I never write my blog in advance, it’s always the first job of the week on a Monday morning. I spent all of last Friday thinking it was Saturday, but to spend the whole morning thinking it was the 10th and not the 3rd of June… I was a whole week ahead of myself! Thank you to my friend and colleague Sally Kirkman for being immediately on the ball and correcting me! So please disregard the first post for 3 June… and read on.
So, what is really happening this week? Venus changes sign about once a month and she moved into Cancer in the early hours of this morning. Traditional astrology doesn’t recognize this as a placing of “dignity” but it’s a lovely combination. The love planet in the Moon’s sign spells nurture, protection, and the importance of family and kinship. She harmonizes with Saturn and Neptune on Friday, paving the way to the big Saturn – Neptune trine of next week – which of course you’ve now had a sneak preview of.
Mercury moved into Cancer last Friday and makes the harmonious contacts to Neptune this evening and then Saturn in the early hours of tomorrow morning. So these aspects too are part of the unfolding bigger picture.
For now it may help to recognize the main characteristics of the water sign of Cancer. In addition to its connection with family/clan it is, more psychologically, linked to caution, introspection and the “sideways” approach of the crab. In other words this is not a week for going on the warpath or charging into anything headlong. Aforethought, testing the water, checking the facts and making overtures – you may notice yourself doing this or you’ll notice that this is how someone else is operating or how a situation is unfolding. I personally believe that avoidance is responsible for a lot of human misery but, for now, there may a situation which needs to be handled with the kid gloves of indirectness.
To what extent this will work is nevertheless in question as Saturday’s New Moon in Gemini (the communicator of the zodiac and sign of the Twins, so two of everything including opinions and “facts”) is flanked by Mars square Neptune, and Mercury square Uranus. This is a recipe for distortion and confusion, OR for discovering where further clarity is much needed. Personally I’m operating along the lines of a Greek saying, Σιγα, σιγα– which means slowly, slowly.