Mars crosses from Leo into Virgo at 7:05 am EDT Tuesday to disclose thresholds of integrity. Whether you cross into greater or lesser integrity will depend on how you respond to probable new discoveries that may alter your awareness. Conventional awareness correlates a Martian ingress into mutable earth (Virgo) with admonishments to be productive, with a kind of physical pragmatism. The potential this time around, however, looks to be very unconventional because of the initial aspects the red planet will make from new ground.
Mars will land on Virgo ground next week in an immediate earth trine to the Taurus toehold of minor planet 1992 QB1, which is retrograde. Simultaneously, Mars will open a functional in-sign opposition to retrograde Neptune on the threshold of Pisces.
It has been a long time since Mars has made either of those aspects to either of those objects upon landfall to Virgo, much less both at once. When Mars last left Leo behind for virgin fields in November 2011, Neptune had just returned to direct motion in Aquarius. In addition, you must go back to the first half of the 20th Century for the last time 1992 QB1 was traversing an earth sign.
Hence, the next Virgo incursion for Mars implies how you, and everybody else at once, are about to discover some things that may never have been discovered before. Furthermore, those disclosures will probably lead you across thresholds never crossed before to yet further discoveries, which is subject matter that correlates directly with 1992 QB1.
As Eric has noted, the discovery of 1992 QB1 was the threshold to an avalanche of further discoveries by astronomy. Scores of objects, many orbiting even farther from the Sun, even now continue to be found over 21 years after we realized there was more out past Neptune than just Pluto. With those findings has come an entirely different awareness of our solar system, making 1992 QB1 symbolic of thresholds for astrology.
Further proving correspondence with its implied symbolism, witness what happened when 1992 QB1 changed signs for the first time since its discovery on the Aries Point. On May 18, the trans-Neptunian object we’ve known about the longest, which is still without a proper name, entered Taurus. Almost immediately thereafter came an avalanche of disclosures from Edward Snowden, which even now continue to carry us over a threshold into an entirely different awareness of our world.
1992 QB1′s current retrograde motion will carry it back to Aries on Oct. 21. It will return to Taurus for the long run on March 26 next year. Before revisiting the sign of its discovery (not incidentally a sign ruled by Mars), this prototypical cubewano (as in: Q-B-1-oh) has one major aspect left in it, a trine to Mars. From that trine, further disclosures with their consequential impact on your awareness may well flow.
Trine aspects are (among other things) about flow, connecting objects in the same degree of different signs that share the same elemental identity (fire, earth, air or water). The common element serves as if to conduct the energies of objects in trine like a wire efficiently conducts the flow of electricity to and from very different and distant places.
Since Mars often manifests in your life as energy incarnate, the earthly expression of 1992 QB1 should receive a big charge on Tuesday. Whether that charge will serve to support or undermine integrity will depend on how a concurrent Martian opposition, to Neptune, is handled. Like most oppositions, there is an inherent polarity of potential.
On one hand, the courageous and energizing assets of Mars could conceivably manifest to support the more creative attributes of Neptune. That more fortunate potential would serve you, and all of us at once, very well where few or none have gone before.
On the other hand is the distinct possibility that inflammatory Martian liabilities would enable the dissolute, deceptive and delusional proclivities that so often cause humans to become discouraged about both Neptune and humanity.
The key to a better outcome is to first realize you nearly always have a choice, and then realize what your privilege of choice means.
The Sun, Moon and planets have no choice. The cycles of the sky, whether real or apparent, simply follow their paths. The paths may combine to either repeat familiar correlations or coalesce into unprecedented correspondence. Either way, they are only cycles without cause or effect.
You, and all of us at once, are the agents that bring cause and effect into the world. You do it every time you make a choice, whether consciously or not. When you think about it, perhaps that is the initial discovery that will serve as the threshold to the better potentials to be found in the unprecedentedly simultaneous aspects Mars will make to 1992 QB1 and Neptune upon its next entrance to Virgo.
What’s more, if you choose to think about that discovery next Tuesday, in conscious synchronicity with cosmic motion, that simple choice may have the effect of disclosing another threshold. That disclosure in turn may lead to another, entirely different awareness of your true power and proper place in the universe. When faced with that awareness, how could you help but make any further choices with anything less than greater integrity than ever before? Finally, how can crossing into greater integrity help but result in a very different world? Those are questions worth asking, and choices worth making, when Mars makes its move next week.
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