We are heading towards the waning last quarter Moon phase tomorrow, and for most of today the Moon is in Gemini. With the Sun in “relationship –oriented” and harmony seeking Libra as well as the Moon in air sign, Gemini, we can anticipate “hanging out” or finding ourselves in the company of others, for brief moments of chatting such as when you are in line or ordering coffee, or potentially an eagerness to be with your “mates”. Due to the fact that Mercury is currently “retrograde”, even the best laid plans may experience a “snafu” or 2 as the flow of information and communication may take some twists and turns, so it may be wise to anticipate delays. A good way to work with mercury retrograde energy is to slow down and inquire for more details should things appear confusing or turn to misunderstandings.
The Lord of the Underworld, Pluto is pushing on the Sun to get some attention. As psychological remnants are enchanting to Pluto as well as power and powerlessness, we can use the curiosity of the Gemini Moon to inquire into what may be going on “below the surface”. As the Libra Sun may be attracted to keeping things copacetic and cohesive, with a tendency to shy away from that which may “upset the applecart”, Pluto will be tapping the Sun on the shoulder to also address the shadow piece in balancing the light and the dark.
Mars is approaching Jupiter in Virgo as Saturn in Sagittarius starts to interact with Mars, the will and action-oriented Planet. Saturn is seeking exposure of the truth, the flushing out of one’s beliefs and understandings, while Mars is trying to organize and focus on health and that which is “pure” and “good”. With Saturn wanting Mars to also consider the “higher truths” and not just “spin out” in worry trying to obtain detailed perfection and endlessly get it all right” and “perfect”, but rather see the “bigger” picture at play. For climbing the mountain begins with a single step, and rather than focus so intently on that single step, recognize that each step is just as powerful and profound as the last step on this journey of life.
Image: The Mirror of Venus. Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones painting.