I’m not shocked. Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy were married on February 1, 2008 after only 3 months of dating. Mick’s loved her, Eric has too. What’s not to love in Carla Bruni? But President Sarkozy beat everyone out and from looking at their charts, it’s no wonder. They have remarkably solid, enduring – even soul mate – chemistry.
What of the remarkable speed of this connection, earning the prez the nickname Speedy Sarkozy?
Mars in Gemini turns direct today after 2 1/2 months retrograding through Cancer. The Cardinal signs breathed a sigh of relief when that pesky retrograde, OOB Mars gave them some peace to give Gemini and the Mutables a brief fling with the red guy (since 12/31/07). Can everyone rest easy, or maybe this time, will we finally be able to harness the positive momentum promised by Mars? It seems to me, riding the red planet like riding a dirt bike – the ride is exciting and circuitous. When Mars is in our sign, we move at a faster speed than our Sun sign friends, make headway in the affairs of our lives that demand courage, energy and ambition – but we do get a good bit of sand kicked in our face. And that’s just the price of the ride.
Maybe it’s my Saturn in Gemini, and Mars stirring up energy around that, I find myself thinking about the inner critic, and the power of criticism. Where did I learn that criticism would always come before praise? Among other answers, I hear my child self say: grade school. I remember handing in most of my schoolwork, receiving it back – and all I could see was red. Those red pens still make me shudder. Teachers might think about removing those red, nasty, mean pens and start using…purple. Purple is magical and creative. Or even blue; blue is flow and change. My guess is they don’t learn color psychology in elementary trainining 101. They’re too busy learning how to make those big fat red X’s.
Pluto has officially entered Capricorn, sound the alarms! The planet of power and collective transformation has entered the sign of the ultimate authority, the Earth and her resources. And this is happening for the first time in your lifetime! How incredible. It kind of makes you feel (honored, excited, scared insert your word here) to be alive.
It was about 7:30 PM on Friday night when our town alarm sounded off, heralding Pluto’s entry into Capricorn, almost to the minute. I love listening to the world signals around huge shifts, and this world alarm clock sang: uh-huh, it’s time.
Pluto enters Capricorn. Oh, what does it mean, what does it mean? Like no other, this planet issues the missive: transform and heal. The only way is up – or rather, down. It can feel like a slow descent into the deepest parts of oneself, into a personal hell where we’re asked to give up everything we knew was true for something more eternal.
When you come out of a Pluto transit, you are changed forever. In another state. But during the process you don’t realize what’s happening. Life can get pretty dark. With Pluto, you can’t look ahead. You can’t be impatient. Most of all, you shouldn’t be afraid, because in the end there is nothing to fear. You just have to surrender to the mysterious process of complete and total transformation.
Yikes, it’s a heart-wrenching, tender week. Life and love just keeps coming fast and furious, expanding hearts wider and wider, as Venus, planet of love meets Pluto in the last degree of Sagittarius today.
I guess it was about five days ago that I began noticing a distinct energy shift around my heart chakra. The word poignant entered my vocabulary, lodging itself between my brain and heart so that everything passing between had well, poignancy. Yes, everything suddenly developed poignancy potential, an ability to drop me down into despair and raise me up at the same time- like a spiritually expansive and pummeling force of nature, terrifying, beautiful, depressing and hopeful – all at once.