Meanwhile, Mercury and Mars are in an exact square with each other this morning, highlighting communicative conflict or intensity, intellectual rigor, argumentation and debate, fiesty doins, political manipulation of information, etc. Mercury and Mars may also highlight accidents or violence related to transit or travel, breakdowns or speeding tickets, malfunctions of equipment that create a tense or stressful environment, or bureaucratic and procedural setbacks.
It's not a great time to stand your ground at all costs if you're in an argument as things are likely to escalate or become exaggerated for both sides of the discussion. Flexibility, compromise, patience, and affection for our common humanity are advised. But you also don't want to roll over and take too much of something from someone. A gentle standing your ground is better than a self righteous attitude today.
Meanwhile, it's important to note that Jupiter is lending a hand to Mercury from a superior trine position...which might indicate some mitigating influence or some positive final outcome despite a difficult patch related to the themes above. In fact, Venus is also lending Mercury a hand from a superior sextile.
For the past three weeks + Venus and Mars have both been debilitated though in each other's signs. This mutual reception amidst debility, in my observations, has symbolized a great amount of stress, miscommunication, or misunderstandings averted in relationships, though there has still been a palpable tension in the air. In the back of my mind I keep hearing a little voice that pounds a gavel on the table whenever I get worked up about something, and then the voice says, "Let's just wait and see." And so I (we) do and things seem to sort themselves out without the call to arms I initially felt coming on.
There's also an erotic or sexual tension signified by the Mars/Venus reception right now. A certain amount of held or restrained action...the presence of jealousy, admiration, desire, and competition are possibly indicated in the midst of the various conflicts we're looking at today.
The upcoming Mercury retrograde will feature several more squares to Mars, and in the midst of these squares Jupiter will also station and turn retrograde, perhaps offering slightly less buffering amidst a continuation of the same or similar conflicts. So doing things right now might pay off more in the upcoming weeks!
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Prayer: Careful, patient, discerning, and steady...help us to make the right compromises and keep affection for each other at the forefront of our communication.