Today has been a powerful build-up to the Lunar Eclipse in Libra, which will occur overnight, exact at 3:42 a.m. We have had two planetary oppositions, three squares and two unsettling conjunctions aligning in a challenging Grand Cardinal Cross that has been in affect for several days. When four or more planets are aligned this way, there is an outer pull in opposite directions, creating stress in four corners. The Cardinal signs are active signs which like to begin things; they are Aries and its' polar opposite, Libra, and Cancer and its' polar opposite, Capricorn.
There are two other planetary aspects having a big effect on the current cosmic weather: Communicative Mercury in fiery Aries, joins revolutionary Uranus, while transformative Pluto turns retrograde in motion today. Since moving into Aries a week ago at the First Quarter Moon, inquisitive Mercury has been busy contacting all of the planets involved in the Cardinal cross in one stressful aspect or another. Versatile and impressionable, Mercury in Aries' nervous energy can become even more excitable squaring off with effusive Jupiter in Cancer. Waterworks are bound to ensue as words and/or actions are apt to be flung about impulsively. Maintaining equilibrium and employing editing and filtering techniques are the tools to use this week, beginning today!
Pluto's focus in Capricorn is on how power structures and infrastructures have been breaking down in the last several years. The quintessential question here is who has the power and/or, how do we regain control over our own lives? When the planet symbolizing power struggles, Pluto, turns inward for 5 months from today, we have some time to address these issues in our personal lives.
The search for regeneration needs to start with the self and how you maintain equilibrium, or where decaying structures which are no longer serving you need to be discarded.
As you are probably aware, Uranus has been inching closer to its' fifth exact square to Pluto for a while now. This will happen in one week, on the 21st. As pressures on the Earth mount, physical forms may break down and there could be volcanic eruptions. Something has to give as freedom-loving Uranus in fiery Aries squares off with Pluto in the Earth sign Capricorn. The personal challenge is to tread softly while watching for signs that the transformative energies of change are indeed active in your life. There will be many triggers over the next few days from within and without and your mission is to stay calm and carry on. Meditation, prayer and a peaceful demeanor will help a lot.
Remember, keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground and pray for composure~