No matter where you live on earth, today the day is equal to the night. The Sun is equal to the Moon. The nature achieves the perfect equilibrium between day and night, male and female, high and low.
And this is the perfect metaphor for the sign of Libra. Libra’s mission in the Zodiac is to strive to find the balance between opposite factors. Libra feels compelled to act when one side of the scale starts to tip. Libra is the only sign on the Zodiac NOT represented by a living being, and this is because Libra is the sign of pure reason and judgement. I am sure you all know many Libras who are anything but fair or reasonable (that’s because no human being can have all planets in the same sign) but in its pure essence, Libra is all about unbiased reason, about equality and fair chances.
During this transit our negotiation will become easier and more productive, and our decision making will improve too (some say Libras have a hard time making decisions, but this is only because Libras only make good decisions, and some decisions indeed need extended time and research 😉
We will find easier to put ourselves into other people’s shoes and see things from a different perspective.
The coming 30 days are a good time for relationships in general and for social activities, so make sure your calendar is full with meetings, events and parties
We won’t have this aspect in the next 60 years so this might be our very unique opportunity to learn about how to grow into a greater human being by taking a look a closer look at ourselves, and learning to accept ourselves with all our scars and imperfections.
The opposition takes place on the Virgo Pisces axis, the axis of self development and service. Because Jupiter is involved, the lesson we learn now is one of generosity and kindness. We can only give to others if we learn to give to ourselves.
Kindness ultimately is not a skill to be mastered, we all have it inside ourselves, but we can only cultivate it if we accept the idea of being without any expectations.
Venusian charm is combined with Mercury’s emphasis on communication in the sign of Self Expression (Leo).
The mind and the heart are fully in tune, our communication is harmonious and we feel confident and optimistic in expressing ourselves.
The transit promotes great conversations and intelligent as well as exciting relationships. Even the shy ones of us will find it easier to speak up. It’s easier to be confident and articulate when you speak from your heart. This is the message of this transit.
In the photo we have Michael Jackson and Slash-> they both have the Mercury Venus conjunction in Leo in their natal chart.
The duo collaborated on “Black and white” and “Give into me”. Both songs capture the essence of the Mercury Venus in Leo magic: self-expression, authenticity and the need to be loved for what one is.
We have a Grand Water trine with Mercury in Cancer, Mars in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces.
During this transit we feel more at ease to express our emotions, even those we kept buried inside for years and years. The energy is very healing and flows – literally – like water.
To get the best of this transit, tune into the healing powers of water. Go by the water if you have the possibility, and if not, try a meditation that is centered on water, or simply listen to the sound of a river steam of to the sound of the waves.
A meditation you can use to tune in:
Find a quiet space inside your home or outside in nature. Start by breathing deeply to calm down your mind. Then imagine you are next to a stream, or by the sea. Listen to the sound of the water, and let it fill the space in the head until there is nothing but that sound. And then, as you go into the water, feel it against your skin. How does it feel? Then picture yourself as water. This could be a drop of rain, an ocean, a river, a waterfall, even a teardrop. Imagine yourself merging with the water, and let it guide you. Reflect on the feeling of being one with the water until you feel relaxed and at peace.
Juno is the wife of Jupiter and the queen of all gods. In astrology, Juno represents the “good wife”. Jupiter cheated on Juno again and again, yet she still stayed with him, and fulfilled her traditional duties.
In almost all schools of astrology, Juno is associated with commitment, marriage, and legal contracts in general – In Magi astrology however, Juno is the symbol of the mistress.
Whether we go with the traditional symbolism, or with the Magi ideas, with Juno there seems to be some stickiness to “what is written in the contract” on what we are liable for, even if we feel the contract does not serve our best purposes.
In Scorpio, Juno wants to find the truth.
She will ‘check on’ her husband Jupiter even more than she usually does. Shallowness and superficiality in relationships are not to be tolerated during the transit of Juno in Scorpio. If in Libra, Juno wants to save her marriage, in Scorpio, Juno would rather divorce than be cheated on or treated with disrespect.
Those of you who are interested in astronomy might have heard of NASA’s Juno mission. Juno is the name the scientist gave the spacecraft sent on mission to Jupiter. Interestingly (and from an astrological perspective, not at all a coincidence 😉 Juno entered Jupiter’s obit exactly at the time she started her transit in Scorpio.
And what’s the Juno spacecraft doing? Now that it is in Jupiter’s orbit it will be peering beneath the clouds to uncover Jupiter’s secrets – from a scientific perspective, just like from an astrological perspective, Juno will ‘check on’ her partner to see if he or she is worthy of her devotion.
Intimacy is the bond that grows when we learn to express our own thoughts and feelings, and in the same time carefully listen to the other.
The following days are some of the most intimate days of the year:
Sun is conjunct Mercury in Cancer
Venus in Cancer is trine Mars in Scorpio
Slowly Venus and Mars will approach Chiron to form a beautiful, intimate and healing
Water Grand Trine
Sun is our identity, and Mercury, Venus and Mars are personal planets. We don’t have very often all these bodies in sync in the same time, AND in water signs. The energy is very caring and intimate. We crave deep emotional connections with others, and because Mercury is in cazimi with the Sun, and Mars just turned direct and is more powerful than ever, we also dare to express our needs and desires.
In a relationship or single, these days make sure you have contact with other people, even at a platonic level, even only for handshake, because you need this human contact, and you are likely to benefit a lot from it. Being intimate can trigger feelings of vulnerability, but that’s ok. Stay with them and let your heart break open. Some hurtful things have to be let go so all that is left is pure love.
Jupiter is the planet of faith, and Saturn is the planet of maturity.
Faith is knowing that when life doesn’t go quite as planned, it is, in fact, exactly as planned.
The planet of beliefs, spirituality and abundance (Jupiter) gets crossed with the serious and disciplined Saturn. The result?
Initially, you may feel uncertain and unsure about your future.
But later, you will learn to strike that fine balance between fear (Saturn) and faith (Jupiter).
Saturn will make Jupiter a little bit wiser, and Jupiter will make Saturn a little bit more relaxed.
Because Jupiter and Saturn are interpersonal planets (so is not much we can do really to influence this aspect), we will be asked to adjust our beliefs, while keeping the faith that the universe is working in our best interest.
If you felt frustrated and annoyed in the last couple of days – an astral explanation for this is the recent Sun-Mars opposition.
We can only have an opposition between Mars and Sun when Mars is retrograde.
This also means that Mars is at his closest distance from the Earth. If you look for him in the night sky, Mars is full of light now, like a knight in shining armor, brighter than ever!
So we have the hero – a knight called Mars, in an epic battle with his father, the Sun. The problem is Mars and Sun are at the greatest distance from each other. A physical confrontation is not possible. Still, the opposition to the Sun puts Mars to a test of strength. But what is Mars really fighting? Again remember Mars is close to the Earth, so all that he can really do is deal with “earthy” matters.
The magic of understanding the Mars-Sun opposition is realizing the hero’s (Mars) greatest opponent is his own shadow. His real battle is with the forces of his unconscious.
The role of the Mars-Sun opposition is to facilitate greater awareness of oneself and others, by challenging our “earthy” limitations. What is behind the anger? What are the material things that block you from having more initiative, from reaching your goals?
In the last few weeks, having 5 planets retrograde was certainly not easy (now we have 4, as Jupiter turned direct on the 9th of May). Last time we had 5 planets retrograde was 10 years ago! Retrogrades are a time for reevaluating choices, and turning inwards. Things just don’t seem to work as they used to.
But – by coincidence – or maybe not, because there are not such things as coincidences in astrology 🙂 – during this retrograde period we have a very fortunate earth grand trine supported by Jupiter, Pluto, and several planets in Taurus.
With the retrograde period falling in the sign of Taurus – the sign of nature and matter – we have an amazing opportunity to slow down, tune into deeper connections – that otherwise get overlooked – with our surroundings and with ourselves, and understand at a deeper level the language of nature.