Intensity and compression...
On the plus side, Venus moves into Gemini today, which is a lovely placement for friendships and communication in relationships (more on this in Armand’s blog at https://www.relationshipsandastrology.com/news/2018/4/23/venus-in-gemini-april-24-may-19-2018)
However, on the less comfortable side, it’s impossible not to feel the powerful energies of the Mars/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, which will be exact tomorrow, particularly as it’s exacerbated by the sextile from Jupiter. Plus there is still a wide and tense square to Uranus in Aries. These energies will continue right into the weekend, with the upcoming Full Moon in Scorpio.
At their most expansive, these energies can be expressed through passion, determination, courage and dedicated commitment and tenacity in our relationships. At their most limited they can be expressed through anger, aggression, violence, control, fear, obsession, destruction…with ourselves and the people around us. These very powerful tense energies require the greatest degree of consciousness and self-awareness, so that they can be channeled at their most expansive, even though it may feel a lot easier to just act out our frustration. Keep in mind that your loved ones are also feeling a sense of pressure and compression, as these planets encourage us all to deal with our shadow side and find the hidden gold.
Some tools that can help us with this include: meditation, relaxation techniques including breathing exercises, any kind of physical exercise that can help us connect with our inner core strength and that does not put us in danger, and time in nature to ground ourselves. Self-nurturing is a priority right now, as we may find ourselves feeling a lot more sensitive to what is going on in our immediate world and in the greater collective. MG