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.
This is a very sturdy Venus – Mars combination. There’s plenty of earthy passion in the mix but yet again there’s the Capricorn message of true satisfaction lying in effort, the willingness to take on the serious job of loving and partnership. Don’t be afraid to work at your relationship. If you have grievances or if you want a better sex life now’s the time to make your wishes and feelings known, not in a demanding “you must satisfy me” way, but in a way that is respectful, authentic and acknowledging of the fact that every relationship is always work in progress.
This week’s astrology isn’t quite as dramatic but there are still a lot of factors in play that reflect themes of ongoing changes, along with closure or implementing information that is now making a difference. Firstly Venus is changing sign, entering Capricorn just after midnight tonight.
“Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.”
There is no better time for changing the way you think, or the way you teach or relate, than when Mercury the mind planet is turning direct. And as this turnaround is happening in Scorpio – sign of mystery, magic, psychic abilities or moments, the unconscious, our own underworld, our deepest and earliest imprinting, therapy, sex and, yes, power and control issues of all kinds – there’s an unmistakable link between a deeper understanding and empowerment, of the self and/or of another.
So there are some things that we may never know, some things we are not supposed to know, but some things we will know when Mercury turns direct (the 20th). Over the coming week be aware that there will almost certainly be things bubbling under the surface or taking shape behind the scenes.