You may have already sensed Mars cruising through its Scorpio domain toward Thursday’s 8:13 am EDT (12:13 UT) water trine with Neptune, which is in its own Pisces rulership. Mars aspects do tend to go off prematurely. Nevertheless, now would be a good time to check, and possibly correct, your own course.
If it’s not exciting to be a conscious self-evaluator now, that’s just the point. The cosmic currents of this Martian trine to Neptune imply more stimulation than awareness.
This is not to say energetic Mars building to a flowing, uninhibited connection with heady Neptune has you crusin’ for a proverbial bruisin’ — not at all.
It is to say that you should look at where your energy, your flow, and whatever you are caught up in now are taking you. It’s unlikely anybody else will be minding your heading for you because nearly all of us are in similarly engaged boats.
You can start with breaking the watery Mars-Neptune trine down a bit, and examine its parts so as to better appreciate the dynamic whole. A good place to begin is being aware of how long it has been since something like this has happened.
Mars only entered Scorpio about 10 days ago. Up until then, Mars had been working back and forth all this year through the labors of its long Libra retrograde.
In addition, it’s been approximately 12 months since Mars last expressed itself (and formed a trine with Neptune) from a water sign. All of which serves to remind you that none of us have a recent memory of how Mars trine Neptune feels.
Common sense tells you that a lack of recent experience with anything means that you should not carelessly indulge mindless cruise control. Rather, you should carefully exercise mindful attention.
Even if you vividly recall when Mars sailed through watery Cancer from mid-July to nearly the end of August last year, now is no comparison. Cancer is the Moon’s dominion, but Scorpio is traditionally ruled by Mars (along with latecomer Pluto).
If you are at all familiar with how all things Scorpio work for you, you know that Mars and water combine to imply passion. That’s a good thing. Passion is life affirmed, fueling your best efforts to overcome life’s challenges. Nonetheless, passion can also take over to become an end in itself, which is something to be aware of when trine aspects are involved.
Trine aspects connect signs that share the same elemental component (fire, earth, air or water). The connection implied by a common element sets up a flow (like a river), or a current (akin to electricity).
Much as with a river’s flow or an electrical current, trines can be harnessed to save labor and move things along. By the same token, trines can coincide with loss of control, which is something to be conscious of when Neptune is involved.
To be sure, Neptune does not deserve the unsavory or dissolute reputation that dominates its interpretation for many. Nothing in astrology, no planet, sign or aspect, is exclusively either pernicious or benevolent. Just like you, Neptune has a lot to recommend it combined with some things that require creative conciliation.
Indeed, creativity is the best of Neptune. Among Neptune’s most positive manifestations is as the “conceive” that necessarily precedes every “achieve,” which in turn connects your individual creative efforts to the continuum of humanity. That sort of connection is heady stuff, but when it happens it’s a powerfully good feeling.
The fecund nature of Neptune’s creative component is engaged only at the risk of encountering all facets of Neptune’s power, however. Nowhere is Neptune more powerful than where it rules — Pisces.
Besides the encounter with sheer power, the challenge of Neptune expressing through Pisces is that it doesn’t happen very often. Before tentatively beginning its present tenure in 2011, Neptune had not traversed is watery home since 1862. Hence, a situation similar to Mars in a water sign for the first time in a year, but exponentially so.
Nobody now living has any experience of Neptune in Pisces prior to 2011. That’s how you should approach this impending trine from Mars to Neptune mindfully. Yet, given the tremendous upside of passion flowing into and supporting a transcendentally connective creativity, you should not unnecessarily inhibit yourself.
Instead, take your rightful place along with Mars and Neptune. The passion is probably already there for you somewhere, and that is Mars manifest. Likewise, creativity is also probably flowing for you somehow as an expression of Neptune. Therefore, apply yourself to be the source of awareness and the implementer of any necessary correction in your life.
Examine what you have become passionate about since Mars entered Scorpio. Evaluate where the currents of your passion are likely taking you. Also consider what you may have been neglecting while caught up in the creative flow. Then, address whatever may cause you to founder if not attended to.
The idea is to make the most of this moment without recklessly risking everything for what the moment offers. In all probability you are not cruisin’ for a bruisin’, but in the event that you are, a simple and carefully considered course correction should be all you need.
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