Tuesday, May 30th
Mars in Gemini sextile Uranus in Aries, both at 26°
Wednesday, May 31st
Mercury in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn, both at 19°
Thursday, June 1st
Venus in Aries trine Saturn in Sagittarius, both at 25°
Saturday, June 3rd
Venus conjunct Uranus in Aries at 27°
Sun in Gemini trine Jupiter in Libra, both at 13°
Sunday, June 4th
Sun in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces, both at 14°
Mars enters Cancer
This week begins on last week’s edgy note. Still immersed in the intensity of the Mars/Saturn opposition that occurred Sunday night/Monday morning, the week will take a moment to get moving.
But by Tuesday, Mars moves from the tight squeeze of Saturn to the electric influences of Uranus and breakthroughs abound. Mars battles notions of conformity with Saturn, but swiftly moves on to more enlightening options with Uranus. The energy of the two combined is a highly combustable combination, but one that revs the engines of ingenuity.
Wednesday offers a momentary whiff of stability as Mercury in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn. Deep conversations can lead to longer lasting changes, the kind that you can build upon.
But by Thursday all bets are off agin, as Mars isn’t the only planet to be shaken up by Uranus’s rays. As Venus finishes up its last few days in Aries, it makes a conjunction with the planet of chaos and change. Venus and Uranus together are an unlikely duo. Venus tries to build bonds while Uranus breaks all ties to the familiar. These two together can bring abrupt changes to the nature of our relationships but they can also bring the kind of challenges that lead to the necessary breakthroughs that we need within them. True love requires real freedom. How do we know what our hearts want until we understand that we have the right to choose whom and how we love?
On the same day that Venus conjuncts Uranus, the sun gets a mighty lift from Jupiter. Jupiter and the sun together create possibilities without limit. Jupiter is in a powerful position at the moment as it is preparing to station direct in the next week and a half. The sun and Jupiter are majestic and magnanimous in this position, creating an opportunity for optimism, expansion and overdoing it.
On Sunday, the sun then goes onto make a confusing square to Neptune, ending the weekend on a note of intoxication or just plain old exhaustion. For those of us that go big, Saturday’s sun trine Jupiter might make us go too big in the wrong direction. Find your limits and be grateful for them; otherwise Sunday’s hangover might stay over for longer than you’d like.
On Sunday, Mars moves into the brooding realms of Cancer, where it will stay until July 20th. Emotions tend to get distorted with Mars in Cancer and explosions of feelings happen well under the surface. Cancer can’t run the risk of being clear and concise, if it threatens the emotional connections that it has worked so hard to develop. But Mars in Cancer must still do its job, finding ways to be more forthright about feelings no matter the result.
Those that have natal Mars in Cancer (meaning that Mars was in Cancer when you were born), will be having a Mars return which will, in part, reveal aspects of how you work with this placement in your everyday life. It will be an exploration of how you deal with boundary issues and the ways in which you are learning to be more honest and open about what you need from others and what you need to hunt for on your own.
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Aries & Aries Rising
Core needs cannot be compromised. They cannot be cheated on. They cannot be minimized. Not if we wish to build a life that is supportive of our entire self. Not if we wish to build a life that can sustain our growth. Not if we wish to build a life that is considerate of our pleasure.
As your ruling planet, Mars, moves down to the base of your chart from now until late July, you’ll be asked to advocate for all you need as you rebuild some aspect of your foundation. Give yourself what you did not get as a child, but yearned the most for. Give yourself what you always wanted your parents to be able to give you. Give yourself whatever you have been hungry for all these years.
Give yourself permission to fill up.
The last time Mars was in this part of your chart was 2 years ago. Look back to that time to see if there are any correlations between then and now. What home, family or foundational issues you were sorting through then? Which have resurfaced now? How are you better equipped at this point to build a base for yourself that prioritizes your core needs?
As Venus makes a conjunction to Uranus, its last dramatic transit in Aries, it is asking you to witness all the ways in which you are actually fully prepared to make a quantum leap in your growth. Imagine yourself post leap, imagine being a little more free with your confidence, a little less weighed down by self-doubt and a little more willing to trust that all you’ve let go of recently is exactly right for the moment that you are living into.
Taurus & Taurus Rising
There’s one last piece to let go of. One last experience that will help you shake off what no longer needs to be hanging around. One last opportunity to understand how little you need to cling to when you have a solid grasp of yourself.
Life is trying to tell you how good it feels to have only the truth left. Only the essentials to carry forth with you. Only the distilled essence of the lessons to bring on the journey.
The truth is, you are enough. Everything else in life is just a lesson nudging you towards that inevitable conclusion. Everything else in life is just a confirmation of how lousy it is to not center that sentiment in all you do. Everything else in life is just an experience hoping that you will pick up on that truth and run with it, helping others to understand the same.
The truth is that you are enough and there will never be anything that you could add to who you are that would make you more enough. Enough is enough. All you need to do is keep breaking with the traditions that you come from that tell you otherwise. All you need to do is continue uncovering this core belief no matter how covered up it has been. All you need to do is awaken to it at every moment in the day so that you can begin to experience your life through a different paradigm, one that allows you to enjoy much more and struggle much less.
Gemini & Gemini Rising
Distractions can appear to be painful detours from productivity, but they can be important allies when we are trying to find our way through the density of being. When suffering with something, it is always good to distract ourselves with self-love, art, nature, friendship, mysticism and all things that inspire a sense of possibility about the future.
While last week may have given you reason to indulge in distractions of all kinds, this week helps you to consolidate the importance of the lessons you have recently learned and begin to put them to use. In fact a feeling of relentless optimism should be paying you a visit, making the formerly impossible, possible.
Sometimes all it takes is a shift in perspective.
Part of this sense of expansion might come from realizations that you have while spending time with friends. So do so. Part of this exuberance might come through the creative projects you are currently working on. So make sure that you spend time working on them. Part of the experience of abundance may come as a result of having dedicated yourself to the more hefty work that last week demanded that you do. Now you can enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Take any levity that these days bring to heart. Take the experience as a sign of your ability to continually rebound from the unbearable. Take whatever this week brings and allow yourself a moment to enjoy the freedom afforded to you to enjoy yourself and your life as it is.
Cancer & Cancer Rising
Most of us need continual reminders that it is not only possible to change, but that it is necessary and inevitable if we do any work on ourselves at all. When mired by the resurfacing of past patterns, it is easy to think that our current emotional state is the only one that will ever be, no matter how hard we work on ourselves. When we are left raw by exhaustion or overwhelm, we are also more vulnerable to anything that resurfaces.
These next few weeks are ones that ask you to review and sort through all that has accumulated over the past year. It asks you to remember that shifts happen when you apply yourself to the work that demands to be done. It asks what fears you are no longer willing to feed and what fruitless endeavors you are no longer willing to entertain. It asks you to proclaim what you are ready to protect, nourish and love into being.
This week, all of the inner work is met by equally exciting experiences that fuel your career and help you to make your mark on the world. This combination allows you to become more aware of what it is to be dedicated to showing up in the world authentically, no matter the circumstances. This combination requires that you be willing to take actions on behalf of your beliefs. This combination requires that you keep developing faith in your ability to listen to and learn from each individual situation. As Mars enters your sign for the first time in two years, you’ll be asked to take the actions that feel right for you while developing the courage to say no to the ones that do not.
Leo & Leo Rising
There’s nothing like being surrounded with those that get you. Feel you. Forever help to float you through the difficulties of life, no matter how dense. This week acts much like a celebration of the connections that inspire the best in you. This week offers you new connections that have this kind of potential. This week offers you the opportunity to break from any beliefs that get in the way of more of this occurring.
Where you go in life, in part, depends on your ability to foster connections of the highest quality. Use this week to mark these blessings by treating those that you love with great care and love.
These extroverted blessings are met with an equal pull inward. As Mars moves into a part of your chart that it hasn’t ventured to in the past 2 years, you’ll be asked to do some research into the nature of what gets in the way of your personal progress. These battles are deeply personal in nature and need to be addressed in settings that give you the freedom to explore the aspects of yourself that aren’t as likable as the rest of your astrology would have you be.
Over the coming weeks you’ll need space for both. The personable and the provocative. The sweet and the surly. The amenable and the uncooperative. Both will have much to teach you about the importance of allowing yourself a full range of experiences and expressions. There is much coming to you and wanting to be made manifest through you in the coming months. Reaching far and resting deeply are both equally necessary for these creations to come to light.
Virgo & Virgo Rising
Career. Social status. Reputation. It’s been a place of much confrontation lately. Whatever fears you’ve faced here, whatever issues around self-worth you have been able to directly engage, whatever lessons you’ve learned in regards to communicating what your talents and limits are, will be met with appreciation.
The work that you do on yourself is rewarded.
Do what you can this week to show up for the work at hand with all the solutions that you can muster. Be proactive. Offer the key that other folks have been trying to find. Be unwilling to wait for someone else to make it right or make it rain. Be your own source of sustenance and offer what you’ve been able to conjure up freely. You’ll find the rewards unexpectedly rich and worth the effort.
As Venus finishes its impossibly long transit through Aries, it helps you to make the commitments that pair your energy with the proper partners. This has been five months in the making so whatever collaborations you are considering need to be bringing you opportunities to put your skillset to good use. In regards to any negotiations, lead with your best assets but also with your willingness to learn what you don’t yet have mastery over.
Libra & Libra Rising
This week is asking for the ultimate experimentation and reinvention when it comes to interpersonal experiences. Your unions get to be what they need to be. Your relationships are allowed to define themselves for themselves. Your partnerships deserve to be addressed as unique agreements unto themselves. There is no one size fits all when it comes to being in cooperative consensus with others. Any system, person or paradigm that tells you otherwise can suck it.
This week brings to a close the major relationship lessons that you have been working your way through since the beginning of 2017. Make certain that the commitments you make stem from an unwavering respect for what you and your loves need. Every well-thought out commitment can be architected so that it creates a sense of personal freedom and well-being for all involved. Each commitment that you make needs to be an equal commitment to yourself as it is to anyone else.
With Mars moving up to your 10th house of career and reputation, you are entering a time of increased activity here. The relationship dynamics that support your ability to grow your commitments to your calling will not only become affirming in the coming weeks, but also incredibly insightful. Those that are able to create and grow with your relationship goals will also help you clarify, create and stick to your career goals. One supports the other.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
Make a list of the relationships that drain your energy. Make a list of all that exhausts you. Make a list of all the things that have let you down lately.
These are all situations that are getting in the way of your healing. Situations that might be stalling your ability to grow. Situations that let you know that it is time for a change that can only come from deep within.
Change with conviction.
Use this week to write each of these situations a break-up letter. Break up with undernourishing yourself. Break up with social contracts that leave you with less than you need for yourself. Break up with feeling an obligation to show up for things that are beyond your responsibility or capacity.
Show up for what you value by fighting for its right to exist. Show what you value how much you care for it by taking the necessary risks to uphold it when and where needed. Honor yourself by personalizing your philosophies. If caring for yourself isn’t ingrained into your core life principles, then what good are they?
As the next couple of months unfold, you’ll be asked to keep centering the beliefs that you want to construct your life around. Make sure you are in integral part of the tenets you most wish to live your life serving.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
We have to be able to understand the potential of the relationships that we are in, while at the same time appreciating the issues that they help us work through. If we are ever to heal and have a chance at being truly known, intimacy requires that we have our core issues exposed, examined and understood. This can sometimes feel like life is grounding us down to nothing, but in reality we are being relieved of what won’t let us live or love to the best of our ability.
Last week gave you access and insight into what inhibits your interactions with others. It helped you to explore a painful aspect of an unhealed hurt. It helped you to appreciate the consequence of leaving such a wound unattended to.
This week wants to help you explore the potential of the partnerships that are willing to do the work. There may not be a happily ever after, but there can still be a happy to keep working on what we can together. When our connections have the capacity to address and unpack the inevitable issues that will arise, they have the ability to lead us to a mutual majesty.
Living life this way strengthens your ability to go out into the world and make new connections based on what is most important to you. It also allows for a natural well-spring of creative energy to be freed up. You can look forward to both happening this week.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
This Sunday, Mars returns to your 7th house of partnerships for the first time in 2 years. Mars will transit through this area of your chart for the next 2 months, asking you to work through the more compulsive relationship issues that tend to get your goat. Mars moving through this part of your chart will tend to teach you about the boundaries that you need to set and the boundaries that you need to respect. Here, Mars encourages the more intense relationship dynamics to surface. When Mars is in the picture, there is no denying its influence or its propensity to instigate a riot every once in a while.
While that kind of uprising is on the horizon, it is far from clear what exactly it will entail at this point. Your best bet is to keep a watchful eye on the relationship issues that begin to arise over the next couple of weeks. Deal with them like you would any serious situation, with both graciousness and an unflinching watchfulness. Whatever these situations develop into will become important points to reflect on for weeks to come. How well you track these developments will help you to make the most of their insights, lessons and love notes. Remember that feelings have their own intelligence, their own way of articulating themselves, and their own timing in doing so.
2017 has already given you an incredibly rigorous training in liberating yourself from past patterns (most likely inherited from family) that have kept you from feeling free enough to be your glorious self. This week makes clear the kind of liberation you now get to inhabit, integrate and create with and from.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
This week boasts a significant boon for you. As the planets line up to compliment your best assets, you are well-positioned to be rewarded for what you are both naturally good at and what you feel best doing. Take this momentary acknowledgement to heart. Keep finding ways to work more of this magic mixture into other aspects of your existence.
Life isn’t easy but there are times when we can let go of straining and struggling and give in to what we are really good at doing. There will always be something to grow into, but this week wants to remind you of what is easily accessible to you always.
It also wants to help you liberate yourself from any social roles you have felt pinned down by. You are more than what others think of you. More than what others can imagine for you. More than what others understand about you. Keep allowing yourself to smash the paradigms that people put you in because they haven’t seen or understood your potential. Keep close to those that have the ability to see past the limited point of view that you tend to have for yourself. Keep working on building the relationships that aren’t resistant to you breaking down every barrier in front of you but are, instead, encouraged and encouraging when you do so.
Pisces & Pisces Rising
This week asks you to finish up with a couple of things, one of which is releasing control over the outcomes of your efforts. The more free that you can be when working with your resources, the more easily success will find you. The more dedicated you are to allowing your resources to show you how they wish to be used in the world, the more gratifying the process will be. The more willing you are to be taught by your talents, the more you’ll learn about all that they have to offer.
We are constantly evolving. Never let yourself be fooled into thinking you know everything about any part of yourself. Your talents included.
This week begins a 2-month exploration of your creative energy as Mars moves through your 5th house. What you desire desires you back, but sometimes its important that you be willing to make the first move. Show your creations that you are a worthy suitor. Go the distance to get to know them better and call up the courage necessary to pursue what takes your breath away.