“Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.” – Voltaire
Effective Dates: November 9th- December 20th, 2016
Helios’ Astrological Angle for Mars in Aquarius– The Future…. When you envision it, what do you see? Does your mind go to a grand vision of your life, or are you caught up in a greater dystopian perspective of the world at large? Are these mutually exclusive? More importantly, how do you get from here in the now to make this vision a reality?
These questions will be instantly familiar to anyone with pronounced Leo-Aquarius, but this transit is about to take those reveries of yours and make them incessant shouts in your mind, screaming for answers. This can easily cause you to stop, and try to figure out how to answer these questions at the cost of your forward progress- the exact opposite thing to do. See, you already have the problem of being paralyzed by indecision- No, the whole point of this transit is to get you UNSTUCK.
Listen, you are in a rut. You are trying to solve a whole slew of new problems that you face, but you are failing at it miserably. This is because you are not taking into account the changes that you yourself have undergone. You are not the same person you were a year, a month, hell even a day ago! That is how fast that you are growing and changing, and it is unbelievably difficult to keep up with yourself. The only way to really do it is to become centered within yourself, focusing on YOU and your Self, drowning out all of the outside noise. Whether its through meditation, work, dance, weight lifting or whatever- You must focus on your internal voice, not the discordant cacophony outside that wants to sabotage you. While doing this, you also must be so present and in the now that you fail to even remember who you were or what you were dealing with five minutes ago. Nostalgia, stale paradigms…. these are your enemies. Forget the old, embrace the new with open arms. Yes, the future can be terrifying, but if you’re willing to meet it halfway it can become better than you ever imagined.
Artemis’ Tarot Take on Mars in Aquarius–
Cards: Judgement, The Star, 7 of Wands
Aquarians are known for their disruption. Sometimes it’s well founded, and other times it is eccentricity for eccentricity’s sake. In short, right now it doesn’t fucking matter. Right now what we need is dissonance; a new way of doing things shouting very loudly while we are performing our slave duties in a dying paradigm. We need a dissenting voice telling us that we are struck in our ways and dying right alongside that paradigm. Innovation of our lives is desperately needed, and during this transit it will also be very much wanted.
Vision. Aquarius has her sights on the future, regardless of what is going on in the present. She is constantly looking to innovate what is placed before her. At the beginning of this transit, Mars in Aquarius will meet the Sun in Scorpio, and will begin evolving our emotional lives in ways we couldn’t possibly imagine. There will be harsh Judgement cast upon us. Catching the tail end of Mercury in Scorpio, Aqua Mars will start trimming down the bullshit that isn’t helping you evolve.
You will face shadows in your life that will cast judgement on the stifled ways you deal with your goals. Have you been putting aside working with a new method – a new way of life – because you feel comfortable in your drudgery? Well, you’re going to meet with situations that agitate this to the extreme. There will be dissonance. Why are you continuing to use these methods that don’t work? Why are you clinging to tradition where it isn’t important (and frankly, detrimental to your success)? Aquarius just doesn’t get it. Why the fuck are you doing things that don’t help you evolve – hell, transcend? This sign needs for their to be constant adaptation, and in Mars it will force us to work toward and desire those new adaptations.
“Well, because change is fucking terrible and painful,” you may say. But living in a hell that you have adapted to is just as painful in the long run as the temporary pain of change. And honestly Aquarius doesn’t give a shit about you straggling behind or not. It is a pragmatic sign, and it knows there will be stragglers that need to be cast out so that others may survive and evolve (this is where the dualistic aspect between humanitarian and stone cold bitch come from with Aqua). Yep, some people just aren’t gunna fucking get it. They wont get what that fucking strange idea you are working on is going to do – or why it is important. But, you know what? Fuck um’, because Aquarius is also the sign of rebellion. It will be time for revolution – time for disturbance – time to start talking about ways we can actually start shifting this paradigm before we die in the rubble of tower year and all that it has decided to swallow up.
It’s time to start running toward the future. We have been shown the way – set on course this year. Now it’s time to actually take the initiative and make change. It is time to actually start believing in our own vision for the future, because Mars in Aquarius will transit through Sun in Saggo and that will absolutely beg us to see a greater vision.
The Star. Although this transit will be turbulent with change, it is also a hopeful transit. The things we learn here will benefit our future goals immensely. Aquarius is a mad scientist, so experiment. Give shit a try even if you are skeptical about them. You never fucking know. Scientists get their flashes of insight by being playful with reality and experimenting. It’s time for you to do the same, and it’s time for you to do it with optimism. Don’t worry, we are finally seeing the pole star that will lead us out of this hellhole of a forest.
We have a bit of a warning with the 7 of wands in the future position. We are in a position for clearance. There is some shit coming our way (expected, right?), and we aren’t going to have the tools to clear the thick debris without this much needed hope/optimism/rebellion/innovation. You really need to hop on this train or Capricorn season is going to chew you up and spit you out with a new sense of self loathing. It’s time to be a creative powerhouse, and that means experimenting with your mental paradigms and how you do things. Aquarius in Mars is telling you to put some spice in your life. Oh, and it also wants you to know, “Fuck the system.“