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Welcome to the weekend…
Early Saturday, the Moon squares Mercury in Aquarius — asking us to get real with ourselves. This reminds me of another nugget of wisdom from the ‘Dog Whisperer.’ If you haven’t watched the show I highly recommend it, even if you don’t have a dog (I don’t.) He works with energy much as we do in Astrology or any healing practices.
In this particular episode, Cesar Milan a.k.a the ‘Dog Whisperer,’ adopted a dog for his son. As he shared the news with his ecstatic son, Cesar also handed him a piece of paper asking him to read it and take an oath: to love and cherish his new companion, providing him with balance. Then he said reminding him, “What we speak must become reality — or we don’t have honesty, integrity or responsibility.”
That sums up today’s Moon-Mercury aspect to me. “One’s word is one’s worth.” True, we are always evolving from the past and we can’t be who we were yesterday. But any form of commitment ultimately is a commitment to oneself and one’s own integrity.
In Taurus the Moon is exalted and a solid reminder of what is important beyond the surface, unchanging with life’s seasons. Looks fade and everyone ‘cleans up’ good. Who are you beneath your skin? Be comfortable in that. We can’t speak our truth or have our needs met until we keep denying them to ourselves.
Late Saturday, there’s a potent quincunx between the Sun in Pisces and Mars retrograde in Leo. Mars has been retrograde in Leo since Dec. 20, 2009 and is heating up the first few degrees of Leo now as it slows down towards the end of this transit.
This has been singeing a hole through egos, challenging one to find inner confidence and passion. The Sun-Mars aspect today seems to be challenging one to find the source of inner confidence and passion. The Sun in Pisces is full of possibilities asking us to see the bigger picture. But first acknowledge any sense of disillusionment. Rise to meet your more soulful nature and be compassionate with your own wounds. As I mentioned yesterday, it seems there’s golden alchemy in the works.
Also on Saturday, Juno in the last degree of Aries trines a retrograde Vesta in Leo. Expect a few passionate exchanges within relationships. But with the trine aspect, it is will be easier to navigate this energy and make headway. Still become aware and more importantly own your own desires. How can we create the space for expression of individual needs in relationships? With Juno there is an independent streak, but keep sight of where your core devotion lies and what or who is sacred in your heart.
On Sunday, the Moon enters Gemini at 1:46 PM EST but first she squares Neptune and Chiron in Aquarius. This reminds me of a quote from Niles’ blog, describing this energy of Taurus Moon’s square to Neptune and Chiron beautifully — speaking an undeniable truth. “How can we ever expect to feed people’s souls when their bodies are hungry, homeless and hurting? Too many ‘Christians’ [and I add ‘spiritual’ folks] I know are so ‘heavenly minded’ that they are no ‘earthly good.’ The Taurus Moon is a reminder of staying grounded in reality, while we work towards a collective soul purpose.”
This brings us to a turning point from events that began at the time of the New Moon in Aquarius on Feb. 13, 2010. What was taking seed then is likely taking shape now, but there will be changes to be made if we don’t want to stay stuck in the past. Overcome doubts, stay rooted in your values and self-worth, as you move towards building the future you’ve recently envisioned.
I’ll be back with the Weekly Horoscopes. Here’s wishing you a safe and comforting weekend…
Priya Kale, NYC
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From Painted Soul: God and the Poor (Just One Perspective)
An Excerpt ==
In becoming more connected to those in need, we will see the hurting face of God…and learn that poverty is an affront to God and humanity.
It does not take much: a cup of water to a thirsty soul, volunteer at a soup kitchen or a shelter, visit the elderly, pray for those in prison (for no one, NO ONE, stands outside God’s Grace), or maybe make soup and sandwiches on your own (make sure to package with soup in a cup, spoon, napkin and placed in a brown paper bag) and just go walk around your city, or neighborhood and personally hand them out. See how that changes your view and perspective…and always, always when encountering men and women who are homeless: ask their names.
For it humanizes both of you…for invisibility is one of the great sufferings of being poor and homeless, but knowing someone’s name makes the human. — Niles Comer, God and the Poor (Just One Perspective) www.paintedsoul.org