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Icarus by Damon Deny

Astro-LOA Flash: Asteroid 1566 Icarus conjunct Pluto in Capricorn for the third time this year (see ephemeris below) harkens back to January and August 2012. This can manifest as a full realization of what you’ve been tolerating. (what holds you back) If you feel limited or restricted, watch the next few days for a creative ‘way out’. The impulse is to ‘fly free’ so let your spirit soar. Check decisions made in Jan/Aug. Where did they lead? Now YOU decide what’s next!

Icarus was Daedalus’s boy who, ignoring his father’s practical warning not to fly too close to the sun, lost his feathered wings, fell to the sea and drowned. Not a very successful outcome though he did escape the prison tower they’d been stuck in. Some people associate Icarus with a kind of crash and burn mentality. Not me. I see it as freedom. Expansion. Liberation!

True, this asteroid can represent some extreme measures, feelings and insights but mainly it represents an attempt to escape intolerable situations. It is the impulse to get out of unfair situations or go for liberating goals that others might say are impossible. Note: It doesn’t have to always end ‘badly’.

Icarus set free can be vivid inspiration. Trapped and he is like a wild bird caged. Ever had that feeling? It’s like an instinctual urge to run like hell when all they’ve said is, sign here, or pick you up at 7, or maybe I do . . .

Icarus with Pluto is a chance to gain a deeper insight on the ‘flight’ side or our fight or flight response. Where do you feel like flying the coop? Is it fear or instinct or healthy self-awareness? Take a moment to think about it today and eliminate a toleration or too. Why? Because tolerating something is not always a virtue. It can be a heavy energy drain. (Read more about Granting Freedom from Tolerations.)

Here’s what Jeannette Maw has to say about it:

Toleration: To tolerate something means to “allow the existence of, to permit or endure or put up with something.” This implies that the something (or someone) is less than ideal and tends to drain a person’s energy. Thus, a toleration is often a hindering influence to the vibration. More . . .

Leverage the Icarus/Pluto energy and Toss out Tolerations now!

If any of you know where Icarus is in your natal chart, feel free to mention it here. Mine’s exact on my descendant – the cusp of the house of relationship. Oh boy . . .

Have a great day!

From Swiss Ephemeris
 
    Date     |        Pluto        |       Icarus        |
             |                     |                     |
             |     LONG      DECL  |     LONG      DECL  |
----------------------------------------------------------
01 Jan 2012  |  7 cp 19     -19°19 | 25 sa 10     -17°37 |
11 Jan 2012  |  7 cp 40     -19°19 |  2 cp 27     -18°44 |
21 Jan 2012  |  8 cp  1     -19°18 |  9 cp 42     -19°50 |
31 Jan 2012  |  8 cp 20     -19°17 | 16 cp  3     -20°31 |
10 Feb 2012  |  8 cp 38     -19°16 | 21 cp 42     -20°52 |
20 Feb 2012  |  8 cp 54     -19°15 | 26 cp 46     -21°02 |
01 Mar 2012  |  9 cp  8     -19°15 |  1 aq 21     -21°03 |
11 Mar 2012  |  9 cp 19     -19°14 |  5 aq 30     -21°02 |
21 Mar 2012  |  9 cp 27     -19°13 |  9 aq 17     -21°00 |
31 Mar 2012  |  9 cp 32     -19°12 | 12 aq 39     -21°03 |
10 Apr 2012  |  9 cp 33     -19°12 | 15 aq 37     -21°13 |
20 Apr 2012  |  9 cp 32 Rx  -19°12 | 18 aq  8     -21°34 |
30 Apr 2012  |  9 cp 28 Rx  -19°12 | 20 aq  8     -22°11 |
10 May 2012  |  9 cp 20 Rx  -19°12 | 21 aq 30     -23°09 |
20 May 2012  |  9 cp 11 Rx  -19°13 | 22 aq  6     -24°33 |
30 May 2012  |  8 cp 59 Rx  -19°14 | 21 aq 45 Rx  -26°30 |
09 Jun 2012  |  8 cp 46 Rx  -19°16 | 20 aq 13 Rx  -29°05 |
19 Jun 2012  |  8 cp 31 Rx  -19°17 | 17 aq 15 Rx  -32°20 |
29 Jun 2012  |  8 cp 16 Rx  -19°19 | 12 aq 39 Rx  -36°06 |
09 Jul 2012  |  8 cp  1 Rx  -19°21 |  6 aq 28 Rx  -40°02 |
19 Jul 2012  |  7 cp 46 Rx  -19°23 | 29 cp 10 Rx  -43°27 |
29 Jul 2012  |  7 cp 33 Rx  -19°26 | 21 cp 37 Rx  -45°43 |
08 Aug 2012  |  7 cp 21 Rx  -19°28 | 14 cp 51 Rx  -46°33 |
18 Aug 2012  |  7 cp 11 Rx  -19°30 |  9 cp 32 Rx  -46°15 |
28 Aug 2012  |  7 cp  3 Rx  -19°33 |  5 cp 54 Rx  -45°17 |
07 Sep 2012  |  6 cp 59 Rx  -19°35 |  3 cp 49 Rx  -44°04 |
17 Sep 2012  |  6 cp 57 Rx  -19°37 |  3 cp  4 Rx  -42°50 |
27 Sep 2012  |  6 cp 58     -19°39 |  3 cp 23     -41°42 |
07 Oct 2012  |  7 cp  2     -19°41 |  4 cp 35     -40°39 |
17 Oct 2012  |  7 cp 10     -19°43 |  6 cp 29     -39°41 |
27 Oct 2012  |  7 cp 20     -19°44 |  8 cp 58     -38°46 |
06 Nov 2012  |  7 cp 33     -19°46 | 11 cp 59     -37°51 |
16 Nov 2012  |  7 cp 48     -19°46 | 15 cp 28     -36°52 |