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SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘Mars in Pisces’

Astrology of January 16th, 2017: Applying Wisdom

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It’s been a couple of days since I’ve posted here, mainly because the combination of cooking for the midnight Aether Revolt MtG Pre-Release event at The Temple Games on Friday night/Saturday morning and then taking the train to New York to read Tarot for the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors Full Moon Gathering on Saturday night with numerous readings the following day left little time for writing (though I did get a new divinatory drawing done at Art Church on Sunday, which unfortunately will have to wait until mid-week when I get home to my scanner to be unveiled).

Meanwhile, the heavens have been fairly benign over the weekend, with no planetary activity on either Saturday or Sunday.  Saturday saw three supportive Lunar aspects to the outer planets in the current Triangle of Potential (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus) beginning a lengthy void-of-course period followed by the Moon entering Virgo and then shortly thereafter trining Virgo’s ruler Mercury, which gave a good mental emphasis to the night with attention to detail and process.  Sunday had only three notable Lunar aspects, with the Moon conjunct to the North Node in the wee hours of the morning and then opposing Neptune and Venus in Pisces in the afternoon and evening.  The North Node conjunction set the tone for the day with an emphasis on the process of growth in connection with our karmic path, while the opposition to Neptune and then Venus in Pisces emphasized intuitive connections and possibly a bit of escapism after whatever truths that North Node conjunction may have revealed earlier.

I’m now on the train from New York heading back to Rhode Island for a couple more days before I fly home to the Pacific Northwest, so I’ve got a little time to write about the astrological weather for the day before I change trains, which is good because it’s a fairly active day.

The Moon in Virgo started things out this morning with a trine to Pluto in Capricorn, which gave our emotions and instincts some intensity and drive.  Moon/Pluto connections can heighten the risk of control issues rearing their ugly heads, but the trine aspect creates ease and flow, so even where our inner control-freak showed up this morning chances are that it actually helped to get things done and done right rather than bogging down in power struggles.  Several hours later the Sun in Capricorn sextiled Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio, adding to the intensity of the morning, but again in a supportive manner, adding focus and wisdom from hidden sources to the mix.

Shortly thereafter the Moon in Virgo opposes Mars in Pisces, and things may start to get a bit testy as a result – under this influence our emotions and instincts become aware of our more aggressive side, though with Mars in Pisces that aggression is more likely to be passive-aggressive.  Tempers may flare, especially when our desire to go with the flow bumps up against unconscious perfectionism.  With the Moon in Virgo opposing Chiron in Pisces very soon thereafter, flaring tempers may turn to hurt feelings and reveal old wounds in need of healing.  While the fact-finding and critical side of the Moon in Virgo may make us disinclined to be sympathetic to the seemingly impractical needs of old wounds right now, still Virgo is very conscious of processes of growth and healing, and even if the timing seems off, the progress that can be made by working through these issues now is not something to be taken lightly.

This afternoon, the Moon in Virgo squares Saturn in Sagittarius, and now perhaps the intensity and aggravation and hurt we’ve been working through may get bogged down in depression, insecurity, and even anxiety or fear.  The best way that we can navigate this is to focus on working steadily, accepting our limitations and not despairing when they necessitate imperfect results, and recognizing that whatever dark moods may be generated by this aspect shall soon pass.

This evening Mars in Pisces conjuncts Chiron in Pisces, so that our drive and aggression is confronted by our injuries and pain, and there can be some rough lessons involved, especially for those of us eternally pushing ourselves to be superhuman.  This is a time to be extra careful in the use of our bodies, particularly for athletes, and it would be a very good idea to tend to our health tonight.  Chiron may reveal our pain but he also gives us the capacity for learning from it and passing that wisdom on to others, so it’s definitely worthwhile to harness the Virgo Moon’s attention to detail and concern for health during this time.  And with the Moon sextiling Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio toward the end of the night, this is a good time to uncover hidden causes for our weaknesses and sensitive spots, and glean all the wisdom that we can from this time.

The day ends with a trine from the Moon in Virgo to the Sun in Capricorn, creating greater ease and flow between our conscious and subconscious awareness, which increases our capacity to understand the lessons of the day and apply the wisdom gained.  It may have been a rough day emotionally, but not without its rewards.

Astrology of January 11th, 2017: A Grand Note

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This morning started with the Moon in Cancer sextiling the North Node in Virgo in the very wee hours, giving a gentle twinge from our karmic path to our emotions and instincts, setting the stage for a day of much astrological activity with an initial feeling in support of our life’s purpose.  

From there, the early morning continued in a motivated yet sympathetic way with the Sun in practical, dedicated Capricorn sextile Chiron in dreamy, compassionate Pisces, gently supporting our pursuit of our goals with our hard-won knowledge resulting from past hurts.

This was shortly followed by the Moon in Cancer trine Venus in Pisces, increasing the dreamy tone of the early morning with the watery sensitivity of both signs creating a flow state between our emotions and our affections, our instincts and our values.  While this is a great aspect for helping us to get at the heart of ALL of the feelings, it was followed shortly thereafter by the Moon trining Neptune in Pisces, which amps up the day-dreamy fantasy element in the current of our unconscious.  Since the trine aspect is the most favorable aspect, this is not as troublesome as it would be with harder aspects, but it does make for potent distractions!  We may find it hard to get much of anything done today until we hit nightfall.

This evening, the sensitive Cancerian Moon opposes Pluto in driven Capricorn, and now the dreaminess of the day gets a shot of power and intensity, with the potential to turn obsessive.  Thankfully the Moon trining Mars in gentle Pisces shortly thereafter is likely to smooth rough edges and ease down on compulsiveness, helping us to take action in alignment with our feelings, with empathy for the feelings of those around us.  We will most likely want to be among others who we feel kinship with, whether by blood or by temperament.

The day ends on a grand (or merely attention-grabbing) note with the Sun in Capricorn squaring Jupiter in Libra.  This is a challenging aspect, but Jupiter as the Greater Benefic tends to be a benevolent influence.  Still, he also magnifies whatever he touches, so we may see some overblown egos tonight or even earlier in the day, as the movement of both the Sun and Jupiter are slower than that of the Moon, and therefore the effects of aspects between them last longer than Lunar aspects.  The Libran influence tries to colour all things harmonious and Capricorn often does favor the status quo, but this time those goals are at odds with each other, as Capricorn has been flavored by Pluto’s transformative power getting a boost from the attention of our Lunar instincts today, and with Pluto heightening the intensity of our emotions it may be difficult for a peacemaking Libran Jupiter to put the genie back in the bottle.  We may want peace and harmony, but no longer at the expense of our goals, which have been changing at the deepest levels to meet the future so recently highlighted by the recent Triangle of Potential between Jupiter and Uranus and Saturn.  

The fire and air signs have been the testing ground of these three big outer planets in recent months, helping us to learn to access the balance between the individual’s yearning toward freedom and the future and our faith in a shared desire for social harmony.  With this watery day as the backdrop for the Sun’s energy to be grounded in an earth sign under ongoing transformation, this is an elemental clash in which Jupiter has had a lot of build-up to give the Sun a run for its money, but the Sun still holds sway in the end, though not un-touched by the experience.  Peace is not likely to dominate just yet, and our closest relationships may find themselves a bit shaken in the process.  Still, the Cancer Moon has a lot of support today to fuel its own agenda in terms of creating safe emotional space for ourselves and our loved ones, and against the backdrop of the preceding string of (mostly) harmonious Lunar aspects, the clash between the Sun and Jupiter tonight may yield more faith than destruction.

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(All aspect times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time.  I tend to speak in broad terms when I reference time on this blog, referring to time-frames like “morning” or “afternoon” rather than specific times, since I still have a lot of friends on the East Coast who read these posts and I’d like them to be pertinent to those friends as well as folks here on the West Coast.  Readers from further abroad will need to adjust time-frames accordingly.)

 

Astrology of January 10th, 2017: Mixed Movement

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Today’s astrological alignments are a lively mix, to be sure, starting off in the wee hours of the morning with the Moon in Gemini square Chiron in Pisces, forcing our instincts and emotions to confront an area of injury in our lives and the often painful lessons resulting from that.  We may have had disruptive dreams as a result, and these are very worth noting.  

This was followed shortly by the Moon in Gemini trining Jupiter in Libra, magnifying whatever we were feeling.  With the Moon in Gemini, those feelings were likely to be animated and curious and the influence of Jupiter in Libra may have thrown relationship concerns into the mix, but the trine aspect promoted ease and flow between these areas, creating a potential for positive interactions with others during the early morning hours.

That said, the Moon in Gemini opposed Saturn in Sagittarius less than an hour afterward, and that may have thrown a damper on things, as the Moon in hard aspect to Saturn tends to amplify our depressive tendencies, due to heightened awareness of our limitations and insecurities, and in these signs that awareness was especially likely to impact our communication and capacity for learning and growth.  At the very least, it’s likely to have gotten the morning off to a rough start.

Late morning saw the Sun in Capricorn squaring Uranus in Aries, one of two major aspects for the day, which colours the entire day.  Be aware of the potential for sudden, jarring changes, including accidents, as Uranus in Aries in hard aspect to the Sun tends to make us all over-hasty.  This is a disruptive influence to be sure, but since Uranus governs futurist thinking, it suggests that it pays both to be conscious of the present moment and to think one step ahead, or at the very least to look where we are going!

This afternoon the Moon in Gemini opposes Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, currently in Sagittarius.  This gets our recent sojourn out of Mercury retrograde off to a shaky start, and is likely to make our thoughts and communication a bit agitated and rough around the edges.  Chances are that we will want to say exactly what is on our minds about something that has us worked up, but will find the timing off, or ourselves tripping over our tongues, or both.  Since the Moon enters a brief void-of-course period at this time, chances are that whatever we do or say at this time won’t amount to much, which may be just as well, given the high potential for mental and verbal errors resulting from this alignment.

The Moon enters Cancer less than an hour later, the sign which it rules, and this puts our emotions and instincts in search of home, family and friends, and security.  Cancer does have a high degree of business sense, which may help to smooth over blunders caused by our wagging tongues earlier in the afternoon, as Cancer is sensitive and good at soothing ruffled feelings.  Of course, Cancer is also good at becoming moody due to its own ruffled feelings, so we’re not entirely out of the woods just yet!  Nonetheless, chances are that we’re going to want to find somewhere comforting to hole up around sunset and soothe any hurts resulting from this jumbled day, preferably in the company of our nearest and dearest.

Finally, this evening sees the second of the two major aspects of today, a harmonious sextile between Mars in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn.  While the combination of these two bad boys of the zodiac can sometimes be painful and disruptive, or at the very least intense, Mars in Pisces is already the gentlest possible expression of our energies and the sextile is the gentlest of the major aspects, so instead of being disruptive the alignment between Mars and Pluto tonight has the potential to help us a little further through the transformations that Pluto is currently confronting us with, in the least stressful way possible.  Mars’ energy combined with Pluto’s power in these two yin, receptive signs helps to balance out the agitation brought on by the Sun’s square to Uranus earlier, though it will not be without its own share of intensity.  Still, it is likely to be steadying, helping us to balance opposing energies in our lives and transform what results from that balance into what we need to attain our goals.  And that’s a decent way to bring this eventful day to a close.

Astrology of January 9th, 2017: Going in Circles

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Today sees a string of conflicting Lunar aspects starting in the wee hours of the morning with the Moon in Gemini squaring Venus in Pisces.  The Gemini Moon favors intellect, communication, and technology, and may lead our instincts and emotions to be divided between two polarized viewpoints, while Venus in Pisces wants to dissolve such boundaries and embrace and integrate these seemingly opposite positions.  We could well be torn between our gentle affections (and the urge to stay in bed!) and a desire to see more, talk more, do more…

Since this is followed a few hours later by the Moon in Gemini squaring Neptune in Pisces, we may find ourselves in something of a fog this morning.  Neptune governs our hopes, dreams, illusions, and delusions, and is the transcendental ruler of sensitive Pisces, so when it challenges the Moon in inquisitive Gemini, it looks to remake our communicative and potentially divided emotions and instincts into something more spiritual and dreamy, which is likely to be disorienting and may lead to escapist behavior, or at the very least day-dreaming much of the morning away.

In the early evening, the Moon in Gemini continues the conflict between our soft and sensitive side and our more detached and analytical side by squaring Mars in Pisces, so that our emotions and instincts find themselves at odds with our energy and drive.  This may make us irritable and aggravated, or simply find us fumbling about on a physical level, as what we are subconsciously motivated toward is at odds with our aggression and ambition, and we may find ourselves lashing out as a result.  That said, the square between Gemini and Pisces is less overtly hostile than that between some other signs, and we may simply find ourselves going in bewildering circles rather than fighting with anyone or anything outright.  Our best bet is to embrace the tendency to go in multiple directions at once, and endeavor to use this time to satisfy our curiosity and experience differing viewpoints without judgment, as we may find that this allows us to come up with new ways of doing things that we otherwise would never have discovered.

Tonight, we end the night with the Moon in Gemini sextile Uranus in Aries, a harmonious if quixotic alignment giving us the capacity for plenty of a-ha! moments to spur our curiosity and expand our insight.  Of course, if we’re not careful this can lead to insomnia, as the frenetic combination of Gemini’s intelligence and chattiness with Uranus’ capacity for sudden change could lead our minds and mouths on a wild conversational ride just when we really should be heading to bed.  A fun ride, to be sure, but not conducive to sleep in the least!

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(All aspect times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time.  I tend to speak in broad terms when I reference time on this blog, referring to time-frames like “morning” or “afternoon” rather than specific times, since I still have a lot of friends on the East Coast who read these posts and I’d like them to be pertinent to those friends as well as folks here on the West Coast.  Readers from further abroad will need to adjust time-frames accordingly.)

Astrology of January 7th, 2017: Sympathy and Acceptance

 

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After the intensity of last night, we can all use some support from the Universe, and today has been giving us a string of aspects to do just that.  

The morning started out early with the Moon in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces, giving us emotional grounding in harmony with our dreams and ideals.  Of course, that may have gotten the morning off to a slow start for many of us, but given that it’s a weekend in winter, that may be just what the doctor ordered – a chance to rest and recharge for a bit, and spend some time with our imaginations while Taurean pragmatism keeps our emotions grounded and ensures that we don’t get completely lost in the ether.

This afternoon the Moon in Taurus sextiles Mars in Pisces, making our energy as soft and dreamy as our imaginations, and continuing the likelihood of this being a lazy day.  That said, this is a great time for creative pursuits, as well as time spent with loved ones, as Pisces is sympathetic while Taurus enjoys good food and good company, and both are artistically inclined, whether creating or appreciating.

This evening becomes a bit less dreamy and briefly more inclined toward getting things done, though still at Taurus’ slow and steady pace, as the Moon trines first Pluto and then the Sun, both in Capricorn, giving us a dose of Capricornian dedication and the Plutonian urge toward transformation.  The Moon/Pluto trine may also amp up emotional intensity a bit, but in a far more practical and less destructive way than with some other sign/aspect combinations.  Still the Moon/Sun trine sets off a void-of-course period that lasts until tomorrow afternoon, so any desire for action should be channeled into strictly routine activities, finishing up old business or (more likely) enjoying small social gatherings.  With a sextile from the Moon in Taurus to Chiron in Pisces near the witching hour, late-night conversations may turn confessional, a time to uncover old hurts with an eye toward healing, and we are more likely to be both sympathetic and able to accept the truths we discover in this process.

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If you enjoyed this post, please consider becoming one of my supporters on Patreon.  Not only will you get an inside look into my divinatory art, but you will also help keep this blog alive and me writing and creating art daily.  I am incredibly grateful for my supporters!

(All aspect times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time.  I tend to speak in broad terms when I reference time on this blog, referring to time-frames like “morning” or “afternoon” rather than specific times, since I still have a lot of friends on the East Coast who read these posts and I’d like them to be pertinent to those friends as well as folks here on the West Coast.  Readers from further abroad will need to adjust time-frames accordingly.)


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