Daily Planets

breaking chains…


He who binds to himself a joy

Does the winged life destroy;

But he who kisses the joy as it flies

Lives in eternity’s sun rise.

Eternity by William Blake


Imagine that you’re a crab.

You have to carry your house around on your back- just in case you need quick shelter. If you didn’t, the tides would wash it away. Life can be a little like that- what you don’t look after and hold on to with all your might gets washed away. So, you hold on to what is important- you look after it and feed it and protect it.

The thing is, some things can’t be held on to. If you do, they lose the essence of themselves that made them valuable to you in the first place. It’s a little like vegetables kept too long in the fridge- if you know what I mean.

Venus in Cancer has a tendency to do this, look for ways to hold on, to keep close, to guard and protect. But, when it comes to people, sometimes you need to let go in order for others to continue to grow…sometimes you need to let go in order to experience the full joy of the relationship…sometimes you need to let go because what you’re holding onto is now manky and smelly and nothing like it was at the beginning.

Venus square Uranus is a quick transit, and often an interesting one.

If you’re holding on too tightly, if your relationship is feeling a little house bound or trapped, this transit will be difficult. If your relationship is one where each of you has sufficient space to move, and new experiences to try, this transit could be very exciting indeed.

Over the next couple of days you’ll be seeking something new, something a little unusual, something a little off centre- especially if you’re feeling constrained.

You might find yourself flirting with something or someone that makes you feel young and interesting and alive again.

You might find yourself starting arguments just to get a rise out of someone, just for something to do, to prompt a reaction to have something, anything, happen.

Getting things out in the open can be a good thing- as long as you actually do something with it- not retreat back into your crabby shell and pretend everything is ok.

My point? Sometimes true closeness can only be experienced when the chains are broken. It’s that whole if you love someone, set them free blah blah blah and if it doesn’t come back it wasn’t yours to keep.

I’ll leave that one with you…