There is powerful holding power in today’s atmosphere, along with growing awareness. The Cancer Moon places our focus directly on issues of security, with added decisiveness promoted by Mercury’s conjunction with Vesta. Last Friday’s New Moon (10:38 AM PDT 2° Gemini) encouraged our willingness to learn and today’s lessons are all centered on determination and security. We may find, however, that we are a bit too focused on the situations of others, centering our concerns on what others are doing, instead of staying in our own lane. Nonetheless, our budding awareness is generally productive and expansive.
THE WEEK AHEAD: The week provides quite a mixed bag as we begin to seek the lessons of insight promised by last week’s Gemini New Moon. The challenge is to balance practical approaches with overly idealistic dreams, impractical solutions, as well as the continuing desire for something exciting. Venus backs off a bit from the extra-long square to Neptune and we may be hoping for more clarity than we actually get. Mars is approaching Neptune in Pisces, which has the potential to build unrealistic expectations. As Venus backs off the square to Neptune, it will square Mars and produce significant relationship disruptions that are wrapped tightly with the unrealistic expectations of the forming Mars-Neptune conjunction. Nonetheless, if we can maintain our balance as well as some degree of self-discipline, we can ease these challenges. Of course, our goals, dreams, and expectations are important and we don’t need to block them off through some kind of enforced realism. However, they aren’t likely to simply materialize in the blink of an eye. No matter what our dreams promise, we must always begin where we are — the essential element of any practical approach to moving towards our goals. Skills must be learned, obstacles removed, ground cleared.
Ultimately, it is our own impatience with the process that is the biggest threat to our dreams — not external forces, circumstances, or other people. As well, we must first recognize and accept where we are right now — ignoring where we (or others) think we should be. Idealism and expectations have their place but we can’t ignore the facts on the ground. Perhaps the most important lesson that we can learn this week is that our frustrations, impatience, and disappointments are more about what is happening on the inside than about any external challenges or struggles. We may feel pressure from others without recognizing that it is, in fact, an indication of their insecurity rather than any significant judgment of our own effort
Decisiveness feeds a holding power to maintain security today. There is a growing awareness of what is real vs. what is illusionary. We begin to see some additional options open up on Tuesday. Perspectives are expanding and something like a practical plan of action begins to develop. However, the challenges may seem daunting. Determination and ‘grit’ begin to show real results on Wednesday. New leadership skills are displayed. The Moon is void-of-course all day Thursday, and Mercury enters moody Cancer. Patience with others is increasingly unsteady. Leadership takes a temporary hit. There is a significant round of chaos on Friday and details seem quite hard to come by. Information is sporadic and lacks clarity. Self-discipline is key on Saturday. We will do well to review our plans and consider further options rather than be goaded into unwise actions.
Today is the 146th day of 2020
26 days until the Summer Solstice
24 days until Mercury Retrograde
220 days until 2021
Sun is in Gemini
Moon is in Cancer
Mercury is in Gemini
Venus is retrograde in Gemini
Mars is in Pisces
Jupiter is retrograde in Capricorn
Saturn is retrograde Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is Retrograde in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries