Today’s Venus-Neptune conjunction is a reminder to keep idealistic expectations about the object of your affection in check. Yet it’s also an open invitation for soul-level connection with someone, or to make (or appreciate) some truly inspired art. Meanwhile, Mercury is making a conjunction to Nessus and a sextile to Saturn.
In The Art of Becoming annual readings, the minor planet Quaoar — newly in Capricorn — gets a lot of attention. Today it’s in a sextile to the Pisces Sun. Notice how your emotional sense of yourself reflects certain family patterns you were born into.
Still newly in Pisces, the Sun today forms a sextile to Pholus in Capricorn. In creative terms this could help immensely: a relatively small-seeming idea providing the seed from which a whole new project may sprout. On the flip side, as always, there is a danger with Pholus of things getting out of hand.
The emphasis of the sky has now shifted from Aquarius to Pisces, with the entrance of Mercury followed by the Sun. This can allow the intuitive centers of our minds to open up like flowers in the spring. It’s important to find the balance between planting one’s feet in concrete and floating off into some misty etheric realm.
You’ll want to be sure you shift your perspective a few times on any important matters you deal with today. While the current Sun-Mercury conjunction in Aquarius could be very useful for making future plans, it can also confer an ‘all about me’ quality. So you’ll want to remember to consider the points of view of — and effects on — others.
What are your thoughts about how your more intimate partnerships and friendships exist within a wider community? Even if you tend to prefer one-on-one interactions, those connections are part of a wider network of social groups, some of which may overlap. Today’s conjunction between Mercury and Juno in Aquarius could bring these themes to mind.
Today’s solar eclipse in Aquarius would seem to be surrounded by potentially constructive influences. That is to say: in order to make use of this event’s energy, you may need to do very little other than resolve to channel it into a cause worthy of the moment, and of you; then follow up on that intention.
There’s been a lot of public discussion recently around power dynamics, and how they influence relationships of all kinds. As the Moon meets Pluto today, it might be helpful to review how this works for you and among those you care about. Is there a specific pattern of empowerment or of feeling disenfranchised?
Today’s intriguing astrological setup involves Venus and the Sun making sextiles to Pholus and Eris, respectively. Both these points are rather volatile, representing energies we would probably rather avoid. Yet, like Eris with the golden apple, these parts of ourselves do not disappear when we ignore them.