by Robert Wilkinson
Now that we have entered the time of Aquarius, it's important to keep in mind that this opposition is very powerful, and when exact it marks a time to chill out, slow down, decrease irritability and impulsiveness, and get our energies under leash.
This marks a time when oppositions are in the air! The planets which rule our Taurus, Leo, and Libra sectors are opposing the planet which rules our Aries and Scorpio sectors. This is a very difficult energy to deal with, and requires a lot of awareness, self reflection, and knowing how to discipline impulses appropriately.
Other lessons involve using the right means to get to desired ends, and not getting distracted by diversions and interruptions in the flow, of which there is very little! Learn to fit things into a larger perspective, and keep things moving forward despite the interruptions, or the lack of momentum.
The first opposition of Venus to Mars falls on January 26-27 at 11 Aquarius-Leo, and begins the most intense point in the oppositional field. The opposition of the Sun and Mars occurs on January 29-30 at 10 Aquarius-Leo, just before the Full Moon. Clearly there are some things building to a head that will surface that week!
The opposition between Sun and Mars marks the slowest point in Mars' motion, and from then on Mars begins to speed up, until it finally goes direct March 10 at 1 Leo. After that it will traverse the same span of its retrograde for the third time. Many things we've had to deal with, or which have been slowed down or postponed, will begin to move forward in March. Couple that with planets conjuncting Jupiter, and it's an expanding universe to come.
Until then take measured steps, sidestep passive aggressive or actively aggressive people, and be alert to hidden agendas or people from the past bringing up needless disputes. This may also trigger elements of the Aquarius Eclipses of 2008-2009, so it may help to take a new look at articles elaborating on those eclipses in the archives.
This opposition is most affecting those with planets in the first decan (10 degree span) of the Fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Those born the last part of January, April, July, and October have a Sun there, releasing a lot of potentially enlightening energies. It will provide useful awarenesses to those with planets around 6-14 degrees of Aries, Gemini, Libra, and Sagittarius, and unique circumstances and gifts for those with planets around 19-24 Aries and Libra, as well as 26-30 Taurus and Scorpio.
So stay awake and alert to oppositional tendencies during this volatile time of Saturn square Pluto! Overall, Aries energy is favored, so be a self-reliant pioneer preparing to break new ground this Spring which will be expanded greatly in the Summer.
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