Double Double Toil and Trouble: Yod to Mars in Scorpio: Be Aware !
The red planet Mars, the god of War and Passion is in the spotlight this week June 13 – June 17 as it is the focal planet of a Yod or Finger of Fate planetary pattern linking first Venus and now the Sun in Gemini and wild card, combustible Uranus in Aries. When triggered, this pattern is associated with seemingly fated events that create a turning point in our collective and personal lives. Will the Orlando Massacre prove to be such an event on the collective level?
As so often, the prophetic words of The Second Coming by the poet Yeats capture the mood of the zeitgeist.
“Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?”
Passion Play: Mars in Scorpio vs Sun conjunct Venus in Gemini
Mars is retrograding slowly to it’s station at 23/24 Scorpio at the end of the month, so anyone with planets at those degrees will be especially feeling the Scorpionic urge to delve deeply into the internal source of blocked or frustrated desire.
Because one track Mars in Scorpio is bound to be tested and probably irritated by the Gemini Sun and Venus’ propensity for endless talk and associated need for a lot of space to network with their many friends and potentially valuable contacts.
Patience Mars, patience. Contain yourself, don’t blow it by coming on too strong with an inappropriate level of intensity. How about letting off steam by dancing your frustration, rage and resentment?
Your desire to go deeper and eliminate all obstacles delaying passionate encounter will likely be deflected anyway by the Gemini ability to dazzle and dance around the issue at hand.
Make use of the flowing trine aspect to wounded healer Chiron in Pisces and show some compassion toward the self-sabotaging shadow sides of your admirable one pointed focus and relentless determination to achieve the goal.
Two maxims to take to heart and bear in mind.
“What is denied within is experienced outside as fate”
– Carl Jung
“Love brings up anything unlike itself for the purpose of healing”
– Sondra Ray
Come to the Temple Byron Transformational Astrology Group tonight, Thursday 16 June at 6:30 pm if you would like to explore all this more deeply and comprehensively. Or alternatively, message me for a personal reading to discover what is being activated in your own chart.