This week brings us dynamic openings and opportunities. On Sunday 6th Mars the planet of personal will and drive, currently in relationship orientated Libra, squared Pluto in Capricorn. On Friday 11th, just before the New Moon in Sagittarius, he opposes Uranus in Aries. This is an ultra-dynamic aspect for breakthroughs and break-ups, particularly in relating. With Great Awakener Uranus in Aries, the sign ruled by Mars, impulsiveness and reactions run high.
Key feminine archetypes within the chart provide insight into the dynamic of this aspect. Asteroid Goddess Pallas Athena is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn (square to both Mars & Uranus) calling for strategy rather than explosion, temperance and timing, and the implementation of creative solutions. Powerful insights arising from our capacity to see the whole picture of relationship structures may lead to transformative actions rather than reaction.
Black Moon Lilith in Libra (wide conjunct to Mars) asks that we plumb the depths in relating, recognising where we fail to reach autonomy, and opens the way to discover new structures of true equality. The key is a finer balance between our desires to deeply merge with another (and the loss of self that occurs in that) and our desire and need to be truly ourselves.
Awareness: channel this restless energy wisely this week, in awakening to higher levels of authenticity and true freedom within connection, rather than reckless independence. That may involve endings, yet endings are also beginnings.
The New Moon in Sagittarius at 10.29 GMT on 11th opens this dynamic energy into an exploration of what constitutes real freedom. This energy continues to open, with Uranus and Pluto almost in square once more (see previous blogs), and Uranus moving direct on Boxing Day. There are no easy answers, yet there are inspiring ones if we're prepared to stretch.