Saturday, November 23, 2013

Mars Enters Virgo, Mercury conjunct Saturn

On Tuesday, November 26, Mars enters Virgo. Normally Mars transits through a sign in 6 or 7 weeks. But this time Mars will be in spending more than 8 months in Virgo, due to going through a Retrograde period from March 1 -May 20, 2014. Mars is now slowing down in its progress in the zodiac, in preparation for its retrograde phase. Retrograde planets are at their closest to the Earth, and therefore Strong. Thus, everyone gets a rather powerful and lengthy dose of Mars energy in the part of their life where Virgo is placed in the natal chart. Mars is the planet of Energy & Action. It is an Activator all by itself. Mars is also the planet of Combat. Virgo is the sign of Details and Analysis. Mars in Virgo is overly concerned with the details, and tends to be Critical of Everything. It is a good combination for Analysis and Logic. Mars will finally exit Virgo in mid-July.
(for more discussion with chart diagrams, check out video blog to be posted on Nov 24 at
Mercury is Conjunct Saturn on Monday, November 25, @ 22 deg. Libra. The planet of Rational Thinking meets the Reality-Check Planet. The result is Realistic Decisions and Hard Choices. This transit has been active for the past week, and already produced results in the US Congress in the form of the "Nuclear Option" passed by the Democrats in the Senate. The energy pattern continues this week.
Venus is exactly Opposite Jupiter on Thursday, November 28. The two planets have been in Mutual Aspect all through November. Venus is Value; Jupiter is Increase. Thus, the stock market hit New Highs last week. Venus is also Compromise and Agreement; Jupiter is Hope. When the two planets interact, often we get hoped-for compromise, but no results. The reason is that Venus is in the Willful, Egoic sign Sagittarius, which always sticks to its Own Version of Truth, and doesn't readily compromise. Thus the Negotiations with Afghanistan, with Iran, and at the UN Climate Change Conference, were all unproductive.


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