by Robert Wilkinson
Mars will be squaring Saturn through the first 10 days of January. What does this mean?
Well, it could mean big trouble if you have a planet that’s maladjusted somewhere between 6-11 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius. That includes everyone born the last weeks in January, April, July, and Oct. Slow down, take it easy, don’t get overextended, and see what’s important and what is not.
Even if you have a planet that’s not maladjusted, that planet and what it means to you will be challenged for the next week. When Mars and Saturn are in square, it tends to jam the gears of whatever else is conjunct, square, or opposed those points. Show restraint, and if you’re out on a limb, just crawl back and crawl down and live to gamble another day.
This waxing, or “lower” square, is the first turning point of the Mars-Saturn cycle set into motion in August at the conjunction at 25 Libra. That marked the beginning of two years of us learning how to see through material phenomenon to see “life and death processes,” where superficial forms are seen symbolically in their endings and beginnings.
Right now, don’t push, don’t get overextended, and don’t get overconfident about plans, since there may be a fundamental flaw. This square requires positive and productive Taurus and Leo energy to balance out. Be simple, loving, straightforward, gentle, playful, and creative. Don’t let stuck energies get to you. Even if things don’t feel fair, it doesn’t matter, since staying focused on the prize and staying centered in your heart power will help you release any stuck energies you’re dealing with.
There are other aspects going on, of course, but this one is the BIG STORY for the next week. If possible, go off to a silent spot and get a new inspiration, remember what’s truly meaningful to you personally within a social or cultural setup, or learn how to play with ideas as though they are all branches from the Tree of Knowledge. There is phenomenal inspiration and renewal through having hoped for some form of rebeginning, and this is the time when we can see positive results.
When the square is over in a few days, Mars will make a septile to Uranus, forming the seeds of the genius or special qualities we’ll all see come forth in late March and early April. Use your imagination to envision new dimensions of being while continuing to overcome fear in all its forms, and you’ll find power and vision later in January. Until then, go slow, be patient, don’t push beyond safe limits, and allow new duties and responsibilities to come forth, as long as they don’t push you to the max.
Love and gentleness, creativity and simplicity, playful and secure, move forward, moderating the extremes that you’re dealing with. Take a big picture, be willing to let go of the obsolete, keep it simple, and show heart as you move through this time of practical self-reorganization into forms of power.
© Copyright 2013 Robert Wilkinson