“It’s complicated” is one way to look at today’s sky 6-17-2016


The day starts off with a punch when the Scorpio Moon conjoins retrograde Mars in Scorpio first thing this morning before going void-of-course until late afternoon/early evening when she leaps into fiery Sagittarius. The Moon-Mars conjunction adds extra weight to a waxing inconjunct between Mars and Uranus in Aries, exact tomorrow. Inconjuncts are very difficult to work with because the signs involved are always at odds with little chance of bridging those differences. This one demands action because it involves Mars who rules Aries and Uranus in Aries who knows no restraint. Reckless, self-centered behaviors may leave a trail of anger and resentment in their wake, and that almost always leads to very unpleasant consequences. We may get our way but at a very steep price. 🌠☾♏➱☾♐🌠

On a more upbeat note, Venus leaves flirty Gemini for sensitive Cancer today. Rather than heading out to go club hopping, invite your lover over for a nice meal at home. Venus in Cancer is a sweetheart who is very loving but easily bruised. Be gentle!

Last but least, Saturn in Sagittarius makes its second exact square to Neptune in Pisces at 12°. If you have personal planets or Angles between 11° to 13° in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces), you may feel the mutable muddle keenly. By tomorrow Mercury in Gemini begins to come within orb of these two and creates a T-Square whose effects will be in force until the middle of next week. I have been debating with myself about whether or not Mercury will be in a position to articulate the challenges this face off between these two outer planets bring. What I’ve noticed is the tendency to make incorrect assumptions based more on fears than facts is running rampant right now. Perhaps Mercury in Gemini will start unraveling these assumptions and the truth will emerge, if only temporarily. Denial is running very deep and it will take a great deal of effort to break out of it.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: The forest path © Nele Diel