By Kathy Biehl
This is a week of bridges. Pathways are firming up between people, between you and your goals and, most of all, between components of your being.
Your heart, mind and will are turning into solid, reliable and committed collaborators — and not just with each other, either. They’re linking firmly as well as with your guidance, intuition, higher self, or whatever label you use for the non-physical influence you sense in your life.
Their interaction is why so much in your life is working, at last. And if that statement’s not true for you, this is the week to rectify that.
Mercury (mind and messages), Venus (desires and values) and Mars (drive and action) have a simple but winning formula for their teamwork: Think it; feel it; go for it. That formula takes on nuances this week as each of the players makes contacts this week to both the most nonphysical influence in the sky and the most mundane: Neptune, spinner of illusion, dreams and miracles, and law-abiding, order-loving, rule-enforcing Saturn. Add trust, faith, guidance and love to the formula and watch it deliver tangible, practical, real-world results.
This line-up is giving us the first taste of the aspect that will define the summer: the round-robin of energy known as a grand trine, connecting the early degrees of the water signs. This will have the sensation of riding rapids, or surfing, or jet-skiing — think the all-consuming, sensitive, immersing qualities of February’s atmosphere, but with forceful, powerful, terrain-reshaping movement.
Neptune and Saturn provide the static points in the trine, while a succession of bodies complete the circuit one after the other. Mercury launches the grand trine on Monday, heightening emotional expression and knowing; Venus follows on Friday. Our minds experience the rush first, then it sweeps away our hearts, in the constant framework of connection to both spirit and physicality.
Because of this influence, the next stretch of time promises the opposite of the upheaval of the spring: Calming. Grounding. Solidifying. Becoming real, palpable, supportive. (Scout’s honor!) This is particularly true for relationships and situations that are valuable to your heart (and, let’s be honest, bank balance). We’re moving from wishing and hoping and praying and crying to realizing the extent to which a dream is already in existence.
Though these impulses are building all week, Friday is the target time, when the floodgates open between the planets of earthly and heavenly love (Venus and Neptune) and then between the love goddess and the rulemaker (Venus and Saturn). The resulting rush of emotions leads naturally to commitments, but also to ramifications and responsibilities. No trifles or flings are on this summer’s schedule. The currents we are riding require responsible, mindful actions, with eyes fixed on both the present and what’s ahead downstream.
And if you’re not paying attention, well…circumstances will grab it, sooner or later. Saturn contacts have staying power. Whatever our hearts engage in/with now will be with us for some time. If specific people or situations fade or depart, ramifications will remain. For some people, this could mean a baby (which could, of course, be the answer to prayers even if the other parent isn’t). You’ll be fine if you periodically ground and empty yourself, check in with your guidance and heart, and let your mind and actions follow.
It comes down to knowing yourself — to distinguishing between your true voice and guidance, and all the chatter in and around you that is not You. We’re all so much better at that now, after the Gemini/Sagittarius eclipses that reset our belief systems over the past two and a half years. Saturday’s Gemini New Moon is the first lunation on that axis since the eclipse cycle wrapped up last month. Watch for opportunities to put your newly honed thinking to work. I’ll have more in my mooncast, which will be posted on the site by Friday.
And speaking of thinking: do play with the metaphor of bridges this week. Put that in your frame of reference and you will detect them everywhere. You may well come to see that you are yourself living on a bridge — maybe even that you yourself are the bridge. That bridge spans spirit and matter, and they come together in you.
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