You may struggle with keeping your footing today, thanks to a pair of aspects — a Mars / Neptune conjunction and a Venus / Jupiter opposition — that can throw you off center.
The Chaos card — from the Vision Quest Tarot — illustrates this combination beautifully. Starting with the word “Chaos,” which is a Mars / Neptune keyword.
This is the Vision Quest’s version of the Tower card. It’s traditionally associated with sudden and unexpected change. And that is certainly not lacking here, with a bolt of lightning igniting a wildfire that’s caused a horse to rear back in terror.
He may have been trotting along with his head in the clouds (another Mars / Neptune reference) when lightning struck. But now he seems to have been pushed to the edge of a cliff with nowhere to go but down.
The Tower card can shake your world and turn it upside down. It breaks apart everything that’s already unstable or uncertain, even if you’re not aware of it. It’s that lack of awareness that is first reconciled, as in the brief moment in time when a bolt of lightning lights the whole sky.
There are also loss and endings associated with this card (note the remnants of a burial ground burning in the trees). The smoke only partially obliterates the damage that’s been done: you can see that much has been lost here.
So the question is what do you do? Do you hold on for dear life and hope that the fire burns out on its own? (and if that’s what you’re already doing, how’s it working for you?) Or do you do what is strongly recommended here and grab onto that Venus / Jupiter aspect, trusting that the Universe has better things in store for you?
Things like freedom, adventure, expansion and luck (Jupiter). And things like love, money and self esteem (Venus). While the opposition between these two planets requires you to stabilize your efforts, it’s still the more favorable response. As frightful as it may seem to you now, going ahead and jumping off that cliff could be the best thing that’s happened to you in a long while.