Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mercury is in Aries, So Let's Be Direct About It

Full Moon in Libra tomorrow night (exact 9:44 p.m. Central).

Mars in Aries opposite Saturn in Libra Monday, April 18 (11:02 a.m.).

Stationing Mercury Rx in Aries conjunct Mars in Aries Tuesday, April 19 (9:58 a.m.).

I would say the Sun entering Taurus April 20 (5:17 a.m.) is the beginning of the easing of the uber Aries stellium if only Venus weren't entering Aries later that night to take its place. (Mercury Rx, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus in Aries)

Still, the Sun in Taurus plants our feet on soon-to-be green grass-covered ground, despite things being a little on the fried side from all that burning and pushing and striving and exerting we're doing with fiery Aries opposite Saturn in Libra.

Venus moves to a conjunction with Uranus in Aries April 22 and then to a square to Pluto in Capricorn April 27. We're changing - necessarily, irrevocably - within and through relationships, and the shattering, future-oriented infusion of Uranus energy combined with the sever-all-that-is-ready-to-die Pluto energy makes relationships volatile, unpredictable, a little on edge and pretty damned rock and roll for the next couple weeks. Raw, new facets of identity are emerging within relationship that are surprising, shocking, maybe a little disturbing...and exhilarating.

Just mind you don't ram right into people and hurt their feelings with all that self-exertion. These aspects could definitely produce some tears. It's going to take time to come to terms with the changes up ahead - including the changes in long-standing relationship - and we have to help each other through it. The people in our lives matter (Saturn in Libra), and we may just need to take all that rock and roll, free to be me energy down a notch or two.

However, the Venus retro in Aries themes that I talked about? They do come in handy now. Being true to yourself to the core and exerting yourself from that place despite social pressure to be and say and do what other people would like you to keeps us burning through the Plutonic detritus and making progress, as opposed to getting stuck in the same-old relationship tricks and muck and mire.

Mercury stations direct April 23 just a hair off an exact opposition to Saturn in Libra. This is more tension of the "say what you mean, but simultaneously watch your tongue" variety. Again, under the tension of this opposition, a little self-exertion goes a long way. There is a complex social balance required here involving some yielding and some exerting. We have to be responsible with the feelings and sensibilities of the people around us, so adjust the scales accordingly.

Mars busts fully out of the Plutonic forcefield and its square to Pluto in Capricorn around this time, also, and starts anticipating its conjunction to Jupiter in Aries April 30. This aspect is much more to Mars' liking, but make sure you have heeded the square to Pluto in Capricorn well, dropping all non-essentials and allowing yourself to be directed and positioned accordingly with personal direction attuned carefully within the context of the larger, collective goings-on. Pluto is honing our movements carefully now, purging anything that isn't in our best interests as far as reaching the furthest, broadest, deepest goals of the soul.

Once Mars hits the conjunction to Jupiter, we get a big boost forward, and to make the most of it, we want to make sure the direction we're propelled into is JUST right. Any ways we're not being true to ourselves right down to the bone, soul, core have the possibility of throwing us off course, so shed and morph your way to integrity and authenticity, especially in relation to other people, ahead of time.

The boost we receive from the Mars-Jupiter conjunction becomes massive as it trines the Sagittarius North Node almost immediately after. Mercury, direct as of April 23, and Venus follow right behind, conjuncting each other May 9 and then forming a trine to the North Node May 10.

The time frame of May 1 to 15 is a huge window of opportunity, but again, how much progress we make depends on how well we've heeded the less comfortable instructions of Pluto. The more Plutonic awareness of the situation on this planet we can stomach and integrate, the more expansion we enjoy in our personal directions.

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