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Filed in Moon in Aries, Mars

Alexandra Dvornikova

Dark Moon in Aries…Mars – the ruler of Aries – Retrograde…Never mind Mercury for the moment. This = a successful re-gaming of your entire strategy.  Deeper? Fine. Beneath all the retro challenges & sense of overwhelm, there is the Original Monster. And it’s that you’re combating whilst being on hold for the call center, scheduling, making bank & paying out through the maelstrom.

What is the Original Monster? Just your top themed challenge/demon/compulsion/insecurity/not-yet-resolved issue. This is why we keep dream diaries.  If we can’t create space on the yoga mat or in our day, the answers come from the subconscious, while we sleep & renew cells etc. Why now? Because Mars Retro in Sagittarius and then Scorpio is a radically candid muck raking psychological sewer cleansing/swamp draining style operator.

This is ON till August – it’s just buzzing at a higher intensity during the Moon in Aries.

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SleepfulInBrisvegasMM Member
SleepfulInBrisvegas

Sometimes I think I am my own monster. I know I’m definitely my own worse at enemy. Why I am both hating and loving my Mars mission because I am sitting with my own stuff. I am not letting others feed my emotional backlashes. I’m having to look at them and decide if they are rational or irrational and where the contact point is.

SleepfulInBrisvegasMM Member
SleepfulInBrisvegas

Thanks autocorrect for making me sound totally incoherent.

Cort
Cort

wow this is so on point – i have been dreaming a lot about things that have been happening – not nightmares but not pleasant dreams… Tuesday night, so bad, I was like ENOUGH!!!
and yea it def is a monster issue

Centauri_ScorpMM Member
Centauri_Scorp

This was so much of my day today. The secretary/Friday has left and now I’m back on door answering and Lunches, with the ever-nearing end of days at this business.

The old monster? Finding a new job or hitting the lottery before this job gets too horrible to bear or disappears.

faithfrandelunaMM Member
faithfrandeluna

I need help. I haven’t sunken this low since that big Chiron event last February and it’s hitting me hard. I know I have to work on nourishing and healing myself, and I do, but I get withdrawals here and there.

I’m a Love Zombie. I want this to change and I’ve been getting epiphanies and discovering self with regards to this. I practice the new pattern and yet, during big astro events like this I fall back and become the emotional wreck that I am!

What needs to be done? 🙁

marsbar
marsbar

Check your natal chart and see if you have any natural LZ tendencies. For example: I have Venus square Neptune so I am life-time LZ. Also Mystic can read your chart too and see what is up.

faithfrandelunaMM Member
faithfrandeluna

Thank you mars!

PiMM Member
Pi

You’re learning more about yourself and your patterns all the time. Self awareness is like an onion. Not a 400m Sprint. Lots of layers, makes you cry, makes the sauce taste better. Not so much the fast dash then cheering crowd and visible finish line. Just keep going.

Catzai
Catzai

That Image depicts my Original Monster.
Nuff said.
xo

marsbar
marsbar

The only monster in my life is me. I totes do not understand/resonating with scopes at all. Seems like everything is not magical at all and everything is full of obstacles and traps. I have simply ceased fighting but keep slowly moving in the direction i want, my dreams suck. They are all about people i detest or have moved on from or they are about how i am inadequate in some way. I am hard enough on myself that i don’t need my dreams to keep raining on my parade. I don’t want to go to sleep but i… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

Hey. Shit is retrograde as. Take the long view. Mars is going back through where satrun was from like July last year. Your dreams are muckraking for you. Maybe some undigested psychic material in there. Maybe, to dig thru the crap to find where YOU have inherent worth/value. Slowly and one step at a time is go. X

marsbar
marsbar

so true. Thanks for the reminder.

I actually just got back from doing a short meditation in the woods by a wade-able stream. There were lots of people out sunning themselves and swimming on the pebbly shore. After starting meditation, I collected 3 random people’s dogs, a snake and a squirrel all meditating with me…or at least laying down by me near my towel. Just trying to get perspective.

PiMM Member
Pi

All the critters great and small need some peaceful solidarity right now. Well done, nature Guru 🙂 x

SleepfulInBrisvegasMM Member
SleepfulInBrisvegas

I’ve only *just* in the last month opened to the possibility of having guides in my life. This morning was tears and anger at one of my guides – me throwing a tantrum big time. My resistance is EPIC. I am railing against trust. Against letting go. Against opening. Against having to deal with any of this shit while my Mum is in hospital and my family are falling apart back home in Brisbane. ‘Because this is your safety net’ I’m told. ‘If you will trust.’ I’m not sure if it’s possible to slam a door on a guide, but… Read more »

JokermanMM Member
Jokerman

“Eric, how deep is the ocean?”.

SleepfulInBrisvegasMM Member
SleepfulInBrisvegas

My cultural references are lacking!!

emgMM Member
emg

Had acupuncture yesterday as I’m sighing. I mean audibly sighing and frequently.
Got to admit and it’s not like me to admit I’m low but I’m low.
My acupuncturist, bless her, sticks pins in for practically every organ. She said some interesting stuff That I’m preparing to be sad was the one that got me. I think sadness is probably my monster
Maybe I just need to hug my monster That might help

marsbar
marsbar

I get that too. I have been told Liver issues with the sighing. Sure enough, i prepare to be sad because why not? We prepare for everything that that is most likely. If i see it is grey outside, i take an umbrella. Its a normal reaction.

PiMM Member
Pi

Sighing, air into lungs, lungs = grief .. I heard.

Chiron?

emgMM Member
emg

Ha Chiron
Chiro is returning right now sat on my asc as he lives there, with Saturn!
Oh I do Chiron alright.

CharleeMM Member
Charlee

The dreams of late….epic. A lot concerning work and a few are past suitors. No big deal but the dreams aren’t telling me anything I do not know already that’s the strange bit. Almost like the info is being muck raked 24/7, tiresome! Maybe I’m really missing vital message here…

Unicorn SparklesMM Member
Unicorn Sparkles

The original monster is dark and full of terrors

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

YES YES YES

rachel
rachel

I feel like I’m finally winning in the battle against my demons. Mostly because I stopped fighting them… it was all so pointless. I ask them questions now. But the trick is while asking the questions I continue to MOVE.

ellen
ellen

I feel like my chart and a 20 foot sphere around me including underground is a huge plasma ball and anything that glances off it is jolting me with lightning.

The original monster, can there be three? Maybe six? They’re getting zapped too. Who will step out of the ball in august is a mystery.

PiMM Member
Pi

Feeling this. Deep drive. It’s remembering to apply daily.
I read that caffeine also actually improves higher-level language cognition dammit lol so I have decided to do coffee three days a week on, four days off. It might mess with the adenosine receptors a tad but I’ll see what happens and adjust accordingly
Basically I need to become more self-goal oriented for next 6 months. Think more like a Leo or a Taurus – fixed and fixated, lol. I know what I need to do. 1. Academia. 2. Attend to body. 3. Earn money. 4. Ping 2017 with some proposals.
So do it.
Ok.

PiMM Member
Pi

5. Connect with people (3rd, 7th and 11th house active right now )

Lady L
Lady L

Same houses here.

And god how I loathe (most) people.

Good luck to us 🙂

baristagemMM Member
baristagem

‘…caffeine also actually improves higher-level language cognition’

Welcome back chum! Might want to switch around those days – 4 days on and 3 days off 😀

*Makes Pi a big ol’ jug of coffee*

PiMM Member
Pi

Hahaha yes the option is on the table so to speak
Not that you have professional interests in this oh noooo never hehe 😉
Spent latter half of today feeling off planet due to an extra coffee, I had put it down to something in the air until I decided it was in fact simply low blood sugar and high caffeine. Also being back on old campus which I decided does funny things to my qi.

marsbar
marsbar

Yum coffee! Be careful that you don’t give yourself caffeine headaches or migraines with the on-off of coffee! Caffeine is supposed to be dosed at same level everyday because your body gets addicted to it so easily.

marsbar
marsbar

Coffee is full of good antioxidants but also drains your adrenal glands, <3

PiMM Member
Pi

Yes it really fries me – I am pretty sensitive to it. Keeping the levels pretty low overall is the trick for me I think.
I was reading about the adrenal system a while ago – so complex (like the entire body I guess)… Kidneys, fluids, electrolytes, blood pressure, heart rate, yah everything…not to mention the blue circles under my eyes that go away when I have been off the caffeine for a couple of weeks.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Kid’s mainstream school called me in because super ambitious prep teacher surprised me by saying she did not understand what to do with my autistic child in her class. I told her he may not obey, or prove he is listening but that doesn’t mean you aren’t teaching him. He sings and knows some numbers and letters at home. But she was frustrated and felt the other kids were missing out on her attention and found the situation ‘tiring’. How I laughed.. 6 years of honey on the floor/crayons on walls etc, daily toilet training and a general trail of… Read more »

ellen
ellen

I’ve been having issues with repressed rage from early childhood education myself. Please dm her address so I can unleash this torrent of gurgling chironic pain that was lodged in my aspie throat at 5 onto SOMETHING. In solidarity, of course.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Haha! Thanks for the offer of solidarity. And I am so sorry you feel this so keenly… It is one thing to be a parent and quite another the one who has to live it. Unleash that rage, it’s just got to be a creative/destructive force that brings harmony and peace! The territory of the Rainbow Serpent.

JokermanMM Member
Jokerman

Part of the pressure on teachers is achieve benchmarks, implement best practice, teach numeracy and literacy to quantifiable levels and qualifiable descriptors, articulate the various learning styles to appropriate paradigms all the while whilst demonstrating an understanding of Vygotski and Piaget.

I just have a laugh with kids, ask em something about themselves and tap into something that may perk their intersts like “Climbdance” or “Micallef’s Tilted Rooms” or whatever may be on their mind. (l teech hy schkool).

I zone out when l hear peers speak Educationese.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

I think my kid would like you powder! The funny thing is that the prep teacher has experience in teaching special needs kids. I searched for a school that was open to and experienced with ASD kids (for a mainstream school). Maybe they must have all been table top loving Aspie types. My boy is a stubborn, kinaesthetic, exuberant, sensory child. Cap Sun, Scorpio Asc and Aqua Moon and an Earth Ox (Ox hour) to boot. He sees through false people, space and time; all the while holding a mirror up to your face, so you watch yr delusions shatter… Read more »

Unicorn SparklesMM Member
Unicorn Sparkles

I cant understand how she could say that to you. The point?
every child deserves a chance to experience the world in equal measure.
I hope she develops a better awareness and understanding. I’m sure he will teach her much more than she will teach him.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

This teacher thinks staying up late creating complex tasks (he ignores) makes her a good teacher. She will create oppositional defiance in him if she can’t manage her frustrations over her preconceived ideas of what constitutes learning.. I think you are right he will teach her a thing or two.
Hopefully she will be a good student!

JokermanMM Member
Jokerman

That first sentence is what some teachers do- fix a problem that aint there.

Like when the Romans are bearing down on Brian’s hideout. The alarm goes out that the Romans are coming. John Cleese calls a mtg saying, “this calls for immediate discussion”

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

I have an Ausperger’s son myself. I had to go the specialist school route. ‘Mainstream’ school, unless they have “special ed” classes usually cannot sustain the maverick’s long-term. When he messes up, I am straight up “Consequence is no coincidence.” When it’s inflicted upon him – I go to bat like no-one’s business. They have gifts that far surpass the “average kid” but they also have delays due to kids like my square who don’t fit their round holes. Back Stateside they also have friggin’ quotas and a TONNE of paperwork and are poorly paid to boot. The upper classes… Read more »

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Thx! We will have to see what happens down the track but currently I feel like my son actually needs the mainstream school so he can get a picture of how the other half lives. He understands on a body level what’s going on in the world even if he can’t hold all the mental ducks in a row. I just want him to imbibe of the different atmospheres of both so he has the appreciation of the concept of choices for later on. Hope you get listened to sooner than later. It’s funny how the schools keep trying to… Read more »

ElectroMM Member
Electro

I was in a meeting a few weeks ago with some “experts” trying to strong arm a mother with their expertese (talking like their experiences were the end all be all) and the mother said, “are YOU austistc?” I wanted to stand up and cheer.

ellen
ellen

Reading anything by an “expert” without lived experience in anything that involves behaviour or emotions might be the most terrifying aspect of the current stateof, well..everything. fuq.
I was told I would have been a candidate for lobotomy and was incurable. Turns out I was allergic to dairy. SCIENCE!

ellen
ellen

I can’t tell you how Ironic it was to have my mercury in pisces conjunct the descendant that I “would forever lack empathy”

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Yes! Nono there is an amazing writer and autistic autism consultant who has revolutionised my world: Donna Williams.
(Her blog is incredible, not to mention her books).
Anyway, she told me only parents come to her talks. Not psychiatrists, not psychologists, none of those who have a hand in government or schools. She is the ONLY person I trust to tell me about my child.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Nono, we have gone off all dairy, meat and grains for my little one and I have to say.. he is changing. I am not sure which food or all of them is the issue, but hooray for science! So glad you found out about your allergy. It’s so scary how much food can affect some of us. But for others they can eat anything and no change, so it is the ultimate confusion. Lacking ’empathy’ is the most ugly and untrue description of anyone with the condition. Intense World Theory was developed by autism parent neuroscientists & is much… Read more »

ellen
ellen

Thank you for introducing that to me! It’s going to be an Internet research wormhole soon I can tell. I’m definitely an anamoly, oh so,bUT yes, it’s all the things other people barely notice. I’m sorry you’re in the position of having to be a kind of “littleman/whole wide world translator” but I am grateful for mama bears, there are lots of them on this site, and I’m hopeful for all the kids of the peeps on this site. Astrology allowed me to navigate a world most people just kind of pass slips of paper with ancient symbols on them… Read more »

Jo
Jo

Love this!! I do similar stuff, a ‘teacher’ once questioned my 11year olds sexuality!!
I questioned hers, and her ‘qualification’

Loonies

SleepfulInBrisvegasMM Member
SleepfulInBrisvegas

I am so sorry to hear this. Disgusting attitude from a teacher. At the prep level. Even more so.

She might be highly ambitious and OCD. But also lacking in empathy and social skills.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Thank you so much! Xx.

LiberatingVenusMM Member
LiberatingVenus

My sharp retort would have been “And what’s the point of you being a teacher if you’re not going to teach?”

Grrrr! My inner Mama Bear stands in solidarity with you, soul sista! Her OCD not playing well with your son’s autism is neither your nor your son’s problem – she needs to get a grip and value each child’s education equally, as it’s what she’s paid to do. She is a discrimination lawsuit just waiting to happen, IMO.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Thanks Inner Mamma Bear!! I need all the solidarity I can get right now!! The principal is really smart and she said, ‘Don’t worry about her, that’s our job. You focus on what you want us to teach him’.

SleepfulInBrisvegasMM Member
SleepfulInBrisvegas

Huzzah for supportive admin. And for them knowing you know your son best!! Make sure they follow through. In my experience there is often a lot of lip service and not a lot of action.

Seabird
Seabird

So I am internally often a mess of self-doubt and perceived faults. No matter where I go, I am this. very recently I just decided to stop being this and to be positive. It’s really quite challenging, and at many moments I find myself slipping back, because no matter how abusive you are to yourself, if you’ve done it for long enough, it feels safe. Even though it is anything but, for yourself and those around you.
This is my challenge.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Nice challenge to set! I went through a stage of not thinking at all as a practice, trying to just observe and respond without a ‘mind’ in place. It was a good exercise, like chewing gum. It was also really difficult. But when I let my monkey chatter back I found it easier to silence and pick through the thoughts and sort them. Funny your Avatar is a little brain with reptilian tail.. 😉

batshleyMM Member
batshley

Great lizard brain observation! It’s quite literally a matter of retraining your brain. In the middle of this journey myself.

Seabird
Seabird

Thanks all! It is surprisingly hard, and so much of the self-talk is negative. Meanwhile I sit in my beautiful house with a heater and food in the fridge and two lovely kids….and the monkey-brain starts in on how if I was starving I would not be so self obsessed.

Monkey-brain is right, of course, but that doesn’t make it easier!

PiMM Member
Pi

Ah, Good… Be the kind and supportive voice that inner-seabird needs to hear xx sunshine for your heart.

kitsuneMM Member
kitsune

I’m currently sorting through the muck which is trying to figure out how my father died overseas. It’s been sitting around way too long and I feel the trauma has calmed down enough that I can finally sort. I’ve got my fingers crossed that this mercury rx conjunct the sun we’ve got going on in a few days helps guide the way. Such a mess.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Good luck kitsune, I hope the stars align in your favour as a bit of help wouldn’t go astray here I imagine. Sounds difficult on many levels, hope Mercury is beneficial, xx.

PiMM Member
Pi

I wish you the best for your personal detective work. <3 xx

em priceMM Member
em price

I find this post so insightful and accurate. A strange degree of complexity in the details these past weeks, injured my ankle and can’t walk, a lot of inconvenience. But I really do keep returning to the very deep core work I am doing and feel deep affirmation that is really all that matters right now. I am going on a sort of pilgrimage important to this process I am in, and I almost canceled because it seemed too challenging at the moment, but I have decided to go anyway. It really feel like eye on the prize time, but… Read more »

LiberatingVenusMM Member
LiberatingVenus

Awesome story! Both malefics in Sagittarius do tend to make such pilgrimages difficult, but in circumstances like this I often feel that “difficulty” is not a denial; more like a test from The Universe as to how bad we want it. May you find that which you seek, and speedy healing to your ankle!

RiMM Member
Ri

Okay so.. This just came at the perfect time. I just blew up at my boss for lack of support re difficult/shitty staff & me having to do everything if i want it done right. Am now feeling slightly silly for letting it reach such proportions.. i always boil up on the inside until it can’t be contained. Sun Sag/Rising Taurus/Moon Libra by the way. But also the dreams thing.. I had terrible sleep last night due to terrifyingg dreams about being chased theough the apocalypse. I regularly have apocalyptic dreams, like through the years. I always just thought they… Read more »

Redlipstick VirgoMM Member
Redlipstick Virgo

I agree – my dreams are totally dark and they never are – I’ve dream my ex husband is back, my dead cat is back, then that my brother is dead when he is alive. It’s like a weird bunch of death in my dreams every night people being shot etc, terrorist stuff. I never ever ever have dark dreams. Have looked at the death stuff and I do think it’s about end of a chapter – my extremely disapproving former mother in law died recently it felt like a disapprover of me left the planet – like someone who… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

Always let it boil up on the inside until it can’t be contained… Like the apocalypse? Dunno Perhaps consider what is your internal voice/message when something first registers as a problem. What is it that stops you from speaking up the first, third, fourth, time? Do you have a parent who was always quietly frustrated or only ever felt able to express their needs thru losing their temper? Does your venusian Libra moon, Toro rising need to courageously learn to engage in more early-intervention tactics which are less “don’t rock the boat” and more “diplomatic talks”..? Thoughts I guess. Hope… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

Mars and mercury are good ones to look at when it comes to verbal ‘splosions.. and squares etc maybe… If you’re a Libra do you by any chance have mercury in scorpio? Or Challenging angles with anything?

PiMM Member
Pi

Sorry I mean sadge not libra

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

Releasing. It’s the moments before those BIG moments occur. Gotta love the new era 🙂

Annica
Annica

Thanks Mystic!

Hermeswitch
Hermeswitch

Ah, so true Mystic. Locked in the quagmire. It’s like the corporate zombie apocalypse wants to keep eating my brain. Hard to get oxygen and transform the career with so many people sucking me dry. Bring on my holiday in the wilderness. So needed.

Cort
Cort

THAT!

notMuggleMM Member
notMuggle

So true! Either things ground to a halt or going backwards so am finding it a good time to take stock, let the soil fallow and think and feel hard about what’s next. We can’t be going top speed all the time as we run out of gas or go off the cliff!

batshleyMM Member
batshley

My highs have been high and lows low. Each time I think the low is the norm, a new height is reached, but I can’t help but be wary of how low the next will be. Transit Saturn is coming for my Sagittarius moon/stellium during my SR. Tower card jumped onto me during my reading for tonight.