You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. Zig Ziglar
Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. John Wayne
What it comes down to is that anybody can win with the best horse. What makes you good is if you can take the second or third-best horse and win. Vicky Aragon
Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one’s horse as he is leaping. A. W. Hare
When my horse is running good, I don’t stop to give him sugar. William Faulkner
Seize the day. Horace
I began to suggest that thought, which I had always before looked on as a cart-horse to be driven, whipped and plodding between shafts, might be really a Pegasus, so suddenly did it alight beside me from places I had no knowledge of. Joanna Field
We tolerate shapes in human beings that would horrify us if we saw them in a horse. William Ralph Inge
The Pisces full Moon occurs on August 31 and it brings some interesting messages with it. It is conjunct Chiron, the Wounded Healer and The Stories We Tell Ourselves, and it gives us a chance to figure out just what those stories are and how relevant they are to our lives. The next full Moon, occurring on September 30, is conjunct Uranus, so it seems that we can have a look at how to engage Chiron to effect a healing and then to make use of Uranus in order to make some decisions next month.
The Sabian Symbol for this full Moon:
Moon: Pisces 9 THE RACE BEGINS: INTENT ON OUTDISTANCING HIS RIVALS, A JOCKEY SPURS HIS HORSE TO GREAT SPEED
This shows spurring to action when you need to, to rise to occasions that call for a sense of urgency or speed. Perhaps it's time to extract all the energy possible into situations. The “Race” is on, and you may feel that you can make it to the finish, but still are not guaranteed of victory. What efforts do you expend to push you faster and further than the rest of the field? Ensure that you're not expending all your energy too quickly and not really achieving anything of lasting value. Be wary of bolting out of the gate without knowing what your objective is. Needing to win at all costs can have others feeling like you’re not really ‘in the race’ – just wanting to win. Competitiveness. High ambitions. Spontaneous reactions. The need for speed. The home run. Rivals and competitors. Issues of weight gain and loss. Exhilaration. Horse racing.
The Caution: Galloping at full speed, prematurely. Far too ambitious. Jumping the gun. Running out of steam. Ruthless measures. Sabotaging other’s efforts. Addiction to speed.
It's interesting that Chiron is at Pisces 8: A Girl Blowing A Bugle (see below for the interps for that)... it seems that we need to get going with something, to spur our actions on, to be focused on action rather than sitting around and waiting for something to happen. The trick is not to 'blow one's bugle' in the wrong way, the wrong direction, for the wrong reasons... what are you expressing to the outside world? What's going on inside in response to it?
This Symbol shows the talent or the need to make drawings or plans for the future, or for being able to see what’s coming up. Individuality and originality seem to be the uppermost requirements. Draw up your plans with an eye to what you want or what’s desirable. How do they look? Have you considered everything? Even against the pressure for a traditional response, it is your individual creativity and forward thinking that is needed. Although a wonderful degree often showing talent, the trick can be that you can get drawn into what you’re doing, dreaming things up to the point where you exclude other priorities in life. Creativity and plans projected into the future. Seeing things ahead of their time. Being unrestricted by reality. Artists, architects and engineers. Plans, schemes, blueprints.
The Caution: Focusing on tomorrow and not today. Plans that often come to nothing. Living in the mind. Getting lost in abstractions. Thinking the worst is going to happen.
Mercury: Leo 29 A MERMAID HAS CLIMBED TO THE ROCKY SHORE OF A BLEAK COAST, SHE AWAITS THE PRINCE WHO WILL BRING HER IMMORTALITY
This Symbol shows the desire to find a partner or a place in the world where you feel you belong and can contribute; finding a place to ‘come ashore’ in life, establish a career and a life that feels worthwhile. You will be able to make sense of your intuitive or creative thoughts as you grow and find both your feet and your voice. In finally being able to verbalize things into rational expression, you will be creating from your intuitive wisdom. However, there needs to be a caution against expecting others to verify your existence through your relationship with them. Being self reliant whilst inviting others into your life is the balance here. Coming into conscious form. New ways of being. Transformation. Emerging evolution. Finding love in difficult times. Waiting for one's “prince” or “princess” to come. Soul mates.
The Caution: Focusing on social aspects of life before being ready, or mature enough, to accept them. Naivety. Feeling you don’t exist if not in relationship. Bleak conditions and loneliness.
Venus: Cancer 24 A WOMAN AND TWO MEN (OR A MAN AND TWO WOMEN) CAST AWAY ON A SMALL ISLAND This Symbol shows people seem locked into some situation, environment or relationship that pushes the boundaries of relationships. There could be too many people, as in relationship triangles, or there could just be too many people to take into consideration as sometimes happens, i.e., when a child intrudes too much into a relationship between adults. You may find that it is difficult to choose what you want as others may have something different to say. Your wants seem to vacillate from one extreme to the other. Perhaps there is a need to get away from those trying to confuse you with conflicting views, although this may sometimes be impossible. Feelings of being fenced in, little room to move. Lack of privacy. Questions of fidelity. Isolation. Rivalry. Polygamy. Claustrophobia. The struggle to be noticed. Love affairs.
The Caution: Not seeing the whole picture. Fighting over ‘territory’. Having too many people to consider. The specter of ‘someone else’. Jealousy. Unacceptable relationships.
It's interesting how both Mercury and Venus are focused on personal relationship issues. One has to be a little careful of the energy that's around as it seems that some may not have good boundaries around relationships and there may be issues where there are too many people to 'accommodate' or have to take account of.
Mars: Scorpio 6 A GOLD RUSH TEARS MEN AWAY FROM THEIR NATIVE SOIL This Symbol shows the desire to strike out for new territories, new possibilities, new shores, in an attempt to stroke “Gold”; to find more money, a better life with more rewards, etc. The “Gold Rush” often tears people away from their usual environment, their homes, their country, their “Native soil”, looking for a better place. The temptation is to chase the promise of riches elsewhere. You may have a choice between stable, established situations and more unstable, exciting, temporary or risky situations. The actual promise of abundance in far away places is sometimes worth the effort of moving on, other times not. You might ‘strike gold’ or you may just find yourself a long way from home. Fulfillment of hopes and dreams. Causes or missions to pursue. Promises. Immigration. Gold rushes. Jobs that hold allure. Pilgrimages. The Holy Grail. Foreign tongues.
The Caution: Chasing impossible dreams. Losing everything for a mirage. Not content with what one has got. The grass greener elsewhere. Wild goose chases. Exhausting journeys.
Where is it that you're striking out for? What would be your 'pot of gold' - how would you strike gold? It seems that some will be rather restless with this degree.
Jupiter: Gemini 15 TWO DUTCH CHILDREN TALKING AND STUDYING THEIR LESSONS TOGETHER This Symbol shows that you should be able to feel relaxed and comfortable with friends and able to speak your own truth. There's a need for clarity and for those of like mind to communicate spontaneous and creative ideas with each other. Feeling cut off and isolated because your beliefs or language are different from other people can propel you to finding those you can share your thoughts or your 'studies' with. There is usually, or should be, at least one person around you who can give you advice or lend you an ear when you need to express yourself in your own unique way to someone who understands. Sharing innocent and carefree thoughts and ideals. Exchanging views with like-minded individuals. Finding a soul mate. Chitchatting about everyday life. Talking for hours.
The Caution: Failing to communicate. Taking an unsophisticated viewpoint. Excluding others as not worthy. Societal or racial prejudice. ‘Hearing voices’ that don't make sense.
This Symbol comes after Jupiter has spent some time on Gemini 14: Two People Living Far Apart In Telepathic Communication With Each Other. Perhaps it's time to really share what you know, feel, intuit or desire to learn. What is it that you can share with another?
Saturn: Libra 27 AN AIRPLANE SAILS HIGH IN THE BRIGHT CLEAR SKY This Symbol shows the ability to transcend strife and rise above issues. You can feel above situations and are being carried away and beyond the mundane towards something completely new. You can sail above issues and avoid more everyday, down-to-earth problems. Having a calm, objective and somewhat detached way of observing life reveals a lot to you. Don't, however, get so far above things that you feel removed entirely from what’s really going on in reality. This won't help when you need to employ practical solutions or have a need to really deal with life and its ramifications. Transcending difficulties. Optimism that knows no bounds. Having a bird's eye view. Airplanes, birds, flight. Roller-coaster rides. The need for navigation. Objectivity.
The Caution: Difficulty seeing the details of what's going on. Escape from reality. Running out of fuel. Egoism. Playing with gravity. Disconnection from the real world.
Uranus: Aries 8 A WOMAN'S HAT WITH STREAMERS BLOWN BY THE EAST WIND
This is a time to allow your wisdom to lead you to new and different solutions, but be wary of acting superficially. In deeper, spiritual messages you are afforded protection from the more disturbing elements of situations. Shifts of mind and attitude may happen as a result, indeed, they may need to happen. You may need to adjust continually to outside forces, but you have the ability to be adaptable, so hang onto your center and what anchors you and try not to get blown off-course. Attuning oneself through eastern philosophies. Protective guidance. Balloons and hot air ballooning. The winds of time and change. Being aware of shifts in the wind.
The Caution: Only accepting solutions that satisfy selfish or social needs. Insincerity and easily blown around. Losing one's rudder. Continually getting off track.
This shows being able to sense when to move and when to stop, to be out in the world or “Hiding” away. There can be a heightened sense of awareness or alertness, and, possibly, an ability to hear or perceive subtle things in the environment. There may be aggression in the air with you probably one of the smaller players. You may feel threatened which can come from out of the blue. Not watching the news or avoiding negative stories can be one way of “Hiding”. To be cautious is wise, but hiding can lead to missed opportunities for nourishment. Be wary of being bullied or "holed-up". Tactics to ensure survival. Vigilance. The media spreading fear and loathing. Security systems. Limit or restrict movement. Creative solutions. Refuges. Hunters. Guns.
The Caution: Bullied. Those 'out there' having more power than they deserve. Fear. Not wanting to socialize. Not speaking up for fear of being shot down. The NRL. Paranoia.
Pluto: Capricorn 8 BIRDS IN THE HOUSE SINGING HAPPILY This degree shows the spreading of joy, happiness and laughter to those around you. It also shows that music can lighten people’s spirits. Further, thinking positive thoughts, being loving and accepting of others are the hallmarks of this degree. Listening to the songs of birds can be rather magical and can bring spiritual messages. By expressing your pleasure you can lift the feelings of others and they will most likely join in the chorus, in some way. Even though there are a number of social rules to follow, that shouldn't bother you. This is a sign of sharing good feelings and happiness with all who enter your sphere of operations. Being at one with everything. Music. Bird song. Birds. Happiness. Positive thinking. Singing. Entertaining others. Seeing the beauty in life. Chattering in the background.
The Caution: Idle chatter. Smug superiority. Not seeing the happiness inherent in everyday life. Loneliness. Feeling abandoned. Whining and complaining. Demanding.
This shows sounding the call, rallying people together, knowing when to speak or “Blow a Bugle” to awaken others, to wake up to realities going on in the world, join some cause, etc. Perhaps you feel the need to wake up those around you, or, perhaps be woken yourself. When situations get bogged down in emotional or rational complexity and everyone just needs to be rallying and going for the objective, you may be the one to let everyone know. Sometimes this Symbol can show someone who makes a lot of noise; justified or unjustified and they can get people moving. Using simple, receptive innocence will get situations back on track. Sounding the call. Awakening all to action. Loudspeakers, telephones, announcements. Rise and shine! Leading the charge. Resurrection. Proclamations. Whistle blowers.
The Caution: Unwarranted and disturbing noise. Showing off. Trumpeting about oneself. Not listening to people. Being annoying. Interrupting. Betraying confidences. Loud voices.
True Node: Scorpio 30 CHILDREN IN HALLOWEEN COSTUMES INDULGING IN VARIOUS PRANKS
This Symbol implies that society needs to have an outlet for disruptive energies, and to have periodic displays of fun, even indulging in somewhat disruptive pranks. You may feel that the trickster in you needs to be let out every now and then, or you may be the focus of tricks by others. Whichever, it should be acknowledged that there needs to be an occasional outlet for immature or fun loving energies, as long as there's no harm done. This Symbol can refer to somebody who doesn’t take anything too seriously. The time of Halloween is the time when the veil between the living and the dead becomes very thin. The mad-man inside all of us. Astrodrama. Un integrated energies playing tricks. Practical jokes. Creative surprises. Trick of treat? Dressing up. Ghouls and ghosts. Halloween.
The Caution: Not connecting with real emotions. Contempt for the establishment. Kill joys. 'Mucking around'. Being foolish. Not respecting other people’s boundaries. Being silly.
This full Moon feels like a time of gathering one's resources and making a fist of what one has to offer the world. It can also be a time of getting fit, trimming down and lightening one's load. How you would (or could) do that is probably a very worthwhile question!