Highlighted Aspects This Week
TUE: Mercury quincunx Jupiter, Venus conjunct South Node, Mercury trine Saturn
WED: Venus conjunct Chiron, Mercury square Pluto
THU: Mercury conjunct Uranus
FRI: Venus conjunct Ceres, Mercury sesquiquadrate Mars
SUN: Mercury semisquare Neptune
AS WE EMERGE from eclipse season, we are still assimilating the experiences and energies we’ve been moving through. We’ve done some profound completion work — the task now is to bring into conscious awareness what we are called to embrace and integrate next, given the void created by what we have released.
Mercury — as planetary representative of our conscious, thinking mind — always plays an important role in helping us ponder what we’ve experienced so that we can get clearer on our plan going forward. Appropriately, Mercury appears many times in our list of highlighted aspects for the coming week.
WE BEGIN the week with a sense that we need to adjust our thinking and our trajectory (Mercury quincunx Jupiter), but we may stumble a bit before we land on what feels “right.” Thankfully we have some help in gaining some clarity about what is most important to us (Mercury trine Saturn).
There’s a pull to the past and a need to further forgive and resolve old wounds on Tuesday and Wednesday. Venus aligns with the karmic South Node and Chiron on those days, sensitizing us to our memories of what has been.
AT THE SAME TIME, we are aware of a powerful need to move beyond the patterns and memories of the past. Mercury squares Pluto on Wednesday, urging us to transform our old ways of thinking, and making it clear where our toes are still caught in the snares of patterns we have outgrown.
By Thursday, when Mercury aligns with Uranus, we’re ready to break free, to shake off the remnants of the ropes that have bound us. There’s a restlessness involved, but also an increased ability to tap into higher levels of our consciousness. If we can calm our minds on Thursday, we may find new ideas flooding in that have the potential to be life-changing.
IT WOULD BE IDEAL if we could gradually ease into the day on Friday, simply because it’s a good morning for self-nurturing and for allowing ourselves to reconnect with family and loved ones (Venus conjunct Ceres). It will also be more difficult to find a meeting of the minds in the evening hours, due to an uncomfortable Mercury-Mars aspect. We can tend to be overly defensive about our ideas if they’re not readily accepted by others. It may be best to wait a day before sharing our insights from the week.
The weekend is quieter as far as planetary aspects are concerned. Saturday morning is somewhat energized by the Aquarius Moon that helps us be open to new activities and ideas — but Sunday dawns with the Moon in laid-back Pisces, more conducive to sleeping in than jumping out of bed at the crack of dawn. Plus, a Mercury-Neptune semisquare cloaks the day in a gentle fog, making it harder to think clearly. We’re less discerning and more easily swayed, so keep that in mind if you need to make any important decisions.
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