In last week’s poll, we wanted to know how the Mars-Saturn conjunction was playing out for you. Here is what you told us:
48.1% My frustration level is off the charts.
21.2% Helping me stay focused and on task.
7.7% Helping me blow through a major obstacle.
13.5% Giving me a little energy boost.
9.6% No visible effect at all.
By far, the Mars-Saturn conjunction resulted in frustration and obstacles. This is what we expected, but it’s also interesting to see how many of you didn’t follow the predictable pattern. Personally, I had some major frustration as well, but I have to say that I also made a lot of progress in an extremely sticky situation. Mars did his job!
With Mars and Saturn both in Virgo, staying focused and on-task was another predictable result, so it’s no surprise that it got the second-highest number of votes. Given the heavy energy of this aspect, it’s also no surprise that only a small number of you didn’t feel it at all. I’m guessing that those of you who voted for the last option probably didn’t experience the Mars-Saturn conjunction in a significant area of your chart. Or, you might have had a compensating transit to a natal planet.
This was our most successful poll yet. Thanks to all of you who voted. Please vote again this week! (For more on the Full Moon in Capricorn, see the previous post by Neith.
In many ways the Full Moon on April 20 at 0° Scorpio 43′ feels to me like an extension of the New Moon in Aries. The zero-degree point is obviously associated with beginnings and, of course, Aries is the starting place in the zodiac. We are being offered an opportunity to build on what was started on the New Moon in Aries.
Each Full Moon in fire and air is always followed by a Full Moon in earth and water, with the exception of the upcoming lunar cycle. We are going to be spending extra time with earth and water over the next lunar month.
Fire and air need earth and water to take something from a spark of an idea to actual manifestation. Watching spring growth unfold with great speed over the past few days was an excellent example of this principle in action. We had plenty of moisture (water) available in the soil (earth) for seeds (air) to germinate but had been lacking warmth (fire). Three days of temperatures around 70 degrees F was enough to kick-start all kinds of growth – truly amazing to watch.
The zero-degree Full Moon in Scorpio (water and earth) has the potential to take the seeds planted on the Libra Full Moon (air) and really make them grow. The New Moon in Aries (fire) provided the necessary heat. I know firsthand how this works because the partnership between Pat and I gelled around the Libra Full Moon, we went public on the New Moon in Aries, and now we are in the manifestation stage approaching the Full Moon in Scorpio. However we are both aware we need to continue to nurture the growth of our website with care over the next month or so in particular. I anticipate the second Full Moon at 29° Scorpio 27′ will find us well launched and hard at work responding to our clients.
A couple of patterns in the sky at the Full Moon supporting the growth of new ventures are the grand trine in earth (Pluto in Capricorn, Saturn in Virgo, Sun in Taurus) and Mars in Cancer still opposing Jupiter in Capricorn, but this time it’s Venus in Aries as part of the cardinal T-square. We also still have the delightful sextile between Uranus in Pisces and Jupiter keeping us flexible and open to revision. So we are well grounded in realistic expectations with our energy source in place, but this climate is better suited to promoting existing ideas due to the shortage of planets in air signs. The next time to come up with new ideas is on the New Moon in Gemini on June 3 . . . but that’s for another day!
posted by Neith . . .
The photo is one I took showing the new growth of willow leaves against our old wood shed. Neith