You should open a door as ceremony when Mars enters Libra at 3:41 pm EST Saturday. If you are at home, open the door to your residence. If you are in an auto, wait until it’s safe, and open the door to the car. If you are relating, open your heart. If you are alone, open your perception.
Open some sort of door and welcome Mars to Libra, where it will be until July 25, 2014 because of a biennial retrograde. Open a door because power will come knocking, and asking for you.
Power does not come knocking every day. Though you may, it would not be to your advantage to turn this particular power away. Rather, it would be a good idea to define the word “power” so as to better recognize Mars on Libra’s doorstep.
The word “power” has a lot of meanings, many of them subjective, and not all of them accurate. That’s how it makes sense to begin with the objective, scientific definition, which, according to The Random House College Dictionary, is: “energy transferred per unit of time.”
Energy and time combine to define power, and as Robert Hand put it, “Mars is an energy planet.” Most fundamentally (continuing to paraphrase Mr. Hand), Martian energy is what you employ to remain alive and whole, and to stake out your place in a challenging world. That’s enough reason to open your door right there.
That’s also how Mars can be construed to fill the role of energy in the power about to come knocking. For the equation to be complete, however, the energy must be transferred, and time must factor in. That’s where you, and Libra come in.
Because Mars completes its circuit of the zodiac many times in your lifetime, it is among the so-called personal planets. Hence, Mars manifests in the world through personal behavior. Because the only personal behavior you can truly control is your own, that means Mars manifests most meaningfully for you through you. That is empowering in itself.
The question is to what extent you actually control your behavior. Mars opens the door for an answer if you continuously and simply ask yourself two successive questions. First, ask yourself at least daily where you are transferring your energy. Then, follow-up by asking if that is really where you want your valuable, limited and distinguishing life energy to go. Once you get the hang of that two-question ritual, you are opening the door for yourself. If you have trouble with the second question use Libra for a guide.
Libra is ruled by Venus, which expresses in the world to complement and balance Mars. That means Mars will not be symbolically large and in charge for nearly eight months, beginning Saturday. Instead, Mars will be emblematically subject to moderation and regulation. By implication, your personal behavior will be similarly amenable to your direction and control over the same period of time. It will be long enough to make a difference, both in your life and in the lives of those to whom your energy is transferred through action and relationship, because time is the final factor of translating energy into power.
Those who are either enamored of or controlled by power think in terms of transferring large amounts of energy in a short period of time. Ultimately that sort of power is likely to get out of control and become destructive to those in its thrall, and others as well. You see it happen time and time again. You see it in your life, and in the news.
The trick is to take another road less traveled. The key is to understand that a small amount of energy — your energy — applied continuously and simply over a long period of time results in an equivalent amount of power more subject to your control, and more likely to produce constructive results. That’s the reason you should open a door when Mars enters Libra. You should open a door to remind yourself through your own behavior what the next seven-plus months can be made to mean for you, and through you, for the world.
The power will be knocking. The power will be asking for you. Katie, open the door.
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