Mars and Mercury will be conjunct in Cancer, opposing Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn during the middle weeks of June. As I mentioned last week, I expect this period to be quite harsh and Seriously Stressful. Some people don’t like it when I issue warnings but sometimes it’s the responsible thing to do.
That’s my neck you’re looking at. Mars (cut) skin (Saturn). It was caused by a freak accident a few days ago. My neck was cut by the stainless steel chain. There was a zero turn mower involved. I was home (Cancer) when I found my face and the mower jammed into a tree, necklace cut into my skin, just stuck there.
I freed myself by reaching around and a branch off the tree. I really don’t know how this happened, but I do know the bones in my neck are so compromised, there’s a risk to my carotid artery in the case of an accident. That makes this even more alarming than it looks, deeper down.
I get the idea I should slow down and be more careful (Saturn) and maybe you agree!
All my clients over this last week or so, are dealing with something that refers to this Cardinal opposition. I bet that most people reading this are doing the same. Working (Saturn) to transform (Pluto) the expression of a natal Mars Mercury conjunction, for example. But I want to talk people who attempt to avoid pain.
You can’t blame a person for not wanting to feel pain. But when you try to duck and deny and delay something that is yours to feel or deal with, generally all you do is waste time and make the situation worse. You can compare this to being in debt and continuing to spend. Or to being fifty pounds overweight and adding another thirty because you just don’t want to do the hard thing. This also occurs in relationships. Maybe your partner is cheating and you just don’t want to deal…
But this Mars Mercury / Saturn Pluto opposition will really pressure a person to take responsibility for something. I expect the thing to be serious. If you want simple instructions that will fit all cases, here you go:
Face your fear.
Act like a grownup.
Own and work with your anger.
Hold your line (boundary).
Be as careful as you can, but get the thing done!
If you don’t have planets in the mid to late degrees of the Cardinal signs, you may not be so personally affected. But this is still a good time to take on something that is difficult (Saturn) and challenges you (Mars). It may even be repugnant (Pluto), but you should can still take it on and see it through to the (potentially bitter) end.
Last, that’s my dog in the picture and that’s the tree that I cut my neck on. Doesn’t look very threatening, does it?
Are you trying to avoid pain? Can you see the effects of this opposition in your life?