Today looks like you can tap easily into some originality and independence; possibly even some level of wisdom or something akin to intuitive strategizing. That’s the Sagittarius Sun making a trine to Uranus and Pallas in Aries. You might apply these qualities to your holiday gift shopping and social-event scheduling, or to something more internal.
Today the Moon joins a veritable stampede of planetary critters in Sagittarius, several of which are making interesting aspects to objects around the solar system. It looks like a good day to talk about what it means to nourish our feminine sides, as well as what it means to be a female spiritual warrior who leads from the heart.
You might feel more motivated today to go after what you think you want; but do you really want it? With Mercury still retrograde in Sagittarius — a sign associated both with aiming an arrow and also the broadness of Jupiter — this looks like a reminder not to let emotional impulses add fuel to the fire of fuzzy or misdirected thinking.
This week’s astrology includes several key events as we lead up to Saturn changing signs in one week. Today, the conjunction between Vesta and Jupiter in Scorpio could take many forms; one of which is the need to expand our collective sense of devotion to sexual healing, and to hold space for that process in ourselves and in others.
On its present retrograde journey through Sagittarius, Mercury is making contact with a lot of objects. Today it forms a trine to Eris. When these two bodies meet, that can bring out the trickster; and there’s certainly a caution here about acting rebelliously just for the sake of it. Remember that words once uttered can’t be taken back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Retrograde Mercury is sliding back over its recent contacts with Saturn, Pholus and the Galactic Core. You may find yourself reconsidering insights you came to last week, especially regarding parent-child dynamics or your authority over your life. Or you may find yourself diving deeper into whatever ‘cosmic message’ came through.
You may find yourself revising a plan you’ve been developing. Longstanding (and perhaps unarticulated) emotional needs in a relationship seem to be the factor pushing you to make some adjustments. With retrograde asteroid Pallas in Aries square asteroid Juno in Capricorn today, this process of review and revise is in great harmony with retrograde Mercury.