by Robert Wilkinson
I’ll give you more in the very near future, but for now remember to take it a little slower and easier than normal. Lots of squares, oppositions, and volatile conjunctions are happening now and into the next 9 days.
The run began with Mars opposition Uranus on December 25, and given the speed and orb, it’s still a major trigger for the next few days each time it’s squared by a planet in Capricorn. We have the superior conjunction of Mercury with the Sun on Dec 28-29, followed by Mercury and the Sun square Uranus on Dec 29-30. For those who care about such things, Uranus is still sitting on its stationary direct degree of 9 Aries.
Monday kicks off several days of Mars square Pluto, always a bit extreme and hard-edged! Then Tuesday we have Mercury conjunct Pluto and square Mars, a very tight T-square throwing the void into 12 Cancer. That degree has been active for quite a while, so again, search for the Mystery. Look for the revelation that yields illumination. Something can be born under this aspect, and while these squares can be volatile and disruptive, they can also break up log jams and bring a new flow to things we’ve been doing since last June and July.
Since Cancer is the void, trust your emotional intelligence to feel a new way of “knowing” how to move through the times. And of course, play good defense to find safety and security.
January 1, 3:14 am PST, 11:14 am Greenwich, brings us a New Moon at 11 Capricorn exactly conjunct Pluto, which means January will have the T-square as a major influence all month!! The Sun finishes this run of hard aspects when it squares Mars on Jan 2-3, though the square influence will last at least another day or so after that aspect is exact.
I’ll close this by reminding you that Sun, Mercury, Mars, and Uranus are all “hard” energies, showing us how to live through better coordination of affairs and acting in a balanced, organized manner. Shortly, as the planets move through Capricorn, they will all oppose Jupiter, and eventually Mars will square Jupiter as well. So a lot of the challenge to be careful and thoughtful between now and January 5 will yield a Jupiter lesson or reward not that far down the road.
All of this is prep work so we can handle the disruptive Grand Cardinal Cross of late April. Mars is moving through the exact degree zone it will be in then, so pay particular attention to how to use Mars in Libra energies to best effect. And the Venus retrograde continues! This is also important, since it’s the dispositor of Mars in Libra and therefore the backdrop to how Mars works right now.
So slow down, take it easy, and when in doubt, don’t. No fast moves over the next few days, and be particularly careful since there’s a hard edge to the atmosphere. These conjunctions and squares are pretty challenging, but by moderating what needs smoothing out, you should be able to do well. And yes, there are some very unfair things going on, but once Mars goes retrograde, most of this gear-jamming will be revisited and undone.
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