The effects of Sun conjunct Neptune last through the early part of the week, and the effects of Sun square Saturn begin to increase. Faster moving, high importance planets like the Sun can activate the energies of the slower moving, deeper acting configurations as they move through. This means that the Neptune/Saturn square is being activated, and with it the clash between inspiration, delusion and cold hard "reality" as it is perceived from time/space/5 senses perspective.
The Neptune/Saturn square is a long term aspect, off and on all year, and designed to challenge our old belief systems and invite us to question reality. The two planets are now slowly moving closer; Chiron/Dragon's Tail and Jupiter/Dragon's Head also play a role in this picture, bringing with them healing crises/opportunities. We are asked to open up to higher self, and to decide whether we are going to choose to trust in old beliefs that perhaps keep us going in the same circles, or to explore and open to some new, inspired territory.
We are also approaching eclipse season, starting March 8. This is going to bring some big change! Eclipses are both reset buttons and wild cards. However disruptive, they may be just what the doctor ordered, helping us see via crisis what it is that is really hanging about unconsciously. That old stuck problem that's been plaguing us for years might just get dislodged---but generally not without a fight to keep it there by the ego effect! Truly, we can seem to be our own worst enemies, but its only because we believe on some deeper level that its in our best interest to keep ourselves oppressed. And probably at one point it DID make sense, as it seemed to ensure our survival. But things change, and we can continue to awaken.
Anxiety or an upwelling of grief (old or new) may be a side effect of this transiting influence. Today (Monday), the Moon makes a conjunction to Scorpio Mars in shadow. This could be an energy boost for some, but for others, it could also be an irritation, given the other energies. In this case, it can be helpful to find things that soothe the spirit.
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