Notes From Mars

Filed in Macho Mars

Shamanic magical modern art

If you’ve been hanging out here for a while, you’ll know how much i LOVE the work of Andy Kehoe.  Genius. He’s just updated his shop, take a look if you want magical art to grace your walls or up the protective energy of your home.

So anyway the Mars-Uranus opposition so strong today is a good time to consider the transit of Mars through Libra since last December. As you may know, Mars is not stunningly at home in this sign. It is the opposite to the sign he rules, Aries. So this opposition to Uranus today is quite the batty polarity flashpoint.

But if you’re doing Dark Moon musings think about how the last seven months have taught you – one way or another – what (or who) enfeebles you and what empowers you. They say opportunity reaches out to those with a prepared mind – pondering this is the prep.

More on this in the next Daily Mystic email + it’s under-writing the Horoscopes of the moment, along with the big primal shift at the end of July – Mars in to Scorpio/Jupiter into Leo = Jungle Vibe.

Also, i am back blogging after the New Moon AND with the following…

* Future Cancerian – Mp3 with the Crabby need-to-knows for the next 18 months or so + dismissing some schizz-talk about the Moon-People.

* A radically fab new Oracle question – you will love it…i think.

* The July Monthly Horoscopes!

Finally, if you just want to skulk in the cinema this Dark Moon, i am in love with Edge Of Tomorrow.    FYI Tom Cruise has Neptune Rising in Scorpio – he’s Cancerian AND the ultimate for enduring fame – the Moon, Venus, North Node and Midheaven all conjunct in Leo. I mean, wow. I know people say he is weird (what do they expect with Neptune Rising in Scorp) but he has been owning it since whenever Risky Business was.

Anyway, back to that Mars Question – think about how delineating what/who enfeebles you and what empowers you has been in play since December for an ‘aha’ moment.

Image: Andy Kehoe

29 thoughts on “Notes From Mars

  1. This Mars transit has combined with Saturn in Scorpio opposite my Taurus stuff has taught me so much. So much healing. I am poor, single, and don’t know what the future will bring but I don’t care because I am so motivated, healthy, and clear! The best part about closure is that the future feels exciting again instead of threatening. I’m free.

    I’ve bitten off possibly more than I can chew for July and August…a bunch of hard prereqs for degree #2, my final 10 day yoga immersive so I can start teaching, moving to I-have-no-idea-where, working two part time jobs. But I’m up for it. I love starting my day before the sun comes up with yoga and just attacking the day lately…thought I was a night owl and liked working late off inspiration but giving all my fixed energy and Mars-Saturnness what it wants is working.

    • Holy Moly.. you don’t sound poor at all. 2nd Degree! You have money for that and once that is done.. woohoo.. IN COMING.. paychecks!

      Good for you! Isn’t it great to have the weight off your shoulders and realize how great things are in reality!

      Best of luck to you!!

  2. Dunno. The whole “Amurica / heroboys save the world from evil alien invaders” plot line is a bit tired for me. We are our own worst threat. Cheerleading violent responses as the only way . No, i haven’t seen it.

    • thank u! i feel that way too. I’ve been told ancient stories are about humans vs nature/gods. Modern stories are about humans vs humans and that post-modern is about humans vs. internal selves.

  3. You’ve just made me think thoroughly of the last 7 months wow

    The way I interact with people has changed dramatically for the good though

    Definitely consider others in the process and it’s improved my seasons with people on a personal level and at work

  4. I am finding this astro very strong right now. Granted I have uranus opp (fighting with auto correct that opp is not pop) and heading for my natal pluto while natal uranus conjuncts saturn. Need my vitamins

    • yes, and I think it is Saturn at an almost standstill in Scorp which is making me feel very tired right now! and old. and undateable. vitamins, check! ;)

  5. WOW.. Yes the art is fascinating. Looking for the 3 ahhh… (1) the Cancer MP3 (2) New Oracle question (3) July Horoscope.

    Since December it has been all about relationships! (1) How do I create boundaries to make them stay (2) Why can’t I do it (3) I will never be a Queen.. I just don’t understand that.

    Question: How do I find out if a planet is rising in one of my signs and is it similar to our rising sign?

    Thanks!! xo!!

    • I think the boundaries happen when you..
      – realise that a certain behaviour is causing you more unhappiness than good feelings. this behaviour could be your own, or someone else’s
      – start to learn ways to either change how you respond to that behaviour, or how to not be around the person who is doing it, or how you stop yourself from doing it (if it’s your own habits).
      – this learning might be from books, or youtube clips, or googling the issue forever and a day, or a therapist, etc.
      – if you can’t stop yourself going to experience the troublesome things, examine what you get out of that. is the sense of pain or uncertainty or unhappiness more familiar to you than an alternative? Can you imagine yourself up an emotional place where your emotions are different? Not necessarily with a certain person, but imagine a different outcome and really step into what a sense of ‘freedom-from’ pain really feels like, in your heart of hearts. For me it meant abandoning certain conversations, scenarios. If you practice in your head first, it’s safer and free of real consequences.
      — hey maybe as an actress you could write a little screenplay for yourself. Advertisement for Happy Ellie.

      – who says you can’t be queen?
      – if you have had your astro chart done or DIY, on that chart near your ASC if there are any planets, that planet is rising for you.
      xx

      • sometimes the boundaries thing takes a while, we’re only human after all. sometimes it means we have to let some people go from the core circles of our life/ hearts. That’s ok too. new people will come in. x

      • Thanks Pi. I am posting your list on my board to reread and reread. I feel very comfortable with:

        – if you can’t stop yourself going to experience the troublesome things, examine what you get out of that. is the sense of pain or uncertainty or unhappiness more familiar to you than an alternative? Can you imagine yourself up an emotional place where your emotions are different? Not necessarily with a certain person, but imagine a different outcome and really step into what a sense of ‘freedom-from’ pain really feels like, in your heart of hearts. For me it meant abandoning certain conversations, scenarios. If you practice in your head first, it’s safer and free of real consequences.

        and

        – hey maybe as an actress you could write a little screenplay for yourself. Advertisement for Happy Ellie.

        Thanks for the rising explanation.

          • However.. I am very happy.. too happy I think. Have been this way for the last 4 years.. First time ever in my life. So, the happy part is not a problem. Understanding relationships is my issue! Always trying to get people to like me hence I never thought my family did and still don’t. That’s another story!

            But still Thanks! Another stepping stone of trying to understand me.

            xo!

  6. Mars transiting Libra 12th House.
    What empowers me is art and music especially creating vs. being an audience.
    I thrive on the process not the completion.
    I’ve moved away from strong toxic, negative people especially weeded out the drama queens and non-stop narcissists.
    I now have breathing room to think again.

    • Having spent the past couple days weeding, I appreciate the metaphor. Create space for growth. Structure appears out of a chaotic mess. The tiny seedlings thrive.

  7. Last seven months! December felt like yesterday! Much has been achieved! though! Those Mars in Libra goals?–tick tick tick.

    MUCH has been realised!

    Really looking forward to the next chapter.

  8. I got a $0.50/hr raise today, for working another 1500 hours at temp jobs at my company. I already got a $0.25/hr after the first 1500 hours. So that’s 3000 hours of my life I’ll never get back. And it doesn’t really make any difference how much they pay me, if I am laid off 1/4 of the year (starting next week).

  9. have uranus conjuncting my mars right now and i CANNOT sleep. crazed energy up in here. can’t wait for this lush jungle leo/scorp vibe to kick up, which is maybe a lil delusional since i’m an aquarius but w/e.

    saw Edge of Tomorrow after MM’s recommendation (and in a LZ moment, that my ex-scorpio was raving about it). omg its astro is so Now. it totally embodies the mars/uranus energy going on, even the mars libra with the female fighter/warrior and needing to cooperate together. saturn in scorp vibe with the death/rebirth scenario in order to devise ultimate strategy / refine self-mastery. darkly funny too.

  10. What empowers me is when I’m moving forward with my business –networking and seeing patients in my private practice. I also feel empowered when I’m creating music.

    I feel disempowered at my other job where I am also seeing a ton of patients in a very successful program that I built up myself but the agency where I work is dysfunctional and going through a restructuring and I actually may get laid off. I just don’t feel respected or acknowledged there, even though I do feel quite appreciated by the majority of my patients and they are very forthcoming about telling me so.

    I also feel disempowered by my recent foray into the ‘dating’ world after being single for the last five years and mostly celibate during that time, just a few one-nighters here and there. This ‘dating’ was fun for a minute and then quickly turned into a confusing heartwrenching nightmare. I don’t know that I’ll ever have the experience of feeling empowered whilst having a man in my life because I haven’t yet in my lifetime and I’m in my mid-40’s. It makes me very sad to say that I think I’m going to have to give up on all that for good..

    I am really hating my life and this world right now and I’m hoping that after this new moon, after the Merc retro ends and once Mars and Jupiter shift into the next signs that things can get a bit better for me. I am severely depressed right now and don’t know how I’m going to pull myself out of this one.

    • Flowerchild you sound like a very beautiful soul going through a dark night

      I have gone through times when every aspect of my life was unhappy and under pressure from all sides and the only consolation I had was eventually things change

      I really hope things shift for you with the astro

    • it’s hard when some parts of our lives are going very well but others close to our heart seem bleak and unending. Like you I am keeping a watch on the change in astro-tone as the year progresses. And also trying to ride out the low points (except on this blog where I go on way too much). YOTP is right, things change (as a mutable that’s what i am putting my money on). hugs xx

    • wow ur life story you shared is almost word for word my story too minus the fact that i ditched my other crap job to do my own work full time in 2011 and i haven’t even scored one-nighters worthy of anything. We must be close to same age approx. I found strangely this Mars cycle has mostly been about fixing hidden health problems. why? i have no clue. mars was transiting 10th house not 6th.

      dear universe: how can I confirm to you how awesome sex is in my 40’s if I am never allowed to have it? just a thought.

    • Things will get better for you, or else they’ll continue to get worse, making you realize this was the good times, you had better appreciate it.
      Hope that helps either way you’re growing.