Vitality (source: Petfood Industry)

I Googled the word “vitality” while searching for an image to illustrate this post. I settled upon this one because I like the dog in the photo. He looks how I feel!

The sun will pass over my natal Jupiter this afternoon. It’s a fun aspect, but I’m going to be stuck at work while it’s happening. “Café Astrology” describes the annual transit as follows:

“Vitality increases now as your confidence in your effectiveness builds. You feel more generous, optimistic, and sociable under this influence. You might hunger for increased recognition and respect, and, with your generous attitude and concern for others’ well-being, you might just get them! This is a good time to take steps to grow something — your business, your significant relationships, and so forth. This transit also favors legal, educational, religious, and cultural endeavors. You seek a larger range of experience. Your actions are benevolent, your attitude is enthusiastic, and your style is dramatic.

This transit suggests you now have a stronger sense of who you are and the principles you represent. The realization of a long-term goal may come now. You may gain honor or distinction in some way. This is an excellent time to begin a self-improvement program. This is not an especially sexual energy — you are more inclined to philosophize and seek out bigger and better experiences. You may be particularly generous, and perhaps indiscriminately so.”

To be honest, I feel like breaking away from everything and just doing my own thing, like a dog who escapes from his yard occasionally to go on an adventure around the neighborhood. It’s days like today that make me wish that I was the sort of person who would indiscriminately take a personal day regardless of the repercussions my behavior might have on my co-workers. Perhaps this is what is meant in the passage above by “the principles you represent.” I am a benevolent person, but I’m also a responsible person, and I’m not going to leave anyone in the lurch just because I feel like wandering off on my own today.

Oh well! It’s raining, anyway. I guess I can wait for a better day to escape. The dog days of summer are just around the corner, after all . . .

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