[facebook]As I reported last week the Mercury/Mars conjunction in Aquarius brought a high potential for the individual in conflict (Mars) with collective culture (Aquarius) around ideas and personal self-expression (Mercury) not being appreciated.
Mercury/Mars Conjunction in Aquarius VIDEO
Since last week, notice a few of the important news stories:
1. The LAPD stalker:
A former LAPD officer had been stalking the squad, after publishing a lengthy manifesto. This began as a grievance several years ago, when he was fired from the force for reporting police brutality. At the time of this writing, it has just been reported that he and the officers were involved in a standoff with one officer killed.
2. Pope Benedict resigns:
In very rare event, the latest Pope steps down from his post. Who knows exactly why, but it still shows an individual asserting himself/sticking out from the culture. In this case it is the culture of the church. Resigning the papacy is a highly individual move, not seen in nearly 600 years.
In a very interesting twist, hours after the pope announced his resignation, lightning struck the Vatican. To show how specific Vedic astrology is, the moon was in the Nakshatra of Purva Bhadra, related to lightning strikes. The deity Aja Ekapad means “one footed goat”.
3. North Korea nuclear test:
This week the North Koreans conducted an underground test, ratcheting up the heated rhetoric against the West, and in particular the United States.
4. Conflicts in Online Communities:
In my personal sphere of friends and online communities, I’ve seen several very potent “blowups” over the exchange of ideas or the inclusion or exclusion from certain creative projects, etc. I seen long-term friendships get destroyed over such misunderstandings and self assertions.
All of these things have the common themes of Mars (self will and individuation), Mercury (ideas, communication and creativity) and Aquarius (our communities and larger culture).
The Mars/Mercury Opportunity
Of course, conflict and battle are not the only possibilities. In fact, for me personally, I have greatly benefited from this transit. I recently taught an awesome astrology course weekend to my students, and have also been exploring several alternative communities and networking opportunities.
Like everything astrological, it all boils down to your individual relationship with the planet’s, signs and houses involved.
THREE THINGS YOU MUST KNOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS TIME:
1. Your Natal Saturn (it’s dignity, house rulerships, etc)
2. The Sign of Libra (where that house falls for you – any planets there).
3. Your Planetary Cycle
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How about you? Have you experienced the Mars/Mercury transit in Aquarius?