This week gives us a major fresh start as we come off of the energy of Sunday’s New Moon in Leo and move into a brand new Mars cycle on Wednesday with it’s conjunction— ending a 25-26 month-long energetic cycle of action and initiating us into a brand new cycle colored by the fiery and courageous energy of Leo! We also officially move into the shadow period of the upcoming Mercury retrograde on Tuesday just prior to Mercury’s ingress into its home sign of Virgo. A Mercury retrograde looming in the midst of Eclipse season is enough to drive anyone a little bit mad, so be sure to allow extra time and space for rest and relaxation as well as a few mistakes!
The New Moon on Sunday marks the official start to Eclipse Season and is the first of two back-to-back lunations beginning in the fiery & courageous sign of the solar “king.” At zero degrees Leo and in conjunction with Mars, the planet of action and initiation, this lunar cycle marks some MAJOR new beginning indeed! It’s also interesting to note that Mars will be playing a key role in both the Lunar & Solar eclipses in August, indicating that this eclipse season will be a huge test of will!
Today’s Sun-Saturn inconjunct has had me thinking a lot about boundary issues and how these issues play out in my own life and the lives of those around me. Saturn inconjunct or not, if you’re finding yourself overwhelmed by the burden of responsibility you’ve assumed for the benefit of others, chances are you have boundary issues— and, whether you realize it or not, you may have no one to blame but yourself for the less-than-desirable circumstances that have come about as a result.