One thing I’d like to say about Eris: Quit blaming her for strife! She doesn’t bring it, she makes space for it–a huge difference. She connects with another energy by transit; if it’s by soft aspect (sextile, trine) she says, ‘You know, I think you need to let that tension out’ and if it’s by hard aspect (square, opposition, with the conjunction going either way), she prods, dares, irritates, or forces, and the underlying tension appears and is expressed. Since an atmosphere of strife is simply two or more conflicting intentions going at one another, Eris can’t be directly blamed, though the sign she’s transiting at any one time can suggest the attitude that spurs what comes next. For example, in Aries (as she is right now) it might be egos that rise up, while in Gemini it’s words, and in Capricorn it might be attempts to stop others, but when in Scorpio wanting to get vengeance, destroy, or reform might be the match to the fuel. Eris is a catalyst; best to see her as making the upset possible, rather than creating it, and don’t forget that oftentimes such expression is for the good, releasing things that no one needs to carry around.
Neptune’s opposed Hygeia right now (only two minutes off exact), suggesting that health matters might be very difficult to assess–and that it may be a ‘do or die’ moment when living our healthy ideals might be vitally important.
Venus will be square Saturn now through late on the 17th PDT, telling us that relationships and/ or finances might look more limited, unloving, restricted, or even ‘dead’ than they actually are. Venus is in Scorpio, prompting her to dig dig dig and it’s just not the thing to do, right now. Saturn says, ‘Let some time pass.’ It’s an unspoken request for emotional lockdown, an attempt to organize by slowing things down–understandable, a kind of restraint that loving (and demanding) Venus needs to practice, in order not to tear it all down.
Add to the above that Mars has just moved into Libra and will soon trine the North Node. Yes, Libra is one of the signs (Taurus the other) where Mars is in detriment–but that only means that the style of the sign doesn’t come naturally to expression of the planet, and that’s okay. Mars can adapt, but right now, before he gets used to being here, he may push too hard in relationships, which would back up Venus’ current inclinations but run them both into a Saturnian brick wall. So, let that make for a double warning: take it easy with others, especially those close to us; ask, but only if you must–best practice is to be gentle, hang back a bit, and absolutely don’t demand–Eris is square Pluto and Earth will perfect semi-sextile tomorrow (which means the Sun will perfect quincunx), and that suggests that pushing too hard could burn it down, have actual material consequences, and perhaps alter our own Self-image if we indulge in such behavior, forever after (and retro Jupiter is in the mix at the same degree, sprinkling the glitter of exaggeration and overdoing–and you know how hard it is to clean that up!!)
Neptune’s also quincunx Zeus right now, suggesting that any ways in which we’ve been fooling ourselves about the ambition and desire picture are currently causing a nagging feeling of upset or doubt, or are playing out through bewildering responses to our efforts. Just know that this is meant to alert you to a need to come clean and stop pretending: refocus on ideals and the essence (rather than the trappings) of the dream itself. And, Chiron sextile Ceres says we have the chance to heal and/ or use the unique skills if we’ll accept personal responsibility–do it now, before a hard aspect forces consequences of not taking responsibility.
If you haven’t seen it, you might want to take a gander at my thoughts on Jupiter and the natal mission it describes here–
Thank you, everyone, and have a great week!
hahaha Quit blaming her for strife! She doesn’t bring it, she makes space for it–a huge difference. love it! You really do have the knack of helping people understand Julie, my hat is off to you, once again!
I have Eris at 11 Aries and at the moment my soul wounding (Chiront) keeps going over & tempting the old Eris ground, are you going to allow this to stress you out again and have history repeat or are you going to respect the forgiving nature of your Chiron in Pisces and let it go???? Well, it is interesting because I am not a particularly competitive or ego driven person, it is my projective & receptive filter and nozzle of expression, nothing more and because of early life experiences had no desire to be controlled by competition or my ego, but that also doesnt mean I am going to lay down and give in or die quietly just because others are and I do respect their right to be, but if you think I am a pawn on your chess board, think again, you are playing with yourself 😉 I have had to learn many times how to over come the fear and controls of a few budding sociopaths and narcissits who would have me believe my experience is a/ all in my head or b/ not valid. Fortunately I have not found the need to have a weapon, because I dont feel the need for one, I also have Hecate in my 6th house and she seems to magically show me a better way, every time 😉
Thank you, Debbie! With all the balance-seeking you (and many others, including myself, with four planets in Libra) are perpetually dealing with, I can agree that having Hecate in the 6th is probably a very good thing, since every day needing to ‘see the way to go’ is vital. Mine also happens to be in the 6th–now the challenge is to get myself to listen to that smart inner voice!
Thank you Julie, these bits and pieces are very useful and palatable, like the melon in the beautiful crystal ball. Du travail d’orfèvre!
You’re welcome, Katia–glad they’re useful!
Wendy E said:
The Age of Aquarius is like the tide, coming and going as we enter the new age. So interesting to see it’s expression at this time. It has raised a rabble of people, remnants of the Age of Pisces, hence the heavy religious overlays to their expressions of rejection.
The Water Bearer brings the water of knowledge/sustenance in all forms. Even the next ice age. We should be expecting it to happen in Aquarius.
Reality says climate change comes as the Sun wakes up and Earth’s magnetic field weakens. It’s happening now as the next Sun cycle activates. Denial says climate change is our fault. Climate change/climate mitigation/global warming, so many names now.
With every new climate change campaign there’s a new face, a new name brought in to speak for the climate change money machine. The names were brought out this spring for yet another climate change push, where are they now? John Kerry was recently brought back to stand there and not say anything. The increase in temperature on Jupiter is due solely to it’s weakening magnetic field which allows more ionized protons to enter it’s atmosphere. The increased proton influx into Jupiter’s atmosphere is the sole source of warming on Jupiter. I bet the rest of the planets in our universe are affected by the Sun’s weakening magnetic field too. Or is Earth too special to be affected? Hmmm.