Donald Trump is facing widespread criticism from police chiefs across the country following a speech he gave on Friday that appeared to openly endorse police brutality. Commenting on the need to crack down on gang members, Trump suggested that police officers have license to use excessive force on suspects.
The spotlight is on Leo now, with Mars and the Sun streaking across the sky, and two eclipses soon to arrive between today and Aug. 21. This means your life is in transition; and if that is true, then it’s essential that you stay in contact with what you want. Mars, the planet of desire, will help you focus your goals.
Venus enters Cancer today; this may bring up themes of caring, nurturing and empathy, within relationships and beyond. In particular, this transit would seem to ask how far we can expand our spheres of compassion or love. This might simply mean someone outside of your immediate milieu is in need of help you can best provide.
It’s time to purge any misgivings you have about sex. By any, I mean any and all. This process may take a while, though it’s also been going on for a while: the process of setting yourself free from false morality. The solution to what seems like a complicated equation is that you came to this planet to create.
As Venus nears its square to Chiron (exact Sunday), it occupies a particularly potent, and possibly volatile, degree: 28+ Gemini. You might want to notice whether any of your emotions or thoughts — or your reactions to what you’re being asked to ‘receive’ — are threatening to outpace your core values.
What do you do when your pleasure-seeking comes face-to-face with its unintended consequences? On the other side of the coin, if your soul’s growth or dharma has a single ultimate trajectory, yet you have two or more sets of values that you’re living by, how do you negotiate between those two sides?