The Sun enters Sagittarius on November 21, 2012
@ 4:50:09 pm EST
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The Sun enters Sagittarius – the sign ruled by Jupiter, planet of optimism and opportunities. From the astrology chart at the Sun’s ingress into Sagittarius, is our enthusiasm bubbling up, or boiling over?
It’s not what happens when the Sun enters Sag, as much as the time between then and the Lunar Eclipse-Full Moon on Wednesday, and that’s what this post is about…
The Sun enters Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius. Jupiter is Retrograde in Mercury-ruled Gemini. Mercury is in Scorpio – also Retrograde. To make progress, there are choices, options, decisions, that we may not be ready to make.
Sun is square Neptune and (approaching) trine to Uranus. Even if we are under the spell of an illusion – causes inspire action. Even if we are unsure of what we’re doing and easily misled, the heart feels, and we are ready to act.
As the Sun leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius, Mercury, North Node, and Saturn remain in Scorpio, with Venus just about to enter Scorpio. Despite the Sun in Sagittarius, a strong Scorpionic flavor continues to build, making Mars and Pluto (Scorpio’s rulers) Very Important Planets. And – Mars and Pluto are (almost) conjunct in Saturn-ruled Capricorn. This is a POWER meeting – with a twist.
Pluto and Saturn are in mutual reception.
Using the old rulers, Mars and Saturn are also in mutual reception.
And transiting Mars is approaching Pluto. Energy continues to heat, build, and intensify. And not everything will be public knowledge. This is a PLUTO aspect, infamous for hidden power. And Mercury is still Retrograde (in Scorpio) – information is hidden.
The Mars-Saturn mutual reception and sextile can help to temper hot tempers, especially intensified by strong beliefs in higher ideals. There is a chance of working together. Plans and details can be worked out. If respected and used precisely, energy can be used productively. Expecting a respectful dialog may be expecting a lot. If Saturn’s necessary respect is missing, this energy can be used defensively and self-righteously.
But here’s what’s driving the current world energy.
Mars joins the on-going Uranus-Pluto square – Mars is quickly approaching a Pluto conjunction and is EXACTLY square Uranus – this week Mars becomes part of the Uranus-Pluto square. If ever there was an opportunity for a spike in hot-tempered energy, this is a big one. Actions can be passionate outbursts, betraying strong underlying feelings of repressed anger.
Mars is also at the highest declination. Mars has been out-of-bounds since mid October and will be until December 9/10. This makes Mars a wild card, it can go either way – over or under react – and square Uranus in Aries (Mars’ rulership sign), this is wild, eruptive energy. For more on Mars out-of-bounds see my post on Mars this Fall
Just at a time when we need to slow down and act with caution and precision (Mars-Saturn), we can find ourselves at an impatient impasse. A point of so much intensified passion there is no turning back – despite dangers.
Either Mars-Saturn will temper the heated energy of the Uranus-Pluto square. Or, the Mars-Saturn-Pluto affiliation could indicate precise plans for extreme action around the coming Lunar Eclipse.
These Mars aspects become exact over the next few days, strongest from Nov 22 – 24. And again as Mars conjuncts Pluto on Nov 27 (and Venus conjuncts Saturn), all part of the upcoming Lunar Eclipse chart (Nov 28, post coming soon…).