As ever, we are each of us working, consciously or unconsciously, on both collective and individual levels. We may not realize it, but our personal dramas intimately portray the energetics of the larger collective drama. And now, an alert:
Anyone who was born during the storied time of the late ’60s, for whom Neptune was moving back and forth across the 23rd degree of Scorpio (1966-1968), note that you are now being unconsciously triggered by the current slow backwards scouring of impulsive warlike Mars through deeply emotional and fixed sign Scorpio now at 24° and finally turning at 23° on June 29th to move forward again. This process has been intensifying for the past week or so, and will continue until Mars moves out of that degree zone in mid-July.
What is it about? It’s about how the well of human feeling has been poisoned. Poisoned by who knows what — all sorts of things, most likely, sludgy and confusing personal and collective dramas of all kinds, but poisoned long ago. Those whose souls chose to be born with Neptune on or very near this degree are the canaries in the mine; on at least an unconscious level, they pick up on the triggering mechanism of Mars. And suffer. Suffer in ways they may not understand, but the grief is palpable. Grief over what has been done to us, what we have done to others. Grief that the beautiful Neptunian world of dreams and visions and high high spirituality has been spoiled by weird and addictive atmospherics that leave us gasping for air, utterly demoralized.
I am deliberately not talking about Orlando, because I don’t need to. The same dynamic is working itself out here in Bloomington, Indiana. I too, am deeply impacted by this current Mars transit, since my own soul chose to be born on this planet when the Moon was at the 23rd degree of Taurus, now triggered by opposing Mars.
Just as I have a personal planet impacted by this Mars transit (as does Hillary Clinton), so too, the 23rd degree of all the fixed signs Scorpio, Taurus, Leo and Aquarius, is being targeted by Mars for detection, implosion or explosion, death and rebirth. It’s not just a generational moment, it’s also an individual one. Plus: Those whose personal planets are connected to the Neptune in Scorpio generational planet at that 23rd degree are especially triggered, ripe for release.
This Mars transit, if we are and remain conscious throughout its excruciating passage, can function to clear out old emotional gunk that has held us in its yucky grip without our even knowing it; it is an intense reminder that we are in the “End Times” of man’s inhumanity to man and nature. That we cannot continue in the same manner. That if we as a people don’t change, and change radically, we are doomed. Not just by AK 47s, but by nuclear bombs, and all the other weapons of mass destruction that we so ingeniously conjure up. How can it be that we’ve created weapons of destruction far more often and imaginatively than we have elected to learn from Nature how she holds and nourishes everything in dynamic balance? Our specialty, especially since capitalism infected civilization, is competition and destruction. Nature favors cooperation, and destroys in order to regenerate. Big difference. She understands and She IS the life cycle. We tend to only want Life for ourselves personally, forever, and Death to anything that interferes with our egocentric ends.
Mars in Scorpio forces us to acknowledge the entire life/death/rebirth process, not only in Nature, but also in understanding, embracing, addressing, and transforming our deepest darkest secret fears. We stretch open our hearts into the Love that bathes the universe in continuous blessing. Nothing is left out. Nothing left over. All is one.
And with that, I offer this latest message from the Dalai Lama: