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- Closing the Search Through Mars in Cancer -
I was recently asked what I mean when I write about how many things at this time relate to what I’ve termed our “Life Mystery.” It is a primary theme of the recent New Moon announcing a new way and a new day in our lives.
We begin with setting the stage. At this time, all the planets are between Pluto in Capricorn and Mars in Cancer, with Aquarius, Pisces, Taurus, and Gemini featuring one or more planets. That means about half the signs are occupied, creating what Marc Edmund Jones termed a “Bowl pattern.” You can find more about how that pattern generally operates by going to part 2 of the New Moon articles.
Of key importance in the Bowl are the opening and closing planets defining the occupied span. This affects all of us, each according to how the occupied half is positioned in our charts. We now have late Capricorn, early Aquarius, early and late Pisces, mid and late Taurus, Gemini, and mid-Cancer all occupied in those houses in our charts.
At the current time, Pluto has been the leading planet opening the pattern since the inner planets made their conjunctions and moved inside the Bowl. That means experience begins with Pluto energy, the deep, dark, transformational purifying by Fire and Ice quality of the Lord of the Underworld leads us into experience.
On the other side of the Bowl, Mars in Cancer is the closing energy. So when we experience any type of Mars in Cancer event, thought, or whatever, it means we’ve completed the “occupied span of experience” and entered the “void span of experience” where we a) open to the unknown, and/or b) we use what we have to “fill in” the outer world experience because that’s what we have to bring to the situation.
So we open via the invisible intensity of sensitivity to seed forms (Pluto) and finish our direct planetary experience via the visible intensity of “attacking the problems of life” (Mars) through the “active defense” and self-gathering of the sign Cancer. We open experience through the divine purifier, and close through its lower octave of “focused severing” to secure conditions or supply.
The reason for the references to our “Life Mystery” is because of the Sabian Symbol for Mars in the recent renewing, confirming, and rewarding New Moon which is generating forms of trust in all of us. In this New Moon period, Pluto on the degree of “a mountain pilgrimage” implies we all are entering experience from an angle of spiritual purification, each according to their level of awareness. We and other “seekers for the highest” are now able to see the “Sacred Mountain we’ve been climbing,” with “an intensification of every vision to which intelligence might aspire.” This is helping us purify our spiritual intention in “a total reconciliation of mind and heart in an unquestioned devotion to some worthwhile task at hand.”
Mars occupied 12 Cancer at the recent New Moon. This symbol, “A Chinese woman nursing a baby with a message” is said to be a degree where we search for a revelation in order to manifest our “gift for bringing the more Godlike resources or superior powers of self to a point of real community service.” We are told this shows us “the revelation of latent worth in an experience once it is seen in its deeper meaning,” implying this has to do with seeing some inner spiritual potential, or why a given experience comes to us.
So the path of every journey during this 4 week period involves leading with our spiritual view from our Sacred Mountain, moving through the various other planetary experiences, ultimately to end the learning sequence with an active search within our Life Mystery for the revelation it holds for us. Go inward, search for the meaning of all experience, and accept the promise that as you search you will find what you are looking for, even if it is a bit “mysterious.”
We all live within the Mystery of Life itself, and the Mystery of our part to play in the greater Life/Light field in which we live and breathe and having our Being. The Mystery of Life is everywhere, and holds unique understanding and wisdom for us all. The Mystery of our existence is also found everywhere, and is never-ending, as our growth is infinite and holds revelations beyond anything we can imagine while we are in a body. Still, each of us is a unique spark of Light within infinite Light fields composed of countless sentient intelligences, all bound within the greater field of Light/Life by the power of harmonious attraction which we call Love.
Our Mystery always reveals our Loving Light to ourselves, regardless of circumstances. Going ever-deeper into our Mystery always leads us to the heart of “All That Is,” since we are never separate from anything for even an instant. As we ask Spirit to reveal the Mystery of our existence, we are led on a journey of Self discovery and Self-realization beyond measure, taking our place in the Cosmic Choir and fulfilling our purpose for being alive.
This will shift in a few weeks due to two factors: 1) The June 10 New Moon at 20 Gemini will show Mars closing the Bowl at 30 Cancer, affecting how we close experience the following four weeks via that symbol related to preserving the best of the past, and 2) Mars will quickly leave Cancer and enter Leo, showing late June and early July with a dual closing energy of Mars in both of those signs.
We should expect a significant shift in our closing experience when Pluto’s lower octave Mars moves from the sign of its “fall” in Cancer to the sign of its “joy” in Leo. Mars is naturally expressive, and does well when in Leo, where its fiery nature can find stable creative and joyous expression. So beginning mid-June, we’ll still open with Pluto in Capricorn, but will close experience through Mars in Leo. This will pass relatively quickly, as Venus conjuncts Mars in Leo and becomes the closing planet for a few weeks in July and August until late August, when the transits in Virgo create either Splay patterns or Locomotive patterns (you can find more about these using the google box in the upper right corner of this site.)
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About the author:
Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
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