This week brings an opposition between Mars in Gemini and Saturn Rx in Sagittarius. Saturn restricts Mars’ actions, while applying pressure in the form of forced choices (Gemini). Not a happy aspect, especially since Mars will go on to square Chiron in Pisces - painful or inappropriate actions.
The good news is that Mars/Saturn is part of a configuration called a Kite. Mars will make harmonious sextiles to Uranus in Aries (with Venus in Aries close by) and the Leo North Node. This makes Mars the top of the Kite, and the release point of a Grand Fire Trine, consisting of Uranus in Aries, the Leo North Node, and Saturn. The Kite is an outlet for the Trine's (sometimes unactivated) potential - this outlet is triggered by the pressure of the Mars/Saturn opposition. A Grand Trine can be so smooth and easy that you don't do anything with it. New impulses (Uranus) are defined (Saturn) and hooked into the future (North Node). Nice, but maybe ho-hum. Well, ho-hum no more. Mars/Saturn will alert you to this potential. Sometimes a bit of difficulty encourages you to get moving.
Venus will activate the works when she trines Saturn, conjoins Uranus and trines the North Node. The Kite will be active from May 29th to June 3rd.
What does this mean? Any pain, pressure or limits you experience will be an essential part of the process. The extra work, the enforced focus, the rules - if you push through along the path that’s been set by Saturn, you’ll access surprisingly favourable (Uranus/Venus) results. This will be enhanced by Mars' trine to the Aquarius South Node - your actions will carry you forward. There will be rewards and progress, but they won’t come easily.
Here are the dates for the each aspect of the Kite (I'll do a separate post on the aspects in my dailies):
- May 29th: Mars opposite Saturn
- May 30th: Mars sextile Uranus in Aries
- May 31st: Mars trine the Aquarius South Node/sextile the Leo North Node
- June 1st: Venus in Aries trine Saturn Rx in Sagittarius
- June 2nd: Mars square Chiron in Pisces
- June 3rd: Venus conjunct Uranus in Aries/trine the Leo North Node
June 3rd to 4th offers an additional influence as the Gemini Sun trines Jupiter Rx, then squares Neptune. Ceres will be close to the Sun (exact conjunction on June 5th) so she’ll be involved. Jupiter’s trine will expand the reasons or choices for nurturing - more to look after, more to give. But the Neptune square can dissolve good sense, and you could end up giving everything, based on hopeful intentions. Find the balance between care and sacrifice.
On June 4th, get ready for an abrupt change of pace as Mars enters Cancer. Actions/initiative will shift from logic to emotions. Needs/neediness and passion will be the drivers.
Mars in your communication sector is the focal point of this week’s Kite. Official answers, documents or enforced choices will be frustrating. It may seem as if everything you say is inappropriate, especially if you try to stand up for yourself. Arguments should be approached with extreme caution, as hidden wounds may be activated. Nonetheless, aspects to Venus/Uranus in your sign encourage cooperation. There’s a ton of energy - it just needs to be focused in the right direction. Rather than fighting the rules, try working with them. Accept the limits, make a choice, and demonstrate your ability to get along with others. Excellent for all communication (writing, meetings, phone calls, emails, blogging, discussions).
Aspects to Sun/Ceres in your communication sector suggests inflated hopes/promises about nurturing in a relationship. Before you answer, make sure the other person has the same understanding of “nurturing” as you do. The meaning behind the words will be crucial.
Once Mars enters your domestic sector, the focus will change from external contacts tohome/family issues. Relocation, home repairs, home business, family discussions (or arguments will be energized.
Mars in your sector of personal resources is the focal point of this week’s Kite. Earned money, spending, saving and actions that contribute to your self-esteem will be emphasized. What you do to enhance your security may be a source of stress - pressure due to debts, your partner’s finances or relationship restrictions will enforce on choice, and you probably won’t like it. However, concentrated efforts can help you push through financial/emotional insecurities, as you prove yourself and establish your values. You can also access hidden reservoirs of inspiration and optimism if you tune into a gut feeling. You’re on the right track, no matter what others say.
Aspects to Sun/Ceres in your sector of personal resources encourage self-care with a caution to choose wisely. It will be important to differentiate between overindulgence/overspending versus healthy decisions about what you need (versus what you want). There’s more to enjoy, but don’t overdo it.
As Mars enters your communication sector, all matters involving meetings, phone calls, emails, writing and brief discussions will be energized. There will be more to say, and the vibe will be emotional- watch for volatile conversations and reactions.
Mars in your sign is the focal point of this week’s Kite. Your motivations/actions may be limited by partnership obligations. Someone else’s goals, or your commitments to a relationship, could feel uncomfortable. Too, professional efforts can reveal failures. But enforced choices can actually help you, as you concentrate your efforts in one area. Social communication, networking and progress on a public level can result from your focused energy. Others may provide a workaround or unexpected assistance.
Aspects to Sun/Ceres in your sign hi-light the nurturing of a personal project, desire or creation. Issues with children/pregnancy may also be emphasized. However, personal issues can interfere with professional goals - don’t get the two confused.
Mars’ move into your sector of security sees your efforts shift to earned money, sources of income and personal values. What you do to earn more, or pursue what you want, will be themes.
Mars in your hidden sector is the focal point of this week’s Kite. Actions can trip you up, because they will be coming from your blind spot. However, external restrictions (involving health, daily routine or work tasks) will make those actions unavoidable - you’ll become aware of them, due to your obligations. And what’s in the background will be an essential part of your career and financial success, if you work with those hidden motivations. Full awareness is key. This could be a project whose time has come. Consider the less obvious career path, or the slightly “crazy” idea that you’ve never attempted.
As Mars enters your sign, the above project/actions will go public, or receive a boost of assurance that tells you you’re on the right track. Mars can supply you with courage and motivation that’s been lacking.
Aspects to Sun/Ceresin your hidden sector encourage you to nurture a dream or secret hope. Alternatively, illness/convalescence may require that you look after yourself, or a family member. However, it will be easy to sacrifice all your energy, or lose track of external obligations. Whether you’re tending to yourself or someone else, avoid the temptation to completely withdraw from the outside world.
Mars in your social sector is the focal point of this week’s Kite. Restrictions involving public image, friendships or group activities may feel harsh. People may not be open to your efforts, but other aspects to Mars (including the sextile to the North Node in your sign) suggest this is also an opportunity for progress. The limits/enforced choices you’re dealing with are focusing you on the best path forward. Travel, education, legal matters, publishing or creative work can benefit from the increased application of your talent and energy.
However, as Mars enters your hidden sector, you may find that your recognition of the above limits will put certain efforts on the back burner. An opportunity is not off the table, but you may need to rest, regroup or consider your next step.
Aspects to Sun/Ceres in your social sector can encourage the nurturing of a friendship, public ideal or group project. Your enthusiasm and good intentions will carry you far, but pay attention to hidden motivations (yours or someone else’s). Surface conversations/plans may be undermined by financial or emotional issues. Make sure you’re not giving more than you can afford, or more than others want.
Mars in your career sector is the focal point of this week’s Kite. Tension between domestic responsibilities and career issues could mean extra pressure, more work and less time. Certain future goals may be up for reconsideration, and painful partnership issues can be revealed. However, background assistance and/or a sense that that’s more to develop can be encouraging. Despite external rules and restrictions, there’s more going on behind the scenes. A project, new interest or ultimate dream of what you really want to pursue can benefit from the focused actions you take now.
Aspects to Sun/Ceres in your career sector suggest a lucrative job or career goal. Something precious is ready for further development, but use caution if a partner is involved. Someone else’s priorities can confuse the issue, or distract you. Be careful if you’re mixing personal and professional- try to maintain a more logical approach (look at the facts, rather than what you’re hoping for) and don’t allow someone else to choose for you.
Mars into your social sector increases the momentum, as you initiate contact with others. Networking, friendships and group activities may see an increase in activity. Too, your public profile can benefit from efforts driven by empath or passion.
Mars in your sector of opportunities is the focal point of this week’s Kite. Legal or official documents/announcements may restrict your progress, or bring unhappy results. Or, you may have to make some difficult choices regarding travel, education or publishing. But there’s still progress to be made, albeit not as fast as you’d like. Watch for encouraging developments in a partnership (romantic or business). All relationships or connections with the public can move in the right direction, if you tread carefully and are prepared to follow the rules.
As Mars moves into your career sector, you should feel a sense of release as ambition increases. Professional image or relationships with management will be energized, and so will competition.
Aspects to the Sun/Ceres in your opportunities sector (including the trine to Jupiter Rx in your sign) encourage you to nurture developments involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing. A new area of exploration, or an ethical issue that’s important to you, can see positive growth. However, make sure that you have everything sortedregarding health and/or work issues. If you’ve allowed practical details or obligations to slide, they will undermine your efforts. Too, you could overestimate how much you’re able to accomplish.
Mars in your sector of shared resources is the focal point of this week’s Kite. Painful moments involving debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, or physical/emotional intimacy are possible. This may involve harsh reality checks about what you owe, what you can’t have, or what someone else won’t give you. But paying attention to those boundaries, or paying what you owe/tightening up your financial situation, will work in your favour. Career, future goals, health, and even hidden goals can all benefit from your increased discipline and acceptance of reality. In some cases, you may need to be the one who sets the boundaries. Increased effort on your part can uncover hidden reservoirs of strength or money.
Aspects to Sun/Ceres in your sector of shared resources suggest lack of boundaries. Wanting to look after someone, or spend/invest, will be rooted in the best of intentions. But make sure the other person wants what you want. Or, make sure you can afford what you’re willing to pay. Issues with children or fears of loss may be pronounced.
As Mars enters your sector of opportunities, get ready for your things to accelerate, perhaps abruptly. You may be setting off in a totally new direction, but that sense of adventure and possibility can only work in your favour. Travel, education, legal matters and publishing are energized.
Mars in your partnership sector (opposing Saturn Rx in your sign) is the focal point of this week’s Kite. Relationship limitations can be painful, as you confront a reality about commitments, responsibility or unpleasant choices. You may have set your boundaries or give an ultimatum, especially if issues from the past come up. But there’s also opportunity to move things to the next level, once the two of you get past this stumbling block. Your insistence on what you know is right may be challenged in the moment, but there’s a bigger picture to consider. Keep your eye on where you want to go next. If these influences lead to an ending, know that something more hopeful is opening up at the same time.
Aspects to Sun/Ceres in your relationship sector can blur the lines between partner and caregiver. Nurturing in a relationship is enhanced, but old habits from childhood can confuse the issue. Try not to bring your parent(s) into this.
As Mars enters your sector of personal resources, issues beneath the surface of the relationship will be energized. Debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy can heat up, and so can conflicts in these areas.
Mars in your sector of routine is the focal point of this week’s Kite. Unanticipated limits can cause difficulties with health or work routines. You may have toslow down, accept a physical limitation, or take on more responsibilities. But this is also your chance to prove yourself or tackle a significant problem. There can be a breakthrough, as you deal with a frustrating health issue. Or, you can make progress at work as you impress others with your dedication and unflappable approach.
Aspects to Sun/Ceres in your sector of routine encourages care and nurturing of a work project, or nurturing due to illness. This is more about practical solutions than hugs. However, watch out for mixed messages about what’s wrong, or what you can do to help. Clarify the details of the problem before you offer your services.
Mars into your relationship sector can balance things out, but this may be preceded by challenges to your efforts. As someone pushes back, you may decide that you’ve had enough and aren’t willing to take on the extra work.
Mars in your sector of self-expression is the focal point of this week’s Kite. Stepping out, flirting, or showing others what you’ve got will be tricky areas. You may feel denied, rejected or criticized, simply for being yourself or taking a risk. Not fun. But before you give up, know that other aspects to Mars (including the trine to the South Node in your sign) encourage you to keep trying. Even as you run into temporary limits, this is part of a bigger pattern that will allow you to move away from old habits. Putting yourself out there can still have favourable results, although you may not see them right away. Know that you’re building connections for the future (you may impress someone who you didn’t realize was paying attention).
Aspects to the Sun/Ceres in your sector of self-expression can increase your desire to create or celebrate. Too, a path that involves travel or education can continue to widen and draw you forward. However, use caution if you’re spending money or pouring all your hopes into this - hold something back in reserve. Issues with children/pregnancy may also be emphasized.
As Mars enters your sector of routine, your energy will shift to practical matters like health, diet, exercise or work tasks. Work can increase, but your energy and determination to make the best of things will increase as well.
Mars in your domestic sector is the focal point of this week’s Kite. It also squares Chiron in your sign. Issues with family, a home business, renovations or relocation can be frustrating or painful. You may be stuck between two unhappy choices, or have to deal with excess professional and personal obligations. But if you keep your cool and choose wisely (yes, one of those choices will be less unhappy than the other) you can still make progress, on a financial and/or career level. Prioritize, then take action. Even though actions will be restricted, there is still something that you can do (and probably have to do). New sources of income or a new job may be part of the rewards for your hard work.
Mars into your sector of self-expression can offer a reprieve, as you cut loose and kick back after the above pressure eases. Treat yourself - you’ve earned it.
Aspects to the Sun/Ceres in your domestic sector (including the square to Neptune in your sign) suggest expansion at home. A new family member, additions to the house/home business or more love and care directed at family may be themes. But make sure your boundaries are intact- note the difference between unconditional versus draining sacrifice.