Mars on the South Node gives this Dark Moon a different dimension. This time of the month is always a lunar low tide, the Moon of Letting Go. But action planet Mars in the sci-fi, spaced-out, Zeitgeist Tripping sign of Aquarius? Conjunct the South Node on Dark Moon? It’s something else entirely. The South Node in Aquarius is a like a galactic phenom. A swirling, quintessence-powered vortex of your past, past lives and the story of your live (or lives) so far.
It’s like a let-go operating via quantum physics laws. And, as this is the Warrior God we are talking about, there is a pulse of aggro beneath it all. Don’t freak but Mars on the South Node can conjure up enmity from long ago. Or a little whiff of it. Something noxious floating in on the breeze of your otherwise white-flowery/sunny scented present day. Random encounters with vaguely hostile-for-no-reason people or flashbacks. Naturally this is not your cue to armour up and go back in time to re-fight an already-won battle. But it might be a useful prompt to value what you did win for yourself and the treacherous terrain you crossed to get there.
In fact, apart from the usual cat-person, carb-loading and house-witching activity of the Dark Moon, the Mars presence means you can aggressively cut ties with the past. Or drastically update the settings in your psyche. I was reading in the media today about a woman who had been a sex worker and activist years ago. She got notification in the mail that she had been awarded an O.B.E for her work bringing attention to H.I.V. and changing the culture of sex work towards safe sex. First – classic Freudian mis-read – i read it as saying she had an out of body experience (OBE) because of her sex work activism. “Wild,” i thought, drinking my espresso.
Then i realised it was an Order of the British Empire – as it is Queen’s Birthday weekend where i live, so they get dished out. And the Mars/South Node twist is that when she got the envelope with the crown on the back of it, she immediately thought she was “in trouble.” That seems SO Mars on the South Node to me. It’s like a state of being in high-alert over scenarios from the past. And with the commensurate opportunity to release them. As this is Aquarius we’re talking about, you don’t visualise them floating off down some Zen river. See them as being particle accelerated into a vortex-black-hole sort of situation.
See your Horoscopes and/or the next Daily Mystic email for the more nuanced take on this. Otherwise, thoughts?
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