Who are you in the corners of yourself where you often forget to look, or avoid looking? With the Aries Sun conjunct Eris today, you may find this part of you is shining out into the world (surprise!). So you might as well take note of it, and see what you can do about integrating those facets of yourself into a more holistic picture.
The Moon in Libra opposes the Sun in Aries overnight into this morning for the Libra Full Moon. With the Sun and Moon in aspect to significant planets along the cardinal cross, this Full Moon appears to be channeling some of the major era-defining and reality-shifting energy we’ve been experiencing. This means you’ll want to stay aware of your emotions.
Mercury’s station retrograde is accompanied by an intriguing T-square involving the archetypal lovers, Eros and Psyche, along with Nessus. This is palpably suggestive of a potential big healing moment in relationships. This could include your relationship with yourself, especially how you view your personal attractions.
Today looks like an excellent day for self-reflection and introspection. This might be especially true if you find yourself wondering about your intimate relationships: Do they serve a higher purpose? Are they conducive to your healing agenda? Is there some symbiosis or balance between what is offered and received with a partner?
You don’t have to sacrifice yourself to the chaos of this world — emotionally or otherwise — just to be an engaged, caring being. And there are ways to show your devotion to your fellow humans that do not hog-tie you with technology, or to the PR game of social media. Yet today’s square between Vesta in Cancer and Eris (and Uranus) in Aries might have you wondering.
In Demetra George’s book Asteroid Goddesses, she relates Gloria Steinem’s famous answer to the question, “Why didn’t you ever get married?” Steinem, who has the Sun in Aries square Juno in Capricorn, replied, “I don’t mate well in captivity.” Her pithy retort offers good clues about what kind of dynamic is afoot today, as the transiting Aries Sun squares transiting Juno in Capricorn.
We are often stronger and more resilient than we give ourselves credit for. Aspects by Mars and Venus suggest that even if feelings run high, and amid much uncertainty in the world, there is a robust core inside us that can withstand a good deal of buffeting. This does require that you nurture your self-esteem and self-understanding.
On its way into Pisces, Venus makes a harmonious contact with Eros, which enters Gemini today. This offers an encouraging message about the abundance and versatility of love and compassion. There is a trend just now of considering both as finite, when in reality neither is a zero-sum game. Take courage, and be willing to open your heart and mind.
Where are you in the process of sorting out your own true values, desires and identity from that of your family? How about in relation to your wider ‘family': your community, your culture and even the ‘big daddy figure’ that is the government? It’s easy to forget that most of our personal relationships mimic familial dynamics.