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I was just looking at my horoscope because I was trying to figure out how to spend my time today. There are some unusual things occurring in the sky this afternoon, and I was wondering how they might affect me.

First of all, Venus conjoins Saturn in Aquarius. As a Capricorn with Libra rising, these two planets are personalized in my chart, so I should always pay attention to the annual meeting of the heavenly bodies. The conjunction occurs in my fourth house. Just yesterday, a new moon in Aquarius also occurred in my fourth house. For that reason, I’m going to focus on the fourth house and interpret the two events together.

I believe that the stars are telling me to stay home. The fourth house rules over the domicile, and although I’m eager to get out of my house to do something fun (because Venus has me feeling like rewarding myself for my hard work and self-discipline), the practical Saturnine influence seems to be winning out at the moment. Saturn is at home in Aquarius, so I can understand if the planet seems to have the upper hand right now. Also, the energy of the new moon in the same sign has me feeling as if I’ll do myself a favor if I behave myself, and that is not what Venus typically tells me to do.

However, there is a broader theme emerging in the sky today because Uranus goes direct in Taurus just minutes after Venus conjoins Saturn. Uranus is associated with Aquarius, and it’s also personalized in my natal chart because of its eleventh house placement. Both Taurus and Aquarius are fixed signs, and Uranus is anything but fixed. It’s a planet that is connected to sudden, unexpected events and the notion of change itself. What I’m gleaning from its influence on this day is that I personally need to be anything but fixed during this new lunar cycle. Changes are coming whether or not I’m ready for them, and the last thing I need to do is behave defensively when things change in my world.

The reason that I’m going to award Uranus supremacy in this scenario is that it is also in a once-in-a-lifetime trine to my natal sun while it sits stationary in the sky. I need to embrace the positive things that change can bring while these planets are aligned in such a fortunate manner. Even the computer-generated forecast on astro.com puts this aspect at the top of it’s hierarchy, reminding me that I should be feeling “eager for change.”

So, as long as I can resist the tendency to immediately defend myself against any changes that might catch me off guard, I shouldn’t experience the “failure to adapt” that I alluded to in the title of this blog post. On this consequential day where the planets seem to be speaking to me personally, that is the one thing I need to declare to the universe. I will not let my innate defensiveness become the star of this episode of my life.

Change is good, right?

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