When describing Mars as the servant of two selves, the ego self and the transpersonal self, Jungian analyst Edward Edinger said, “Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity.” This week will be largely shaped by the Sun’s square to Neptune on Thursday, Saturday’s Mars Neptune conjunction and the three-day Pisces Moon bridging those two events.
surfing the psychic waves
Gemini has a nearly insatiable appetite for the 411. Curious, chatty and always circulating, Gemini is a veritable news hub unto itself. Friday’s full moon and eclipse, now pregnant with revelations, promise to exceed even Gemini’s exorbitant demand for data. Gemini also loves variety. Yet the oncoming barrage of personal planet interactions threatens to exhaust astrology’s effervescent Twins. Those Twins also have quite the reputation for bipolarity, and this week’s alignments will range from nice to nasty. Finally, Gemini rules the nervous system. For Earthlings, moving through the this week, peacefully and coherently, will take some effort.
If you need a definite answer right now or you’re hoping to completely resolve an issue, that’s going to be tricky to impossible this week. Throughout the week, Mercury is making odd connections with Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto and undergoing a sign change. The angles being formed are not particularly harsh. But being astrology’s quincunxes, they pose their own unique challenges.
Speaking of the planet of possessions and pleasures, Venus begins her retrograde on May 13th, the same day when Mars moves into Pisces, and that retrograde lasts until June 25th. In addition to finances, Venus represents who and what we love. After being cooped up for the past few months, our desire to reconnect with loved ones or indulge in a little retail therapy or pampering will be particularly strong, especially with Venus in sociable Gemini
Over the next two weeks, we will be entering a consequential seven-week-period. This is the impactful time frame that I’ve been talking about the economic implications of for over a year. I had no idea that COVID-19 would facilitate the financial challenges that I foresaw, until this past February when news of the impending pandemic began to break. Now is when we’ll see and experience the monetary cost of the virus. To start, this week includes a sign change for the lunar Nodes, a full Moon in Scorpio and the beginning of Saturn’s retrograde. By the end of next week money planets Venus and Jupiter will also be retrograde, and later in June Neptune and Mercury will be retrograde. On June 25th Venus goes direct and on July 1st Saturn re-enters industrious Capricorn, marking the end of the cycle we’re now entering.