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“Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one who inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.” Marianne Williamson
The maternal Moon leaves intense Scorpio and enters zealous Sagittarius (7:46 am EST), forming challenging squares to the stellium of planets in sea and oil-based Pisces (Mars, Chiron, Mercury, Sun). Warrior Mars also conjuncts wounded healer Chiron. Manic Mars is additionally sesquiquadrate to denying Saturn in matrimonial Libra. Too, expansive Jupiter in fighter Aries is square to controlling, debt-minded Pluto in governmental Capricorn (exact this Friday).
I turned on the radio in bed this morning and it seemed that almost every news story was gloomy: The tragic earthquake in New Zealand, with hundreds still missing. The tragic civil war in Libya, and growing fear mounting among world leaders that Moammar Gadhafi may resort to using chemical weapons, including mustard gas, on his own people.
Then we have spiking oil prices which is going to likely create further hardship for many, and potentially stall economies worldwide (refer to my earlier blog on Mars entering Pisces and its affect on oil). Also, I heard on the radio about spikes in the incidence of whooping cough, even though there is a vaccine for it. Then there was further reporting of the ongoing budgetary standoff between Republicans and Democrats in Wisconsin which has spread to other states (very Jupiter-Pluto with again Pluto ruling debt).
Of course, the current cosmic activity conveniently explains all the turbulence, calamity, and unrest. My personal dilemma: How to write an upbeat daily horoscope forecast when there is so much visible suffering out there in the world now?
Too, yesterday, I personally had a freak, high-speed collision in my hallway with one of my ferocious toy poodles. I may have broken my middle toe in my left foot, so my foot is aching like crazy now. No consolation, either, that accident-monger Mars just moved into Pisces which rules the frickin’ foot, and is also moving through my 12th house of confinement! 🙂 My dog Boo, the lovable perpetrator of this weird, Neptunian incident, appears to be fine. BTW, Boo also has his natal Mars in Pisces which, I’m sure, also played a key factor here in my receipt of pain from the little canine beast.
The Moon’s entrance into fiery, enthusiastic Sagittarius and exactly square to the Pisces stellium of planets makes us much more restless and adventurous today. Accordingly, more likely to engage in “risk-taking” behavior. Too, Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius is very “cause-minded” and can be fanatical with respect to its beliefs and convictions, as can be underdog Pisces (which is co-ruled by Jupiter).
Pisces keywords are “serve or suffer” and Pisces is often willing to sacrifice whatever it has to, in order to see its ideals realized, including if it means playing the martyr/victim role. This Pisces aspect of martyrdom is even accentuated more today with aggressor Mars’ exact conjunction to Chiron. It is the nature of Mars to attack, as part of its survival mindset, and linked with Chiron, it is possible now that fresh wounds may be inflicted (the massacres in Libya). Transiting Mars to Chiron can also signify the need to come to terms “with prior deep wounds” from both our individual and collective past.
I mentioned in my “Mars in Pisces” blog the other day, that the very day Chiron initially entered Pisces (oil) last year, we had the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Now today a top news story is the fear of oil spiking to $120 a barrel soon. Also there’s concern about Gadhafi blowing up oil lines. The Jupiter square Pluto can also, on the shadow side, symbolically denote a “tyrant out of control,” with Jupiter leading to excess and Pluto ruling dictators.
Also, as I am writing this, the NYT.com is reporting that a British court has just ruled WikiLeaks‘ founder, Julian Assange, must be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault by two women there. Jupiter rules legal proceedings; Pluto rules sexual assault, as well as covert activities and spying. When Jupiter was exactly square to Pluto last year on July 25th is when Wikileaks reportedly released some 9,000 classified documents on the Afghan war, so there seems to be a Jupiter-Pluto and Assange tie here going on. Again, Jupiter-Pluto is exact to the dot tomorrow (at 3:41 pm EST) and this aspect has essentially been applying in influence for the last couple weeks or so. Assange and his legal team reportedly have seven days to appeal the court’s ruling today.
I could write much more now about the planets, as there is so much going on, including the Mars-Saturn 135-degree aspect which means like, what the late Rodney Dangerfield used to say, “we may get very little respect today,” from higher-ups and partners. But, due to my throbbing foot, I’m going to have to cut it short. Too, we need to remember that, while we cannot always control what happens to us, we can control our reaction to it. We do have free will. I am going to keep reminding myself of this handy little fact as I try to soothe my achy foot. Also, despite everything going on, many of us do still have much to be thankful for. It is part of the “Pisces” experience to sometimes expose us to pain and suffering in a bid to make us more compassionate and caring with others. We realize how vulnerable we all are living on the earth plane. But, too, we must never give up hope and faith in a brighter day. Pisces is, after all, our “link to the Divine.” And, the sign of miracles.
“A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.” William Hazlitt
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