Individual distinction and self-sacrifice is laid upon the altar of personal achievement today — basically we’re looking for ways to show ourselves in some sort of exalted status. Emotions are stirred by the Cancer Moon, while the Mercury-Vesta opposition broadens our perspectives in extremely challenging ways. We would very much like to narrow our focus today but that just doesn’t seem to be possible. The desire to show off our personal accomplishments and sacrifices is challenged by the fact that others have that very same desire. We need to give credit where credit is due, as well as make sure that we ourselves aren’t sacrificing too much in the pursuit of recognition.
THE WEEK AHEAD: Energy and activity is stirred at the beginning of this week by the springtime energy of the Aries Sun, the Mars-Saturn trine, and Mercury’s sextile to Uranus. Mercury also approaches a square to Mars (in Gemini) which could quickly overwhelm us with a barrage of ideas and information. Vesta is also very much involved in these activating aspects which brings forward a somewhat self-righteous desire to identify the value and importance of our personal sacrifices. Impatience and reckless impulsiveness may seem to threaten or confuse our sense of direction and any broader sense of purpose or mission. We may feel some need to engage in a race to be first or demand that our personal contributions and individual sacrifices be fully recognized before we are willing to move forward with any sense of cooperative spirit. A sense of imperative builds all week, heading into next Sunday’s Libra Full Moon (11:48 AM PDT 8° Libra/Aries) which has the Aries Sun conjunct Chiron. We are likely to feel increasingly idealistic, impatient, and impulsive as we seek to find some practical, tangible effort that allows us to ground ourselves effectively. Last week’s Pisces New Moon may have stirred our idealism and inspiration to extraordinarily high levels and could have actually inspired us to bite off more than we can chew. Now that the Sun has arrived in Aries, we’re ready to be off to the races but there are very few elements in this environment that help us to stay down to earth and fully appreciate the value of self-control, self-discipline, and methodical determination — we really want to see quick results whether or not we have done the proper amount of foundation-building groundwork. By the end of the week, just before the Libra Full Moon, Mars conjuncts the North Node, which stirs energy to extremely high levels that may be difficult to use constructively. What seems to offer the most promise for navigating this atmosphere is to undertake a process of paring and pruning that allows to streamline our efforts and remove any elements that are unworkable or out of place. The Moon’s transit through Virgo, later in the week, provides extra support for just such an effort. It is especially important to use that time to make preparations for the intensity of the next Sunday’s Libra Full Moon in order to avoid becoming overwhelmed with impatience and impulsiveness but rather, make the best possible use of the energy to make productive progress. With awareness, we will recognize the message of the Libra Full Moon and look for ways to make use of cooperative alliances and joint efforts that helps us to recognize that we are not alone in our strong desire to make progress.
Activity is stirred by Sunday’s 1st Quarter Moon in Cancer and Mercury’s sextile to Uranus. As well, Venus enters brash and aggressive Aries, possibly curtailing our focus on the needs of others. There is a strong desire to show off our personal sacrifices and individual contributions on Monday. We need to give ‘credit where credit is due’ and try to avoid simply blowing our own horn. We will do well to reflect and regroup on Tuesday. Feelings are likely to be unsettled. Focus and a strong sense of direction may be lacking on Wednesday. Impatience is rising. Any temptation to throw our weight around on Thursday is likely to be misguided. Self-discipline and self-control is increasingly important. Friday’s Virgo Moon offers an important dose of discretion, along with a keen eye for anything unworkable that should be removed. We may be inclined to over extend ourselves on Saturday, ahead of next Sunday’s Libra Full Moon. We need to take time to organize our thoughts.
Key Words: “I Love”
The heart chakra is located parallel with the heart. This center represents unconditional love, compassion, balance, relationships, and healing. Its said to be the link between your mind and your body with spirit. Balancing this area may take awhile. Take all the time you need, so the healing energy can get through and flow freely to the other centers. By loving yourself and others, as well as learning forgiveness, this area will become more balanced.
Today is the 79th day of 2021
90 days until the summer solstice
68 days until Mercury Retrograde
347 days until 2022
Sun is in Aries
Moon is in Cancer
Mercury is in Pisces
Venus is in Aries
Mars is in Gemini
Jupiter is in Aquarius
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries
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