LEO NEW MOON – 8/18/2020 – MARS SQUARE PLUTO, ONE OF THE MOST INTENSE ASPECTS OF THE YEAR!
✧ COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY UPDATE ✧
Beautiful beings of earth, Over the last week we have arrived into new energies that will carry us through the end of the year. I’d like to take a moment to deconstruct and outline these aspects so that we may move in harmony with the essence of these alignments. It is my belief that astrology teaches us of the delicate dance between Humankind and Nature.
The planets do not impose their forces upon us, in other words, they don’t “force” us into anything – our free will is very much preserved. In fact, the challenge of life lies within the truth that we are very much responsible for our own personal growth. Similarly, nor do we want to “use” these energies for personal gain, but rather come Into a graceful cocreative union with the energies.
The stars, just like any other element, want to teach, but they also want to dance. Enter the dance as you would with any partner. Attentive. Humble. Respectful. Willing to listen, willing to sometimes follow and sometimes lead, and watch the magic unfold. Sacred union with the stars is a magical journey indeed.
Now, an introduction to a potent grouping of aspects any student of astrology would want to be familiar with for the remainder of the year 2020. This is the battle of the square between Mars in Aries and our three planets in Capricorn: Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn.
Mars in Aries: The planet of war. Raw primal life force. Attack and conquer energy. Burning desire. Enthusiasm to go after and experience. Hot, firey, passionate. Freedom fighting energy. Independent. Ignited into fight mode if held down or restricted by any external force. In Square to (an aspect that suggests tension or conflict) Jupiter Pluto and Saturn conjunct in Capricorn: Extreme levels of authority and control. Government. Rules, regulations, and restrictions. Patriarchal systems of order. Mandates. Power. Responsibility. Conventional (often outdated) outlooks and tradition.
The conversation between these elements suggests that each soul is being put to an endurance test. We are experiencing these aspects collectively on the macro scale, however keep in mind these aspects will influence us all individually as Mars will square Jupiter Pluto and Saturn in a different area of our charts individually.
On the Macro Scale: The collective will experience accelerated Mars driven energies from now until the end of 2020. Squares to Jupiter the expander are explosive (the first days of this aspect we saw the explosions in Beirut). These energies are expansive, and larger than life. Mars to Pluto (first square is exact August 13th) deals with issues of power and the misuse of it, exposure of deeply buried secrets, sexuality, violence, death and rebirth. Finally, Mars to Saturn provokes frustration, restriction, blockages, and limitation. This aspect can feel like the end of illusion and the confrontation with reality. This relationship illustrates a courageous journey against dark and oppressive forces – I keep getting the vision of a dove beating its wings to free itself from black netting. While the dove represents the true nature of all beings – peace and pureness of heart- this is also a call into the collective to awaken the peaceful warrior within.
There is no denying that we are at war with a special kind of darkness. Mars lights the torch and sounds the call for a chapter in history we won’t ever forget.
On the micro level: (How to work with these energies in your individual chart): This arena describes the battle between our personal will and the obstacles that stand in the way.
Step one: find transiting mars in your chart – What house is mars transiting, and what aspects is mars making to personal or outer planets? This describes the seat of the ego, pure unbridled desire, where your soul is feeling driven, alive, impulsive, impatient, passionate, and firey. This is where you want results and freedom.
Step two: Locate where Jupiter Pluto and Saturn are transiting your chart by house. This house and the areas of life it governs are experiencing a tremendous amount of concentrated energy at the moment, and have been for some time. However, these energies are likely to feel challenging, limiting, or overwhelming in some way because of the aspects from Mars. This area might bring up a burden, and is likely to require extreme levels of focus, energy, transformation, determination, and hard work. This is the area where you are stepping into power for the long term. At it’s worst, this area may be stirring up old karma, or oppression from an external authority source. It might also feel like it’s taking up a lot of “space” in your life, as Mars tugs your impulses in another direction. Over coming months, Mars will criss cross in this space, igniting and illuminating our drive, while also asking: how bad do you want it? How hard will you fight? Will you remain true to yourself?
Meanwhile, squares to Pluto accelerate us into a deep dive of scorpionic transformation. Ancestral trauma, wounding, and confrontation is asked of many during these times. Warrior time now. Many will find themselves dedicated to facing these shadows and taking personal responsibility to heal darkness within the energetic matrix spanning back into the distant past, childhood, and/or previous lifetimes.
Important dates of exact aspect:
First Pass MARS SQUARE TO:
Saturn 8/23- 8/28
Also take note of these incredibly important dates:
Jupiter direct: September 12th
Saturn direct: September 28th
Pluto direct: October 4th
(These will be a green light for proceedings with projects, career moves, power moves, launches, deep dives, change, mandates, and events.)
I will be speaking more on these aspects continuously as we move through the rest of the year. In love, service, and gratitude, Alex
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Artist of image : Karol Bak