We are affected by the Mars-Uranus square above and we may already be feeling a kind of accelerated action and sense of urgency or restlessness building up. This square coincides with some rare and special celestial events this week.
Some thoughts of what this may be about:
This square is part of a longer cycle: The Mars- Uranus synodic period lasts 1.9 years
This is a waning square (270o).
It will last longer due to the Mars Retrograde period (June, 26-August 26, 2018). It coincides with Uranus changing signs from Aries into Taurus, after 7 years. A sign it revisits after 84 years. We also have a New Moon in Taurus, placing emphasis on new beginnings. There is something very special and celestially extraordinary about this coming week so we may fluctuate between being distracted, restless, or just purely wanting to take a bold risk or initiative in some new direction. Despite of what may manifest, the energy is shifting grounds and this may be literal or metaphoric in relation to one’s personal circumstances and vantage point.
The waning square of the cycle is somewhat Saturnian in nature, it is about changing direction, letting go of things, and realising limitations or worn out structures. It heightens our awareness in the collective sphere, through crisis or tension.
I can’t help thinking that Mars now in the final degree of Capricorn represents Cronus’s actual sickle (the weapon) in the myth of castration of his father Ouranos: and from a severing act Aphrodite was born! values and love, the pleasure principle —-> and uranus changes signs after 7 years a day before the perfection of the square! it enters Taurus, a Venus ruled sign. The established order of things in an area of our world is going to change, and will be taking a new direction. The transit of Uranus in Taurus will reverberate this square in the 7 years to come. It is present in the Ingress chart. The two planets speak about autonomy and independence; disruption, yet also alternate and liberating action. So as Mars is in some conflict with Uranus, Venus is coming into “view” which energises the parts of our consciousness of what we appreciate and what we don’t; essentially what is of value to us!
Mars is ruled by Saturn (Cronos): Saturn is the hand holding the sickle
Something has to go, as the two planets are entering a new territory in new signs (Aquarius and Taurus). Figuring out what to do in a totally new territory may require bending some rules, or destabilise a previous order of things in order to seek a new direction. It may involve groups, organisations and collective endeavours, or just our very own sense of identity and autonomy. It may be the unknown factor that feels disruptive for a while, yet this is signifying the beginning of an effort for consistently pursuing change and reform. It is about activism and revolutionary acts, to do with innovation and value systems.
There is a sense of reaching one’s limits with one’s creative force, expression of individuality, autonomous rebellion or enthusiasm, or reaching a stage of shaping and giving form to something even almost by accident. There is no need for unnecessary risks or extremities, cause it seems we need to be alert and pay attention while the energy is shifting…
We may need to be brave and do the right thing. We may need to use our courage, strength, or pioneering acts in order to awaken or reform some part that is of value to us. Change the order of things. Become more conscious about what is worn out or is not serving its purpose anymore. This may be enforced or voluntary. It may be a surprise or a shock. It may be disruptive. It is an act of liberation. It is about an ultimate act, a revolution or an alternative course of action. This may be an urgent situation, a need to cut off something or detach from somewhere in order to enter new territory: An awakening of values, relationships and unions, that affects our sense of self-worth personally and collectively is being set in motion in new landscapes.
The 3 hits of Mars-Uranus square at 00-02 degrees Aquarius-Taurus:
May 16, 2018 – Mars Direct/Uranus Direct (00 Aquarius / Taurus)
August 2, 2018 – Mars Rx/Uranus Direct (02 Aquarius / Taurus)
September 19, 2018 – Mars Direct / Uranus Rx (01 Aquarius/Taurus)
Beginning of the cycle: February 27, 2017 at 22 Aries
End of cycle and beginning of new one: February 13, 2019 at 29 Aries
© Eleni Kostika 2018
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