Cooperation and compromise are more easily achieved today, following yesterday’s tendency to take independent stands. The Sun’s trine to Neptune softens most standoffs — at least temporarily — while the Venus-Mars opposition requires that we give others space to take an independent position. Ultimately, this is a rather gentle process to open the floor to individual input. Broader alliances and common efforts are open to expansion and increased input, growing stronger (and larger) as a result. Intuition is key to understanding that today’s surprises and unexpected turns are offering valuable new information and ideas.
THE WEEK AHEAD: As this unpredictable and erratic lunar cycle wanes, individual voices begin to break out. While there is still a need for cooperation and common effort, there are individual perspectives that demand a hearing. Independent Mars is slowing down to turn direct on Friday evening, whipping up energy levels. However, our ability to actually initiate definitive individual actions will continue to be stifled and thwarted until Mars turns direct and begins to pick up forward speed. Although it may feel as though there is a breakdown of common purpose and some indication that alliances may be falling apart, this week is really just offering us the opportunity to funnel our perspectives, energy, and ideas into a pipeline that expands overall understanding. By the time we reach Saturday’s Scorpio New Moon (9:07 PM PST 23° Scorpio), we can begin to recognize opportunities to pull together the independent voices and perspective into an expansive, new collaborative effort. Although there is significant optimism, we need to guard against the kind of hubris that completely abandons our heritage and traditions — our past — in favor of an entirely new approach. We will need to maintain enough humility to honor the past, even though we are finally ready to begin building something entirely new. As well, we need to make the effort to listen carefully and take into account the myriad of differing perspectives. As we turn the corner that the New Moon at the end of the week provides, we finally have an opportunity to undertake new initiatives and implement definitive action plans. Our aim, under this New Moon, is total transformation. We may feel high hope and optimism. Individual determination must be tempered by the need for alliances. Total transformation cannot ignore the past — the ground upon which we begin to build a new future. We will need self-discipline, clear eyes, and a healthy dose of humility in order to achieve the kind of successes that we begin to envision under the new lunar cycle. We should never forget that frustration and disappointment does not automatically lead to ultimate defeat — Keep calm and carry on.
Individual initiatives and voices are highlighted on Sunday. Self-assurance is needed in order to avoid landing in a defensive crouch. The Sun-Neptune trine on Monday helps to soften some of the defensiveness and provide some room for cooperation and compromise. Mercury returns to ‘deep-diving’ Scorpio on Tuesday. We begin to recognize that there are larger forces at work. This glimpse of reality may highlight our mistakes and reveal expectations that have been wildly out of line. There is significant frustration on Wednesday as we work to maintain our individuality while looking for common ground. We know we need others — which only increases our frustration when we can’t build cooperation. Thursday’s atmosphere is expansive and generous. However, there continue to be individual perspectives that are hidden just beneath the surface. Many individuals feel especially vulnerable. Friday’s Scorpio Moon foreshadows Saturday’s New Moon. We begin to recognize the need to pull together the myriad of independent voices into some kind of coherent, cohesive, common effort. Mars turns direct on Friday evening. The Scorpio New Moon on Saturday evening initiates a process of tangible planning activity and offers the opportunities to finally take tangible action to create a new future. But we need plenty of humility and diligence in order to incorporate a broad swath of diverse perspectives into our new initiatives.
Today is the 314th day of 2020
82 days until Mercury retrograde
42 days until the winter solstice
52 days until 2021
Sun is in Scorpio
Moon is in Leo
Mercury is in Libra
Venus is in Libra
Mars is retrograde in Aries
Jupiter is in Capricorn
Saturn is in Capricorn
Uranus is retrograde in Taurus
Neptune is retrograde in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is retrograde in Aries
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