by Robert Wilkinson
Venus just conjuncted Mars at 10 Taurus. What does this mean?
Well, whenever the forces of "love and war," beauty and strife, diplomacy and directness get together, it begins a whole new cycle wherever it falls in our charts. This conjunction fuses energies that rule our Aries, Taurus, Libra, and Scorpio houses, and marks a point where something begins to concretely manifest in whatever house we have early Taurus.
10 Taurus is a degree of consecration to a larger ideal or group work. Dr. Jones speaks of a spiritual service as "the greatest of all roads to self-realization." Here our concern for others' true needs becomes an opportunity to be identified with a larger Life, and thus become part of a universal experience which can expand whatever role we want to play in the future.
He offers us the keyword ENLISTMENT, and when positive, this degree is said be "a complete dedication of the self to the worth-while and enduring projects through which it can lose all sense of separativeness." Expect to be offered something you can "enlist" in that will show you the path to a larger life and effectiveness!
(Corrected from the original article) - One important conjunction they made was at 30 Pisces in late April 2009, and the next one will occur at 20 Aries in early April 2013. I originally overlooked the 2010 conjunctions, which I explain below. These two actually conjunct fairly frequently at times, and it would be interesting to observe how they shift focus and emphasis based on which houses they fall in. In any case, they directly fuses these planetary parts of our inner life in the area where the conjunction falls.
Of note is that this conjunction is quincunx to Saturn and quintile to Neptune. We'll all go through balancing adjustments regarding how we're living or not living our archetypal Self as shown by Saturn.
Growth areas are in forced growth, trusting our "body wisdom," transcending old duties and limitations through a form of mastery, and walking into a greater Life. As an aside, this directly relates to whatever was awakened in each and all of us between 2005-2007.
The more the effort, the greater the effect. The greater the persistence and determination while sensing the larger personal and collective need, the more concrete the results.
Be joyous as you juggle the baggage, be inventive, and tend to your garden. This conjunction will anchor a gentle persistent rewarding movement. What types of rewards will depend on how kind, calm, steady, dedicated, and selfless you can be.
© Copyright 2011 Robert Wilkinson