Finding Our Way Through The Dark With Venus, Juno, Mars, Uranus And Pluto
Venus and Juno, the patroness of marriage and the attraction between the sexes, are conjunct on Libra 28: A MAN ALONE IN DEEP GLOOM. UNNOTICED, ANGELS ARE COMING TO HIS AID
This is an enormous week astrologically and there is a lot of gloom around at the moment. What with yet another two mass shootings in the US, votes being taken around whether Syria should be bombed, the climate change gathering in Paris that will lead to what(?), the refugees, people suffering, people with not enough money to pay their bills, people lonely and feeling unloved, etc. There is a lot of pain around… perhaps we need to remember the angels…
I forget to pray for the angels and then the angels forget to pray for us. Leonard Cohen
This Symbol shows help, encouragement and assistance coming when one is most in need of it. There can be an inclination to depression with this degree, but it seems that, particularly if faith is employed, there is always some redeeming event or someone helpful turns up and the “Gloom” is dispersed and the light returns to one’s life; there is a realization that things are getting better. It will dawn on you that you are being helped in some way; ‘Angels’ come to aid those who need them. Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance. Have hope, faith, trust and work on changing your attitude and watch hope return.
Realizing you are not alone. Awareness of spiritual help. Angels, friends, helpers. Changes in the weather. Salvation versus depression. Counselors. People who lend a hand.
The Caution: Unrealistic reliance on spiritual agencies or help from others. Gloom. Not recognizing joy. Being alone and forgotten. Refusing help. Up one minute and down the next.
Mars and Lilith, the dark feminine goddess that will not be suppressed, are conjunct on Libra 12: MINERS ARE EMERGING FROM A DEEP COAL MINE
Mars and Lilith here, particularly as Mars is squaring Pluto, can bring up issues that have an incredible ‘darkness’ about them. Psychological issues can erupt to the surface, bringing with them elements that have been suppressed or denied or held down because they are not ‘socially acceptable’.
This Symbol shows the need to delve deep within your self or into a subject to find answers. There is often a challenge in being able to go deeply enough to come up with what’s really sought. But it is not enough to just find the message, you need to bring what you’ve learnt into the light of day so that you can benefit from this passage and breathe more freely. It’s time to stop operating in the dark, to come to the surface and stop working so hard. There are rewards, however, from the passage into the depths; you can bring up jewels that otherwise would have remained underground, or undiscovered, or not revealed to the light.
Release from labor. Coming into the light transformed. Caves, miners. Deep subconscious healing. Messages emerging. Extracting information. Drilling for answers. Lungs. Hypnotherapy.
The Caution: Gloomy outlook on life. Not seeing the light or potentials. Asthma, breathing problems. Being the ‘canary’ in the mine. Depression. Working too hard.
Mars will soon move off Libra 12 and onto Libra 13: CHILDREN BLOWING SOAP BUBBLES
My soul, what’s lighter than a feather? Wind. Than wind? The Fire. And what than fire? The mind. What’s lighter than the mind? A thought. Than thought? This bubble world. What than this bubble? Nought. Francis Quarles
This degree can have people with a lot to say. The soap bubbles can be like captions in cartoons – they blow up (sometimes bloviatingly 😉 ) and can make a lot of noise – especially with Mars here – and they often can’t be taken seriously. Perhaps this is pointing to the fact that we need to take what we hear with a grain of salt. Perhaps we need to ignore a lot of the ‘noise’ that’s going on.
On the other hand, there is a need for play. For some good, honest, light-hearted play. And, perhaps, we might benefit from being more child-like in our approach. Still, we can be gullible with this degree around – we can swallow the lies – we can find ourselves watching the ‘white-washing’ that comes from all the black and darkness that has been emerging…
This Symbol at its heart though…
This Symbol shows issues to do with play, make believe, and fantasy. It is through simplicity and imagination that “Children” come together and enjoy play that is sometimes meaningless and yet very important to development. There is often a sense of being on the surface, not delving very deeply into life, however, there needs to be a lighthearted attitude and to not always be deep and meaningful, for it will be in fleeting moments of fun that you will find pleasure, joy and companionship. There can be a feeling, however, of a lack of depth in relating – like things that are said are like cartoon captions with little substance behind them.
Spending time being creative with children. Drama. Pollyanna attitudes. Toys and playing. Acting. Cartoons. Escapist attitudes. Fun for the sake of fun. Simple joys.
The Caution: Never growing up. Peter Pan attitudes. Frivolity. Daydreaming. Making light of the more serious. Not meaning what’s said. Impractical behavior. Gullibility.
I would prefer not to be saying some of the things I’m saying in this post, but, well, I feel the need to be honest.
This, it seems, and I hope I’m wrong, is going to be a hell of a week, well, revising that, it seems set to be a heck of a few weeks. Mars is going to transit over some of the most difficult degrees in Libra. And, Mars is about to square Pluto and oppose Uranus – so, Mars is about to trigger the cardinal squares that we have been experiencing for the last few years. This is not going to be easy terrain to navigate.
When Mars squares Pluto and opposes Uranus over the coming days this week, it will be from the Sabian Symbols of
Libra 16: AFTER THE STORMS OF WINTER, A BOAT LANDING STANDS IN NEED OF RECONSTRUCTION.
This Symbol shows the need to rebuild parts of our lives that get swept away in difficult situations or “Storms”. Even things built on solid foundations can be swept away by the tidal wave forces of life or the emotions. You may at times feel overpowered and that you need to pick yourself up in some way. You may have to reconstruct some usually secure part of your life, but you are wiser and will in future build something stronger. Finding tools to rebuild can create brand new opportunities on every level. A great use of this degree is to find yourself in the helping role or being a counselor for others who have difficult issues to deal with in their lives.
Temporary loss. Emotional repair. Insurance claims. The fragility of our world in the face of nature. Having ‘nowhere to dock’ one’s emotions. Putting pieces back together again.
The Caution: Making excuses instead of taking responsibility. Emotionally swamped and powerless. Feeling shot to pieces. Letting things wear down to the point of collapse.
Then, Mars will traverse Libra 18: TWO MEN PLACED UNDER ARREST GIVE AN ACCOUNTING FOR THEIR ACTS BEFORE THE TRIBUNAL OF SOCIETY
This Symbol implies the periodic need for people to step up to the line and explain themselves, or to justify some actions or ways of being, particularly in relationships. Sometimes our ideas or actions are under criticism, to the point of feeling that someone has offended social acceptability. Be thoughtful about situations, because problems you face may only exist in your own mind, stopping you from having fruitful relationships because of a lack of trust or a failed relationship in your past. You may need to forgive or feel forgiven. Relationships can be held in abeyance until the facts come to light. Things resolve themselves as time goes by.
Unacceptable principles. People kept apart because of circumstances. Relationships like jail sentences. Staying too long. The law. Karma to be worked out. Judge and juries.
The Caution: Refusing to conform to society. Sabotaging relationship values. Feeling stuck, unable to move. Telling tales. Handcuffs and manacles. Severe judgments.
Mars will then go over Libra 19: A GANG OF ROBBERS IN HIDING
This Symbol implies that you may feel you have been wronged or something has been taken from you. Often, there is no real way of finding who or what is the cause. It often happens that the feelings of loss or being taken advantage of are mostly in your own mind, making it difficult to trust or even to know how to trust. Make sure that there is no undermining of faith by indulging in suspicions that are ungrounded in reality. You could spend time searching for perpetrators, but a better solution is probably to get on with your life. However, do take precautions so you’re not easily taken advantage of. Things will most probably come to light when they are meant to.
Mental attitudes that sabotage, restrict or control. Counseling others to help improve their lives. Alert to intrusion or paranoid? The need for light. Spying. Ambushes. Psychology.
The Caution: Unfair advantage at other’s expense. Finding it hard to trust anything. Difficult hidden energies that erupt into consciousness. Unbalanced mental states. Fear.
Uranus is on Aries 17: TWO PRIM SPINSTERS SITTING TOGETHER IN SILENCE
Uranus here can have us wanting to speak up about important matters, but perhaps not knowing how to broach them. We may feel that our voices are not heard, particularly the voices of women. We may feel that what we say will be shot down in flames. We may feel that those who are making the big political or military decisions have hard hearts and don’t care for those who should be cared for. It can, of course, indicate relationship difficulties where we realise that we really don’t communicate with those we want (or need) to communicate with.
On the other hand, we may have people around us that really do understand us – we understand each other and don’t need to say a lot in order to get our message across. There can be a real feeling of camaraderie and sharing that doesn’t need much verbage or interpretation.
This Symbol shows that quiet withdrawal might be just what you need. However, it is easy to become isolated in conservative, albeit moral, ideas. You may find that there is only a select, restricted group with whom you wish to associate. There can be a quiet knowing that doesn’t need a lot of words or emotional displays. Just be wary that this false sense of security doesn’t isolate you from change and growth. Unresolved issues can lead to stunted emotional responses. Look for opportunities to open up to new possibilities.
Loosen up emotional blockages. Holding onto one’s original identity. Not wanting to compromise because of social expectations. Relationships that have a quiet knowing.
The Caution: Emotional insulation. Refusing relationship. Pretending to be something. Disapproval of younger, more vital energies. Being fussy and judgmental.
Last but not least is Pluto on Capricorn 15: IN A HOSPITAL, THE CHILDREN’S WARD IS FILLED WITH TOYS
And here is Pluto, on International Day Of People With Disability, we have Pluto on The Children’s Ward In A Hospital and we have the terrible shooting in California at the medical facility for the handicapped. Terrible.
This Symbol shows the need to heal, calm, soothe and repair the lives of those who need your help, comfort and shelter. In times of healing there’s simple pleasures to raise the spirits, whether it’s of “Children” or people of any age. The “Toys” in the “Hospital” can be healing tools of any kind – it doesn’t matter what type or modality; if they bring relief and joy to someone’s life, they fill a need. There is also a need for caring shows of affectionate concern. Simple things done in times of healing can bring great relief to all. Sometimes it’s a smile, a special treat or soothing words of encouragement these are more healing than one can imagine.
Gifts for the sick or disadvantaged. Looking after responsibilities. Nurturing the younger or less evolved. Toys. Technology. Joy. Games. Puzzles. Medicines. Shelters. Nurses.
The Caution: Making a show when one doesn’t really care. Hypochondria. Sickness. Attention seeking. Fearing needles and medical gadgets. Being greedy and needy.
It seems that we need to be very mindful not to piss off the fairies.