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Our world, and our lives, are fragile; we\’re here for but a moment and bound in ways we can\’t even imagine to the people, spaces, and nature that surround us; and true beauty is marveling at the complex majesty of the human experience.
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Copyright 2011 by Rob Brezsny
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In Botticelli’s painting The Birth of
Venus, the goddess of beauty and love is shown arriving on dry land for
the first time after having been born in the ocean. Naked, she is trying to
cover her private parts with her hand and thigh-length hair. Her
attendant, a fully clothed nymph, is bringing a cloak to cover her up.
Analyzing this scene, art critic Sister Wendy suggests it’s actually quite
sad. It symbolizes the fact that since we humans can’t bear the
confrontation with sublime beauty, we must always keep it partly hidden.
Your assignment in the coming year, Capricorn, is to overcome this
inhibition. I invite you to retrain yourself so that you can thrive in the
presence of intense, amazing, and transformative beauty.