Mars and Lilith
October 1st brings a conjunction between Mars and Black Moon Lilith in Aquarius. Mars can activate/aggravate BML issues: being an outsider, dealing with a woman’s sexual energy that breaks the rules or being confronted by the dangerous or unacceptable woman. Mars is male energy, so this can also indicate a collision of the sexes and volatile gender dynamics. Anger will probably be an issue, as well as a fight for freedom.
A square between Mercury in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn will also be featured, exact on October 2nd. So we’ll have manipulative relationship conversations in the mix as polite or flirtatious words mask darker truths about power and true motivations.
On October 5th, Venus stations Rx in Scorpio. As noted in this post:
“This will be an inward-turning time of intense self-examination. There will be a risk of turning so far inwards that you get lost in the darkness as you flounder around in the shame, secrets or the struggle for power over another. If you want to avoid this, know that Venus Rx activates the Taurus side of Venus, which is Scorpio's opposite sign. So during this Rx, you'll be looking at how you can develop self-sufficiency in the most intimate relationships. How you can carve out your own values and comfort zone in the dark waters of what you've been trying to hide.
As usual with Venus Rx, you can encounter someone from your past or past life. Attraction will be strong but the ultimate purpose is to wrap up any leftover issues. So there's no guarantee that this undoubtedly profound reconnection will last.”
The Libra Sun conjoins Ceres on October 7th, illuminating an area of nurturing. This will be about what you give, unconditionally, or what’s given to you. Something special can blossom, but a confusing inconjunct to Neptune Rx in Pisces can add whispers of insecurity and confusion. Ceres is also about loss, so be prepared to accept that what’s unfolding is part of a larger cycle.
Mars/BML in your social sector can trigger radical sexual dynamics, anger or women’s power/lack of power. You may confront social judgements or rejection as you become aware of how you don’t fit in. At the same time, you may be motivated to fight for a cause that makes others uncomfortable. Mercury in your partnership sector square Pluto suggests that some tricky one-on-one conversations will be involved - someone may use their authority to manipulate the discussion, or you may be the one engineering a desired outcome. All partnership discussions will have undertones of power/powerlessness, and compromise will be difficult.
Venus Rx in your sector of shared resources can see you looking more deeply at a financial or intimacy issue. Who owes what to whom may become a theme, with the emphasis on what you truly want on soul level (perhaps something you have denied). Vulnerability or obsession may be stirred up - don’t shy away from the darker issues that are revealed. For some, a lover from the past (or past life) may emerge. Consider what you have to learn from this connection and use the intensity as a vehicle for truth.
Sun/Ceres in your partnership sector can hi-light an area of nurturing and unconditional love. The balance between you and another (who gives and who takes) will be emphasized, but the inconjunct to Neptune Rx can make some of the dynamics questionable. Pay attention to what you’re really expecting, because unspoken wishes can lead to disappointment or fears of loss (whether or not loss is actually a risk).
Mars/BML in your career sector can trigger volatile issues of sexual politics in the workplace, or it can emphasize a male/female power dynamic. You may become aware of how you stand out in your profession, or you could encounter anger/ambition from someone who is threatened by you. Mercury in your sector of routine square Pluto suggests a conversation involving a significant imbalance of power may be connected - an error, correction or work place discussion can be difficult to handle as obligations weight heavily on you.
Venus Rx in your relationship sector sees you reviewing a partnership issue, encountering a partner from the past or connecting with a past -life lover who has an intensely familiar and fated feel (even if you’ve just met them). This is the time to seriously explore what you want in a relationship, or how your attractions reflect your internal dynamics. The more compulsive the attraction, the more you’re being encouraged to explore your security and self-sufficiency. Someone else may be the trigger, but ultimately this is about what you want and how much you’re willing to commit.
Sun/Ceres in your sector of routine can hi-light a health or self-care issue. This is about unconditional care, for you or someone else who needs you. Consider the balance between service and sacrifice, and how you can bring balance into your daily habits. Diet may be featured. The inconjunct to Neptune Rx can bring up some weaknesses, addictions or undermining habits that need to be corrected.
Mars/BML in your opportunities sector can activate a controversial issue or expose you to behaviour/situations where you feel ostracized. Issues involving women’s rights, legal matters or women’s power (especially sexual power) may be prominent. Use caution if you’re travelling or stepping into a situation where you’re not sure of the rules. In some cases, you may take a risk that feels essential. Mercury in your sector of self-expression square Pluto suggests that part of these dynamics may involve your urge to speak out and get attention for romantic or creative words. There’s something you want to say, but be aware of the hidden motivations that are driving you - what you don’t fully acknowledge can manifest as manipulation or obsessive thoughts.
Venus Rx in your sector of routine sees you going back over issues of self-care, service to others or a co-worker relationship. Health or work issues will be in review or delayed as the dynamics of getting what you want versus giving someone what they want call for deeper consideration.
Sun/Ceres in your sector of self-expression can hi-light an issue involving children, motherhood or the nurturing of something creative/precious. This is an opportunity to shine a light on what’s most important to you and show the world what you have, or to nurture a new attraction. But the inconjunct to Neptune Rx can result in some misguided efforts. Stay aware of the reality of your situation - you may be mislead by illusory goals or future ideals that don’t match up with what you actually have.
Mars/BML in your sector of shared resources suggests potent issues involving power, intimacy and trust - this could be about your expression of deeper urges that have not (until now) been revealed. Or, there could be a jarring confrontation with your own shadow issues (in a relationship) regarding anger or vengeance. Mercury in your domestic sector square Pluto suggests that a conversation with a domestic partner, or the excavation of family dynamics/history will be part of the above - there may be a struggle to confront what’s really being said in your domestic environment. Consider the contrast between what’s said on the surface (polite family discussions) versus verbal power struggles.
Venus Rx in your sector of self-expression can indicate the return of a past romantic attraction or a compulsive new attraction with past-life connections. An existing attraction can experience delays or shifts. You’ll be exploring the deeper urges behind who and want you want, including attention/appreciation for yourself. In some cases, Venus Rx can see you getting deeper to access to more creativity, passion and talent as you tap into what really captures your heart or expresses your true self.
Sun/Ceres in your domestic sector emphasizes parent/child dynamics. This could be dynamics from the past or a current situation, but either way you’ll be looking at an area of nurturing that makes home/family a truly safe place. However, the inconjunct to Neptune Rx can result in some over -idealized concepts of what’s possible (for example, the perfect home or family). Too, there could be hard-to-define fears of loss that result in smothering behaviour or confused efforts. Try to separate what’s in front of you from what could be, or what hasn’t happened yet.
Mars/BML in your relationship sector can trigger volatile situations with a partner or competitor. Issues of aggression and anger along with difficult gender dynamics will require careful handling. Consider if your attitudes towards rejection, independence and power (in some cases, inappropriate uses of power) are being projected. Mercury in your communication sector square Pluto suggests that manipulative conversations/thoughts may be part of this - watch for what’s behind the words as superficial politeness overlays controlling tendencies. Changes with work (including co-worker relationships) or health could be triggers.
Venus Rx in your domestic sector can see you turning inwards as you take stock of the past. The history of relationships in your family will be key, and you may be focused on essentials regarding domestic safety and security. This can be on a material and emotional level. A domestic relationship may go through a period of intensive review - pay attention to how history repeats itself.
Sun/Ceres in your communication sector hi-lights a significant conversation that involves nurturing, support and the offer of unconditional acceptance. There may be parental undertones to this. Too, you may find yourself thinking about the type of care you received as a child. The inconjunct to Neptune Rx can muddy the waters a bit, as certain details (that are verbalized or unspoken) are blurred by subconscious needs and impulses. Be careful with the facts, especially if an exchange of services or money is involved. Someone may appear to be offering more than they actually are.
Mars/BML in your sector of routine can trigger some uncomfortable issues with co-workers, or resentment/frustration regarding service to others and control of your environment. How sexual power, sexual health or dominance/independence are expressed in your daily life may be issues. Mercury in your sector of personal resources square Pluto adds in thoughts/discussions that are based on survival. What you must have (on a financial and emotional level) will be forcefully expressed - make sure that your primary motivation does not involve desperation (which can lead to manipulation). Be especially careful with financial discussions.
Venus Rx in your communication sector can see you looking back at a previous relationship or attraction. There could be contact from someone from your past, or you may be simply reviewing your approach to what you want. This is not the time for final conclusions- it’s a period of review, and any intensity you experience is designed to draw your attention to what matters most. Ultimately, you’re looking at the authenticity of what you say versus what you actually want. Venus Rx can intensify your focus on a creative or romantic matter - obsession may be a result. If you can, channel this energy in a productive direction.
Sun/Ceres in your sector of personal resources hi-lights an area of security and abundance. This can be something that you’re able to manifest for yourself, or with assistance from someone else (a partner). The inconjunct to Neptune is a caution to check if any strings are attached or if your expectations are realistic. Don’t allow wishful thinking, fears or paranoia to erode a lucrative opportunity.
Mars/BML in your sector of self-expression can draw attention to you as you’re motivated to express part of yourself that’s unusual. Other will notice, and this is about truly being yourself no matter what they think. In some cases, a passionate new attraction can have dark undertones, or you may be confronted by the urge to go after what you want, no matter the consequences. Mercury in your sign square Pluto adds obsessive fixations or conversations with manipulative undertones. There’s potential here to attract what you want but make sure that your approach is not muddied by jealousy or unhealthy competition.
Venus Rx in your sector of personal resources can adjust your focus on a specific financial or emotional must-have. The essentials of what you want may become quite pressing, and there could also be delays or second thoughts about a source of income or expense. Too, Venus Rx can help you dig deeper and find more value in what you have. Venus Rx is also about looking more deeply at your self-worth and how your values are being honoured in a specific situation.
Sun/Ceres in your sign illuminates a key area of nurturing, compassion, mothering or growth. Here’s an opportunity for something in your life to flourish, or for you to give of yourself in an unconditional way. But the inconjunct to Neptune Rx is a warning to check any unrealistic or muddled urges - there may be an urge to sacrifice all or undermine your wellbeing (by giving too much). It’s not nurturing if it makes you sick or interferes with your self-care. In some cases, you may be urged to make a major adjustment by putting yourself first and letting go of unproductive habits.
Mars/BML in your domestic sector can bring up edgy family dynamics involving you as an outsider, judgments on how you express your sexuality/independence, or conflicts over family versus freedom. Issues from the past (where you felt ostracized or where you had to fight for yourself) may come up, and Mercury in your hidden sector square Pluto can add secrets or unacknowledged words to the mix. What’s hidden/unsaid will be crucial.
Venus Rx in your sign can deepen a new attraction or your magnetism. The key will be your willingness to be completely authentic with yourself and others about who you are and what you really want - this may include a process of review involving a relationship, your identity or aspects of your physical appearance. This one is all about being totally honest on a soul level and confronting shadow issues regarding who you attract and how you treat yourself. Venus Rx can also put you in touch with deeper sources of strength, self-love and personal resources.
Sun/Ceres in your hidden sector suggests issues around caring for someone who is ill, or dealing with a sacrifice/ unconditional area of nurturing. Too, this could involve a loss or permanent goodbye, and the inconjunct to Neptune Rx is a reminder that the ego must be released. This isn’t all about you or what you want, but at the same time, make sure that you’re not allowing yourself to become a victim. In some cases, you may be attempting to lavish care on someone who doesn’t want it or need it. Check your motivations and expectations - what are you hoping to get out of this?
Mars/BML in your communication sector can see you pushing for an idea or conversation that others may find shocking. You may be confronted with disapproval about an uncomfortable truth that you’re passionate about. In some cases, raising your voice may be “forbidden.” Mercury in your social sector square Pluto suggests that public discussions, or discussions with friends/the group, can be fraught with tension. Polite on the surface but hostile underneath, there can be hidden agendas or passive-aggressive undercurrents. As you speak out, be prepared to navigate less than straightforward conversations. At the same time, make an effort to deliver your message with clear intentions and direct words - verbal manipulations (especially if they’re brought on by your possessiveness or insecurity) can backfire as your words are used against you.
Venus Rx in your hidden sector can see you reviewing a secret attraction or hidden desire/habit. What you’re not openly acknowledging can become more tempting, but also more destructive. However, there is also potential to tune into a powerful source of intuition - pay close to attention to how a situation makes you feel and put the logic on hold for now.
Sun/Ceres in your social sector can bring up a social issue or friendship where nurturing is important. This could be a bigger cause that’s important to you, or it could be a friend who needs your care and support. Too, you could find that others have your back. However, the inconjunct to Neptune Rx is a caution to watch out for family history or habits based in the past. Old issues involving addiction, weakness or illness can undermine what’s happening on a public level if you allow the past to influence the present. Don’t ignore what was, but draw a line between the past and what’s happening now.
Mars/BML in your sector of personal resources can hi-light a survival issue involving money or emotional security. The theme is what you have to do to look after yourself. Actions may be unusual or controversial, and others may disapprove, but only you can judge if they were necessary. Mercury in your career sector square Pluto in your sign suggests discussions with those in authority, or your attempts to verbalize your authority, will involve tricky undertones of domination and power imbalances. A discussion about salary, your future or what must happen may be featured - know that you have the power here, but it needs to be handled carefully. Don’t allow unexamined motivations to trip you up.
Venus Rx in your social sector suggests a friendship or attraction from the past can reappear. A public launch or social activity may be delayed. Too, a key individual can bring crucial experiences or opportunities - watch for situations where you’re exposed to deep truths about your social image, social status or public relationships. In some cases you can uncover lucrative opportunities to connect or make the most of your contacts.
Sun/Ceres in your career sector indicates a professional situation involving nurturing or care. This could be the theme of your work, or there may be an opportunity to nurture a future goal that’s precious to you. However, Neptune Rx is a caution to take note of all the details and ensure that what’s being communicated is accurate. Discussions or expectations may be unclear and in some cases unprofessional.
Mars/BML in your sign can indicate a situation where you’re pushed to fight for who you are, or you’re challenged because of provocative behaviour. This can be a powerful, liberating energy involving sexual freedom and female power dynamics, but it can also hi-light uncomfortable situations where anger, force or rejection are featured. Mercury in your opportunities sector square Pluto adds potent information or discussions about what’s right or what’s just (legal issues could be featured). You may be compelled to speak out but your message will not be accepted by everyone.
Venus Rx in your career sector hi-lights a key professional relationship or facet of your professional image. You may be looking more closely at what you really want to do regarding vocation and happiness, and who you really are, in a professional context. In some cases, a professional opportunity can be delayed or may reappear for your deeper consideration.
Sun conjunct Ceres in your opportunities sector can illuminate issues involving fairness, the nurturing of others or a desired possibility around travel, education, legal matters or publishing. But the inconjunct to Neptune Rx can also raise fears of loss as you balance freedom with the need to release what you can’t control, or what’s not yours to begin with. Finances may require extra attention.
Mars/BML in your hidden sector activates a secret or unacknowledged issue involving sexual energy, unusual desires, revenge or anger. There’s an unpalatable truth that needs to be confronted. Consider if you’re hiding a facet of yourself. Mercury in your sector of shared resources square Pluto adds intense and uncomfortable conversations to the mix - don’t avoid what needs to be said or uncovered.
Venus Rx in your opportunities sector can see you reviewing or revisiting an issue around travel, education, long-distance romance, legal matters or publishing. What you really want will not be straightforward, but you can attract a prime opportunity by exploring a new scenario - the intensified dynamics are meant to reveal truths about your happiness and internal resources as you step outside your comfort zone.
Sun/Ceres in your sector of shared resources hi-lights a nurturing issue around finances or intimacy. What you and someone share, and what you don’t have control over, will be themes, but so will the risk of loss. The inconjunct to Neptune Rx in your sign can make certain dynamics unclear - you may be wondering if it’s time to let go, or if what’s being presented is even real. The key is knowing when and how much to loosen your grip, because what’s truly yours will remain no matter what happens.