The atmosphere continues to be rather stirred up and quite confusing. Charm and charisma may be employed to further some rather questionable agendas but, even here, the motivations are confusing and may be easily misunderstood or unfairly questioned. The tension and intensity seem to build all day as the Moon approaches a midnight square to Pluto. We continue to need input and cooperation from others in order to keep the confusion tamped down. It is important to remember that ‘cooperation’ is not ‘surrender’. The challenge is to maintain our unique identity without defensiveness that could potentially slip into martyrdom. In general, flexibility is likely to seem more comfortable than stubbornness.
THE WEEK AHEAD: Mars in Pisces stirs up a great deal of confusion this week, making squares to the Sun and Venus while heading into next week’s collision with Neptune. The freedom that Mars demands are hampered in the foggy atmosphere of Pisces. Compassion, responsible self-discipline, and patience are needed but disrupted by the restless curiosity of the Gemini Sun and Venus. There is a wealth of creativity in this environment. However, clarity and awareness may be hard to find. Our opportunities for creative breakthroughs require cooperation and collaboration but such connections are not easy to make. The patience required to make such connections are in short supply and our attempts at communication can easily become emotional and lead only to defensiveness and impatience. The Sagittarius Full Moon on Friday (12:12 PM PDT 15° Sagittarius/Gemini) brings the creative potential, chaos, and confusion to a crescendo. Sagittarius is a notably ‘lucky’ sign but also subject to over-optimism and unsustainable expansion. Our challenge is to make space for creative breakthroughs while honoring the past and maintaining responsible self-discipline. Ultimately, this week’s Mars-Neptune emphasis offers the raw materials for making our dreams come true. But we need self-control, patience, and clear vision. Otherwise, the interaction of Mars and Neptune, distracted and stirred up by the restless impatience of the Gemini Sun and retrograde Venus in Gemini, will result in dashed expectations and lost dreams.
The idealism in the atmosphere on Sunday keeps us stirred up most of the day. We should not forget our need for collaboration and cooperation. Charm and charisma may or may not work to support some questionable motivations on Monday. Tensions become more intense throughout the day. Low self-esteem and insecurity keep us at loose ends on Tuesday. There are few avenues for effective communication until the evening when the floodgates open and our emotions spill out. There is a wealth of creative breakthroughs on Wednesday but we may need extra awareness and vision in order to make sense of what is being presented. Otherwise, we may only see chaos and confusion. There’s a bit of stabilization early on Thursday but, without some extra self-control, we may become distracted by unnecessary defensiveness. Compassion will help us to avoid becoming hostile or defensive. Friday’s Full Moon brings the confusion to a peak and there is some potential for dashed expectations. However, a philosophical approach and self-discipline will help us to make the most of the creative opportunities. The more that we can trust the chaotic process, the more progress we will make. Aggression is prominent on Saturday but may only be seen as passive-aggression and some tendency to martyrdom.
Today is the 153rd day of 2020
19 days until the Summer Solstice
17 days until Mercury Retrograde
213 days until 2021
Sun is in Gemini
Moon is in Libra
Mercury is in Cancer
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
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