If you’re going through hell, keep going.
~ Winston Churchill
Back yet again, The Chariot seems to be one of our most frequent visitors lately.
This week, it is especially welcome! In a world changing at dizzying speeds, it can be a steady ally to help us stay focused and balanced. And where we are stuck, it promises forward momentum.
I am sure you are aware that, on many levels, we’re undergoing a lot of intensity. From the astrological perspective, Lance Ferguson of Skywatch Astrology writes, “There’s a huge hangover in the air Monday morning from the powerful and challenging squares that are now in the heavens.
“Double-check all details and don’t believe all you hear with philosopher Jupiter squaring unrealistic Neptune in the Skywatch now. And don’t be surprised if changes of one kind or another appear in your life and times this week.
“The positive side of Uranus square Pluto is the urge/need to let go of people and situations that no longer support your program. Wait to make final decisions on important matters as Venus is still retrograde until Wednesday.”
The Chariot is ruled by the home, family, and security-loving sign of Cancer, which the Sun just moved into at Solstice last week. With Venus ending her retrograde period, this might be a great week to move ahead with those beautification projects around the house that you may have been putting off. It is also a chance to cultivate your financial security, which may have felt stuck in neutral for a while.
In addition to the relief of getting Venus’ beneficial gifts moving again, Saturn, which has been retrograde since early February, finally, slowly, shifted gears today and now begins to move forward again. So if you’ve also been feeling stalled in your work, finances, relationships, and life in general, look for even more forward traction — at last!
The Chariot is the perfect vehicle to drive us forward. It is the number seven in the Major Arcana, which as you know is a most magical number of luck, success, and power. Pythagoras called it the perfect number, a combination of 3 and 4, the triangle and the square, which he considered the perfect figures.
Is there literal travel on your horizon? Perhaps some long-overdue opportunity for leadership and recognition is now possible. The Chariot encourages us to seize the day!
It also indicates that as long as we meet it head-on, we can reconcile the strife of opposites, and turn it into collaboration and forward momentum.
Instead of a combative approach, The Chariot urges maturity and the mastery of our emotions. By doing so, we can defuse angry or recalcitrant extremism. When we take the high road, we can expect a more balanced and wise result.
Good advice in the wake of Sunday’s intense Uranus-Pluto square, which was only the first of seven over the next four years. They are expected to profoundly change the world as we now know it.
And after all the postponing from Saturn and Venus in retrograde, this week we can welcome the chance to focus our energy, set a clear intention, and move forward.
If the going has been tough, the solution is to keep going. Happily, The Chariot is hitched up and ready to roll.