What to watch for as we head toward the lunar eclipse this week...
* Today's astrology is strange mix. On the one hand the Moon has just separated from a trine to the Sun and is heading toward a trine with Jupiter...lots of green lights and support or growth...but then the Moon will oppose Saturn to end the day, which often brings a heavier and prohibitive quality. Advice for the day would include not jumping the gun, or not being shocked or too reactive if early success is met with some resistance or challenges later.
* Jupiter is stationed and about to turn retrograde. Watch for a gradual turn of the tide that will bring Jupiter back to perfect it's second opposition with Uranus. We're about to turn an important corner early in the year, and revolution is on the menu. First Jupiter has to turn back and rethink, reveal, and re-engage us in something. Accelerated growth, dramatic oppositional qualities, and breakthroughs to come as we move through eclipse season!
* Meanwhile, Mars and Venus are just five degrees apart in the sign of Aries. Be careful of the temptation to plant seeds here and there and everywhere without any intention of nurturing them later. Beware of desire, anger, and passion taking over to your detriment. Watch for fierce love, passionate intensity, courage, and conviction to also act as your allies in the next weeks.
* In the next few days Jupiter is moving into a trine with the Sun just as the lunar eclipse comes through. This is a powerful moment of achievement and accomplishment, or forward momentum and support, however this period is also marked by the temptation to win at the cost of someone or something else, or to overly dramatize our positions as either insiders or outsiders attempting to win or achieve validation of some sort. We truly don't need to think of ourselves as "in" or "out," and we don't need to seek validation in any superficial sense, so long as we simply act authentically from our hearts. Let everyone else speculate about these kinds of comparisons. We are "in" as long as we are real, and we are "out" so long as we don't attach any extra significance to being "real." Both are desirable positions, but neither should be sought out.
Prayer: Teach us the in of the out, and the out of the in. Make our hearts real again.