Does everything feel very heavy going at the moment? Hardly surprising. This is a huge week astrologically and for many this is the stuff of transition, a time of endings and beginnings, involving big decisions or serious commitments, either involving us directly or those closest to us.
Mercury – Uranus combinations are notable for insights, brilliance, light bulb moments, spontaneity or for news of the exciting, unexpected or sometimes shocking kind. Whatever the event the main hallmark is one of surprise.
Romance is well starred with Venus being in on the act, from quality time with your partner to meeting someone new that you’ll be seeing a lot more of. Jupiter is opportunity and Uranus always carries the message of potential, and reminds us how quickly life can change, from one minute to the next.
Symbolically this is the stuff of the darkest hour is the one before dawn, that the relationship between light and dark is dyadic (two parts making a whole), that we can’t have one without the other. We know daylight only because there is darkness, and vice versa. We know and value life because we know there is death. In our lifetimes we all go through probably hundreds of “deaths”, those moments when things come to an end but which are not the end of our life experiences.
This is a really big week. The themes are transition, choices, healing and toughening up, especially in terms of personal boundaries and maturity. So much is written about nurturing the child in us, recognizing the little boy or girl inside all of us, but this week it’s about releasing old hurts, valuing the lessons learned and honouring the adult you’ve become.