This week have some things to be mindful of- both good and bad!
We start this week with the moon in some tense alignments with Uranus, Pluto, Mars, and even Jupiter!
With Jupiter (the planet of abundance and blessing) there is a need to "go big or go home "as Jupiter wants to expand all that he touches while the moon brings our emotions in to focus. Things that are hard to suppress and hold back during this time can ripple and explode under transits like this! Moon fighting with Uranus (the planet of surprise and unexpected developments) shows me that things can easily pop off when we least expect it... especially with Pluto squeezing toxins and tension up that have been lying dormant below!
Mars and Sun together square both the Moon and Uranus making our actions forceful, intense, and in some ways even painful. Some of the action that we are required to do this week comes from a wounded place- the spot within us that still needs healing- and with this last quarter moon we need to be focusing on releasing negativity and anything else that the universe is requiring us to let go of even if that means emotionally spilling the beans.
During this time until the new moon on the 23rd we need to focus on removing situations that block us from being our true selves, from reaching our maximum potential, and from experiencing the blessings and abundance that the universe/higher power has reserved for us. Sometimes that means having to make bold action and moves even if it's uncomfortable at first in order to see the change that we have been needing to make the wave that will push us back to shore!
In the week that follows starting on the 17th we need to be aware of the fact that Venus (the planet that rules love, beauty, & values) will be squaring Neptune (the planet that rules illusion and deception).
This clouds our ability to make smart decisions in love and to see things clearly.
We have the intention to move from our hearts but so much is hidden behind a sparkling veil and our ability to think straight suffers. We may lead others on or make decisions that we will later on regret. We don't intend to it's just the Venus square Neptune influence. Also, you can easily fall victim to this aspect.
Luckily for us on the 19th we have the planet Mercury (ruling communication and thoughts) being supported by Saturn (the planet of security, structure, and commitment) which helps to steady the energy of Venus squaring Neptune. However, I still want us to be mindful of not allowing our emotions and fantasy to sweep us off our feet if later on it's going to disappoint us or others because we promised too much too soon or made decisions that are not based out of love.
Mars and the sun move into the sign of Leo on the 20th and the 22nd which will begin to help the energy of the following weeks to increase in a positive way!
This is because Mars (the planet of action, determination, but also war) moves out of the grip of the larger planets that have been straining and irritating him! Think of someone who feels bullied and provoked by their community that it makes them want to fight... *that* is how Mars has been feeling lately but by moving into Leo he can stretch his arms and do what he does best- act on his passion (the sign of Leo is highly passionate!) and expression!
Creative projects excel during this time, dating and love lives should improve, and I see people stepping up into leadership roles and letting their lights shine! A day after that is the new moon and it's time to brush the dust off of our shoulders and begin to welcome the adventure of all that lies ahead!