It’s “Psychic Sensitivity Week” here on Planet Earth, so don’t be surprised if skins, yours or others’, feel more than a little thin. And because so many of us are already sore and bruised from what is best described as the unrelenting intensity of simply trying to get through the days, lots of us are sure to be more than a tad reactive. As you attempt to deal with this hypersensitivity—again, yours or others’—try to notice how often you fall into old attitudes as a way of defending yourself from being overwhelmed; not just overwhelmed by how much is happening around you, but also overwhelmed by how much personal growth is still necessary to ride these waves of change, skillfully.
Also pay attention to the stories you tell yourself to explain what doesn’t make sense and what you don’t understand. Sometimes (and if you’re lucky) you might be right, but it’s more than likely that most of the narrative you’re creating has more to do with you than with the other person or the situation you’re currently confronting. Staying present is the key to your success, but it won’t be easy planting both feet in the moment and keeping them there, especially if you’re trying to cope with a meltdown, again, yours or others’ or the disappointment that a fantasy you desire to be true just won’t manifest. It’s a good week to breathe deeply, and as often as necessary, and it is always a good week to encourage your fellow travelers to do the same.
The source of sensitivity is a Mercury/Neptune conjunction, in Pisces. Mercury represents the many functions of the mind, including intuition. Neptune symbolizes imagination and fantasy. And when they share the same space—a conjunction—the mind takes off on extravagant flights of fancy. This conjunction also produces the potential for a high degree of permeability to the environment—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual—as well as increased susceptibility to suggestion. From a negative perspective, this combination of intuitive and imaginative energy can lead to huge opportunities for self-deception. From a positive point of view, it represents the possibility to travel with the muse, so closely, you might fall in love. Just be aware that both Mercury and Neptune are infamous Tricksters. Try not to fool yourself into thinking that your dreams will turn into realities overnight, without effort. Believe in magic, but also believe in the elbow grease, diligence, and determination it takes to make magic happen.
By Saturday, Jupiter, in Cancer, trines that conjunction, and amplifies the already too tender air. Because Jupiter, by its nature, is excessive, conversations, especially discussions about safety and security, could morph into full-blown confessions or in certain instances, evidence-providing exchanges that support your worst fears. Be careful not to let your imagination run away with what’s said. Most of us will be tempted to go over the top.
The sensitivity of the week also presents opportunities to turn vulnerability into resilience—something that is not easily done, but a process that is certain to prove invaluable. Notice your reactions—what triggers them and how you handle the situation. Then, ask yourself if it is possible to respond rather than react. Some may quibble that responses and reactions are the same thing, but they aren’t. Reactions are often unconscious habits born out of previous experience. Responses open the possibility of making thoughtful, conscious choices about how we want to live and what we want to set in motion. Remember, this entire bundle of Mercury/Neptune/Jupiter can fool almost everyone into thinking that projections are “real,” or it can help you to move through your illusions and delusions with a penetrating intuition that will help you to recognize reality.
If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Patience is still the key, especially when it comes to getting what you want. Rather than push for instant gratification, relax and devote yourself to the process rather than the product. You will eventually get your needs met.
Taurus April 20-May 20
You have a keen perspective on what it takes to unite community efforts toward a common goal. So even though you’re feeling quite individualistic at the moment, use that insight to hold fast to appropriate action.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Mercury and Neptune inspire a broad vision of what is possible for you professionally. Rather than reject that view as unrealistic wishful thinking, spend the time figuring out how to make it true—create a viable plan and then do what is necessary to implement it.
Cancer June 22-July 22
You have a rare opportunity to use the sensitivities of the moment to enhance your spiritual understanding. And it makes no difference what religion you follow. Seize this moment to align with your highest ideals and improve your practice.
Leo July 23-August 22
If you can get out of your own way, profound transformations can occur. Do your best to take the “personal” out of any experience that hurts your feelings or disappoints your expectations and you’ll ride this wave to the finish line.
Virgo August 23-September 22
You’re feeling a strong urge to idealize the significant others in your life—personal as well as professional partnerships. Unfortunately, no one is perfect. Accepting the relationships you have as they are might help you to relax and enjoy what you have.
Libra September 23-October 22
Mercury and Neptune are inviting you to explore what service means to you. Even if you have compassion fatigue, consider the following questions: Is it something you do because you should? Or is service the result of an open heart?
Scorpio October 23-November 21
Your already sensitive nature has you on a sentimental journey that’s likely to be more romantic than practical—and you don’t need a partner for this to apply because it is about you long to create. Allow your intuition to nurture your creativity and you’ll simultaneously feed your spirit.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Mercury and Neptune stir a deep need for safety and security, inside and out. So don’t be shy about hunkering down at home, getting under the covers, or simply unplugging your phone until you feel like company.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
It isn’t often you get an opportunity to genuinely speak from the heart. So speak low, when you speak love, and even if you aren’t whispering sweet nothings to a special someone, use this astral moment to utter the most profound prayers of both desire and gratitude.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
It’s really important to be practical about your finances—don’t fudge the books. If you’re willing to take a realistic look, you’ll find just the right place to start increasing your cash flow and building your bank account.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Be an inspiration to yourself and others by allowing your intuitive empathetic light to shine brightly, and don’t be afraid of what you will see or what others might see. Simply hold the light and allow it to reveal what needs to be seen.
Ralfee Finn specializes in Transformational Astrology. For readings, call 1-888-937-9264, write P.O. Box 343, New York, NY 10025, visit AquariumAge.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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