This is a week of dynamic shift and change with the Aries Sun squaring Pluto on Tuesday and Jupiter on Wednesday. The mode of the day is stoked with pure power and an impetus to action, but the fortunate path is to let it all play out without busting an imprudent move. Doesn’t that sound frustrating? Yes, that’s the effect. But if you can manage to find a workaround, it’s also a formidable engine for increasing your personal brand.
The current world situation is ripe for bumping elbows and winding each other up. These solid challenges to the Sun evoke that as well. However, there’s a second prominent influence that holds the keys to a smoother transition and outcome: a kite in fire and air.
Juno in airy Libra is Venus-ruled. Venus in airy Gemini is Mercury-ruled. Mercury in fiery Aries is Mars-ruled. Mars in airy Aquarius is Uranus-ruled. Uranus is in Venus-ruled Taurus – grounded, and Mars-Venus-Juno form a grand trine. Mercury is moving into conjunction with Chiron (Tuesday) and onto the midpoint of the waxing Mars-Venus trine (opposite Juno).
Juno stands in for commitments. It also symbolizes sexual jealousy and possessiveness. In Libra, Juno seeks equality in give and take, seeks value and balance. Juno in Libra is the very archetype of the marriage partner.
Mercury moving through Chiron to oppose Juno suggests a need to learn as we go and walk our talk as we figure our way out of a tight spot. That tight spot is in balancing our changing mindset with conditions as we try to keep up with our desired obligations. We chose those obligations; they have merit and benefits.
It’s a balancing act to figure out who to be NOW, going forward while maintaining positive ties to the people and projects we’ve freely chosen. How do you keep the good will you’ve acquired while mentally stretching yourself in another direction? That’s where Venus and Mars come in. They’re the invisible hands that keep all the balls in the air, keep all the plates spinning without breakage.
Juno is retrograde and the whole kite is imprecise. And remember those Sun squares? This means we’ll have to watch out for ego flares and gusts of jealousy. Everything spins around Mercury here, even though the other players are just as important and just as powerful. What that means is that attitude and clarity are key.
It’s likely to seem like it’s all about to come crashing down. While that’s possible, it’s also possible to triumph and win, likely even. But don’t let that make you lose the plot. Hubris is the Achilles heel.
Tell the truth simply. But don’t go out of your way to explain all the details. Being true to yourself, being authentic as opposed to purely selfish, means improving your actions by bringing your plans into alignment with your values. When you do that, your senses and communications can calm the Juno storm. Take the high road, but have more than one road on tap. Remember, you don’t owe anyone an interaction. Do it on your own terms in your own time. Choose the timing for yourself. You can deliver what is needed if you do it the way that works for you and your values.
It’s not just about keeping the balls in the air, the plates spinning. It’s about improving yourself, your relationships, your integrity without working yourself into a corner you have to shoot your way out of. But it all starts with your brain and your mouth. Your ego plays a role, and that role has its own challenges now. But it also holds the power to transform. Everything.
Sun square Pluto and Jupiter favors not wasting your energy. Go IN not out.