A Fixed T-square with Jupiter on the apex
May 16th to June 6th, 2023
As the planets change signs, we also change territory and field of expression. This requires new skills. Something new is set in place.
Can we sustain promises and see them through? How does passion, ethusiasm and drive in expressing our values, affect our social interaction, ties and relationships? Is it contageous or does it drive others away? Is this a time to negotiate the resolution of a conflict or set a new plan in place? Does a third party assist in reaching a compromise/aggreement or is it a distracting influence? There is an emphasis on values surrounding all those questions, and a need to pay attention to details. The need to ground and give form to our own perspective or beliefs on things, while we encounter challenges or pressures. The need to support self worth in the face of opposing views and draw our own conclusions. There is certainly urgency and intensity all around us. This is what the planetary energies speak about from May 16th until the first week of June. All planetary positions from 25 degrees of Cardinal signs to 06 degrees of Fixed signs will be affected. It seems that there is a step forward in puting some vision or plan in place is beeing promoted, and there is pressure involved. It could be financial, political or some personal affair. Fixed signs have a lot to do with right and wrong, moral dilemmas, ethics, good and bad, credibility. Watch the political developments for this, and our personal lives. There is a concentration of energy in Taurus which has to do with ownership and possesions (money and right to access resources, also data securiy -Mercury just turned direct in this sign), and opinions. Cardinal signs are more concerned with stimulating action, pushing buttons and adventure, the plot. Planets in the last degrees of cardinal signs are pushing situations almost too hard, or with a sense of urgency to complete something, (the lunar cycle is nearing its end). This is Mars, Jupiter and Venus applying pressure or exercising effort with an urgency in responing to situations,as they pass the final degrees of Cancer and Aries (what is happening in the domestic scene?and internal affairs) Saturn is in Pisces, and this position requires flexibility towards commitment and perhaps a need to tend to details or confusing situations, with setting boundaries. Also overcome through empathy or blending spiritual with material value. Saturn in Pisces can also manifest as sensitivity in the way we contribute or help, the sacrifices made or around mindset and beliefs. It may also manifest as difficulty in letting go or have faith in the larger sheme of things.
Mars ingress into Leo on the 21st of May is triggering the inferior square of Jupiter-Pluto synodic cycle which started in 2020 at 24 degrees Capricorn (new plan). What happened then, and then what happened on May 4th of 2022 (the crescent phase of the cycle). Mars also forms and opening square with Jupiter (another cycle that started on May 29 of 2022 at 04 Aries which is more about action, and new beginnings – something was set in motion). Mars forms an opposition to Pluto, an opposition to ‘a plan’ that started on those dates, or an effort to put a stance, or see it culminate and figure out how it can continue, thus promote another next step towards change. This is Fire/Leo so it may just be about being heroic and wanting to attract attention with authenticity. or reaching a climax and deciding that enough is enough, or taking up a challenge to build strength and fortify a situation. This configuration can consume one with passion and enthusiasm, it can trigger activism, fanatiscism (religious or other) or stubborness and resistance. The need to promote one’s sphere of influence. A relationship, contract or conflict (opposition) that has a vision to increase value. Watch what is happening in the banking system, finances, political conflicts, social platforms, groups, alliances (Aquarius), and taxes. Also relationships to other people, and pressure from the group. How does that sensitise our sense of contribution. The idea is to be passionate, exercise assertiveness, or healthy anger (which may bring clarity) but not be blinded by zeal and stubborness. Mars can be very productive when having something creative to do, and very destructive if it can’t find something to do, is frustrated or oppressed. This is a big shift of energy, and the Fixed T-square means that Jupiter will work in overdrive in order to resolve an opposition, or expand its effects. The missing leg is Scorpio, shared resources, or shared values. Something needs to change, and we need to focus this very powerful energy in positive things and interests. Our values vs other people’s values, our opinions vs other peoples opinions, our possessions vs other’s possessions, creations and how we share them. It is time to show what we have to share, it is time to show strength, and not be pressured into things we do not believe in. Things will surface, as Jupiter squares Pluto. Truths, earth’s underground activity or treasures, oppressed passions or anger and volatility, things we do not whant to deal with or things that will empower and consume our energy. This can be a new beginning as it happens in the 00 degrees of fixed signs, which is nothing like we have seen before, since Pluto has not been in Aquarius since 1778. So we may see new things regarding competitions, alliances, business and financial deals, as well as ways to resolve conflicts or merge with significant groups and others. On a personal level, this a good configuration for athletes to achieve records, maybe a good time to consolidate finances, set new things in place professionally for others to see, or expand some new activity within your current one. Risk in investments, money matters or mergers need to be carefully consolidated as Mars position will be in Leo in this configuration, the sign that Venus will Retrograde in from July 23 to Sept 4. Our world in some way is going to be shaken, startled or challenged, shifting or forcing us to enter new territory. Are we ready to explore this, are we taking a step back? Something new is being created and born which can require time to show growth but it certainly opens up some new perspective, which requires one to identify with acting authentically on some new field of knowledge, a group or some passion. The opposition brings awareness and the square is tension and push for growth. If there is something to be shared, there is also something to be released.
© Eleni Kostika 2023