This week’s main astrology offers a useful reminder: reconciliation begins with your own inner contradictions, extends into your most immediate, intimate one-on-one relationships, and opens the way for growth and healthy change. Amanda Painter considers the Gemini New Moon in the context of the concurrent square between Venus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn.
Having the Sun and Moon meeting in Gemini highlights the potential to take two (or more) approaches to solving a problem; it could offer an especially poignant or introspective look at your own hypocrisy or double standards. You might suddenly notice the shadow to the light you were focused on, or the sliver lining to what had appeared as a cloud.
Do you feel ready for something new? Although that feeling could come from being exhausted with something, Amanda Painter notes that the urge for something new can also emerge from a palpable sense of growing creative energy that needs an outlet. With Venus opposing Jupiter tomorrow and the Sun entering Gemini on Saturday, consider moving forward to meet that new thing.
We’re now in the last several days of solar Taurus. Fittingly, this week’s more prominent astrology is keeping some focus on the body; specifically, as Amanda Painter notes, the role your body has in keeping you informed of the less tangible facets of your being — and your body’s ability to point you in the direction of healing and growth.
You might still be feeling some ripples (or navigating some rapids) after last night’s Scorpio Full Moon. Did you receive some “surprise news” this week? Sometimes a little framing after the fact can be very helpful in getting grounded enough to meet what’s next on the horizon, especially when that is Mars square Neptune.
With the Moon building toward full phase on Wednesday, it’s possible that you’re feeling something regarding physical pleasures and the emotions that go with them building to a head. This may take the form of a question: if you’re craving a specific type of physical or sexual contact, what is standing in your way of reaching out to initiate it?
These next few days look like they could have a “push/pull” or “hurry up and wait” feel to them. With the Sun, retrograde Mercury and Mars all changing signs within three days, Amanda Painter suggests you may find that it pays to move slowly, consciously and with as much awareness of your impulses as possible.
The Sun moving through Uranus-Eris in Aries seems to be heightening collective awareness of the current environment in this country: one marked by a kind of militancy. It would seem one key to counterbalancing that is to foster the inner space suggested by Venus stationing direct in Pisces conjunct Chiron. Amanda Painter suggests Mercury retrograde in Taurus is helping with the physical-emotional connection.
Have you ever been involved in a project that lacks a clear leader within the group, though there might be an external authority to answer to when the project is done? And maybe you feel excited because you just know that you have the right ideas and could totally direct your team to success, if only they’d listen to you? Amanda Painter suggests a major aspect pattern this weekend looks a little like that.