The week begins with Mercury forging a fantastic alliance with Jupiter , the planet of growth. Conversations can prove bright bubbly and optimistic, or or can they? I ask, because also throughout the whole week the Sun in Gemini, is in opposition to Saturn in Sagittarius . This therefore also activates the 3rd/9th house axis, which is also to do with communication. So, although there is this potential for more bubbly interaction, equally we also have to be thoughtful, precise and meaningful in what we say, otherwise people could pick up on it, either in social or more formal situations and challenges follow.
The great news however is that Jupiter is now moving forwards after its recent four-month retrograde, and in general in the sign of Libra, he is asking us to become much more conscious of our attitudes to interactions with others, our relationships in general, and the gift of understanding how life feels for others – even if it’s different to us. The thing is though, despite Jupiter now travelling forwards, he is still forging a Quincunx with the dreamy and drifting energies of Neptune. Understanding our needs and relationships and not becoming overwhelmed by the demands and expectations of others will continue to be the trick.
Ironically Venus the planet of relating but now in the sign of Taurus, forges a gorgeous link with Neptune on Saturday and Sunday. This reminds us that sensitivity and kindness are qualities we can all aspire to all of the time. The second slice of irony however comes from the fact that Neptune itself begins its own 5 1/2 month annual retrograde on Friday.
The Sun however does, despite its opposition with Saturn, forge a fine link with Uranus , urging us to expand our awareness to new ideas, innovation, and to upgrade our thinking where it is appropriate. This would be a fine time to buy a new bicycle, perhaps dual powered car – believe it or not, or to spontaneously get out and about and enjoy lots of small but interesting local trips. If you are someone who has a love of technology, as long as you have done your research and thought things through carefully (Saturn in Sagittarius) then this also can be a positive time of progress.