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Back again, dear Friends and readers…let’s continue with transiting Mars through the houses.  If you have GEMINI rising, then Mars is moving through your 11th house of Friends and Groups, and hopes and wishes for the future.  Mars in this house would mean a lot of activity with people, maybe small, socially distant groups of people these days, but maybe lots of people through using zoom, all the new technology, etc.

Mars squaring your Cap transits in the 8th house is kind of a warning to dot every i and cross every t regarding finances, taxes, insurance, government paperwork of all kinds.  Since the 8th is a financial house, this would be the worst period for you to intertwine friends and money. Don’t loan and don’t borrow.  That could apply to important possessions as well as money.  A small gift to someone desperate, like a $20 or a gift card from the market, is better than a loan.  Don’t give unless you can do it without attachment.  I also have to wonder if these transits mean that some kind of group you are involved in online wants money — it could be dues, or charity, or classes.  Be careful with that kind of thing — there are a lot of scammers out there.  Please pay attention to your feelings and trust your instincts — if a connection to a group doesn’t feel right, then it probably isn’t.  Stand your ground.

My impression is your friends will look to you for leadership, or for the inspiration of new ideas and plans. That is fine, just don’t get in over your head!  I saw a neat thing on the King Arthur Flour website the other day — each socially distant employee made a quilt square with a baking theme. Then one person put them all together into a beautiful quilt.  It IS possible to have fun with your friends and even meet new ones, in spite of the virus!  Maybe you and a small group of friends will plan a vacation outdoors — camping, a picnic, renting separate bungalows for a weekend on the water, etc. If so, do it soon before the weather turns and before Mercury goes retro on 10-13-2020…

If you have CANCER rising then Mars is most likely in your career house, the 10th,  and the Cap transits would be in your 7th house of partners.  Anything on the Cardinal Angles like these are means it’s going to be a very intense period for you.  Hopefully, your Sun is in a sign that takes some of the pressure off — Mars is square your Ascendant and square to Jupiter/Saturn/Pluto in the 7th.  This forms a T-Square that makes your 4th house of home and family act like a vacuum to suck all the energy.  Remember that 4th for you is Libra — patience, diplomacy, compromise, and good manners!!  So much stress between work and home, or trying to work at home, or work and kids school at home.  Maybe your partner’s parents or older relatives are having a rough time.  It’s all coming down on you at once — MAJOR stress!!  So…what are you going to do about it?

First of all, you and your partner need to work TOGETHER, cooperate and schedule things so that each of you gets a breather if possible. Second, take vitamins — like Focus Factor, or at least a good quality multiple.  The kids need their gummies, too.  Third, make the meals as nutritious as possible without a lot of work.  Even if you just have a pizza, include a salad or tiny raw carrots/celery/etc for the kiddos.  Roasted vegetables are quick and easy and you can make enough for a couple days.  We eat a lot of homemade tacos, with garlic and peppers and onions cut tiny and sautéed with the meat. We cook beans in bulk and have them in the freezer. I like grated cheese, too; not everybody does.  I cut little cherry tomatoes in 1/4’s to put on top of the meat, then garnish with lettuce. One or both of you might be quite worried about your jobs — where I live, people who work for local government or the state have already had mandatory furloughs one day a week amounting to a 20% cut.  Be kind to one another and try to get enough rest. Fourth, clear communication and leaving notes and messages to remind the family about stuff will help. If you can put up a BIG calendar on the wall of your kitchen, that’s even better than notes.

All you can do is take things one day at a time, reminding yourself you will get through this period, and state out loud what you are grateful for, even if it’s something very simple like being healthy and being able to see, hear, walk, etc. This difficult period in your lives will moderate in mid-December when both Saturn and Jupiter change signs.  Pluto will still be in Cap, though, and if you have planets in late Cancer, or if your rising is a later degree, there will still be some pressure but not as intense. TG!!  There’s free counseling on phone lines if you need it.  Even a friend to vent to can be helpful.  If you or your partner need a different job, try using the new technology and see if you can find something online.  I looked the other day and there’s a lot of delivery jobs. I know a young girl who delivers lunches, mostly sandwiches and the tips were better than when she was working in a food business.  She has an electric car that gets great mileage, though.

If you have LEO rising, then Mars in Aries is moving through your 9th (a trine) and the Capricorn planets are in your 6th (an inconjunct). The 9th is higher education, licensing and certification, metaphysics and philosophy, and all long distance travel and contacts, including foreign contacts.  The 6th is health work and service — who you hire and who hires you, and all the Virgo stuff — organization, cleanliness, diet, nutrition, daily chores, etc.  Paying attention to the details at work is going to be important. Don’t let that Leo pride get in the way of asking questions to understand your job better. Use the trine from Mars to further your education, whether it’s your job or hobbies or other interests you have.

Mars in the 9th is not a good time for long-distance travel,  and information coming from a distance may get garbled when Mars is retrograde (9/9 to 11/13/2020).  Or you may have people you care about who are at a distance and they are going through tough times.  Try your best to be kind and emotionally supportive. Stay off of airplanes, please, but shorter trips, regional travel by car, are ok.  If you need a little break, try exploring interesting places close to home.  One of my daughters has Leo rising and I think she’s seen every outdoor park in 3 counties this year.  It became her family’s favorite kind of recreation because so many indoor places have been closed down. Mars in Aries is a fire sign — outdoor activity is very helpful for you with that trine to your Ascendant.  Take advantage of the remaining good weather.  I know parents who have taken their kids camping, or to the beach. Pretty soon you can take them to corn mazes and pumpkin patches, or to pick apples or berries.  The simpler outdoor pleasures can bring a family together and build happy memories.  Leo is children. Try letting the child in yourself come out to play.  The sunshine kills the virus and it’s relatively safe to be outdoors.

Transiting Mars inconjunct to the Cap planets could mean that you need to implement new health care routines after school begins.  Not all schools are online.  If I were a parent of school age kids, I would be worried about the lack of clear communication from the local school district.  Some parents are tutoring kids in small pods. This only works if the families of the other kids in the pods are not in jobs that increase risk.  If they are, then it’s like letting the fox into the hen house. You are  going to have to decide what level of risk you can be relatively comfortable about. I feel so sorry for all the parents who need daycare.  It’s a nightmare to me. I think children all over the world are suffering from a certain amount of depression — their world as they knew it has been taken away.  They miss their school, their teachers, their friends, their extra-curricular activities — sports, music, birthday parties…

I don’t have any answers for this. All you can do is the best you can do.  If you are an adult who has lost their job, then consider going to school online — Mars in your 9th is a great time for that.  And they say the best place to be in a recession is in school. If you are a parent, then be as protective of your kids as possible.  If you have an illness that makes you high-risk, then school your kids from home. You have legal grounds to protect yourself.   Eventually, there will be remedies and vaccines available that will lessen the danger to us all.. December looks like a turning point to me…

Meanwhile, I hope you stay safe and I will be back with more Mars through the houses tomorrow…Jenae


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Good Evening, dear Readers and Friends, tonight let’s begin to fine-tune this very long Mars transit which lasts until 1/6/2020.  If you have Aries rising, then Mars is most likely transiting your 1st house. If you know your chart and you have late Aries rising, in the late 20 degrees, then you should also be reading Mars in the 12th in order to get a more accurate interpretation.

Mars forward, backward (retro), and forward again in your 1st house AND in it’s OWN SIGN gives you a real opportunity to reinvent yourself.  You may have to re-assess and fine-tune the impulses of this summer. For example, if you decided you are physically weak, then embarking on an exercise program makes sense. However, if you go whole hog, you may pull a muscle or injure yourself.  You may end up spending time at PT during the retrograde to heal yourself before you can proceed again. Your original decision was a positive but without some moderation and discipline you will not be successful.

Since Mars in Aries rules the head, pay particular attention to your eyes. Maybe a check-up is in order. The same with chronic headaches. Use the retrograde to do some research and you may find some answers that will help you.

Here’s another example on the intellectual/emotional level. Maybe you decide you have been too assertive. Maybe you have alienated people who you care about. Mars retro will offer you an opportunity to really examine your own behavior, motives, and style of speaking. The 1st house is our personality, how we present ourselves to the outside world.  Some people will love your blunt, to the point, style of communication.  Other people will take offense. Use this retrograde to teach yourself how to be more versatile. There’s an old phrase I love — “Good manners are the wheel that turns civilization.”  If you are in the habit of swearing, learn how to control it. Swearing is better as occasional punctuation than as habitual vocabulary.

Mars in the 1st is courageous. A great time to take First Aid and CPR. You could save a life.  Spiritually, you are meant to manifest heroic qualities.  Think about how you could be an example for others. Lead by actions rather than words. Fire signs make a big impression through their physical actions.  Especially when Mars is in its own sign and its own house.  This position has great presence of mind in emergency situations.  Be grateful for your gifts.

If you have Taurus Rising, then Mars is currently making a long transit through your 12th house. This is a little tricky, with all the squares to Capricorn. And your desire for more freedom is also accented by Uranus currently transiting in Taurus.  Freedom on the outside of your life starts by freeing yourself internally (12th) from old ghosts, unresolved issues with authority figures, overcoming insecurity, and having the courage to be very honest with yourself. This is a much more private Mars transit than in other houses. Other people may have no idea that you are wrestling with old issues, grief, anger, irritation, fear of being alone/abandonment, etc. In general, in natal astrology, when someone is born with Mars in their 12th it can be a sign of unconscious anger.  Of course you have to look at the whole chart. If Mars in the 12th is trine Neptune then it cold be a real gift with dreams.  So, that’s why these Mars squares to the transiting Capricorn planets can be so serious. Are you mad at a father or grandfather or a boss, or something connected with the government?  (Boy, that one was easy! Who isn’t mad at the Congress these days?)

You might want to seek some private counseling over the next 6 months.  EMDR can be very helpful for overcoming past traumas. What is important for healing is that you find the courage to look at past hurts in a new way, without emotional attachment, and to seek the treasure that came from these difficult experiences.  When I see a quality I don’t like in someone else, I say to myself, Gee, that’s pretty awful! And I try really hard to see that same quality in myself and take great care to express the opposite.  I knew someone who made very sarcastic and judgmental remarks about other people.  It bothered me but I knew better than to put the person down for it. If I can see it, then it is a part of myself. So I made a really conscious effort not to say mean things about people.  When someone is mean, they are at war with themselves.  They will never find peace until they want peace more than they want their ego to be right and everyone else to be wrong.

So, this Mars transit in your 12th is great for working in private, for teaching yourself new skills. And if someone in your past has hurt you, find the courage to forgive them because that frees and empowers YOU!!  When we die, our guides don’t say, Oh, you poor dear, you had such hard experiences!  They say, yeah, that was a toughie, so what did you learn from it?  Why postpone the inevitable? Do that work NOW and find the good qualities that you developed in yourself as a result. I know someone that was beaten every day as a child. She had the courage to forgive the abuse, the alcoholism, the whole thing, and she is the kindest, yet most honest person — I consider her an angel disguised as a human. One of many that I have the honor of knowing…

OK, the tomatoes are calling. I will continue with Mars in a couple days…stay safe!! Jenae

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Good Morning, dear Readers and Friends,

Today’s post is technical but this is the info you need before we go through Mars in the houses.  I always allow about a week for Mars transits — roughly 3 or 4 days on either side of the exact date. So you need to know your chart because if Mars is within 2 to 3 degrees of a conjunction, opposition, or square to your NATAL planets, you will want to pay particular attention to these dates.  It doesn’t matter if your birthday is not Aries/Cancer/Libra or Capricorn — you may have other natal planets in these signs. If you don’t then at least be aware of what houses in your chart contain these signs. These are potentially malefic planets; it will take work and awareness on your part to bring out a positive potential.  If you were my private client, I would advise you to put safety first — these dates are not good for risky or impulsive behavior.  Discipline your thoughts, too. Positive thoughts keep our immune system stronger…

Remember these are transits; the mood of the day’s transits can affect everybody…

Mars square Jupiter 19 degrees Aries/Cap — 8/4/2020 ( the full moon was exact on the 3rd)

Mars square Pluto 23 degrees Aries/Cap — 8/13/2020

Mars square Saturn 26 degrees Aries/Cap — 8/24/2020 (Wisconsin tragedy and riots)

Mars retrograde square Saturn 25 degrees Aries/Cap —9/29/2020 (Saturn direct 9/28)

Mars retro square Pluto 22 degrees Aries/Cap — 10/9/2020 (moon in Cancer)

Mars retro square Jupiter 19 degrees Aries/Cap — 10/18/2020 (Sun square Saturn at 25       degrees Libra/Cap plus Mercury is retrograde)

Mars direct motion 15 degrees Aries 11/13/2020

Mars square Pluto 23 degrees Aries/Cap — 12/23/2020

BTW, the Full Moon is on Election Day, with Mercury going fwd that day — 11/3/2020 — what a mess!!

You will notice that the next square between Mars and Saturn is in January in Aquarius. Different energy. You’ll have to wait till I write posts for both Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius. However, there is a conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter at 0 degrees Aquarius on 12/21/2020 — the winter Solstice when the Sun enters Capricorn.   This is why I asked you to think about community yesterday.  All the other astrologers I’ve read are very negative about this year’s  holiday season, saying the virus is coming back with a vengeance. Yes it is the cold and flu season but there are lots of things you can do to protect yourself. The Aquarian energy is all about computers and technology and also humanitarian love.  Form communities of kindred spirits and the whole of society will be the better for it. Physical or online — find a way to express your heart energy and let all the new technology help you.

Meanwhile, with these Mars transits, if it was me, I would avoid going downtown or even out anywhere that isn’t truly necessary.  The potential for rage and violence is higher than usual.  If you have to send really important papers through the mail, at least insure or certify their delivery.  Lock your car, your home, your purse, and don’t take risks. Be confident, yet polite.  These transits also seem to be manifesting physical emergencies — fires, wind, hurricanes, flooding, etc. Do what you can to prepare and be self-sufficient.  Safety first !!

I hope all this info is helpful  for you. Tomorrow I will start writing Mars through the houses…be well :)) Jenae


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