Tread Lightly as the Moon Meets with Mars and Saturn

The Astrology

  • The Sun in Mars-managed Scorpio is facing (opposing) retrograde Uranus in Venus-managed Taurus.
  • The Moon in its waning, balsamic phase in Venus-managed Libra is in position to quarrel (squaring) with Saturn in Capricorn.
  • Mars in Venus-managed Libra is quarreling (squaring) with Saturn in Capricorn.

The Vibe is TREAD LIGHTLY

Today, I want to tie up loose ends. Maybe this is my response to the energy of Mars (cutting), Saturn (creating structure and leading), and the Moon (emotional energy).

If you’ve been reading my astrology notes for awhile, you know that I tend to focus on positive rather than negative thoughts. I see no point in sending out scary messages. I also make a concerted effort to remind you that you are the driving force in your life. I don’t try to predict what will happen, because doing that would be equivalent to spinning straw into gold, which is impossible. What I can do is share what I’ve learned about the art and craft of astrology, and sometimes I can share a story that coincides with planetary occurrences.

Loose end #1: Having said that, there are times when I’ll make you aware of strong energy that has a high probability of causing problems, like the Mars to Saturn square that is building now. This aspect will correspond with some people experiencing fear, anger, or aggressiveness in their interactions with others. Everyone won’t have encounters with others that result in those feelings. Some people will, though.

Loose end #2: The reason I can say some people will experience the negative energies of anger, fear, etc., and others won’t is because the transiting planets (where planets are in the sky on any given day) interact with each individual’s personal alignment of planets (where the planets were at the time of birth) in different ways, and sometimes, not at all.

When transiting planets are closely aligned with an individual’s personal planetary alignment, situations and events that are foretold by the transiting planets are more likely to unfold in someone’s life. For example, if you’re birthday is near this date, October 26, (or your personal planets are close to the degree of a transiting planet) you are more likely to experience some of the things or have feelings similar to what I write about. If the transiting planets are only indirectly aligned with your personal planetary alignment, then you may only hear about or see things, or have no knowledge at all of events that are perfectly described by the planets–accidents, fights, arguments, etc.

Loose end #3: When you do have personal experiences that parallel in some way what the planets are doing, you have free will to choose your attitude and behaviors. No one can tell you how to feel or what will happen to you if you pay attention to your own guidance system: your emotions.

Loose end #4: Your emotions will guide you to the right choice every single time. This can be confusing, because from childhood until we die, we’re trained to do what makes others feel good. We’re trained to ignore how we feel and, instead, to do what’s necessary to make someone else feel better. Inciting negative emotions in others for the sake of dis-empowering and/or controlling them is a destructive abuse of power. You’ll be less vulnerable to power plays when you see emotional manipulation for what it is and follow your own guidance.

As Above, So Below

While there’s a lot of potential for negative thinking and behaviors now, that’s not the only kind of energy that’s flowing around us. The Moon, Mars, and Uranus are working through Venus, because they’re in signs that Venus manages. Venus is associated with relationships, a balance of both giving and receiving, and equality within relationships. So, when we encounter challenges in relationships, the subtle energy of Venus can have a positive impact and soften or lessen tensions. If you’re around people and you observe some tension, try to remember that habits of mind can take you down a path you may prefer not to travel today. Then you can choose a different way through your day.

  • You may see, hear about, or be involved in some surprising events this weekend.
  • You may feel restless.
  • You may have an unexpected (welcome or unwelcome) “aha” moment of awareness.
  • You could meet someone who is very unusual by your own standards of what normal is.
  • You may decide to end some relationship with a person or group that you belong to.

Whatever happens in your life is happening so that you can make the next best decision/choice for yourself. I hope I’ve tread lightly in your experience of today.

Today’s Haiku

The heart liberates
from dark emotions, when freed
from anger’s shackles.

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Release the Past So the Future Can Shine

The Astrology

  • The 3rd Quarter Moon is in its own Cancer sign the first half of today and squaring the Sun in Libra as both the Moon and Sun move through the final degrees of their respective locals.
  • This waning Moon stays connected to Venus and Mercury in Scorpio, Saturn in Capricorn, and retrograde Uranus in Taurus until it moves into Leo midday.

The Vibe is RELEASE THE PAST AND EMBRACE WHO YOU ARE TODAY

The Moon helped shape how we track and understand time; it affects the ocean tides; it connects us with the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. It represents intuitive guidance. It’s the strong feminine energy that illuminates and rules throughout the night.

The Moon traveled through Cancer all weekend, drawing your attention to your emotional roots. You may have been able to reconnect with family and friends who feel like family on the weekend. Or perhaps memories that called forth strong emotions played a big role in your awake or nighttime hours. You might have felt strong emotions around what has changed about you and the life you’re living.

Memories of what was can have such a strong attraction that they hold you to a time, or place, or to people that can exist ONLY in memory.

The Moon in its disseminating phase releases its light. When the Moon squares the Sun, as it is today, there’s strong desire to let go, to relieve the tension that exists between what was and what is. The Moon in its powerful wisdom is demonstrating that only when the past is released can access be gained to peace of mind and to new joyful experiences.

When the Moon moves to Leo midday, its relationship with the Sun in Libra changes from stressful to helpful. There will be opportunities for you to show yourself and others who you are now.  Extract only the benefits from all that you’ve ever done or been in the past and let the rest go.

Today’s Haiku

It’s not mistakes but
Habits of mind that bind hearts
and tether spirits.