What do you want? Really want? Seriously now: in the privacy of your mind and heart, when you think no one can see, what is it you want, crave, long to possess with every fiber of your being?
That’s the focus of the week, desire: raw, insistent, compelling, magnetic, terrifying, life-changing and yet organic, natural, calming and, ultimately, stabilizing. It’s not a maybe-someday contemplation topic, but a force that is demanding demonstrable, tangible reliable developments.
Your heart’s journey has taken on a distinctively here-and-now quality since Venus entered Capricorn (and all its respect for formalities and long-term security) last Tuesday. The planet of relationships, money and creativity has entered the battle of the cosmic change agents, the multi-year process that is destabilizing and remaking the very foundations of our existence.
This week’s leg of the journey begins with us all still tingling from the shake-ups and blowing the carbon out that happened over the weekend, when Venus roughed it up with Uranus, bringer of unpredictable, sudden and liberating change. Lightning flashed; viewpoints flipped; a rash of breaking up/out/through/loose ensued.
Before she hits the other end of the change imperative, we get therapy. A lovely healing, calming, forgiving dose comes on Tuesday, when she links to Chiron, the wounded healer, who calls for fulling embracing the physicality of being human, pain and all. Ease up on yourself and on others. Look for points of connection instead of flaws or injuries or differences.
Desire is still steering, though. That hits critical mass on Wednesday (or should I say: Wantday), with the Sun and Jupiter inflating everyone’s sense of entitlement and Venus taking a closed-doors meeting with Pluto, agent of unavoidable, life-altering, terrifying and thrilling change. Their conjunction is tempering, streamlining, purifying and cathartic, simultaneously life-enhancing and lethal. Our hearts are undergoing a tectonic plate shift, and our inner and outer terrain will not be the same.
On a symbolic level, the feminine is on a rampage, and she will fight the order that has deigned to hold her back, which promises news of women’s rights, health care, rape outrage and more. On a mundane level, this conjunction could see the departure from power — or life — of prominent women who have wielded extraordinary power or awakened extraordinary fear.
As with a geological lurch, the new structures (and the departures) are not springing out of thin air, but responding to pressures that have been building for a long, long time. We’ve been sensing them — in dreams, in recurring urges, in weird noises from the basement that disturb the night, in the “Jaws” theme playing in the background. They’re taking form; they’re taking hold. Some aren’t pretty; some aren’t acceptable in public; some are outright forbidden. Conscious thought plays a role later (Friday, actually); for now we’re answering a call that has nothing whatsoever to do with logic or reason.
The outer world is changing shape to match our desires, values and priorities, which have been overhauled and how in the past three or four years. We’re admitting that we want, crave, need, absolutely have to have, no more denying — and therefore we’re allowing in — situations, connections, upgrades in love and money, empowering tools and objects and other life-path paving stones. We’re also admitting — or being shown, or being ripped away from — what we don’t want, don’t need, can’t make work, or now recognize as stifling, diseased, broken, pathological, deadly, dying and dead.
As enormous and messy as this is, it’s a welcome chaos. We can live with it; we can work with it; we can even enjoy it. Besides, the rubble doesn’t pose much interference, because stabilizing is inherent to this massive reconstruction.
Circumstances quickly offer a way to firm the newly settling foundations, with Venus sextiling order-loving Saturn Thursday. A new level of self-knowledge and certainty arrives Friday, when Mercury meets up with the Sun at the pinnacle of Capricorn. The next day, the pair leave the mundane for the intellectual, future-oriented air of Aquarius and begin their own approach to Uranus. This week’s focus, commitments and deaths point us in a direction to which we’ll soon be leaping.
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