The Sun has a “stare down” contest with Pluto and Uranus this week. For Aries‘ horoscope, I had this to say about stare down contests in general:
“One of the most fun games on the planets to play as a kid is also perhaps one of the dumbest to play as an adult: stare-down contests.”
I flesh out this stare down a bit more when I write this for Leo:
“Whenever we’re talking about Pluto activity, we’re talking about whatever it takes to get the best out of us, to dig deep to pull out what’s beautiful and authentic in us. Perhaps this might manifest from grueling workouts, deep psychoanalyzing or confronting your own frustrated desires. The 2nd awkward place happens with Uranus. This signals your need to re-ignite a spark of freedom & joy in your life that’s needed to come out for a while.”
To tease things out a little more, we’re talking about a time when we have to avoid digging our heels into combat another, but be willing to do that as much within ourselves. Once that happens, perhaps the Sun-Uranus square augurs that we’ll find joy and freedom again once we’re willing to go long within.
But it seems we’re staring away from that and still intent on stare-down contests, as a country and as individuals. I have two standout examples.
One is our own government’s shutdown. Again, this is another stare down contest between government officials where only the American people get hurt.
The other I read about yesterday morning while following this news story and videos. I mean I don’t know about you, but it seems like beyond overkill to have over 25 motorbikes furiously follow after one SUV because the driver of the SUV accidentally struck a biker. That’s a crazy stare-down contest that could only end the way it did…or worse. (In fact, it turns out that one of the cyclists, run over by the SUV as it tried to get away, may be paralyzed from the waist down.)
So if you’re inclined to dig in your heels against others this week more than looking within, re-consider. It could do more harm than good. To see how this might actually manifest for your sun, rising or moon sign, check out this week’s horoscopes.