When you’re walking between one place and another, you need to relax and disengage from the intensity of beginnings and endings. Otherwise you do that thing that comes with too much attention to detail: “Omigod, what is walking??” ::stumbles::
That means you shiver-shake it off and put on walking mode. You remember who you are and are enlivened in the moment. You can BE FIERCE. Shake that mane and stand up straight! Or if you’re the other type of lion, you do that sultry slink and smirk thing you know you do so well.
And pretty soon you see all the other lions on their strut or slink walk, and you say: “Oh hey, YOU!” And you start to remember what kind of lion you are, and how good it feels in your lion skin with your lion saunter, out with all the others lions: a PRIDE. Hot DAMN, I’m a lion.
We all are lions somewhere, somehow.
Regardless of where you are in your own personal history, whether things are good-complicated or bad-complicated, it’s always a good time of year to remember what kind of awesome or sassy lion you are. Some time this weekend, please find the time to remember. You are FIERCE.
It’s in your languid moves, the flick of your limbs. The subtle line of your neck and parting of your lips… the rise of a brow. Your roar. Oh yes, you’re good. If you don’t see it yet, look again and streeeeetch.
Friday night, the Aries Moon quincunxes stationing Virgo Mercury. We’re catching a glimpse of those moves… in others… in ourselves… oh wait, is that a mirror? Oh wow. How does that movement feel? Consider what goes through your head when you feel that.
The Moon moves into square with Cancer Venus and Capricorn Pluto. It also moves toward opposition to Jupiter. Venus moves into square with Jupiter and Pluto all weekend and through the week. The Moon brings out a preview of this tension as it builds. Friday night and into Saturday afternoon, the friction of wants and needs is exacerbated by the active mood and inflation from the warring needs of others.
This is offset by the trine of the Moon to Leo Mars. Just stretch and move throught it. Rawrrrrrr.
Saturday as the square with the Moon is wrapping up, the Moon moves into a grand trine with the Sun and Saturn. Do that active lion-ing, ferocity act right on into some fiery stability. Be proud if you feel it. Get steady in how you feel about yourself.
Venus holds that t-square, but it also trines Neptune. A delicious ideal holds sway over any old issues that crop up. Why would you choose to give energy to something dirty and dead when you can see just how good things can be without that influence? Or alternately, something that initially makes you feel dirtied – you may realize it has its place and a higher meaning. In that case, you may reconsider your aversion. Sometimes seeing the shadow is an invitation to integrate.
It’s a beauty and the beast sort of juncture. Is it really dark and dirty? Or does it just need love, appreciation, and connection.
We’re on the cusp of change, here in between the eclipses. Change, growth, thinning the herd. What’s rotting will die so that what’s ideal can take root and fill in the space. Here is the point in between where we pivot and look around and stretch ourselves… body and mind and heart.
Saturday night, the Moon moves over Uranus at the very end of Aries. Some feel like making a bit of zippy trouble, pranks and whatnot. Some just want to chill out on the intense stuff and go with the social flow.
Saturday afternoon/evening, Virgo Mercury pivots retrograde. It heads back into trine with retrograde Juno, rethinking our commitments. Communications may stumble, but never forget: Everything is information, informative. What may seem mundane can be very telling. Think less in terms of good or bad, and more to the tune of what you want to last. What would you like to correct going forward?
Sunday, the Moon moves to Venus-ruled Taurus. It trines Juno in the morning and builds into trine with Mercury, exact by nighttime. We’re not quite halfway to the next eclipse, but soon. Mull over the first bit now. It’s not the time for conclusions, but it is time to take stock of where you stand, emotionally and rationally – between want and need, between what works and what doesn’t.
We’re in the mood to understand what we’re investing in, and also what is up with our current investments. Venus heading into opposition with Pluto, exacerbated by Jupiter, brings issues of what past investment has wrought. It helps inform our current and future choices. Don’t throw good money after bad, they say. All energy we expend equates to “money” in this way. Our energy is what we’re truly investing. Decide if you like what you’re getting back. Mull it over.
What are your weekend plans? Mercury goes retrograde at 11 Virgo. What does this hit in your chart? Where is Leo in your chart – where are you ready to stretch and roar and enjoy yourself?