The week ahead: something about sense and sensibility…

my view from lunch...
my view from lunch…

It’s Father’s Day here in Australia, and it’s been a glorious one.

We went out to a place called Cottage Point for lunch. Cottage Point is Sydney’s smallest suburb- with just 50 or so houses- and is on the Pittwater…well, sort of. It’s also located within a National Park.

In any case, it’s a great place for lunch- and perfectly fit the brief my husband gave me: water, outlook, casual, quirky. I’ve popped a few more photos up on Instagram, and will probably cover it in more words later in the week on and anyways.

The week started with a funeral- my grandfather’s…I think I mentioned that last week. It was a tad surreal to see the 94 balloons we released at Nan’s funeral 4 years ago come up on my timehop. To the day. Life’s like that though…

On the good news front, the two big astro publications I worked on earlier in the year, hit the news-stands this week- although they may have hit earlier and I just didn’t see them. Whatever- they’re out there now.

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The first is the astro diaries. These are done by sign with a monthly and daily forecast.

The second is Wellbeing’s annual astrology publication.

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Both are jam-packed with contributions from some fabulous astrologers. They’re available through newsagencies in Australia, but if you want to know about postage to other countries, you will need to contact the publishers.

On the blog I’m in the process of posting some pieces about Jupiter. Mostly it’s because I’m trying to find the start of my main Jupiter in Libra piece. Procrasti-posting. In any case, keep an eye on the blog for more on Jupiter during this week.

Speaking of Jupiter, he moves into Libra on Friday. This is without a doubt the stand-out astro event for the week, and will provide a once in 12 year opportunity for Librans to reboot themselves. There’ll be more on Jupiter through the houses for the rest of us later.

What else?

Wednesday brings us a trine between the Sun and Pluto, and a sextile between Venus and Saturn. Although a relatively easy energy, it does, if harnessed, have the ability to be quite powerful. It encourages you to look deeply within and, if you don’t like what you see, well, that’s up to you what changes you choose to make. With Saturn and Venus linking up, you could have a clarity and objectivity that’s often missing. If you set some intentions at the New Moon, this could be your reminder to take steps towards achieving those.

We finish the week with the last of the Saturn-Neptune squares- for this cycle- and another square between Venus and Pluto.

There’s been a lot written about this over the past months (this article is excellent), but at its core this aspect is about dreams clashing with reality. Use the retrograde energy of Mercury to make plans, but not decisions- not quite yet. If you’re prepared to work for what you want, you may just be able to achieve it. If not, well, keep dreaming. Saturn provides the discipline and Neptune the inspiration and the faith.

With Venus square Pluto you could find yourself hanging onto something that probably shouldn’t be hung onto any longer. Only you can know whether your dream has reached its use-by date. Words like honesty, reality, and focus are important right now. Sense over sensibility…so to speak.

Have a great week…

Jox