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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Outer Planetary Transits – a different theory

In his book Astrology for the Millions American astrologer Grant Lewi put forward a thought-provoking theory. He considered that, with regard to transits of the outer planets, it is the length of time they spend in a particular position that is paramount in their influence upon matters on Earth, rather than any inherent differences in the astrological characteristics of the planets themselves.

Capricorn Considered

In his book, Astrology published 1964, Louis MacNeice, not an astrologer, but a poet and scholar, gathered together much of interest from a variety of sources, ancient and modern. On zodiac sign Capricorn, through which the Sun now travels, he wrote the paragraphs below, quoting from some professional astrologers whose works may now be less known by the average astrology fan – some related links

Arty Farty Friday, Saturday and Sundry New Year Babes

J.C. Leyendecker, one of the USA’s hugely talented early 20th century illustrators, had a regular “gig” providing pleasing and apt illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post. (There’s an old post partially on Leyendecker HERE.) Particularly memorable were his New Year covers. These depicted the incoming 12 months as a wee baby, appropriately occupied to indicate whatever was expected to be

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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All you Caps probably feel like you’ve been serving time ever since Pluto entered Capricorn back in January 2008. Caps born after January 2nd should be able to breath a sigh of relief. About now you’re able to count your losses and start all over again.  Those of you born around the 3rd through the 9th should finally see a light at the end of the tunnel by December 2017.

Pluto will stay in the sign until November 2024 so those of you born after the 18th of January will have to learn that there are just some things you just can’t control. Surrendering isn’t always a bad thing, after all it can save your life.

Here are some signals that Pluto is close by:  Your business hasn’t made a profit for years but you keep kicking a dead horse. You and your spouse are living separate lives.    Your boyfriend still hasn’t put the ring on your finger and its been ten years.  Your house is too big, too expensive, too run down. All of a sudden the face in the mirror looks exactly like your mother’s and you keep googling plastic surgeons.  Your kid’s heads are full of lice, there are mice in the walls, fleas on your dog and your plumber is stalking you.

With all the above you’re probably wondering how you’ll get out alive.  You will.  Just when you think you can’t take it anymore and decide to promise God and the universe you will do anything you’re asked to be let off the hook Pluto will finally unhook you, but only when you really really mean it.  Sure you’ll feel exhausted, battered and bloodied and minus a few bucks but you’ll be well on your way to someplace better than where you were.

Arty Farty Friday ~ A painter born, and departed, at Christmas-time: Noël Coypel

I had intended to give Arty Farty Friday a miss this Christmas weekend, but noticed there was, once upon a time, a painter who was actually born on a Christmas Day and died on a Christmas Eve – so decided to put up a trio of his works, including one very appropriate to the season.

Noël Coypel born 25 December 1628 died 24 December 1707. He was a French painter, also known as Coypel le Poussin