Venus in Cancer opposes retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, confronting us with the necessity to face inconvenient and uncomforting truths we can no longer avoid or sidestep as they contradict the values we support or would like to foster together with the feelings or sense of appreciation and harmony we’ve been striving to nurture and cultivate. With the Mars-Saturn conjunction perfecting in Venus’ sign Libra, a new cycle of assessing, balancing and sophisticating our intentions, approach and actions in regard to the rules of engagement and thus within the context of social and relationship situations begins. The Sun in Leo’s tense sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Uranus in Aries urges us to reinvent ourselves amidst reversing trends we have been fighting, while liberating or relieving ourselves from the drama we’ve been drawn into and shining a light on the choices we have. After the Moon’s ingress to Leo at 2:04 pm EDT will we be more playful and creative as well as self-centered.
Tarot card of the day is the “8 of Swords”, suggesting that we need to look at a difficult situation from a new angle and with a different perspective. Because our thinking is limited and we’re struggling to see a way out of our dilemma, it is imperative that we open our eyes to the options that lay in front of us. There are choices available, but in order to recognize them, we have to get into the right mindset first.
In the news: A painful economic recession, rising unemployment and biting austerity measures may have already driven more than 1,000 people in Britain to commit suicide, according to a study published on Wednesday (social injustice combined with ‘dramatic’ evaluation of the situation). – American gun lovers turn to Russian AK-47s – US civilians are now buying about the same number of Kalashnikov-style weapons as the Russian army and police (gun laws [Mars-Saturn in Libra] are “out of balance” – the stage is set up for more ‘blood drama’). – Seven students forced to eat lunch on their New Jersey school’s gymnasium floor for two weeks as punishment won a $500,000 legal settlement, their attorney said Tuesday (extreme measures been taking have been settled with an equally proportionate amount of money).