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Mars Visits Libra - Sun Enters Scorpio

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Dale Osadchuk

Mars visits Libra- 22 Oct 2017- 2.29 pm EDT to 09 Dec 2017- 3.59 am EST

Mars, the planet of assertive action, now visits Libra, the sign of the peacemaker. Mars is the warrior but in Libra he gives us an opportunity to be the Peaceful Warrior. A wonderful example of a world leader who had Mars in Libra is Nelson Mandela. Even though he was incarcerated for many years he still found a way to be the Peaceful Warrior and his focus was on freeing his people. So Mars in Libra for the next 7 weeks gives us all the opportunity to be Spiritual Warriors for equality and justice for all. His Animal Totem guides for this journey are Crow, Sacred Law and justice and fairness for all, and Raven, Magic and The Mysteries. The Soul Centered ruler for this Mars journey through Libra is Uranus in Aries (breaking through to the new).

I have often wondered about Raven, The Mysteries, as a Totem for the sign of Libra. Crow makes sense but Libra is one of the signs that wants balance and harmony. Going within to discover the mystery of who you are is not something Libra usually seeks. Here is what Sun Bear (The Medicine Wheel: Earth Astrology) says about the influence of Raven. “When Raven people have reached their personal balance, they have the ability to seek out all kinds of hidden things, both on this plane and others…they are capable of teaching others how to combine the energy of the earth and the sky within themselves, and, by doing so, they help to bring about a balance between man and nature.” I would also add bringing a balance between humans and humans. So this Mars in Libra journey is about finding inner integration and inner balance to become the Peaceful Warrior. I have always seen the sign of Scorpio as the gateway to The Mysteries. Interesting thing about Libra it was not always a Sky Story (Astronomical Constellation). The Babylonians only counted eleven Zodiac signs. They saw Libra as the claws of the Scorpion so there is a strong link to Scorpio. Libra is committed relationship (marriage) and Scorpio is Sacred Union. Raven is the guide into the Mysteries and Sacred Union within.  

Mars now join Venus, also in Libra, and they are still in the new phase of their relationship cycle which began on Oct 05 when they met at 19 degrees Virgo (The Rainbow Bridge of Healing into Wholeness). Now they are working with Crow Medicine (justice and fairness for all) and Raven, balance of Above and Below. This new phase is with us until Dec 17. It is the opportunity to revision our relationship experience from separation to Sacred Union.

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Sun visits Scorpio- 23 Oct 2017- 1.27 am EDT to 21 Nov 2017- 10.05 pm EST

The key phrase for Scorpio is “I desire”. The keyword is “Intensity”. But Scorpio on a spiritual level is healing the shadow, transformation, release, and rebirth. The next month is the opportunity for deep healing. While the Sun (identity and individuality) visits Scorpio (secrets hidden) we may see more exposure about sexual harassment issues and not just in the entertainment industry. Scorpio is sex. It can be Sacred Union or Misuse of Power. We should all welcome this opportunity for healing and coming into balance with honor and respect for all.

On The Medicine Wheel for the Northern Hemisphere when the Sun journeys through Scorpio it is The Freeze Up Time. It does not feel like that. Our temperatures here in Ontario have felt more like late summer than mid-fall. Just shows how out of balance everything is. Our Animal Totem guide is Snake, shedding the old and transitioning into the new. For the Southern Hemisphere this is your Growing Time with Beaver, clearing the clutter and building the new, as your guide. The Earth is in Taurus while the Sun visits Scorpio so we all have these guides working with us. (Beaver for the North and Snake for the South). The Sacred Totem for Scorpio is the Phoenix, release, resurrection, and rebirth. Phoenix is guiding us all.

The planet that guides the Scorpio Sun is Pluto in Capricorn (transforming society). Pluto is the Transformer but is also known as The Destroyer. He tears down the old structures that no longer serve. Our other planetary guide is Mars. He is the Soul Centered ruler of Scorpio so plays an important part in our journey. Pluto and Mars are also rulers for Mercury in Scorpio to Nov 05 (transforming our thoughts and perspectives) and Jupiter in Scorpio (spiritual growth) to Nov 08, 2018. On Nov 07 Venus (self-love) enters Scorpio so she too will be influenced by Pluto and Mars.

However we look at it the Sun’s journey through Scorpio will be intense. It is time to release what no longer serves us, embrace healing and transformation, and make space for the new. A quotation from Ram Das is perfect for this journey.

“So it is that we must weather that dark time, the period of transformation, when what was familiar has been taken away, and the new richness is not yet ours”.

This journey will lead you to the “new richness” when you are courageous enough to transform.

Blessings Dale

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Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2017. 
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