Transiting Venus and Mars entered Aries last week, and over the past couple of days they made trines to Saturn in Sagittarius. Normally a deliberate and focused worker (with no Aries planets in my birth chart), I’ve had a devil of a time settling down and getting anything done.
Technically, it’s a New Moon in Aquarius, as fixed and stubborn a sign as they come, and perhaps you’re living a life that is technically much the same as it’s been for ages. But it’s a New Moon with one foot, or maybe two, wiggling their toes in Pisces’ waters. You might find yourself wondering what it would be like to grab for two lives with both hands, instead of settling for just one….
You may doubt it, but the Leo Full Moon has news for you: you are not a satellite. You are the Sun, filled with your own light, golden and warming, spilling out around the edges when your guard is down….
At this New Moon in Aquarius, why not “friend” someone – whether on Facebook, or in line at the supermarket. There’s no obligation to develop a life-long, symbiotic relationship with everyone you meet – just the willingness to embrace everyone who crosses your path as a fellow traveler.
We may fear becoming bag ladies, or simply alone; that’s a Cancerian fear, born of estrangement from the root system that nourishes us. Or we may fear that we’ll die without having achieved any of our goals, unknown; these Capricornian fears tell us we’ve lost sight of what makes us truly important….
Because there is nothing wishy-washy about Scorpio, Saturn is finishing its transit here in decisive fashion. “No longer this,” we think, even if we’re not sure what will fill the gaps opened by loss….
Gemini doesn’t much care which holidays you choose to observe or what you call them; he can abide any heresy except boring conversation. His standard holiday greeting is, “Happy Whatever.” His job description, to paraphrase Caroline Casey, is “to believe nothing and entertain possibilities….”
Whenever you find yourself feeling a little bit uncomfortable, like a proverbial fish out of water, then you’re doing Sagittarius right. Whatever makes you look at the world, or even just your own life, with new eyes and wonderment – that’s Sagittarius territory.
When Mars and Pluto come together in any kind of aspect, little bugs like you and me need to look both ways before we fly across the road. We rarely see the windshield coming until we’re already on the floor.
Here, I think Taurus has exactly the right idea. Take care of the simple stuff, and you’ll be in better shape to tackle complex problems. The world is full of cries for help, passionate overtures, and driving on an unaccustomed side of the road. It can all be a little overwhelming, drinking from Scorpio’s waters. Spending a little time in a comfortable place with a nice treat has a way of restoring sanity….