Today the Moon in Scorpio opposes the Sun in Taurus while both planets simultaneously square Jupiter in Leo and both planets feature trines and sextiles to Neptune and Pluto.
What to watch for:
Something is reaching its maximum tension. Something is boiling over. Something that once looked rich and full is now looking sour and complicated. Or maybe you're feeling fed up with someone or some situation, or yourself. Change is imminent and yet there is stout resistance. It's my way or the highway versus compromise and it's time to change or get changed against our will. A difficult conversation (Mercury opposite Saturn) that involves multiple points of view, dogma, convictions, faith versus ambivalent curiosity, multiple options and no real sense of what to commit to, or commitment hampered by resistant non-commitment. Is there wisdom in resisting right now, or is it just a stubborn clinging to the past? Are we giving into something in ourselves that needs to grow up, are we justifying it with all kinds of tricks and lies, or are we being too hard on ourselves, too rigidly trying to end something that needs careful moderation and circumnavigational patience?
Consider this: it's not a philosophical conclusion or position that we need to make into an ultimate right now..but there IS an answer that we may find through the tension of this moment. Making a philosophical commitment sometimes just means making a choice for the moment...working with the consequences of a particular way of seeing and doing something. We don't need to join the catholic church of our decisions, but we should be equally careful of joining the catholic church of, "I don't need to make any decisions or consider their consequences," either.
Pride is on the line right now. Image. Ego. Our personal story. Our personal stardom. These choices and resistances have to do with what will make us happy and what feels like the right script for the right central character of our lives.
We might be suffering from "want it all" syndrome. That fog of blame and indecision that comes through and says, "I shouldn't have to choose or compromise." A lot of this has to do with trust. We sometimes don't trust that by limiting our scope or focus, or by giving something up or compromising, that we'll be as full as the picture we're imagining. Actually fullness is a state of mind, as much as it is a state of anything else. Do we know this? Do our partners, bosses, friends, and family know this? Is it heroic to know this when others don't and are we giving too much? It's one thing to compromise and it's another to get walked on. If you're always the one to compromise first, now might be the time to sink your heels in and let someone else do the transforming.
No easy answers because nobody wants to lose, and really, nobody usually wants to see anyone else lose either.
Is defense the best offense? Is offense the best defense? Against what? What are we trying to firm up right now..are we building something or are we fortifying against something?
A power-full moon.
Prayer: hungry my heart, quiet my hands, steady my eyes, eager my ears, slow my speech, tender my words, gentle my touch, courageous my soul, earnest my intentions, patient my compromise