Saturn is direct. Neptune is direct. In fact, everything is direct and on the verge of impact or change. Thursday, Saturn in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces, each in the sign they rule. They won’t do that again, this time around, while both are direct.
Saturn in Capricorn is structure in its element: earth, cardinal. It signifies concrete boundaries and time honored custom. It makes its impact over time, slowly but surely. It doesn’t lumber, however. It is skilled. It’s parental but also associated with career and reputation.
Neptune in Pisces defies structure without directly defying. It flows around and through. It can be intangible. Watery and mutable, it can dissolve structure. Or it can surround a solid with fog and in doing so obscure its essence. Neptune is connection. It’s a melting pot. It is divinity that seems to bless. Seems to, because it changes what it touches, but the “blessing” is alchemy. It IS what it touches.
Together in sextile, these planets are best explained in metaphor: the caterpillar/butterfly when obscured in its chrysalis. You can’t see reality, but something is in the works. The opportunity is solid, but it’s also uncertain. For now. The gains we see and grasp are not all there is to this influence. We are changed. Everything is changed by what we’ve touched in divinity, but that change is not entirely clear in the short term. Believe in the gains that show up now, but leave room for what hasn’t yet arrived.
The rest of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Mercury and the Sun in Aquarius move through the midpoint of the Saturn-Neptune sextile. News and everyday communications and plans are one way this is funneled into the collective. It’s not likely to be obvious as it will be diffuse and possibly impersonal. But pay attention to similarities between what’s going on in the world outside and your own little universe.
On Friday, Mars in Aries perfects its square to Pluto in Capricorn. The whole week is an active wind-up for a clash between everyday action and powerful structure. Watch how you step off the curb! Exert control over your own movements and give way to whatever has the edge on you. Some will power through… with varying results tied to their own natal chart.
Venus in bouncy Sagittarius spends the week moving into trine with Uranus at the end of active Aries. The applying aspect is a lot like a pinata. A few good whacks along the way will dribble some awesome candy. But you never know if or when it’s going to burst and rain down massive treats. Could be either. Could be both! In fire, it’s less likely to be hidden. Even if it’s metaphorical gain, the gain is likely to be clear. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. Appreciate whatever comes or you’re unlikely to get more.
But do get out there and actively look for the candy. The kids who scramble, smile, and laugh get the most.
Monday, the Scorpio Moon sextiles Pluto and quincunxes Mars. Look for some illumination on where the speed bumps lie. You can feel it when you turn inward. Move toward what feels right; do it at your own pace.
Tuesday the Moon finishes up in Scorpio with a trine to Chiron. Let it ride; we’re learning. The Moon then moves to Sagittarius and the mood is clearer and less complicated. Mercury moves over the Sun.
Wednesday the Sagittarius Moon sextiles the Sun then Mercury. It’s a good time to pay attention to what’s going on around you and interact with others for clarity. If something seems particularly important, document it. If you’re curious, investigate and experiment.
The Moon goes on to square Neptune, conjoin Jupiter, and trine Mars. Stay up and moving as long as it feels good. Lay off if you feel it veer into “too much of a good thing”. It will depend on how comfortable you are with a bouncy road.
Thursday Saturn sextiles Neptune. Just after, the Moon conjoins Venus exact – going on to trine Uranus and square Chiron. Grab for the brass ring if it appears, but don’t beat yourself up if it doesn’t or you miss. Not all gains are visible.
Thursday evening, the Moon moves to Capricorn. Then late Friday it sextiles Neptune and conjoins Saturn as Mercury moves into sextile with Jupiter. Expect to hear news and have your senses inflated. Reality is changing. It always is, but right now we feel, see, hear, smell, and taste it. And oh do we want to talk about it.
Where are Saturn and Neptune transiting YOUR chart?