So with all that hard work of the Mars-Venus-Saturn stuff going on, today is a day that is likely to feel like the load is lightened, but the challenge of the day is to discern what is real from what is delusion. With the Sun opposite Neptune, it’s easy to get lost in fantasy … which is a fine place to get lost, just worth remembering that that is what it is. It is not so much a day for action plans, details or doing stuff, more a quiet time for contemplation and reflection. Rather than being a day for knowing the truth and acting on it, this is a day for daydreaming in the mystical … wait till tomorrow to act! So, if will power feels low, everyday realities feel burdensome, and directions are hazy … have a bath instead. Or look through the wrong end of a telescope!
This morning (AEST) Venus, the receptive feminine planet, is square to Mars, the assertive outgoing planet. When these two are in a square, the energies are at cross-purposes. So, this week is ripe for misunderstandings and differences. This aspect creates tension, especially sexual tension, competitiveness, differences of opinion and desire, and conflicts between romantic and sexual needs. With Saturn involved and asserting its restrictive power over both Venus and Mars, the key to dealing with this transit is in taking the Saturnian approach. Saturn is the karmic planet, it both takes away from us because of our misused energy of the past, but it also builds our development and provides the strength for growth. It acts by imposing an element of ‘should’ about things. So, if there is any obligation to be followed with today’s energy, it should be an obligation to one’s personal path rather than an obligation to the other.
An interesting and possibly challenging few days coming up, especially in the realm of relationships. With Venus Square Mars there’s likely to be sparks, but they could be sparking with crossed wires, resulting in misunderstandings and testing tolerances. With Mars conjunct Saturn in Scorpio and Venus in Leo Square to them both at the same time, there is an added feeling of work to do in the way we relate. This is a challenge into self-mastery, recognising the unconscious patterns that are playing in the background and forcing us to keep it real within ourselves. While it is all about relating, and we’ll likely experience it in our interactions with others, this combination offers the opportunity for internal growth. There’s a sense of competition between relationship and internal goals. With this energy we need to keep it real inside, and allow the relating to play out.
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