Both Mercury in Scorpio and Mars in Aries are retrograde. Rethink, redo. It’s a good time to pore over what we’ve done and physically check in on parts of the plan we consider already in place, accomplished.
On a concrete level, walk around your home, inside and out, and make sure things actually ARE as you left them. You might be surprised. Better to be surprised on your schedule than down the road when something falls apart.
This is true metaphorically as well. Check in with people and go below the surface when you do. There’s no point in “hey how are you?” The real deal honors a few levels below the usual fist bump catchup. Don’t dig and be nosy, but do clarify your intention to go deep.
Be for real. On Saturday, Venus in practical Virgo trines Saturn exactly, but the influence extends through the weekend. When you talk to people (or yourself) INVEST. Spend enough time to really connect, but don’t dither and wear them out. Maybe you need to help someone re-do something.
Genuine care doesn’t take all day, unless it takes all day. This Venus has the sense enough to know when to go on and when to stop. INVEST.
You know what comes of a good investment (pay off), but this Venus knows that’s not the point. We invest to create good lives for all of us. Remember though: Perfect is the enemy of good. Good enough is good enough. Know when it’s enough. Don’t fret about it, just let it happen. And cut yourself and others some slack if it’s not as expected.
Mercury and the Sun cross paths in early Scorpio on Saturday, but the conjunction is in effect all weekend. Both planets in Scorpio resonate with Pluto in Capricorn with Jupiter moving closer into conjunction. We have to plan our days and weeks ahead with little ability to accurately foresee what is clearly a powerful roster of events on the horizon.
Here’s a suggestion: Set a path that makes sense now, with what you see as likely now. That’s life. If we need to replan and do a complete transformation, then we’ll do that when we get there. The human brain generally needs some sense of structure to its vision of the future in order to operate in the now. So whatever, so it all goes higgledy later. Plan for what you know now, even knowing it may be different.
To some extent it’s a game. Plan to play the game. Deal with later, later.
Friday night, the Aquarius Moon squares Mercury, sextiles Chiron, and squares Uranus. Eff off from the status quo and do what you want. Experiment a little and pay attention to the results, but don’t take any of it too seriously. Do it for the excitement that it brings. Bother to find out what really turns YOUR crank. Question why you do what you usually do… and chuck it in a ditch if that feels good. LAUGH! So they’re shocked. Do you feel good? GOOD.
Saturday night, the Aquarius Moon sextiles retro Mars and semi-sextiles Jupiter and Pluto. To quote someone, I’m not sure who – but someone says this: Eff around and find out. I think that’s supposed to be a threat, but act like it’s what you yell as you laugh and JUMP IN. You can do this from a rooftop or you can do it from a chair. You can do it while INVESTING, and you can do it while you turn and scratch your noggin over the path you’ve plotted.
Take cues from your mood to stand things on their head and feel them differently.
Sunday morning, the Moon finishes up in Aquarius for more of the same (no it’s not… it’s only more of the not-same). It heads into Pisces and a trine to retro Mercury and the Scorpio Sun. The chickens come home to roost… but the chickens are actually ducks and it’s all wet. Also it’s not ominous, it’s sweet. It’s bigger on the inside. And there’s a mood to contemplate that connects all the dots. Come on in, the water’s wine!
What are your weekend plans?