Astrology for the weekend of May 9 thru 11, 2014 by Eric Francis
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This weekend the three personal planets, Mercury, Venus and Mars, are involved in aspects that are likely to show up as events on your personal radar. Both are exact Sunday and have been building intensity all week. The first is Venus opposite Mars, which you might think of as the maximum expression of sexual tension. Two factors make this especially interesting. One is that Venus and Mars are occupying one another’s signs. There’s a role reversal of some kind going on. Second is that Mars is still retrograde, and seems to be containing its energy. That will shift in about 10 days when Mars finally stations direct after being retrograde since March 1. This aspect urges you to see the world from the viewpoint of ‘the other’, especially if that means the other sex or gender.
The second aspect is Mercury in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces. Both planets are exceedingly powerful in their own signs, and the square is creating some tension around the issue of integrity. Mercury square Neptune may be prone to deception, but the greater problem is not being able to discern or admit the difference between truth and lies. Under the current astrology, that is essential, whether you’re the one listening or the one speaking. Together, the message is: tell the truth about sex. It’s too easy not to — and then you rack up karma. Planet Waves participant Barbara Koehler today made an excellent observation about Venus opposite Mars. She described it as “part of a stretching process; testing the elasticity of our souls as well as our bodies. It most certainly is associated with all the recent cardinal cross and eclipse stuff. We need to be as pliable as possible for the ensuing energy and the activity it will manifest as. Mutable signs facilitate that and so do oppositions. Call it growth.” I would concur. Read yesterday’s post.
Update: The Moon ingresses Libra at 1:19 pm EDT Saturday and will then oppose Venus, conjoin Mars and pass through the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square Sunday and Monday. In addition, the Sun is opposite Saturn — a good time for disciplined work, but if you have something important to say, you might want to wait a day or two till people are more open to listening.
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