Vesta In The Natal Chart

Vesta Glyph“I believe in nothing, everything is sacred. I believe in everything, nothing is sacred.”
–Tom Robbins, Novelist, strong sexual themes, Vesta conjunct Chiron in Gemini

The asteroid Vesta is associated with the mythology of the ancient Vestal Virgins and both Scorpio and Virgo. Prominent Vesta in the natal chart is associated with the importance of sexuality, at both extremes, abstinence and promiscuity. It is not a sexuality devoid of morality but a sexuality charged with a higher dedication. Sex takes on an importance that is sacred in some regard.
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Weekend Love Forecast – Finding Our Path Again, Leo And Virgo Moon

bright lightsThe cardinal t-square of Jupiter, Uranus, and Sun-Pluto has already hit its peak, but its influence continues. There are high hopes in relationships, tempered by sobering realities. With every unexpected jolt, hope rebounds. You’d think that would be ideal, but it is also tiring/trying. Cut yourself a break and remember that periods of great change don’t go on forever. Eventually we’ll get a chance to sort things out. (…)
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The Midheaven And Career

“An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence.”
                                                     –Honore de Balzac

I’ve been getting a lot of career questions lately. One of the best indicators regarding career is the midheaven. The midheaven is one of the four angles. It is indicative of your public persona and descriptive of your skills and the tone of your general interaction with the outer world. The midheaven resonates to Saturn, work, responsibility. One way to assess the type of career to which you are suited is in exploring the qualities of the sign where your midheaven falls. Another way is to determine the ruler of your midheaven sign and examine its condition by sign, house placement and aspect.(…)
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The Sun And Self Esteem

sun zodiac scarf vintage“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
— Joseph Campbell

Elsa’s previous blog on Neptune really got me thinking. If you don’t have a strong internal locus of self-value, if you don’t believe you are worth receiving good treatment you will accept poor treatment. Neptune energy can allow one to deceive themselves about what is happening in reality. If your self esteem is too permeable to the opinions and actions of others, if you base your worth on what they think, feel and do rather than on an internal value, what YOU think, feel and do, then you are at their mercy. If you are at their mercy you can be prone to telling yourself stories, spinning the truth (Neptune) to suit what you wish to be true.
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Weekend Love Forecast – Scorpio Moon Sleigh Ride… And Christmas!

lens flare tree lightFriday night, the Scorpio Moon starts out in trine to Pisces Mars, moving into trine with Neptune as well. The Capricorn Sun sits on the midpoint of that trine and holds a sextile to Mars all weekend long. What do you normally do on a saucy, winter weekend? Spice up your traditions. The action has flow. (…)
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Weekend Love Forecast – Sunny Winter Leo Moon FUN!

persephone and hadesThis is the last weekend that Venus and Mars share time in Aquarius. Socializing and group activities are a great use of this tuned in but chill agreement. There’s a zap of physical oomph right when you need it or when least expected, and surprises are engaging and pleasurable with Venus involved. If there’s something you know you want to try, do it now! Jump up and go when the urge strikes! Experiment. (…)
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Astrology And Narcissism

Narcissus by Michelangelo Caravaggio

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.”
–William Shakespeare

Self aggrandizement and vanity are not Narcissism. To understand the reality of Narcissism you must understand its root, the rejection of the true self. When Narcissus looked in the pool and fell in thrall with his reflection this was not self-love. To understand this archetypal myth one must understand the nature of mirrored reflection. The reflection is not the thing.
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