As this week begins, we are coming off the powerful Scorpio Full Moon and sliding right into Gemini season. The Sun and Mercury both move into Gemini on the 21st. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, so the Sun being in Gemini, ruled by Mercury, and conjoining Mercury is an astrological Double Whammy telling us that this is a very mental time – full of curiosity and anticipation and lots of ideas floating around, looking for a place to land. The Gemini influence can be a great aid in moving through things quickly.
Mars (assertive energy) is in Cancer, super sensitive and perhaps a bit touchy, approaching a challenging square to Chiron which will poke us in uncomfortable places and stimulate urges to react and perhaps lash out if we feel threatened. This discomfort is annoying to be sure, but also provides us with an opportunity to discover where we still have reactive wounds that perhaps are ready to emerge for healing. Under this influence it will be helpful to try to avoid blame and focus instead on looking inwards at the emotion itself. Emotions and feelings are energies – they can be dispelled on an energetic level through breath and opening the heart. This challenging dynamic will peak on the 23rd and then will begin to dissipate, but it is made easier by a harmonious aspect between Mars and Uranus (sextile aspect).
The energy of Mars harmonizes nicely with the tendency of Uranus to bring in radical change and new ideas. Under Mars and Uranus it becomes easier to let go of old thought patterns to which we are overly attached, and to embrace new ways of seeing our world and our experiences. […]