As you stop and think today — trying to make a decision, or figuring out where your thoughts differ from those of someone in authority, or perhaps considering how you wield your personal power in your life — consider this: that anyone is capable of anything, including yourself. The next question is, once you’ve accepted that possibility, what do you do with it?
The primary astrology today is Mercury in Aquarius squaring retrograde Saturn in Scorpio (exact at 2:14 am EDT). That’s where the decision-making, stopping to think for yourself, authority issues and questions about your personal power and how you use it all come in.
Yesterday’s Daily Astrology column noted the trine between the Sun in Pisces and Saturn in Scorpio (exact on Thursday) as being great for having the willingness to work for one’s goals. It’s a supportive aspect, which could be very helpful in navigating the Mercury-Saturn square once you’ve identified the decision you’re trying to make. Sun trine Saturn is also an aspect denoting integrity and “highly developed moral character” in a person, according to Isabel Hickey.
Given the signs involved with the Sun and Saturn (Pisces and Scorpio), this bodes well for your emotional, intuitive and sexual energy. Even with Mercury working through group-consciousness Aquarius, we see a depth of inner awareness and alignment with Sun-Saturn.
Here’s the hiccup, however: between now and Thursday, when the Sun’s trine to Saturn is exact, the Sun also squares Ixion in Sagittarius. Ixion is one of the centaur objects, like Chiron and Pholus (two that get mentioned frequently on Planet Waves). Ixion carries the key phrase, “anyone is capable of anything,” with “anything” alluding to unethical behavior.
All of the centaurs function to raise our awareness around shadow material, old wounds and familial or ancestral baggage, with the express purpose of encountering it so we can work through it and heal it. It’s not always an easy process; it can involve facing things about ourselves we’d rather not see and accept.