Tropical Astrology Grand Cross #4: Mars Square Pluto
Mars at 13º 39’ Libra (Retrograde) square to Pluto (Retrograde) in Capricorn 13º 33’
- 4/23/14 6:37 am PDT
- 4/23/14 9:37 am EDT
- 4/23/14 1:37 am UTC
Mars Square Pluto is the swan song aspect of Scorpio energy that will flare up 5-days before the New Moon Solar Eclipse in its opposite sun sign of Taurus. Mars is a personal planet that will impact us all in specific individual ways while Pluto is a transpersonal planet that will impact the shared consciousness of humanity as a whole.
This aspect starts the ramp up of tension with your business partnerships and romantic relationships. Does anyone else feel like Penelope Pitstop trying to escape the hooded claw? If you do, time to face your fears and transcend from Penelope to Batgirl!
The Uranus and Pluto square is at full impact be mindful about separating the idea or concept of partners and partnerships because the politics are not always the same.
The main distinction is that you can have a short-term partnership or alliance with someone that isn’t necessarily a long-term partner. Pay special attention to your personal relationships with others while trying to take responsibility for the challenges that your own ideas and discomforts may bring to the relationship along with any benefits. You want to be very aware of attacking problems in a non-personal way while being very personal about how you partner informally with people to navigate partnerships. The way you handle it can make you feel disempowered like an episode of the “Perils of Penelope Pitstop” or empowered like Bat Girl Yvonne Craig in the 1960’s Batman. (Now that is really #BSCC)
What does this mean for you on an individual level?
It means that you have to decide if you are going to play little red victimhood or accept the call to action on your hero’s/heroine’s journey. Ask yourself which outcomes you want from each relationship in your life. Be mindful and careful to clearly define where your personal boundaries are and how many, if any, of your limitations will be negotiable with others.
While Compromise and diplomacy is very big when Mars is in Libra, you want to be very careful about being too compromising so as to avoid resentments that may combust into the development of your partnerships in the form of a block to progress and harmony. When we cannot find a balance between what we want and what the outside world demands of us we have a tendency to vilify or demonize the other side.
At that moment we cease being the haggling hero and embrace the self-righteous victim declaring that they must now face the, “Army of Me!” Once a simple misunderstandings take place during this aspect, the gesture of self-empowerment becomes the proverbial “Witch Hunt” and our “call to action” abruptly ends forming a new state of personal fascism.
What does this potentially mean for us collectively?
This is a time of great opportunity to fight with the maturity of two kindergarten children in a tug-of-war or transcend to the world of adult buy-in via co-creation through cooperation. But to create something that last, it is important not to fear the caveman like bluntness of primal conflict. Yes, this is a job for Sergeant Sagittarius and his/her bat of bluntness and precision aim (#BSCC). While you are at it, channel every bit of Virgo you have in your chart to purify such ventures and make them work for the community you share.
True resolution means that neither side is plotting how to amend the outcome to favor what their own preferences. A real solution that will endure, has something for everyone. Try not to see any form of confrontation as a personal attack but as an opportunity to create a foundation that all stake holders can build upon.
Be sure to actively listen to all view points and repeat that which the other party shares with you back to them. This process will affirm that you understand the details. This way when you share your suggestions there is a true sense that the conclusion will be certified as a “success” collectively, not just by the loudest and pushiest egos present.
Is there an extra punch here for those born under the sign of Scorpius?
You bet your sweet broomsticks! Scorpius may be known as “the Scorpion, the eagle and the phoenix” by those with a basic understanding of astrolosophy, but Scorpius’ association with Imhotep, Asclepius or Serpentarius are related to the healing powers of Mars/Pluto ruled zodiac sign. Consider some of the painful ways that healing takes place:
- Breaking and setting bones
- Cutting with blades or lasers
- consuming eastern or wester medicine that makes us feel sicker before we get better
These are all a part of that healing process.
How do I make peace with my warrior side and forgive myself for the cookoo bird within and stave off “witch hunts?”
Since both Mars and Pluto are retrograde, think of them as your energies for planning and following through on the important things that govern your life. You may feel a bit like Sisyphus pushing the boulder up a hill. There is one small problem with this analogy. If whatever you are pushing so hard to get moving gains momentum, you will suddenly find yourself on top of that boulder RUNNING FULL SPEED trying not to be thrown off.
Use Scorpio/Pluto’s helmet of invisibility and apply some stealth along with your healing. Like all matters that have hit us during this time of the cardinal grand cross, we must balance patience, diligence and flexibility together yet be open to letting some things go. Remember that square aspects brings out the stubborn (and therefore “the stupid”) in all of us. We can be critical of ourselves and leadership at this time, yet we must be careful to replace non-functional systems with functional ones ore we run the risk of creating a world that is even less functional on an institutional level. Don’t explode like a grenade, decode like DaVinci until you find the “golden ratio” in all that you do. And please be nice with yourself if you don’t get it right the first time. Hardly anyone can claim that victory!
|“Witch Hunt”By: Rush: Geddy Lee, Neil Pert, Alex Lifeson|
|The night is black without a moonThe air is thick and stillThe vigilantes gather onThe lonely, torchlit hillFeatures distorted, in the flickering lightFaces are twisted and grotesqueSilent and stern in the sweltering nightMob moves like demons possessedQuiet in conscience, calm in their right
Confident their ways are best
The righteous rise with burning eyes
Of hatred and ill-will
Madmen fed on fear and lies
To beat and burn and kill
They say there are strangers who threaten us
Our immigrants and infidels
They say there is strangeness too dangerous
In our theaters and bookstore shelves
Those who know what’s best for us
Must rise and save us from ourselves
Quick to judge, quick to anger
Slow to understand
Ignorance and prejudice
And fear walk hand in hand
#BSCC = Bat Sh*t Cray Cray!
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