A watershed week awaits. Inner doors open. Some outer ones shut; others lead to bridges. Communication starts to return to its normal and upright position. Forceful restructuring occurs (possibly with a helping of fury on the side). Revelations abound about relationships and beliefs, a lot of which are past their sell-by date.
Intense? Yes, but productively so.
Last week may have brought a holiday for most of us, but we’re not getting to ease back into a regular schedule. Instead the skies are shooting us into the next phase, with four major events taking place on Monday alone — followed by a reigniting of the change agents’ clash *and* an eclipse.
Monday is a heady cocktail — shaken, not stirred — of factors that have been brewing and now converge. The week starts with a lightning bolt that pierces how you see and present yourself (the Sun trining Uranus). You’re ripe for startling changes and handing the reins over to your heart, your spirit and a completely nonrational idealism. Compassion and kindness are in great supply (Venus meeting Neptune by declination), and so is a gentleness that you would do well to stock up and impress into your cells.
Major heart developments are locking in, too (Venus conjunct Saturn). The process starts, as always, on the inside. As you get solid with your wants, the certainty and grounding that result spill over into all your connections. Important alliances are locking into place. Couples are committing or making public decisions that they reached over the weekend. Relationships that are departing can wind down with great care and respect (bringing to mind one of the happily memorable parties from my cocktail waitress days — a couple celebrating their hours-old divorce decree with the attorney who’d shepherded it through.)
Topics that have been swirling, or internalized, or stymied begin to turn around now, and not merely on the relationship front. Mercury is stationing direct, which has the impact of waters moving forward, such as the tide coming back in. The first moves are nuanced and slow; it will take till the weekend for the waters to rush. Still, especially in combination with other events coloring the week, secrets, truths and honest answers will surface, in minds and in conversations, and deeply personal, powerful realizations will abound.
This cocktail sets the flavor for the week and primes us for the two monumental astro-events. Tuesday brings the meeting of Mars and Pluto, the two guardians of will, action and anger, not to mention the sign of Scorpio. This is a fierce combination that triggers action (and anger) both conscious and unconscious relating to the ongoing tearing down and evolution of our fundamental structures. The inherent violence in this combination is, fortunately, likely to find expression more below the surface than on it. The edge will be softened — or rendered less effective — somewhat by the timing, since this occurs during a void moon.
Changes that have been rumbling inside you are hitting the point of action. Instead of thinking that maybe someday you will X, the motivation is arriving to get moving on X. Your inner shift this week very possibly relates to June and September, when Pluto directly squared off with the other cosmic change agent, Uranus. Mars and Pluto coming together delivers a fearlessness and forcefulness of purpose that may take your breath away. However this translates into action — whether on your part or someone else’s — the action is not out of the blue but tied to stirrings that have been in process for months.
You can harness this for your own beneficial purposes. Know that some people will do otherwise. The fear that has been escalating wildly lately will hit a fevered pitch and lead to action. There’s no telling what this will precipitate on the political front, or the part of people who are not willing to accept election results; there might also be a backlash on the part of men against the recent rise in power of the feminine. Forewarned is forearmed: Steer clear of human powder kegs. If you realize you are about to go off yourself, defuse the flame or redirect to productive ends.
This powerhouse pairing is still in the air when the week’s major event perfects: Wednesday’s Gemini Full Moon lunar eclipse. It’s not a one-day event; we’ve been building up to it for weeks, and it will be playing out until possibly as long as next June. This is a high-octane emotional harvest-cum-report card, dripping with revelations, flipping internal switches to the “off” position and ushering in phenomenal understanding of what’s been going down inside of you and with other people. This is the next-to-last eclipse in the cycle that has been with us since December 2010, directing attention to our information sources, our thought processes, and the beliefs we form from both about who we are and what happens between us and another person.
For an in-depth explanation of the Gemini/Sagittarius eclipse cycle (including how it is affecting each sign), order my 2-mp3 set “It’s All In Your Mind: The Potential of the Gemini/Sagittarius Eclipses of 2010-13.”
This eclipse cycle has nudged, and in some cases shoved, us into rethinking and resetting where we get our information and what we do with it. Sound theoretical and intellectual? Not these days. This week’s returns, realizations and revelations promise to be passionate, to say the least. This moment in the cycle comes on the heels of the guillotine-edged Scorpio New Moon solar eclipse, while we are thrashing about in that sign’s intense waters or, for those who prefer on-board imagery, struggling to get our sea legs.
Everyone is sensitized, raw, open and perceptive with a precision that is newfound to many. Emotions have been intense, enormously so, for several weeks running. The lunar eclipse is escalating them even more and dropping all of us into choices and developments with stark consequences. Watch for a rash of zero-tolerance edicts. No more settling and putting up with; more importantly, no more harboring a world view — and opinion of yourself — that permits conditions that require tolerating.
The bottom line, as always, exists in yourself. Please don’t blame anyone this week; lord knows, lots of people will be doing that. Take responsibility for the thought patterns and beliefs that underlie the emotions you are experiencing. You have the power (and the sky’s support) to change the way you think of yourself. — and to reinforce a healthy, positive, yea verily even loving self-image. Read more in my mooncast, which will be on my site by Tuesday.
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