitive one. Seeking to dissolve boundaries and barriers between individuals and link into the oneness of the collective.

However, in many instances, there is an element of camouflage and some of the energy surrounding the culture isn’t as it appears to be.

The Sun’s placement in the 6th house indicates that the self-expressive and stylistic renderings of Leo would be best served in a field of experience which promotes service to others. Furthermore, the pursuance of becoming master of one’s craft and offering that as one’s work is highly pronounced.

Mercury in Leo’s communication needs center around oratorical flamboyance and the unquestioning self-assurance which makes heroes and heroines.

Mercury is trine Neptune which suggests a free flowing infusion of idealism, creative visualization and lyrical flow. There’s a solid strength in the ability to paint pictures with words. 

However, this can easily escape into the world of fantasy, smokescreens and delusion. The direct opposite of the “keep it real” mentality that has pervaded the culture for so many years. Additionally, Mercury’s wide opposition to Jupiter further enhances the vibe of persuasive, yet grandiose and excessive verbal messages.

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Continuing along the lines of communication, Uranus, Pluto and Venus in the Mercury ruled 7th house suggests that the manner in which hip hop relates to the public has the potential to be highly artistic and creative with shockingly transformative overtones.

Venus in Virgo’s tight square to the Sagittarius Midheaven is indicitave of developmental tension between the purity of culture which hip hop seeks to preserve and the universal face it wishes to present to the world as it’s crowning achievement.

There are regular and sometimes volatile discussions about what staying true to “pure” hip hop culture actually means. So, this might result in the dynamic of large scale striving in the world with less thought of hip hop’s efficient functioning or competence when placed in a social and relational context.

Jupiter’s placement in Aquarius outlines that the rewards for hip hop come through it’s innovation and thinking outside the box.

The ability to push the envelope when it comes to convention and to assert it’s “voice” with courage and emotional fervor as the Moon square to Mars indicates.

However, the flip side of the coin is to strike the balance between it’s obvious business needs (Moon in Capricorn) and it’s desire to apply energy in the world aggressively and sometimes without caution (Mars in Aries).

Tying up the chart, the nodal axis in Capricorn/Cancer means that a balance must be achieved between the deep attunement to roots,culture and security (Cancer) and it’s potential to affect progress and span a broader base of influence (Capricorn).

The difficult questions continue to remain about how hip hop becoming more corporate and commercial has effected the familial environment it was birthed in on Sedgwick Avenue.

Again, as hip hop’s Pisces Ascendant suggests, it presents itself to the world in an inspirational fashion, but the actual reality appears to be much more nebulous and something which can’t be readily grasped at this time. Only time will tell which direction the culture is headed.

©2014 by Sagittarian Mind Consulting

Capricorn Sun, Sagittarius Moon

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Mission: To give concrete expression and embodiment to high-minded, universal principles.

Your spirit is stirred by contemplating questions of a colossal nature and the possibility of living the loftiest ideals. This naturally opens up the windows of your intellect. You have the potential to experience the ultimate in fulfillment through the exploration of life’s meaning. Within your psyche, there’s a sense that there MUST be a divine order to the universe and that things don’t just happen by “chance”.

It’s entirely possible for you to create solid and tangible structures in your life by honoring your aspirations to put your vision to work. You LITERALLY need to employ your dreams, making them a full time job. The high-flying, far-reaching arrows of philosophical thought can’t and won’t survive on inspiration alone.

In simple and direct language: you’re seeking to make what you FEEL – REAL. The life journey that you’ve signed up for can manifest to the world in a solid, mature and self-assured manner providing that you’re willing to make your life a love of labor and also pick a FOCUS as a labor of love. What I mean here is that it’s important to accept, and even relish the place that rigor, discipline and steadiness ans WORK have in your life.

Unfortunately, we continue to be bombarded with both direct and subliminal messages that claim we can obtain something for nothing in this world. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to believe that and it’s poisonous for someone with your astrological makeup to do so. It’s extremely important for you to use spirit constructively; to express what’s in the deepest recesses of your being practically.

A continual seeking of the purpose behind your actions can and will reveal a higher understanding of life. In fact, that spirit of boldly going wherever you need to go to learn is the beacon of light which can sustain you during the times where you may feel most isolated.

Incidentally, solitude is also something that you’re advised to learn how to navigate. There’s truth to the saying “It’s lonely at the top.” However, your sun/moon combination suggests that given the preparation and work, it’s your birthright to be there. You’re fueled by achievement and even by the obstacles which can cross your path while attempting to make things happen in the world.

You’re totally built for the honors and rewards which come as a result of a job well done, but will you commit to removing the potential blockages of fear, inadequacy and doubt from your mental and emotional sphere? Will you allow the penchant for truth which resides in your heart to express itself as openness rather than excessive self-judgement and criticism, or a heavy handed, dogmatic judgement of others? Deep down, you yearn to have status, and want your philosophies and opinions respected. You’re more than capable of influencing others and holding weight in this world, but you must possess a solid foundation rooted in logic and common sense in order to do so. Otherwise, your presence may only be viewed as “hot air” and grandstanding pomposity.

For someone who is successfully navigating this sun/moon combination, the picture manifests as a true model and embodiment of one’s beliefs. Someone who practices what they preach, and the actions are REAL and verifiable. You symbolize brick and mortar. A “rock” whose contents are filled with constructive habits and actions, versus someone who just wants to point everyone else in the direction of the work. You excel in strategy and management while you loathe big talk and sub-par results.

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Cancer Sun, Scorpio Moon

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Emotional honesty is your pathway to internal security.

You possess massive potential to provide an unassailable haven for others to heal. It’s one of your callings to be the purveyor of the message that it may take “death” to sustain life.

There’s a tremendous gift of psychological insight contained within this solar/lunar blend. Also, an astounding responsibility in handling human emotional resources .

For those of us who view the Cancerian vibe as strictly “meek and mild”, we should think again.

This crab has a stinger.

It may be skillfully concealed, but when activated,  you will know doubt feel the potency of its existence. The “water” of which this combination is comprised of isn’t tepid from the tap, but rather supercharged H2O infused with minerals of intensity and passion.

Your combination suggests that an intimate connection to people and situations is a priority, even if the feeling isn’t reminiscent of the “clean cut” sound of a barber shop quartet. For you, the sincere acknowledgement and authentic expression of emotion looms large.

Your life force is fueled through creating a sense of safety in the world. Having confidence in your chosen method of self-protection which you use to intuitively navigate the undercurrents of human feeling. This is reflected in a personality that needs to eliminate any internal patterns of toxicity which may put you “under siege”, or activate fears of having your vulnerability exploited.

You must control through knowing; through keen, instinctual awareness of the human condition. Probably better than anyone, you realize that although it’s bright and sunny, life can also be murky, cloudy- and as dark as midnight.

Release is a central theme in your life. Burning within is the hunger for an avenue to channel the conundrum of volcanic emotional energy.

Serving others as a trusted agent in their process of transformation certainly qualifies as a productive use of your powers.

Dysfunctionally, you indiscriminately strip others “butt naked” and flip open the gates of exposure and call it “truth”, ignoring the enormous subjectivity of your lenses. Realize that this can cause not only harm to the person (or people) involved, but also to YOU.

Understand that in those precious moments, you may have betrayed your heart’s natural sense of empathy and the innate sensitivity which draws other people to you like a magnet. Preserving those gifts is an absolute key to your well being.

Acute and penetrating perception can forever be your ally. How you choose to wield a sword that cuts both ways will ultimately help write your life script.

Tender and caring incisions at the precise point of pain may be a strategy that’s well worth considering.

Your theme song is “Bloodstream” by Stateless. You can listen to it right here:

Gemini Sun, Taurus Moon

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Your insatiable curiosity knows no bounds, but it’s important to you that you convert your clever ideas so that they add value to your life as well as the lives of others. The need to know vitalizes you to search for “real world” and material demonstrations of your immense adaptability.

While you require a solid and practical structure from which to operate, it most likely won’t dull your inclination to experiment with all of the diversity life has to offer. Your multi-faceted worldview along with a steady persistence can unfold as an uncanny ability to create wealth via the acuity of your mind.

Even if you’re not certain of where your thoughts or words may take you, you’re not one to give up once you decide to follow an idea trail.

To successfully navigate this sun/moon blend, understand your need to enjoy life through BOTH the intellect AND the senses. To simultaneously balance a healthy amount of stimulation and relaxation for both. If you fail to find a point of equilibrium, you might discover that alternate between an ultra powerful, elastic – yet UNFOCUSED stream of thought, and a body which comes addicted to comfort, and only wishes to operate under the umbrella of that which brings it pleasure.

In order to achieve the results you seek, which are connected to manifesting things materially, while eloquently explaining your sense perceptions, it’s important that you learn how to gain solidity of being; filtering out incessant external chatter in the name of grounded focus. With this solar/lunar combination, it’s meant for you to access and express your mental brilliance in a common sense way, where youthful exuberance and earthy wisdom meet.