“a certain climate of excitement of the mind . . . people with spirit, a furious inner excitement, a burning flame within . . .”
—Werner Herzog on what it takes
For most of this work week, we get to experience some outer planet love brought up close and personal with the help of Mercury, Venus, the Sun and Moon. (Mars gets some action on the weekend!) It will be bit of a roller coaster, dipping low, then rocketing high, only to level out to a comfortable, real world stability.
Before we get started, I want to remind all that Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, the Moon’s Nodes and Chiron are currently retrograde and that means almost half the energy in the heavens has an introspective bend to it—a pensive ardor.
Alright, shall we?
On Tuesday the 9th, Libra Mercury squares Capricorn Pluto Rx. This is Cardinal Air knocking against Cardinal Earth. Square energy is tense with an imminent need to do something about it. The common thread for the day will be raw communication. More than a few of us may get pulled in to a pit viper debate to the death. Libra likes to chat and mingle and certainly won’t shy away from a lively battle of words and there is precious little flowery about Pluto. Cardinal signs expect to be in control, so there will likely be a twinge of suspicion floating around about who is actually wearing the pants in a given situation. The temptation to go for the jugular will be palpable. Not much room today for the flexible and sensitive.
But having been forewarned, you could forego the negative above and use this mojo to initiate (Cardinal) a brilliant idea you’ve been pondering. Use the Libra to balance and level, then put the Capricorn to use vetting a worthy structure of operation. Or you can have a sincere intellectually riveting conversation or two about the state of humanity and our place in making it better. Blunt isn’t bad, if the time has come. Could go either way.
Hold tight, because Wednesday will be night and day from the previous 24 hours. It’s looking to be the highlight of the week, with 3 exhilarating events.