Full Moon and more this week
Astrologically, this may be a key period for many folks. The week’s includes a Full Moon, a planet changing signs and several significant aspects. You will definitely feel a sense of energy shifting and building, although there may be tension for some.
Mars changing signs
Today Mars moves from Virgo into Libra. A little of Mars in your sign can be a good thing—energizing and invigorating. But several weeks of Mars sitting on top of your Sun or other natal planets, something Virgoans just experienced thanks to the Mars retrograde period, can feel draining. So a lot of Virgo Sun people will feel a sense of relief while Librans may feel a renewed sense of confidence and determination. Check your natal chart to see which house has Libra on the cusp. Take the initiative, rather than waiting for Mars to happen to you—for example, if Libra is on your first house cusp, this will be a good time to start a new exercise program. If Libra is on
Full Moon in Capricorn/Cancer
Around the same time as Mars shifts into Libra, the Moon will briefly form a conjunction with Pluto at 8 Capricorn. Only a few hours afterward and four degrees away, we have the Full Moon, at 12 degrees Capricorn/Cancer, shedding light on the interplay between our public and private lives, as well as our present and our past. What decisions will we make in order to shape our lives, how will we balance the ability to chart and steer a course with the necessity of flexibility in times of change?
The Uranus-Pluto square continues, although it has moved away from its first exact point which occurred late last month. However, with this significant an aspect ongoing, any aspects other planets form to either of these two can have stronger than usual repercussions. There are a few such aspects this week.
Venus and Mercury both will be inconjunct to Pluto, together forming a yod. This elongated triangle aspect figure is sometimes called the Finger of God. The energy symbolized by planet pointed at in a yod has great potential but there is difficulty accessing that potential because of the nature of the inconjunct (also called a quincunx) aspect. Both the difficulty and the sense of possibility are doubled in the yod. At the same time that they are challenging Pluto, Venus and Mercury will also have a positive relationship—a sextile—with the other planet in the ongoing square, Uranus. Plus they will both have relationships—an inconjunct in Mercury’s case, while Venus has a square– with Chiron, the asteroid representing both wounds and healing.
How will the involvement of Venus, planet of relationships and beauty, along with Mercury, planet of communication, commerce, health and travel affect the Uranus-Pluto face-off? Will the multiple challenging aspects force us to heal some long-ignored issue? Will there be some explosive event due to the pressure added by these multiple aspects? Sometimes an “explosion” of trapped energy can be positive as in lancing an abscess, but it is best if it handles with clean-up tools nearby.
If you haven’t already, take a look at your natal chart to see where the 8 Capricorn/Aries current positions of Uranus and Pluto lie, as well as which houses contain those degrees of Leo (where Mercury is currently transiting), Gemini (Venus) and Pisces (Chiron). Meditate on how these issues are manifesting in your life and how you can apply the energy of Mercury and Venus to bring the situation into balance. Remember, astrology is not meant to be a source of superstitious fear but a tool for personal growth. Use your knowledge of the current planetary transits to evolve into a wiser version of your current self.