“Don’t know why/There’s no sun up in the sky/ Stormy weather…”
Remember that astrological respite I hinted at last week? Um, er, ahem…I was wrong. The next two weeks bring us Mars squares, first to Pluto, then to Uranus. Brace yourselves, folks: this could be a bumpy ride.
Mars triggers any planet it transits. And it will be setting off Plutonian transformation and Uranian revolution. Relative to world events, these are powder kegs about to be detonated. In the lives of ordinary mortals, these are still powerful energies heralding CHANGE. Major, major stuff going on in our lives. Interesting times.
What to do? Nothing. This is weather, folks, as sure as any thunderstorm or heatwave, and there’s not a thing we can do about its arrival—except be prepared. Understand that resistance is futile, and so we’d better work WITH the enormous amount of energy swirling around us just now. Don’t panic—USE it. Where do these change-bringers fall in our charts? In which sectors are we change-resistant?What can we keep and what needs to go?
That these mighty aspects fall within a Mercury Retrograde period is actually a kind of protection: since we are already minded to look backwards at our lives, we are already spotting and correcting our mistakes. The energy of Mars can give us the boost we need to make necessary changes; the seeming direness of the astral atmosphere just adds urgency and lends power to these transformations. We can actually get more done than we could do in normal periods—whatever normal might be for any one of us.
According to Mark Twain, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." Well—give the weather in your life some thought. What needs doing? The aspects in the sky should help you figure it out.
One can draw a chart for any moment in time. This is to say that every minute is a different chart, tho’ obviously not RADICALLY different. Planets move at different rates—the Sun takes approximately 24 hours to move a degree; the Moon takes 2 hours to do it; the rest take anywhere from 24 hrs to several years. Why does this matter? For an astrologer who uses Sabian Symbols extensively, as I do—it means that the shifting planetary collage—not unlike a kaleidoscope--reflects the world around us.
Those images tell stories. They reflect the news—which will be reported tomorrow.
I have a theory, developed over time, that every major planet has asteroid hench-creatures, minions who refine larger planetary principles with nuanced subtlety. Let me explain by example.
Saturn, the legendary malefic, the stern taskmaster of the planetary host, represents limitations, pain, insecurity, and fear; but it also stands for discipline, structure, and focus. But its two servants, Chiron and Sedna, relate to very different aspects of those things.
Ariel Harper Nave
“I believe that there is NOTHING sent us that we cannot handle if we know ourselves well enough and that’s why I do what I do.”