Mars conjunct South Node + Mars Rx in Aquarius, 2018!

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Layers of Impossibility by ArthurBlue

Mars in Aquarius on June 8th makes the first of three conjunctions to the South Node. Why 3? Mars is going Rx.

When Mars meets the South Node a change in direction. Leaving the old, attempts or taking action to free yourself from ties of the past, you let go.  Mars in Aquarius is liberation, freedom, independence and the future. It is also a good time to release any old residue of past emotions, like anger or resentment you have to past relationships or situations that you have had some hurts or trauma with.

Mars the planet of action, direction, initiative/aggression or anger goes Rx, this is where you do the re-do, you might have to wait, put a few things on hold, progress slows down. Take the time to reassess your  projects, your approach to getting what you want. Mars is the direct approach, but in Rx times it’s more introspective/internalized energy, you may not be as quick or spontaneous when taking action. You find that your instinct can be slightly off, which is why you think more/before than act. This Rx period may involve the direction you’re taking or wanting to take, future direction or goals.

Another good thing to do with Mars Rx, is to understand why you do the things you do or the action you take and the way you take it. Understand your impulses, your desire nature. 

Being in fixed sign of Aquarius, the desire to break away or free yourself is strong, you can push through the waiting period or delays, hang tight particularly if you really, really want the future you’re planning on. If not so stubborn or fixed on the future plan, allow this time to be flexible and open to see what else pops up or come  your way.

Mars goes back into Capricorn during the Rx, needing to reflect or re-group on the plans or goals. Capricorn, cardinal earth, rules, tradition, structure, old ways, what is or was the original plan or blueprint, you may also find that work needs to be done. It’s not starting again, like all Rx’s it’s slowing down, going over, reviewing. Something of the old and new may need to come together for the future projects. Rx phrase indicates that the process may slow down.

Watch out for emotions being bottled up, find a release for this pressure, Mars is a high, outward vibe and does not like being slowed or shut down. Frustration and impatience can happen.

Mars joins, Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter all in Rx. This also slows many situations down.

Dates for Mars conjunct South Node – 20 July, Rx + 26 Sep – direct.

Mars retrograde from June 26th – August 27th.

Mars Retrograde in Aquarius from June 26-August 12 and Capricorn from August 12-27.

Mars enters its retrograde zone on May 12th, 2018, @ 28° Capricorn
Mars retrograde on June 26th, 2018, @ 9° Aquarius Rx
Mars direct on August 27th, 2018, @ 28° Capricorn
Mars leaves retrograde zone, October 8th, 2018 @ 9° Aquarius

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Mars Retrograde in Aquarius and Capricorn 2018
from cafeastrology.com

New Moon in Taurus 15th May, 2018 – change it’s gonna get ya!

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Taurus – values, money, love, self-esteem, resources. This is a nice little new moon in fixed sign, Taurus, steady, grounded, practical, keeping it clear, calm and simple. Taurus an earth sign is manifesting and building energy. Perfect place to plant the seeds of intention for growth and abundance. But….. hang on, wait a tick, looming in the background is a major change waiting to happen and shake things up even more. So perhaps not so much calm after all.

New Moon trines Pluto Rx in Capricorn + Mars in last degree of Capricorn. Pluto is Rx, going back over old stuff for review and transformation, of course with Pluto’s intense touch. Sun/Moon both connect with Pluto’s regenerative powers for transformation, healing. A renewed sense of self, can shine through. Mars is driving/pushing you forward with Capricorn’s ambitious vibe.
A time to rebirth a new set of values, which are more in alignment with your true nature.

This Moon may start of steady, low impact, then it may all change in unexpected ways, can also speed up, and go in any direction. Trying to control it will be very difficult. Uranus + Mars combo brings in some electric energy, also can bring in the breakdown or breakthrough.

Uranus, thunder God of change, the great awakener, lands with a thud into Taurus, then bangs it up, with a roaring match with Mars now moved into Aquarius. Both planets moving, might make for an angry hot pair.

Uranus entering Taurus 16th @1:16 am, for an 8 years stay. Then Mars enters Aquarius for along stay, goes Rx here, 16th @2:54 pm and squares up to Uranus @5:03 pm.

It is still a New Moon very important to plant that intention, on change and knowing in what direction you do want to eventually go, that will be the backbone of all of this.

As always go check out your birth chart to see how ALL of this will impact you.

Stay steady, be strong, one way or another, change is on the way!

New Moon in Pisces, 17th March, 2018!

 

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What’s happening with this New Moon, a conjunction to Chiron + squares Mars.

Mars enters Capricorn + Moon enters Aries on early morning, 18th.

The build up to this new moon was rough, tough and emotional, a little internal storm was building, with Mars the warrior and action planet getting ready to move, was bringing some of the rumble.
You may have found the Mars(action, anger)also square Chiron(sensitive, wound, healing) hits a sensitive or sore spot, Mars was perhaps a bit pushy or eager, which then makes you feel vulnerable or weaker, you have over done it, slow down, look at what it’s telling you. You may have been too ready to go for it and the sore spot says, stop, before you hurt yourself more.

This is a Pisces New Moon, (Pisces is the ending, you may find that you are closing up the years story, something may be winding down) it’s not about pushing, it’s flow, pushing or trying hard will only weaken you more. You may also have felt like your were being pummeled by the Mars force from those around you, like the wave’s just kept on coming and crashing down…. force is not the way. It can bring up the victim feeling or put upon feeling and you can drown in that one. So don’t go there!

So what to do? well, see how you are feeling(Pisces, water) what is it that you are doing or trying to do. Stop and find another way. Slow down and breathe. New moon, new intention, but before that, you have to let go, things die off to be reborn again.
With all of the new coming with this Moon, ask yourself some question, “what to do now”, “what is the best way forward”. There is something this week is telling you. View your actions, what are you doing and why, you may get the message through other people and their action they could indicate the way for you. Some poked and some were poked at.

Jupiter Rx in Scorpio connects with Chiron. Jupiter in Scorpio before you can get to the good stuff you have to get into the emotional stuff, face a few fears or two. Jupiter is supporting the healing, wanting to make the move easier, emotions will be deep, they will come up for sure, what message is it telling you? this also makes you vulnerable, do the Rx thing, reflect, re-do, reassess, allow a new perspective to come though, either slow down and stop a moment, or move out of the way and accept, go with the current for a bit longer. Observe and watch to see clearly.

Stay determined, with Mars entering Capricorn(he is strong here) soon after new moon, you feel the energy shift, it’s a go ahead, this is moving forward with sure footing, a keen eye, focusing on that goal no matter what it may be. But while the New Moon is around, go gently, accept, flow, move along with the current and try not to control or push your way.

Yes, it was a poking time and has been for a while, there was a lot of poking going on and on and on and on……. Be aware of what was poked at, that caused pain. You will know what to do, you may know already. Mars in Capricorn is a strong leader and acts with self-confidence and is very sure of the next move.
Moon enters Aries, soon after Mars enters Capricorn, you feel more like your warrior self, you’ve bandaged up the wounds of last week.

 

NEW MOON in CAPRICORN,17th Jan, 2018 it’s time to build!!!

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Art by Vivien Szaniszlo

NEW MOON in CAPRICORN, 17th @12:16 pm (aest)
This moon conjunct VENUS, sextiles MARS, squares URANUS

New Moon in Capricorn, there is work to be done, the climb starts now in building the life you want. It’s important that you have a plan/goal, purpose for all that you are doing, as the work and hard effort will pay off in the long run. Going steadily up the mountain is the story that you are working on for the next few years, Saturn and Pluto in particular will help, support you in this journey. Be ambitious, have a goal, believe that you can succeed in your plan, don’t procrastinate, do not waste this timeAs with all Capricorn ways, be realistic, honest, logical, practical, go slow and steady, be sure.

Being close to Venus, it involves love, money, relationship, values and self-esteem, new beginnings in these areas. Venus in Capricorn knows what she wants, hopefully you have worked that out too, with all of the Capricorn energy around encouraging you to make some long-term commitments for the building of the new you. If not get to it, New Moon start thinking about what it is you want for the next few years. Venus in Capricorn believes she can achieve and succeed. She likes to keep things real.

Mars lends a hand by taking action, gives you direction, emotionally motivates you to go for it.
Mars trine Chiron, healing may come about with the action or direction you take. Be caring and compassionate during this time, you may find that Venus themes will be part of the healing process for you, which may have long-term effects.

Uranus squares Moon, brings in a Sparky bold move, might be quick, unexpected ways of getting what you want to the Venus themes, adds a little bit of a surprise to the new moon vibe.

Keep in mind that the eclipses are coming, this brings in a little fate and destiny, keep an open mind, be flexiable.

Plant the seed deep into the earth sign of Capricorn, to give structure and form to your goals/plans, to give you strength and a strong foundation in the physical world.
Manifestation can happen and will happen, be committed, stay focused, keep it real, have faith in the journey.

MARS conjunct JUPITER, 7th Jan, 2018!

 

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MARS conjunct JUPITER, MERCURY square CHIRON.
A new cycle begins with Mars/Jupiter connecting, you have a spirit, motivation and energy for change, to take action and expand on life. Opportunity and possibilities are here, if so…. act now. It’s happening in the sign of Scorpio, go boldly forward, dig deep, take yourself to new deeper depths of your emotions, commitments. You want some intensity, personal power, intimacy and deeper bonding in your life for some major transformation to take place.
Passions and courage are strong, you have an attitude for change and you feel like you can achieve it.
Just watch out for the rough edge of this, Jupiter urges Mars on, to go big, go hard, you can overdo it and that, takes you to a whole other level of change, which you may not really want to go.
Work with the sextile to the Sun, Venus, Pluto all in Capricorn, have structure, goals, rules, stay grounded and steady in the urge for more.

Mercury and Chiron are squaring off while all this is happening, thoughts, communication or your mind and how you process/think about things may be causing you problems and pokes the sensitive spot again, so watch out for all Mercury themed things.

Deck used – Astrology Reading Cards

Astro Aspects, 29th Dec, 2017!

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MOON in Taurus opposite MARS in Scorpio, feel like your up against it, edgy today, power struggles, stay present and strong. Don’t let the sting get to you. Be the bull hold tight, don’t budge.

Mercury trines Nodes, past and future, the last of 3, began on 19th November. Communicate, speak, think about the future, say it loud, write it out, talk it out. The future beacons and you have ideas about it.
The path forward may be known or clearer to you, as this wraps up.

MARS enters SCORPIO, 9th Dec, 2017!

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Mars in Scorpio digs deeper, wants to go deeper, wants a stronger bond, more intimacy and being real and raw is the way he likes to go, now that he’s in Scorpio, no more holding back or weighing it all up. It adds a sense of realness to life.
Power, sex, intimacy, commitments, bonding, obsessions, lust, raw emotions, passion and drive are key words here.
Best to always be aware of what is really motivating you to achieve or go after want you want.
The power of transformation is strong during Mars time in Scorpio, he’ll help you dig deep into issues that are just dying to come out and to be transformed forever.

Mars is energy, action, action you take.
He will meet up with Jupiter in January, this is big energy, Jupiter expands, magnifies he will help take a much closer look.

Astro Aspects, 6-7th Dec, 2017!

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*Mercury conjunct Saturn,
*Mercury sextiles Mars,
*Mars sextiles Saturn,
Mercurys 2nd meet up with Saturn(28th Nov, 1st) Astro aspects, Mercury conjunct Saturn, 28 Nov, 2017! there’s more to talk about or more information to come in. Stay steady, be patient, things may not end so fast or commitments may not come together quickly. A process is happening. Saturn generally blocks/stops or limits, plus gives you a reality check but Mars influence is keeping the movement going.
Mars in Libra brings in the energy, drive forward or to keep going with the plans, co-operate is the best way to go. Don’t let things stagnate or stall, stay with it.
This is all about going forward, also a process is unfolding and happening here. Communication is key to all of this, bit by bit the story will be told and will unfold, but there is more to come still.
So keep going, and remember “you got this”

 

Astro Aspects, you’re all fired up!

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There is an essence of turning the corner, you feel some freedom coming your way. After many months of feeling trapped, slow, sluggish. But there is still an agitating energy in the air, you’re not quite around that corner.
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Venus enters Sagittarius and Mars opposes Uranus.
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Venus themes of love, money, relationship, values and self-esteem changes and goes into the fiery sign of Sagittarius, you feel your life needs an added touch of adventure,  a bit more spice, to feel more sassy. A fresh new look, a more truthful way of expressing yourself, a fun and optimistic approach to your love life. Venus wants to find her truth in regards to Venus themes in her life. You may feel like you need to grab life by the horns, take a few more risks, be more daring and bold, to completely be open for more, more and a little more please.
Mars/Uranus opposition is also adding to this urge to break away from the past and past ways, to be a more true and free. You don’t want to be held back anymore, you want to step into the new direction that you feel awaits you. Mars is seeking the balance but Uranus is shaking it all up, you may feel it’s either…….or.
This of course brings in the edge of impatience, irritability, as you want it….NOW! The trouble with this energy is, it can be a bit harsh and it’s really not the best approach at the moment. Full Moon in Gemini on the 4th, will bring in more info for you to think about and work with.
Keep on working towards expanding and liberating yourself, that’s the long-term goal.
Have patience, stay focused.

 

 

 

Astro aspects, 19th, Nov, 2017!

 

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MARS squares PLUTO, MERCURY aspects the nodes, past and future.

Mars and Pluto are up against each other in a tense square, squares bring in action needs to be taken, a feeling of crisis may come about.
You may be feeling like you need to take charge or take control of situations, people in your life. You feel like you have no power or say in what is going on. Perhaps others are trying it on you. So, you do have to work out where the power lies, particularly in where you feel you are powerless, as you are not, it’s how you go about working out the situation that you are dealing with. And in many cases you won’t be able to do anything especially if the other won’t budge. They ideally want to transform some little gem inside of you and the push is not an easy one to take on. You can feel rattled and stirred up.

Slow down and work out that is really going on within. What is the push really trying to tell you?
Do watch out for anger/aggression, during this one as these two do not mess around, whether it’s within you or in the external world. Try and calm things down.

Mercury in Sagittarius is wanting work with the truth, to take you forward and you have to go with the heart, the old mind-set has to go.