A QUESTION OF BALANCE
This week culminates matters initiated two weeks ago under the auspices of the Virgo New Moon. Where the previous lunation exposed certain illusions via Neptune, the Aries Full Moon is likely to be more a reminder of where circumstances, as well as ourselves, have come up short. With the ingress of Sun and Mercury into Libra, the Neptune influence diminishes. Whatever delusions may have been punctured fade into the rear view making it time to move forward. Currently Saturn moves into the frame and bears down as a strong influence here, making a very tight square to the Aries Full Moon (conjunct Chiron) and the Sun (conjunct Mercury). Ouch! Get out the bandaids!
This can of course go several ways, but regardless of the precise direction or realization which occurs for you personally, a certain reality check is in store for all. With Chiron involved and highly sensitized by the Full Moon (and in square to Saturn as well) a great deal of vulnerability is exposed. Chiron in Aries seeks healing through learning independence, conviction and initiative. Since Mercury is closely involved in the configuration, there can be a therapeutic conversation that occurs here. Or there can be a pointed disagreement that seems to poke at your soft spot.
Libra seeks to keep the peace, but also demands you hold up your end of the bargain. Aries tendency to remain free (aloof) could produce a conflict of interest, especially when held under the harsh, critical gaze of Saturn. No ones getting away with anything at this point and a critical matter that surfaces now will demand remediation. With tense square energy present, it can also just be the kick in butt needed to start to make some progress on long range goals that may have stagnated since earlier in the year.
Saturn, incidentally, will exit it’s retrograde shadow phase in mid December, so any actionable decisions made now are a genuine second chance to achieve what you began to cultivate or build between January and mid April but may have way-sided over the late Spring and Summer months. Where you feel the most pressure is where the work is required.
So while the atmosphere is likely to be strained or produce difficult or even depressive moments in the coming days, there’s also an opportunity here to acknowledge one’s responsibilities and begin to take small but assured steps to reaching one’s goals. Do so with the greatest possible regard for your feelings (Moon-Chiron) and while nurturing your own need for autonomy and that of others as well. Those with personal planets or angles between 27’ Pisces/8’ Aries will likely be the most impacted right now – treat yourself with extra special care.
Sun and Mercury will harmonize positively with Mars in Aquarius, currently conjunct the South Node, as well as the degree of the Aquarius eclipse that occurred in July, enabling insights towards making progress on what may have transpired in that time frame, but which has remained in a holding pattern since. The release required (South Node) to move forward becomes quite obvious, but can be more readily articulated and therefore more easily acted upon. Look to 4’ Aquarius to see where this lands in your chart – a story line regarding this region of your zodiac that has been stuck since June is finally reconciled.
ARIES March 20 – April 19
There is a brittle quality this week that can inspire you to review and revitalize your career objectives. Partnerships feature and a committed relationship to your spouse or business collaborator will also be impacted. To the extent this relationship is helping or hindering you is up for question and where you are being supported and nurtured, you will decide to make a deeper commitment, otherwise – jump ship. Friendships and alliances that have past their expiration date will mutually be sacrificed mid week. Better times ahead from Thursday.
TAURUS April 20 – May 20
Intuition could be quite strong around the Full Moon phase on Monday, though the message revealed could produce an uncomfortable wake up call regarding longer range objectives and where you may have fallen short in moving towards them. A professional objective has been outgrown and midweek you may have an insight that compels you to cut your losses. The love life is providing more pleasurable experiences, and single Bulls looking for partnership can find it. Bear in mind this story goes to and fro between now and the end of the year.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20
A culminating moment with groups and organizations with whom you collaborate presents a critical turning point in your awareness of an intimate or financial matter. The situation is rather complex at the moment and it would appear that the attainment of your most heart felt wishes is somehow being held back by a commitment or shortage of resources. You may use this instructively if you allow the pressure you feel to instigate a productive change in how you handle your income and assets. Thursday is divine for nurturing your love connection, enjoy!
CANCER June 21 – July 22
Much seems to be at stake this week for you professionally, though you need to work through some very endemic long term issues with a spouse or business partner to make the most of it. A very delicate atmosphere this week makes it possible to reframe your career objectives if you tune into your sensitivity surrounding these. Personal and domestic matters also require attention, and Thursday is ideal to see developments on the home front that will offer genuine emotional satisfaction. Concern over an alimony, loan or legacy gets settled, finally, midweek.
LEO July 23 – August 22
Vexing matters regarding your job or work life are in frame this week, and you will seek a breakthrough here one way or another. Maintaining a diplomatic approach and keeping the lines of communication open are your best bet towards making the changes you desire. A partnership may come or go this week, the culmination of a drawn out scenario extending back to a dialogue that began in June. The final shoe drops on this one, and it’s time to determine whether to stay or go. Mid week is critical, as events resonate with fateful and karmic undertones, but by Thursday you are elated.
VIRGO August 23 – September 22
A critical intimate matter comes to a head over the Full Moon phase, pointing to a an endemic challenge you have to confront and overcome regarding a love relationship you have struggled to come to terms with, or to get off the ground at all. The current stars demand you make a commitment of some description, and this is tied to financial matters in several ways. Your income may be a factor in your ability to establish this connection, or there could be an issue involving child support. A concerning health matter is resolved midweek. This is an appropriate time to release bad habits that are debilitating to your productivity.
LIBRA September 23 – October 23
Contentious situations could be brewing in your partnerships and domestic life over the Full Moon on Monday. It’s likely an issue concerning your residence or familial obligations are hindering the breakthrough you would seek to make in a committed relationship. Finding new resolve to tackle this issue is the best potential outcome here, and by observing where you feel most stuck, you can genuinely identify the challenge that requires your attention. Karmic overtones preside mid week in a love relationship that has deep connections to the past. By Thursday you are back in the game and ready to rock.
SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
While you are operating primarily behind the scenes right now, a highly concerning issue regarding your health, productivity or work culminates in the earlier part of the week that will demand immediate attention. This could easily be a realization you are quite unsatisfied with where you are at, though at it’s best will force you seek remedy and make some crucial decisions, that by December can yield a positive outcome if you are willing to put in the work and build this up one step at a time. Mid week is fruitful for releasing negative conditioning associated with your upbringing, and an internal conversation you’ve been having with yourself since June can finally be put to rest.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21
If the financial picture looks bleak, this is a good time to deepen and redouble your efforts to make progress by redefining your values. The early days of the week point to the matters that require not only your immediate, but long range attention, presenting a turning point in which you can begin to make assured strides towards what you really want. Socially there are high and low notes, and your list of friends could be shrinking and growing as relationships more appropriate to you come to replace those that are fading away. Thursday is fantastic for a meeting, party or event. Optimism prevails once again.
CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
The ambience is pretty contentious and there is the potential to come under attack, or at least feel as though you are. A domestic situation may be simmering in conflict, though this could be precisely the catalyst required to get you to remedy a situation in your home life long overdue. Between now and next March, decisive actions taken rectify a situation once and for all. (Circle February 12th for a HUGE breakthrough.) A financial matter, possibly a source of income, comes to closure by midweek. Alternately, positive past karma could turn up a bonus for you. A stunning professional moment Thursday moves this all forward beautifully.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
The process of release has been a major theme in your life since May 2017, impacting both the relational sphere and your own self image proportionally. While this won’t come fully complete until late October, a huge chunk of this transformation occurs this week, allowing you to release a couple lifetimes of spent karma if you are willing to shed the skin and conceptions necessary to make this vital personal metamorphosis. The themes that percolated during the late July eclipse resonate and the changes you have sought to integrate begin to really take hold. Watch words early in the week as you are speaking from a highly subjective space without being aware of it. Thursday is brilliant, enjoy yourself!
PISCES February 19 – March 20
A financial resolution is in sight, though some hurdles must be cleared before you can really maximize the opportunity at hand. Between now and next March you have another chance to radically reform how you earn and save, though you will have to be exceedingly original in your thinking to do so. An obstacle to the realization of your most cherished wishes plays a role and will push you to find way a through, even if at the moment it feels as though you are wading through bricks. You can use this feeling, as well as your feelings of self worth (particularly if they veer towards the not so great) very instructively to guide you through the first, second and third steps you need to take to intiate the progress that will see you to steps nine, ten and eleven, a few months down the road. Tap into what you really value and make a plan.