When they cast u as an extra so u did just that…from @sryimnate on Twitter.
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— ️ (@sryimnate) June 28, 2017
This week’s planets could signify all the ways we could be “extra.” First, I should clarify that we’re talking about this definition of extra. That’s when you’re going beyond the beyond. And not necessarily in the most positive of ways. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find our way to those.
First, we’re still likely reeling from what was symbolized by the face off between charged-up Mars and brooding Pluto from last Sunday. That’s what I talked about in last week’s intro. On Tuesday, pleasure-seeking Venus shifts into versatile Gemini and witty Mercury frolics with exciting Uranus by a square. Those likely spell out a fickle kind of extra. It doesn’t help that the moon swings off into adventurous Sagittarius on the same day.
Wednesday doesn’t have any chill, either. Mercury boasts new, shiny powers as he heads into Leo. The Sun, Leo’s ruler, gets bombastic with EXTRAvagant Jupiter, in turn. We’re even more likely to overreach and try for the most, perhaps while having the least amount of energy or resources.
There’s no getting off the “extra train” on the weekend, either, if we’re not paying attention. On Saturday, we have the Capricorn full moon. Full moons often bring a fullness of feelings. But we can expect this to be especially true when the Sun is in a sign ruled by the moon. The celestial pièce de résistance, of course, is when the entitled Sun faces off against forceful Pluto on Sunday.
When the Sun and Pluto go at it, there are usually two egos in a tug-of-war with their heels dug deep into the ground. There’s an oft unnecessary competition for power rather than any cooperation with power. But this standoff could also guide us toward a better appreciation of being “extra.”
You can be EXTRAordinary when you can trust you have the power and confidence to be that. You don’t have to do “extra” when you can trust that you are extra. Often it’s fear that drives us toward doing or having more. We fear we are not enough. You trust more your own power when you’ve thought deeply about your gifts. When you’re willing to share them more than fear what others might think. Or fear you’ll be rejected. When you’re ready to admit that there’s only one you, and no one can do what you do in the way you do it. When you trust the moment you are. That’s the best way to know when you’re doing the most without being extra.
Read on for the SkyCodes for your particular moon, ascendant, Sun or key planet of your chart.
This might be one of those times when someone’s claim that you’re being melodramatic might be true. Before you hang your head in unnecessary shame, realize that melodrama has its uses too. Melodrama can inspire us toward the grandiose. So, be sure to follow up by creating some grand circumstances. Tackle something that almost feels too big. Say something outlandish. Then set out to show how you’ll make that true. After all, in a melodrama, the poignancy of a scene in a movie has a stronger feel with mood music than without it. When mood matches with subtle motion toward something larger, it is unmatched. When mood is bigger than the demands of the scene, then that’s when we can say things are over the top.
I allow my grand moods to lift me toward demanding aspirations that match them.
Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Moon? Learn what to do about it here.
In an age with more talk shows, virtual spaces to chat, and phones that can have us talk nearly anywhere, you would think we would be better at conversing. Yet, the art of conversation is disappearing faster than igloo making in the Artic. For starters, one mark of a good conversationalist is the ability to be more interested in what another’s saying than appear interesting. That’s the opposite of what we attempt with a selfie. Commit to working on your conversation skills. Give and then enjoy more what’s given to you from another. Yes, even when what’s said sounds like someone had the most boring weekend imaginable.
I cultivate more the ability to be interested than be interesting.
Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Sun? Learn what to do about it here.
Remember this moment. Your brainy and efficient charm will likely shine through more at work or in some prominent ways now. This week’s full moon will make it easier for your best to be recognized and appreciated. Life might look pretty damn good, in fact. That’s why you should freeze-wrap this moment in your mind. But you’re storing more how it feels to have this confidence when you’re ready, even for stuff that’s not even likely to happen. According to efficiency experts, making mental models of how something feels when things are right will help you be alert when things are off. You won’t have to analyze so much. You’ll know it like a memory unfurls alive in your whole body.
I have a working model now of when I’m in flow to draw on when I’m out of it.
Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Mercury? Learn what to do about it here.
New understandings and insights begin to take root in your life. This will bring new people and connections into your orbit. You will feel yourself change more from the inside out. It will probably feel pleasant for most of the week. But doubts and fears about whether these new notions and folks are real or will stick might seize you near the weekend. Don’t fixate on fighting those. Or other people who seem to espouse them. Enjoy this period of renewal, much like you would enjoy a rich, delicious meal. You probably wouldn’t fret about your next meal while enjoying that one. Keep the same mindset for how your life is changing.
I relish the changes I experience without worry for what’s next.
Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Venus? Learn what to do about it here.
I think one virtue that fans your remarkable ability to rise from ashes of emotional or physical devastation is your curiosity. Sometimes you stick around just to see what’s going to happen next! You could use that same curiosity, though, to entertain more scenarios that create more goodness and bounty in your life. This perhaps seems harder to do because you often think more reactively than creatively. But appreciate that you live in a Cosmos that’s endowed you with the curiosity for what’s next as a challenge, not just an endurance test. Probe with a little more push and you will see how much more is done in your favor than not.
I am curious to see how the Cosmos will do more and more for me.
Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Mars? Learn what to do about it here.
No one loves “the big picture” more than you. You live for it. You were born to reach for it, to live it. What gets fuzzy for you, though, are the details in that picture. Who’s in that big picture? Are you more concerned with the set pieces, like favorite destinations, rather than who is with you? Is it truly okay for the faces of who’s with you to change as long as you’re not alone? Is that enough? And what sustains that larger than view of life? Everything has a cost. Dreams can be infinite. But life is still finite. What’s the plan to keep your beautiful picture pursuits practical and true to what you really want, need? Not trying to be a buzz-kill here. But it’s as important to think about fueling the fire as much as you love to feel the fire.
I create more of the authentic “big picture” life I desire by looking at the details within too.
Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Jupiter? Learn what to do about it here.
You can get so deep in your peak performance zone that you lose sight of what’s happening around you. Or what’s happening to another. Don’t take accusations that you’re insensitive too much to heart. You’re not out of touch on purpose. But you will have to create a way to tear yourself away from what’s giving you life now to throw a lifeline to someone else. Overall, it won’t be as big of a sacrifice as you might think at first. And you’ll find your way back into your groove soon enough.
I can keep track of the needs of others without losing too much of my own groove.
Don’t know your ascendant, moon or Sun sign or if you have a strong Saturn? Learn what to do about it here.
Find as many opportunities as you can to remember it’s summer. Treat the need to be serious like rheumatism. As soon as you feel it, massage it away. (You don’t need to be serious when you are serious. We’re talking about when you work at being serious.) If you can’t bask in the sun, then enjoy the shade. Flirt. Shed as many layers of clothes as propriety and emotional comfort will allow. Talk through the shorter nights for as long as your eyes and mouth let you. But don’t think this is only about the heat or only the season. It’s about opening up more to let more of your light out, too.
I share more of my light as the Sun shares its own now.
Adding more pleasantness to your home and work spaces will ease your nerves more. Yet there’s something else that you might achieve as well. Hanging a new painting in your office might inspire you to think about an unusual way to present at a meeting, for example. Ideas must seep into you in unexpected ways. Yet that’s more likely to happen when you’re looking elsewhere. As a sign symbolized by two fishes, one aspect of yourself is always working from a different angle than another. The key is learning to have those aspects work in harmony.
I harmonize multiple dimensions of myself by beautifying my environment.
I cringe when I hear people brandish “selfish” against your sign too often. This might be one of those times when someone might evoke that word. Don’t take it too much to heart. They might even misunderstand the word. You show up to most endeavors with your whole self. You assume others do the same. But you might be making the wrong assumption with someone. He or she hasn’t been willing to show up, yet wants to call you selfish. You might need to pull back to let him or her show up to the plate. There are places (and perhaps other people) who’d be happy to see you in all your glory.
I step back sometimes to let someone else step forward.
What does genuine security look like to you? Before you let visions of an overflowing bank account glow brightly in your mind, remember that even actual banks fail. So, is it more the money or the money-maker? But perhaps your sense of security rests with something else. Or even someone else. Yet, the feelings you associate with something or someone else might be the real anchor in your life. Whatever way you slice it, your security doesn’t rest only with what’s in the world. It’s within, too. If you feel yourself fearing loss, remember that who you truly are can’t be completely lost by what you lose.
My source of security is as much within me as it is without.
In the 1984 classic, “Starman,” the title character, at a vulnerable moment, says to a government agent hunting him down, “Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you? You are at your very best when things are worst.” You’re most likely not at your very worst. But you do better when more of the metaphorical “fit hits the shan.” Don’t push away others who are drawn to you now. They may see more of your beauty than you might. Trust that your beauty there rather than thinking you have to do way more or be in a better place to warrant the attention or the love.
I am beautiful, even when I’m not necessarily at my best.