Tropical Astrology Grand Cross #3: Jupiter Square Mars

Tropical Astrology Grand Cross #3: Jupiter Square Mars

One of the most fundamental ideas in self-development is based on our individual hierarchy of needs.  We must meet our basic needs before we reach the top of the pyramid and can do better self-development and help others. The concept continues to change and evolve since Maslow brought it to prominence. What are your hierarchy of needs? Which planet characteristics help you do your best development?

One of the most fundamental ideas in self-development is based on our individual hierarchy of needs. We must meet our basic needs before we reach the top of the pyramid and can do better self-development and help others. The concept continues to change and evolve since Maslow brought it to prominence. What are your hierarchy of needs? Which planet characteristics help you do your best development?

Mars will be in Libra until July 17th

Mars will be in Libra until July 17th

Mars at 13º 59’ Libra (Retrograde) square to Jupiter at 13º 44’ Cancer

  • 4/22/14 12:27 pm PDT
  • 4/22/14   3:27 pm EDT
  • 4/22/14   7:27 pm UTC

This aspect can have a positive impact on change because it deals with fortune on a more individual level whereas Uranus and Pluto deal with everything on a larger “other worldly” transpersonal level. There is a split in energy because Mars is a personal planet and Jupiter is  social planet.

Social Planets

Social planets represent the need to balance our personal, emotional and intellectual existence with the needs, demands and beliefs of the social order that governs the shared culture and community that we are born into. This can get tricky because we often have a split between our biological families and the “soul” family that we find or “rediscover” as we walk our path in life.

Personal Planets

Jupiter is going through the zodiac sign of Cancer in Tropical Astrology until July 2014

Jupiter is going through the zodiac sign of Cancer in Tropical Astrology until July 2014

Definition of the square aspect: The square (90°) is the circle divided by four (360 degrees divided by 4 is 90). This aspect tends to bring up restrictions to define or challenge the current order. It is considered to be constantly changing or dynamic aspect since the challenge(s) or pressure(s) tend to push you to work on the issues that related to the planets involved. Planets in square aspect are considered to be in “conflict.” This conflict or challenge may lead to irritation or motivation to reach achievable goals.

Definition of the square aspect:
The square (90°) is the circle divided by four (360 degrees divided by 4 is 90). This aspect tends to bring up restrictions to define or challenge the current order. It is considered to be constantly changing or dynamic aspect since the challenge(s) or pressure(s) tend to push you to work on the issues that related to the planets involved. Planets in square aspect are considered to be in “conflict.” This conflict or challenge may lead to irritation or motivation to reach achievable goals.

Personal planets like Mars (Mercury and Venus) help us to understand how we think and communicate through our actions, go after what we want and resolve conflicts that are often barriers or trials that are necessary for success. Since Mars is in the cosmic diplomat known as Libra “The Scales” our ethics and hierarchy of needs will define how we take action and handle conflict(s). Together these two forces help us to decode what we are learning and apply them in ways that allow us to liberate ourselves from the conditioning of our shared culture that is not consistent with our authentic selves. Mars versus Jupiter is attempting to liberate us from subjective judgments of shame, doubt and contrived timelines that determine how our shared system define as “milestones” that measure “success” relative to standards outside of ourselves.

This year is about cultivating the fortune (Jupiter) that comes from setting the bars and raising them  in-step with yourself. Your personal best will help you to focus on the endless possibilities over the perceived or prescribed limitations set by environment or socialization.

Balance, (Libra) any fear and dread, (Mar and Venus’ sons Phobos and Deimos) along with the expanding foresight of Jupiter by giving yourself permission to roll the dice or throw that “Hail Mary” if empirical logic has failed you lately. Just don’t go further than your current resources will allow or be prepared to or you will be turning tricks on the corner, or even worse, on Wall Street.

Be aware of your psychological, physical and emotional strength. Since Mars is retrograde it is very important to monitor you energy level. Make sure to get those endorphins running through your blood stream as often as possible, especially through physically interactive encounters like sex. Singing, dancing or any form of rigorous movement will help you keep the balance needed to survive the energies released by this aspect. Remember that the North Node is in the Cardinal sign of Libra. This adds to the Grand Cross/Grand Square energy so you may often feel like you are running “faster and faster to nowhere.” Stay positive! The Sun is now in Taurus and we are heading quickly into the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus. Time for a benevolent release of Venus energy that will work in harmony with the Venus energy released by the Libra full moon on April 14th. More to come…

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