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Dear Readers and Friends, You can take any transit and interpret it on a mundane level, on the physical level, which can include personal stuff or how the transit might manifest in the outside world. You can also interpret on the mental level, or on the emotional/spiritual level, too.  Today I want to take a look at Mars in Aries more on the psychological level.  Before I get to that part, I want to tell you what I’ve been observing with these Cardinal transits this year…

First of all, anyone with Cardinal planets in their natal is getting hit hard.  We all have Aries/Libra, Cancer/Capricorn energy somewhere in our charts, but those of you with birth planets in these signs are getting hammered. This is due to Jupiter/Saturn/Pluto transiting through Capricorn, as well as Mars in Aries since end of June, and also Mercury and Venus have just made their annual transit through Cancer during July, though Venus is running behind due to it’s retrograde in May/June, so it is in Cancer right now.  Lots of squares and oppositions make for an abundance of challenges…

For example, I have over a dozen clients that are  dealing with health and safety issues for older parents.  This is challenging at any time, but can you imagine how much more difficult it is with the virus issues running concurrently?  Just getting to where the elders live can be a challenge, they won’t let you in the hospital — you have to drop them off at the door, getting help and medical appointments is never easy and now it is so much worse!!  Nursing homes are dangerous, even caregivers can be risky because they are in and out of numerous peoples’ homes, what is a concerned adult child to do?  Every choice has consequences and they are painfully aware of it.  The responsibilities are weighing on them very heavily.  They need some R+R but there IS NO R+R. Not where Pluto is concerned — it is inexorable — all you can do is embrace the pressure as gracefully as you can — resistance is futile. Trust me, I have been there — I lost 17 people in the 8 years that Pluto in Scorpio squared just about everything in my chart.  Years later I realized that it had prepared me to do hospice work for others…

OK, I know you guys already know that Cap represents seniors, but it is  also a symbol for career.  So, yeah, there are a lot of problems with jobs these days. Just having a job has become a HUGE issue. Or working from home and trying to parent kids at the same time. Or working from home and trying to provide education for your kids at the same time. Or working and how do you keep your kids safe when you are at work?  Elizabeth Warren said it so well — we will not be able to fix the economy without safe and affordable daycare.  They are intertwined.  Not everyone can work from home. If you can, consider yourself blessed. In spite of all the problems…

The shifting to more stuff online is going to continue — astrology says that’s a no brainer as both Jupiter and Saturn enter Aquarius this coming December.  I have often heard it said that the best place to be in a recession is in school.  So, those of you having job problems might consider going to school online to further your current career or even shift to a new one.  Since single parents have it even tougher right now, consider what community means to you — neighbors, friends, a roommate who doesn’t gallivant all over town — keep your home as safe as you can, but consider how much small communities of people can do to make life easier for each other.

OK, back to Mars…Mars is the God of War in mythology. Cap is a symbol for government/power/authority.  The squares from Mars in Aries to the Cap transits are pretty obvious out in the world.  Squares = challenge/frustration/the need to make adjustments.  Protests and marches can turn violent.  There are groups that consider themselves to be at war with the government. It doesn’t look like it’s going to resolve very soon, but maybe when Mars goes retrograde, these groups will realize it’s better to be a community activist and get something positive done to change society.  Like backing candidates for government at the local level who will truly help their community. Jobs, childcare, better education and health care. etc.

But I don’t want to discuss Mars in the outer world. There are lots of astrologers writing about that stuff. Read as much as you can.  There will be many different points of view.  What I see at this time is the urge to do things in a new way, to reinvent ourselves (Mars) is at odds with the status quo.  There’s reason Cap rules old age — people get stiff and lose flexibility and this happens in the mind, too.  They get rigid and resist change. Exercising to keep ourselves flexible is a really good thing because it also helps the mind stay open to learning and growing.  We all need that right now. Adaptablity and flexibility will get us through this crisis.  A sentence came to me this morning — “We have the right to change our mind.”  I think that’s a good use for Mars retrograde 9/9/20 to 11/13/20 — plans that are not working out well can be adjusted. Instead of doing things impulsively (Mars), we need to be deliberate and clear about the steps that will get us to our goals.  It’s going to take a bit more patience, too.  That’s the square to the Cap transits. Capricorn works hard to achieve success and likes to dot every i and cross every t — and they don’t give up until they succeed.  Mars loves a good challenge but when it’s been mastered they tend to get bored.  Mars has no trouble starting new things but sometimes completing them is a problem.  The squares are asking us to look at these discordant qualities and find a way to do both to free ourselves from restriction and allow ourselves to have the courage to try new things.  My personal challenge is technology.  I have to walk my talk. For me it means an updated phone and computer. I’m not buying impulsively; I’ve been doing research. I will either move forward now before Mars goes retro or wait till the end of the year.  Part of it is the money but I can feel that internal resistance, the fear of making a mistake.  Which is ridiculous because I have lots of skilled people in my life who will help me.  I’ll keep you guys posted on how this works out :)) And I wish you good luck on meeting your own challenges, whatever they are…

Tomorrow I’ll start going through the houses for the Mars transits…stay tuned…XO, Jenae

 

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Hello Readers and Friends, I’ve been procrastinating.  It’s true. First I was so upset about people not getting treated fairly in this country and all the lies and bad behavior of the media and the politicians — Venus retrograde last May and June and Mercury retrograde in June till July 12th — that I knew better than to write ANYTHING. My path on this earth is not political. My path is to offer comfort when I can and inspiration to those who read my posts. Astrology can be a very practical timing tool for all who care to use it. It is my passion and my gift to the world, along with cards and palm reading.

Then in June, a caregiver came to work sick. Kind, but ignorant, she didn’t want to lose a day’s pay. Our neighbors are part of our extended family and she gave the virus to the Grandma and Grandpa, who gave it to all their adult children and spouses. Grandpa died and Grandma can never live at home again.  I was too sad to write anything, plus we had to quarantine and hope we didn’t get it. We didn’t. The socially distant outdoor burial service was in July.

Then it was August and I still didn’t feel the spark, the joy I usually find in writing.  Today I read another astrologer’s interpretation of Mars square Saturn, exact today.  Leah Whitehorse, and she said quit pushing and getting nowhere and learn patience with this transit. A reasonable interpretation. But for me, today is the day I STOP procrastinating and get on with what I know I have to do — which is write the interpretation for the coming Mars transits in the hope that Mars doesn’t clobber you!!  It is indeed a time for caution, with all the transiting Mars squares to the Cap planets, currently Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn. Right now, with Mars forward until 9-9-2020, retrograde at 28 degrees Aries then, right now is a time for measured and deliberate action to move forward with well thought out plans.

I still feel all the swirl of emotions, and I’m sorry I couldn’t write sooner.  All of this trouble began last January 12th with the conjunction of transiting Saturn and Pluto.  What is decayed and corrupt must come to the surface of awareness to be healed, like a wound that needs dis-infecting. At the end of the day, the power of love is stronger than hate and anger, but these are indeed dark times.

Come back tomorrow and read the beginning of the Mars posts. I will just say one thing before I close…every problem, in our country and on this earth, comes from money and greed — setting money above other important values.  Think about it…

Till manana — stay safe !! Jenae

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OTTER SPACE ASTROLOGY — MARS IN GEMINI — MAY 31  — July 13, 2013

Hello again, dear Friends and Readers, let’s begin by remembering that Mars symbolizes action, physical energy, sports, fights, accidents, leadership, initiative and new projects.  Mars in Gemini could imply some duality, so to use an old pun J) , it’s pretty important with this transit to let the right hand know what the left hand is doing.  Good communication (again Gemini) and following through on plans will be essential for the next 6 weeks.  We’re going to have to compensate for the Mercury retro from June 26th through July 20th, too.

Mars in Gemini  is great for people who are natural multi-taskers.  Gemini energy gets bored with routine and Mars also seeks new challenges, new mountains to conquer.  Playing with the energies, here are some possibilities :  This could be a good period to seek new ways of doing old tasks.  This combination of Mars and Mercury energy is great for innovation and experimenting.  Large projects can be broken down into smaller components for positive results.  Surgeons, dentists, watch makers,  and people who need good manual dexterity should do well.

This could be a very active period for people working with printing, advertising, community relations, and public information campaigns.  On a more individual level, Gemini rules siblings, the neighborhood, local community activities, kindergarten through high school and technical education, magazines and newspapers, and communication in general.  Mars in Gemini would accent those areas. Transportation issues could be stressed by this transit — more on that later…

One potential problem that could happen in communication is that Mars adds impatience and excitement to Gemini.  Angry words?  Not listening patiently to people?  Getting enchanted with your own monologue instead of fostering  a true dialogue?  Seeking to get someone riled up and fighting mad just because you’re bored?  These would be things to be careful to avoid.

The actual transits look pretty OK, not A + but not horrible either.  I don’t like Mars square Neptune on June 7th and Mars inconjunct Saturn on the 8th which is the New Moon at 18 degrees Gemini.  I think people who work on the water need to be very careful.  Same thing with chemists and  people handling chemicals and oils.  When I had young children, I was an anxious, over-protective parent.  I had girls, so it was more culturally acceptable than if I’d had boys.  No skiing when Saturn was in Sag, etc. etc. Looking back, I don’t regret it.  As an astrologer, I wouldn’t  go, and/or let children go on boat trips or swim in the sea with these kinds of transits.  Swim lessons at the YMCA would be OK.  Check out the lifeguard, though, make sure his/her attention is focused where it should be — on the kids. Keep an eye on your basement, too, (Scorpio), in case there’s heavy rain.  The weather patterns are unsettled and unfortunately, this will continue.

Back-tracking just a bit, on the 6th, Mars is semi-sextile Venus, which is helpful for the arts and for romance.  Mars in Gemini is playful, they like little jokes and puns and also using old words in new ways.  Geminis often double their words  (“hello, hello”) and they’re especially fond of alliteration.  One time I was at dinner with a bunch of people and they were talking about some ex-hippies who lived on a farm and one Gemini  guy said, “Oh, you mean the Patchouli People…” and we all burst out laughing because it was the perfect description…

You should also allow some orb for Mars transits.  I usually 3 days on either side, making for about a week, but you also have to check out the energy.  Some Mars transits are more intense than others.

For example, exact on June 15th, the Moon in Virgo squares Mars AND Mars inconjuncts Pluto.  These transits are more minor so you could allow less orb.  However, with the Moon in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn, AND the inconjuncts tend  to come out in the workplace anyway — OK, you guys, do you see where this is heading?  We have the Moon in the sign of employment and Pluto in the sign of career.  It may be minor but it could certainly be glitchy at work for a few days and the reverberations could come back to haunt you if you indulge in gossip, rumor, and innuendo.  Probably someone at work is in a big frumpy mood.  Just stay cool, try to be nice, and stay out of their way…

Exact on June 17th, Mars sextiles Uranus and trine the Moon.  This should be quite good for sports, outdoor adventures, trying new activities.  You also get your adrenalin going by watching a scary movie, if that is your preference.  Occupational therapists could be quite inventive with this transit, figuring out new ways to help people cope with daily life. People who work in emergencies will really be in tune with themselves and the other team members (hospitals, dispatch, military, law enforcement, etc.)  Courage and heroism will be in the news around this time.

Exact on June 22nd, Moon in Sag opposes Mars in Gemini.  These two signs rule travel.  We’ve already seen when Mercury went through Gemini, all it took was a difficult transit and there were accidents — bridges, railroads, all kinds of stuff, not even counting all the tornados and storms.  It’s been really  terrible.  There’s a lot of voltage when Moon and Mars combine, no matter what the aspect or angle.  So I would venture a guess that there will be more storms close to this date and people need to be careful as the Full Moon is the very next day !!!  The day before, the day of, and the day after — the times to be very careful with Full Moons because you can never tell when it will hit.  I’ve been doing research along those lines and this one looks like it’s the day before.  Just be careful and protect yourself and your loved ones.  Not the time to go hang out at the mall, or make frivolous trips just because you’re bored.  Try having a house party instead, a potluck with sleeping bags :))  Sag rules adult beverages; people who party shouldn’t drive…

Exact on June 28th, Mars is inconjunct Saturn, Moon  is inconjunct Saturn and Mars is square the Moon.  This has a similar flavor to the 15th except with the Moon in Pisces and the culmination late on a Friday night, it’s not likely to be a problem at work so much as a problem at a pub or tavern or with some kind of social plans.  Like someone is putting pressure on you to do a certain thing, or go to a certain place, and you don’t really want to.  In a case like that, it might be better to just say no, or suggest other plans.  If you are a caregiver, this would be a time when you could really use a day off or some respite care.  When people aren’t feeling well, they get pretty whiney/fussy and there’s really no pleasing them.  You can be empathetic and still know your boundaries.

On July 1st, Mars is semi-sextile Mercury — mild but helpful and very good for a private conversation that stays private.  This transit is also helpful for tasks requiring good manual dexterity.  If you’re a writer, this could be great for mysteries, puzzles, identifying with your characters and getting inspiration on where the plot is heading, almost like they ARE talking to you !!  Don’t get freaked out; it’s just your guides helping you :))

Exact on July 6th, Moon is conjunct Mars in late Gemini.  There’s a lot of voltage in this conjunction…when I see this in a private client’s chart in their 4th house,  I usually warn them to slow down and avoid home accidents.  The vulnerable areas would be hands, arms, and shoulders.  In general, watch the driving and the transportation issues.  If you KNOW your  car needs repairs, you should get it done BEFORE Mercury goes retro 6-26.  On the other hand, if you’ve had your car in the shop and they haven’t solved the problem, you can try taking it in on the retrograde since it would be fixing and correcting something from the past.  Just put your concerns in writing and keep a copy, too, so there’s no misunderstandings.  I had that happen once…

In general, Moon on Mars means your emotions and your actions are aligned.  You can get a lot done though other people might find you a little pushy.  It’s a great time to sort and file paperwork.  You might find stuff that you thought you lost :))…

Just as an example of how transits work, I had a client with transiting Mars conjoining her Moon-Mars in the natal, in her 4th.  I went through the usual stuff, and we spoke about safety, new batteries in the smoke alarms, safety drills with the kids, home repairs, etc.  Well, her house and family were fine but she happened to make a short trip with the kids and stayed in a hotel in a different city.  And in the middle of the night, the hotel alarms went off and there was a fire and everyone had to evacuate.  They were safe but not much sleep.  Mars can be disruptive at times.  A little drama to get the adrenalin going …:))

More soon, Blessings, Jenae

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