How are you liking the water? Some people are having a blast. Others are taking to bed. Whatever your reaction — and it’s likely fluctuating — the water is only beginning to move us.
This week brings the potential for the pace to quicken. Some of the ramifications of all this water are likely to surface, maybe with some stabilizing. Important heart-based developments on are the schedule, too.
A circuit is completing between spirit and matter as Saturn and Neptune link in the easy flow of a trine. Their contact merges the intangible with the tangible, gives concrete form to inspiration with concrete form, and puts heaven-sent love into real-world structures and commitment. It will create containers for some of the energy that’s been rushing you along, or causing such discomfort, or threatening to pull you under.
Some of what is solidifying has been in the works since early in the year, when Saturn and Neptune flirted with a trine but did not complete it. You may also detect a resonance to developments tied to each or any of the Uranus/Pluto squares (last June, September and May). That’s because Saturn and Pluto are in cahoots for the foreseeable future, with each occupying the other’s sign, a condition called mutual reception.
See if you can trace a story from June to September to May to now. Even if you can’t, watch for situations to sink in, to make sense, to to become real in ways they haven’t before, to take on sparkle and magic and make you suspect some higher force has engineered them. (Hmmmm.)
Our feminine side is also feeling the force of the Uranus/Pluto squares, which have been fomenting relentless upheaval and primal shape-shifting. Venus, the ruler of all we desire and value (each other, money, possessions, creativity), is meeting both of the change agents midweek in harsh aspects that knock situations — and us — off dead center.
Her showdown with Pluto escalates temptations, cravings, obsessions and stakes, financial as well as power-driven. Triangles, forbidden fruit and back room activity abound when Venus and Pluto hang out; the contact they’re making now could put an object of desire just out of reach, or could force a compromise that produces action.
And action there will be. It’s demanded by the square Venus is making to Uranus, the awakener, the advocate of alternate viewpoints, the lobber of monkey wrenches and lightning bolts. This pair is doing a dance of breakthroughs and bold, impulsive moves and risks. The dance affects a matter close to your heart — a relationship, a financial arrangement, your possessions or system of values. Likely you will do something you haven’t dared before, or that hasn’t occurred to you before, and that allows you to be more freely yourself.
Even as we act and react impulsively, we have choices. Mars, the planet that rules our drive and actions, is making an adjustment aspect to Pluto. Mortal will and primal will come together at a crossroads. We won’t continue ahead in a straight line (as if anything is proceeding in a straight line these days). We face the choice of barreling ahead or aligning our will and actions with a deeper, more potent power. Either road from the fork will streamline and focus our actions. The first alternative could erupt into a power game; the second alternative will proceed more efficiently and effectively.
Watch how these influences play out in the collective. One area will involve the disclosures (Mercury meeting Neptune) about secret (Neptune/Pluto) government (Saturn) surveillance (Saturn/Pluto). Venus’ opposition to Pluto will up the tension and furor about what we value, while her square to Uranus will dislodge a shock that changes the way we look at those values, and perhaps is a call to arms. Mars’ inconjunct to Pluto will invite us to look at fear and the role that we allow it to play.
Back to your own life: Ride the waves this week. Work with the Saturn/Neptune flow. Ask to be shown the route, reactions and choices that are most beneficial. Ask to be guided by love, not hate, not racism, not fear, and not terror. Watch what takes form, settles down, firms up, without your having to steer. Remarkable relationship developments are probable. Have fun with it.
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