“I feel the earth move under my feet… I feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down” sang Carole King. Today is a day to feel the Earth, the solid ground beneath us that supports our movements and keeps us rooted and fortified. The Moon enters Virgo today, the sign of the craftsperson motivated by using finely honed skills to create “perfection” through patient and organized efforts. With an attitude of humility, the ability to stay on task, happily sorting through details and bringing chaos to order, we create a safe container. As the Moon governs the heart or the emotional landscape, we can remind ourselves of the grounding force that seeks to be of service and use this energy to embrace our strivings toward self-improvement and health. Mars moves from its homeland in Aries to Taurus today. Mars, the God of War, may have been a little feisty and courageous lately with our drive to make things happen. As we know, we need our will, our gumption to get us out of bed in the morning. As the energy shifts to Taurus, the sign of basic animal survival instincts, we may feel less of an impulse to “move ahead at full speed” and “slow down a little” while we check-in with our bodies desires. Do we need more sleep? Are we taking time to savor our food and experience sensory reality and all that make up these incredibly fine-tuned bodies that support us as we move about the world? What do our eyes and ears notice? How does slowing down put us in touch with our body’s needs and can we have the courage to address and follow through with what is expressed?
Mars and the Moon are offering us an opportunity to get grounded. Venus and Pluto are also sitting in earth signs with Venus at home in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn. Venus seeks harmony and in flowing connection to Pluto who wants to transform the unconscious connections to authority. We can choose to stabilize our feet and peer into some of the shadows material relating to our inner- authority and power in our lives. Are we being served by the accepted power structures or can we find a more harmonious balance?
Coming up this weekend is a Lunar Eclipse on the Libra/Aries, Relationship/Self polarity. More on this coming soon…