January 26-28, 2019 Venus / Mars & Neptune Fog

This weekend Venus and Mars come into aspect. Sparks will fly between the feminine and the masculine.

Don’t start nothing, won’t be nothing. 

1/26/2020: Venus square Mars from 16° Pisces to 16° Sagittarius creating tension which can be experienced as argumentative or passionate. Venus is especially sensitive now so be aware that the feminine can be challenged by the masculine. Don’t turn things into a tearful fight unless you’re looking for one and instead, consciously relate on what can become promising, on a physical or creative level.

By planetary order, Mars is located further out from the Sun than Venus. By speed of movement, Venus moves faster then Mars. In my study of astrology, I have been taught that the slower moving planet is superior to the faster planet and exerts more weight.

Is the feminine to then always be on the back foot?
Let’s look out into the galaxy, to the planetary bodies at the outer edges of our knowing. Here we find Ceres, goddess of agriculture, followed by Pluto, lord of the underworld, and then Eris, the martial lady of strife and discord. 

1/26/2020: Pluto and Eris come together for the first of five squares, this one from 23° Capricorn to 23° Aries. Pluto makes fractious Her vexation, intensifying and triggering in a way that escalates Her experience of non inclusion.  Eris is ready to throw down chaos in order to hold space, but first she must make that space to inhabit. 

Here the cosmos is teaching us to make space for feminine power. The Moon shifts from Aquarius into Pisces and airy insights turn liquid and even psychic.

1/27/2020: Venus conjunct Neptune at 16° Pisces can open us up to the wiles of glamour in which someone presents as a prince or princess when in fact, they’re a regular Joe/Josie. Rather than commit in the midst of a murky haze, rest and connect with your spirit. Flow with yoga, enjoy inspirational music or a relaxing spa day with grooming or beauty.

1/28/2020: Mars square Neptune from 16°Sagittarius to 16° Pisces brings in a weighty fog that slows us down into a torpor, obscures and confuses. This is not the time to work on that puzzle that has been confounding you. Escape with a suspenseful mystery on film or make art.

The Pisces Moon meets with Venus and Neptune amplifying the feels. Allow yourself to disentangle and unfurl. Settle your soul with soothing repose and a long soaking bath. Take this tranquility time to dream and reflect on what you are grateful for.

Slow. Flow. Let Go.

We are surrounded by mist that cloud clarity. Take care how you navigate. This fog will make it easy over the weekend for Venus and Mars to fall into an affray.

Mars is now in the fires of Sagittarius. He is egocentric but has no dignity. Mars will be quick to assert himself without considering others, manspreading on public transit while the pregnant lady is holding on to the ceiling strap.

The way is murky now. Venus exalted in Pisces cautions us to be aware that others are sharing the space. Take it slow and make the effort to reach out with sensitivity because you are not here alone. Venus guides us to invite them all to the party, most especially Eris.

Make space. Hold space. There is space enough for everyone.

Uranus Eris & the Gemini New Moon: Get Smart

Uranus remains in peak conjunction with Eris until June 23rd to bring us a flash of insight. This conjunction began on May 28th rooting in Aries, the house of Mars.

That pang of discontent, discord or even envy is your internal engine revving in a particular direction.  This lack of harmony is a dissonance with your dreamed for or perceived self in a mirror reflecting back to you.  You can see that part of your shadow self you may not want to own.

Don’t be afraid.  This is not a demon/demoness coming for you.  This is a Daimon- an aspect of your own divinity that connects your humanity with that of the living, breathing universal consciousness.  Note the desirable attribute(s) you wish to possess.  What do you long for or covet for your very own?  What will you cast off to acquire your desire?

Mars cuts, separates, divides. Mars inconjunct to Uranus/Eris from June 7th – 21st will awaken us with a call to action towards that desired modification.

Your lesson is to transmute that antipathy and listen to the messages coming in from the Gemini New Moon. The planets in Mutable signs are grounded in Fixed houses and it is time to shift the paradigm.

Ritual for the Gemini New Moon: Ground and Center to better affix and anchor your intentions at this time of the Mutable Grand Cross.  Specify a SMART Goal and read it aloud at 10:59 PM Saturday evening. Fill in the specifics at that time or later in the month.  Read these aloud after you enter them.  Begin your big action steps after Mars Stations Direct on June 29th.


Henchmen on Horseback

Mars and Saturn have been traveling together in the same patch of the Sagittarius sky, malefic henchmen seeking to do what exactly?

The term Henchman originated as a term for one who attended to an employer’s horse and then became the title for an official providing service to a noble’s house.  You- you’re the noble.  Mars and Saturn? They are not the bad guys, they’re your guys.

Saturn Retrograde in Sagittarius is the in-breath to the out-breath, a meditation of control to activate our wisdom.  Saturn provides structure to our plans, gifting tough love obstacles to better prepare us for the challenges on our path in our acquisition of knowledge.  Saturn Stations Direct on August 13 at 9° Scorpio.

Mars returned to Scorpio on May 27th, holding back the tide and allowing us to emotionally ruminate on the new plan on our agenda.  Mars here reiterates the lessons learned  during Saturn’s traversal of Scorpio from October 2012 to September 17, 2015 and shines his own special red glow, an ember which you can save in your brazier to fan into flame at month’s end.

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