A full existence really needs both art and science; both imagination and realism. Without flights of fancy, life can feel dull and meaningless; without solid ground to stand on, one is in danger of getting lost amid the clouds. Aspects involving Mercury and Venus today suggest that you honor the presence of both in your world.
You may have the feeling that some kind of ending is closing in on you — and it’s true that certain people and experiences are now descending into the past. Yet if you consider the nature of this particular transition carefully you’re likely to notice that the changes are precisely what you asked for based on what you know you need right now.
What do you want? If you know, are you willing to ask for it? How deep does this desire run — emotionally, physically, sexually, spiritually, creatively? Mars entering Scorpio today suggests a newly refreshed ability to recognize and go for what you desire. With Scorpio being a fixed sign, it also warns against being too strong-willed and stubborn about it.
Had you not made so much progress in the past year, following a time where it seemed that setbacks were a way of life, you would not be in a position to make the kinds of decisions you find yourself needing to make today. You may feel, and rightly so, that circumstances are compelling you more than anything to be a different person.
How are you feeling today? Randy? Tuned in to a higher consciousness? A little, um, ‘particular’? All of these states are possible, and you might find yourself shifting between them over the course of the day. Eros in contact with Eris and Chaos could be a reminder that if you’re feeling inclined to get your freak on, sex begins in the mind.
This week for you may be an exercise in establishing boundaries. You are perhaps feeling as if you have a lot of responsibilities to various people, including family members and partners. Yet there’s only one of you; and you need a certain amount of time to be by yourself, and to reflect, however cheery and gregarious you may usually appear.
Today the Sun opposes the centaur planet Asbolus, whose name means “carbon dust” or “soot.” It might just as well refer to grit: Asbolus represents survival, and the human ability to overcome adversity: not necessarily by acts of conspicuous heroism, but rather by getting through, one day at a time.