The theme of this week is about intimate inner planets (Venus, Mars and Mercury) encountering slow-moving mighty outer planets (Saturn, Chiron, Neptune and Eris).
Even when just one of the local, personal planets (such as Venus) encounters one of the “gods of change” (as they’re sometimes called), it’s noticeable, and there can be a personal revelation: a limit reached, a phase begun, a decision made, a turning point arrived at.
From Sunday, through the Memorial Day (U.S.) holiday and well into the week, this happens dependably and repeatedly, so you can expect actual movement in the human realm: lots of shuffling, feelings expressed, people to respond to, and resolving to finally do what you want to do.
Then soon after, Mercury, Venus and Mars all change signs. In the most personal realms of life, there are finally some changes coming, and how you handle them can shape your experience of the next few weeks.
You or others might be feeling internal pressure, impatience, or resolve to finally make some progress, try something new, or even conduct a wild experiment or two. The most important thing is that you not assume everything is done moving and shaking; we’re in the midst of a long series of shifts that persists for nearly two weeks.
Consider this pattern.
Today into Monday Mars opposes Saturn, which looks like reaching an outer limit. Mars is still approaching a square to Chiron and opposition to Pholus that peaks Friday, June 2. This looks like the limit is discovered to be internal, and then there’s a release point. While Chiron and Pholus are not physically large, they are potent on the level of Saturn.
Also Sunday, Mercury is sextile Neptune, suggesting that you must decide what’s true for you, on your own terms. While this aspect is now separating (it was exact earlier in the day), Neptune has the widest orb of influence of all the planets, and will be influential through midweek. Consider what you believe carefully; and moreover, consider why you believe it.
Finally, Venus is about to move through the Uranus-Eris conjunction — this is radical. Venus is now in Aries, and on Tuesday, May 30, makes an exact conjunction to Eris; then Saturday, June 3, it makes a conjunction to Uranus. Distinctly physical Venus is already in bold and assertive form in Aries, and is about to encounter the wild and unpredictable Uranus-Eris conjunction (more mental than physical).
One way to look at this whole pattern is that your feelings are being modified by your environment and your relationships. Another way to see it is that your feelings are encountering powerful forces within your psyche, and that your own growth process is driving you to change and become.
One aspect pattern describes this beautifully. Today, Mars is opposite Saturn, which can come with a sense of finally having reached a limit, such as being done with trying to convince someone of something (to change or change their opinion, to feel you, or something like that).
Mars then moves into a square with Chiron, revealing an internal struggle to change, to let go, or to let yourself have fun. Mars square Chiron can describe needing to be “forced” into what you already want to do.
At the same time, Mars is opposite Pholus, which is about a sudden and potentially total release: once you figure out that your resistance is about you, letting go of that resistance is a lot easier.
I’ll have much more on Tuesday’s Planet Waves FM, featuring Faithless.