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Current Astrology
[S] The Sun is in Libra
[M] The Quarter Moon is in Cancer, enters Leo at 9:28 am
[V/C] Moon Void of Course 5:39 am to 9:28 am
[Hg] Next Mercury Retrograde
10/31/19 to 11/20/19

Current Configurations


by Henry Seltzer
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June 4th
Full Moon
Full Moon Chart The Full Moon of early Monday, June 4th, is another eclipse, the second of a pair. Coming as it does as the flowering of a big cycle begun with the Solar Eclipse of last May 20th, in which not only the mystical and subtle energies of Neptune but also the stormy transformative strength of Pluto was invoked, this Full Moon eclipse in mid-Sagittarius is guaranteed to be special, if only by virtue of its position in a climactic cycle, a cycle in which Venus retrogrades and crosses the Sun for the last time in this century while the Uranus-Pluto square draws ever nearer, to complete by the last week of the month in the extremely dynamic First Quarter Moon of June 26th.

There are further echoes of Uranus and Pluto in this Full Moon configuration, since Jupiter in the last few degrees of Taurus is now in close contra-parallel with Pluto, while the eclipse Moon trines Uranus, just as their square draws closer than 1 degree. Then, Jupiter enters Gemini, touching off the solar eclipse degree, on the powerful day of Monday, June 11th, and reminds us one more time yet again to remain as conscious as possible as we go through this climactic time period. We must remember, always, that the real reason for whatever happens to us as we move through these difficulties is the potential for change. As a noted astrologer remarks, if you have a difficult experience and do not learn from it, and use that experience to ratchet yourself upwards a notch on the ladder of your personal evolution, what's the point?

Venus too is highlighted now, just one day before the Transit of Venus, during which time it will be possible to see the tiny shadow of the relationship planet cross the massive solar disk. This symbolically implies the potential for greater consciousness in application to all our relationships; so that in the best of outcomes the concept of "right relationship" can come into its own. The artist within you is also inspired, and might find a very different way to actualize as the Venus retrograde phase completes by month's end. This also implies a shift in the way that you find relationship operating in your life, as Venus changes from the Evening Star to the Star of Morning, rising for the first time on the 12th. It might benefit you to imagine what that might mean symbolically for you and your relationships, and for how the concept of relationship impinges on your life. Is there a place within you where you do not fully meet the Other as you go through? And is there any way that you can shine more brightly? It is important not to neglect that all-important important relationship with yourself, or, if you prefer, with the divine – as represented by your Higher Self.

This powerful monthly cycle opens a doorway into the last half of 2012 and to the further metamorphosis of our society that awaits. We ourselves in our individual lives are in the midst of massive change that will eventually take us to a farther shore. The magical grace of the cosmos holds us up, on that we can and must rely or everything is dark and gloomy. And with that fundamental optimism as our guide, we can only benefit from whatever goes down.

June 11th
Last Quarter Moon
Last Quarter Moon Chart The Last Quarter Moon that comes along early on Monday, June 11th, is a potent one, and brings several strands of meaning together as we contemplate our current state of personal evolution. Any Quarter Moon is characterized by an increase in tension, and now it is the tension implicit in sudden new realizations. Traditionally this phase is a time of reevaluation as we look back over the preceding three weeks of the cycle. We are a bit older and a bit wiser, and we might begin to see things differently, having gone through the challenges and changes of this lunation cycle, that featured Pluto as a strong component of the original end-of-May New Moon eclipse configuration. This tendency to look back in the light of recent understanding is heightened in this instance by the retrograde of Venus during this same period, planet of values and art as well as of relationship, all up for reassessment. This has indeed been a time when we both value our interpersonal connections more highly and also take a good long look under the covers of all our motivations, including the way that we conduct ourselves in relationships.

Venus is at an interesting point now in her cycle with the Sun, about to make her Helical Rise. On Tuesday, June 12th, she re-appears as the Morning Star after spending ten to twelve days “in the underworld” between visible earthly assignments. This moment begins a new 584-day Synodic Cycle with the Sun, which culminates a little over a year and a half from now, in a different sign. Venus is coming off of a Scorpio phase and entering into a Gemini phase, the sign of her first rise ahead of the Sun on Tuesday. A few days later she can be seen before sunrise accompanied by the waning crescent Moon, which the Mayans felt was her vehicle. In Gemini she brings consciousness, curiosity and intellection to our ongoing study of ourselves as relating souls. The poet William Blake remarked on how fundamental was the act of connection between humans when he stated: “The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.”

Since Venus is also inconjunct Pluto as she begins her new cycle, we have a touch of the Scorpio period still remaining and with it a touch of the power complex emerging or perhaps the issue of sexuality raising its head. And this potential for difficult realizations is another theme that finds it way into the mix of energies surrounding us now, as we enter the final stages of this first exact hit of the Uranus-Pluto square that may be considered the hallmark of our troubled decade. There will be a total of seven more hits still to come, over the next several years, with an aftermath that will last into 2020, but in many ways this first cut is the deepest. After this year we might almost get used to the idea of radical transformation as a fundamental part of our lives. And during this fragile and powerful time of dark beauty we win when we reconnect with ourselves at deep levels and give our little selves the benefit of the doubt. Self-acceptance goes a long way toward compassion for friends and partners, which in turn goes a huge distance toward the ultimate healing that we collectively seek.

June 19th
New Moon
New Moon Chart The New Moon that comes along on Tuesday, June 19th, is an interesting one, being the second New Moon in the curious and thoughtful sign of Gemini, the Air sign most closely connected with intellection and communication. This introduces a long series of New Moons that take place near the end rather than the beginning of their respective signs, producing a more muted and also a more spiritual feel for the particular sign involved. This placement in late Gemini, called the Aquarius decanate (the last third of the sign) is really very different than the early degrees, being concerned with the ultimate result of thought process in terms of philosophical groundbreaking and social benefit, and indicating that it is now high time to put our actual money and our concerted actions wherever our deepest thought process might take us. This New Moon happens just one day before the June 20th Summer Solstice, when the Cardinal sign of Cancer –oppositional to Pluto’s Capricorn placement – comes into its own.

Of course the big news this lunation is the Uranus-Pluto square which is now extremely close, and fully triggered by this New Moon cycle. The First Quarter Moon a week further on, taking place on the 26th, makes a T-square with Pluto, and hence also with Uranus in Aries, so that this latter configuration represents one peak this year of the energy for Uranus- Pluto and the total revolution that their powerful square brings to the table. In this New Moon configuration there is thus the incipient T-square of Sun/Moon on the edge of Cancer with Pluto and Uranus. Meanwhile, Venus, retrograde and stationing in Gemini, also closely aspects the dynamic duo of these outer planets. Mercury participates, now in Cancer and widely opposed to Pluto. The Sun/Mercury midpoint at the time of the New Moon is closely opposed to Pluto and square with Uranus, being a mere 1 1/2 degrees away from exact, and is also exactly trine Chiron in Pisces. The Chiron factor is important, bringing as it does an increased awareness of the painful places inside ourselves; our pain in the face of difficult transformation and loss. In the end it allows us to dwell more deeply on the metamorphosis that is underway, regarding both its individual and its collective aspects, and that is still accelerating. We recognize that we lose something of ourselves in the process, which is bound to be scary. This however does not mean that we lose our spiritual grounding; this is the great comfort symbolized by the prominence as well in the current skies of Jupiter and Neptune.

As this New Moon cycle launches us further into the maelstrom, with the first exact hit of Uranus-Pluto rapidly approaching, we do well to reflect on where we are in our lives and where ultimately headed. There is an important part of ourselves that is in the midst of radical change, and that as a result is likely to become forever lost to us, at least in its present condition. This is the action of Pluto, to make way for the new phase, our next stage as inspired by Uranus. It helps to reflect on where Capricorn and Aries fall in your individual chart, or indeed in your Solar Chart, where for Sagittarius, for example, Pluto lands in your second house of resources, with revelatory Uranus in your sector of creative self-expression. In the larger picture of the collective, the transformation that we might expect will be with government, power and control issues there, as well with re-constellating our very identity as a culture, as in the rebellion on various levels symbolized on our own national scene by the Occupy movement. Then there is the consciousness and human potential movement, reflected in the slogan that has lately become popular of “Occupy your Heart.” How we align with these various currents within our society will be one telling factor over the coming months and years, as we more fully explore the truth of what it means in this century to be human, and what it truly means to be nothing but ourselves.

June 26th
First Quarter Moon
First Quarter Moon Chart The First Quarter Moon that comes along in the evening of Tuesday, June 26th, is an important one. Coming as it does mid-way in the first half of the lunation cycle, leading up to the Full Moon, this moment of tension is always interesting. Now, however, the Sun – newly in Cancer – together with the Moon in square to it, make a Grand Cross in Cardinal signs with Uranus and Pluto just as the square between these two outer planets perfects. This day, rather than the recent date of their exact, Sunday the 24th, is therefore the strongest moment of the period surrounding this configuration’s initial contact, presaging a dicey time of revolutionary change coming down, and intense adjustment to the recognition of the radical depth of that transformation.

Of course, this aspect between Uranus and Pluto is far from over, with six more exact hits over the next few years, and with an influence lasting right through to the end of the decade. We are in the soup, no two ways about it, and do well to remain as conscious as possible regarding the extended period of this transition, both individually and collectively. We likely will be hard-pressed to recognize either ourselves or our cultural matrix by the time that the 2020 mark is actually reached, so major is the societal transformation that the world and particularly America is entering into as we step through the doorway of this climactic year. As we cross this threshold we might remember to watch and weigh everything that happens with the utmost attention, reserving judgment as far as that is possible, and holding onto our faith in the essential benevolence of the cosmos to guide us through. The spiritual evolution that is here unfolding has a cutting back effect on whatever is not working in our society and in ourselves and – let’s face it – there is much that needs to be pruned away.

Other factors in these current skies are also significant at this time. Venus is ending its retrograde through Gemini as early as the next morning, the 27th, and in aspect to Uranus and Pluto, further emphasizing the increase in consciousness surrounding this revolutionary and transformative confluence of cosmic factors, while the Sun and Moon also aspect Neptune in Pisces, while Jupiter remains square, representing on the other hand a softer and more intuitive feeling tone that is also a prominent astrological archetype in these powerful times we are living through. Relationships that we hold dear are vital to us now, and deserve careful examination. The Neptune factor means that we must understand that not everything that is happening right now will be immediately obvious, or even clear. There is the possibility of deception, currently rampant in the news headlines, as well as the potential for self-deception also, and then on the other hand there is the idealism and the hopeful vision that we must nonetheless fall back on if we are to keep our sanity during what will be in many ways a difficult transition.

All in all, this is a time of great potential difficulty. We must give up some cherished notions and perhaps possessions. But this period of trial has its uplifting side in the thought that it is all quite necessary, and even in some sense planned, when we can keep faith in the creative potential of our higher selves, and in the universe that surrounds us, to see us through.

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[S] The Sun is in
[M] The Moon is in
[Hg] Mercury is Retrograde
 

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sun astrology The Sun

The Sun represents the Self, one's way of being in the world. It can represent, on different levels, both the ego and the higher Self or soul purpose. It rules Leo and is exalted in Aries. The Sun is the most important 'planet' in the chart and symbolizes one's will and sense of vitality. When the Sun is afflicted (poorly placed or poorly aspected) it could indicate problems with the father, or male role model. The Sun energizes your entire chart, and planets in close relationship to the Sun (by planetary aspect) are emphasized in your personality. If your Sun is prominent in your chart, you will exhibit great power to do and to be.

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moon astrology The Moon

The Moon represents the personal self, the feelings and the unconscious. It is a reflection of the true self, represented by the Sun. The Moon also stands for security and instinctual or habitual patterns, as well as the ability to relate to others, and to be nurturing to others. The Moon rules Cancer and is exalted in Taurus. It is often contrasted with the Sun as the female receptive principle versus the masculine or positive principle. The Moon represents the feminine and nurturing part of oneself. In a male chart, the Moon represents the feminine within, or the 'anima' and also indicates the type of partner you will attract. The Moon also represents an attunement from the past, which operates at an instinctive or habitual level in your present life.

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mercury astrology Mercury

Mercury represents the mind and intellect, and rules Gemini, sign of duality also Virgo, and has its exaltation in Aquarius. Mercury is an airy planet, associated with all forms of communication and the in-flow and out-flow of intelligence. Its position indicates how your mental function will be expressed, and where techniques and skills are available to you.

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venus astrology Venus

Venus is the planet of love and relationship. Venus is in-taking, rather than out-going (as represented by Mars), and rules the signs Libra and Taurus. Venus has its exaltation in Pisces, and is associated with aesthetics, beauty, refinement and romance. Its position in the chart indicates the area in which the give and take of love, affection and sensual pleasure will be expressed.

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mars astrology Mars

Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion. It rules Aries and is exalted in Capricorn. This fiery planet is masculine in action, versus softer more receptive Venus. When strong in the chart it can indicate a volatile temper, and also great courage. Its position indicates how your personality will assert itself, and what modes of activity will stimulate your physical energies.

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jupiter astrology Jupiter

Jupiter is the planet of faith, positivism and optimism. It rules Sagittarius and is exalted in Cancer. Jupiter represents the principle of expansion, versus contraction (as represented by Saturn) and the aspirations of the higher self. Its position in the chart indicates how your faith will be expressed, and what modes of activity will stimulate self-confidence.

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saturn astrology Saturn

Saturn is the planet of limitation and contraction, and the trials of life experience. This includes disciplive, punctuality, and the conservation of material resources. Saturn rules Capricorn and is exalted in Libra, and is limited and material, versus unlimited faith (as represented by Jupiter). It indicates areas where the personality will be restricted by fears and lack of confidence, and also areas which are important to be worked on in this lifetime.

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uranus astrology Uranus

Uranus is the planet of freedom and revolutionary vision, the urge for change and the ability to visualize new possibilities. Uranus rules Aquarius, and is exalted in Scorpio. It is also associated with mental studies, electricity and astrology. Its position indicates the arena of originality and freedom from conventional thinking in your life.

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neptune astrology Neptune

Neptune represents the universal ocean of oneness with all beings. It is thus highly compassionate, also idealistic, imaginative and self login or even self undoing, and can be associated with drugs or media, as fantasy expressions. Neptune rules Pisces, and finds its exaltation in Cancer. Its position indicates where there may be confusion and also great creativity in poetic or musical fields. Neptune has been called the higher octave of Venus.

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pluto astrology Pluto

Pluto is a force for change that can be destructive in its power. Pluto rules Scorpio, and is exalted in Leo. Pluto is related to will, and intense passion, and has a reputation for ruthlessness. As god of the underworld Pluto brings the deepest compulsions into the light. Its position indicates areas of life that must ultimately become transformed as part of the soul's evolution.

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chiron astrology Chiron

Chiron is a small planet, or 'planetoid' that was only discovered in 1977, and which has already shown itself to be quite powerful in an individual's chart. Occupying an eccentric orbit between Saturn and Uranus, and named for the centaur physician of Greek myth who taught ancient wisdom to mankind, Chiron represents the archetype of the "Wounded Healer" and is associated with shamanism and going within to heal oneself. Its discovery is synchronous with the rise of the holistic health movement. Chiron's position in the chart reveals where one has been wounded, and where also there is the opportunity for discovering healing from within and sharing this discovery with other people, since from our wounds arises our compassion for the suffering of others. The position of Chiron, by house and sign, can also show where we have talent and access to ancient wisdom, as well as where we may depart from the mainstream in service to a higher practicality. Those with prominent Chiron are likely to be educators and spiritual healers.

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ceres astrology Ceres

As goddess of the harvest and the natural process of fertility and renewal, Ceres represents the process of nurturing and motherhood in an individual chart, and has been attributed to the sign Cancer as a co-ruler with the Moon, as well as to the signs of Taurus, Scorpio and Virgo.

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pallas astrology Pallas

The astrology of the asteroid Pallas indicates the creative use of the mental faculty in combination with ageless wisdom, and is also involved with the arts, especially the plastic arts such as sculpture and pottery, and with medicinal remedies.

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juno astrology Juno

The astrology of Juno indicates partnering energy of intimate relationships, as in the more modern issues of where the boundaries are with another person, how much sharing is appropriate, versus holding back, are there issues of bitterness and jealousy, or projected authority and control onto another person, and intimacy needs in general.

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vesta astrology Vesta

In the astrology of Vesta issues of sexuality and completeness unto oneself predominate. Possible associations are the woman (or man) who chooses celibacy, but as a nun or monk takes on a higher purpose than normal family life, also issues of sexuality and who is ultimately served in the process, self or other.

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eris astrology Eris

While the lower expression of Eris might manifest as the lust for struggle and violence, there is also a more positive manifestation in the most basic defense of one's rights in standing up to established power, by violence if necessary. By recognizing and coming to terms with this potentially violent factor in ourselves we can grow as humans and become more whole.

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haumea astrology Haumea

The astrology of Haumea seems to be related to love of the natural world and to the fecundity of natural process. This archetype thus signals profound connection to Nature, connection to Source, and a form of natural charisma.

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makemake astrology Makemake

The astrology of Makemake is related to love of the natural world and to the activism associated with defending the environment. This archetype thus signals a profound connection to nature that is quite similar to the archetype of Haumea, his fellow traveler in the Kuiper Belt, with the same astronomical designation and also named from the pantheon of indigenous gods and goddesses.

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part of fortune astrology Part of Fortune

The Part of Fortune (from the Latin Pars Fortuna) is the only Arabian astrology part still commonly used in modern astrology. It indicates an area of life that is a fortunate one for the native. The house in which the Part of Fortune is placed indicates an area of your life which is likely to be a successful one for you; an area where the applications of your skill will bear fruit. Its is where you will find good luck and happiness.

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north node astrology The North Node

The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also referred to as the dragon's head, The North Node indicates your goals. The placement of the North Node indicates work that needs to be done in your life, or new faculties that need to be developed in the present lifetime.

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south node astrology The South Node

The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also known as the dragon's tail, the South Node indicates areas of mastery, often from a previous lifetime.

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aries astrology Aries

Aries people tend to be energetic, forceful and outgoing. They are good at getting things done, although they prefer starting to finishing. Like the energy of the first rush of spring, they move into the world in a headstrong, pioneering way. Aries people are likely to rush into things before reflecting, and may also be impatient or unwilling to sit back and allow events to mature.

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taurus astrology Taurus

Taureans revel in the pleasures of life. They crave the security and comfort of relaxing in the warmth of their home environment. They value the senses and the enjoyment of material things. Taureans are likely to work hard to make their home an attractive one. They also have the makings of a healer and have a large capacity for kindness.

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gemini astrology Gemini

Gemini is the sign associated with communication, logical thought processes (based on duality) and the conscious mind. Gemini people tend to be airy and intellectual, glib of tongue and curious about life and other people. They can experience two sides of things at the same time, and may tend to be flighty.

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cancer astrology Cancer

Cancerians are nurturing and protective of others. Their ruling planet is the Moon, and they tend to be moody, with constantly changing emotions. Cancerians are also likely to be security-conscious and highly value their home life. They may appear passive, and tend to rely on their feelings to make decisions. They are subtle, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around them.

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leo astrology Leo

Leos are likely to express themselves in dramatic, creative and assertive ways. They are also likely to enjoy the warmth of the physical Sun. Leos have great energy, courage and honesty. They are likely to be self-confident and maybe even a bit self-indulgent as they expect to be the center of attention, and often are. Leos can be quite determined and usually get their way when they really want to. They also possess great integrity, and are a natural leader.

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virgo astrology Virgo

Virgos love work, service to others and the gathering of the fruits of the material world, as symbolized by the harvest. They are also likely to be a good conversationalist, with wide-ranging knowledge and interesting ideas. They can be analytical and perhaps overly fond of detail, with perfectionist tendencies, and they may miss out on the big picture by concentrating on the micro. It also benefits them to learn the fine line between discrimination and criticism.

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libra astrology Libra

Libra is the sign of harmony and relationship. The Sun in Libra is at the time of the Equinox, when day equals night, and similarly Libra strives for balance between polarities. Librans are known for their good taste, elegance and charm. They are seekers of harmony and beauty.

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scorpio astrology Scorpio

Scorpio is the most intense sign of the Zodiac, and is associated with sexual activity and with the symbolism of death and rebirth. Their emotions run deep. Scorpios have great personal magnetism and great powers of persuasion or even the ability to coerce others.

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sagittarius astrology Sagittarius

Sagittarius is an optimistic, positive-thinking sign associated with the quest for freedom from all restriction as well as idealism, religion and philosophy. Sagittarians are direct and forthright, good-natured and affirmative in their outlook.

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capricorn astrology Capricorn

Capricorn people are ambitious and practical, and are likely to have an excellent sense of social responsibility. They also tend to be conscious of social mores, perhaps to the point of over-concern. Their natural caution allows them to advance slowly and steadily to the top.

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aquarius astrology Aquarius

Aquarians have a rebellious nature, and are eccentric, spontaneous and original. They are forward thinking and detached, and can seem conservative though they really are not very much so. They are scientifically minded and logical, and confident in manner.

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pisces astrology Pisces

Pisceans are friendly and likable, and yet can be very moody and introspective as well. Pisces is a watery sign, concerned with subtle emotions and secret mystical depths. Pisceans are not entirely at home in this world.

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