Mars has entered Libra, (as it does every 2 years) on December 7th and instead of staying 2 months in this sign, as usual, this time, because of its retrograde motion that begins March 1, 2014, will remain on it until July, so, 7 months. During these months it will make a series of very important aspects including the Grand Cardinal Cross in April, which means that it opposes Uranus in Aries, while Jupiter in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn, all squaring each other. Without the intention of promoting a negative spirit on the matter, nor the global panic, this is a potent planetary aspect that we are all going to live together, but of course some more potently than others. This is one of the most powerful planetary formations in recent years, certainly since 2001, remember?
The event that took place that morning of September 11, changed the world in many ways for ever and caused 2 wars.
This aspect of April 2014, which also occurs between two eclipses, the one on the full moon in Libra, on the 15th and the second on the new moon in Taurus on the 29th of April. This extraordinary alignment of planets can bring global events that we will never forget. While the beginning of another war is possible, natural explosions, such as volcanoes, earthquakes or tsunamis are also a possibility. Big drop in the stock market again may cause to destabilize the global financial landscape.
Those of us with planets around the 13 ° of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn, will be most affected, when not completed situations appear on our table, forcing us to solve them and complete them. It would be important to have a look at what is pending in our lives, especially those issues that force us to grow as a spiritual and conscious beings. We have a few months until April, to become aware of the necessary changes that will help us evolve rather than wait for our environment, to force them upon us, in a manner less in line with our free will.
Going back to Mars in Libra, having a look at the lives of those who have this position in their natal chart, you may have been experiencing major changes in relationships and your work. Surely your attitude must have changed radically, especially those with Mars in the first 10 ° s of the sign. For those who do not become conscious of these forces that are forcing you to change, especially those of you of fixed sun signs, but with this position of Mars in their charts, the somatization of the conflict is common, expressing itself in disease. The resistance to change, usually ends in disease that forces us to an impending change.
Mars in Libra opposes the sign that it rules, Aries. Almost seems like a contradiction. The sign of the Warrior, Knight, defender of their land and their space, in the sign ruled by Venus, that resolves things seducing and sometimes committing their own interests, to gain harmony. The brute force of Aries in the sign of diplomacy, of commitment, of negotiation. But of course the recently death of Nelson Mandela who was born with Mars in Libra, reminds us of what a magnificent expression of this aspect he was. He changed the world without war, changed their land, negotiating and forgiving. John Lennon, was also born with Mars in Libra, and the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, Abraham Lincoln, Maria Callas, Margaret Thatcher, Pope Francis, Bill Clinton and many artists like Elvis Presley, Nicole Kidman and many more and although Mahatma Ghandi was born with Mars in Scorpio, he had it in conjunction to Venus.
Libra appears to learn through the experience of various relationships and the need to find the right partner.
Finding the balance between the needs of the other and their own is a Libran experience. This extends to sex, where the need to please the other, sometimes is more important than their own pleasure.
Libra is an air sign. Its symbol, as with the other air signs(Gemini, Aquarius) is not an animal, but an object: the scales, and this symbol describes the way in which the Libra relates or tries to relate. It was in the generation born at the end of the 1940s and early 1950s, when Neptune transited this sign, when we had the “hippie” movement, proclaiming peace, free and transcendental love, beyond the boundaries of marriage. Many of them are parents and grandparents of the young of today, born with Neptune in Sagittarius, Capricorn, with longings and fantasies very different from our own, due to the times they are born into.
On it path through Libra, Mars will do the following: on the 25th of December it will oppose Uranus, and square Pluto, square that will be exact on 30-31 December of this year ending. Therefore we are experiencing this strong T-square for the holidays, so pay attention to the issues that are brought out in these days and meditate on it.
On January 8th it forms a square to Jupiter and on the 16th, to Venus. On March 2 will square Venus again, since the two do their retrograde motion in these months. April 21-23 is the Grand Cardinal cross, and on May 11 opposes Venus. On May 20 stations direct and returns to form the square to Pluto on the 14th June and on the June 25, it opposes Uranus for the last time until December 2015.
Tighten belts and pay attention to the issues that manifest themselves in your lives in these months and you do not brush them aside thinking: “this will pass…” It will not, until you solve them.
I want to make clear, that none of this should be negative, can be the ideal time to make resolutions we have been putting off and that will benefit our life in a major way.