19 APRIL 2017, CAPRICORN
Helpful Venus and Mars are behind this week’s 3rd quarter Moon in Capricorn to finalise decisions so that each person’s life goals can be met. Are you ready to bargain hard to bring forward a long-held passion, or even ready to walk away and say an ultimate goodbye if necessary?
This 3rd quarter Moon in Capricorn (the second in a row – i.e. there was a 3rd qtr Moon in Capricorn on 21 March) shows we are willing to put the hard work in for the right arrangements, but we are also willing to wash our hands of things that don’t have the level of credibility, professionalism or integrity we are worth. Even retirement or holiday options might be more appealing if the conditions are not right, including downsizing if you’re comfortable with that simplicity. It all depends on where you’re at in life and your values. You might’ve made a serious decision around mid-to-late March but not completely changed your behaviour to match it. At this 3rd quarter moon, it’s time for all parts of the self to reach a deal about major life goals.
Mercury is Retro at this 3rd quarter moon, showing the importance of taking time to consider options, or stopping to analyse anything that seems a bit odd. It’s not a time to say ‘let’s talk details later’ as the make or break might be in the details. There’s an impulse to rush with the Sun in Aries next to Uranus in Aries, but do your best to rush slowly! Cautious steady steps toward an excellent celebration or alliance are possible, yet there is a wildcard. Will the wildcard turn out to be a helpful innovation or a deal breaker?
Imagine you and your partner (or another part of your own self) had agreed to paint your house a modest classic green and had spent a long time choosing the right paints together and had contracted the painter, but when the painting starts, your partner talks the painter into doing large sections bright red as a fun surprise for you. Would this be a welcome wildcard, especially if your partner knows your least favourite colour is red? Or imagine you’ve both chosen the classic green and your partner has a sudden inspiration to buy a cobalt blue for certain trimmings and asks the painter to test out a patch to show you. You see it and you’re wowed! Even a trained colour consultant might’ve spent hours designing such a feature. You view your partner and your house with fresh inspiration, and ideas flow about ways to earn an extra income from your swished-up home. Before you know it, you are living a life of ultimate rewards with cash flow freed up for lifestyle perks.
This 3rd quarter moon provokes the question… Do you have the patience to negotiate a win-win between differing creative threads or values within your own self, or in your relating with others, or will you or another force ideas of progress and potentially bring about unexpected closure?