What to watch for:
* The Moon’s application to Venus fixes our body, mind, and soul on the objects of our desire. We might be asking ourselves how we can get something we want but can’t have, or how we might get our needs met within various relationships or partnerships where something is lacking. There is a temptation with the Moon and Venus in Scorpio to coerce and manipulate, to be possessive or even withholding in order to get what we desire. The question to ask ourselves is why or how have we gotten ourselves into a situation in which some very basic need or desire isn’t being met. On the other hand, is it possible that our desire reflects a craving that needs to be extinguished through concentration and relinquishment? Something that we easily forget when it comes to satisfying our desires or needs in any kind of relationship, friendship, or even business partnership, is that affection, thoughtfulness, small gestures of love or kindness, flirtation, subtle eroticism, quality unstructured time, or even just simple affirming words, help us get the most out of our relationships in terms of what we hope or expect our relationships to achieve for us.
All too often we approach people or situations with an eye for what they are lacking, what they aren’t giving us, or what we wish or long for from them, and when we do this then all of our relational strategies tend to become coercive and insincere. On the other hand, when we start with our common ground and begin with affection, love, teasing, flirting, thoughtfulness, kindness, and generosity of spirit, we often find that our core differences are easily set aside and we will start working for each other…asking, “how can I serve you?” rather than saying, “I’m not getting what I need from you.”
Affection makes us pliable because it precedes and proceeds our differences. Taken sexually this is the art of foreplay…foreplay AS the most substantial element of love making because it precedes and proceeds and is in some way superior to the accomplishments in between. Taken in terms of business, the human relationship and our common interests with those we do business with shape our deals and negotiating, because the relationship comes before and after the “deal.” Taken in terms of friendship, it’s the love and support that come before and after whether our friends are “being who we need them to be.” In terms of a marriage it’s the common ground of shared values and intimacy or quality time that comes before and after each individual’s personal goals or demands in the house. The list could go on…
* Mars is exalted in Capricorn and approaching a square to Jupiter. The Mars/Jupiter combination signifies a bold, faithful, confident, and charismatic leader, cause, or crusade. Mars/Jupiter is telling us that something can and should be done to advance, or Mars/Jupiter is telling us to get up and go already. The fact that Jupiter is in the sign of the scales may add some notion of justice, fairness, balancing, retribution, or equality, and the exaltation of Mars may provide the discipline, strength, and conviction to execute the ideals and principles of Jupiter in Libra. Watch for this reformative energy to be activated especially in the Capricorn/Libra ruled houses of your birth chart this week.
Prayer: Before and after…bring us back to the eroticism and creative power of affection and kindness.