I’ve heard in several different places that the best way to start a difficult conversation is with something positive, or a compliment.
Hey, you look great today!
Okay. Now we need to talk about the Mars aspects that are going to make this week so challenging. Yes, there is other good news, and I will get to that later. But for the entire year, Saturn square Uranus has been an ongoing challenge and nuisance for too many of us. It’s been a year of a lot of shouting and little listening.
That aspect is coming together for its final exact hit end of December. But the jangling it has called has been amplified lately by Mars in Scorpio. This week begins with us still shaking off the challenging and difficult energy of Mars square Saturn. Many of us will continue to find our proposals continuing to get shot down.
As that challenge fades throughout the week, another disruptive Mars aspect comes into play. Mars in Scorpio will be exactly opposite Uranus in Taurus on Wednesday. This aspect inherently isn’t as rough as Mars square Saturn was, but when you combine the effect of the two, it’s going to be really hard to get things together. On the other hand, a change is as good as a rest. Mars opposite Uranus can be an incredible energy for shaking off depression, or trying something new in the kitchen or in bed. And don’t worry — there’s good news coming from Uranus yet, and it’s not all hot air.
(sigh) Twenty-five years as an astrologer and I finally make that joke. See what desperate times we live in?
No matter what challenges those Mars aspects may bring you this week, there’s always a chance to make up things with kind words, or the right form of expression, or perhaps an interpretive dance. Mercury trine Neptune is exact on Thursday. It’s useful for coming up with artistic and creative ways to express the idea that you’re sorry you had no idea that your partner was going to react that way when you dropped that full coffee can on his or her foot.
Fortunately, there is a bit of reprieve here for our human relations at the end of the week. Venus trine Uranus is exact on Friday. First of all, that’s going to be a lot more gentle than any Mars aspect. Secondly, it gives Uranus an outlet for its weird and freaky ideas, but within the context of a relationship. Man, doesn’t that sound like fun? Yeah, maybe ignore your tension as much as possible throughout the week, then find someone to blow it off with on the weekend. Problem solved!