It’s the Fourth of July here in the U.S., but to me the holiday is just as much about personal freedom as it is about the freedom of our country.
My mind always wanders when I’m looking up at the fireworks. My gaze goes back and forth between the bright bursts of color in the night sky and back down to the crowds of couples, families and friends all gathered to watch.
See, the Fourth is a great people-watching holiday, and it always gets me thinking about who I’m spending my own time with and whether or not I’m on the right path. I’ll see a couple kissing and wonder if I’m in the right relationship. Or I’ll see a big family cuddled up on a blanket together and wonder if I’m making the right choice in not having children.
Heavy, right? Well, that’s where the part where personal freedom comes in.
I do believe we all have the freedom to create the life we want — but sometimes you have to fight for it, and sometimes that takes courage. And sometimes you don’t even know what you want or where to begin.
This is why I love I Ching — it’s the ancient Chinese oracle with all the coin-tossing and the hexagrams, surely you’ve heard of it? If not, now’s the perfect time to check it out. You know, the Chinese invented fireworks, too — they must be onto something when it comes to illumination, both inside and out!
So how about we celebrate personal freedom on this Independence Day with a great big colorful burst of insight from the I Ching. That’s what’s I’m going to do! Happy Fourth of July!
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Today’s Full Moon in Capricorn is hogging all the Astrology headlines, but in truth our best cosmic friend today is Mars in Libra.
Action planet Mars also moves into loving Libra on July 3, bringing a great deal of calm, peaceful energy to counteract the big disruptive bang we’re expecting from the Full Moon.
As I mentioned yesterday, today’s Full Moon in Capricorn is expected to challenge us with urgent energy, arguments and upset plans. But when Mars is in Libra, people are overall more calm and friendly, and much more thoughtful of others.
Mars in Libra is a great time for meeting people and doing new things, so hopefully this will balance out that Capricorn Full Moon and put a positive spin on your Fourth of July holiday plans!
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I’m getting excited for tomorrow’s Full Moon in Capricorn — it’s going to pack a powerful punch that will make for some real Fourth of July fireworks, indeed!
The Full Moon in Capricorn actually takes place on Tuesday, July 3 — a day before the Fourth of July holiday — but we’ll still feel its effects a day later as we gather to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends.
That’s because this Full Moon is making some crazy aspects to Uranus and Pluto that are setting us up for some surprises.
We’ll probably be feeling a little rebellious and full of urgent energy the next couple of days, and hopefully this impulsiveness won’t lead to any trouble.
I’m planning to spend July 4 at a big day-long BBQ on the river, with lots of couples and kids and dogs running around. I’m hoping it all goes smoothly — meaning, no arguments or accidents.
Astrology advises we prepare for our plans to change at the last minute over the next couple of days, so I’m ready to roll with the punches. Bring it on, cosmos! Gimme whatcha got!
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As a 9-to-5 girl-on-the-job whose weekdays are all work and no play, I really, really, really, really, really look forward to romancing my way through the weekends.
Weekend’s typically are the only time I have a chance to go out on “real” dates with my boyfriend, sleep in and cuddle and just spend quality time together that isn’t possible during the busy work week.
And so, because I place so much importance on our weekend time together, I always read the Weekend Love Horoscope with a bit of trepidation. I don’t ever want to hear that the cosmos has anything in store for us that doesn’t include passionate kisses, hand-holding and gazing into each other’s eyes with matching idiotic grins.
Well, I guess I’m partly in luck this weekend. Friday’s planetary alignment gives the weekend a wild start, with the Moon in Scorpio and the Sun making stressful aspects to Pluto and Uranus. Basically, this is emotionally intense and it could definitely lead to that passionate kissing I spoke of.
But there is some dangerous energy here, too. I’m going to need to be very careful about not penting any frustration because feelings are at risk of exploding on Friday night. I’m going to do my best to avoid discussing anything too heavy while there’s a chance my words could misfire.
See, this is why the horoscope is so helpful. Now I know to wait until the Moon moves into happy-go-lucky Sagittarius on Saturday to mention that he forgot our anniversary. Wish me luck with that.
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