Mars stations to retrograde on June 26/27, at 9 degrees of Aquarius, and will continue to go backward in the sky until August 27th, when he reaches 28 degrees of Capricorn. Right around the stations (turning points), we’re likely to see a spike in anger, assertiveness, and aggression.That’s generally true of Mars’ stations, but it’s especially likely on his retrograde station in June, as the Sun is opposite Saturn at the same time. Frustration could build as Mars is limited in his movement – the urge to go forward intensifies but is hampered. If there’s any question that a few folks will blow their fuses at the end of June, consider that Mars stations just a degree away from the asteroid Pandora, and thinking isn’t the only thing likely to be out of the box.
A little life Review! Saying bye-bye To Aries in Uranus
As one door surely opens on May 15th…The Uranus in Taurus ingress…another door closes!
Here are some thoughts for you during the lingering last days of the cyclonic, electrifying wild and crazy ride offered up to us by the once-every-eighty-four-year transit of Uranus in Aries. It’s always good to reflect and reconsider upon what’s ending as we turn our gaze forward. Uranus is the energy of the unpredictable, the dramatic, bringing quick startling changes. The Uranus ingress took place in March 2011. Recall these events?
On April 17th 2018, at approximately 9.30am GMT Chiron moves from the ethereal and indefinite waters of Pisces, to begin a new Astrological Cycle in the Cardinal Fire sign of Aries, where it will remain until April 2027.
Taking Fifty years to complete a full cycle of the horoscope, Chiron, maverick wanderer of our solar system, has been identified since his discovery with the archetype of the wounded healer.
Traditional astrology considers Mars to be exalted in Capricorn, where his assertiveness and aggression can be put to use for society. Mars in Capricorn can help build institutions, but he can also storm the fortresses and initiate change. This year, Mars will be quite busy in the sign of the mountain goat, meeting with Capricorn’s ruler Saturn then going on to conjoin Pluto, in addition to other aspects he’ll be making.
The Chiron Return happens to us all at the age of around fifty, a deeply emotional transit where we find ourselves standing at the threshold between life and death, a liminal place between the worlds. It is there that we are faced with the spectral shades of all that has gone before, and witness them as they blend and dance, merge and become indistinct in the face of the enveloping darkness of the unknown that lies ahead.
Although it is widely accepted that ‘nothing is certain, apart from death & taxes’, like Janus, the “Chironian” looks both forwards and back,
As seekers of astrological wisdom we are often confronted by the bigger questions of why does astrology work. We know it works, we see it working in our lives and in our clients lives, in the world around us and in so many varied and profoundly interesting ways, yet it is hard to define exactly how or why it works, as not one single explanation will ever suffice. Something that has helped enlighten my journey of astrological understanding, of why the patterns and cycles of the planets continue to coincide with our lives, is the understanding of astrology as a dynamic fractal like system, set off at birth with its own unique formula and conditions, that then continues to unfurl and unfold as a never ending fractal like pattern of growth.
The dance that the celestial lovers create in the sky mirrors our relationship patterns. This interplay also reflects their roles as key archetypes of feminine and masculine energy.
The fact that Venus and Mars are on opposite sides of the Earth in the solar system mirrors their astrological rulership as opposing signs of the zodiac. They are also opposing forces in physics in their association as metals copper and iron. In every aspect of their relationship they work in unison, always as a pair of opposites.
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