On Aug 9, Sept 6 and Oct 3 2020 the Moon will be occulting Mars.Yes I am a little behind on my writing 🙂
The Moon also occulted Mars on Feb 18 and Mar 18 2020.
The Astrological Dictionary defines an Occultation as:
“When a planet or star is hidden or eclipsed by another body, particularly by the Moon, there results what is termed an occultation.”
Mars’ energy is, therefore briefly hidden (occulted) from our earthly view which suggests some hidden wisdom is literally Eclipsed and then revealed as the Moon moves on. Since the Moon comes between Mars (or any occulted planet but they are not that common) and the Moon is our receptive, emotional and ancestral emotional body, this suggests that we get a jolt or a rest in some respect to how we view Mars.
And the upcoming occultations are connected to Mars journey through the sign of rulership, Aries, and Mars’ upcoming retrograde where Mars influence is being felt in all our lives very keenly. I wrote about that in this article.
Since an Occultation is a reset of the planetary bodies energy by our emotional, reactive and responsive body, this suggests that Mars energy is being softened both by his retrograde and the lunar occultations. We are learning, or being invited to, to integrate our Martian, warrior energy in healthier ways. To fight for things, to use our will for caring not to control others. To use our personal power and leadership qualities wisely.
The Occultations are dampening the fire of Mars.
I think of the quote that Angeles Arrien uses in The Tarot Handbook for the Emperor Card (the Aries card)
Enlightened leadership is service, not selfishness. The leader grows more and lasts longer by placing the well-being of all above the the well-being of self alone ~ John Heider ‘The Tao of Leadership’
I will leave you to ponder the channelled Chandra symbol for each of the occultations and with a couple of questions. What does this mean for you? Are you feeling this softening?
Aug 9 2020: 21˚ 39′ Aries
Puppets coming alive at night.
The inner worlds can be just as animated, as fully fleshed out, as vivid and vibrant as any outer world could ever hope to match. There are vast kingdoms to explore on the inner. It is all a matter of motivation: if you seek for inward substantiation, you will get it to infinity and beyond. Here you get what you ask for. Everything snowballs. It tests you mightily, in that everything inside comes out. A wish like magic becomes embodied. Being so fertile and ingenious is one of the most demanding possible arenas to put yourself in. Most difficult of all is that if you fear or dread, resist or deny, these too have full power to play themselves out all the way. The inner life becomes the place where everything’s happening, and where you must cultivate your highest and your best, or else be treated to the validation and proof of whatever you put in there coming out again amplified, magnified, completely full-on.
Sept 5 2020: 28˚ 02′ Aries
Dr. Jekyll drinks the potion.
The unconscious mind and the subconscious mind bear seeds of worlds which the conscious mind had yet to penetrate. These worlds can turn from dark to light and back again, but they are there, crying out to be fathomed, accessed, given their part in the dance. It is no longer possible to push into far shadows that part of the light which dwells in darkness. And so you must bring up, playfully or mischievously, candidly or surreptitiously, all of the hidden places. So that nobody can deny how much of our energy and resource indwells the deep and how all of our being longs to be known, to be seen, to be activated, to partake in the dance of life freely.
Oct 2 2020 24˚ 26′ Aries conjunct Eris
A great dragon asleep in a cave.
Storing up for centuries all of the best goodies for the time when they are needed, meanwhile, you are cast loose between source and destination, buffeted by strange winds and held firmly between the ancient past and the near future. Karmically held in the balance. Truly having nothing to do until waiting is fulfilled. But where there is nothing to do, mischief and mayhem proliferate. You participate in karmic scenarios, elaborate dramatizations, variations on the theme of nobody home and nothing happening yet. Supremely restless while deeply restful. If there should come a time when all the signal flares go off and give the go ahead, your stored up power and resources shall prove to be absolutely incredible. From way back when to the promised time, you feel a projectile of intent to hold on no matter what. In a cross between a crazy deal and the purest vows of commitment not to push the river and to wait for the universal waters to flood their banks and bring you back alive, right on time for futures unlimited.
Let these symbols play in your mind and reflect on what they mean for you ❤
SO much Love