The Sun has entered Sagittarius from Scorpio a few days ago. A transition in archetypal energy from the Psychotherapist/Investigator to the Philosopher/World Traveler. Scorpio’s element is water, in a fixed mode, and Sagittarius is fire in the mutable mode. We often associate Sagittarius as the ‘life of the party’ as they can be adventurous, optimistic, extroverted, spontaneous, and just quite ready to ‘have a good time’. Their ruling Planet Jupiter, is the largest Planet orbiting the Sun in our Solar System, and likewise people influenced by this giant may seem to have a big supply of energy. The quest for the meaning of life is quite invigorating, and the feeling that the answer may lie just around the next corner, keeps these folks batteries charged. For all of us, this energy can facilitate bringing people together to ‘tell tales’, and share their beliefs in life’s unlimited potential and possibilities.
Other key Sagittarian players today include Saturn and Mercury. As Mercury has just moved past Saturn, we say it is in a ‘new phase’ to Saturn. This can lend itself to thinking about things in a ‘new’ way or having a shift in perspective that can be like the birthing of fresh idea. May we all be inspired to open our minds! Caution here that Sagittarius has the potential to become ‘fanatic or preachy’ if taken to the extreme.
The Moon today is in Libra which can help us ‘all get along’, as this sign desires balance and cohesion. Libra likes to know ‘both sides’ of a story, or all possible perspectives, before settling on a decision. With the close proximity to Jupiter in Libra, the heart may feel some ‘oomph’ to get to an equal playing field in our interactions, adding the enthusiasm to really start to understand all viewpoints.
Mars, in Aquarius, is in a flowing trine to the Moon for much of the day. This triggers the desire to see things from an aerial perspective or ‘take a step back’ to see the ‘big picture’. How could all the pieces fit together way perhaps not considered? Aquarius looks beyond the conventional logic and can be stimulated by injecting an alternate perspective. With Aquarius promoting authenticity and individualism, taken to an extreme, it can become the outcast or the madman- fixed on its opinion, without a care in the world what others think. Ideally, we allow for our unique and individual voices to bring our communities together, rather than walls of separation.
One more truly significant Planet today is Pluto. Although, sometimes lowered in status to “dwarf Planet” as it is smaller than our Moon, anyone who has traced this Planet’s effect knows that ‘size’ does not really matter. Pluto has an impact, and governs our unconscious, or as we say ‘our soul’. As Pluto ‘squares’ Jupiter today, we will want to try our best not to ‘act out’ what may be simmering in us. We can project our shadow on to others, so best to get clear about what is ours. With Venus ‘rubbing shoulders’ with Pluto, it is ending in its final phase letting go of some of our ‘conditioned’ tendencies in preparation for the ‘new phase’ coming tomorrow. We may come to some conclusions around our relationships and choose to enter a place of surrender in order to move towards acceptance and forgiveness.
As we join with family and community today, may we all remember we have so much to be grateful for. We can choose to rise above the fear and worry that has begun to grow like wild weeds as we anticipate our uncertain future, and choose to be thankful, if just for today. Much love and peace to all of you! Thank you for being YOU!