This weekend’s mad maxing of our emotions is with a big thank you / fuq you to the Venus Pluto square. Captain Chaos in Capricornia has stepped up to chest bump our Lady Venus as she sits elevated in Libra, still casting her everloving gaze over our relationships.
In astrological lore, this combo can indicate obsession, power plays and control dramas. Snore. Just add Scorpio season et voila, a recipe for explosive clashes. If there is dissatisfaction gnawing or secrets clawing to be revealed, this may well be a blessed tipping point. Better out than in, non?
Thank the muses then for our benevolent multiverse in the face of such astrofuquery. Enter Mercury, whose winged heels clicking at Venus in a kindly aspect, aid breakthrough communication. You will be required to participate if it is resolution you seek. Throw in a waning moon in Aquaria and mainline the detached lens that always holds space for the greater good.
Quite the heady cosmic cocktail, your emphasis determines outcome this weekend. Maybe because it is my natural state (me, Venus and Pluto go way back) or because I actively cultivate life as a series of rolling breakthroughs but the marrying of these two seemingly opposing forces offers a dizzying potential for enduring transformation. The kind of change that sticks. In classic Plutonic fashion, the niggle has a grander purpose so hook yourself to the moon and let her airy idealism haul you out of any muck threatening to bog down your phoenixing.
The trick is to flow rather than wobble when the whole thing gathers momentum. Remind yourself how the world has trained you to be Capable in the face of Chaos. When you are on the back of a speeding motorbike, arms wrapped around the rider and legs wrapped around the bike, you risk the safety of all concerned if you fight the bike and the rider in order to keep only your balance. If you lean into it all, suspend your fears and allow yourself to be thrilled, you will be.
And so it is this weekend.
The thing about chaos, is that while it disturbs us, it too, forces our hearts to roar in a way we secretly find magnificent.
~ Christopher Poindexter
Image of Riley Keough as Capable in Mad Max: Fury Road
Words c. Kerrie Basha, 2017