Wow! What a weekend? One of the things that I am the most amazed/amused by is how astrological aspects affect those of us (in this case MOI) that should know better. I knew that Mercury squared Uranus on Saturday. I also knew that Mercury would oppose Pluto on Sunday. I knew just how tough the weekend would be, but that did not prevent me from falling head first into my OWN idiot tailspin. At the time the ooze was leaking out of the sewer and permeating its way into my life, I did not even register the astrological aspects. Could this mean that on some level we all need to experience (even those of us that are astrologers) the astrological aspects? All planetary aspects have a lesson to teach us.
I needed to step back and relax. So, what is the big picture?
Since the end of the TV Season (May Sweeps), I have noticed that more people are venturing online or increasing their online activities in search of entertainment. Who can resist the unlimited flood of YouTube videos, a wallowing pool of useless (not mine, of course) online articles, social networks all of flutter with activity, or the stray peter tweeter? It can be quite the fun time. Of course moderation (which does not seem to exist right now) is a must! However, I have noticed an undercurrent of online nastiness, and being the “dutiful” astrologer, I needed to get to the roots of the matter. After all, nobody likes to battle the “Legion of Doom” — especially not a Superfriend!
Now, where is my astrological cape?
On June 16th, the day after the lunar eclipse in Sagittarius, Mars (the planet of aggression) moved to 26 Taurus. This degree of Taurus is the home of the fixed star Caput Algol (also known as Medusa’s head), which is considered one of the most evil of all the fixed stars. The interpretation by most horary and mundane astrologers is that Caput Algol literally can be translated to “off with your head.” In modern times, it means we lose it! We begin acting out and begin to feel a spirit of entitlement, or we become focused obsessively on one thing – our ego. Since we are discussing the planet Mars and the sign of Taurus (the I have sign), we are “fighting” for what is “ours”. Currently Mars is at 29 degrees of Taurus, which is the degree of another fixed star called “Alcyone”. This fixed star is often known as the “Weeping Sisters,” and it gives us something to “cry about”, and is known for its rather morose qualities. Generally, put the last few degrees of Taurus, are quite emotionally frustrating and especially with the aspects over the weekend (Mercury square Uranus, Mercury oppose Pluto) are harbingers of tension.
Moral of the Story: Never leave your astro superhero cape at the cleaners!
On Monday, Mars will move out of Taurus and into the free spirited air sign of Gemini. The expression of Mars will become more civilized, despite the fact that Mars (in the sign of the Twins) is rather erratic and hard to discipline. During Mars transit through Gemini, we need energetic communication of ideals, and if not properly expressed feel tense and restless. It is best to keep our minds fully engaged and inspired. Further, all old uncompleted projects that we have lost interest in will fall to the side, as we become engaged in more stimulating activities that recapture our passion. After all, every ending is the jump start on a new beginning!
Tarot Tune-Up: Shuffle your tarot deck and draw 3 cards. Ask yourself the following question — How can I best recapture my passions? Let me know what you pulled!