Lest you’ve become fearful that all of the Piscean energy in the sky right now may make you want to simply drown in your own bathtub as Mars charges into Sagittarius—HOLD ON!
While it’s true that Mercury joined the Sun, Neptune, Chiron, and the South Node in Pisces on March 4—and that Venus will rendezvous with them on March 11–this preponderance of Piscean energy in the sky until March 19 may be tempered somewhat by Mars’ entrance into Sagittarius…
Before you allow yourself to succumb to sitting by the river and watching it all wash away downstream, or to fantasies of rowing out into the ocean in despair, remember that Mars represents the PERSONAL WILL…
When Mars charges into Sagittarius, ruled by the planet Jupiter, he’s got A LOT of potential energy. The kind of energy that represents the wind behind your sails. The kind of energy (forgive me here, guys!) with which a baby propels herself out of the womb and into the world wailing and screaming as she takes her first breath of air…
Remember that Piscean energy loves to play the victim or the martyr. When Mars enters the fray, galloping forward on his Sagittarian steed, sword held high, is he fighting an imaginary foe (like Don Quixote, or, um, some of our Republican presidential candidates), or is he championing a cause for which he has just reason to do so?
The choice is always ours to make. Piscean energy needs to be grounded in order to wipe away the cobwebs of illusion that may perpetuate its need to swim back into the safety of the womb and escape there forever.
When Mars Charges Into Sagittarius Is He For Or Against?
The abundant Piscean energy in the sky right now—at least until the Sun moves into Aries on March 19—is about dreaming and seeding our visions. This will be echoed by the upcoming Pisces New Moon/Solar Eclipse on Tuesday March 8, which may or may not add a jolt of the unexpected to this energy (more about this anon.)
Mars provides us the oomph behind anything we do that involves expressing our personal will, which is to say freedom of choice and movement. Problem is whether or not Mars will come charging in fast and push all that Piscean energy further downstream and over the falls, or whether his strength can be harnessed for something both more powerful and more profitable in terms of expediting karmic soul growth.
Mars in Sag likes to rally behind a cause. Sagittarius is the archetypal energy that CAN represent expansion of consciousness, including expansion of one’s philosophy of life—be that philosophy coalesced around religion, law, and/or education–in an open all-inclusive way.
We may choose to place Mars in charge of testing our dreams’ potential capability for survival in the REAL world, or we may allow the warrior god to defend our victim or savior status quo stance…
POSITIVE USE OF MARS IN SAGITTARIUS
Positive Use of Mars In Sagittarius
High side use of Mars in Sagittarius energy could be implementing the desire to learn more, expand one’s philosophical environs, entertain others’ ideas, and to corral the current Piscean energy in a way that allows it to flow in the most positive of directions: self-love.
Or, Mars might just as easily rally to the cause of keeping one’s ears plugged while humming a tune in order to block out hearing others’ points of views or philosophies. In this case, he’d work against the all that Piscean energy right now by simply buying into it and pushing it into a pit of sorrow where one might wallow in one’s despair or perceived victimization.
Should we find that Mars moves some of us quickly in the direction of rigidly defending our philosophies, rather than providing us with the internal strength to entertain ideas other than our own, we might want to consider how we came to believe these ideas in the first place…
Mars’ entrance into Sagittarius now may aid us to jettison our woundedness in terms of our externally influenced belief system in order to build from an even stronger foundation of core beliefs–eventually.
Mars hops into the Sagittarian saddle until May 27, when he reenters Scorpio again (after stationing retrograde @ 8 degrees Sagittarius on April 17. He will spend an inordinately long time in Scorpio–where he will be asking for transformation again–but more on that another time…)
So where does it benefit each of us most to use our incredible reserves of martial strength to move us forward in our lives in positive ways–including toward better understanding our own beliefs? And, all the while, how can we be mindful of whether these beliefs rest upon Piscean illusions, Jupiterian/Sagittarian ideals, or a more reality-based integration of the two?
Anything less than this kind of questioning now may represent Mars’ trampling of others’ beliefs in the name of occupying the title the world’s greatest victim or martyr. Each of us decides his or her own fate–the universe simply provides continuous opportunities for such choices to be made…and right now we’re being given one of them…
“There’s no time to lose, I heard her say
Catch your dreams before they slip away
Dying all the time
Lose your dreams
And you will lose your mind…”
Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones
Ruby Tuesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvp6gseKJS8
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