We’ve already talked extensively about Venus in Capricorn for the next 4 months. That is my natal Venus placement, so this is sure to be an eventful time for me and other’s who have their natal Venus in Capricorn.
Now, on to Mars. I’ve been looking forward to writing this. Mars will be in Libra for 7 months, SEVEN MONTHS! That is a long time. Especially since Mars is usually in a sign for 6 weeks. First, I’ll talk about Mars, then I’ll talk about Libra.We’ll see how the two manifest together. Let’s see what we will be in store for the next 7 months of Mars in Libra!
Mars Mars is the masculine principle. The thrust forward. The desire and drive for life. Mars is proactive and forward moving. The god of war, Mars shows how we assert our will and what we do when we are challenged. Mars is our energy. If the Sun is our will and our vitality, Mars is the executor. It does the dirty work. Mars carries out the orders, just like a solider.
Mars by sign shows how we go after what we want. Do you idealize and act rationally, without the influence of emotion like an Air sign Mars (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)? Are you motivated by your passion and zeal like a fire sign Mars (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)? Do you take the practical road and move forward in a sensible manner like an Earth sign Mars (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)? Or do you act based upon your feelings or intuition like a Water sign Mars (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)?
Mars as an energy not concerned with the social aspects of life and living. Mars is concerned with the self and engineering a path toward ones desire. It describes the nature of your desire, what get’s your goat. Mars is the executor of the progenerative force. It goes out to do the work of spreading the seeds of self that will later (if fertilized and tended to) sprout and take root, producing fruit.
Mars is sex, in the purest sense of the word, Penetration. It’s the ultimate desire for release. Where Mars transits is where we put our energy. It’s where the drive is directed for self motivated interests. It’s where we seek to accomplish and attain the object of our desire.
Now we’ll talk about Libra, the sign Mars will occupy for the next 7 months.
Libra Oh, sweet Libra. Libra is a Cardinal Air sign. Being Cardinal tells us that Libra is hardly passive. Libra initiates, takes the lead, and seeks control in Air sign matters. Air is the element of the mind, ideas, social interaction, and idealism. Libra initiates relationship by examining and mirroring reactions. Libra observes the rules of social interaction and takes the lead in enforcing them.
Again, Libra is by no means passive aggressive. It has a strong sense of justice. There is a right and there is a wrong that is defined by logic, rational analysis, and the social rules of engagement. The indecisive nature of Libra is an outgrowth of wanting to do the right thing. Libra wants to act based upon what makes logical sense, as well as what is defined as socially acceptable. Being an Air sign gives Libra perspective and allows Libra to perceive a thing or situation with clarity.
On the shadow side, Libra can be self righteous, endowing himself with the power and permission to deliver justice and right wrongs. Libra can get caught up in his ability to see an issue with logical clarity that he misses the emotional nuance provided by intuition and emotional awareness. In an effort to do the right thing, Libra loses touch with his desire. He doesn’t know what he wants. He thinks about what he should want based upon the information before him, rather than feeling what he actually wants based upon in depth self reflection and self awareness.
Given what we now know about Mars and Libra, what can we expect during Mars in Libra’s 7 month transit?
Mars in Libra In Libra, Mars acts based upon logic and reason. He seeks to overcome any emotional influence on his decision and decision making. While this sounds noble and appropriate in certain situations, this means that he doesn’t take into consideration the feelings of himself and others. And not that decisions should be based solely upon what one feels, but there should be a healthy balance between reason, rational, feeling, and intuition.
In any case, Mars in Libra plays the role of solider for justice. He leaves the emotional, touchy, feely stuff up to someone else. His primary challenge is choosing between what pleases others/what is socially acceptable, and what is the logical, rational, right thing to do. Mars in Libra can find himself frozen in indecision, weighing the pros and cons. Yet, his goal is not so much the decision itself, rather the decision making process. His goal is the deliberative process of assessment and analysis. Mars in Libra is in it’s detriment. That’s a fancy way of saying Mars and Libra don’t get on well. Whereas Mars is the self assertive drive and executor of the personal will, Libra is the sign of partnership and connecting with others. So, how does the planet of self/self-assertion act when it wears the clothes of social grace and social interaction?
Mars in Libra is motivated to initiate relationships. He wants to meet people and do what needs to be done to attract others. However, it can be quite a frustrating conundrum. The self get’s lost in what he may perceive to be the appropriate response as opposed to the authentic response. Authenticity. That’s a word that comes up a lot. It’s not Libra’s strong suit. This time period may be marked with the challenge to see through the veneer of social graces and pleasantries.
Libra is actually a bit of a control freak and a stickler for doing things a certain way. But he has difficulty when he’s working with Mars. It’s as if Libra wants to connect with something larger than itself. Not in the Pisces way of emotional entanglements and empathy. It’s more of a someone than a something.
Mars in Libra is mulling over the options, taking into consideration other people and their needs. The preservation of relationships and interaction trumps self interest. Mars still has goals and aims in Libra. But the means of acquiring them are less direct and more coded. The aesthetic sensitivity of Libra can become deceit with Mars. The actual goals and aims of Mars can be hidden behind the smiles and social graces of Libra.
So, with all of that being said, while Mars transits Libra, we will all be challenged to take into consideration other people and their needs in a particular area of our lives. Our impulsiveness may be curtailed requiring thought before action, as well as using reason to deliberate over the right path to take.
Mars won’t act uninhibited. He has Uranus in Aries to contend with, which is the poster child for erratic and vigilant self interest. The tug of war between self and other takes on volatile expression. And while he’d like to remain detached and use the power of his mind, Jupiter in Cancer magnifies the emotional ebb and flow of our moods. We will experience conflict around honoring our feelings, even when they are subject to change. And how can we do that within the context of feeling driven to remain detached? The pull of our emotions will be strong. We will all be learning to deal with both our need for emotional expression and our drive for right action.
Pluto in Capricorn hooks into a battle of wills with Mars in Libra. Pluto in Capricorn is exposing the foundation of every area of our lives. Is it a sound foundation, or are there cracks in it making it inefficient? Mars in Libra is known for skimming the surface, yet Pluto won’t go for that. How can we deal with the decay of what we thought was solid and secure while maintaining a sense of grace and allure? How can we take into consideration the needs of others when they are in a slow, but constant, state of flux and transformation?
Venus in Capricorn will be along for the ride during a large portion of Mars transit of Libra. She will be square Mars in Libra and also ruling (being the boss of) Mars in Libra since Libra is the sign of Venus. As mentioned in the post linked above, Venus in Capricorn wants relationships of substance based upon mutual goals and long term commitment. Venus wants a love built on a solid foundation, that will stand the test of time. Mars in Libra just wants a relationship. Preferably one that looks good. You can see the problem here. I’ll go more in depth in a future post.
So, with Mars being in a sign that he doesn’t bode well in, and being challenged by some other planetary heavy weights, we’re in for a rocky 7 months. April 22, 2014 is the peak of this energetic sh!tstorm. But we’ll get a nice taste toward the end of December 2013 and the beginning of January 2014.
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In the 2014 Outlook, among other topics, I wrote about Venus in Capricorn as one of the dominant themes of 2014. Venus has already entered Capricorn as of November 5, 2013 to stay until March 5, 2014. That is exactly 4 months, and is so long due to a retrograde that begins December 21, 2013. In this post, I’ll talk about the sign Capricorn, the planet Venus, and how we may experience this extended transit.
Capricorn is a Cardinal Earth sign. Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) initiate and take the lead in the realm of their element. They like to be in control. Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn), are concerned with mundane reality and the resources needed to function here. Whereas Taurus is about physical survival and the resources needed to survive, and Virgo is about the functional reality of daily living; Capricorn is about rules the structures that underlie it all and how it all works together.
Capricorn follows Sagittarius. Sagittarius’ primary aim is to attribute meaning to the experiences that make up his life. His awareness of there being a meaning to life challenges him to master and balance his animal nature with his higher philosophical mind. Once he gains an understanding of the way life works, he can take that perspective and use it as a motivation for direction in his life. This is where we meet Capricorn.
A life that has meaning is a life with a purpose. This is what elevates humanity from it’s animal nature whose common fate is death (Scorpio), to the ability to find meaning in each of life’s experiences, even death (Sagittarius), to the chance to live beyond death by living a purpose filled life that establishes a legacy for all who come after.
Capricorn has a strong sense of drive and purpose. She wants to be someone important in this world. With conviction, she has taken life by the horns and steadily steers it toward her goal. Patience, pragmatism, and practicality color her actions as life challenges her to live with integrity.
Capricorn doesn’t go after something just because she wants it. She sees the long view and understands the implications and consequences of choosing one path over the other. Capricorn uses strategy and perseverance to carry her to success. For her, everyone and everything has its proper role and it’s proper place in the order of things, and she sees it as her purpose to put things, and sometimes people, in their proper place.
This tendency can make Capricorn authoritative and hungry for power and influence in the established hierarchies of life. But, being ruled by Saturn reminds Capricorn that anything worth having takes time and requires a plan followed by hard work. You only get what you put in, nothing more, nothing less, says Saturn, the lord of karma.
All in all, Capricorn grounds the philosophies and idealism of Sagittarius in everyday life through application and practicality. The evolved Capricorn expression has a strong moral code that is practiced with moral integrity, leadership, and skill.
Now that we have an understanding of the sign Capricorn, let’s talk about Venus and then integrate the two so we can get a picture of what we will be dealing with for the next 4 months.
Venus is generally said to be about relationships, love, money, and values. It’s a culturally subjective interpretation that overlooks the essence of Venus’ energy and purpose in our lives.
Venus’ purpose in our lives is to enrich our experience. To enrich something means to make it better, to elevate it, and to improve it’s quality. What enriches our lives more than art? What enriches our lives more than love, for which much of the art in the world is made?
Venus works within the function of a thing and adds form to it. It says here are shoes, meant to cover the feet, and protect them from the elements. Now, let’s add fur and dye it pink to make it warmer and more beautiful. Of course, beauty is a subjective thing.
Venus represents the pleasure principle. Pleasure is only possible when we transcend our innate survival urge. It’s hard to think about the joy of 1000 count percale cotton sheets when you are hungry and haven’t eaten in days. Nor can one relish in the warmth and beauty of sunlight for hours on end when there are predators in the wait, ready to attack once we let our guard down.
More than what we need, Venus represents what we like, what we find beautiful, what gives us pleasure.
Regarding relationships, Venus represents our social selves. Venus shows how we interpret the cultural zeitgeist. It shows what we perceive to be the appropriate way to behave in relationship to the people around us. It’s very much aware of and sensitive to the reactions and responses to other people. Thus, Venus shows how we relate to other people based on our personal tastes.
We see now that even personal taste is based on what we find beautiful and pleasurable. And what we find beautiful and pleasurable is dependent upon what we think is acceptable. Pleasure is socially defined, as is beauty.
Given this new understanding of Venus, what does it mean when Venus transits Capricorn?
Venus in Capricorn enriches life’s experience through committed and purposed relationships. She wants a relationship that serves a purpose through shared goals. She scoffs at relationships based upon overly romantic displays of self serving love. Leave that to Venus in Leo. Besides, love is more than a concept or theory for her. Love is something that can be shown and experienced through concrete, well thought out action.
During Venus’ transit through Capricorn, we will all be less reactionary, less frivolous, and more calculated and focused on goals and outcomes in our relationships. Those who have Venus in Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) may find this energy difficult.
Fire sign Venuses thrive on passion and excitement which inevitably waxes and wanes. Venus in Capricorn requires love that stands the test of time. She sticks it out when times get rough.
Air sign Venuses (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) relate with idealism and detachment from emotional connection. They may find Venus in Capricorn’s insistence upon a practical approach to relationships boring and uninspiring.
Water sign Venuses (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) may find Venus in Capricorn’s need for stability a welcome environment that provides the security they desire.
Earth sign Venuses (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) will be right at home with Venus in Capricorn’s pragmatic approach, high standards, and commitment to excellence in both love and in style.
Venus in Capricorn orients herself in a way that allows her to be classy, elegant, and influential according to society’s standards. Trends that come and go with the season are not her thing. She stays with what works regardless of what is popular or in style.
Her style of dress is timeless. She desire quality over quantity. Better to buy a well made jacket cut in a classic silhouette that she’ll be able to wear for years to come, than to buy the latest fad whipped up in the cheapest fabric for the cheapest price. It’ll be in the trash by the end of the season.
Capricorn has expensive taste. And unchecked it can all be for show, to feign influence and power. But the essence of Venus in Capricorn is the perfect balance of form and function. It works AND it looks good. That goes for clothes and style, as well as love and relationships.
As for pleasure, Capricorn is an Earth sign. So, sensual experience is not lost on her. But she is not the one to flaunt what she has. Remember, she’s a classy lady. She show’s just enough to get your interested. Plus, she’s more likely to attract (or be attracted to) a lover who comes correct with a long term plan for the success of their lives and relationship.
If you don’t have a plan for your relationship, it’s time to get one. When Venus conjuncts Pluto (the day of and leading up to November 15, 2014 as well as January 26, 2014 – February 1, 2014) it is a time when the underlying structure of our relationships will be exposed in a personal way.
Capricorn doesn’t deal with weak foundations. Matter of fact, Venus in Capricorn spends her time establishing a solid foundation for her relationships that insures success. And Pluto comes along to expose what is already there but is hidden in plain sight.
Venus in Capricorn doesn’t get into any relationship for the sake of the relationship itself. Venus relates for success. She’s in it to win it! And she won’t commit if she’s unsure of the outcome. So, she needs to be wooed in the best way.
We can all use this time to take the lead in establishing a solid foundation for what we desire.
When Venus is retrograde from December 21, 2013 – January 31, 2014, that will be the time where we can go back to shore up the foundations of what we say we want in life and relationships. We can revisit those things that were established on shaky ground and decide whether we want to continue to invest our time or if it’s better to move on to something more appropriate to our tastes and more conducive to the attainment of our goals.
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I’ve already filled in my astro calender for 2014 with all the major events occurring. In many ways, we are setting the stage for a year of dynamic challenges the empower us to make changes. Same as every other year, right? Not quite. The year 2014 is the apex of the evolutionary energies that were officially initiated around 2008.
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Venus’s last long term residency in a sign was in 2012 when she stayed for awhile in Gemini. That was a time of intense indecision around our relationships and partnerships. Saturn was in Libra so there was lots of pressure to do the right thing while presented with many distractions options. We survived that! Jupiter was also in Gemini, so there was some serious information overload going on.
This time, Venus will transit Capricorn. Pluto is also in Capricorn, so they will meet a few times.
Venus rules what we like, how we relate, and what we make of social norms/rules. In Capricorn it’s about it’s about making the rules. Capricorn wants to follow tradition and even begin new traditions that pay homage to those who have come before us.
Venus in Capricorn likes relationships where roles are defined, commitment is stable,long term, and foundations are solid. She’ll be contending with some planetary heavyweights in order to make this happen.
Good luck Venus!
Venus Retrograde 28’58 Capricorn – December 21, 2013
Venus Direct 13 Capricorn – January 31 2014
Nodes from Scorpio/Taurus to Libra/Aries
Beginning February 18, 2014
Since October 2012, the nodes have occupied Scorpio and Taurus. This is about holding on and letting go of those things that are comfortable and familiar in order to evolve and grow to the next level. Once the nodes switch out of Scorpio/Taurus, we’ll collective get out of our feelings and into our heads as we take a sensible approach to relationships.
The focus in 2014 is back on relationships, similarly to 2011 when Saturn was in Libra. The South Node in Aries shows how and where we are comfortable asserting ourselves and our personal agendas. Libra North Node encourages us to balance that as we take into consideration the desires and needs of others. But all in balance though.
This means that we will begin to have eclipses in Libra and Aries.
This year is all about Libra, as that is the sign common to many of the predominate configurations. Mars is what we desire. It’s how we go about getting what it is that we want. Mars spent several months in Virgo between November 2011 and July 2013. We focused our energy on organizing creating systems and methodologies. We criticized and found fault when we felt threatened or were angry.
Mars in Libra wants to initiate relationship. Libra is about doing what is right, what is socially acceptable. Libra wants a fair analysis of a situation and to rule justly. But Mars in Libra is indecisive. It will weigh all the options. ALL the options, and can see the pros and cons of them all.
Mars in Libra has commitment issues. That ought to be fun and entertaining to watch him go back and forth while Venus in Capricorn just wants to take her time and establish a secure partnership.
Wherever Libra is where we seek an identity affirming reflection of ourselves. It’s where we are indecisive because we want to do the right thing. Libra is where we relate and connect as a means to navigate social and cultural norms. You know, social pleasantries. Not the soul binding, emotionally intense connections of Scorpio, but the relationships that look good and sound good on paper. Libra tends to avoid the ugly stuff, the things that expose the vulnerability of human beings.
While Mars is in Libra, we’ll all be using our energy to weigh the pros and cons, and figure out what the right things to do in our lives.
Mars Retrograde 27 Libra – March 2, 2014
Mars Direct 9 Libra – May 19, 2014
Uranus, Pluto, and the Cardinal Grand Cross of April 2014
Exact April 22, 2013, building all of April
Uranus and Pluto have been going back and forth in Aries and Pluto respectively for several years now. However, in April Mars in Libra and Jupiter in Cancer will join the party as they all arrive at 13 degrees of their respective signs. This energy will dominate the first 4 months of the year.
In the most simple terms, the Cardinal Grand Cross that is exact April 22, 2013 challenges us to break free while taking others and their feelings into consideration. We must deal with evolving definitions of power and authority.
Uranus in Aries (the rebellious child) wants us to break free from limiting structures that hold back from being our own heroes and our own boss.
Pluto in Capricorn (the grim reaper) seeks to expose the week spots in the foundation of every structure in our lives. He wants to show us how and where we’ve given our power away. He fights with Uranus as we reclaim our power.
Mars in Libra (too many options, can’t decide what to call him opposes Uranus challenging us to fight to find the right balance between self and other, doing what is right and doing what is right for self, being in relationship and maintaining an individual sense of self. He fights for control with Pluto because Pluto doesn’t care if it’s pretty or nice, it wants the low down dirty the truth.
Jupiter in Cancer (big mama) completes the Grand Cross. He gives us hope as we connect more to our roots, our past, and our families. He argues with Pluto over whether emotional security or material security is more important, whether we should focus on the past or establish a new legacy.
Jupiter tiffs with Uranus because Jupiter wants to remain with the comfortable and familiar while Uranus throws the baby out with the bath water. Uranus thinks all change is good.
Jupiter goes toe to toe with Mars in Libra. He wants to be fair and impartial while Jupiter wants to feel all the feelings and figure out what they mean.
These planets all locked in a big square and cross can be paralyzing on one hand. But on the other hand they can churn out a dynamic current of energy that forces us to make critical change in our life.
Uranus square Pluto also on December 15, 2014 at 12 degrees Aries and Capricorn
Jupiter from Cancer to Leo
Beginning July 16, 2014
While Jupiter is in Cancer, we are deepening bonds with our tribe, exploring our past, and getting a clear picture of how and where we need nurturing and to feel like we belong. Our moods are magnified and our feelings larger bigger than life beckoning us to explore them deeper and deeper.
Once Jupiter leaves Cancer and enters Leo in July, we will be ready to separate from the pack and stand out as especially talented individuals. We’ll seek out our audience and be ready for applause. Wherever Leo manifests in your life is where your heart is It’s where you are proud, passionate, talented and can easily get a bruised ego. It’s where you need admiration and attention to keep your confidence high. Jupiter will magnify all of these things so that we can find meaning in them and allow them to inform our worldview.
Saturn in Scorpio and Sagittarius
December 23, 2014
Saturn spends all of 2014 in Scorpio until the very end of the year when he dips into Sagittarius for a few months stay.
Saturn in Scorpio has been a rough experience. Bringing our subconscious fears and deepest motivations to the surface, we have been challenged to examine our desires and why we want them. In Scorpio, Saturn requires nothing but absolute surrender to the power of transformation. Yet, the exposure of our most sacred vulnerabilities has made this hard.
Once Saturn enter Sagittarius, the energy moves from feeling to action, water to fire. Here, Saturn wants us to integrate the experiences we had during his tenure in Scorpio into a worldview that is authentic to our personal experiences.
Saturn in Sagittarius will expose where we have been dogmatic and have refused to seek out truth. He will show us where we have believed what we have been told or taught without thorough examination. Ask yourself, what are the structures that shore up my belief system? Where did they come from? Have I journeyed to discover my personal truth? Why do I believe what I believe?
Wherever Sagittarius manifests in our lives is where we are restless and seek adventure. It is where we grow tired of the familiar seek out new experiences that expand our worldview beyond tradition and what has always been done.Posted in astrology | Tagged 2014, astro forecast, capricorn, libra, Mars, Pluto, Sagittarius, Saturn, scorpio, Uranus, Venus | Leave a comment
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As mentioned in Scorpio!…, November 1, 2013 marks the 4th of 7 square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. I have yet to write about this in any detail. During the very first of these squares back in June of 2012, I was giving birth. My son has this exact in his chart, on the angles.
Much has been written about this era defining astrological aspect out in the astrological interwebs. However, I have yet to come across a comprehensive look at how it manifests on the personal level.
Uranus and Pluto are both generation defining planets. That means that they occupy the same sign for an entire generation. Uranus for about 7 years and Pluto for 12-28 years.
The sign Uranus occupies in your natal chart shows how you and your generation seek to liberate humanity tradition and move humanity forward in an ideal way. It’s where you rebel, where you’re a revolutionary.
The sign Pluto occupies in your chart shows how you and your generation transform a certain aspect of life and society in order to manifest it as more authentic and evolved than it was before. It’s where you encounter dynamics of power and control and where the collective cultural shadow manifests in a personal way.
Since 2008, Pluto in Capricorn has been exposing the cracks in the foundation of the structures that uphold society. Capricorn rules government, power hierarchies, and the rules that make society function.
Wherever Capricorn is in the natal chart is where you are traditional and tend to rely upon established methods to get things done. It’s where you are challenged to follow the rules and think about the long term implications of your goals and actions.
Uranus has been in Aries first in 2010, then to stay in 2011. Here, Uranus has awakened the drive to break free from all that has constrained the individual. Aries rules the hero and the vigilante. It is the force of life that seeks to perpetuate itself through pure drive as it thrusts towards it’s aim.
Wherever Aries is in your chart is where you act first and think later.It’s where you are uniformly in sync with your desires and act as if your life depended upon their actualization. In short, it’s where you say, “Me, me, me! ”
Uranus in Aries square Pluto and Capricorn is both an internal and external conflict that pits unbridled self interest against deep structural transformation on the societal level. It’s dynamic nature urges us to find a solution in our personal lives as well as a means to function as a society.
So, just how do these two planets function in the personal level? What is it that it’s being asked of us?
Most importantly, Uranus is the faster moving planet by a long shot. Pluto will only be half way through Capricorn by the time Uranus leaves Aries for Taurus in 2018. And at that time Uranus and Pluto will be working towards similar aims.
With that said, Uranus is in the forefront while Pluto chips away at the foundation behind the scenes. There is a irresistible sense of urgency where Uranus in Aries moves through our lives. Aries wants what it wants and it wants it now. Uranus is erratic and sudden. It breaks free when the critical mass of restraint becomes too much all at once.
This is where we feel like busting loose. There is no patience, only resistance and force. This bundle of energy is hard to control. And unchecked, it can wreck havoc by throwing the baby out with the bath water. Aries has no respect for authority that isn’t earned with a show of heroic strength.
The rebellious nature of both Uranus and Aries is kept in check by Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto is a slow churning energy, the kind that always wins. Uranus can’t keep up because in Aries, he soon burns out.
Pluto is like the gatekeeper for change. He requires authenticity and will not give Uranus what he wants without paying a toll. While we have an inner sense of urgency to empower ourselves towards our desires, we must mind Pluto.
How do we mind Pluto?
We must be willing to let go. We must be willing to expose those things that inhibit change and transformation.
Where does the cultural current of power and hierarchy intersect with our personal lives?
Yes, there are corrupt power structures “out there”. But how does it manifest on a personal level? Where have we played the part of maintaining the status quo at the expense of authentic, self empowered action?
Uranus in Aries is ready to give up the past and live now. Yet, Pluto will not allow us to forgo the past. He will expose all of the skeletons in our closets. What comprises the foundation of our lives that unconsciously informs our present way of functioning?
The question then becomes, from what are we truly breaking free? Is it an external oppressor? Or are we held captive by our own shadow?
We can not free ourselves from any external oppressor until we shine the light of truth on own own shadow. We must free ourselves from the ways in which we unconsciously act as agents of bureaucracy and the established way if doing things no matter how outworn they may be.
Then and only then can we be free in the ways that Uranus in Aries beckons us to be. Aries has no concept of past or future. Only now. Yet, it is the past that imprisons us and the future for which we live.
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