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

June 2018!

June 2018!

June starts off emotional, coming off a full moon in Sagittarius, it feels like the push-off from the side, allowing your emotions to drift you out, it’s uncomfortable, feels unstable. It will take a whole lot of faith and trust not only in yourself and your skills, talents and gifts, in others and the cosmos too.

Venus + Jupiter + Neptune Grand Trine – June 1st & 2nd
Sun conjunct Mercury – 6th
Mercury enters Cancer – 13th
New moon in Gemini – 14th
Venus enters Leo – 14th
Neptune Rx – 19th
Sun enters Cancer + Solstice – 21st
Mars Rx – 27th
Full moon in Capricorn – 28th
Mercury enters Leo – 29th

Another month of twist and turns and roundabouts.
Neptune and Mars both go Rx, adds to the other planets also Rx, Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter. You get a pull back and slow or slowing down feeling. Which may not be so bad as you gotta catch up with yourself and check in with all that has been happening.

Of course the Sun changes signs and enters Cancer + Solstice time, new moon and full moon to set intentions and brings culmination and release.

Mercury the planet of communication and information is moving quickly through the signs, life happens quickly.
Mercury enters Leo by months end, it’s about true self-expression, Mercury goes Rx in July and Eclipses are coming. Best to take the time at the end of month for some reflection and tuning in, tapping into the internal and external changes that have taken place.

Ending, beginnings and all of the damn things in between.

“In the end, it all begins” ― Saji Ijiyemi

 

 

 

 

Full Moon in Scorpio: Darkness pulls you out!

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Art by Giovanni Auriemma

Full moon is square to north and south nodes + sextile to Saturn.

The layers that you have build around you, disintegrate, the past that you were buried under slowing falls away under the shadow and light of this full moon.

The energy is high, emotions are intense, the square puts you in a crisis mode, you want to stay in the stable, secure place, that your kinda comfy in. But the old is worn out and stale/stagnate, it no longer brings passion. To leave the old behind is scary, to face the new is unknown, this makes you feel uncomfortable and unsure. Brings in the fear.

Deep inside you want passion, connection, your spirit to feel challenged and alive. you want an authentic feeling, presence and essence to shine from you. To hang on is hard, to not let go is way harder. Bring peace to your heart, seek inside for the answers.

Allow what your deep emotions are telling you to do, it’s time to cross over. To let the shadows, the pain dissolve and come into the light.

Saturn/moon meet up with a harmonious sextile to help you to cross, a gentle nudge, push for your success. This does help with some nourishment, nature, comfort and security. They will also help crystallize the changes from the past that you are making. You have a good chance of success, a positive change.

Go steady, be determined, be sure. Trust the process, feel empowered and follow your heart to transformation and healing.

Weekly Tarot Card Reading, 11 Dec, 2017!

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This weeks card is the 3 of wands.

You gotta be kidding me Right!
This card has come up again, 3rd time.

Weekly Tarot Card Reading, 2nd Oct, 2017!

Weekly Tarot Card Reading, 20th Nov, 2017! and now.

Maybe it’s time to get out more, circulating, communicating, not a time to go it alone, as you need to expand your world and self. This can often be a card of just wanting more in your life, you need to progress on from this same place, and urge to express yourself more fully. Mix it up and get out, the world needs your spirit out there connecting.

“I allow my spirit to sail wherever it wishes and needs to fulfil it’s seeking.” from the Around the Tarot in 78 days by Marcus Katz & Tali Goodwin.

Deck used Gilded Tarot.

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.

 

 

 

Weekly Tarot Card Reading, 27th Nov, 2017!

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This weeks Tarot Card is Strength – a major arcana card.
These cards are not talking about everyday stuff it’s bigger soul stuff that you are working on or through this week.

Generally it does mean strength, having the strength to face things, to respond to life, looking fear in the face and going yes, I got this.
Faith, have it, go get yourself some if you lack it, know that you do have this, whatever it is that is coming out or at you this week. Be honest with yourself, take off the mask of fear and move with courage forward in your life. You may be challenged by whatever it is your truly desire. Be vulnerable, show yourself for all of your strengths and weakness. But most of all have faith, trust and courage in yourself.

Aleister Crowley Strength card is called Lust, be passionate, engaged, full of passion and lust for life and what it has to offer you. Let the fires burn within you, to get you excited about you and life.
Really connect with that part of you that is raw, primal, true, embrace it. Let this energy work for you.

Questions to ask yourself

*Which areas of your life would you like to live out freely?
*What has stopped you from doing so, up until now?
*Are you ready to completely open yourself up?
from Tarot – Mirror of the Soul by Gerd B, Ziegler.

Decks used –

Universal Fantasy Tarot – Embrace all parts of you, the sweetness and the raw.

Thoth Deck – Breathe, find your pulse and rhythm, beat as one.

Sun and Moon Tarot – Dont hold back, let yourself roar at life, find the passion within.

“I enjoy life with every breath I take” from Tarot – Mirror of the Soul by Gerd B, Ziegler.