Here is a list of what to watch for this Valentine’s day:
* As the Moon moves closer to an opposition with Mars today might unfortunately involve the subjects of over heated discussions or debates, power struggles and stubbornness, agitation, violence, and aggressiveness, control, inflammation, and hostility…or at the very least there may be a distinct struggle between peace keeping or harmonizing versus agitating or catalyzing. Watch also for women’s health issues (Moon), surgeries or the need for intervention (Mars), or general physical or emotional health challenges (Moon/Mars).
* The Moon/Mars opposition is also potentially a symbol for sexual passion. An unstoppable force meets an immovable object. The way in which sexual intimacy can become a healthy or unhealthy power struggle, competition, or fight. The same transit sometimes involves the subjects of sexual crimes or abuse.
* Moon/Mars may also involve some amount of family drama, perhaps particularly focusing on issues with our mothers.
All of this is somewhat alleviated this evening by the Moon’s simultaneous trine to Jupiter this evening, which may lighten the mood, making all of the above themes easier to manage, or more playful, passionate, fun, or expansive and positive generally. Or, the subjects of faith, goodness, morality, ethics, justice, or beliefs may somehow play a role in an impassioned conversation or encounter that takes place today, especially this evening. Jupiter might also involve some element of romantic or spiritual or philosophical conquest into the Mars/Moon opposition, making whatever tensions occur into a much larger or more charged issue. Jupiter and Mars are sextile which might symbolize a military crusader or an activist or someone who believes the fight or standoff is about something much bigger. The question might become…”is it really this big of a deal?” Is it worth disturbing or disrupting something peaceful? Look for laughter, playfulness, and humor to help ease the inflation of issues.
Today’s transit also brings to mind the general division between people who may enjoy peace, control, and stability compared to people who enjoy intensity, combativeness, and dramatic depth.
Why do we resent happiness, peace, and beauty? Why are we so quick to think that these qualities are merely inauthentic? On the other hand why do we ostracize or dislike or attempt to silence those qualities we find disturbing and disruptive, or that force us to examine things that exist beneath the surface appearance? Good question for Valentine’s day…a holiday so frequently accused of being “superficial” and yet one that undeniably involves sweetness, peace, and love as well.
Prayer: On this day of love, help our love to be deep without being purposefully disturbing, authentic without coercion or hostility, passionate without unnecessary competition or control