Your guide to the week ahead, starting with Mercury in a very important role, playing into the Jupiter – Pluto, and wrapped around the Full Moon … Mercury is now stationing (appearing to stand still) in order to turn retrograde at the very end of the week. As above, so below, look out for where you too need to stand still for a while.
The love planets Venus and Mars squaring up to each can indicate times of friction or reveal your incompatibilities rather than your similarities. That’s not always a bad thing. A lot of relationship research shows that the couples who make the greatest success of their lives together are those who very different from each other. In fact, trying to make someone align with everything you want and in the way that you want is the fastest way to breed possessiveness and to suck the life out of romance. It’s not “sameness” that attracts us or fascinates us.
There are times for sacrificing our wishes and putting our own life on hold, such as a loved one being ill, but a staggering amount of time we humans are brilliant at pretending things are fine when they’re not, sometimes leading to sacrificing our whole lives and our true selves.