It's time to get rid of your sitting room furniture. Give it away. Clear some space. Hang a trapeze from your ceiling. Put a ladder up your wall. Get a vaulting horse and a trampoline. Indeed, why not go the whole way and take out the staircase? Replace it with a pole that you can shimmy up and slide down. Not only will this all keep you fit, it will echo the way in which life now seems to be stretching you physically and mentally. There's not much comfort in your world right now but nor can we really say that what's challenging you is bad. Soon, a process that has lately demanded a lot from you will begin to bring rewards.
If you're not feeling confused, you probably ought to be. The run up to the Full Moon in Taurus has raised many issues. Each has challenged your understanding of how things work, of what you need and of what's possible. You're no longer so sure you know where to place your faith or why you're doing what you're doing. Old arrangements on which you once relied no longer seem so certain. But any insecurity you feel will soon be replaced with a sense of clarity. Venus has now changed direction in the zodiac; you are finding a freedom that, once you get used to it, will help alter everything for the better.
Mars, this week, edges slowly closer towards a right-angle with Jupiter. Mercury, meanwhile, acts almost as a kind of advance guard. It begins the week near Mars, then rushes on to form the right-angle first, as if to let Jupiter know what to expect. Does your ruling planet's behaviour reflect your own tendency to put yourself in the firing line on another's behalf? Are you making compromises, this week, or sacrifices? Are you stepping into territory that you need not occupy? It's one thing to embark on an adventure, another to get embroiled in an unnecessary drama. You don't have to go any further than you want to this week.
Something needs to be discussed this week. The topic of conversation, though, is delicate. It's the kind of subject that most people prefer to talk around, rather than talk about. You have to make sure that you talk to someone, not at them. Likewise, if someone seems to be lecturing you, try to turn the diatribe into a dialogue. As long as there is conversation, there will be communication. This, in turn, will bring progress. As soon as everything becomes one-sided, though, a cloud of confusion will give rise to a mood of conflict. Be open. Be relaxed. Be willing to listen and all will be well.
'The Sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the Universe to do.' So observed Galileo Galilei. Clearly, he understood the principles of what, today, some people call 'Cosmic Ordering'. We can all argue about what's 'big' or 'small', but the universe sees these matters from a very different perspective! This week, you simply have to trust your own understanding of what's important... and why. Ask the universe for what you want this week... and despite the fact that it's busy doing a lot of other things, it could still actually grant your wish
There is an old joke about a person who walks into a surgery and says, 'Doctor, doctor, people keep ignoring me.' The doctor doesn't even look up from his notes. He just rings a bell on his desk and says, 'Next please.' For some strange reason, I suspect you can relate to that at the moment. A particular person claims to be listening to you, but their actions and their attitudes suggest otherwise. Keep on gently, but persistently, pressing the point that must be made. It may take a while before you get a satisfactory response, but you will eventually be heard and understood - and that will make a world of difference.
Why does it seem as if every time things start going well enough in one area of life, they begin to unravel in another? Where is the unwritten law that states that you must make a sacrifice before you can attain a success? Is it possible to satisfy your most crucial needs and requirements without giving anything up? Yes, if you are sensitive, clever and willing to alter some ideas. Venus has changed direction; ending the retrograde phase that it has been subject to since early October. Your situation appears more complicated than it really is. You are getting closer by the day to a very positive development.
'All I want,' people say, 'is to know where I stand.' Perhaps that's not a reasonable request. Where you stand depends on where you care to see yourself as standing. We live in an uncertain world. If we haven't got a clue where we came from, and have no idea where we are going when we leave, how can we ever be sure where we are now? That's why the people who assume the greatest air of authority, end up being believed. Why give away your power? Why allow someone else to define your position? Don't ask, 'Where do I stand?' this week, ask, 'What do I stand for?' Then everything will become clear.
'If you buy cheap, you buy twice.' So the old saying goes. This week may not bring you the chance to rectify a false economy - but it at least offers an opportunity to avoid making the same mistake twice. Jupiter's recent change of direction is bringing a return of the financial possibility that you failed to take advantage of before and then thought you had lost forever. You are surrounded, it seems, with opportunities to become better off - materially and emotionally. A phase of greater security awaits you; and even if you currently feel vulnerable, what's happening is part of a process that will eventually bring the improvement about.
'We reap,' they say, 'what we sow'. But how much choice do we have over what we sow? Are not our seeds determined at least as much by our biological or cultural inheritance as by our discrimination and freedom of choice? Perhaps so, but then, what really makes a difference is not so much what you sow, as where you sow it, how you tend your crop, what care you take and even, how well you read the weather. This week, you can expect to reap a surprising harvest. You may not be about to get quite what you thought you were getting, but you are getting something every bit as wonderful as it is troublesome.
As a child, did you ever wonder if things only existed when you were looking at them or whether they were there all along? Did you ever open a cupboard door really fast, to see if you could trick the contents into not appearing before your eyes in time? Did you ever attempt to sneak up on the mirror in the hope that you might find your reflection napping? Just because these exercises failed, you can't assume that everything in the world is obvious and predictable. A 'gap in the matrix' is about to arise. Something that you thought was one way is actually another. And for all that this is odd, it is exceptionally beneficial.
记得《狮子，女巫和魔衣橱》吗？书和电影中对一个被冰封多年、突然开始融化的国度作了精彩描绘。这个故事就像C. S. 刘易斯所有作品一样——充满寓意。被冰封的心灵也可以融化，而当它们融化的时候，奇妙的变化就会随即发生。我不是在暗示你从任何意义上说是寒冷的——也许在某个意义上是吧。一段时间以前，一种情绪或渴望对你来说变得过度强烈，所以你将它暂时雪藏起来。自此之后，你的一部分就生活在了一个只有冬天的地方。现在，随着冰雪消融，许多来自你过去的痛苦也在消褪。
Remember The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe? In the book and in the movie, there's a wonderful depiction of a land that has been frozen for ages, suddenly starting to thaw. It is like everything CS Lewis ever wrote - allegorical. Frozen hearts can also thaw - and when they do, wonderful changes can ensue. I am not suggesting that you are cold in any way - other, perhaps, than one. Some while ago an emotion or an aspiration became too powerful for you, so you put it on ice. Ever since, a part of you has lived in a land where it is always winter. Now, as that ice melts, so does a lot of the pain from your past.