Today may turn out to be a surprisingly quiet day. Mercury in Libra is stationing retrograde and turning its focus inwards while Saturn is transitioning into Sagittarius this evening. The Moon is in introspective Scorpio who prefers solitude over lively company. Not only that but fixed signs dominate the sky today and they support maintaining the status quo, which means routine matters are favored over exploring new options. There is a feeling of being stuck in the mud today!
Like a lot of other people, I will be glad to see Saturn leave 29° Scorpio and move into Sagittarius. Those of us who have 29° personal planets or Ascendant have really been feeling the pressure lately. In part because it is Saturn and in part because it is the Anaretic degree. There is a strong sense of a chapter in our lives being wrapped up and put to rest. I doubt if the ending will be clean or abrupt but rather gradually fade away. Keep slogging away for now.
Spend the morning doing routine tasks while the Moon is still in Taurus because when it shifts into Gemini midday, the chatter begins. Now that Mercury in Gemini is direct, people are going to start remembering some little detail they need to pass on and so forth. Some of those conversations may be more argumentative than usual due the lingering effects of Mars conjoining the Gemini Sun during the night. Phone calls, texts or people arriving to visit are all possible activities. Make sure your phones are charged now!!
Today is also the day Saturn moves back into Scorpio and those with personal planets from 28° to 29° in the fixed signs will notice this move the most. Saturn moving back into Scorpio will give those folks with personal planets or ASC from 0° to 4° Sagittarius a bit of a breather. It will be mid-September before Saturn returns to Sagittarius and begins to make his final pass over the first four degrees. Saturn is currently transiting my first house and I’ve been loaded down with extra responsibilities for quite some time now. When it moved into Sagittarius late last year, my favorite hairdresser was forced to take a long leave due to back problems. She didn’t return to work until about the time Saturn left off conjoining my Venus. I was thrilled to have her back. Sometimes it is the small things that bother us the most . . . maybe because we feel more comfortable complaining about those. 😀
Two different agendas happening today . . . on one hand the Taurus Moon, with Pluto in Cappy’s backing, says slow down and deal with practicalities until late this afternoon when it squares Jupiter and goes void-of-course, announcing play time. On the other, an impatient waxing Gemini Sun-Mars conjunction demands action, both physical and mental, preferably surrounded by friends. Good day to stick with like-minded people.
If we another reason to pace ourselves today, remember both Mercury and Neptune are still on the sluggish side having just completed their changes in direction. Taurus Moons are good for staying present and firmly in the physical world. Simple and straightforward works best. Don’t forget tomorrow is the day when Saturn moves back into Scorpio for a couple of months, asking us to get serious about cleaning up any old business in our Scorpio houses.
Easy going week ahead as long as we don’t forget Mercury in Gemini is crawling along towards the moment it stations direct and Neptune in Pisces is stationing retrograde shortly thereafter. Oh yeah . . . Saturn returns to Scorpio on Sunday. But other than those three events, it’s a great week.
Fire and air signs completely rule the skies this week now that Venus has entered Leo, giving us four planets in fire until Saturn moves back into Scorpio on Sunday. Jupiter in Leo, Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries are the other three. The Sun, Mercury and Mars are all in airy Gemini leaving only Neptune in Pisces representing water and Pluto in Capricorn, earth. What this means is we will be long on enthusiasm and theories but short on empathy and pragmatism. Did I mention Mercury was still retrograde until Thursday? All too often plans made when Mercury is retrograde or at a standstill end up being revised considerably.
The litany of aspects between those fire and air planets is long and begins on Monday with a sextile between the Gemini Sun and Jupiter in Leo, followed by Mars in Gemini sextile Uranus in Aries in the wee hours Tuesday morning. Then we have Mercury in Gemini sextile Venus in Leo and the Gemini Sun sextile Uranus in Aries on Wednesday. That’s a LOT of wildly creative, vibrant energy swirling around! Very exciting!
I really hate to rain on people’s parade but it may be wise to resist the temptation to immediately implement those brilliant ideas filling our heads the first part of the week. If you think of them as rough drafts instead it would be good. We have some speed bumps the latter half of the week plus potential verbal explosions when the Gemini Sun conjoins Mars on Sunday. Write those ideas down and prepare to make some serious revisions in the coming weeks.
I don’t see Mercury and Neptune stations as negative events but they do require us to slow down and pay attention. Running head long through dense fog isn’t too bright and we may have some dense mental fog to navigate Thursday and Friday. In this extremely fast paced world where we can communicate almost instantly around the globe via the internet, when something occurs to prevent that from happening people freak out. Take it from an old lady who remembers what it was like before email, texts and all the delights of smart phones, etc, it won’t be the end of the world.
Saturn creeps back into Scorpio on Sunday where it will remain until mid-September. This is the last visit for another twenty nine years. Whew! It only moves back to 28° before going direct August 1, 2015. Saturn moving back and forth over 28° and 29° speaks clearly of the need for closure of some kind. I bet most of us already know exactly what needs to be concluded for once and for all, don’t we?
Mutable Pisces Moon Monday and Tuesday will help us remain flexible and open to adapting to whatever occurs. When the Moon moves into Aries on Wednesday it can increase the tension and generally pushiness. Thursday is cardinal crunch day when the Aries Moon squares Pluto early and conjoins Uranus in the afternoon. Impatience may make people very short tempered and feelings could get stomped on. After the Moon enters earthy Taurus on Friday morning it will help us pace ourselves and take stock of what has happened over the course of the week. We still have a Taurus Moon Saturday which is good for working in the garden and around the house. On Sunday the Moon arrives in Gemini during the morning and entices us to call some friends and play.
All we need to gain the most benefit from this week is be smart and move slowly. Inspiration can be refined and hammered into something truly helpful for ourselves and others. You can always run your best ideas past a solid, pragmatic earth sign friend before making them public. Please don’t forget to practice patience!
It has been one of those weeks when life swooped in and took over my writing time. The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries turned out to be a regular pot stirrer for me since it aligned with both my Libra Moon and my Aries husband’s Aries Moon. Had to drop everything to give him a hand on his job! He is also in the process of scheduling an elective surgery for his feet (shades of last April when he was hospitalized).
My Cancer dad is in the process of transitioning from Medicare coverage to his Long Term Care insurance and since I am handling that, it has also consumed a chunk of time. My Scorpio sister and I have spent far too many hours in banks too. We finally managed to collect the correct documents to get into his bank box and discovered our parent’s birth certificates! Turns out my dad has a late Libra Moon-Mars, both of which conjunct my Sun. He also has a late Taurus Ascendant which falls on my Descendant . . . no wonder I have ended up on his short list for those he trusts to handle his affairs!
Saturn is currently sitting on the midpoint between my Scorpio Mars and Mercury in the twelfth house, reflecting all the hours I’ve spent dealing with institutions of one kind or another since last Spring. Banks, nursing homes, hospitals and insurance companies all make that list. Wonder what will happen when Saturn emerges from my twelfth in November? More responsibilities to come? Yikes!