A little friction is often necessary in life. As Amanda Painter describes, that tension — which often comes simply from being honest about who you are and what you want or need — can help you discover who you are as you go along. This week’s Mars-Saturn opposition, along with aspects involving Venus and Uranus-Eris in Aries, and the Sun with Neptune and Nessus, fill in the details.
The way Len Wallick sees the sky, it’s not too soon to be working with the midpoint of the Mars-Saturn cycle, which is coming on Monday. As we approach Mars in Gemini opposing retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius, you will implicitly have a vantage point with both insights into your recent past and guidelines for applying yourself towards a better near-future.
This week’s main astrology offers a useful reminder: reconciliation begins with your own inner contradictions, extends into your most immediate, intimate one-on-one relationships, and opens the way for growth and healthy change. Amanda Painter considers the Gemini New Moon in the context of the concurrent square between Venus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn.
Everywhere you go, gravity and water are part of life. Len Wallick sees gravity and water working together to convey something about life (and your place in it) in relation to Thursday’s Gemini New Moon. In the face of recent tragedy, you still possess the power to choose life, and to make it better for those around you.
Do you feel ready for something new? Although that feeling could come from being exhausted with something, Amanda Painter notes that the urge for something new can also emerge from a palpable sense of growing creative energy that needs an outlet. With Venus opposing Jupiter tomorrow and the Sun entering Gemini on Saturday, consider moving forward to meet that new thing.
The Sun, Mercury and Venus are all now moving towards emblematic refreshment — in the form of changing sign (the Sun) or entering a new section of zodiac post-retrograde (Mercury and Venus). If you could use some refreshment yourself, Len Wallick today proposes a simple and practical way to get some.
Steve Guettermann suggests we live in a quandary: we are to care for our planet and one another, yet lack the mental capacity to know why. Conscious human evolution is the tool we have to unlock the secrets of life and release ourselves from this bind. Steve contemplates these ideas and more after a post-rainstorm walk, the Earth’s sweet smell filling him with joy and gratitude.
You might still be feeling some ripples (or navigating some rapids) after last night’s Scorpio Full Moon. Did you receive some “surprise news” this week? Sometimes a little framing after the fact can be very helpful in getting grounded enough to meet what’s next on the horizon, especially when that is Mars square Neptune.