The outstanding aspect today is Mars square Chiron. This aspect happens just once a year in some form, and it’s about your relationship to the idea of integrity. We could say that about all Mars-Chiron meetings, though the square is one of the more significant aspects describing structure and strength.
One of the greatest turn-ons for humans in bodies and egos (that would be all of us) is a powerful sense of identification with the other; that is, with a counterpart of some kind. The planets are arranged in such a position as to make this inevitable; you are likely to see a little of yourself in everyone.
There is an Indian concept called “sumscara,” which means “hidden past impressions.” We live in a universe of these impressions, yet we barely notice. If you walk past a coffee shop, you are reminded of a person you met there, and may feel a longing for him. When you go home, every sight you see contains data about the past.
A close partner seems to have crawled out of their shell and is aligning with your most radical, innovative or creative side. You have been in no mood lately to go shopping for your ideas in antique shops, and most of the hobbits on this planet panic when someone comes along with something that is actually new, besides a flavor of ice cream.
The period since your traditional ruler Jupiter entered your 9th house has been a sort of living experiment in how much you can achieve, and how much progress you can make, in a really short space of time. For you, this retrograde phase is unlikely to be merely about reflection and review. It’s far more probable that you’re being called to shift gears, and to spend more time getting your message disseminated on a wider scale.
Today Jupiter stations retrograde in Scorpio. Like most planetary retrogrades (Mercury being the best known), this signals a phase of review and integration. Amanda Painter takes a cue from the Sabian symbol for the degree where Jupiter is stationing, which speaks of processing peak experiences, and asks, “what are you being called to review, assess and integrate?”
Something that has made no sense may come into focus all at once, and then just as fast disappear like you had not noticed. It looks like a puzzling question or discussion point where the solution or the real situation becomes obvious, complete with the little tag about how it would be a good thing to write down because you might forget.
Depending on your time zone, the Moon enters Sagittarius sometime this afternoon or evening. When it does so, it immediately picks up the signal from Mercury and Venus, which are early in fellow fire sign Aries. This should ease the way for communicating with people you care about, even with seemingly ‘philosophical’ topics.