I can’t speak for you, but all my attention is on the Mars-Pluto square perfecting today, with a hint as to how to mobilize offered by the Juno trine to the South Node. Mars is moving through his own sign of Aries, strong, Willful, aggressive, and as Mars tends to be (and needs to be), is very very sure of his statement: ‘I Am’ is clear, and the direction he heads is a beeline to the chosen goal. Pluto, the agent of change, is moving through Capricorn, breaking down established patterns and structures, grinding away at the rules as we’ve always known them and transforming the world (at both a personal and Universal level) to something we may not understand yet. The square between these two may send us off after an aim, on a mission, into a scrimmage, thinking we can operate using the old rules, thinking of what used to empower us. So, we’re in for a shaking up, a ‘lesson’, a hard-won glimpse at the new rules. Don’t let what happens throw you too much or for too long, as what you don’t see right now is that the current goal is irrelevant–the worth of today’s events is found in how it gives us a new framework, with new concepts around how and where to exercise our prerogatives, go after our ambitions, and shape our choices, and so our future.
First, two words on the Mars-Pluto square, which perfected on the 6th: calm down. Those who suffer the most under this influence are the deniers of their own anger, the trashers of egos and the Will of others (just to see them burn), the ones who insist it’s their way or the highway, the Self-destructive, the blamers, the finger-pointers, the enraged. The viewpoint is one of looking out from the ‘I Am’ to the Other (Mars in Libra) and projecting one’s unprocessed upset, one’s urge to obliterate, one’s unformed and un- (or mis-) directed need to transform. How do we know if it’s us or them, you may ask? Simple: if you’re not angry, you won’t feel the need to blame or attack, and you will be able to allow others autonomy without a retributive ‘I told you so!’ (the Merc semi-square to Ceres of the 7th).
The 8th and 9th create conditions that unfortunately make us highly susceptible to the Mars-Pluto energy, as other bodies embrace facets of it and make us think we have a perfectly good reason to be indignant or aggressive. We see authorities, those who believe they should be in charge, and those of a maternal nature heavily influenced by what they themselves have ignored or denied about circumstances, as well as by those times they’ve experienced injustice that they never acknowledged (Ceres trine Black Moon Lilith), and they don’t hold back communicating this (Merc parallel Ceres and square the Nodal axis) which can have consequences that exert their own influence on life direction. This is a free-flow of tortured and frustrated energies that we may not even be aware of; and the individuality urge, the want to rebel or be seen as different or independent (Sun trine Uranus) catches a ride on this, making upsets, surprises, and accidents more than a little possible–but also offering us the energy and focus to be truly original in our offerings, and to create change that’s most suitable to our own unique viewpoint.
Then there’s the way Juno enters Scorpio and Mercury enters Capricorn and sextiles Juno, suggesting a fresh, raw take on our own empowerment situation and those communications that feel solid, in the sense that they seem to express every fear we have about boundaries, being held back, and being overburdened with duties, sidetracked by rules or obligations, or fenced out of opportunities to expand. We seem determined to find the hurt in situations (Sun square Chiron); it’s up to us to become aware of our own assertive urge, to sense the edge on our thoughts and feelings, and then actively address it all with a conscious intent to do no harm, and possibly even to heal.
Forecast for the 7th has been enhanced and can be found in the previous post. Take the poll below–and answer honestly, nobody’s looking!
I hope your week gets off to a great start. See and Buy my books here and keep an eye out for ‘The Venus Collection’, coming soon. I’d like to go back to recommending my fellow astrologers on a regular basis; to kick that off: If you’re not a regular visitor to Chirotic Journal, you should be; Jeremy Neal offers some of the best advanced yet still accessible discussion of astrological theory and practice around. See the sting of Venus Into Scorpio; and have a great Tuesday and Wednesday!