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A More Relaxed and Easy State

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

New Moon
January 16, 2018
27 Capricorn 54’

Nourishment for the SoulThere is a border or boundary in this chart that is defined by Uranus at 24 Aries inconjunct Mars at 24 Scorpio. Inconjuncts are like wobbles where you are teetering between two ideas. You don’t have the defined division that comes with opposition. The Aries Libra opposition is self and other. Other is either the ally or the opponent. With Aries-Scorpio we have self and the need for acceptance. I’ve got to be me, but I need your approval. I want to be me, and I want something from you. If I be me, I might lose you. There is tension. It is not all straightforward.

Uranus is in Aries, and we all feel rebellious. We are all rule breakers and the old rules are also breaking. Capricorn represents the rules and this chart is laden with Capricorn. Pluto, Sun, Moon and Venus all are squared by the rebellious Uranus in Aries. If you live with others, they may be getting gutsy in challenging your authority. If you live alone, you might be challenging your preparation or your station. You may be saying, “If I were more, if I had more education or experience, I would get more.”  In this case, it is you who are challenging your authority. And when family members are being uncooperative to the extent that you are discomforted, they are reflecting your insecurity about your position. What’s going on in that beautiful mind? Are you counting your shortcomings and detailing your obstacles? Are you feeling like a nobody because you’re old and you should have done more and had more by now? Any way to shift this inner dialog?

Pluto, Sun, Moon and Venus are all sextile Mars in Scorpio. Keep your eye on the prize. Don’t look at what you don't want. Do not make the case for why it is so bad for you and why they probably don’t like you.

Be your own best friend. Speak of yourself in ways that are supportive. Do not give weight to your negative, discouraged, doubtful thoughts. Louise Hay says that all illness stems from not loving yourself and that the way to love yourself is to not criticize yourself. If I catch myself doing something awkward, forgetting something or making an error, I like to say, “I love you anyway.” It allows me to acknowledge the mistake without throwing the baby out with the bathwater. What’s done is done. Next!

Also, you must stop criticizing others. Notice the emotional stance you are taking when you criticize. You are usually anything between irritable and angry. When you are irritable and angry you do not feel good vibrations and the sense of well-being that good vibrations permit. When you are in a bitter mood because of the misdeeds of another, it is easy for you to return to self-negation.


Watch for instant feedback from the universe on your thoughts. Take time to start your day in a good mood with meditation, music or a positive word. My favorite thought is “Things are always working out for me.” I invoke this thought when something is going wrong that I need to resolve, such as my computer is not working. However, I also evoke this thought when larger challenges loom over my head. When I say thing are always working out, my attention is shifted to a more relaxed and easy state.

Artwork: Nourishment for the Soul, Assemblage, 9" x 12" by Deborah Singletary