The Astrology of Thelma & Louise Explains A Lot About You Right Now
Who remembers the ending of “Thelma and Louise”?
That ‘66 Ford Thunderbird soaring over the Grand Canyon…two badass women who refused to surrender, holding hands as they “keep going” — off a cliff.
Devastation and exhilaration. At the same time.
That’s kind of where we are right now.
(Not the suicide leap off a cliff, mind you. But the giddy joy-amid-overwhelming-exhaustion part.)
Since June, we’ve been fighting the good fight. Pushing through. Squaring off with our deepest fears.
This is Capricorn-Cancer stuff.
Fear vs. love.
Control vs. surrender.
Donald Trump vs. The Squad.
Bob Mueller’s testimony vs. sobbing in the shower.
Cool astrology fact here:
This week, Mercury Retrograde kicks up dust in the same part of the solar system — and in our consciousness — that swirled around this film’s release in 1991.
“Thelma and Louise” was released May 24, 1991 — during a Capricorn-Cancer eclipse cycle — just like the one we’re recovering from this week.
Forgive me now as I go full astrology nerd…
Not only were the Natal Charts of both actresses fired up by the eclipses that year.
But their astrology perfectly aligned with their characters — Susan Sarandon being the “not givin’ up” Capricorn Moon and Capricorn Rising and Geena Davis as the rebel housewife with Libra Rising, Taurus Moon and that 0° Aquarius Sun.
Back then, two female vigilante leads made the film “controversial.”
Remember the plot? It took off after Louise shot and killed Thelma’s would-be rapist.
A couple months later, Anita Hill would testify against Clarence Thomas.
I bring this all up because if you’re feeling worn out by the unrelenting intensity of the last few weeks — take heart.
Your moment in the sun is coming.
Leo Season started on Tuesday as the Sun shifted into the sign of tiaras and Champagne.
You may feel unstoppable tomorrow and Friday, July 25-26 as Jupiter in Sagittarius trines Mars in Leo at 15°.
Capricorn-Cancer folks need to call your Fire Sign friends. This is their party.
On Monday, July 29, the Sun in Leo square Uranus in Taurus. This may feel like a brush fire blowing through. Sudden breakthroughs or ego-driven outbursts are possible.
Yes, we’re still dealing with Mercury Retrograde through July 31.
But by now, you know the drill: Go slow. Re-do. Revise. Repair.
Check in on yourself.
Are you numb? Or have your feelings taken over?
(And when that fails, I highly recommend some CBD. It’s magic.)