‘Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.’
― Brené Brown
Key Planetary Energies today:
There are two key sets of energies in the sky today. One is the New Moon in Gemini, which doesn’t make exact aspects to anything else! The other is the exact square between Venus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn! Meanwhile Jupiter Rx is still quincunx Neptune in Pisces!
So how is all of this likely to affect you?
On the one hand the New Moon in Gemini has a light-hearted, ‘interested in everything’,‘time to chat and socialize with friends’, – feeling about it! On the other hand, the Venus/Pluto square has a deeply intense, sharp and potentially somewhat unfathomable quality to it.
The New Moon in Gemini
Like all New Moons this is a time to plant the seeds for new beginnings. The best time to do this is immediately after the New Moon is exact which is at 20.46 Irish Standard Time (GMT + 1) 15.46 EST. The core themes for this New Moon include: how we engage our mind, our patterns of communication, our relationships with our siblings, friendships, community networks, social media, bridging differences, learning and education…Where the seeding is likely to take place for each of us individually depends on where the New Moon lands in our natal chart.
Whilst new seeds are being planted in one side of the heavens, Venus is busy meeting Hades in another side! When Venus/Aphrodite journeys to these deeper realms of the underworld to meet with Hades in his natural home, she is forced to encounter and ultimately discover beauty in the shadow areas of life and relationships. This is not her natural realm, particularly when she is in the sign of Aries which she is currently traveling through right now; as Venus in Aries seeks to maintain a childlike innocence and naivety as long as possible! However, with this square, Venus can either descend voluntarily and face her shadow, or be ‘abducted’, as in the myth of Persephone. Either way, something previously unconscious and hence invisible, is likely to be revealed with this powerful transit. The general themes which we are all likely to be invited to consider to a greater or lesser extent include: self-value, being authentic, emotional and sexual intimacy, jealousy and envy, violation, resentments in relationships, authenticity in our relationships, addictions, passion…The exact nature of what this may be depends on the location of the transiting Venus/Pluto square in your natal chart as well as the nature of your natal Venus and Pluto.
Some questions to consider during this New Moon:
1. What value do I place on the relationships in my life?
2. What role do emotional and sexual intimacy play in my life?
3. Am I fully authentic to myself and to others?
4. Which new friendships are seeding?
5. Are there aspects of my relationships with my siblings that I would like to refresh?
6. Which thoughts and ideas are no longer valid for who I am today?
This New Moon + Venus square Pluto in Relationships:
Feel free to listen to the latest YouTube Recording by Armand Diaz and myself on ‘Love and the Planets’ this week:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvBsl75Q2Gg
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