MARS IN RELATIONSHIP

“The caterpillar destroys its own environment to become a pupa and then a butterfly. The caterpillar and the butterfly are both beautiful structures, but in the middle is Chaos, a space and time for Transformation.”  Bruce Lipton

           Mars is often considered the “trigger” in any given relationship. It “energizes” whatever planet and sign with which it is in relationship. This year has seen it almost as much discussed by astrologers as the famous Pluto-Saturn-Jupiter triad all in the sign of Capricorn, since Mars sends a bolt of energy into whatever it relates to. Currently in the sign of Aries, its partner in traditional astrology, its energy level is especially high. Thus, one might consider – as some are – that the challenging relationship this month between said triad and this activator planet is potentially devastating. From a personality perspective that might even be true, and agreed, we are all still humans living a personality existence.

          But the Soul loves a challenge and all three of the triad planets are expressing themselves on the highest, most spiritual level this month. Saturn’s chronic burdens are lightened; Pluto’s depressed darkness is also lightened. (Different form of “light!”) And while Jupiter gets more serious, it is still more spiritual. At the same time, Mars is entering into a blessing relationship with the Sun, first in Leo then in Virgo, making Mars something of a fulcrum point this month. Sun in Leo joining hands with Mars in Aries is as powerful as it gets and can send enough energy into the unusually receptive triad of planets that they could potentially change this painful initiation into a time of Enlightenment, bringing it down to earth when the Sun shifts into Virgo. Make no mistake, this is a time of initiation for humanity and accepting the challenge upon us as a potential for transformation rather than crying out in complaint, is nothing more than attitude.

 Everyone: The last few days of August are full of blessings on many levels, far more blessings than challenges.

ARIES

MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Planet: Mercury

Dynamic: You have the energy and the support to get the job done.

Direction: Count your blessings.

Soul Thought: Life is a blessing.

LEO

JULY 22 – AUG 22
Planet: Sun

Dynamic: The possibility is to go from inspired to practical.

Direction: Inspiration applied to daily Life.

Soul Thought: How to bring a dream into reality.

SAGITTARIUS

NOV 20 – DEC 21
Planet: Earth

Dynamic: Partnerships may be a little rough early in the month.

Direction: Peace is coming, especially if you help it along.

Soul Thought: Peace is always coming.

TAURUS

APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Planet: Vulcan

Dynamic: Extra spark early in the month can help you through the whole month.

Direction: Make sure the spark stays inside, doesn’t explode.

Soul Thought: When to conserve and when to use well is the question.

VIRGO

AUGUST 22 – SEPT 21
Planet: Moon

Dynamic: You have the chance to experience it all every month.

Direction: You can instigate others to experience more than they might have anticipated.

Soul Thought: “I’m not crazy, I’m just not you!” Book title.

CAPRICORN

 DEC 21 – JAN 20
Planet: Saturns

Dynamic: You are shoulder-to-shoulder with destiny.

Direction: And you are in a strong place to respond; look for it.

Soul Thought: Doesn’t mean it’s easy.

GEMINI

MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Planet: Venus

Dynamic: It’s time to use all you’ve learned on intuitive levels.

Direction: The road is clear.

Soul Thought: Within and without.

LIBRA

SEPT 21  –  OCT 21
Planet:Uranus

Dynamic: If you intend to buy or sell, do it by mid-month.

Direction: After mid-month ponder it instead.

Soul Thought: “The reason most people fail instead of succeed is they trade what they want most for what they want at the moment.” Napoleon Bonaparte

AQUARIUS

JAN 20 – FEB 20
Planet: Jupiter

Dynamic: Granted there are some challenges out there, cosmic and personal.

Direction: When you respond, think of everyone else.

Soul Thought: We all get our turn.

CANCER

JUNE 20 – July 22
Planet: Neptune

Dynamic: A beautifully devotional time can be had.

Direction: What are you devoted to?

Soul Thought: What is devotion?

SCORPIO

OCT 21 – NOV 20
Planet:Mars

Dynamic: It’s all about you this month.

Direction: Make sure it’s all about Good.

Soul Thought: Goodness is Godness.

PISCES

FEB 20 – MARCH 21
Planet: Pluto

Dynamic: It might feel like a plague of locusts.

Direction: Remember the salvation part of the story.

Soul Thought: A way to control locusts is to grow crops they don’t like.