Mars in Cancer squares Jupiter in Libra on Sunday the 25th at 2:07am EST. Jupiter will have a positive effect on assertive Mars which is struggling in emotional Cancer. Mars will need this benefic boost to function more effectively in Cancer. Over the next five days or so, this square will challenge us to take action on and acknowledge the areas of our lives in which we can benefit from more knowledge and tact. It’s so much easier to talk the talk before walking the walk, and this Mars/Jupiter square is calling us to walk the walk. Early Sunday the 26th, Mars will trine Neptune in Pisces at 2:18am EST, activating our intuitive senses and responses. Use this trine to lead you down the path that Jupiter illuminates the day before.
Mercury (in Cancer), our planet of communication, deal-making, and practical jokes has a very prominent role in this week’s astrology. It first squares Jupiter in Libra on Tuesday the 27th at 2:21pm EST. This square will amplify our inherent chatty, outgoing, and comical natures, so just try not to take anything too seriously. Conversations may become deeper, or even feelings hurt by careless remarks, once Mercury trines Neptune in Pisces the same day at 8:22pm EST.
On Wednesday the 28th, Mercury in Cancer meets up with Mars in Cancer at 3:50pm EST. Physical and verbal reactions to things that get under your skin may be highly likely today, and with these two planets in Cancer, the nurturer of the zodiac, you are being called to respond to these types of situations in a compassionate and understanding way. Don’t lose track of the journey that the Mars/Jupiter square has set you upon this week!
Natural leadership abilities will be enhanced for the next few days starting Thursday the 29th when Mercury opposes Pluto rx in Capricorn at 8:36pm EST. Pluto is a power-seeking planet, and retrograde in Capricorn has us restructuring our business approaches and ways that we manage our personal affairs. Opposite Mercury in Cancer, we are being called to combine our leadership qualities with our abilities to communicate to others that they are appreciated. Pluto is known to have a darker side, so be aware that meddling or gossiping will probably not end well.
Chiron moves retrograde early Saturday, June 1st at 3:09am EST and will remain that way until December 5th, 2017. Chiron represents our natural teaching and healing abilities—where we sacrifice ourselves to benefit the mental and physical well-being of others. Where Chiron is in our charts represents where our bodies, minds, instincts, and intellects merge. When retrograde, Chiron compels us to seek inner healing and teaching—to apply the blessings and advice that we have been giving others back to ourselves. The house in which transiting Chiron falls in your chart represents the area of life in which you will benefit most from doings so. Use the next 6 months or so to focus on self-care in that realm.
Moon Transits this Week:
It facilitates work on any project and makes sense of any problem as long as all possible details have been uncovered. Virgo is an earth sign, and therefore typically does well managing resources. It represents areas in which we are not necessarily coming up with the bright ideas, but we’re instead tasked with executing them, notably with an emphasis on perfection. Virgo is the virgin—pure and good, but also somewhat naive. It represents areas in our lives where we feel that everyone should get on our level, yet that is ever rarely the case.
This Full Moon in Virgo may feel like a slap in the face for those of us who are brought to the stark reality of our shortcomings. Being cold and dry, Virgo is one of the barren signs of the zodiac. With the Moon, our emotional core, being fully illuminated in Virgo, a factual and abrupt sign, there is little soothing or comforting to be felt when presented with reality. Note that the Moon is more powerful at night in Virgo because it is the nighttime triplicity ruler of the sign; therefore, it is more comfortable when able to discretely operate in the shadows without fear of criticism. Thus, you may encounter more will and motivation to work on your projects (personal, work, or otherwise) at night or in isolation during this period.
Notice that Virgo’s ruler Mercury is both in detriment and fall in Pisces, currently opposite the Moon at 27°. With the dispositor stressed and challenged, any planet in Virgo right now must listen carefully to the messages it receives so as not to misinterpret or misconstrue facts. Additionally, Pluto is in Capricorn, trine the Moon and opposite Cancer, the Moon’s native home, so there’s bound to be powerful changes and transformations attached to this Full Moon in Virgo. This is sharp energy that will likely feel confrontational, but also inspirational in that doors will seem open and options available due to the mutable nature of Virgo.
Furthermore, the Moon is also opposite Chiron which is currently conjunct the Sun in Pisces. Thus, the Moon is pulling on Chiron’s energy, which harbors areas of our lives in which we’re perpetually wounded or plagued. So close to the Sun at the present moment, this may be a common theme for recent dealings and experiences you’ve been having.
Gut feelings are important during and around this transit, as Virgo rules the lower abdomen and intestines and the Moon our stomachs. Pay attention to your physical and mental reactions during this Full Moon in Virgo. Good luck!
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