Ever since the Sun left Aries on April 20th, there have been no major planetary bodies in the signs of fire other than Chiron. This lack of fire energy is associated with lethargy and a lack of motivation or inspiration. And not only are no planets in fire signs, but the fire planet Mars is in the water sign of Cancer which literally waters down its energies of passion and protection. Fire purifies and burns away the things we have already lost, which can be frightening for some of us and thrilling for others. But in the natural world, and the astrological one, we need a balance in all things.
Today the Moon moves into Aries, the most fiery of the fire signs – a subtle influence, but if we pay attention we can use that burst of fire to give us a boost. The sensitive Moon isn’t always that comfortable in Aries – we may find ourselves saying things suddenly and wishing we hadn’t, or feeling easily wounded, especially in the early hours of the morning Saturday/mid-day GMT when the Moon aligns with Chiron. Meanwhile, a strong square aspect is building between Venus and Jupiter. While squares are usually a challenge, strong aspects between the two “benefics” can give a lift for a few days and amplify prosperity and abundance. Our relationships are usually impacted positively by this aspect which culminates on Saturday. ❤️