There’s a astrological power play between Venusian and Martial states building this week.
We might be tempted to instinctively lay our allegiances with one side, but the invitation is laid out for us to align ourselves with both qualities more vigorously and intentionally than we might have been choosing to recently.
The Sun, Mercury and Jupiter travel through Libra – perhaps the most dignified style in the zodiac. And qualities of grace, tact and idealism hold a measure of reverence with this emphasis.
The previous New Moon was coloured by Libra’s harmonising influence. A sense of possibility regarding the beautification of experience was activated and we were encouraged to set loving and elegant intentions for ourselves.
Now the Moon moves this week to Mars-ruled Aries, conjoining awakener Uranus as we reach the Full Moon on the weekend. And an enlightening of our instinctual responses is available.
Meanwhile Mars grinds forward unimpeded to meet transformer Pluto in Capricorn.
Uncomfortable truths continue to be revealed and power is unleashed that has been buried deep within the established hierarchies of self and wider systems.
Mars and Pluto, as well as Uranus-Moon in Aries can provoke warlike responses to our insights – both emotional and intellectual.
We’re revving up and entering the red zone.
And a gear shift is certainly what’s required, but you have to try not to pull out of that corner too soon lest you miss a crucial opportunity to pick up some serious momentum.
(Better that than a car crash)
Can we remember to reach for Libran decorum while the agitation and aggravation is ever more powerfully triggered within us?
If anger, rage or frustration are the dances you find yourself looking to find your groove with, then perhaps part of the answer is allowing permission for all of it to be part of the diplomatic response.
Anger can be elegant, and resistance is exhausting.
If it’s feeling a keen sense of injustice and upset and idealistic disenchantment at the state of the world and finding your enemy in those who have opposing viewpoints – it’s high time to dig deep for some empathy.
Persistence pays off.
Like I said – it’s a power play this week. And while Mars is strong and has a lot of pulling power, Venus has her hand in, too, with all that Libra.
And we should try and tap into the strengths of each force.
Just like always, the level of consciousness of the alchemist determines the process and results of your experience and experiments.
This week if you resolve to bring the greatest sense of artistry you can to your challenges, then you have a much better chance of witnessing and participating in the wondrous beauty of your transformation.
To revolutionise your own, as well as the collective, emotional territory.
Rather than play victim or martyr to the terror that growth often triggers.