Here’s what to watch for:
* The Moon and Saturn together this morning in the sign of Capricorn create a heavier atmosphere to begin the day. It’s normal to feel constrained or restricted, or even somewhat depressive or melancholic. We may receive something when the Moon meets Saturn, but only what’s necessary, and we may also feel like an outsider, stranger, or wanderer without a warm reception. It’s also a good time for cutting back whatever is excessive and returning to simplicity. The good news is that this transit is short-lived and should be fading by later in the day.
* Meanwhile, Mar is moving into a square with Neptune in the next week. As this transit perfects it’s easy to become quite passionate about a particular cause or belief. What are we willing to sacrifice for the sake of something we care about? How far are we willing to go to fight for or defend what we love? On the other hand, this transit may tempt us to lose ourselves in a frenzy of passion, desire, anger, lust, and emotion. We should be on guard against fanaticism of all kinds right now, while also honoring the need we might have to act with greater courage and conviction.
* Mars is also moving into antiscia with Pluto over the next couple of days. Something quite explosive might be lurking just below the surface right now, so be mindful of the tendency for stressful situations to escalate very quickly. Pay attention to the “fault lines” in your relationships and within yourself, and remember that not every blowout is avoidable. We can learn a lot by observing what kinds of tensions are manifesting, on all levels, at this time.
* Finally, the Sun is just separating from a square with Jupiter, emphasizing the need for greater wisdom and understanding. However, when we live from our hearts we become a living example of wisdom. We become an “answer” rather than giving answers. We become great specifically because of how we show up in the small and everyday things. As soon as we start relying on our “expertise” rather than our empathy and compassion, we invite power struggles. The more we participate in power struggles, the less firm our foundation becomes, until we remember once again that “pride comes before a fall.” Real wisdom, real knowledge, real authority, and real faith, are great because they know how to remain small despite being in touch with great power. These are important lessons available to us right now!
Prayer: Teach us to find the freedom in constraint, the peace in the midst of great passion, and the humility that must accompany whatever authority we are temporarily given.