We bid farewell to Mars in Virgo and hail the entry of Mars into Libra this weekend. This is a dramatic shift.
On another octave, Libra is ruled by Eris. In mythology, Mars/Aries is Eris’ brother. They are the archetypes of the feminine and masculine warriors and are often together on the battlefield in the ancient stories. Mars will move through Libra until the end of July 2014. The primary theme of this energy will be the unification of the masculine and feminine sides of ourselves. In other words, we become whole.
The integration of these two sides of ourselves makes us very, very strong. Wherever we are deficient, rectification will occur. So in various aspects of our lives we have holes or weaknesses that will now be filled or fortified. Masculine or feminine energy will route to the area or situation, depending on what is needed. To be balanced is to operate with the full power of nature.
Mars in Libra is about freedom and independence, reaching apex during the last week of January 2014, and then again during the last week of March/beginning of April. These are the times when Mars will oppose the Eris Point (the degree in the sky Eris was located when she was discovered). This transit of Mars through Libra will be revolutionary.
t’s important to be wise and responsible with our choices this weekend. We need to take a longer-term, bigger picture approach. Decisions made willy-nilly (absentmindedly) are never good, but really not good now. This is especially true with purchases. You don’t have to show your love via volume.
Saturday’s energy revolves around notions of worth. Situations and events show us if things are worth the effort or if we are settling for scraps. If it is not worth it, we are compromising ourselves by trying to satisfy a need.
Things will go better if you rely on yourself to take care of anything that needs to be taken care of instead of asking someone else.
Sunday’s energy brings a vibrance and freshness that is a wonderful gift on the last day of the Crescent Moon phase. Crescent Moon phase is considered by many to be the “hardest” of the eight Moon phases. My teacher always emphasized “challenge” over “struggle.” When we know something will be challenging, we can prepare for endurance. But if we are unaware of the nature of Crescent phases, we can become overwhelmed by them. Wishes, intentions, and dreams seeded at the New Moon phase often die at Crescent phase because we give up. The Universe is just asking if we are “for real” with it (love and want it enough) or just want things without effort. Let Sunday’s vibrant, fresh energy carry you through doubts and worries.
All of us wise owls breathe in the beauty of the natural world and swim in the air currents of Mother Nature - Gaia Sophia. It is my job to help us turn our attention from the mechanistics of the matrix and toward the workings of nature. Balance, sanity, happiness, and freedom await us there. Turn your head and see.