“It is said that words have the power to build or destroy. Our words and our power to speak are tremendous gifts given to us from the Creator. We are distinguished from all other creations on earth with this ability. The mouth connects to our physical world where things become manifested. It is through the power of our words that we actually can create and bring thoughts into fruition… this week, we are given the power to speak from our hearts.”– Karen Berg, on the Portion of Metzorah
This week starts with intense planetary connections. There is a strong energy of manifestation, which can activate change, progress, and enthusiasm. But at the same time, we are reminded of the concept of restriction—controlling our words and communication with others. Restriction is especially important when we are so strongly motivated, sure of our good intentions, and focused on our end goal and vision.
The week starts off with three intense conjunctions that will affect the first part of the week: the moon conjunct Uranus in Taurus, the Sun conjunct Mercury in Aries, and Mars conjunct Saturn in Aquarius. The planets in Aries and Aquarius are very supportive at a time when all of us need an extra boost of determination. We may see more clearly what requires change. With a strong desire to make things right and fair, we are encouraged to speak up. Our intention might be to bring peace or present a peaceful resolution.
At the same time, we need to be careful not to fall into an approach that sacrifices our mission in order to achieve a resolution. At times when we feel extremely motivated and clearly focused, we can come off too strong and be insensitive to others. This is why it is so important to activate the power of speaking from the heart, as Karen Berg reminds us.
On Wednesday, the moon creates a supportive aspect with Mars and Saturn (a trine). This day can be amazing for teamwork and collaborating with others. Thursday is a powerful day for any creative endeavor, a lot of creativity is in the air with the moon in Cancer trining Venus and Neptune and Jupiter in Pisces. Creative solutions, intuitive connections, and ideas will attract out-of-the-box concepts.