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This week might be full of explosions. Eruptions of consciousness. Outbreaks of new awareness. As the Moon waxes to fullest light in the sign of its exaltation, we may be more inclined to deal out direct dialogue for the sake of all we desire.

True to the current alignment of the skies, the Five of Wands shows us what happens when repression is applied to the feminine. When the archetype of receiving becomes restricted. When our yin energy gets trapped by dogma that doesn’t deal a fair* hand. The Five of Wands escorts us to eruptions that may have long been boiling underneath the surface. While perhaps not comfortable, the act of bursting can help rebalance the system.

The astrological attribute of this card is Saturn in Leo. Leo’s primary purpose is to love. To express the essence and ecstasy of spirit. Leo prides itself in the act of playing. Performs great stunts because nothing can stop the Sun from shining. In its evolved expression, the Sun is the most selfless and adoring planetary body we have. It warms our skin, but never asks us to repay all the light it lends. Likewise, Leo offers grand gestures of affection to all who are aware of its altruism.

Meanwhile, Saturn gives structure and form to promote healthy functioning. Saturn breeds stability with its patience. Saturn supports in the act of taking time. Saturn in Leo asks for a regulation of the Sun’s rays. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but think of a kid who doesn’t care to put on sunscreen. Trying to rule over a royal is bound to bring up a period of uncomfortable adjustments.

Saturn in Leo is like a lioness locked in chain and collar. Looked over. Reproached for her roaring. This is not a week to make nice with your muzzle. The astrology of the next few days asks us to be more vocal, even when others don’t like it. Learning to speak out against injustice, personal or collective, is a rite of passage we will each need to experience in our own way. The Five of Wands does not encourage meanness. Does not condone contempt. Does not overlook inconsiderate actions and will not necessarily give you what you want. It will, however, give you guts. It will give you just enough stamina to shake things up. It will supply the tension that collapses into twists and turns. Fives are indicators of midpoints. Let this be but a trail-marker on a path that has many more choices, outlooks and lessons before we reach resolution.

*Let it be understood that the word ‘fair’ is used here to mean “just, honest, unprejudiced, and perhaps favorable.” It in no way describes a gradation of color or lightness.

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