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On Monday, Saturn and Uranus form a right angle to each other in the sky, the second of three times they will face each other this year. Across this year’s astrology set, these squares – rare transits that occur about every 20 years, usually in groups of three – are major events. Saturn, the planet of authority and discipline, comes into tension with Uranus, the planet of freedom and rebellion, and the result is a frustrating conflict between your commitment to old structures and your desire to escape their constraints. . It’s hard to know exactly how it’s going to play out: maybe you’ll feel creatively unsatisfied and blocked, or maybe all this pressure and tension will open up to reveal something unpredictable and unrelenting. totally new. If there is one thing to expect from Uranus’ transits, it is that they will bring surprises.
Normally, optimism is not that difficult for you; it feels like your own energy is burning enough to light up even the darkest rooms. But recently, doubt has threatened to overtake you. Intellectually you know that you are strong and good and that you have rare gifts to share, but secretly in your heart you have become uncertain. This week, however, it’s time to fight back and get your confidence back. No one else comes to do it for you, but that’s okay, it’s not what you need. You have to fight for yourself. If you do, you will win.
When the world is on the move, other people like to give you advice, tell you how you should be living. You may feel like half of your time is wasted defending yourself against their wild opinions, pushing away the unnecessary ideas they keep pushing on you. Sometimes it’s rewarding to fight, to prove to yourself that other people’s dogmatic theories don’t really have a hold on you. But this week, the biggest rewards come from ignoring what you can. You have better things to do. You have a life to live, a future to build, a head full of dreams that no one can dissuade you from.
It can be helpful to reflect on all the decisions, big and small, that have caused you at any given time to dream of all the ways your life could have turned out differently. The problem is, it can lead to regretting the life you do not have lived, the actions you never took, the weird and wonderful versions of yourself that might have existed but did not exist. This week, if you start to mourn your ghostly and unlived lives, remember that your life is not over. You still have time and room to grow, and you will face choices that could change everything.
It becomes exhausting to keep learning so many lessons about yourself. Thinking is necessary, but at some point the weight of all your self-knowledge becomes unbearable. So this week, when the world gives you opportunities to get out of your head and get moving, try to take them. Even if you haven’t finished your reflection yet, even if you don’t have more clarity than before about how you are supposed to live in such a messy world, it doesn’t really matter right now. . The important thing is that you deserve to feel alive, to act imperfectly and to make mistakes, to be as human as anyone else.
Some self-doubt can be helpful. It’s a curb on your wildest impulses, a hold against the kind of absolute daring that leads to trouble. The problem is that questioning yourself can also be dangerous; once you’ve opened the door to uncertainty, it’s hard to regain your confidence. This week, you can leave a little confusion in your heart, and it will only make you stronger. You can let your curiosity flourish and it will not dilute your power. It won’t make you less you.
Some seasons are for receiving and some for giving, and you may feel like you’ve been giving for so long that you have almost nothing left. After all, when your friends and community need you, what other option is there than to share what you have? This week, however, you’ll finally get something back. The love you have given the world will come back to you. Your quiet generosity will be recognized. If you thought that all of your efforts went unnoticed and unrewarded, you will finally start to go wrong.
You can stay a long time without making any consequential decisions, without tipping the scales one way or the other, but ultimately you have to choose: stay or go, commit or give up, go ahead or turn around. . It is difficult to make choices that seem to have the power to determine everything. But the important thing to remember is that they are almost never final. There is room to turn around, to change your mind if you need to. Your actions this week are not lifelong commitments. It’s just a few steps on a much longer path.
Sometimes it feels like if only everything could stand still for a moment, we could finally understand the world perfectly. If only everyone would stop moving so fast, if only the ground would stop moving under your feet, then all of life’s mysteries could be solved. The secret, however, is that the world is its real self when it is on the move. The answers you seek are not static but fluid. This week your best attempts to find something unchanging to hang on to will be frustrated, but if you are able to open up to change and unpredictability then you will have success beyond anything you could possibly have possibly known. imagine.
The scariest possibility is that things will stay like this forever – that every downtrend continues indefinitely, that every wound goes unhealed, that all of life’s most wonderful gifts are now behind you. It’s an understandable fear, but not one you need to give in this week. The world can still change and so can your life. Your grief will not last forever, your strength will roar back and your dreams will become lush and green again. No one, not even you, can predict what great surprises await us.
There are so many distractions buzzing around you, and your job is not to be sidetracked by any of them. It’s so easy to get provoked into pointless arguments, to get sucked into trying to prove yourself in a way that ultimately doesn’t matter at all. There’s a lot of work to be done, but that doesn’t mean you have to be the one to do it all. This week, stay focused not on the changing winds but on your real goals and commitments. You don’t have to take on every challenge, just the ones that matter.
Sometimes you avoid asking for what you need because you’ve already convinced yourself that it won’t be enough. Sometimes you dissuade yourself from trying at all, thinking the effort is not worth it. This week, however, it’s worth asking anyway. It is important to make requests that you are not sure will ever be met. Sometimes you are lucky and the results are better than you think. And even when they aren’t, it helps to ask anyway, to assert your right to want more, to hold the door open to desire.
You already have the wisdom to figure out what kind of life you want and what kind you don’t. You have the clarity to imagine exactly the world you want to live in. You are not lacking in imagination or desire; the hard part right now is not dreaming but doing. And so this week, the important thing is to act. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you do something. This is to remind yourself that you are not helpless, not stuck, but capable and strong and ready to try.
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