MERCURY GOES DIRECT
All this year it seems like we're experiencing two things at once. On Saturday October 25, Mercury went direct in Libra. This gives many of us a sigh of relief because the retrograde was very powerful. We can rest easy because Mercury won't be retrograde again for the rest of this year 2014.
BUT NOW MARS CHANGES SIGNS
Attention Cardinal Signs, Mars, planet of outgoing energy went into Capricorn, the sign that says "I Use", on Sunday, October 26th. It will stay there until December 4, 2014. So, if you're a Capricorn, Aries, Cancer or Libra, or if you have any planets in those signs, think of it as a good time to practice patience, compassion, and unconditional love. This is not the time to push your agenda, or to be impulsive with your movements.
MARS IN CAPRICORN
Back in the day when I first started studying astrology I was taught that Mars, the outgoing planet of energy was happy when it was in Capricorn, the sign that says "I Use". The two are compatible because both are goal oriented and work together to accomplish things. But later in life I observed that sometimes we can push to hard, or struggle to be right while making someone else wrong. The push becomes a shove that comes back in full force, as we go against the grain, or pick on someone who can push back harder. Years of listening to stories from clients about accidents or injuries created when the person was not paying attention, made me change my mind about Mars in Capricorn. Of course for the person who stays centered and mindful of his or her surroundings, this could be the best time in their life. So for the Cardinal Signs especially:
CAPRICORN: Focus on personal goals while being patient with people who aren't moving as quickly as you think they should be. Afterall you're the one with the Mars transit...not them!
ARIES: Treat all authority figures with respect. This is especially true if they have the power to make a decision for or against you. Drive within the speed limits and watch what you say when you're emotionally triggered.
CANCER: Realize that other people can be sensitive too. Do your best to make connections because you don't live in this world alone. Cutting people off hurts you as well as them.
LIBRA: Use Mars energy to rearrange the furniture, or do a thorough house cleaning. Then you don't have to fear having guests over for the holidays. Relax, have fun and enjoy yourself.
Your good mood will effect others in positive ways.
FOR THE REST OF US
Or should I say rest of you! Because I have two planets in Cancer, Libra Rising and Libra Moon so Mars will be aspecting all of them. However for Taurus and Virgo Mars will be trining your Sun and it will seem like everything is falling into your lap. Same is true for Scorpios and Pisceans, as you will be receiving a sextile aspect which brings good things from the people you know. Now for everyone else...Gemini's can breathe a sigh of relief as Mars moves away from an opposition. Aquarius and Leo you're in the clear for now, as your Mars transit will happen on Dec. 5th. Have no fear, it's all good. It's not what's happening but your reaction to it that really matters. If we took the advice from the wise ones, we'd all be centered and focused and moving around in a peaceful state of mind.
With Mars in Capricorn, the winter sign, we can expect lower temperatures and maybe even some snow! Right now I'm trying to remember when I welcomed snow...many Moons ago.
Snow meant sledding and snow days when school would be closed. We would shovel and play and play and shovel, not minding the cold and hating it when grandmother would call us in to get warm and dry out our mittens. It's different now that I've moved into the mountains. Snow means no driving, stocking up for potential blackouts, cleaning off windshields with chemicals (who knows what's in them?) Slipping and sliding and cursing the maintenance men for not cleaning off your steps. When the Farmer's Almanac predicted that this winter would be worse than the last I made a wish that at least this time they could be wrong. Then I looked in my ephemeris and saw Mars going into Capricorn (winter) then into Aquarius (still winter) and I started imaging that I was on a cruise ship in the blue Carribbean Water, sitting on the deck, watching the night skies. I still have my imagination and can be anywhere I choose to be. Love You, All, Ayesha