Mars Leaves Lollipop Libra For Secretive Planning-Your-Demise Scorpio

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"mars in scorpio"
This week. Hmm this week. Last week was SO DARK. The week, the weekend. I felt it. Crawling out of it. And let me tell you this week is better. I think this week is better. Why do I think this. Forget for a moment what we DO have. What we DO NOT have is a Full Moon, Mercury GOING retrograde, and a Mars Uranus opposition. Mars Uranus is VOLATILE and maybe nothing HAPPENED but many of us internalize this stuff. We feel it on the inside. Dark. Yucky. Angry. Impossible. THE END.

I know I know you could be an exception to this (hopefully not) but I think this week is easier.

Mars leaves lollipop Libra for secretive Scorpio. I’m TEASING! I’ve become a fan of Libra lately.  THANK YOU LIBRAS! Seriously. I probably have worked with Libra more than any other sign (is it so? Maybe).

But this is a significant shift!!! The focus becomes less on other people and more on our laser beam focused determination (which may be on a people yes it may be).

What is Scorpio? Aha wouldn’t you like to know???? Well, Jupiter is in Scorpio so there is a VERY Scorpio part of your life/chart/soul at this time!! And YES we will have a Mars Jupiter conjunction.

Remember that conjunctions are fusions. Conjunctions create a NEW BEING. It’s not Mars plus Jupiter. It’s not Jupiter plus Mars. It’s MARSJUPITER. What is MarsJupiter? What is MarsJupiter in Scorpio?

Mars is gonna take Jupiter in Scorpio and make it, well, it really depends where it is in YOUR CHART and what it’s doing to YOUR CHART. 

But in and of itself? I would use the word EXCESS here. Excessive force is possible. Excessive sexy. Excessive intense. Too much Mars? Hmm maybe.

Let’s use the gym as an example since I’m spending a lot of time there these days. On a Mars Jupiter day your energy will be HUGE. But in Scorpio? It will still be huge I think more precise. Fierce and precise and unstoppable. Pretty much.

SO. Somewhere in your chart this energy is coming. And coming. And coming.

Here’s some Mars Jupiter for you. The happy warrior.

"ronda rousey astrology"

Mars Conjunct Jupiter + What Is The Solution To The Crucifixion

"mars conjunct jupiter" From my Facebook

The Gods have to help us.
We cannot be expected to *do* this all – on our own —
so we pray, beseech, scream, cry.
And maybe they already are.
Maybe they already ARE doing everything — we just need to see.

I really should check transits.
Moon in Sagittarius.
Venus Neptune opposition.
Oh it’s a tsquare
AND Moon Saturn conjunction was this morning.
Tomorrow is the Mars Jupiter conjunction – energy. And piercing thoughts.
Mars Jupiter in super smart critical VIRGO.

I came home today, to my third floor walk-up with heavy bags of groceries including a gallon of water, cat litter of 7 lbs, bag of canned cat food, other stuff (people food, sort of), pretty much threw/dropped my heavy bags on the floor and promptly burst into tears
because of the wave of anger that I felt (my Mars is in Cancer – anger usually comes with water, tears) – anger and frustration and —

Feel a little more clear now, some clouds have cleared out –
but what remains is – not just the transit (Mars through my First House and Jupiter of course) but how to proceed – when by transit you’re caught in a Grand Cross.

I hadn’t really thought of it that way before — t tend to use wide orbs, stretch my degrees but — suddenly that part was clear – a cardinal Grand Cross stretching me tight across the skies (to paraphrase TS Eliot)

And being a Jew, I do not know the solution to the crucifixion. No wonder I was posting about the rosary this morning – and asking about Mysteries and the Adoration and other luminous words.
What IS the solution to the crucifixion? That’s what a Grand Cross is. You are pulled apart.

Because THAT is the answer, my answer.
And I do not know.

To die?
To get off the cross?

To just… gingerly (or not) step down as though it were possible all along, like the lady in the Eight of Swords can magically unbind her hands and remove her blindfold, leave the marshes behind and find herself transported to the Four of Wands, Ten of Pentacles, some beautiful land where the cooking is always good.

“Isn’t this your life? That ancient kiss still burning out your eyes.” (wrote Richard Hugo).

It’s a beautiful night to save lives (quoting Grey’s Anatomy this time). Tonight I think I’ll save mine.

(And that’s why I loved having sex with that guy so much (the boyfriend who left me or I left him I don’t’ even know anymore) because that was the physical correlative to THIS feeling. This feeling that drives the writing of a blog post LIKE THIS. I was able to take it outside my head. The danger though of course is the Three of Swords, Five of Cups, et al.)

A weekend card for us all: Four of Swords. Rest.


Venus Opposition Neptune: Transits for the Suffering

"mars trine pluto" Truth is there is much to look forward to this week, despite… YES despite whatever your current pain level.

Mars trine Pluto 
Mars conjunct Jupiter 
Venus in Virgo opposing Neptune 

I am grateful for the Venus Neptune because it will soften everything and I don’t mean lies and deception. I mean spirit talk, magic talk, psychic healing talk. And love. We need this after the Venus Saturn square. I don’t know why I’m fixated on the “talk” part of this. Oh. Venus is in Virgo, ruled by Mercury. Communications soften and open up.

AND, for those suffering, Mars Jupiter in Virgo trine Pluto will protect you, keep you smart and strong and not falling apart. Isn’t that a relief?

I’m sorry money’s tight and your boyfriend left you and the oven broke and the cat’s sick and “Isn’t this your life? That ancient kiss still burning out your eyes?” (quoting Richard Hugo).

Yeah. I don’t know what kind of transits you’re under, but compared to *my* transits this sky is heaven.


The Temperance Card: MIXOLOGY (The Stars Today, This Week)

Busy day for me and I am taking a blog break!

We are coming off a brutal (by my standards) heatwave in the Big City. Right now, amazing, I am sitting here with just my fan and am okay. Twenty degrees cooler than yesterday: BETTER. (Late breaking news flash: turned the air back on!)

As I type this, the Moon is now in CAPRICORN which could explain the BACK TO WORK feeling you are feeling (are you feeling it?).

Also, Mercury is NOW DIRECT in Cancer at 13 degrees. You may feel wobbly for a few days yet so take it easy, and I will take this advice myself. Mercury in Cancer communicates indirectly, silently, or not at all. Mixed messages, but not on purpose. CANCERS MEAN WELL even when they hide in their shell. They have delicate electricity and short circuit easily!

The other big news is water water everywhere: Mars in Cancer is TRINE Neptune and Saturn and I know the Moon in Capricorn will oppose (argue with!) Mars (and Jupiter) but I still think this is good energy for getting things done. IN FACT, even if how you feel now SUCKS, you are performing well under pressure (HELLO CAPRICORN). In fact, you’re ahead of schedule NO MATTER HOW YOU FEEL (yes I am yelling again) SO QUIT WORRYING AND HAVE ANOTHER HERBAL TEA (or whatever) ;)

Jupiter is past an exact trine to Neptune and Saturn but still in the mix far as I’m concerned. Mars and Jupiter together is big and brave and angry, but in Cancer? HOLDING IT IN AND ABOUT TO POP ANY SECOND and gaining on an opposition to power-struggle-loving PLUTO (not even going to mention the square to Uranus shh). Addicts have a hard week this upcoming week THEY NEED THEIR DRUGS. Dare you offer them hugs not drugs? Ha! Try it anyway. CANCERS WILL NEED YOUR HELP. EARTH PEOPLE PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR WATER FRIENDS THEY NEED YOU.

Okay, MoonPluto, one thing at a time. Don’t even think about the Cancer/Pluto opposition yet! Stay in the moment. This MOMENT IS TENSE AND INTENSE so what to do?

Are you feeling this? Feed Cancer. What does Cancer need? NUTRIENTS and a shoulder to cry on. Not a slap but a hug. TOUCH SOMEONE TODAY (well, a willing someone).

I pulled THE TEMPERANCE CARD for someone this morning, the angel alchemist doing his/her mixology and that’s my advice for you too today and into next week — COOPERATION, with yourself, with others. That’s how you get stuff done. A little of this a little of that. Don’t try to win today. Don’t try to win next week.  Mars will oppose Pluto next week. There WILL be a stand-off. Practice peace NOW and get your story straight. This energy is building already SO PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES EACH MORNING TO GROUND AND CENTER. Cancer is obsessed with roots so DIG IN.


Does this make sense? I know this post is a little all over the place but mainly what I’m trying to say is THERE IS A REASON YOU FEEL ALL OVER THE PLACE shhhhh turn off the lights, take a deep breath and..


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