Tropical Astrology Update!
Mars in Sagittarius! 2:46 pm PDT, 5:56 pm EDT 9:56 GMT/UT
Break out your cosmic crash test dummy helmets and report to the football field. (Yes I mean both types of football). The intergalactic warrior Mars moves into our favorite, “Bat $h*t cray cray” moralizing philosopher, Sagittarius. #BSCC
Why should you care?
The moon in Sagittarius usually inspires people to rip the proverbial band-aid off and profess their truth with a gritty bluntness. I often refer to this as our favorite centaur’s “bluntness bat.”
Is the bluntness bat bad?
Yes and No!
The positive: Being half human and half beast, Sagittarii are the ultimate example of the struggle between our “egoic” connection to earth and our divine connection with the cosmos.
The negative: The effect of Sagittarius’ “bluntness bat” is that it often figuratively decapitates the egos of others causing a triggered reaction to the “wisdom” that Sagittarii like to “share” so liberally.
The problem? The bluntness or “rudeness” often becomes the focus of the interaction and whatever excellent lesson or valid point Sagittarius was trying to make loses rank of importance to the offended party.
This is known as the, “hoof in mouth” syndrome that ALL outspoken zodiac signs suffer from.
Perhaps Sally Struthers will do a commercial?
Does Sagittarius Enjoy Brutality?
Not really! To the “Sagittarian” force, this blow to the head is just simple “truth.” Remember the bow and arrow symbol that represents the sign of Sagittarius embodies the incessant challenges that Sagittarii like to put out there to develop you until you embrace your inner hero/heroine. Keep in mind, Sagittarius people and energy are great at dishing it out, but not really that good at taking their own medicine. So you may need to give out some “passes” for hypocrisy for a few weeks.
Sagittarii, like most action oriented fire signs, often “don’t have time” to “candy coat” anything much less mix fecal matter with dirt so that everything comes up like the garden of roses that you use to tint your glasses.
Sagittarius is like the roadie for consciousness, always doing “reality checks.”
One of Sagittarius’ jobs is to ensure that your perception is finely tuned so that you can better meet the challenges that life has in store for you.
What does all of this have to do with Sagittarius move into Mars?
Mars is the planet of ENERGY before it is considered a planet of conflict or war. Please remember that Mars is also the god of love just as Venus is the goddess of war when triggered!
Mars in a very strong fiery player like Sagittarius means that people may come across a bit domineering and dogmatic with their opinions and beliefs. This is at the heart of why I refer to Sagittarian energy as #BSCC, the ideological hegemony inherent in righteous indignation.
So if you are left with a feeling that someone is trying to hint at or suggest that they are morally or spiritually superior, I recommend that you ignore the behavior and move forward.
Let’s just say that war and conflict can be negative side effects of “Martian energy” when this excess force is not channeled productively.
Like the Taoist belief reinforces: You can dam up the energy and let it build up and burst, or you can re-direct/channel energy to work for you.
Like the solar plexus chakra, if there is a build up without emission/release there is often a physical, emotional or spiritual meltdown.
However, when you are expressing “martian” energy with honesty and authenticity, it could lead to the birth and development of unbelievable projects.
Mars energy is the foundation of the ego and its connection to your belief system(s). When Mars is in the sign of Sagittarius, expect that the philosophy of your beliefs, education and philanthropic pursuits, will expand quickly over the next six weeks. Mars moves into the zodiac sign of its exaltation, Capricorn on October 26, 2014 at 3:26 am PDT, 6:26 am EDT and 10:26 am GMT/UT.
You will let some things go, assimilate some new material, and find that your core remains intact.
This is a great time to be physically active. Mars in Sagittarius energy can make you feel athletic, if channeled through routine exercise. Just make sure that the enthusiasm and zest is channeled into the stretching and warm-up before any vigorous activity. If there was ever a time that you could “pull a muscle” it would be now.
When Mars transits your natal Mars you become activated. If you remember the planetary archetypes, you may better understand how the energies will impact you.
Venus = Physical Love or comfort food.
Mercury = Mental stimulation/alertness or lack of focus if not channeled/invested wisely.
The Moon = Cleaning and reorganizing your home or getting lots of sleep.
This journey of Mars through Sagittarius will be a very creative and intellectual time that will bear a lot of fruit. Just be careful not to force your ideas and beliefs on others. Remember to not wrap your ego in your beliefs and leave plenty of space for everyone to contribute to the final product and you will have a fantastic transit. Naturally, Sagittarius association with Asclepius/Imhotep/Serpentarius/Ophiuchus means that the “rough patches” lead to healing.
The Moon goes into Gemini late tonight and will immediately move to oppose Mars in Sagittarius so you can expect a bit of a shake up in your home this weekend. But the shake up leads to a happy ending after the energies of the conflict have settled.