Here's what to watch for:
* As the Moon is in her fall and in Mars' sign her conjunction to Mars later this afternoon might signify a more challenging event, encounter, mood, atmosphere, or theme. Mars has power over the Moon today, which might signify something more vulnerable coming under the harshness or intensity of Mars' natural symbolism. Be careful of overly charged emotional dynamics or confrontations that lack tact, kindness, and patience. Watch for desire or impulse getting the better of something, and notice that hidden or concealed information might come spilling out unexpectedly. Also notice that the topic of sexual violence, violence towards women, women's health, or the subject of the body and invasive or protective measures for the sake of the body are on the radar today. Also watch for the themes of jealousy, betrayal, suspicion, spying, and irritation or aggression. At the same time, this transit might suggest addressing something head on, protecting someone or something, or probing more deeply for the sake of truth and authenticity.
* As the Jupiter/Saturn square is tightening watch for generational conflicts, conflicts between older and younger, parents and children, the new and the old, conservative versus liberal, and visions of the future versus respect for the past. All of these themes are intensifying and will likely play a strong role in both current events and personal dynamics over the upcoming months, especially as eclipse season rolls through and Saturn turns retrograde next month. Advice: stay respectful of the past, stay respectful of elders, tradition, and traditional values while also looking forward to what changes are needed moving forward. If your vision of the future only works by condemning the past, or by calling someone or something outdated, old, or through negative or divisive comparisons, try harder to be humble. On the other hand, if your view of the past only works by reprimanding or condemning the present, then try harder to be humble in your reminding. At the end of the day, much of this transit has to do with what we're loyal to and how our loyalty effects our vision of what is at stake in this present moment, and how to carry forward our loyalties into the future. Perhaps the bottom line is that we are each commissioned to be bridge builders...and how can we take that just as seriously as our stake in the past or the future, especially if we step back and consider the idea that linear time isn't the measure of something's worth, maturity, or sophistication.
* Watch again today for the Sun/Neptune themes. Leaks and clogs, drains and filters, illusions and deceptions, intoxication and excuse making, longing and redemption, victims and saviors, weakness and immunity, fathers, heroes, sinners, saints, and delusions of grandeur. Visions, dreams, and seeing clearly beyond what is visible.
* Last but not least, Venus is sextile to Saturn today. Watch for beneficial contacts with elders, authority figures, or teachers, and watch for the artist and the prophet to combine with a kind of utopian or promethean intensity. Venus in Aquarius is like an artist whose work is political, social, and cultural, and whose style isn't exactly a style but a value statement. Watch also for the rigidity or dogma of Saturn to influence our friendships and alliances right now, but also note that it might be a good time to clarify our philosophical values or learning goals and to find like minded people to share them with.
Note that Mercury is approaching a square to Mars...more on this in the days to come. We need to be especially careful of violence of words, thoughts, and actions or causes.
Prayer: When we see what we're looking at in the planets, appearing in our lives, when the words and symbols become flesh and we see the heavens appear as people, places, and events, help us to remember what we're really seeing...the name above all names, the way that cannot be named, the love that loves without qualifications