This week hosts the conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus in Aries, kicking off the summer of transformation. Mars and Mercury change signs and the New Moon is in Gemini on Saturday.
On Monday Mars leaves its long journey through Leo and enters Virgo, a very different sign and a very different energy! In the best sense, Mars, the energy of activity, desire, and will takes the lessons learned in Leo and uses its now-developed sense of self-esteem and creativity to serve others, to mentor, and to share knowledge.
However, it may take some trial and error to get there. Mars the warrior is not particularly happy in the sign of the Virgin so it may take us a few days to get our new bearings. The Mars energy in us can serve and work with diligence, but it wants the credit for doing so. “Non-doership,” a good term for Mars in Virgo, can seem the antithesis of leadership in business but it doesn’t have to be. It just demands sensitivity to the next right action, noticing and reading the pointers along the way. We’ll look more at Mars in Virgo in upcoming posts to discover the best use of this time of possibilities.
Over the next eight months, Jupiter will form a series of conjunctions to Uranus. Both have recently entered Aries where they will combine with Saturn and Pluto to form the Cardinal T-square 2010, the summer of transformation.
Jupiter and Uranus are similar in that they both look forward. They are interested in breaking the boundaries that limit us and taking risks to do so. Their difference is that Uranus breaks through boundaries for the sake of thrusting society into the future whether we think we are ready or not; Jupiter breaks boundaries and then wants to codify the breakthrough, turn it into a religion or a School or a law. Jupiter is very much concerned with societal ethics and institutions while Uranus would break down our structures without caring whether we are still standing at the end. The two of these together are dynamite!
What does this mean for us in business? We will probably feel compelled to take risks we would not even have considered in the past. We may feel confined by our work routine or the structures we’ve implemented, and surprise ourselves and others by heading into a brand new direction. We may seek opportunities for travel and study, or to bring scientific or technical discoveries into our products and services. We may approach everyday challenges as battles to be fought and won. We want out of our shell, even if we created it.
This is a time of big risks, big opportunities, massive creative juice, and the potential for just as big mistakes and failures. Especially early in the cycle, we are likely to begin one thing and another, throwing balls into the air to see where they land. Where will we end up next January, after the last of the conjunctions? In a new place for sure, but with Uranus, the planet of the unexpected, we won’t know until we get there. Are you ready for the ride?
Wednesday through Friday
Mercury is featured from Tuesday evening until Friday, which will be a great help in understanding and adjusting to the Mars ingress into Virgo and the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction.
First Mercury and Saturn combine to bring wisdom, stability, and practicality. It well help calm our reaction to the waves of energy coming from Jupiter and Uranus and help us be methodical in meeting the challenges that may arise this week.
Then Mercury and Neptune will serve to sensitize us and to remember that there are others in our sphere with their own needs and agendas.
On Thursday Mercury enters its own sign, Gemini, which puts it into position to channel the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in the most positive way. It will give us the facility to communicate clearly and enthusiastically our new ideas and to win customers and employees over to our new vision. This is a great aspect to recognize whatever new technology we need to implement our new direction and to research the various alternatives. I wouldn’t purchase anything new though; with the Jupiter/Uranus energy in Aries, you probably haven’t settled into your new direction yet. See if you can borrow or lease for a while instead.
On Friday, Mercury, newly in Gemini squares off against Mars, newly in Virgo. This indicates people pushing and pulling in different directions and possibly forcing decisions before they are ready. Send everybody off to research and present their best ideas, in a coherent format, and in writing, and PowerPoint, and anything else that keeps them productive and busy until they achieve a reasoned, practical proposal.
This could be the most productive day of the week with an excellent contact between Venus and Saturn. Your connections with partners and colleagues feel serious, committed, and grounded. This is the best day for business negotiations and diplomacy but with the New Moon today, please wait until Monday to formalize any agreements.
I’d say that’s enough for one week, wouldn’t you? Enjoy your week, take extra rest when you can, and see if you can let it unfold on its own a little. You may be pleasantly surprised if you do.
For an overview of the month, see the Astro4Business Month Ahead – June 2010
For an exploration of how to handle strong Jupiter transits in business see:
For more on this summer’s Cardinal T-Square 2010, see this post:
For more info on the planets influencing the week, see
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