The Poetry of Planetary Opposition

By Holiday Mathis

September 7, 2019 6 min read

The Mercury and Neptune opposition is the cosmic alignment that most helps us get to the truth and nothing but the truth. Keep in mind that the very sweetest truths are to be experienced instead of processed through the crudeness of verbiage. The best poetry will be nonverbal.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you want to be an insider badly enough, you will be. Act like the others who belong there. Do the things they do that prove they belong. And know that some groups are easier to infiltrate than others.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Who makes you feel the best about yourself? Do more with this person. You could use the confidence boost. It will help you to seize the weekend's opportunities.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Instead of reacting quickly to today's events, stay alert, take notes and let the information mature in your being for a while. Time will be your friend as well as your financial adviser.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It's OK to ask people to do things for you. In fact, service endears both the served and the server. Though, of the two, it is the server that often comes away with the greater affection.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There's so much more to see than anyone can in one lifetime. That won't stop you from trying. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it typically makes us humans feel more alive.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Even if every person were in the same place at the same time, each would have a different version of the story. You accept other people's stories as being true for them.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You won't understand things the first time around. Neither will the others, though they may be too shy or incurious to ask the questions that get to clarity and deeper meanings. Not you. You'll ask fantastic questions.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The person who jumps in before you're finished is being rude, making a power play and is probably entirely unaware of both those facts. Be forgiving, but stand up for yourself.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You wouldn't dream of asking people to betray each other's confidences just so you could get the inside information. However, listening to freely shared stories will definitely give you a broader picture of a situation.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll imagine there is a door between you and another person, and you'll respect the privacy that such a door represents by metaphorically knocking before you enter.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You don't require that the world flatter you or align with your preferences. You can feel good without all that. You'll be dealing with people who can't function optimally in a world they are not the center of. It's not you; it's them.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It doesn't take a saint to do saintly work. Raising your own vibration by just 10% — that is to say being 10% more compassionate and patient — will change everything.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 7). You feel freer to do as you please this trip around the sun, and yet you will not take that liberty for granted. With exuberance and a willingness to experiment and improvise, you'll forge new paths, express yourself and attract friends and followers along the way. Commit to research and study in 2020. Cancer and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 39, 2, 22, 18 and 40.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "How can a Pisces stay motivated? It seems lately I've given up on things only shortly after I started them."

Aristotle said that the soul never thinks without a picture. Imaginative Pisces is adept at piecing together these pictures into a filmstrip of imagery that keeps Pisces engaged and excited about life. Because Pisces energy is among the most imaginative astrological influences, ruled by Neptune, the planet that governs dreams, visions and fantasies, Pisces responds best to a heightened version of reality. So the less Pisces' mental pictures have to do with the reality of how things look, the better. Outrageous, otherworldly and improbable mental pictures flip on motivational forces in Pisces, helping the sign of the fish perform at top levels.

If you're a Pisces struggling to stay motivated, consider creating a vision board for inspiration. Choose images for your goal that not only spark an enthusiastic response in you but also stimulate your imagination. Give your images a twist. For instance, set your dream house on the moon. Or if your goal is to lose weight, choose a picture of the body you'd like to create and then color it pink or green so that the image stands out powerfully in your imagination.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: World-renowned dancer and pirouetting Guinness World Record holder Sophia Lucia has been featured on "Dance Moms," "America's Got Talent" and the television movie version of "The Nutcracker." The Virgo sensation was born when the sun, moon and Mars were all in the hardworking, focused and detail-oriented sign of Virgo. Mercury and Venus in Libra speak to her balance and grace.

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