As the new moon solar eclipse hits off today at 1 degree Scorpio you have the chance to consider your life anew.
Not only is the moon new but Venus is conjunct this aspect which will nicely allow you to consider your relationship and if this is not enough Mercury is almost ready to turn station and turn direct… once again allowing you to put your plans into action.
You may feel as if you have been handed a “golden opportunity” today and it is an opportunity that comes with change.
If you have been trying to change direction in any area of your life then now is the time to set the wheels in motion.
There is much to be happy and enthusiastic about as one thing after another changes for you and you are left with possibly not one but several directions in which to go next. It is almost as if a guardian angel surrounds you and illuminates the next step you should take.
If you have recently felt stuck or found yourself with many setbacks which have not only hampered your progress but put you out of sorts within yourself and left you emotionally drained then rest assured you are about to soar.
Four of Pentacles
Today’s Venus / Chiron aspect may have you looking at whatever you’re holding onto for dear life and thinking about whether you’d be better served to step back and scrutinize what it is you think you may lose if you don’t let go of those reigns.
Have you been trying to hang onto what you have and not let any of it go? This may be in relation to your assets, finances, possessions or even your feelings and heart.
Sometimes money and feelings go hand in hand. You may not be willing to see it that way but money can be a powerful ally when it comes to relationships and emotions and who “owns” what within a relationship.
Sometimes it’s not so clear cut as that: you may not be seeing that what really matters is love and money cannot buy you this… or can it?
Perhaps you should ask yourself if your financial matters have become entwined with your emotional matters and if so where does one end and the other begin. What you would be willing to lose and what would you gain if you lost it.
Some people are happy with very little money as long as they have love, while others have very little love and a lot of money. From an astrological standpoint, Venus rules both.
Two of Swords
Today you may be reflecting on the different options that are available to you, as well as the different paths that are laid out before you.
You could find yourself at a pivotal juncture — in your career, your personal life or even with respect to your spiritual journey.
The Two of Swords encourages you to weigh the different options available to you before you make a decision. And with Mercury conjuncting the Moon’s North Node today, that decision could be very important.
Whenever a planet conjuncts the North Node it automatically opposes the South, as these two points are always in polarity.
Mercury’s aspect to the Nodes implies that decisions you’ve made in the past (South Node) are up for review at this time.
They can also greatly impact on your future (North Node), not just now but across many lifetimes.
The woman in this card sits perfectly still before two distinct but different paths. Aside from the scarf draped over her shoulder, she wears nothing but a blind-fold.
The swords in her hands are crossed before her, each pointing in a different direction.
Eight of Wands
Today you want to work on bringing the divergent areas of your life into harmony, courtesy of a pair of astrological aspects that are doing the same.
With Mercury in sextile to its counterpoint Jupiter today, and Venus in sextile to its counterpart Mars, the theme will be finding a comfortable medium between the opposing forces in your life.
The Eight of Wands is traditionally associated with action and movement and there is some of that going on here. But the central themes in this version are more about protection and trust, as seen in the tiny figure nestled in the Lion’s arms.
The lion appears as a guardian angel, with a fiery mane and golden-orange wings. Notice the serpent — in the form of a lemniscate or infinity symbol — that encircles the sleeping child.
Also notice the one lion’s paw and one angel’s hand that cradle her sleeping form. A blanket of stars keeps her safe and warm. The symbols of protection and safety are repeated here, as are the themes of divergent forces residing harmoniously in the same space.
In many decks, the Eight of Wands signifies energy, motion and action. And we can surmise that the figure in this card will awaken from her sleep more rested and prepared to move ahead. But her rest is an integral part of her preparation and is just as meaningful.
Wheel of Fortune
Round and round and round you go… where you stop… nobody knows.
Life may see a bit like a merry go round for you today and there doesn’t seem much you are willing to do in getting off the ride.
Perhaps you are feeling as if you have no power left and as the pin piercing your solar plexus (which rules power both taken and given to others) area shows you are not willing to struggle and make things worse.
Indeed if you did struggle you may also ruin those beautiful butterfly wings you are counting on in the background to free you from what binds you.
If you look closely at this card though you will see that the only thing that is holding you back is the pin in your solar plexus which is only one part of your body.
Plus the white feather on your head suggests you have more going on in your thoughts than anyone suspects. Specifically you are coming up with a solution to your dilemma and that solution will be pure of thought and take you far.
The colour red, which is quite pronounced in this card, suggests the need for action and yet at the same time it is nicely balanced with the purity of white.
Perhaps when the curtain does fall on the problem you are contemplating on today you will be the only one left standing and also have the choice as to whether to “fly” away and leave the situation that put you in this position in the first place or brave it out for another round.
King of Pentacles
There you stand so grand and tall with all around you that you could ever need but what has it “cost” you?
Notice the shield you are standing on did you get to the position you are in from pushing you way up the ranks to the top of your field as this image implies.
Perhaps you are thinking of a career change or doing something differently to make money just now and if this is the case you also need to look at your motives in why you are doing so.
Will it be a job, career or occupation you love? Something you can pour your heart into?
Or are you just taking this path because you need the money and it pays well?
Doing something which pays well but brings you no happiness or satisfaction can be mind numbing after a while and you don’t want to be stuck like that for long.
There is a fair degree of growth around for you just now as can be seen in the green flowing robes and you also have the power to wield that growth in any direction you wish it to go hence the object in your right hand which looks remarkably like a wand.
The moat around the castle in the background shows that you have already worked long and hard for what you have and are willing to protect it in any way you can.
Three of Cups
With Mercury retrograde conjunct Venus today it is not a good time to get your wires crossed.
Usually the Three of Cups stands for merriment, celebration and having a good time however this image paints a different story and you may find that what you do today could come back to bite you in the future.
It seems as if someone is not showing their true colours and possibly hiding behind a false persona. They may talk the talk and look good in your eyes but it is really a mask that hides who they truly are. Do not be fooled.
For this reason you may like to stick to social situations that you know and are comfortable with alongside friends that can back you up if you get into any problems. Better the devil you know… as the saying goes.
This is not the day to be partaking of too much alcohol. It is the day you need to keep your wits about you and not go following your heart but, rather, follow you head with any suspicious murmurings that little voice is tell you. You may be more on the mark than you think.
In short even though Mercury is conjunct Venus today which is usually a great sign for love because Mercury is retrograde the truth of a situation is not quite as transparent as you may think.