week of February 1-7 2015
She’s like a rainbow: We’ve mentioned that Iris, goddess of the rainbow, is one of the classic “descending goddesses” that portray the Aquarius woman archetype. She watered the clouds with her pitcher, and brought divine inspiration to mortals from the gods. She also, like Mercury, namesake for the planet (which is exalted in Aquarius) carries a caduceus staff and bears wings. She has a nemesis, an evil twin, a shadow side, called Arke, whose own wings are iridescent. Enter the biblical figure of Salome, female counterpart to the water bearer, John the Baptist: Her dance of the seven veils—one for each color of Roy G. Biv—is, like the rainbow itself, a beckoning beyond the veil of material illusion, terrestrial life, to that of reveal-ation, and communion with the divine. Whether through revelation or ascension or death this will be achieved. And who would have thunk the following list of seemingly innocent goddesses with their signature outsized bobble-heads plopped atop a nearly eternal nubility would pack such a punch? Hold the Salome: Mena Suvari, Emma Bunton, Natalie Dormer, Christina Ricci, Heather Graham, Mischa Barton, Jennifer Aniston, Sheryl Crow, Portia DeRossi, Isla Fisher, Emma Roberts, Rosamund Pike, Elizabeth Olsen, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffani Thiessen, Jane Seymour, Princess Caroline, Princess Stephanie, Brandy Norwood, Amber Valletta, Zhang Ziyi, Shakira, Diane Lane, Mia Kirshner, Minnie Driver, Christie Brinkley, Kelly Rowland, Farrah Fawcett and, the bobble-headiest of all: Paris Hilton.
You most need reminding that: nothing is personal—difficult for a me-generated Aries to understand. And yet you’re right, in a sense, that that the opposite is also true. With Tuesday’s Jupiter fueled Full Moon, the blanket ways you flatter (or ingratiate yourself to) others is easily read as indiscriminant and insincere. So soul-search what it is you truly want from people. Validation? Worship? Be brutally honest with yourself. It’s the surest way to rise from the depths of sycophancy into the rarified air of self-love and -value.
Change is the only constant with Uranus T-squaring the Moon and Pluto. Reboots and rejigs need making to creative plans. Double back to reclaim unique, innovative visions, and steer clear of any status quo creeping in. With Tuesday’s Jupiter-amped Full Moon: Rolling up your puffed sleeves to lead a demoralized team doesn’t just give them a boost; it positions you to diagnose and root out dysfunction where it festers. Step up to take any top-dog community role on offer. The key to effective leadership is keenest delegation.
You may laugh through tears, as Venus forms a stellium with Mars and Chiron, pointing to fond farewells and fresh starts. You’re eager to embrace new plans and paradigms, not to mention reimagine your mojo and personal effects. With Tuesday’s Full Moon, you graduate from a life of preparation to one of actualization and mastery, owning your accomplishments in a number of arenas. In command of life-lessons learned, you have a signature brand of droll wisdom to impart. To wit, bittersweet introspection is fruitful.
With the Full Moon, Tuesday, time seems to expand in the face of looming deadlines. Don’t question the ease with which you meet them—but don’t waste the grace, either. Keep nose to the grindstone. Jupiter opposed the Sun channels happy thoughts and big ideas into being. But perspiration is still a key ingredient. Don’t take short cuts; and avoid escape fantasies, especially those involving sordid social scenes. Treating your body as a temple has obvious physical benefit. Knowing you’re doing so will heal a troubled mind.
The Full Leo Moon bids you take stock of overreactions in recent interactions. A blend of scorn and regret may surface (don’t wallow) en route to your taking a more conscious, compassionate approach to interpersonal bonds. Jupiter opposing the Sun provides much-needed distance between your feelings and actions. By shedding false superiority in your demeanor (thinly veiled underconfidence) you find joy in humility and in paying homage to others. It’s time you learn the big diff between expressing appreciation and kissing keister.
Through the Full Moon Tuesday, stick to your guns in negotiating deals or partnerships. Yes, Virgos rock the art of compromise; but your zeal for resolution can see you concede too much. Don’t be too quick to peg new faces on the scene as rivals—they may be allies-in-progress. Bring dream pursuits into balance with your daily grind. Do a little each day toward them—it adds up. Creative callings must be priority-one to hasten lucrativity. So be all biz, working a fierce efficiency-expertise. And make sure to schedule in fun time.
As Venus sidles up to Chiron and Mars, ambition feels healing. You hit your marks, meeting obligations, as if life were one well-choreographed dance. You stretch into uncharted career territory, embracing progressive modes and ideas. With the Jupiter-amped Full Moon: Optimism, in all forms, is fueled by making amends and securing loose ends. Keep a positive outlook and be abundance-conscious. Exceed expectations—don’t sell yourself short—and face facts: You’ve outgrown some people, places and flings.
Family relations can get too close for comfort as Uranus T-squares the Moon and Pluto. Cue mild panic. You crave detachment from clinging intimates, too, finding comfort in mild acquaintances. Where closing ranks once protected you: with Tuesday’s Full Moon, it makes your world precariously small. As a fear of strangers dissolves into a healthy terror of loved ones, you loosen such ties that bind. Where this incites a riot, you can be sure there are strings attached. And ask yourself too: where are you conditionally loving?
Your ruler Jupiter, conjunct Tuesday’s Full Moon, strips you of false prophets, crushes cum crutches, codependents, hollow heroes and real or metaphoric anesthetics. The trick is to soberly tackle big issues on your own, building emotional muscle in so doing. You’ll need said brawn for a new leg of personal evolution that entails vivid transformation. Change can be hard on bonds with which you fear to tamper. What’s revealed is that: Some so-called loved ones are married to what you represent rather than who you truly are.
A stellium of Mars, Neptune and Venus says to quit forcing plans or projects into works. Others may view this as giving up. But it’s actually surrender to authenticity. You can no longer twist your brain around situations you don’t feel. Tuesday’s Full Moon is a call to financial action. Making bank is its own reward. So get all your ducks in a row, paying down debts and cutting losses. You find life less fraught just aiming to put first things first. If you’ve no time to stroll or read a book, you’re doing (the proverbial) It all wrong.
With Tuesday’s Full Moon, you’re being urged to expel or express vestiges, memories, repressions of the past. But mind the rollercoaster—emotional highs and lows are to be equally avoided. Just observe and take stock of your inner complexities. All answers and solace are within. With Jupiter opposed the Sun, seismic shifts in your psyche occur for the best. Simply breathe and visualize an invisaline between your desires and your destiny. Success seeks you just as you do it. Remove doubts blocking its clear view of you.
Saturn square Neptune and Venus allows you to extract nuggets of wisdom from every situation, even those you’ve labeled unsavory; and Tuesday’s Full Moon expands your mind via exaggerated experiences. So when the outrageous or the absurd occurs, embrace it so to glean life lessons. In career, your scope is increasingly global. Put busy work aside and concentrate, solely, on your eponymous brand’s creative content. Yes, you are a brand; and its proliferation requires exiting any cul de sacs in which you’ve been hiding.
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