The lunar eclipse and Full Moon in Aquarius last week highlighted issues of the relationship between the individual (Leo Sun) opposing the group (Moon in Aquarius) and in particular female leadership.  Refusing to accept the current world order M.P. Harriet Harman, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, stated: “Men cannot be left to run things on their own.  I think it’s a thoroughly bad thing to have a men-only leadership.  In a country where women regard themselves as equal, they are not prepared to see men just running the show themselves.  I think a balanced team of men and women makes better decisions.”  This proved to be controversial for some reason.  The eclipse itself gave me food for thought, and the result is my earlier blog entitled “Balance in Groups”.  We do not have a major aspect today, but I would like to plug the gap by mentioning there is a Festival of Spirituality and Peace starting today in Edinburgh, supported by the likes of Vince Cable, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Lord David Steel and Rabbi David Rose, starting at 6 pm.  As part of the action, every day at 1 pm you are invited to stop what you are doing and preserve a minute’s silence for peace.  So if you have nothing to do, or want to do nothing, or do something, that’s a suggestion, for today and the rest of August.  Details are included on the ipeace website.  Mars squares Saturn on Tuesday (11th) and if you find the day or week is not flowing, or you are trying to push a square peg into a round hole and it’s not working, that will be the reason.  You may find however that the day will flow marginally better or even better than that after observing the 1 pm minute’s silence.  Standing back and looking at the reasons why something is not working may be helpful.  You may see the antagonistic components of the situation and understand the problem more clearly.  From that point you may be able to work things out, though it may take a couple of days to implement a solution.  Thursday (13th) is much more conducive to solutions with a trine between Mars and Jupiter.  One of the previous antagonists (if they were people) may have a change of heart and turn supremely co-operative, nay enthusiastic even.  This is as good a day for the square peg and the round hole dilemma as Tuesday was awkward.  But you may have abandoned the original plan and be on to pastures and projects new and adventurous.  Seize the day, because Friday (14th) could raise new problems.  If Thursday’s project is one that you want to follow through or prolong, and not just be for the day only (such as a one-day summer festival), then you will want to take heed that there may be a tussle of interests on Friday with Sun opposite Jupiter.  For instance, one person or group may want to extend and expand the festival, and another may feel that everyone should quit while they’re ahead, take the money, and run.  There is only one plane on which to resolve this: on a higher plane…I am joking of course, because the protagonists may be in no mood for meditation and contemplation.  They may even have been hitting the Somerset cider the day before, and be hungover.  My advice is not to make any big decisions on Friday and to wait until everybody has sobered up.  There is a good chance of all’s well that ends well this week, for on Saturday (15th) we have healing overtures from Mars trine Chiron.  The week started with men behaving badly, but could end with men behaving surprisingly well.  But we still need more women in government.