Week Ahead

Something about what I’ve been up to, the Full Moon and getting to what’s really bothering you…


Last time we caught up I was about to finish up in the partition job. It was an emotionally gruelling day- as is the way with most endings. Anyways, it’s done.

The following day we piled into the car and headed about a thousand kilometres (645 miles for those of you not into metric) or so up the highway to Mooloolaba.

Mooloolaba is a coastal town on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland- about an hour up the Bruce Highway from Brisbane. We’ve been coming up here most years since Miss 18 was Miss 6 months. This time it was not only providing a pause between the ending of the last job and the beginning of whatever is next, but we were also checking things out with a view to potentially selling up, packing up and moving up.

As fabulous as it is- and as tempting as it is- I’m not sure that I’m ready for the sea-change just yet. Hubby is, but for the first time in our 27 years together, he’s a little further ahead on that particular change curve than what I am.

I’m very inspired up there, and love the healthier lifestyle so could absolutely settle into full-time writing- both astrology and fiction. The thing is, my writing doesn’t pay my bills or our mortgage- not yet. I still need a corporate salary in order to fund this site; in order to continue to write and publish fiction; and in order to continue to travel.  For that reason- and that reason alone- I think the sea-change is a year or so away…maybe two…but who knows what can happen in the meantime. There are still a lot of balls in the air at the moment- and some of them are curve-balls.

If you’re interested and want to be bored by some of my holiday snaps- although if you follow my instagram, you would have been bombarded with sunrise photos from the week- I wrote a bit about why I love Mooloolaba here.

Ok, to the skies. The highlight for this week is a Full Moon. It falls just before 9am Wednesday morning on the East Coast of Australia, so I guess that makes it just before 6am on the West Coast of Aus, and South East Asia; lunch-timeish in New Zealand; and Tuesday in the northern hemisphere. I’ll schedule something to go up, but for now check out what’s at 27 Capricorn 40’ for you- or the last five degrees of Cancer, Aries, Libra, Taurus, Virgo, Pisces or Scorpio. If you’re not sure how to do this, check out this post or this one in the Toolbox.

What else?

There’s quite a bit of activity over the next 24 hours or so:

  • Sun square Uranus
  • Mercury conjunct Venus
  • Sun trine Mars

What does this mean? You could think that you know what you need to do in order to break free of a situation- and will have the energy and words to both express it and take action. Does this mean that taking action is, well, the best course of action? Much of what you do and say right now could be done and said in reaction to your restlessness and need for air and breathing space- not because you’ve identified and are prepared to make changes to what is really bothering you or holding you back.

If you don’t know the difference, this energy could be better put to physical movement- just don’t take unnecessary risks- Sun square Uranus can be a tad accident prone…especially with Mars in the mix. In any case, you’ll be better placed to think about the real issues in a few days when Mercury and Venus trine Saturn. This energy will be with us from Tuesday through to Thursday- so it’s also an integral part of the Full Moon.

There’s no getting away that any contact with Saturn has an element of maturity and seriousness about it- that’s pretty much the point of it. The thing is, Saturn also is about timeliness, so whatever else is going on, you could find yourself thinking things like: “it’s time,” or “it’s about time,” or “the time is right.”

Saturn adds discipline to your thinking and planning, and an objectivity and sense of practical reality to your relationships. Saturn moderates your desires and can help bring you back from the brink of impetuosity- if, indeed, you were considering something impetuous. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t jump, or take a chance, but rather that you should carefully consider the consequences of doing so- and that you are capable of carefully considering consequences.

The working week finishes with a roar as the Sun moves into the sign over which it has the most essential dignity (remember that episode of the toolbox?) Leo. More on that one too later…

Have a great week…