Monday, 28 February 2011

Lovers in a Dangerous Time

Right now in the sky,  Mars has recently entered soft and dreamy Pisces (highly creative but rarely on time) and Venus is in the last few degrees of serious Capricorn...and about to enter quirky freedom loving Aquarius.

And in a few days we have a New Moon in Pisces. Did you know that  New Moon is also a Sun/Moon conjucntion? That's why its so powerful. It sets the tone for the coming month.  The one coming up on Friday  will be joined by a whole load of planets...making it a super charged day to set intentions.With so much Piscean energy about pay attention to your dreams.

Speaking of....I really went off on a tangent there didn't I? ...my Valentines Day post became quite a ramble on the 'Alchemy of Love'! (Transitting Venus squaring my natal Neptune had me under its dreamy spell)

And now, with Saturn still going backward in Libra, I feel I must go over the planets I missed in relation to the discussion on  people's relatoinship charts. Valentines Day has long passed...but who doesnt have some kind of love issue in their life? Either new love or old, we are always in some kind of realtionship with someone, and therefore always having to learn how to relate.

Besides the cosmic Sun/Moon conjunction (as well as any other Sun Moon aspects)  two other key planets that signify our relationship patterns are Mars and Venus. Mars represents masculine, sexual, yang, aggressive energy, and Venus symbolizes feminine, receptive Yin energy. It is said that Venus shows how we receive love and Mars how we express it. Venus is about relating, and Mars about acting.

In a womans chart, the Sun and Mars shows what kind of masculine energy we carry and are attracted to.  The Moon and Venus in a man's chart signifies the inner femine as well as the kind of female he attracts. Angles between Mars and Venus show how they relate to each other. For example, A Mars Venus square will show some tensions and issues will arise in male female relationships.

 A trine or sextile will show an easy flow of energy while squares or oppositions are a but more testy. With Mars and Venus, testy can be good, if you want sparks to fly, though having them work in harmony is perhaps better for longevity.

And of course links between Sun and Moon with Mars and Venus all tell us something about how two  get along(or not), and really any planet hitting one of our personal markers will add to that discussion. Saturn can indicate a rather dour, heavy influence, yet is often seen in the charts of people with long term relationswhips. And as mentioned in an earlier post, Neptune can impart a dreamy, idealized factor, and though they may feel like your soul mate, be careful with this aspect; Neptune canobscure clarity and lead you down the garden path.

In the end, no astrologer can tell you if a relationship will last, but we can show you where your strengths and weaknesses are. Every realtionship will teach you something.

 It can be highly liberating to understand the underlying dynamics you have with someone, and often free you from taking it all too personally.  It was seeing my husbands chart (back when I had one) that first got me into Astrology. I was so blown away by the extremely accurate descriptions of some of his particular character traits that I had to get a book and study it more closely. The marriage didn't last but my interest in astrology did!


             "You are in love with me, I shall make you perplexed.
               Do not build much, for I intend to have you in ruins."
                                                                                    Rumi

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