I really appreciate the look of Monday’s full moon eclipse in Aquarius. It’s neatly encased in a mystic rectangle, skewering the midpoint of Neptune and Pluto. Conjunct a fiery Leo Mars. Straddling the Venus-Mercury sextile. Gorgeous. Active. Thoughtful. Dynamic.
Yes it stands ready to blow things open… for the greater good and the eventual personal good. Masks torn off. Illusions destroyed. We think we want something, but we’re totally missing out. Why? Because we have it defined all wrong. We’re shooting at the wrong target. In order to get what will truly satisfy, we’re going to have to blow shit up and go on faith.
To “hoist on one’s own petard”: I heard that when I was a kid and thought a petard must be some kind of stretchy suspender pants like the swimsuit John Mayer wore as a joke (one would assume). It’s french for a small bomb with a loud blast. It means to blow yourself up with your own bomb, Wile E. Coyote style. If the coyote could have stopped chasing the roadrunner, he wouldn’t have fallen off so many cliffs. It means also, go the right way or be humbled.
When the dust clears… something. What? There’s no immediate answer to that. What use is faith if you demand answers?
Don’t blindly destroy. You know what needs to go, and you’ll know if you need to do something. Doing nothing works too. Sometimes that is the action needed. Nothing. Sometimes you just have to stop propping up what’s slipping away. Are you scared to lose? Sometimes it’s the grasping that causes us to lose our grip. Stop grasping. Try something new. Chill. Consider that maybe there’s nothing wrong and what you really need to do is preen your own feathers.
Sometimes we try too hard and it produces a sort of mania. CHILL. Let it cool. If you’re not chill, don’t act yet. Are you minding your own business? Step back. Check in with what your own business requires. Now step back again. You may even be too up in your own business. Trust that you don’t need micromanaging either.
Mercury is moving into opposition with Neptune. It won’t get there exactly before next week’s retrograde, but the struggle is real. It’s a mental push against the current. We might be overthinking in an upstream fashion. Let the mind stabilize and get ready to point downstream. Have faith in deeper currents of wisdom, currents beyond your understanding or control.
The Sun spends the week in sextile to Jupiter and Mars forms a quincunx with Neptune. Cancer Venus is moving toward trine with Neptune and square to Jupiter. Concentrate on blowing out your day to day tasks. Let the energy of what you desire build up in the background as you knock things off your list for TODAY. The list should be fluid. Once you get a few things done, make a new list. The old list is dead before you finish it. Get on with what’s fresh.
There’s a sweet desire building. The end result is unknown, unrevealed. Instead of trying to nail down what’s coming, try appreciating the anticipation.
Monday the full moon is exact midday. Past full, it then moves into exact trine with Jupiter. We tend to associate loss with a full moon. Why not capitalize on this ideal feature and open up to generosity. If you’re falling, dive (Joseph Campbell). If you’re losing, GIVE. The feeling is expansive, so make sure it’s a good one. GIVE.
Later the Moon sextiles Saturn in Sagittarius. Tuesday the Aquarius Moon sextiles ruler Uranus in Aries. There’s opportunity to stabilize through your generosity then act for the good of all.
Tuesday the Moon moves to Pisces and toward a trine with Venus and opposition to Mercury. They perfect on Wednesday. The Moon goes on to conjoin Neptune. The Moon takes a yod from the Sun and Jupiter, then sextiles Pluto to point that energy back at the Sun.
If your emotional bow is pointed downstream, you’ll benefit most from this energy. Let it flow through and around you. Concentrate on heading the direction that feels right. Feels true. Look for the path of least resistance.
I just read the description of a study that says there IS a purpose to worry. It helps to eat up the stress hormones in the synapses. But it’s ideal for short tasking, not long fretting… which just turns to neurosis. If something is concerning, think it through. Then act on the thought or let it go. Fretting dulls your edge. Don’t worry about worrying. Just take it in and point yourself downstream.
Wednesday night, Venus and Mercury sextile exactly. Look for the opportunities in money and love and satisfaction. They’ll likely turn on a sharp attitude, healthy use of your senses, and authentic communications. This is active all week but especially so when exact.
Thursday the Moon moves through the rest of Pisces and onto the Aries point. The last to the first. We start again for another new zodiac month of feels. The Moon squares Saturn and moves over Chiron. There’s a bump in the road. It’s the same bump every month lately. Maybe we see it coming by now. Ruler Neptune is trining Venus, so surely there’s something sweet and diverting elsewhere. And then the mood is on to something new!
Friday the Moon squares Juno then goes on to square Venus and trine Mars. All that mooning over a dream felt good yesterday, but at some point we have things revert to normal and we have stuff to get done… and that will feel best!
The eclipse takes place at 15 degrees Aquarius. Venus moves from 8 to 14 degrees Cancer to sextile Mercury and trine Neptune. Where do these hit your chart? Do you feel like you’re on a downstream course yet?