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Sep 14 – Oct 30, 2021
Artist: Moki Mioke
With Mars in Virgo since late July, we have been moving at top speed and using our brain nonstop. We’ve been serious, focused. Mars in Virgo has allowed us to hone our tools and skills. We’ve been working, moving, and grooving. We’ve been perfecting our trade, getting into a rhythm, a new routine. There has been little rest or respite but we’ve gotten stronger, wiser, more resilient. Perhaps we have also felt anxiety under the enormous pressure that Virgo exerts.
Mars in Libra will take us on an entirely different journey now, one that is about relationships and community. Mars rules Aries, the first constellation in the zodiac. When Mars spins through Libra, the constellation opposite Aries, we see the antithesis of Aries the Warrior. Mars in Libra is pensive and diplomatic. Libra thinks long and hard before acting. She is a counselor, a mediator, an oracle.
Mars outlines the motivating factor. In Libra, we are motivated by love, peace, harmony, and friendship. Are you in a relationship? Did you recently move to a new place or get a new job? Do you live in a small community? And how’s that going?
Normally Mars wages fiery battles. He is reckless, impulsive, headstrong. With Mars in Libra, we assess our relationships with similar fiery intensity. This is a good place for Mars to be. For those who are already fiery or aggressive, this transit will bring more peace and balance to your communication. For those who are timid or passive, this will help you become more assertive and direct. It’s time for conscious communication and community-building on all sides, everywhere. It’s also time to sit down and listen.
Mars is a manifesting force. We cannot leave this cycle without acting on whatever revisions he recommends, not if we really want to learn and grow. We cannot walk away only having listened; we must fully incorporate this sage wisdom.
The first impulse is often to look away. We do not like to acknowledge those aspects of reality which don’t meet expectations. We don’t like to admit that friends, lovers, or co-workers are a direct reflection of ourselves. We do not like the responsibility of having to change. We keep things as they are. We stay in unhealthy environments or relationships because we trick ourselves into believing it’s not that bad; I can handle it.
This is a divine window of opportunity. Mars will not visit Libra again for another two years. Can you hear Libra’s voice now in the wind chimes, in the leaves, in the birds? Intimate relationships will be tested – you’ve been warned!
justice ~ equity ~ love ~ negotiation ~ communication
Sep 20: Full Moon in Pisces
Sep 22: Fall Equinox
Sep 25: Mars trine Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius. This influence brings deep contentment and pride in our accomplishments. Smooth, productive, focused. Saturn represents stability in life. Inescapable, wonderful feeling that things are falling into place.
Oct 7: Mars conjunct Libra sun. Strange and powerful dreams. Deep sleep. This is also the first day of Venus in Sagittarius – gold star day.
Oct 9: Mars conjunct Mercury Retrograde in Libra. We just saw this transit on Aug 18 when Mercury & Mars were in Virgo. Productive, great for cooking or gardening. Strong, healthy vibes.
Oct 18: Mars trine Jupiter in Aquarius. We last saw this transit on Apr 16. This influence brings wonderful energy to the body. Playful, lively. Jupiter brings a positive attitude. This is also the last day of Mercury Retrograde – gold star day.
Oct 21: Mars square Pluto in Capricorn. This influence is very intense. I recommend solitude and inaction. Pluto is forceful and vindictive. We will be asked to address our greatest struggles. Power dynamics are up for examination. Nightmares, anxiety, stress, insomnia.