If the last day or two saw you stubbornly misdirecting your energy (especially sexual energy) or overcompensating in some way, today may bring a sense of innate emotional understanding of why that was. A trine between Venus in Cancer and Nessus in Pisces is at play, picking up where last night’s Mars-Pallas square left off.
Today Jupiter in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn. This is a symbol of motivation to achieve something. Wherever you’re feeling that urge, remember that whenever one carries a big stick (or vision, goal or impulse), walking softly is often integral to getting things done with minimal kickback from others.
The movements of Uranus and the Moon today suggest that lasting alterations generally happen in stages. Often, to change a habit or routine completely requires planning, perseverance and determination. Even the most inspired of epiphanies needs some groundwork in order to manifest the wonderful idea.
Today Mercury and Vesta join forces in Virgo to guide your thoughts and words into an act of service. There are many ways that could look, from sharing helpful ideas to rolling up your sleeves and bringing some worthy endeavor to its next stage. Yet how can you know when you might be crossing the line from service into unhealthy self-sacrifice?
Does your way of expressing yourself (or even your leadership style) suddenly feel like it’s at odds with something you’ve been patiently, persistently planning and working toward? Today the Leo Sun squares the asteroid Pallas in Taurus. With these planets in fixed signs, you’ll have to remember to bring a little flexibility to your actions.
Venus enters Cancer today; this may bring up themes of caring, nurturing and empathy, within relationships and beyond. In particular, this transit would seem to ask how far we can expand our spheres of compassion or love. This might simply mean someone outside of your immediate milieu is in need of help you can best provide.
As Venus nears its square to Chiron (exact Sunday), it occupies a particularly potent, and possibly volatile, degree: 28+ Gemini. You might want to notice whether any of your emotions or thoughts — or your reactions to what you’re being asked to ‘receive’ — are threatening to outpace your core values.
What do you do when your pleasure-seeking comes face-to-face with its unintended consequences? On the other side of the coin, if your soul’s growth or dharma has a single ultimate trajectory, yet you have two or more sets of values that you’re living by, how do you negotiate between those two sides?
The more physical, constructive, creative and personally rewarding your task or goal, the better. That said, if you’re harboring doubts, fears or insecurities of some sort (especially related to what you desire or to your self-image), you could find all this energy challenging to handle productively.