Mars in not that happy in Libra, but retrograde, sheesh! Mars just wants to get busy and DO stuff, but retrograde in Libra, it will be best served by listening to yourself and others and take a little more time before acting. If your life is anything like mine right now….you can’t act even if you want to. Things seem to be stalled….stuck more like it. It seems to be taking a lot longer for anything to happen. But notice, it’s not just you. Seem like the whole world is moving in slow motion. Probably a good thing.
What is required is a lot more patience and trust. Try not to panic, everything will be okay, eventually. Remember to breathe!
Saturn retrograde in Scorpio, another relationship sign, is giving us another chance to see how we are emotionally triggered by past hurts especially with family members and intimate partners. It’s not about blaming, shaming or hurting back, it’s about bringing it into consciousness so that we can heal it. Sometimes we cannot resolve it directly with the people involved. All we can do is take responsibility for our own reactions and responses.
Evolutionary Astrology says that evolution occurs through the emotional body. The Virgo/Pisces axis is represented by Christianity and the global archetypes of surrender and service.
Another element at play right now is the asteroid Lucifer which is at 27° Aries opposing retrograde Mars. Lucifer is a dual archetype like all others in EA. Lucifer means ‘light bearer’ and so, shows us the way forward….but only after conscious effort. In its ‘negative’ aspect, it represents the stumbling block that keeps us stuck and prevents our forward progress. It manifests as the ‘weakest link’ in our emotional well-being.
Lucifer in Aries represents failed initiations. It challenges us by testing our resolve. How easily do we give up on our dreams, give up and get depressed? Unfinished business from past lives has a lot of emotional baggage attached. In order to move to our North Node and Pluto Polarity Point, we have to clear up that baggage and it is often very difficult to do so. Lucifer can come in and say: “Ah, what the heck, too much work to do that….I’ll just do it later.” How about next life? Just like a stack of papers on your desk, each lifetime more and more accumulates on that stack until it looks totally impossible – Lucifer at work. Lucifer wants to keep us stuck in separating desires and beliefs, unable to return to Source, our ultimate goal.
All of this is in play now. This Full Moon forms a T Square with Galactic Center, the Heart of our galaxy. Stephanie Austin says: “Any alignment with the GC provides tremendous energetic support for releasing old beliefs and realizing our destiny”.
“A great time to let go.” Don’t you hear that a lot? ‘Let go’, what does that look like? Another one you hear a lot is ‘getting out of your own way’. Frustrating!
Probably the best thing we can accomplish is the power of self-observation. Unless you know what is ‘wrong’ you can’t change it. Being in present time is an important step in this process. Whenever you find yourself thinking about past or future, you are not actually experiencing what is available now. You can go your whole life without experiencing anything because you are always in the memory of the past or the fantasy of the future. Eckhart Tolle suggests we become the ‘silent watcher’. When you do this, the now expands.
Virgo, an earth sign ruled by Mercury is especially interested in the now. It’s attention to detail, discernment and organizational skills deal with ‘mundane’ reality. Pisces, a water sign ruled by Neptune represents fantasy, dreams, illusion, glamour etc. Since we are observing all this from the center of the chart (Earth), the message is: Keep your feet on the ground while you reach for the stars. Bring down the inspiration into manifestation.