Beware of toil. Most things you think need to be done actually don’t need to be done; and when the time comes they should be a little easier than you think rather than more difficult. However if you dive into work unconsciously, without a plan and without a clear goal, you may find yourself lost in a maze of unrewarded effort.
If you feel plagued with doubts that humanity will ever heal its collective wounds around sexuality and sexual power, you’re not alone. And while such healing might take longer than the average human being can conceive of intellectually, that does not mean it’s not worth pursuing on the individual level (indeed, it may be essential).
People are often quite attached to their opinions even if they have nothing to do with the facts. You cannot afford such ridiculous luxuries any more. Certain influences have recently entered your life which are to put it mildly absolutely compelling you to accept into your mind only what you know is true.
When I went onto the Daily News website and saw a photo of Al Franken groping Leeann Tweeden, wearing a big grin on his face, first I felt disgusted, then I thought: the emotional plague.
In Zimbabwe, longtime leader Robert Mugabe remains under house arrest and is reportedly refusing to resign as president after the country’s military seized Parliament, courts, government offices and the main airport in the capital, Harare. Mugabe has held power since Zimbabwe declared independence from the U.K. 37 years ago.
The Moon isn’t technically new until it reaches the Sun’s position in the zodiac (that will happen on Saturday). However, today the Moon enters the relevant sign, Scorpio, and as it does so it forms a potent conjunction to Vesta, while the Sun trines Chiron. One effect of this might feel like the New Moon starting a little early.
The current spotlight on the lopsided sexual power dynamic in Western culture (especially in the U.S.) is overdue, though that does not make it any easier for many people. Amanda Painter suggests that with a New Moon in Scorpio on Saturday making interesting aspects, it seems the cosmos is asking us to consider where we go from here with the need for healing and regeneration.
If you keep your antennas up, you may notice that you’re gradually being nonchalantly hemmed into a situation that, once you figure out that it’s happened, and how good old so-and-so and their secretary Miss Whatshisname have has enticed you to walk precisely into it, you’ll probably be a bit pissed off that you didn’t see it coming sooner.
Venus, the planet of love, is making an aspect to Neptune this week that’s perfect for daydreaming, compassion and inner creativity. Meanwhile, Mars is making an aspect to Pluto this week that could enable you to make needed changes in your environment, yet is also prone to power struggles with others.