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Friday, December 4, 2015

Mars and Venus Up the Emotional Ante

Mars and Venus are major players this week as we prepare for a New Moon in 19 degrees of Sagittarius on December 11, 2015.  The stage was set for the new moon on December 3rd with a 4th quarter moon in Virgo.  The theme of the 4th quarter moon phase is to reorganize and plan for the upcoming new moon, which Virgo is ideally suited for.

But on December 4th, Venus enters the sign of Scorpio, where it will remain until December 30th.  Venus in Scorpio thrives on crisis and intensity.  Love, money and self-esteem will all feel the heat of Venus in Scorpio.  Venus in Scorpio is also good for purging and releasing toxic situations.  It will be beneficial for Scorpios because it will attract good things in the area of love, money, and general good will.  At some point, every Scorpio will experience the feel good transit of Venus conjuncting their Sun, which will enhance their charm.  I will have Venus conjuncting my Sun on December 22nd, my Venus on December 26th, and my Saturn on December 16th, which may be more of a buzzkill transit.  Of course, it could just cause me to restrict my Christmas gift spending. But I will derive the benefit of the Venus in Scorpio transit immediately because when Venus enters Scorpio on December 4th, it conjuncts my Mercury.

But Mars in Libra is literally squaring off with Pluto in Capricorn on December 6th in 13 degrees of each sign.  This is going to be tough because Mars in Libra wants balance, fairness and justice in relationships but it can be downright confrontational and competitive if it feels there is injustice in the mix.  Pluto in Capricorn, on the other hand, wants to transform outworn aspects of government, finances and society in general.  But Pluto tends to accomplish this feat by generating situations of imbalance.  This is definitely going to be a time when we feel like our buttons are being pushed.  Tempers could flare and we can expect to experience feelings of urgency over imbalance and injustice.  Repressed anger could erupt. Mars in Libra is averse to conflict, but the square from Pluto in Capricorn could be the tipping point for some major explosions.  My Libra ascendant is in the crossfire of this highly charged aspect, so I suspect that I will need to exercise some self-restraint or risk a major blow-up on this day.

The saving grace that we do have on December 6th is the Sun in Sagittarius sextiling Mars in Libra. This aspect believes in fair play and allows us to draw on energy reserves that allow us to control our aggressions and instincts.  Let’s hope that this aspect trumps whatever volatile issues that arise from that Mars Pluto square.

Mars in Libra will also be a heavy hitter in the New Moon in 19 degrees of Sagittarius on December 11th.  Mars in 16 degrees of Libra will be inconjunct Chiron in 17 degrees of Pisces.  Major adjustments may be required between self-serving action and healing understanding. I would be lying if I didn’t stress the importance of a healing theme but with a caution to not inflict more pain on others or assume a mantle of martyrdom.  I know that I will not be immune to the effects of this New Moon because Mars will be conjunct my ascendant and Chiron inconjunct it while the moon itself will be opposing my natal Gemini moon in the 8th house.  I guess it is a no brainer that finances will be a major theme of this New Moon for me.

Mars will remain in Libra until January 3, 2016.  It enters the sign of Scorpio at 9:32 a.m. on that day. Mars will be infinitely more comfortable in Scorpio than it was in Libra because Mars was considered the traditional ruler of Scorpio until Pluto was discovered.  Mars is very direct in Scorpio.  The same cannot be said for Mars in Libra; it is considered to be in detriment and can trigger some passive aggressive behavior.

The north node moved into Virgo recently, which has an underlying theme of service to others.  In that spirit of pursuing my path as a healer, I am channeling that north node and Jupiter in Virgo energy by offering my Reiki services. If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off.  Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body. 

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I am also offering my holiday Reiki special again this year of three Reiki treatments for $50.  It will run through December 2015 and makes a great gift for your loved ones.  Who couldn’t use a little calm, relaxation and sense of peacefulness?  If you are in the Boston area and interested in purchasing a package, please feel free to contact me at or call me at 617-304-2205.

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