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Today's astrology: Finding your courage and saying yes to being great

Thursday, April 18, 2013: Today is about developing the Courage to move through any resistance you could have to releasing what's familiar and secure, so that you can embrace the new. But moving forward will require that you find your courage.

This morning marks a turning point in the Moon's monthly cycle. The first Quarter Moon becomes exact at 8:31 am EDT, and after that she'll slip quietly into a 3 hour Void of Course, this will give you a short period of time in which to consider how your emotional sensitivities(Cancer Moon) have been challenged by(square) your competitive spirit to win and be all you can be (Sun and Mars in Aries).

Overcoming this resistance will take courage! But luckily this short reprieve ushers in the courageous Leo Moon (at 11:13 am EDT). Leo, whose symbol is the majestic lion, is the astrological sign that reminds each of us that moving into the unknown requires being fearless, and always keeping in mind that the greatest rewards are only earned by indomitable will, great courage and an absence of doubts and fears.

Today's Quote

Cowardly Lion: Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder? Courage! What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage! What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the "ape" in apricot? What have they got that I ain't got?

Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman: Courage!

Cowardly Lion: You can say that again! Hunh!

~ from the film "The Wizard of Oz " (1939)

Note: These daily snippets represent the general astrological ebb and flow of daily life. How this ebb and flow is experienced by each individual varies. For the story of how these general trends mix with major trends, and then combine to affect YOUR life visit a professional astrologer. To find an astrologer visit the practitioners page on All things Healing, select astrology and enter your zip code. Need some quick advice? A short astrological consult, via email, may be perfect for you. Click here

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