Hello Moonbabies ~ it feels like much time since my last writing to you!
I’ve been rooting and feeling into many changes and realizations in the past weeks. The Mars retrograde seems to be affecting me in a major way, which makes sense since he is traveling backward in Sagittarius, which rules my 7th house of intimate relationships…..Mars is a strong influence, guys!
So it’s interesting that today at 2:14pm PDT, La Luna releases her fullness VERY close to Mars in Sagittarius – they will be less than one degree apart, a pretty tight conjunction. This also means that BOTH the Moon and Mars will be opposite our Sun – therefore, the Sun will be spotlighting/drawing attention to both the receptive nature of the Moon and to the very exertive nature of Mars. They will quickly draw themselves into a complete conjunction and cross paths in opposite directions (Mars slides back into Scorpio next Friday the 27th, but that’s another story).
We are being called to look at the yin and the yang of it all! The feeling, emotional, empathic side of ourselves. The active, aggressive, decisive and desirous places in us. These two can merge, these two can cross paths, these two can MAYBE even understand each other.
This is all happening in very beginning of Sagittarius (between 1-2 degrees), and this gives this conjunction a very fun, lively, free-spirited flavor. Sag is the Archer, the adventurer, the activated dreamer. He is kind and playful, youthful, brave and very optimistic. He is ruled by Jupiter; so how can he not bring good fortune! He can help us put our hopes into action, he can help us begin with fresh eyes and a clean heart, he can remind us that there is always more light if we but reach for it. In fact, Sag will often ask us to have faith, to trust and to believe. He himself is a satyr (a magical creature, half-man/half-goat), also he is often depicted as a centaur (half-man/half-horse, but that is actually Chiron the wounded-warrior). The point is, Sag is a magical creature – and he can support us in experiencing our own special brand of magic(k).
Ok, aside from this very enchanting Full Moon with Mars conjunction, some other notable heavenly happenings include:
- Sun in Gemini! – as of yesterday (Friday) at 7:36am PDT. Gemini is the intellectual, the Twins, the mind discovering all the patterns that make life so interesting. Gemini is fascinated by puzzles, riddles, solving mysteries. Gemini is eternally curious, talkative and has an insatiable brain. Gemini is sometimes accused of being superficial, or even two-faced, but if you really know Gemini you see how egoless this androgynous sign is. Gemini looks at the BIG picture, and its inquisitive nature is much more interested in facts than dreams. The Twins are naturally playful, though, so this can be a very social time while the Sun travels here. Gemini wants to put ducks in a row and make sense of things, but not at the expense of enjoying the process.
- Mercury Direct! – tomorrow (Sunday) at 6:20am PDT. Remember, speedy Mercury goes retrograde 3-4 times/year – it’s not this incredibly rare and exciting thing. But definitely pay attention to the junctions when “it” (Mercury is androgynous, like Gemini which it rules) stations retrograde or stations direct. So don’t be surprised if lines of communication DO get mixed up or go haywire in the next few days – Mercury is flipping itself around right now!
I will say that I love Mercury is spending extra time in Taurus because of this retrograde. Taurus is all about the body, sensuality, the Earth, creating roots, experiencing pleasure and finding value in the physical world. This could lead to a tendency to want to buy things and find value in materialism, but we can also channel this energy directly into our bodies, slowing down, finding a pace that is in rhythm with the deeper energy of the Earth. Taurus is ruled by the lovely Venus, who herself is residing in the sign of the Bull until this coming Tuesday, so let the Taurus energy really love you up for the next couple of days – it could be fun 🙂
That’s all for now my darlings! I’m off to yoga and to empty my brain!
Take what you like and leave the rest, with all of this.