-Leo Eclipse, Venus in Aquarius and Pluto-Jupiter Sextile-
The gist of this week’s astrology revolves around 1. The waning Full Moon in Leo, 2. A tangle between a-Cool-Venus and Deeply-Dramatic-Jupiter, and 3. Pluto’s unyielding dedication to both support personal passions and enforce the, as of yet, unofficial laws that govern our emotional world.
First, the waning Moon in Leo continues to find us in the midst of balancing, what can be best understood as, an inner transitory state. It may, for some, feel their life situation is out of control, by no fault of their own, particularly for Aquarius, Leo, Taurus and Scorpio (or those who have planets angles falling on or near 11° of those signs). Although, making an effort to slightly detach, while investigating behaviors and actions in the past it is possible to find a connection that clicks where it all begins to make a little more sense.
Aquarius can reap that bit of inspiration/enlightenment while pondering the phrase – “If I only knew then what I know now”. Leo is bound to think twice before relying on information from gossipers or otherwise considering the source in future dealings. Taurus will wonder how they ended up going along with this ‘routine’ only to be woken up by the fact that they’ve been too busy searching for inner calm outside of themselves. And Scorpio? Emotional discomfort (especially at the beginning of the week) has more to do with breaking boundaries you’ve placed on yourself unnecessarily. In other words Scorpios have been wanting to head out into unknown territory for a while and can’t see the point in delaying it any further even if experiencing some discomfort.
Secondly – that cool Venus in a scruff with the drama queen Jupiter in Scorpio: This isn’t about struggling to keep it light. If someone is regurgitating their deepest darkest, most vulnerable emotional fodder it’s probably not wise to chide them for how they ended up in ‘that situation’ in the first place. Tie back their hair. Offer a cold washcloth and maybe some Gatorade. Let them get it out. Heck, maybe you’re the one in need of a good purge. In that case, get it out all the same. Once, this episode is over you’ll feel different and so be able to handle the upward curve with an increasingly clear head. That cool Venus will go a long way into putting your situation, past or present, in perspective.
Lastly, …DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN …PLUTO! Throughout the year Pluto with be well angled to Jupiter. For the most part Jupiter’s placement in Scorpio is the influence that tickles the back of your throat, enlivens deep seated emotions that have stuck to your guts for what seems like forever, inducing this emotional purge of sorts. It’s the influence that has brought about the ‘me too’ movement and brought on a slew of legal battles. No question the period when Jupiter moved into Scorpio (last November) has, so far, been one for the books. Pluto exacerbates the issue and enforces a surety that this will have long-term effects. This is especially evident when Jupiter and Pluto work together, as they will for most of the year, to a greater or lesser degrees. We are still riding its heightened effects from mid-January. The force of this duo will peak again in April and September.
What does all this mean for your Sun Sign? Where Pluto falls in your chart you’ll be dead set on making a permanent change, lead by an intense psycho-emotionally driven mindset. Here inflexibility and determination, co-mingle with a touch of fear or even paranoia.
Where Jupiter falls, that’ll be the emotional chyme stirring, which, at times, hopelessly entangles guck from the past with anything that triggers it in the moment. Anyone had a bad night with Tequila? One whiff and it all comes back doesn’t it? The goal? Banish Tequila? Or maybe omit it from the list of possibilities when someone asks: “What’s your poison?
DEAD SET ON…: Being an authority in your field. Not without your Say-So. Career. BUT…MILK & TEQUILA comes up: Money. Debts. Shared Resources.
DEAD SET ON: Travelling, new experiences, freedom BUT…MILK & TEQUILA comes up: Projections. Relationships. Support. Responsibility.
DEAD SET ON: Managing finances. Debts. Loans. Investments. Strong bones. Good teeth… BUT…MILK & TEQUILA comes up: crafting an emotionally satisfying routine. Serving others. Workplace love. Giving back.
DEAD SET ON: Responsibility. Trust. Commitment. Relationships. Divorce. Marriage. BUT…MILK & TEQUILA: Excitement. Creativity. Freedom. Love. Children. Innocence. Fun.
DEAD SET ON: New routine. Health. Command over the schedule. Work. Service. Power. Truth or nothing. A favorite utterance: Like it or not. BUT… MILK & TEQUILA come up: The law. Work. Home. Family. Education. Sparking genuine heart felt motivations.
DEAD SET ON: Secrets of creativity. Children. Fun. Meaningful leisure. Meaningful career…BUT ..MILK & TEQUILA comes up: Too much fucking information. Psychoanalysis gone wild. Emotional past, present, future. He said. She said.
DEAD SET ON: Solid career. Solid Home. Solid family. Endurance. Complete change. BUT… MILK & TEQUILA comes up: Self worth. Stuck in the past. Gaining at the expense of another. Losing emotional connections. Transforming current connections. Emotional make-overs. Trust. The daily dollar.
DEAD SET ON…: Gathering information. Communicating. Siblings. Friends. Neighbours. Real talk to ignite real change. How to make it work without working yourself silly BUT …MILK & TEQUILA comes up: Allowing a new identity to push up and out of the old one. Testing boundaries, including unknowns. Becoming comfortable with unfamiliar – and letting it pull you out of yourself.
DEAD SET ON: Self esteem. Earnings. Making the money honey…from the power seat. BUT…MILK & TEQUILA comes up: Honey I lost my head. I bet you took it didn’t you? Past relationships. The blame game. Boundaries.
DEAD SET ON: Escaping the same old drama BUT…MILK & TEQUILA comes up: How long is this going to take? Personal responsibility. Does this fit in my future. What does my heart have to say about this?
DEAD SET ON: The right group of people. Connections. Belonging. BUT…MILK & TEQUILA comes up: Freedom. New experiences. Past experiences. Coloring outside of the lines. Emotional IQ.