This week is another busy one astrologically. Today Mars, planet of action move into its own sign – go getting Aries. It has been in vague, gentle watery Pisces since May 13th and does not function very effectively there. When Mars is in Pisces, actions are often foggy and confused and things rarely move directly. The upside is that this is a good placement for defending the oppressed and acting on our ideals and principles.
From today, with active Mars in passionate, proactive Aries, the green light may be going on and our actions should carry a bit more oomph. However be aware that this is a time for reflection and revision as there are a lot of planets going retrograde, back tracking through the zodiac, these are; Mercury planet of communication, Jupiter, planet of belief and expansion, Saturn planet of rules and realism, Neptune, planet of illusion and compassion and Pluto, planet of deep transformation.
On Tuesday 30th June Jupiter planet of expansion meets up with Pluto, planet of transformation. This meeting is the second of three meet ups; the first was on 4th April and then both planets were direct, this week we have a retrograde conjunction and on November 12 we have the final direct conjunction. These all occur in Capricorn, the sign of business and responsibility. April 4th most of the world was in lockdown, now things are slowly opening up, but it is still a time to be cautious and not let our impatience get the better of us.
Finally this week Saturn, planet of rules and restrictions makes a final foray back into his home territory of the sign Capricorn. It is interesting to note that Saturn left Capricorn in March and moved into its airy zodiac neighbour, Aquarius on 22nd March just as most of the world was locking down in response to the coronavirus. Here in the UK we locked down on 24th March 2020. Aquarius is the sign of freedom and change, new ideas and the collective. Our freedoms were severely restricted in lockdown and yet we saw a lot of kindness, generosity and compassion at this time. There was a strong sense of community as people pulled together in this crisis. I am happy to say that this is still going on as we work together to help each other. We also have seen a lot of ingenuity, and Aquarius is a very inventive sign; many business have adapted their services so they can still continue to trade. Locally to us, there are many local business who have adapted, we have a farm shop, a take away and tea rooms who now take orders and serve from their windows, our pub does take aways and deliveries and this works really well. Saturn will continue to back track through Capricorn until September 29th when it stations direct at 25 degrees of Capricorn and then moves forward to complete its cycle through its own sign. It finally leaves Capricorn on December 17th to travel through Aquarius for the next two and a half years. The new normal is arriving!