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The week ahead asks you to show initiative and set in motion the life that is yours to experience. It’s time to take a chance on yourself.

An overlooked planetary aspect of astrology

Astrology often emphasizes the lunar cycle and the movement of the Sun and planets through the signs of the zodiac. But another way that we can witness the influence of astrology is by looking at how the planets communicate, collaborate, and create frequencies through their positions relative to one another.

Sun trine Mars

A trine takes place when a planet or star is four signs away from another planet and both are in signs from the same element. Here, the planets support and enhance the positive qualities of one another. It’s a positive and harmonious aspect to be celebrated and appreciated.

October 17, 2022, brings the Sun and Mars together to form a trine with the Sun sitting in the air sign of Libra and Mars finding itself in the air sign of Gemini. In astrology, the Sun represents our vitality, our life force, our spirit. It is a source of inspiration that encourages outward expression.

In astrology, Mars is our warrior planet. It is all things passion and drive, motivation and strength. Mars is the fire that propels us forward in the direction that is calling our name. It urges us to move toward our goals, take steps, and make the changes that we know are meant for us.

When the Sun and Mars support one another in a trine, two energy forces spark together from within our singular spirit, encouraging us to make something favorable happen for ourselves. We are invited into the self-confidence that is ours to claim.

Sun conjunct Venus

A conjunction occurs when any planet is in the same sign as another. This enables the energies of the two planets to blend together in harmony, becoming almost a singular expression.

On October 22, 2022, the Sun and Venus meet in the heavens at the exact same degree, where they will harmonize and amplify themes associated with themselves as well as the influencing sign.

The Sun, as noted earlier, speaks to the core of our experience. It is our spirit and our inspiration. Venus represents our feminine energy. It is beauty, connection, and favorable relationships and collaborations.

This conjunction takes place in the air sign of Libra, which is ruled by Venus. While the planet of beauty, art, and love is in this balanced and harmonious sign, the essence of both Libra and Venus will be heightened even further.

As the Sun and Venus come together, our relationships will be in the spotlight and have the potential to be deeply impactful on the path upon which we are walking. Beauty will be offered as medicine for the heart, and self-care will nurture us deeper than ever before.

As the Sun, Mars, and Venus traipse through our heavens, we will be granted the opportunity to spark our confidence, deepen our sense of self-value, and find opportunity within our relationships.

Your invitation

This week, allow inspiration to be your compass and allow your excitement to be your green light to take a step forward. Then take this inspirational energy and share it not only with your loved ones, but take this spark and thank yourself through self-care, through whatever form you may need.

Sun trine Mars is an astrological aspect that asks you to take a chance on yourself and take initiative to set in motion the life that is yours to experience. It is the open door taking you toward self-confidence.

Sun conjunct Venus is your permission slip to lean into everything that Venus has to offer—presence, pleasure, love, connection, and beauty.

As you connect with your various relationships, you have the potential to reach a new level of understanding or value in existing partnerships or even have a new partnership or collaboration waiting.

As you direct your attention toward the self, you will have an opportunity to deepen your sense of worth and value, something you are most likely wildly overdue to experience.

Learn more about the influence of astrology in your life, including astrological events the Moon cycles, your Sun and Moon and rising signs, how journaling can help you connect with the current influences, and more with Jordane Maree at Girl and her Moon.

About our contributor

Jordane Maree is the founder of Girl and Her Moon, a platform and community exploring Soul through the lens of astrology, tarot, and energy healing. She is a writer, intuitive astrologer, energy and soul guide, and host of Girl and Her Moon, The Podcast. She is inspired, every single day, to be the mirror for you to see all that you truly are, you in all your infinite abilities, in total expansion, in infinite opportunity and love.