Affirmational Wall Art (source: Wayfair)

I’ve always wondered why people buy affirmational décor items like the poster in the photo I posted above. I’d rather hang art on my wall, but to each their own.

Anyway, transiting Venus is conjunct my natal sun right now and I’m feeling pretty good about myself. The waning daylight hours don’t seem to be getting me down like they often do this time of year. I’m not depressed about my finances or my career prospects even though nothing seems to be happening fast enough for me on the professional front. My body feels good and I’ve had the energy to get back into the weight room with more gusto for the past few weeks (something that has been difficult for me to do with all the pandemic-related disruptions to my fitness routine).

What’s really interesting, however, is that I’m still feeling the effects of having Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in my fourth house more than anything else in my chart right now. I’ve realized that since this long-lasting cycle began, I’ve been far more likely to look inward for affirmation that I’m on the right track than I have been in the past. That’s probably the reason that I haven’t been so eager to post on social media or to promote my various sidelines to anyone who will listen. I’m just happy to be happy with myself lately, and I haven’t gone looking outward to have others tell me that I’m doing well.

It hasn’t taken a lot of work to convince myself that I’m happy despite a lack of measurable progress. It is as if the affirmation in the photo above has been permanently programmed into my DNA. It does make me wonder what’s going to happen in the upcoming months when even more planets crowd into my insular fourth house and then simultaneously shift into my spotlight-seeking fifth house. Will I continue to be pleased with myself, or will I revert back to my old habits of seeking affirmation by demanding the attention of others? Twenty years ago, I made a pretty good living by being an obnoxious publicity whore. Is that where I’m going to be headed once this cycle recurs early next year?

I guess I’ll find out soon enough. Until then, I’m just going to keep telling myself that things are good, both on this blog and in my conversations with myself. If anyone else happens to be listening, that’s fine. If they’re not, I can live with that, too.

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