The Uranus/Pluto square continues to be the major aspect of these historical times and it is being triggered hard by Jupiter in a T-square. Mercury will create a Grand Cross again with these three late this week, so stuff is really going to fly in world events this week. Three of our top stories are reaching levels of breaking and are cause for much concern. The continuing crisis in Syria, which I’ve blogged about multiple times in this space, is headed for its climax in early 2014 – this event has the potential to start World War III in my opinion if allowed to continue to spiral as it is these days. Violence will only beget more violence here and things could quickly get out of control. Peace and a new approach is the only answer, but humanity may be incapable of achieving that currently. Meanwhile, radiation levels continue to climb in Japan to their highest points yet (http://www.nationofchange.org/radiation-levels-hit-new-high-fukushima-1378647935) in the event that ushered in the Uranus/Pluto square on the day Uranus went into Aries. As someone remarked to me recently: “2012 may have really happened (with Fukushima) but it’s just taking time for it all to unwind.” Finally, every week more documents from Snowden and Wikileaks show how devious our own government has been spying on citizens and other countries including allies. The loss of trust but the American public is reaching levels that could explode out in mass protest soon and evidence points that the US government is preparing the military to crush the very citizens they are supposed to be protecting. Mercury in Libra can be a declaration of war when in stress, and a Grand Cross is as stressful as you can get. This week is bound to be full of distressing news for the general populace.
Monday starts the week in a very heavy mode. First off Mercury ingresses into Libra setting the stage for the Cardinal Grand Cross I mentioned above. This can bring mental indecision, as the mind jumps from one conclusion to another and can understand both points of view, and thus can get stuck in a quagmire when trying to make a choice. This is good for back and forth negotiations, striking deals, an objective assessment of situations, and keeping a balanced mind. There is an increased intellectual interest in the arts and beautifying surroundings. People’s tastes will be more refined. Words can be used to soothe others or to be diplomatic with. Relationship issues can be talked out. However, this day will be a heavy one as a fixed square forms among Moon/Saturn in Scorpio and Mars in Leo. Actions will be challenged and restricted by authorities/superiors/police/military. It may be hard to get going today physically, as things keep blocking you or your body doesn’t cooperate. People will be in general irritated/frustrated/resentful/struggling. Fears of inadequacy may pop up and block us. Suspicion of other’s motives will be high. Fights can easily break out. The best way to use this energy is to take on some physical task that requires discipline and a slow approach. Vesta ingresses into Virgo today also putting a focus on work performance. People may get critical of your work and some work relationships may be harmed. It is possible to be quite efficient in our work duties. This can also favor sexual relationships that are a service to others. Overall, this will be a very challenging day full of many physical blockages and depressed attitudes/emotions.
Venus goes into Scorpio where the Goddess is in detriment, as relationships get emotionally intense in both positive and negative ways. It is easy to get obsessive/possessive with loved ones or objects of our desire. This will either turn people off or on to you. For lovers, this can really deepen relationships to beyond this world levels. For imbalanced relationships, things can get very edgy, even dangerous under this influence. People will prefer to be with those they really trust now and may cut down on superficial relating/friends in order to focus on who counts to them the most. Mars quincunx Pluto is the biggest aspect of this day and continues to churn up some intense energy. People will be overly willful and their energy in being so will be jagged in nature. They will be feeling as if the odds are stacked against them somehow and they can get quite aggressive in their anger at feeling this way. Be careful of violent people or places today as it could be easy to become the victim of someone’s rage. This also indicates that we are being forced to change with changing circumstances in our environment. This can be quite hectic. However, it does give great endurance to do what we must when change comes and make the adjustments we need to. Another day where physical challenges have us frustrated and have us upset.
Wednesday starts a bit foggy with a Mercury/Neptune quincunx clouding up thinking and communications. Many people will live in their own world of fantasy over reality now. This can also make us very sensitive to our environment and others and easily influenced. It’s best to spend this time quietly alone in some meditative state. However, later in the day a Grand Trine in Fire forms among Moon in Sagittarius, Mars in Leo, and Uranus in Aries. This can really get us going both mentally and physically as our ideas feed our actions and can push us to some new edge/breakthrough that is beneficial to our well-being/sense of self. Overall this can be an exciting, active day.
Thursday’s only big event is a First Quarter square of the Moon in Sagittarius to the Sun in Virgo. The emotional side of us is looking for something new and exciting to do to keep us inspired about life, yet the ego/self wants to hold back either out of shyness, fear, negative self-criticism/judgment. Which side will win out is the question we each must ponder.
There are 6 lunar aspects on Friday that area mixed bag, so it could be an emotional roller coaster type day that is packed with much to process. Most challenging is the Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto and square Uranus firing up the Uranus/Pluto square energy. Relationships that restrict will be struck against suddenly and independently. Moon/Mercury square shows many arguments/disagreements may ensue. Fortunately, a Venus/Neptune trine should take much of the edge off. This combo harmonizes lower (conditional) and higher (unconditional) love and brings compassion and empathy for others. Soulmates may meet. This can also get us artistically creative zones.
Saturday and Sunday are the exact peak of the Grand Cross among Mercury/Jupiter/Uranus/Pluto. This may be a very challenging weekend full of multiple issues to deal with. People will be very intense and provocative in their communications and may tear each other up intellectually. They may get obsessive and forceful about their points of view and explosive in communicating them. It will be hard to control your own mind and tongue. Energy may get scattered yet stay intense. New experiences may challenge the mind to question itself and make some hasty changes. Interactions with others may be tense and require tough decisions. The best use of this energy would be to get into some study deeply of technology/science/psychology/the occult. Mars trine Uranus on Saturday will feed this energy even more perhaps to frenzied states. This can bring in many new experiences that fire you up. We may try to do things we’ve never done before. This can get you flippant at anyone who thinks they can stand in your way. A day when you can discover a new strong part of you. The Sun’s semi-square to Saturn on Sunday will give us frustration at certain authorities and feed the desire to break free of them. Mercury quincunx Chiron will have us adjusting our attitudes and beliefs from what we’ve just gone though. A very intense weekend overall full of activity and challenge/tension.
Next week has a Full Moon in Pisces and the Autumnal Equinox. Right now, I’m not sure if I will be continuing this blog weekly – the energy of these times has my time pinched, and although I enjoy doing this, it may become a victim of “too much to do in too little time in these modern times.” I’ll definitely check in when I can, but the immediate future is very packed for me with life’s activities. Fare thee well. Pray for peace. Watch your back.