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.
If your attention has been dominated by emotional or family matters, it’s time to start having more fun. It would seem that, going back to the beginning of the year, you’ve been encountering complexities that you wanted to get beyond but which seemed to be holding you back. Now you’re being set free to experience many other facets of life.
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.
A situation is rapidly developing that may eventually wind up getting filed under “more trouble than it’s worth.” You can help yourself by making sure that you don’t kick the nests of stinging insects, open jars of chemicals where you’re not sure what they contain, or invoke forces that you don’t understand.
Today’s eclipse would seem to be the latest in a series of events that basically add up to a rebirthing process for you. The last solar eclipse, back in August, perhaps first clued you in that some of the habits you’d held over from the past were no longer serving their purpose. Our coping mechanisms are really astonishing, but they have a use-by date.
In Parkland, FL, 17 people died Wednesday in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. The massacre at the Stoneman Douglas High School was the 18th school shooting this year, according to Everytown for Gun Safety. This means there has been a school shooting on average every 60 hours so far this year.
Today we experience the second of the pair of eclipses for this season: a partial solar eclipse with the Aquarius New Moon, exact at 4:05 pm EST. As Amanda Painter explains, despite the ‘fixed’ quality of Aquarius, it looks like the theme of the eclipse chart — and of the weekend astrology — is ‘movement’.
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.
Authentic creativity requires meltdowns, breakdowns, risks taken, the collapse of the known order and, sooner or later, total submission to the creative process. Well, not the creative process, but your process of birthing yourself into a new stage of your existence, which happens in tandem with what you create.