Passions are high…
In addition to Venus squaring Pluto today, which in and of itself is one of the most intense planetary combinations relationship wise, the Sun in Aries is also squaring Mars. Regardless of the crazy winter storms in many parts of the world this weekend, under the surface, temperatures are likely to be sizzling hot in our relationships today.
Heat can cause fireworks to explode, both in terms of passions that may have been lying somewhat dormant and are ready to be expressed, and also potentially in terms of unrequited passions that may erupt as obsession and jealousy.
These transits are best described by the writings of Sigmund Freud, who was one of the first to acknowledge the importance of the shadow within each of us, particularly to do with sexual drives and desire. Regardless of the life stage we are currently going through, these transits are likely to resonate with desires and drives that emerged powerfully from deep within, during our adolescence. Dreams may offer some helpful insights over the next few days.
Although the Moon in airy Gemini would usually add some cooling air to the flames, this may not happen tomorrow. As the apex of a yod to Pluto and Jupiter in the late afternoon (GMT), there is pressure to integrate some deep truths on an emotional level about our desire nature and how we connect with others. With Mercury retrograde, this may not feel either simple or easy.
Even though the pressure to act impulsively from our emerging passions may feel almost overwhelming, bringing our consciousness to what is surfacing within us, is likely to make the difference between a creative experience with those we love and a more challenging one. MG