The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.

-Henry David Thoreau



The week begins with Mercury’s ingress into the sign of Sagittarius after having been in Scorpio since October 3rd. This should lighten the mood especially since Mercury is ruling the Full Moon in Gemini on Thursday night. Stale situations will get a chance to get aired out and new scenarios/dialogues can develop quickly. It’s a creative week overall, breezy, buzzing, rut-breaking, innovative (especially later this week) if you can move beyond the status anxiety, fears of inadequacy, and heavy realism brought to you by all the Capricorn planets. Two very distinct threads weaving themselves throughout the week.

With Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto currently transiting in Capricorn we could feel weighted down by responsibilities and ”what must be done”. This is also emphasize by Jupiter currently ruling the Sun in Sagittarius into a tame and responsible centaur. Venus conjunct Saturn early Wednesday morning brings a reality check regarding relationships, money, beauty, art, pleasure and all other venusian matters. Our attention is on what offers us tangible sustenance, authenticity, gravitas, maturity. We might be inclined toward a conservative approach right now, and value what has endured the test of time. Venus-Saturn can feel sobering as our attention turns toward long-term investments in the pursuits of our goals. This is evident at the beginning of the week with the Moon in Taurus ruled by Venus in Capricorn.

The Moon enters Gemini Tuesday morning (11:48am EST) and the Full Moon culminates late Wednesday/early Thursday morning shining her light on communications, thoughts, ideas, and the various modalities we use to convey our messages. We could feel stimulated by recent conversations or experiences. The Full Moon brings exciting new developments but also concludes the Mercury in Scorpio chapter. The Gemini Full Moon highlighting recent thought processes that could of felt polarizing and an awareness of how our exchanges with others shape our thoughts, our beliefs, and by extension our realities.

It could feel like nothing is set in stone and nothing is moving fast enough as we try to reconcile traditions and make space for innovations in our lives. It’s all about slow and deliberate progress right now, but it’s important to keep looking forward. Be patient about the things you cannot change while plowing away at your bigger goals. Integrate the new modalities and ideas that are making their way into your life and your mind at the moment; don’t resist the change and the visions wanting to emerge at this time.

The week gets relatively more sentimental by Thursday night when the Moon enters the sign of Cancer and oppose Jupiter in Capricorn while Chiron turns direct and Mars in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces. We could find ourselves softening, opening up, and looking to transcend all the recent talking and mental pursuits with something more ephemeral, moody, creative, heart-centered and soothing. With the Moon in Cancer while Chiron stations direct in Aries, conversation around vulnerability could surface.

The Moon enters Leo Saturday night (22:57 EST) stoking the fires in preparation for Jupiter/Uranus trine happening early on Sunday. The day has an enthusiastic momentum helping us look ahead. We might still have to contend with some unpleasant realities but Sunday is festive and favours warm pleasant exchanges, brainstorming, creativity, and playfulness.

Truth has to be given in riddles. People can’t take truth if it comes charging at them like a bull. The bull is always killed. You have to give people the truth in a riddle, hide it so they go looking for it and find it piece by piece; that way they learn to live with it.

Chaim Potok


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