by Robert Wilkinson
Remember that despite the Great Fracturing being behind us, we still have major T-squares each time the Moon moves through mid-Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. And Venus is about to move through the T-square exactly at the Wesak Festival, setting things off in a big way one last time.
Yes, now that Venus is into Aries, we’ll be dealing with its opposition to Mars through May 12, and at the Full Moon Wesak Festival on May 14 at 24 Scorpio (same degree as where Saturn went stationary retrograde in early March!), it will square Pluto followed by a conjunction to Uranus the next day. It won’t square Jupiter until May 18. Still, that week will see echoes of the fracturing that took place in everyone’s life in some way between late December and late April.
We also find the Sun is currently opposed Saturn through May 11, forcing us all to slow down and be responsible whether we want to or not, and take a more mature look at what we can and cannot hold on to. This is a “stepping up” type of aspect, and is a point each year where we get to take a new look at our fears, limitations, and responsibilities, and move into a more fulfilling, more challenging Light/Life.
Along with these intensifying aspects, we also have Mercury square Neptune through May 12. So really, for the next week we see Sun opposition Saturn, Venus opposition Mars, Mercury square Neptune, and Venus square Pluto in the run-up to the coming Wesak Festival Full Moon!
Other lessons include being clear about your role, not indulging in put-downs or being put down, or taken for granted or being underestimated. Find the right approach to things, don’t get distracted by momentary passing whatever, and fit things into a long view, taking into account that everything on Earth unfolds in stages.
The good part to this is that the Sun is also quintile Neptune, sharpening our intuition or insights into collective consciousness. We add Mercury trine Mars and then sextile Venus, aiding all in using the tension of the opposition to discover new approaches, new awareness, new vision, and a sense of wider possibilities that will directly open up in late September and early October. By the Full Moon, Mercury will be exactly sextile Venus and Uranus, favoring a productive independence, originality, and a real sense of what’s coming in the future.
So go with the Sagittarian energies that will open up, even while trying to stay balanced, nurturing, caring, and innovative during the last blast of the Great Fracturing. This period is still within the umbra of the recent Solar Eclipse in Taurus, so we continue to be blessed in unique and significant ways by what evolves in May and June.
And of course, Mars continues to speed up gradually. By the end of this month we should all be feeling some degree of relief, and even joy at what’s developing. Full speed ahead, along with rough waters! Enjoy the ride....
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