The continuing astrology of this week looks like it is prime for focusing on nourishment, the home and healing – especially sexual healing. Before we get into that though, how did you do yesterday with that potentially edgy cardinal grand cross featuring the Uranus-Pluto square plus Mars and the waning Cancer Moon?
So far we’ve heard from people describing feeling anger toward themselves; the scary-tiredness that comes from wanting desperately to molt; the perfect timing to metaphorically hide under a rock to prepare for a new endeavor; sadly, two people in their 20s suffering brain aneurysms; the sense of waking from a dream to see a behavior in a different light; tension erupting between personal and working partners; and using the creative tension of the grand square to change a habit. Even Eric paused in writing about nuclear power and scrubbed his apartment with a friend — right during the grand cross.
Are you seeing anything in hindsight that you can now set about processing and integrating while the New Moon approaches? Here’s an area to consider, along with whatever may be percolating for you already: your relationship to nourishment, food and/or sex – and whatever part of that may need a little loving kindness or fresh perspective.
Today Ceres in Gemini is square Chiron in Pisces. It’s a reinforcement of the sense that these couple days are perfect for inner repair and nourishment in preparation for the Moon’s new cycle and the vigor of the Sun in Leo. You could take this to refer to literal or metaphorical/spiritual food. It is a square aspect, however – implying that some action is called for. That action may not be grand or public; it may be a more internal shift or decision.
Given the duality of the two signs involved, there may be a sense of moving in two directions at once. Crabs may only move in one direction at a time, but since it’s sideways, that somehow seems to fit the theme. Consider consciously lining up your thoughts about self-nourishment with your feelings about healing and your creativity so that your actions reflect a healthy self-esteem rather than a split against yourself – if that’s something you struggle with. On the other hand, you may find this astrology to be a lever to launch yourself deeper or higher along your current trajectory.
Rounding out these themes is another square combined with a second aspect. (Gee, do you think the universe is trying to tell us something?) The Cancer New Moon Thursday, or late tomorrow night, depending on time zone, is square minor planet 1992 QB1, which is in the last degree of Aries. (The Sun is exactly square it over night Saturday into Sunday). The New Moon also occurs in a quincunx aspect to centaur planet Nessus in late Aquarius.
The square is an internally felt sense of tension that can be resolved by taking action. The quincunx is an aspect that is one sign off from being an opposition. Like an opposition, it can feel like its tension is between you and another person – though really whatever you’re feeling exists within you. It is an aspect that asks you to make continual adjustments and negotiations with both sides of whatever you may feel pulled between.
Nessus is a planet that often brings up theme of sexual baggage or histories of abuse – but like all centaurs, the material comes up for the purposes of healing it. In fact, another theme of Nessus is ‘the buck stops here’. Earlier this year the Daily Astrology space featured a trio of posts (here, here and here) about 1992 QB1 and its role in ‘threshold’ events – in particular things like death, birth and orgasm.
Between these two points and the matters of home and nourishment inherent in the Cancer Sun and New Moon, we’re in a nexus of emotional/sexual healing. It’s perfect timing for anyone who may have begun molting yesterday to hunker down (home or any safe space will do – it need not be under a rock) and feed yourself in whatever ways are needed. We are preparing for the Moon’s next cycle and the Sun’s next sign; any newness of perspective or sense of self will be right at home when you finally step back out into the world. How are you feeling about all that today?