by Robert Wilkinson
Finally! This is the point in time where Mars is slowest in motion, and showing us polarized forces both within us and outside us. It’s testing the health of our natal Sun-Mars aspect.
This point in the Mars retrograde cycle is “the far point on the horizon” relative to the Sun, even though, as I recently noted, Neil DeGrasse Tyson states with authority that the horizon is an illusion, since it forever recedes as we approach it. So we move through a very polarizing illusion showing us how our Aries, Leo, Libra, and Scorpio energies are working together (or not!)
This opposition falls with the Sun at 19 Aries and Mars retrograde at 19 Libra. This “axis of awareness” brings the light of a technique of “a strife transcending and unattached outlook” on our industrial reality into exact opposition of the energy of a technique of seeing what’s unfair or out of balance, and moving toward some form of repair or reconstruction work. Given the widespread polarization currently creating massive tension throughout our world, this seems about right.
Wherever this falls in the chart, you can bet you’re seeing some things you never saw before, even if the pace is slow. This is also the first opposition to Mars retrograde, which will be followed by Mercury opposed Mars just after the extremely powerful Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 26 Aries-Libra at 0:42 am PDT, 8:42 am BST on April 15. That opposition will be a major factor in the Full Moon Eclipse effects that will last several months, and falls at 17 Aries-Libra.
Any opposition may create butting heads, pulling apart, seesawing back and forth, or some other form of polarization. Yet it is the aspect that brings us full awareness, whether of what opposes what, or how to exteriorize either pole of the opposition. So this is a time of polarized awareness.
That implies this is a time to externalize the light of the Sun through “right action/non-action” of Mars in Libra, or externalize the Mars focus through the light of the Sun. This should be a good time to moderate the impulsiveness of the Sun in Aries, or focus the “soft power” of Mars in Libra through illuminated action. And we are aided by the Moon in Leo quintile Mars and tredecile the Sun!
In any case, this is the slowest of the slow period, where we can all cool out a little while weighing and judging how we’re responding to the illuminated revolution brought to us during this New Moon in Aries time period (more here). I would think that moderated response would be a good phrase for this period of the Great Fracturing driven by the T-square. And of course, it could be a time to restore balance, justice, or at the very least homeostasis in life areas dominated by Aries, Leo, Libra, and Scorpio.
From here life begins to speed up again as we move into the time of the Great Fracturing. We have some very good aspects the rest of this week, so make the most of it!! By the time the Moon in Libra focuses the energies of fracturing on April 13-14, Mercury will have triggered the Cardinal T-square just before the coming Lunar Eclipse, throwing us all into the next phase of things falling apart.
Here I’ll remind you that this fracturing is absolutely part of the natural order of things. Sometimes old structures and approaches must fall apart so we can build something new. The fact that a thing can “fall apart” shows that it has reached the end of its structural integrity, and must be repaired and/or replaced by something more suited to the time.
At other times, we must leave the old ways and structures behind completely and forever (at least in this round of doing our Being) as we enter unknown zones of existence, building, or focus. In this respect, sometimes the comfortable hell we know must be left behind for the unknown heaven awaiting us. While leaving old slave systems may bring some insecurity, it also brings us freedom. And that’s a very good thing!
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