What’s happening this week? There are two clear themes playing out, possibly related to each other and/or connected to last week’s events. You may remember that last week we had Venus and then the Sun making tough oppositions to Saturn. This week it’s Mars’ turn early Wednesday, followed by Mercury midday Sunday.
The golden rule to remember is as above, so below. Saturn generally signifies slow moving situations, or those that are difficult to adjust to. He is against risk taking, pushy behavior or disrespect. Saturn does things in the time honoured way, symbolizing convention, hierarchy and the status quo. He loves making us wait or warns us off the things/people that are bad for us. When you find the road ahead is blocked to you, or when you’re not getting the love/support that you need, you can be pretty sure that Saturn is in the picture.
The second theme is also a repeat. Last week we had Venus trine Pluto, this week we have the Sun trine Pluto on Wednesday evening, followed by Mars trine Pluto Sunday evening. For trine think triangle – the signs that are 120 degrees apart from each other, working in harmony as they share the same element. In this case it’s the element of earth as the Sun and Mars in Taurus align with Pluto in Capricorn.
In many ways this second theme challenges the first as Pluto symbolizes change, of the deep and total kind. From a craft point of view the astrological link lies in the fact that Saturn and Pluto are currently in “mutual reception” – in other words, Saturn is travelling through Pluto’s sign of Scorpio, and Pluto through Saturn’s sign of Capricorn. They are therefore in collaboration and sympathetic to each other’s causes.
So, difficult situations CAN be turned around but not in a hurry. For example, if you’re starting a new job, forging or rebuilding a relationship or rebuilding yourself after a health problem, or adapting to a new set of rules the message is slowly-slowly for now. It’s also a good time for taking advice from those you respect – professionals or those who can pass on the benefit of experience.
You may like to note that this is the last week of things being heavy going, so hang on in there if you’re struggling! Mercury is picking up speed fast, and will be a key player throughout May with a rapid chain of aspects that start this coming weekend with a sextile (harmonious) to Neptune, exact in the early hours of Saturday. Mercury rules language, Neptune rules altered states of consciousness including intoxication, so this made me think of “in vino veritas”, which just out of interest I checked out on Wikipedia. I leave you with these words!
“The Roman historian Tacitus described how the Germanic peoples always drank wine while holding councils, as they believed nobody could lie effectively when drunk.”
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