As we’ve all experienced, when you open a pressurized container, the gas or liquid inside rushes to come out. It’s an apt metaphor for a decidedly common human trait: cause a person to feel trapped in some way, or forbidden to do a specific thing, and the desire to break the bonds becomes a powerful drive. Saturn finally leaving your sign Tuesday night is likely to feel like a momentous release.
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.
Recently you’ve been discovering a whole new side to your already variegated personality. During this Mercury retrograde phase you’re likely to develop your understanding further. If something turns out to be different from what you expected, don’t allow that to put any dampers on your interest or excitement.
Minor planet (47171) Lempo was first discovered on Oct. 1, 1999, and 18 years later was named after a Finnish goddess of fire, fertility and passion. Unfortunately, following a 13th-century extended visit from the Christians, she was recast as a demon, and her name became a swear word. Learning this made Amy Elliott a little miffed.
As Venus prepares to join Jupiter in your sign, this may well be a good week to spend some quality time with people you care about. Thanks to the internet, amid other things, we’ve become great at isolating ourselves into invisible boxes, as mimes do, each containing one person and their smartphone. Yet the boxes don’t really exist. Step out of yours and take time to be with someone in person.
Scorpio has been relatively quiet since the Mars retrograde in spring 2016; a time when, among other things, Donald Trump really emerged from the woodwork and began his rise to power. Yet now Jupiter is taking up residence for at least a year, and the Sun joins both Jupiter and Mercury in Scorpio early Monday.
Integrity is a word that’s used a lot these days, yet its meaning in context can vary significantly. In part, it’s about knowing your own values, and being secure enough in yourself that you stand by them, even when challenged. Then again, some forms of integrity require you to participate in exchanges and intimacies with others, to show a certain amount of trust, and to be open and sensitive.
In recent weeks you’ve likely been obliged to confront some especially challenging material, or a rather stubborn habit that when viewed impartially has clearly done you little good. You must take charge of your life, and stop allowing others to define you. It’s true that you’ve already made progress. Stick with that; be determined, and listen to those who are encouraging you to be fully yourself.
The process you’re going through now is perhaps very near a rebirth; and, like all such momentous events, it could well involve some challenge or struggle before you emerge into the light. You probably feel as if you’ve experienced quite enough of that already; the most intense part is indeed likely to be behind you.
On Tuesday, the U.S. will mark its birthday amid pomp, circumstance and — potentially — the total fragmentation of its democratic institutions. The current president and his party might be focused on infrastructure: they’re looking to change the infrastructure of the nation itself. As Amy Elliott writes, America is facing some tough choices this July 4.
Privileged information, whether insider or intuitive, can be a mixed blessing — especially if you don’t know whether to share it, or with whom. It may help to favor honesty over concealment, or to check that the facts are in good order before you speak. Regardless of what you do with what you know, your chart suggests you consider carefully your motivation.