The theme of courtly arcana in the suit of Pentacles continues this week. Whereas our solar arcana was the Page of Pentacles (Moon in Virgo), today our lunar arcana is the Knight of Pentacles (Mars in Virgo).
This Knight is focused on his goals and takes a methodical approach to achieving them, often working tirelessly behind the scenes without seeking recognition or praise. He is reliable and dependable, and he values stability and security.
Moon Waxing Gibbous in Leo
The Waxing Gibbous Moon is a phase that occurs between the First Quarter and Full Moon, where the Moon appears to be more than half full but not quite fully illuminated. This phase is associated with progress, growth, and preparation for the approaching Full Moon. The Knight of Pentacles is a grounded and pragmatic individual who may be well-suited to the energy of the Waxing Gibbous Moon, which encourages progress and growth. The Leo energy may bring out the Knight’s leadership qualities and encourage him to step into the spotlight and share his work with others.
Full Moon in Virgo and the Knight of Pentacles
The Full Moon will be in sidereal Virgo this Thursday, which well suits both the Page and the Knight of Pentacles. As for the Knight, it may bring a more practical and analytical energy. Since Virgo is an earth sign, associated with organization, detail-oriented work, and practicality it could enhance the Knight’s already diligent and methodical nature, as he may be more focused on the nitty-gritty details of his work.
However, the opposition between the Full Moon in Virgo and the Sun in Pisces can create a tension between the need for practicality and attention to detail (Virgo) versus the desire for creativity and intuition (Pisces). The Sun in Pisces can bring a dreamy, imaginative energy that may be at odds with the practical concerns of the Knight of Pentacles.
Nevertheless, oppositions in astrology can also provide an opportunity for balance and integration. The Full Moon in Virgo may help to ground the Knight and provide a clear focus on his work, while the Sun in Pisces may offer a broader perspective and the ability to tap into his intuition and creativity. It can create a dynamic tension that encourages the Knight of Pentacles to find ways to integrate these seemingly opposite energies in order to achieve his goals and find fulfillment in his work.
Mars in Gemini
Mars, the planet of action, energy, and drive is the ruler of the Knight of Pentacles. With Mars currently transiting through Gemini, this could bring a more cerebral and communicative energy to the Knight’s practical and hardworking nature.
Gemini is an air sign associated with communication, intellect, and versatility. The energy of Mars in Gemini may bring a more curious and adaptable energy to the Knight, encouraging him to be more open-minded and flexible in his approach to his work. He may be more interested in learning new skills and exploring different ways of doing things, which could ultimately enhance his productivity and efficiency.
Mars in Gemini can also create a tendency towards restlessness and distraction. The Knight should avoid becoming too scattered in his approach. He may benefit from finding ways to channel his energy and focus on his priorities to ensure that he is making progress towards his goals.
How This Week’s Solar and Lunar Arcanae Interact
It is noteworthy that the solar energy of this week, that is, how we show up in the world, has a more tentative or malliable quality in spite of a desire to work on one’s own projects, whereas the martial vigour of the Knight of Pentacles gives our inner, lunar, realm, a greater sense of determination.