Life situations and developments are reaching a state of acuity as another square between stage-setting planets
perfects. Today, the waxing square between Jupiter in Gemini and retrograde Neptune in Pisces completes together with Pallas in Aries’ conjunction to Uranus, which accentuates the Uranus-Pluto square even starker. This happens as Pluto’s dispositor Saturn, another major planetary influence, stationed direct at 22:45 Libra at 4:00 am EDT this morning, concentrating the structuring potential in social and relationship situations that affects established power mechanisms and systems. In this regard, we’re challenged to overcome disillusionment, apathy, a loss of faith, direction or ‘innocence’ and a sense of desperation and futility by recognizing opportune moments and occasions, adapting diverse viewpoints and concepts, learning about different cultures and religions or, in other words, open-mindedness and tolerance, exchanging knowledge, seeing the bigger picture and connecting globally. Consequently, a new cycle begins that combines personal politics and the path of individualization, or in the larger context of our society and civilization, mental strategies and tactics and the process of collectivization (growing together as a global community) in the daring, fierce, conquering and pioneering sign Aries. Thus, we could see individuals self-determinedly pushing their agenda for change or personal advancement forward as well as making smart, intelligent and courageous choices to instigate progress and reform, the initiation of new intellectual, ideological and technological trends and individuals and groups of people willfully and brave fighting for individual rights, ideologies and political systems, such as democracy, social equality, women’s rights etc. With the square to Pluto in Capricorn 7 times repeated, this is a make-or-break challenge not only for every single person, but for humanity at large and involves our most important structure – the Earth herself – and our dependence on natural resources or energy to the point of survival of our species – it is indeed fated (number 7) in the sense of “evolve or degenerate/perish”. As the Sun in Cancer casts a quincunx to the North Node in Sagittarius (semi-sextile South Node in Gemini), an adjustment in our life’s direction has to be made from past, habitual or traditional ways of living toward the fulfillment of our destined purpose, whereby we have to rely on education, on what we’ve learnt from past experiences and the support of connections we’ve nourished. Moreover, Saturn in Libra’s opposition to Eris in Aries that is playing in the background calls for integration into and reconciliation of unstable, unfair and unbalanced social and relationship situations with our Self-interests and emerging authenticity through harmonization of discordant mentalities, which requires that we balance our social or relationship realities with mindfulness and resolve a state of divisiveness and separation. Mercury will make ingress to Leo at 10:23 pm EDT, where he will traverse until September 1 due to an impending retrograde, which corresponds to a period when we focus on creativity, children and our Self-expression, when we center our mind and have self-centered thoughts, and also when we seek admiration, recognition and attention through communication and connections.
Tarot card of the day is the “10 of Wands”, suggesting that we’ve reached the end of a cycle after a period of struggle, where we now have to deal with the consequences of our achievement. This completion comes with great responsibilities and commitments though in order to ensure our ongoing success. Thus, we could be overextending ourselves as we carry our ambitious burdens by trying to do too much or because we have taken on too much. Therefore, it’s time to rebalance, to gather up our lessons and to recollect ourselves for the next phase life has to offer. As we press onwards, we need to pace ourselves, manage efficiently and prioritize or we could be ending up fighting uphill.