Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.” – E. Joseph Cossman
Effective Dates for Mars in Capricorn- September 27th- November 9th 2016
Helios’ Astrological Angle on Mars in Capricorn– Fuck yeah, Mars!! I love this transit, and yes, I’m biased but I don’t feel like hiding it. You see, MArs (as he always corrects himself in my typing, +1 for running gags) is just awesome. He is energy, he is force, he is will in its purest, rawest form. And in Capricorn? Well that energy gets direction, it gets a higher calling and purpose- It gets put to WORK. And work is exactly what we need to do…
So for the past month or so, we have been stressing the importance of prioritization and determining the overall path you want your life to take, whatever shape that might be. Along the way there have been several chances for you to back out, change your mind, pull the ripcord, and find a new way forward. These offers were tempting, and some of you may have taken them. Either way, those other options are now closed to you. Your path is now fixed, and you need to walk, no- RUN down it. Now is not the time for looking back or second guessing. You need to go full ham, on whatever it is that you are doing, and you need to do it with gusto.
This energy is the best of the best when it comes to Mars (Conversely, Saturn in Aries is an awful combo… weird. Almost as bad as pokemon typing)- It is the kind that builds empires and also creates and emboldens tyrants. This is a brazen Mars, in his way- restrained, yet confident; Knowing exactly which moves to make to get what it is he wants. This is his great game, and he steps off the battlefield as a soldier to become a General, commanding his troops to their glorious victory. As we wade through this minefield of uncertainty and misery that is our current state of affairs, channeling a bit of the tyrant into yourself in order to achieve your goals.
For some time now, you have been focused on wholeness, increasing your sensitivity, and repairing damage that has been done both to and by you- in short, Healing. With this transit, however, you will need to go back to being cold, logical, and disconnected from the results of the effort itself. Depersonalization will serve you well. This phase of your path requires action, and the will to carry it out must come from within you. To get the most out of this, you must be absolutely sure that your path is the correct way forward, and you must trust both yourself and your skills without question or reservation, no matter what resistance you run up against. The only limits to what you can achieve during this transit is how fierce you believe yourself to be and how greatly you are willing to dare- even if it means failing greatly.
Artemis’ Tarot Take on Mars in Capricorn-
Cards: 2 of Cups, Knight of Pentacles, The Fool
After months of scattered energy, pushing ourselves – stumbling – begging our feet not to fail us now (not after all the shit we have been through), we are finally entering Mars in Capricorn. This reading being greeted by the 2 of Cups informs me that this transit is going to be about our deepest desires – our literal life blood. With the crumbling of the tower, we are finally realizing what it is that we truly want. Mars in Capricorn is known for being depraved. People with this placement in their natal charts will stop at nothing to get what they want, and literally nothing will stand in their way. Not morality. Not physical obstacles. Not other people. They will demolish all that keeps them from their goals, and we are about to get a taste of this insane energy.
Capricorn is represented by The Devil card in the tarot, and Mars in Capricorn in particular is the 3 of Pentacles. This combination of archetypes essentially screams, “Manifest your desire into the physical universe.” Here’s the thing, Heretics, we have to get over the fact that everything we build in this lifetime is going to be vanquished from this earth at some point. It could be while we are alive, or it could be years and years into the future. Nothing is permanent, but that should not keep us from building and trying, because each push into the universe really does do something. Even if the structures we are building in our life are temporary, they are vehicles to a new world of understanding and evolution. The Fool. In order to be blasted out of the structures we are surrounded with now, we need to build a ladder out of here. That ladder isn’t coming with us, though. A shuttle that is launched into space goes through many stages before it reaches it’s destination – leaving behind parts of itself as the parts become useless. Keeping them around becomes a burden for the craft and weight that it definitely doesn’t need in order to get to it’s destination. The only thing that stays consistent is the goal. This is a time to be brutal and to fight for what you want. And we finally get the energy to do so. You have to be ravenous.
Piece by piece, the puzzle will come together. All you need is your carnal desire to begin. What do you really, really want, Heretics? Now decide that you will stop at nothing to have it. Mars in Capricorn will drive us through Libra and into Scorpio; both signs lustful in their own ways. The coming new moon in Libra, Pluto finally turning direct, the Aries full moon, and then our decent into Scorpio will bring a lot of lust into our lives (think back into the spring when Venus burst into Aries and then we had sexy Taurus season). Expect your sex life to get TURNT UP during this transit. Remember, Mars rules the physical realm and our physical sex lives, so coming into Capricorn expect a lot more power play dynamics and lust of the flesh. Mmmm mmm.
You will finally realize that there really isn’t anything that is standing in your way that you can’t figure out how to take down. Capricorn is methodical. They know the earth and it’s restraints better than any other sign (they are ruled by Daddy Saturn). This is a Mars that understands power and how to manifest it in your life. Depending on which house this transit falls in for you, you will be getting a huge surge of blood thirsty energy. Expect people in your life to get a bit… sociopathic about their wants. Expect people to be brutal and cruel and obsessed with their method – whatever that may be for them. Stand your ground, Heretics, with this transit and the coming Persephone decent we are about to do (hello Autumn), things are going to get bloody. Are you ready for battle?