Last week we saw the peak of the challenging square from Mars (aggression) to Chiron (wounding and healing). Perhaps you noticed, with Mars in the emotional sign of Cancer, that people around you were more reactive, either passive aggressive or outwardly aggressive, with feelings more easily hurt?
That influence is behind us, and this week he planetary influences over the next week are sweet and benign. It’s a good week to rest and recharge, especially if (like me!) you are experiencing an intense planetary shift in your own chart.
The only real difficulty, and it is a mild one, occurs between the 28th and the 31st when Mercury (the mind) faces off in a square to Neptune (dreamy confusion) and opposite Jupiter (confidence). This is an excellent time for creativity and spirituality – meditation, yoga, creating music or art. It’s not such a good time for difficult conversations as much can be misunderstood under this influence. The potential for arguments is high since Jupiter bestows the idea that WE are correct and others are not. It’s not a good time for making business decisions as we may be overconfident and tend to miss small details – but it IS a good time to listen for your small voice within and your intuitive guidance. After the 30th, Mercury will be out of range of both Jupiter and Neptune and the clouds will clear.
Venus (love and beauty) harmonizes with Saturn and Neptune between May 30th and June 2nd, a beautiful end to the month. This enhances our relationships and all of our interactions with others, and also inspires us to seek a more peaceful approach to the matters at hand. An awkward Venus/Jupiter aspect (quincunx) on June 1st may create some tension and a desire for greater freedom, so that would not be a great day to schedule something with someone with whom you are less than completely comfortable.
When we are being bombarded with the intensity of the outer planets, we often fail to appreciate the subtleties of these faster moving planetary cycles, just as the events of our lives make it difficult to appreciate the bloom of a flower or the flight of a bird. This week we have the opportunity to sharpen our inner senses and awareness!