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If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.“ Michelangelo


Today, Mars, the planet of action and desire, moves into “practical” and “ambitious” Capricorn (6:43 am EDT), the last of the “grounded” Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) and the last of the “initiating” Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn).

Mars is in its “exaltation” in Saturn-ruled Capricorn, meaning that it matures, or comes “fully into its own” here. Mars in Capricorn is great news for all of us, as it can really motivate and inspire us to get “down to business,” with respect to making our goals and dreams a reality. Mars in Capricorn is highly disciplined, persistent, resourceful, and realistic. A perfect archetype for Mars, in this sign, would be that of a marathon runner. And, no doubt about it: we’re prepared to “go the distance” now!

“If you have built castles in the air (Mars in Sagittarius), your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations (Mars in Capricorn) under them.” Henry David Thoreau

Mars stays in Capricorn until December 5.

Too, as a matter of full disclosure: I have my natal Mars in Capricorn, in my 10th house, at 7 degrees. It’s also conjunct my Capricorn Midheaven and the ruling planet of my birth chart.

Question for Today: Actually, today’s question is a “fill in the blank.” I know I would be way ahead of the game, if only I could get myself to __________.

Famous October 26 Birthdays: Hillary Clinton, Keith Urban, Sasha Cohen, Francois Mitterrand

“Fail to plan, plan to fail.” Hillary Clinton.

By the way, Hillary has her natal Mars in “authoritative” and “self-confident” Leo the Lion, ideally endowing her with great leadership and executive ability. Mars is also exactly conjunct “strategic” Pluto, in her chart, suggesting that she has a real talent for “sizing things up.” Also, for “turning things around.” Too, it suggests that she ALWAYS does her homework, in advance, before she ever makes a move. A good archetype for her might be “the alchemist.” Mars-Pluto also poises her to fight to the bitter end. Would definitely not want to get on her bad side! Just sayin’. 🙂

Enjoy your Sunday! It’s a beautiful fall day where I am. So grateful to be alive.

Patrice Thompson

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Source Notes:

Shady Lane 2: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1432774

Clinton: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2778471.Hillary_Rodham_Clinton

Birthdays: http://www.astro.com/

Michelangelo: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/hard-work

Thoreau: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/goals

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