The planets are connecting ideas, initiative and desire to the means to move, and their message right now is for you to do the same. Hook your engine to your wheels, your ideas to action this week, and see where you take yourself.
In one aspect, we have Mercury in decision mode. The planet of the mind is still conjunct Uranus, sparking an idea (or two or three). Square Pluto, the planet of evolution, your best bet is to take a step forward with the decision you are contemplating (or have just made) — if you’re feeling any tension, this is what it is calling for. Something is going to move you forward eventually anyway – it may as well be you, at your discretion and in line with your own vision.
Interlinked with the Mercury-Uranus-Pluto configuration is a pair of trines being made by the Sun right now. The Sun is in early Taurus, an earth sign. It is picking up the signal from Mars, slow but direct in early Virgo, and the asteroid Psyche, conjunct Mars. Virgo is a sign ruled by Mercury – hence the interlinking nature of these two aspect patterns.
We’ve written about Mars and Psyche a couple times before in this space, just prior to and during the Mars retrograde. In those instances, the backward motion of both bodies was urging us to look inward, to ferret out the roots of the injuries to our desire nature. Psyche is still retrograde, but Mars, gradually moving forward, is giving us a green light to begin action. With Mars moving in its preferred direction, Psyche is able to lend a little more support thanks to its flowing, expressive relationship to the Sun right now.
Mercury, the planet of the mind, is an idea we need to act on; one of the signs it rules is home to the planet of drive and desire, finally in a position to make a move. Mars in Virgo, trine the Sun, says the energy for movement is open. Psyche by its side is also open to the Sun, and it wants you to know you’re not crazy for having the ideas you do right now. You can have faith that what you desire is valid. Your ideas are your engine and this week, you can trust they really are hooked up to your wheels. You can put your foot on the pedal (though it’s still not advisable to spin and squeel your tires in a jackrabbit start); the light is green and you’ll get across the intersection.
The rest of the journey after that is still a bit of a mystery, and you may have to build the road as you go. But as the Rolling Stones famously noted, even if you can’t always get what you want, if you try sometimes – at the right times, and this is one – you just might find you get what you need. You just have to get out of your head and do something. Make it something you really want to do.