In the US show X-Factor, a group called Intensity just got sent home… and the recent Scorpio intensity can do the same as it takes somewhat of a back seat (the Sun is still there) to expansive playful Sagittarius (Mercury, Venus).
Sun opposite Jupiter also helps to lift our spirits, and a Grand trine between Mars, Pluto and Jupiter gives positive expression to these powerful forces.
Isn’t it nice to hear good news for a change?
Something can move forward now that has felt blocked, though we do still need to watch for Neptune’s capacity for blurring reality. This planet of illusion and delusion affects both Mercury (communication) and Venus (love and money) (" A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one..." lalala ) .
Neptune square Venus is highly prone to projection and fantasy as it seeks the ideal. Remember, squares create tension and stress. She or he may be that perfect soul mate you have been waiting for… or not. Take your time, go slow and read the fine print. And be careful with those Neptunian indulgences/substances… relaxing though a drink or two may be, this is a time to keep your eyes wide open.
And as I mentioned last blog post, Neptune weakens Mars directness through deceit and denial, so there more chance now for dishonesty and misunderstandings. Luckily, Saturn’s Trine to Neptune and sextile to Mars will help ground this otherwise dodgy energy.
In the short term, the Moon just passed over Chiron and Neptune and is still in Pisces. It’s a dreamy gentle atmosphere now… good for creativity and inspiration. If you had a bit of a rough ending to the week, and/or felt a shadow of vulnerability pass over you the last few days, it’s lessening now.
The combined energy of Chiron and Neptune can bring a shift of profound healing to our inner selves, though it is not always very comfortable. Be kind to yourself and others. And remember…this too shall pass.
“And the seasons they go round and round
and the painted ponies go up and down…
We’re captive on a carousel of time.
We cant go back we can only look
behind from where we came
And go round and round and round
in the circle game.”