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Pasatiempo - - MIXED MEDIA - Heather Roan Rob­bins

IN 2018, WE NEED TO tend to our per­cep­tion and in­tu­ition. The most prom­i­nent as­pect in the year ahead is a trine be­tween ex­pan­sive Jupiter and in­tu­itive Nep­tune. Nep­tune stim­u­lates the realm where our imag­i­na­tions, delu­sions, hopes, fears, and spir­i­tu­al­ity mag­nify and min­gle, but it does not help us dif­fer­en­ti­ate be­tween them. To safely de­velop our in­tu­ition, we need to learn the dif­fer­ence be­tween our de­sires or anx­i­eties and our true per­cep­tions. We need all our senses to guide us this year so that we can imag­ine a bet­ter fu­ture.

Wa­ter is life. Nep­tune also refers prag­mat­i­cally to wa­ter, and wa­ter rights will stay prob­lem­atic. When we look af­ter the wa­ters, we sym­bol­i­cally nur­ture both the health of the Earth and our spirit. We need to fill the wells of our spirit as pa­ter­nal Saturn in Capricorn ap­proaches Pluto and old pa­tri­ar­chal author­ity struc­tures flex their mus­cles. Be­tween now and 2024, Pluto tra­verses the path it took right be­fore the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion, and chal­lenges us again to em­power the peo­ple.

Uranus en­ters earthy Taurus on May 15; it was last here from 1934 to 1942, when it mid­wifed So­cial Se­cu­rity and the New Deal. Uranus will cat­alyze change in our ap­proach to ma­te­rial re­sources over the next eight years, but may do so by chal­leng­ing us first. The trick will be not to waste our en­ergy in petty power dy­nam­ics.

But back to this week. A Gemini moon stim­u­lates con­ver­sa­tion over the week­end and helps us re­view the year that was. New Year’s Day brings a moody full moon in Can­cer and en­cour­ages us to feed one an­other and re­solve to nour­ish our souls and com­mu­ni­ties in 2018. Uranus turns di­rect on Tues­day, and we be­gin to feel changes lurch for­ward that have been on hold for a long time. A grow­ing con­junc­tion be­tween Jupiter and Mars stirs com­pe­ti­tion and re­sis­tance all week. Let’s start only what we want to con­tinue.

FRI­DAY, DEC. 29: Though we may long to get cozy with the moon in com­fort-lov­ing Taurus, we may need to dig in our heels and work steadily. All flows more smoothly if we pace our­selves and look for imag­i­na­tive so­lu­tions.

SATUR­DAY, DEC. 30: We have lots to say as the moon en­ters nervy Gemini. Our cu­rios­ity can push us to ex­plore fresh ter­ri­tory. If our tim­ing feels one step off, we can still make things work.

SUN­DAY, DEC. 31: The Gemini moon helps us take in­ven­tory of our year, clear the air, and com­plete cy­cles. Do that which will make to­mor­row bright, rather than re­gret tonight. The moon en­ters Can­cer shortly af­ter midnight and calls us home.

MON­DAY, JAN. 1, 2018: The moon en­ters pro­tec­tive, nest-lov­ing Can­cer, and then waxes full tonight. Make this a gen­tle and nur­tur­ing time. No­tice ten­sion be­tween peo­ple or be­tween per­sonal and professional drives. Re­solve to sup­port sys­tems that care for all.

TUES­DAY, JAN. 2: This morn­ing is moody and filled with sur­prises. Our imag­i­na­tions need room as the sun trines Nep­tune — this can make it hard to be ef­fi­cient, but sup­ports us as we en­vi­sion the year ahead.

WED­NES­DAY, JAN. 3: The moon en­ters ex­tro­verted Leo and helps us re­con­nect with the world af­ter an in­ter­nal hol­i­day. Brain­storm pos­si­bil­i­ties as Venus sex­tiles cre­ative Nep­tune, but be pa­tient and watch for a col­li­sion of ideas.

THURS­DAY, JAN. 4: A will­ful morn­ing can ir­ri­tate us or help kick us into gear, depend­ing on our at­ti­tudes. Peo­ple can shoot sparks if they feel un­der­ap­pre­ci­ated as the moon squares Mars.

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