The big wheel
keeps on turnin' and the 3-D keeps on burnin' with intensity. For some,
this energetic grind feels oppressive, as obstacles, internal and external,
block progress. For others, the planetary abrasion rubs away what's unnecessary,
making what's important impossible to ignore. For still more, the continuous
astro pressure squelches free-spirited abandon. While it's impossible
to eliminate the negative this week, the stars do offer a bit of astro
aid. Make every effort to accentuate the positive and you'll have an easier
time handling the tension.
good news: only seven more days of Mars retrograde.
Now, the bad news: As Mars changes direction, daily life slows to a snail's
pace, and the seconds turn into minutes, minutes into hours, and an hour
into an entire day. What's more, whatever you managed to deny or ignore
during the course of this retrograde is likely to surface and demand immediate
attention. The focus of Mars retrograde is selfhood and as part of the
process we've been examining issues of assertion, aggression, anger and
passion. Retrograde since the middle of May, Mars has revisited places,
inside and out, where the self was fragmented or lost. Take some time
during these last days to reflect on the impact of this retrospective.
Do you have a stronger sense of self? Did you reclaim lost vitality? Are
you determined to be all you all the time?
throws its weight around this week. First, it conjuncts Venus. When Saturn
and Venus share the same space, they give birth to disappointment and
inhibition, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Avoid being
critical to yourself or others.
tightens the grip on its opposition with Pluto. This opposition feeds
cruel intentions, so continue monitoring your motivation, conscious and
unconscious. If you find yourself needing to punish anyone-your lover,
neighbor, parent, or pet, think twice before you indulge a hard attitude.
I've said it before and I'll say 10,000 times over the course of this
Saturn Pluto opposition-engage in violence, toward yourself or others,
and that harmful energy will boomerang with lasting consequences.
Neptune trines Venus, softening the hard edges of the week by creating
an inclination toward mystic pursuits and positive receptivity. Allow
this dreamy, gentle energy to soothe your weariness.
Jupiter move into Cancer tomorrow, and this shift also adds a softer touch.
As they focus their energy through the Cancer lens, the emphasis is on
the home. Don't be surprised if you feel like hunkering down under the
covers or if you're suddenly inspired to take on home improvements.
this Jupiter-Mercury conjunction engenders a kindhearted attitude sincerely
interested in offering comfort wherever it is needed. Reach out for help
if you need it and don't hesitate to offer help where you can.