He was having a really bad Monday. The heat had been turned up high in the office all weekend and his space resembled a sauna when he walked in. Other managers had slipped up on some of their tasks, which put a double load on him right at the outset. He’d almost run late due to traffic on the way to work, and everyone in the office was snappish and ill-tempered.
“It’s two weeks to Christmas! Why is everybody in such a bad mood?”
Let’s take a look at the sky for some answers.
On that Monday morning, the Sun (self) in the 11th house (group activities) conjoined Saturn (authority and responsibility) in the tenth house (business activities). Both the Sun and Saturn were in fiery Sagittarius (independence and impatience as well as the rule of law). Mars (drive, energy, but also irritability) in the first house (the self, challenging authority) sextiled both the Sun and Saturn.
People were responding angrily and rebelliously to authority, especially as it related to group activities and business.
These aspects were true for everyone — this was not a birth chart — so everyone in the office was feeling cranky and rebellious.
I gently reminded my client that he could only control his own response to the general mood. Breathe. Open a window or door to let in some cool air to relieve the physical discomfort of overheating. Tap into his playful Gemini for creative ways to defuse the others’ bad attitudes.
Be patient for a short while; the Sun will have moved out of conjunction with Saturn by Thursday and the fog of ill temper should dissipate.
By the end of the day his situation had eased, and he was able to leave the office in a better mood, leaving Cranky Monday behind.
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