Major Planetary Note (MPN) and Basic Meaning of MPN
After nearly eight months of Mars (self-assertion, warrior and passion) being in self-effacing and masochistic Virgo, he is now in Libra until August 23. Astrologically speaking, men are NOT from Mars and women from Venus! In the world of the planets, every man has a Venus (yearning for love and connection) and every woman has a Mars (need to act independently). What happens when the alleged brute meets with the cultured diplomat? You get an ill-fitted suit, energetically speaking. Take the time to know what those smiles mean. If they come too easily, ask the next questions: What do you want? What exactly is your smile hiding? How have you provoked others to anger while enjoying their loss of control? Project much? These are all very valid questions while the warrior (and sometimes brutish) planet Mars traverses through peacemaker Libra. Simply don't be so reasonable that you don't stand up for yourself and your principles.
Thought Food (contemplate): Since last November, we have all been looking at survival from the intersection of healthy work relationships and our personal health. For the next six weeks, we are to put into practice what we've learned.
Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces): How can you survive psychologically, that is, knowing what your soul desires versus what others want from you?
Fire (Leo, Sag and Aries): How do you intentionally use your willpower to co-create your reality without running roughshod over the rest of us?
Earth signs (Virgo, Cap and Taurus): How can you give equal voices to your physical survival and need to have meaningful soul-to-soul bonds?
Air (Libra, Aquarius and Gemini: How can you know what you know while also giving equal attention to the needs of your spirit?
The pilot light to our spirits, Mars gives us the drive to act individually and intentionally. Without accepting the consequences of his actions and his effect upon others, Mars easily becomes the playground bully, abusive lover or borderline narcissistic co-worker. When in doubt, check your unity at the relationship door, and head for the exit!
Cancer, June 21-July 22, is initiating feeling (soul)
You feel as if you're doubling up on yourself. Well, you are. The planets conspire to make you even more other-directed, if that's even possible. Codependency alert! These next six weeks, Mars wears diplomat clothing in Libra. Until August 23, this fiery energy will be burning up your early patterns of relating. Setting limits may not be as fun as losing control in those intimate embraces, but being without boundaries is ill-advised. Think of yourself as a celebrity who needs a manager. You don't promote yourself because you'll give the store away. Don't like this message? Then don't give what you cannot afford to lose ... aka giving freely and cheerfully without attachment to what's given in return.
Scorpio, October 23-November 21, concentrating feeling (soul)
Unlike Cancer, you rarely lose boundaries as quickly as they do. If anything, you need to learn to relax your guards and defenses. With Mars in Libra energizing your 12th house of divine love, spiritual service and emotional surrender, you can find yourself in some pretty delicious states of soul. Live at the intersection of heaven and earth, soul and body. It will be as easy as it is for you to release your attachment to your penetrating mind. Must you know everyone's intentions? Instead of imaging what our motives are, participate in connecting through organizing a shared activity. Let the right one(s) in. Touch will be your best barometer of whom to trust. Anger and frustration lessen as you moderate your expectations. Remember, everyone does not have the same discipline over what they feel.