When retrograde Mars resumes direct motion in Libra at 9:31 pm EDT Monday, you may sense something in the air. That ‘something’ will be symbolized by a precise and unlikely grand air trine that will include Mars at direct station. Additionally, the Moon and two asteroids participating with Mars in trine aspect will imply something of your earthly role in the celestial moment.
Trine aspects connect signs that share the same elemental identity (fire, earth, air or water). The element in common is a conductor for the connection. Simple trines take place between two signs. Grand trines correlate all three.
The three air signs (Libra, Aquarius and Gemini), like all signs sharing the same elemental signature, are separated from each other by 120 degrees on the zodiac. That’s as far apart as three points can get on a circle.
Nevertheless, distance is rendered moot by the common element of objects in trine aspect, much as conducting wires mitigate the vast expanse between electrical devices in your home and places where electricity is generated.
That’s how a nearly stationary Mars will, at its Libra pivot point, be so intimately connected with the Aquarius Moon against all odds.
The trine aspect from the Aquarius Moon to Mars at its Libra direct station is unlikely because Luna moves so quickly. Indeed, on Monday (“Moon’s day”) the Moon will be even faster than usual, clipping along at a rate of over 14 zodiac degrees per day.
Monday’s contrast between the lunar and Martian speeds is what will make it so amazing that, just as Mars turns direct at 9+ Libra, the Moon will be at 9+ Aquarius. It’s the equivalent of putting all your chips on a single roulette wheel number and winning.
When something unlikely happens in the sky, astrologers consider the event to have meaning in proportion to its improbability. Hence, the incredibly precise air trine connection between the Aquarius Moon and Mars at its Libra direct station will mean a lot. It will mean apprehending the moment viscerally and intuitively — literally feeling it — because that’s how the Moon works.
The only question is how you will feel. Astrology says you will have a choice, and your choice will matter.
Your choice of how to interpret Mars at direct station will be represented by two conjoined yet contrasting asteroids in Gemini.
Both 7 Iris and 128 Nemesis are asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter. Both will be precisely (to the degree) completing a grand air trine with Mars and the Moon on Monday. Just as significantly, it would be difficult to find two greater contrasts either emblematically or in actuality, among all the asteroids out there.
In actuality, the stony composition and highly metallic surface of Iris is bright and shiny. Appropriately, the mythical name “Iris” corresponds with (among other things) hope.
By contrast, the “carbonaceous” nature of Nemesis makes for an asteroid that is difficult to see, consistent with the difficult mythology indicated by its name.
Hence the contrasting lunar-level feelings you will likely sense in the air as your up-close and personal connection to Monday’s Mars turnaround — feelings for you to choose from.
Like planets, neither hope nor dread by themselves make things happen. Nevertheless, perceptions (and planets) are points of reference from which you proceed. Unlike celestial bodies, however, your outlook (and how you respond to it) can, to a significant extent, be chosen.
Since your perceptions of what’s in the air on Monday are indicated to be more of the gut than on the intellectual level, you will want to make mental preparations now. You might want to prepare for being sensitive to a collective consciousness, as an Aquarius Moon would have you be.
You would also be wise to anticipate apprehensions from far afield, as a grand air trine would augur. Most of all, you should begin now to make sure that what other people are picking up out of the air from you reflects the brighter world you want for yourself, as energetic Mars moves forward to empower your choices once again.
Who knows, you could be the one who turns the world around when Mars does. If such a role seems unlikely, consider looking at it another way way: would you want to be the one who doesn’t?
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