...chill one day, brutal the next, nice the one after that and then back to 'WTF?!?!' The middle of November asks that we not succumb to feeling faint of heart.
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The previous Sun/Mars cycle draws to a close as the Sun marches nearer to Mars. If the Moon is our haggard uncle coming off a double-double full of trouble, then this Mars is like Odysseus coming back home rougher for the wear of those epic exploits.
Whether we're contending with feelings of survivors guilt, some level of shame or outrage pertaining to our complicity, or feelings of hopeless overwhelm - this week brings those feelings to the fore.
April arrives with a battery of exams: A test of our faith; an invitation to wrestle with fervor (its fruitful and destructive qualities); a potential to purify our relationship with favor; and then a redo on the Aries New Moon – Eclipse Edition.
The undulations of benefic and malefic enclosure (that extend into next week) are what really make this week one that can hold its own in comparison to the big ingresses earlier in the month. Particularly with Thursday's rogue wave right in the middle of the set.
Saturn's overcoming square to the Gemini ascendant is the demand, and Mars in Gemini finally escaping the rays of Neptune's square is the detail's excruciating clarification.
As you might guess, the combination of the Sun in Aries and Venus in Taurus means that there are some good elections and quite a few b-sides to work with.
If the winds of change were blowing earlier this month, this week we've got some some gale force winds. Pluto changes signs once a generation, and the changing of Pluto's sign from Capricorn into Aquarius is baked into the foundation of the USA as an internationally recognized independent nation.
The month of March is of major passages and portents. Something y'all will likely have already noticed by the time this post goes live. Saturn's departure from home territory is the passage. And Pluto's (preliminary) entry into Aquarius the portent.
Perhaps it's only fitting that an invitation to "see like Luna" would entail a certain cyclical darkness, and periodic changes of perspective? That there would be moments of pause, and retrospective reflection, in the realm of a planet who 'rejoices in the still silence of night'.