July 1 -7, 2015
© 2015 by Ralfee Finn
Hello to Aquarium Age readers in Meppen!
It’s another week of astro-complexity, as the planets align in complementary as well as confrontational patterns. It’s likely that regular routines will be anything but…making it wise to expect more than a few unexpected events to disrupt even the best-made plans. While some of these surprising shifts of fortune might be classified as negative, for the most part this week’s unforeseen plot tweaks are beneficial. That being said, there are also tough configurations that suggest an increase in power struggles and those conflicts run the gamut from petty to profound. Take your stand when a stand is necessary—and in certain instances it is—but also try to avoid becoming embroiled in a meaningless standoff that serves no greater purpose than blowing off steam.
The source of conflict is a Sun/Mars conjunction, in Cancer, opposite Pluto, in Capricorn. A Sun/Pluto opposition always signals power plays, if only because Pluto represents the issues of power and control. The Sun represents spirit, the life force made visible through each living being. When the Sun transits Cancer, human spirits in the material world become concerned with issues of nurturing, safety, and security. Mars signifies the arms, legs, and muscle of the body as well as the ego, and when it shares the same space as the Sun, in Cancer, emotional bodies lean toward taking action to ensure safety and security.
Capricorn represents the structures of authority—actual structures, such as corporations, government, and political parties, as well as abstract structures, such as the constitution or economies. Pluto symbolizes death and rebirth, and as it continues to transit Capricorn we continue to experience its transformative power through challenges to powerful yet stagnant authorities that no longer serve individual and collective needs.
But it’s Mars that poses the problem because Mars likes a fight, and as it joins the Sun/Pluto opposition, it turns those power struggles even more volatile than they might normally be. What’s more, today and tomorrow, the Moon conjuncts Pluto and opposes the Mars/Sun conjunction, supercharging the entire bundle with a compulsive emotional need to be in complete control. Expect lots of ultimatums, yours or others’. Also anticipate many of those demands will be completely unrealistic. The Mars/Pluto opposition is exact on July 15, and as it separates, Mars is conjunct the Moon. Yikes! Yes, “yikes” because those of us who are committed to keeping the peace are going to need all of our stamina to hold fast to our resolve.
The good news is the ongoing Venus/Jupiter/Uranus alliance that continues to provide sudden—and sometimes startling—plot twists that are capable of steering a well-plotted course to an entirely new destination. Today, the Venus/Jupiter conjunction, in Leo, is exact, but because Venus begins a retrograde phase July 25, she will spend most of July in close proximity to Jupiter, which means the positive and powerful creative potential of this combination will last for several weeks. A Venus/Jupiter conjunction in any Sign stirs romantic yearnings, but when you add the influence of Leo, those longings have the potential to turn deeply passionate as well as dramatic.
Uranus, in Aries, supplies the element of surprise as well as innovation to the dynamism of Venus/Jupiter, an influence that’s best witnessed in the recent United States Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. “Love wins” became the mantra of that day. Wouldn’t it be great if “Love wins” becomes the mantra for everyday, even the days beyond the influence of Venus, Jupiter, and Uranus?
Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Gemini May 21-June 21
Cancer June 22-July 22
Leo July 23-August 22
Virgo August 23-September 22
Libra September 23-October 22
Scorpio October 23-November 21
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Pisces February 19-March 20