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2018 Mars visits Sagittarius- Jan 26- 7.56 am EST to Mar 17- 12.40 pm EDT
Before we explore the influence of Mars switching signs I want to share the energy preceding that shift. I am writing this on Jan 24. Yesterday, Tuesday Jan 23, I woke up feeling very irritated. That is somewhat unusual for me these days. So I checked the planetary interactions. The Moon was in Aries (inspired new beginnings or irritating frustrations). I was feeling the latter. In the morning the Aries Moon was square (finding new ways of doing things) Mercury in Capricorn (responsibilities). Then in the afternoon went on to square Pluto in Capricorn (motivation for change and transformation) and inconjunct (adjustment and letting go) Jupiter in Scorpio (releasing what does not serve you).
All these energies were activating my natal Sun in Aries. In the late afternoon I did an astrological session and connected with Cosmic Consciousness. The irritation dissolved. Huge lesson when you are feeling irritated you are disconnected from spirit. The answer is to remember you always have access to Divine Guidance and to consciously shift your focus. In the evening the Aries Moon activated my natal Mercury (thoughts and perceptions) when she met with Uranus in Aries (breakthrough to the new). This was an important awareness for me because the Moon in Aries began a new Medicine Wheel journey until Feb 18. I do not want to experience irritation for this journey. But it is up to me to change from resistance to responsiveness. The Animal Totem guides for the Aries Moon are Falcon, clear inspired vision, and Red Tailed Hawk, spiritual messenger.
The energy for transforming our thoughts and perceptions continues today the 24th. Sister Moon entered Taurus this morning at 8.39 am EST. This is the growth and expansion time with Beaver, clearing the clutter and building the new, as our guide. At 3.50 pm EST Mercury and Pluto meet at 19 degrees Capricorn (personal power or limitation and restriction). They are square my natal Sun in Aries (motivation for change) reminding me I am choosing personal power. The Animal Totem guide for Mercury/Pluto is Snow Goose, following your dreams and visions. The theme for Moon in Taurus is to choose growth and expansion. Her interaction with the other planets on Thursday the 25th supports us to easily experience that expansion. She will be visiting here until Jan 26 at 12.40 pm EST when she then enters Gemini, the Flowering Time.
This brings us to Mars, motivation to take action. Mars in Sagittarius is the Spiritual Warrior. He asks us to go on a Vision Quest to discover our spiritual purpose. Sagittarius is our belief systems and our life philosophy. But it can also be a dogmatic perspective that says “my way or the highway” Sagittarius is also associated with religion. It will be interesting to see how this Mars journey influences immigration. Sagittarius is also the sign associated with people from foreign lands. Ultimately Mars in Sagittarius can support us to free ourselves from limited thinking and see things from a Higher Consciousness. Our Animal Totem guides for this Mars journey are Elk, stamina and strength, Owl, truth and wisdom (Northern Hemisphere) and Deer, sensitivity and compassion (Southern Hemisphere). The planet that rules this Mars journey through Sagittarius is Jupiter in Scorpio. He supports us to release what no longer serves us and experience transformation and renewal.
In esoteric astrology Sagittarius is active on 3 of the 7 rays. They are the 4th Ray of Harmony Through Conflict or Harmony Through Beauty with Archangels Gabriel, resurrection, and Hope, never giving up. Next is the 5th Ray of Knowledge and Healing with Raphael, the shinning one who heals, and Mary, Divine Love. And finally the 6th Ray of Idealism and Devotion with Uriel, harmony and peace, and Aurora Grace, love and balance. Since Mars is a 6th Ray planet (along with Neptune) this is the Ray most influential during this Mars journey. The caution is idealism and devotion can become dogma and fanaticism. This just may be an issue on Feb 17 when Mars in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces. The theme will be illusion or illumination. Pisces is also a 6th Ray sign. Make sure you are anchored in your truth.
We mentioned earlier the Moon enters Gemini on Jan 26 guided by Deer, compassion, and just after Mars enters Sagittarius. They will be in opposition at 12.52 pm EST. Opposition asks us to find balance. Gemini is our thoughts and perceptions. Sagittarius is our truth. It is the opportunity to find our spiritual truth and live it. The astrological symbol for Sagittarius is the Archer who lets his arrow fly to the target. Let us all focus on love, harmony, and peace as the goal.
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