Aspects by Mars suggest an exaggerated tendency to be polarized or provoked by certain issues. It might be worth taking note of any strong feelings that spring up, especially anger, especially if it seems overpowering. Most situations are more complex than two fixed, opposing positions can really express.
Today’s big astrological event is the Scorpio Full Moon. On the most basic level, this looks like a confrontation with something to do with physical pleasure, sexual secrets and the place where body-knowledge meets emotional intelligence. You can read a little more about it in Monday’s Astrology Diary.
Don’t shy away from intense experiences today; chances are they are exactly what you need to get the inside scoop on some facet of your life. Your deeper motivations, in particular, could be worth investigating — especially as they relate to changes you’d like to make (or feel compelled to make). Today the Sun in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn.
Aspects involving Mercury and some of the minor planets highlight the limitations of skepticism. It’s certainly a useful thing to have on hand, especially in these days when truth is blurry. Yet at some stage there must also be a decision. We need to be clear about what we believe as well as what we disbelieve; to stand for some things as well as against others.
Beliefs are an essential part of the human structure. They assist our imagination, and help us to form a moral framework; though you don’t need a divinity to do that. It’s important, however, that we deal with the potential consequences of our beliefs for ourselves, and for other people, especially if a specific idea prompts certain actions.
Today the Moon enters Libra. This brings it into contact with retrograde Jupiter. How do you feel about your relationships, generosity and any people-pleasing tendencies? The Libra Moon will also oppose planets in Aries between today and tomorrow: first Venus this afternoon, then Pallas, Eris, Mercury and Uranus.
If you’re feeling more settled within yourself, you can be sure you’ve worked out a complex issue that had you standing at the intersection of work and career, wondering which way to turn. Life is different when you feel good about who you are. Yet you still may be hesitating about a professional decision.
In Western culture, sex is too often thought of as something one “gets”: as a commodity paid for with money, as something to be taken from another, as a status symbol. Mainstream forums are not always so good at emphasizing sex as sharing, as healing, or as a form of “taking care” of something essential in both oneself and of one’s partners.
Mercury stations direct today; but caution may be advisable before resuming normal operations, at least during the storm phase. Keep an eye open if you’re feeling impulsive, and be especially careful around big purchases or anything that involves a longer commitment than you can answer for. Get your facts straight, and postpone major decisions wherever allowable for the next few days.
Patient persistence would seem to be the name of the game with today’s first quarter Moon in Leo, which is square the Taurus Sun. Any project you need to keep moving with now is going to require a heightened level of attention to the details — including the obvious ones, but especially regarding any unknown variables.
Aspects by Mars today afford an opportunity to confront and overcome certain challenges with roots in the past. That will likely give you additional freedom to steer your life in the direction you need to go. What this requires is knowledge of the facts. Problems cannot be solved until they are fully understood.