The Nodal axis slips backward (as is its prevailing direction) across Cancer/ Capricorn; we also see Uranus in the final degree of Aries, and together with the Nodes a T-square is formed, ratcheting tension up to an unbearable degree. The stress on the individual, and especially on the individual Will (Aries) is tremendous, with the awareness that what happens over the next few days determines life direction, making us hyper-aware of how important our application of Higher Mind (Uranus) to our choices (Aries, the Nodes) is in the moment. With North Node entering Cancer, we see that caring is the only choice–and all T components at 29 degrees tells us this is a crisis, whether it appears so on the surface or not.
Meanwhile, while the perception of crisis sucks up all our energy, attention, and all the air in any room, we still have Juno quincunx Ceres, Venus quincunx Sedna, and Mercury novile Venus. Willingly adjusting is key: to authority, to prerogative, to responsibilities, to boundaries, to what instincts tell, and to known ‘blind spots’. That’s the only way to make our actions effective, to gain or profit, to nurture relationships, to support the financial picture. Adjust, and you may find yourself hit with a kind of brilliant idea or three, or find Love or Money winging its way to you out of the blue (or, more likely, out of circumstances carefully tended in the past, that you maybe had given up on).
It can be a good day, but likely also an exhausting one.
Today’s word image is a small man with a huge head. This cartoonish symbol suggests we may be living too much in our own heads, burdening the mind when some of that energy is better spent other ways. Get out and do, move around, make something, interact with the physical world in ways you haven’t been, lately. It will really help.
shannon hughes said:
uff. i’ve got my natal AC at 29 libra (conj 28 neptune,24 moon , my natal venus at 29 cancer on my MC and yes, a bit unbearable i must agree Julie!
Ouch! Shannon, hold on–it won’t last forever–and with Uranus and the South Node filling in a Grand Cross, be on the lookout for sudden events, seeds planted in the past suddenly springing to life. The tension WILL be broken, maybe sooner than you think 🙂
I was just now contemplating how several of the posts I’ve read today (which were published by bloggers either today or yesterday evening my time) were expressing a personal crisis point.
And I wondered if the astrology of the moment explained it, so I checked to see your latest post, and you did indeed explain it.
The energy in their words was of the kind I associate with Uranus, edgy, sparking, something (wild or made wild by their struggle) trying to break free from weighty bonds.
What I noticed was that in each post the person who wrote it was also looking for their own creative solution rather than just struggling. Except for one, but I get the feeling they’re the sort of person who prefers the struggle, the bonds, because those make them feel safe, in control (controlled), and they don’t have to risk exposure to – what happens next now that you’re free? They can just blame others, someone else forced them to shoulder the world and they can’t put it down, now can they, what would happen to the world if they did?
Thank you for sharing, Julie, as always you’ve hit the nail on the head and hammered it in straight (hopefully with no bashed thumb) 🙂
Sorry, just discovered this in Spam! An interesting observation, and you’ve framed the ultimate question at the end of every struggle: What happens now that you’re free? I want to say to people who are struggling, if you don’t have some idea of that ‘next step’, then you may be fooling yourself that you’re actually looking for freedom in the first place–because as you say, some feel safer expressing the wish for revolution while still holding tight to their bonds. I guess the goal is not to be one of them 🙂
Thank you, upturned! Always a pleasure