Consider that you are a whole, unfragmented being. We all have parts of ourselves we find challenging or that seem unfamiliar, and you may recently have discovered one. Where might this side of you have sprung from? What was its purpose, and can it still be useful to you today? Answering these questions will give you a fuller picture of who you are, and will probably leave you on far better terms with yourself.
– By Amy Elliott
Written for the Planets
One of the overarching conditions of the sky right now is the presence of a curious number of planets in a particular slice of their respective signs — specifically, from about 23-26 degrees. Many of these objects are making squares or sextiles to each other, which imply potential movement and integration. The squares urge action, and the sextiles offer opportunities to get some traction if you make the effort.
Without trying to detail each individual aspect in the pattern, there seem to be a few themes worth looking for in your life currently. Among those are: the idea of fair or mutually beneficial social exchange (how can you offer your friendship in a new way? How might you want to use your social capital to further a collective goal?); discerning actual sexual energy from other energy that’s been magnified or perceived too broadly; making time and holding space for sex where appropriate; the choice between diplomacy or subversion when feeling pressured to make foundational changes.
Yet today’s major aspect is not part of that particular pattern: the Sun conjunct Chiron in very early Aries. Notice today where you’re being asked to stand out in some way — not in terms of glamour or ego; rather, the act of being fully who you are no matter what others around you are doing. It relates to having a sense of purpose. How well does yours match your current outward reality? What would you need to do to draw that sense of purpose into your actions better? Bear in mind that doing so might not fit what others consider ‘normal’ patterns. So what?
– By Amanda Painter