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TRANSCRIPT Ep. 202 | Mars sq. Pluto: Relationship Report Card! – Large Sky Astrology


TRANSCRIPT Ep. 202 | Mars sq. Pluto: Relationship Report Card! (10.2.23)

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Whats up Invisible Pal, April right here, and the date right this moment is October 2nd, 2023. Welcome to Episode 202 of the Large Sky Astrology Podcast. This week, Mercury dances with Neptune and Pluto and enters Libra. Mars opposes the North Node and squares Pluto. A Most cancers Final Quarter Moon examines the function of household in our lives. And, Venus enters the soothing, organized realm of Virgo. Plus, I reply a listener query about what transferring does to your start chart.

Mercury opposed Neptune (Oct. 2, 2023, 8:34 am PDT)

Mercury makes two vital elements this week. On October 2nd at 8:34 a.m. Pacific Time, it opposes Neptune at 25º54’ Virgo and Pisces. Each Mercury in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces are sturdy within the indicators that they rule, and this can be a very stark instance of opposites. Mercury in Virgo prefers to take the logical method to issues. Neptune in Pisces is far more intuitive. So with this opposition, we’re requested to balance-which is all the time the mandate of an opposition, to search out balance-logic with creativeness. Busyness with relaxation and group with spontaneity.

Mercury trine Pluto (Oct. 3, 2023, 12:19 pm PDT)

The following day on October third at 12. 19pm Mercury trines Pluto at 27º54’ Virgo and Pisces. The Sabian image for Mercury is 28 Virgo, A bald headed man who has seized energy. It’s generally written merely as A bald headed man, however I like utilizing the extra expanded model right here as a result of it does communicate of the facility component of Pluto. Mercury in Virgo has been about creating sensible instruments, writing directions, arising with concepts and strategies about find out how to do issues on a sensible degree. And at this trine to Pluto, they’ll truly assist us in giving our message or our work extra energy and extra affect.

Mercury enters Libra (Oct. 4, 2023, 5:08 pm PDT)

The following day on October 4th at 5:08 p.m. Pacific Time, Mercury enters Libra. It’ll be in Libra by October twenty first. Libra is definitely a reasonably comfy signal for Mercury, particularly for mastering the brand new strategies that we explored whereas Mercury was in Virgo.

Libra is definitely actually good at fixing puzzles and arising with programs of doing issues. It’s, in fact, additionally superb for collaborating with others to brainstorm new concepts of find out how to get issues accomplished. Whereas Mercury is in Libra, by October twenty first, take note of the outdated adage that claims we’ve two ears and just one mouth so we are able to pay attention twice as a lot as we communicate.

Mars opposes the North Node (Oct. 4, 2023, 9:06 am PDT)

Mars opposes the North Node of the Moon on October 4th at 9:06 a.m. Pacific Time at 24º57’ Libra and Aries. When Mars is transiting over the South Node of the Moon, it could possibly do considered one of a pair issues. It will probably kick us out of the nest, in order that we get out of our consolation zone and transfer towards the North Node, the place we’re being requested to face on our personal and go after what we wish as people. Or it could possibly, particularly with the Mars-Pluto sq. later within the week that I’ll discuss, it could possibly get us mired in battle that may maintain us from getting forward. Now, this opposition is inside just a few levels of the New Moon Photo voltaic Eclipse in Libra that’s arising on October 14th. So, it’s an vital time to be listening to how we’re coping with battle. And, about how we could be letting {our relationships} with different folks maintain us again from transferring ahead on an vital particular person path.

Most cancers Final Quarter Moon (Oct. 6, 2023, 6:45 am PDT)

And now it’s time for the Moon Report for the week of October 2nd. It begins with a Most cancers Final Quarter Moon on October sixth at 6:48 a.m. Pacific Time at 13º2’ Most cancers and Libra. The Moon is on the Sabian image 14 Most cancers, A really outdated man going through an unlimited, darkish area to the northeast, and the Sabian image for the Solar is 14 Libra, A midday siesta. On the Most cancers Final Quarter moon, we glance again, just like the outdated man going through an unlimited, darkish area to the northeast. And maybe it’s time to relaxation slightly and put together for the final a part of the lunar cycle, a little bit of a midday siesta time.

Most cancers is a nostalgic signal, and it’s an indication about belonging, belonging to a household, a group, a tribe. Do you might have that sense of belonging in your life proper now? Does it really feel vital so that you can discover extra belonging?

We have been not too long ago watching a program on Netflix about these so-called Blue Zones, the place there’s a bigger than regular proportion of individuals dwelling into outdated age, together with into their 100s, with quite a lot of vibrancy and good bodily well being. And one of many issues that was emphasised time and again in these areas was the sense of belonging to their society, to their group, to their tribe. So what does that imply in your life? Are there possibly relations proper now who want extra from you, and the way is that impacting different areas of your life, your partnerships, your work?

This Final Quarter Moon concludes the work that started on the Virgo New Moon on September 14th, or not less than the preliminary part of that work, which was one thing in regards to the purification of our aims, about having higher healthiness. The will to have a life that’s less complicated and extra helpful. That’s work that may proceed. In fact, we don’t obtain that in a single 28-day interval. However at this Final Quarter, it’s time to look at not less than what function household performs in that imaginative and prescient of a more healthy, less complicated, and extra helpful life.

Lunar Part Household Cycle

That is the Final Quarter in a Lunar Part Household Cycle that started with the New Moon on July ninth, 2021 at 18º01’ Most cancers. The First Quarter in that cycle was on April eighth, 2022, and the Full Moon was on January sixth of this yr, 2023.

The way in which the Lunar Part Household Cycle works is at every New Moon. We comply with that diploma, on this case 18ºCancer, and each 9 months we’ll see an vital lunation close to that very same diploma. In order that First Quarter on April eighth, 2022 was at 19º24’ Most cancers, very near the New Moon diploma. The Full Moon in January 2023 was at 16º Most cancers, and now this one is at 13º Most cancers.

So principally, a narrative begins on the New Moon, and on this case, it was a New Moon story, a household. And we’ve been refining that story each 9 months since, till now we’re on the Final Quarter, the ultimate chapter within the story begins, and can comply with by for the following 9 months to carry this cycle to completion.

So, it’s been an extended, evolving story of household. And on the similar time, it’s solely now, actually, I believe that we’re starting to know these questions of household and belonging, and it was one thing that was put into movement again at that New Moon in July 2021. And we’ve been getting nearer and nearer to an consciousness of what it’s we’d like on this space of our lives.

Void-of-Course Moon Durations

Let’s take a look at the Void-of-Course Moon durations for this week. On October 2nd, the Moon in Taurus trines Pluto at 6:19 PM Pacific Time, is Void of Course for about 3 ¾ hours, after which enters Gemini at 10:03 PM.

Right here is the sample that wants altering at this Void-of-Course Moon interval. Endurance and taking it simple are sometimes known as laziness. And the Moon in Taurus does signify this pretty, measured way of living. However generally we castigate ourselves for appearing in that method, for transferring extra slowly, for taking it simple, for making an attempt to take pleasure in life slightly bit extra.

However what if that is the method that may actually symbolize energy? A trine to Pluto says we’re getting nearer to energy and both which means we’re being overpowered and we’re not resisting it or we ourselves are assuming energy.

Both method we take a look at it, we all know when taking a extra relaxed method to issues truly opens us as much as obtain extra from the universe. We all know the distinction between that expression of the Moon in Taurus and the one which simply is slightly lazy and doesn’t actually get something accomplished. Both method you method and conceive of taking it simple will decide the way you entry energy.

On October 4th, the Moon in Gemini squares Neptune at 9:37 p.m. Pacific Time. It’s void in fact for about 8 hours, after which enters Most cancers on October fifth at 5:31 a.m. Now, Gemini is superb at multitasking. It normally manages to maintain all of the balls within the air whereas it’s juggling, however when the Moon in Gemini squares Neptune, we would drop just a few of these balls right here and there.

In the event you reside in a spot the place this Void-of-Course interval takes place at night time, you might have some very vigorous and helpful goals. If these are your waking hours, attempt to organize issues with the intention to indulge your creativeness and possibly not must juggle a lot.

And, on October seventh, the Moon in Most cancers opposes Pluto at 12:11 p.m. Pacific Time. It’s void in fact for just a bit over 4 hours, earlier than it enters Leo at 4:24 p.m. Right here is our outdated pal, the Moon in Most cancers, making one more opposition to Pluto, and main into tomorrow’s Mars-Pluto sq.. This side is our month-to-month reminder to let ourselves really feel what we really feel, to search out energy and empowerment within the entry that the Moon in Most cancers offers us to our feelings. Pluto in Capricorn can generally really feel as if, if we’re not as powerful as doable and simply unapologetically making an attempt to get as a lot energy for ourselves as we are able to in a cosmopolitan sense – that we’re simply actually not making an attempt. However the Moon in Most cancers says, no, there’s a lot energy -and it’s like I used to be speaking about with the Final Quarter Moon in Most cancers -that the connections we’ve in our lives, the emotional, social connections with others, are what could be a supply of energy for us.

Mars sq. Pluto (Oct. 8, 2023, 6:04 pm PDT)

Mars squares Pluto on October eighth at 6:04 pm Pacific Time at 27º53’ Libra and Capricorn. That is the ultimate sq. in a synodic cycle between these two planets, which started on March third, 2022, at 27º50’ Capricorn. Now, they’re at roughly the identical diploma and minutes now, however they’re in indicators which might be sq. to 1 one other. The conjunction between Mars and Pluto, which we had again in March, is normally associated to utilizing our bodily power and private will within the service of one thing bigger than ourselves. However on the conjunction, there’s a sense of strain that comes with these two planets coming into contact with one another. On the time of their conjunction in March of final yr, we have been coming off an intense sequence of conjunctions between Venus and Pluto, and I believe when that Mars-Pluto conjunction kicked in, there was this sturdy drive to only be ourselves, unapologetically, to cease enjoying the sport, social video games that we felt have been insincere.

Now we’re on the closing, vital second in that cycle, earlier than the following conjunction between these two begins, on February thirteenth, 2024. And Mars is in Libra because it makes this sq., which calls again slightly bit to these Venus-Pluto conjunctions earlier than the start of this cycle. So at this level, it’s a good suggestion to assessment what going after our personal aims in such a direct and unapologetic method has accomplished to {our relationships}.

A few of them could be stronger. Those that have been pretty strong to start with obtained previous these Venus-Pluto conjunctions. However the ones the place there have been some points about equality within the relationship, or whether or not one individual was getting extra worth from it than the opposite, these have been relationships that in the end had a tough time making it by.

So here’s a likelihood yet another time to form of assessment these points. And a sq. could be a little bit irritating, as a result of we are able to really feel as if we’re assembly resistance as we’re making an attempt to behave or do one thing. And that is Mars in Libra, so it’s one thing within the relationship realm, however it’s sq. Pluto, and there’s nonetheless some resistance there. Nonetheless the sense that a few of our interactions with different persons are not fairly as truthful as we really feel they need to be. That one individual is making an attempt to profit on the expense of the opposite.

Mainly, this isn’t every week to attempt to push your personal agenda, as a result of Mars sq. Pluto says others will most likely not be receptive to it, and you’ll simply undergo quite a lot of frustration.

I keep in mind saying in my Equinox episode for donors, mentioning that within the chart of this Mars-Pluto sq., Mars is making a very nice sextile to Venus. And this prompt to me that as an alternative of going head on in your interactions with different folks, should you’re making an attempt to resolve one thing, as an alternative we are able to depend on that connection between Mars in Libra, which is kind of diplomatic, and Venus, which can also be actually good at softening the tone of {our relationships} with others. So this felt to me like a possibility to attach with others and thru these connections to attempt to take a much less direct however most likely far more efficient path to reaching what we need to obtain.

Venus enters Virgo (Oct. 8, 2023, 6:11 pm PDT)

And nearly seven minutes afterward October eighth at 6:11 p.m. Pacific Time, Venus enters Virgo. Now Venus has been in Leo an exceptionally very long time, since June fifth. And that was as a result of Venus had a retrograde interval whereas in Leo. So we’ve had an exceptionally very long time to study Venus classes of find out how to discover pleasure and gratification within the Leo areas of self-development, creativity, and the humanities. And it’s been very a lot, I believe, in regards to the means of studying to approve of ourselves as an alternative of getting to look exterior ourselves for applause.

Now Venus will likely be in Virgo by November seventh. In case you have been searching for the best time to declutter and reorganize your private home, it actually doesn’t get higher than this, as a result of Venus in Virgo actually enjoys doing issues like that.

Venus additionally guidelines cash, so it’s a good time to stability your accounts and to offer some thought to how one can simplify your funds, and spend cash on the issues which might be actually helpful. Venus in Virgo can form of make a recreation of doing extra with much less and tightening your belt and bringing your bills down. In order that positively is one a part of the equation as Venus is on this signal.

Relationships are additionally beneath the purview of Venus. And in Virgo, this can be a good time to point out your affection in sensible methods to the folks in your life that basically matter to you. It may also be a time that you end up eager to cull a few of the social connections in your life which might be taking over extra of your power than they return in pleasure. Venus in Virgo wants to search out worth in relationships, or we merely gained’t need to spend money on them. Virgo is fairly self-sufficient, as I’ve stated earlier than, and its solely motive for being in a relationship is as a result of it needs to be there, and never as a result of it must be there.

Listener Query: How transferring impacts your chart (astrolocality)

On this week’s listener query, Listener Kerrie asks, If a planet precisely conjuncts the Midheaven in your start chart however you progress far sufficient to shift that, do you lose the impression of that side or are you imbued with it regardless?

Properly, thanks for the query, Kerrie. I’ve had different questions on astrolocality, and this looks as if a very good alternative to wade into the subject.

It’s a actually fascinating method during which we challenge your chart onto a map of the world, and draw traces on the map to point out the place your start planets work together with the chart angles to develop into very sturdy. So in astrolocality, we are able to see the locations on the planet the place specific planets in your chart are strongly positioned on the Ascendant, the IC, the Descendant, or the Midheaven.

Now, as in all issues astrological, this can be a fairly complicated subject, and I’m not going to faux to be an professional, however to place it merely, the thought is that this. Let’s say you want to transfer to a spot the place your profession prospects are improved. You would possibly look to a spot the place the Solar or Venus or Jupiter Midheaven line is working by it. For improved relationships, a type of planets on the Ascendant or Descendant traces. To discover a place that seems like house, possibly you search for a spot the place the Moon, or Venus, or Jupiter is on the IC line.

In order that’s all fairly easy, but it surely truly will get fairly sophisticated. Let’s say you might have the Solar sq. Saturn in your start chart. And should you transfer to a spot that places the Solar on the MC line, it’d put Saturn on the descendant.

Now, relying on how comfy you’re, how a lot work you might have been doing to get the perfect out of that Solar-Saturn sq. in your start chart, that may very well be a very good place on your profession and fame, however powerful on partnerships. But it surely might additionally imply {that a} sturdy enterprise relationship – Saturn on the Descendant -could assist your profession in such a spot – Solar on the Midheaven.

You may get your personal astrolocality map at astro.com. I discovered it slightly laborious to search out it on their website navigation, however should you simply go to Google and put in astroclick journey, astro.com, you get there immediately. You place in your start knowledge, and it’ll present you a map together with your main planetary traces all around the world.

Now, Kerrie, as on your particular query, let’s say you have been born with one thing like Mars near the Midheaven, and you’re feeling it’s inflicting quite a lot of battle for you in your profession life. In the event you transfer west out of your birthplace, you’ll have an earlier diploma and even an earlier signal on the Ascendant, and the planets in your chart will transfer counterclockwise by the homes.

I used to be born in Indiana, and after I moved 2,000 miles west to California, my Ascendant modified from about 2º Sagittarius to early Scorpio. And the Solar, which was within the ninth home of my start chart, strikes into the tenth home. In the event you transfer east out of your birthplace, you’ll have a later diploma or signal in your Ascendant, and planets transfer clockwise by the homes.

The farther you progress, geographically, in fact, the better the change out of your start chart. Let’s say you make a transfer of 1,000 miles or so out of your birthplace, and also you get that Mars off your Midheaven slightly bit. 10º or extra can be good. Your query is, are you then accomplished with Mars in your profession space?

Properly, sadly, no. Your start chart is your start chart. It describes the roadmap and classes of your lifetime. On this case, it will be one thing about studying to make use of the assertive, simple, passionate traits of Mars as beneficially as doable, particularly in your profession, and to be a pacesetter and a pioneer with out working over different folks.

Now, should you transfer to some place that takes Mars off that Midheaven a bit, you’re placing your self in a state of affairs the place that astrological task isn’t fairly so aggravating. Hopefully, then, you possibly can nonetheless work with it, work with it possibly even slightly higher, as a result of there isn’t fairly a lot strain and depth. I believe it was my instructor who really useful dwelling just a bit bit off the precise astralocality traces on your chart, to take that depth off slightly bit.

In my very own chart, I grew up in Los Angeles with my relocated Solar virtually precisely on the Midheaven and within the tenth home: a robust drive to be seen. I obtained out and did quite a lot of performing. And with Neptune precisely on the Ascendant. Very musical, very religious, slightly bit psychic. So this was a really intense place for me. After which after I moved to San Diego, which isn’t that far-off, the Solar and Neptune eased again into the ninth and twelfth homes. It’s simply that rather more east from the place I used to be in Los Angeles. So, now I’ve the Solar and Neptune again within the ninth and twelfth homes as they’re in my start chart, and it’s slightly simpler to take care of. I’ve accomplished nice right here in my profession, but it surely has been slightly extra low-key, type of just like the distinction between Los Angeles and San Diego as cities!

Kerrie, I hope that helps simply offer you slightly little bit of an introduction into astrolocality. I’m going so as to add a few sources within the present notes for this episode if you wish to study extra about astrolocality. And with regards to present notes, Apple Podcasts lower the present notes off, regardless that we’re utilizing their pointers for a way lengthy they are often. So in the event that they lower off as you’re studying them, remember to try the total present notes at BigSkyAstropod.com.

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