Passion. Obsession. Destiny. These are the themes that come up when Venus opposes Pluto, as it does this week and next. And since she’s moving in moody Cancer—and Pluto can be pretty brooding, even in Capricorn—the emotional climate is hot and heavy. Add to this a playfully flirtatious Mars in Gemini, beginning its sextile to expansive Jupiter in Leo; and a Retrograde Mercury unhelpfully backing away and refusing to communicate; and we have the makings for Serious Emotional Drama. The potential for romantic snafus is monumental.
“How can you be in two places at once, when you’re not anywhere at all?” –Firesign Theatre
Simple. Mars is in Gemini. From now until June 24th, the impulse to begin at least two projects at once will be hard to resist, particularly since ruling Mercury is retrograde until the 24th and we’re navigating by intuition alone. The good news is that we know what we’re doing and how to do it; the bad news is that we don’t know how we know what we know—only that the urge is almost overwhelming to get started moving madly off in all directions---no, wait! That can’t possibly be right! No—yes—oh, OKAY! Let’s get ‘er DONE! Yeah, and that, too!
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?”
Lewis Carroll’s Alice is caught in the toils of her own personal Mercury Retrograde. Ours begins today, and ends—all but for the catch-up Shadow Period—June 11th. And THIS one poses us a challenge: when nothing works in the outside world, we have to operate from within. So for three weeks, we have to trust our guts.
Ariel Harper Nave
“I believe that there is NOTHING sent us that we cannot handle if we know ourselves well enough and that’s why I do what I do.”