Since September 9, we’ve had a long time to think about what they might be, thanks to Mars embarking upon its retrograde phase in Aries. Now that Mars is moving direct (since November 13 / 14) we now have a clear passage to begin to position ourselves toward the direction of desire.
In other news, it’s a huge week for Venus. From her least favourite sign to occupy (known as fall) she’s doing her best to be an intermediatory to any problems or challenges as she forms aspects to Neptune, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn. As the ruler of the current Libra lunation cycle, she’ll be offering practical support to keep a situation as harmonious as she can.
There is a tremendous gift in being fed up.
It’s your inner voice telling you you’re ready to change. To invite something new. To cut away the thoughts, stories, the situations or possibly even the excess skin that holds you back from what you truly desire.
It’s the rock and hard place that invites change.
The absence of solid sisterhood, or brotherhood, has left us bereft of deep, soulful connection, mentorship, accountability and responsibility. And that loneliness is killing people.
For a while now, I’ve been trying to find a way I can utilise this lengthy Mars in Aries visit to my 11th house of community, friendship, hopes and dreams in a more meaningful way.
The strategic and process-orientated qualities of Mercury in Virgo remind me of the phrase, “prior preparation prevents poor performance.” In which areas of your life can you adopt a more detailed approach? Where can you make well-thought-out adjustments that support your endeavours. Where do you need to take a little extra time to sift through details?
On a personal level, Mars in Aries offers you the ability to ‘decide and do,’ to take action that is right for you. It can lend you courage and the desire to do what may otherwise be risky or reckless. This might mean ruffling the feathers, feelings opinions of others. You might opt to take the path that angels fear to tread, despite the obstacles or challenges that lie upon your path.
In the age of mis-information, I write you this article to help you understand where the confusion lies, arm you with facts, assisting you in explaining to those people who have never studied astrology, or its history, yet obviously know more about the subject than those who’ve dedicated decades to it.
Mercury likes to deal with facts, data and information, which emotions and feelings, governed by water, are the antithesis of.
Mars is at home in Aries. It’s strong, powerful and willful. It likes to do what it wants and cares very little for the sensitivities of the crab.
The superior square from Mars further brutalises cuddly and sensitive Mercury in Cancer.
Eclipses are a disruption of the regular lunation cycles. Rather than the usual monthly New or Full Moon’s an eclipse sees the light of the Sun or Moon temporarily blocked. A New Moon eclipse, called a Solar eclipse, see’s the Sun’s light blocked by the Moon. A Full Moon eclipse, know as a Lunar eclipse, is where the Moon’s light is blocked by the Earth.
As we move forward, a lack of education won’t be an excuse, it will be a choice. Black people, people of colour and a variety of nationalities are ready to shed light on their reality. As the Nodes occupy Gemini / Sagittarius for the next 18 months, our job is to take in the influx of new ideas and information. Our challenge is to integrate this new awareness, be ready to shift old beliefs and perspectives that ultimately serve to limit the joy, connection and love we’ll experience.