Here’s what to watch for:
* A clash of desires or needs
* A clash of methods or philosophies related to how to fulfill or address different desires or needs
* Emotional demands, expectations, coercion
* The love of the mother, the sternness of the grandmother
* The maiden forced into mother
* The grueling demands of parenting, in general
* The preservation of family legacies, structures, routines, habits, security, etc.
* Challenging emotional, relational, romantic, and/or family dynamics all happening at once
* Death and rebirth within friendships, love, sexuality
* Purgation, revelation, passion, and explosive transformative dynamics in love, relationships, etc.
* The need or demand for emotional or sexual independence or control
* The drive of desires and the need for greater emotional maturity in relation to our desires
* The I Ching addresses today’s situation very nicely. The 10th hexagram of the I Ching is sometimes called “Worrying the Tiger,” and it depicts a situation where one has to walk past, over, or across, the tail of a Tiger. If things aren’t handled very cautiously, if all actions aren’t perfectly appropriate, the Tiger will bite and misfortune will result.
* Hexagram 10 is all about the proper way of conducting or carrying ourselves when the stakes are high or when we are dealing with a ferocious or intractable personality.
* When the 5th line changes, the teaching is clear and simple. Though fully aware of the dangers ahead, the individual is committed to moving forward. The line says, “the future is uncertain.”
* First of all, it’s nice to remember that while astrology can be amazingly predictive, as can the I Ching, there are always situations where the basic advice is to tread carefully because something is at stake and the future result isn’t yet a foregone conclusion.
* When the 5th line changes, Hexagram 38 appears, sometimes called “Estrangement.” It shows two people moving away from each other, in disagreement, thanks to differing personalities, needs, or desires. Despite the major discord presented here, and the need to distance oneself from those we do not share the big and important things with, the hexagram also says that success is possible if we focus on finding agreement on the small things.
* Applied to today’s astrology, the I Ching sequence is appropriate. Watch out for big principled conflicts, competition, strife, or challenges in romantic relationships, friendships, with colleagues, or even among family members. Tread carefully. If you have something to do or say, and you know it will create some level of conflict, be cautious as you move forward.
* If significant challenges arise, be thankful that important differences are being clarified. Be content to be yourself, and be careful of the temptation to try to bend others or situations to fit your desires. It’s not a good day to be demanding.
* Finally, the secret salve of the day is to find compromise and agreement on small things. If we can forego massive struggles of the will and ego, and find small things to accomplish or agree on with each other, things will turn out well.
* The Moon’s opposition to Saturn and trine to Neptune today reminds us that our hardest and most polarizing differences can be seen like jagged stones, while our devotion to finding small agreement is like the waves, which over time smooth even the hardest edges.
Prayer: Give us eyes for the small prizes of agreement. Wash over us with gentle persistence.