september 21st—fish out of water?

Mars has been in Sagittarius for a little over a week now.   On Sunday, he will square Neptune in Pisces.

What could Sagittarius Mars garner from anything Piscean?

First some background.

Neptune is the God of the Sea, his is a realm of sorrow and bliss,  hopes and disillusion, guilt and compassion.  He is the ruler of Pisces—this stretch of stars are his home turf.  To say he is strong here is a gross understatement.

The Philosophical Warrior demands truth, education and travel, but above all he wants freedom.  Mars is beyond comfortable in the 9th sign of the zodiac.  Sometimes a wee bit too comfortable with all that fiery, blunt courage.

This is a good sparring match, though Neptune has the obvious upper hand.

Last month, Scorpio Mars trined our Sea God.  This is Water Action interacting with Water Dreams.  Two planets couldn’t fortify one another better.  Water simply understands Water.  But, unfortunately, maybe a little too much.  With this exchange we run the risk of withdrawing into ourselves, where it is safe and familiar.  Why tackle much in the big bad outside world when our own active fantasies are so satisfying?  Good question.

Trines are easy but there is no built-in check and balance to make it definitely easy progressive.

But this time around it’s Water interacting with Fire.

This pair share a Mutable quality.  Sagittarius and Pisces both have an innate ability to adapt to any situation.  They are resourceful and quick on their feet.  Fire is gut instinct and Water is emotional intelligence.  They have basically the same endgame (which is loosely to save the world!), Fire simply goes about things differently than Water, and vice versa.

So, what’s gonna go down?

Pisces gives our Warrior the emotional acumen to understand the fallout his actions might incur.  He becomes a kinder, gentler soldier.  His far-reaching philosophies take on the timeless righteousness of undeniable truth.  And the Archer EATS that right up!

This is square energy, therefore it is stimulating.  It is arousing—something has to be done about it—it ain’t goin’ away.  Their’s is the promise of Sagittarius Mars’ unparalleled vitality fulfilling the endless expansive aspirations of Pisces Neptune.

On Sunday, the 21st, the heavens will be alive with this awesomeness.  All the better given what Virgo Venus has been up to.

Compassionate action on tap to spackle the cracks in those walls.

Yeah.

Lona

september 14th—little miss perfect meets the devil and she likes it

On September 14th, Venus in Virgo trines the God of the Underworld in Capricorn.  It portends to be a weekend of astute psychological acumen.

The Goddess of Love is shy and self-effacing in Virgo.  Capricorn Pluto is the powerfully destructive overlord currently tapped to dismantle the status quo.  One would think it would be a terrible idea to have them knock boots, but there you’d be wrong.

birthofvenusSure, Pluto transits can be emotionally disastrous—moody and manipulative.  But trines involving this power player are much friendlier, especially with Venus as a partner.  Both planets are traveling through Earth signs.  They have a fundamental understanding.  Virgo appreciates Cappy’s demand for discipline and patience, while the Goat can get his head around the Virgin’s necessity for obsessive attention to detail.

Capricorn has his cardinal initiative and Virgo can always rely on her mutable flexibility.  Together they bolster one another.

Pluto is the planet of regeneration, Venus of relationship.  This transit will have a beautiful regenerative quality to it—breathing life back into areas that were for all intents and purposes dead in the water.  Maybe a project, maybe a relationship, maybe your hard won set of values (Venus).

Things are going to appear destined, with a solid atmosphere of ‘meant to be.’  Your desire to share secrets will become acute, for your instincts are ablaze with a fervent feel for intimacy.  Creativity will reach ardent depths demonstrating a precise psychological eye for how and why humans do what we do.

Yep, this weekend Aphrodite is attracting a rebirth.  So dust off your scallop shells and practice up on your contrapposto stances, folks—Love, Beauty and Value are up for renovation.

Lona

summer shenanigans of scorpio mars

This week and on into next week, Mars gets a lot of action, a position the God of War enjoys.

But first things first, lets get to know Mr. Scorpio Mars a bit better.

It is general consensus that Mars in Pluto’s sign is the sexiest of them all.  And back in the day, before Pluto was discovered, Mars was the ruler of extreme Scorpio.  Therefore his current sojourn in our Fixed Water sign is an agreeable one.

Mr. Mars here is a brooding, smoldering, determined gentleman.  He can navigate the waters of obsession with just the right mix of  possession and jealousy to arouse the most coldly rational of partners.  If he wants you, he will get you.  And if not, he will scorch the earth trying.  This doesn’t just go for matters of the heart, either.  Scorpio Mars brings this singularity of intent to all he does in the world.  But beware, this warrior fights no half battles.  He is all in or he is all out.  No middle.  Once he’s over it, he’s gone.

Alright.

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