Mars in Virgo In this post, we are continuing our transit series of planets moving through the signs. We are typically only going to focus on superior planet transits which are the planets from Mars outwards. Of course, there may be exceptions. This time we are taking...
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Uranus in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Aquarius
Pluto in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Scorpio
And that’s the lot. It is quite a comprehensive list and one chart may or may not have any mutual receptions.
You may decide to only use the traditional planets from the Sun to Saturn and this would be the case for creating a dispositor tree.
Aspiring Astrologer Activity: Mutual Reception
In your astrology journal and using a chart with a mutual reception, please do the following:
State the two planets in each other’s sign.
Decide if there is a Ptolemaic aspect between them or not.
Interpret the mutual reception pair by considering the planets, signs, houses, house rulers, aspect (or not) and possible energy that can be brought forwards as they are in cahoots with each other (100 words).
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Pluto is the planet of power, influence and sex. It represents people who have power over you through your use of their resources or those whom you have the drop on. It represents the loan shark, surgeon, psychiatrist, undertaker, criminal and therapist.
Eris is the planet of the female warrior. It represents the fight instinct in women. It suggests those who will fight for you simply because they are on your team, group or crew. It represents sisters-in-arms.
When Mars enters Aries it is at the beginning of the zodiac
Where does the zodiac begin?
The zodiac starts at zero degrees Aries. Because the Sun on its path, the plane of the ecliptic crosses the celestial equator at zero declination on its path towards the northern hemisphere.
The Sun crosses the celestial equator twice a year at the equinoxes. Once going north March 20/21st (the Aries ingress) and once going south on September 22/23rd (the Libra ingress).
An ingress is when a planet enters a sign or house either moving direct or retrograde.
As Mars enters Aries it is going home to the sign it rules.
The Aries Point
The Aries Point is zero degrees Aries in any chart. Some astrologers take any cardinal sign’s zero degrees as an Aries point. The cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
What to expect when Mars is in Aries
Push, push, push
All of these things are ruled by Mars. When Mars is in its own sign it can operate cleanly and clearly at its true meaning.
Whilst Mars was recently in Pisces it was not a good place for Mars’ energy to be expressed.
Precession of the Equinoxes
This is the phenomena that the point of the vernal equinox (when the Sun enters Aries going north) is moving backwards through the constellation signs at the slow rate of one sign over a two thousand (ish) year period.
The Great Years
In astrology a great year is almost 26000 years and each Great Year is divided into twelve Great Months or Ages of around a two thousand year (give or take) period. You have heard of these Ages as for example the Age of Aquarius.
Therefore the Age of Aries came before the Age of Pisces. Before the Age of Aries was the Age of Taurus.
In Ages each sign is before the present one going backwards through the signs. The “Ages” are reversed because of the precession of the equinoxes.
Great Years show large sweeps of history and are background noise for each time period.
The Age of Aquarius
We are now living in the Age of Aquarius (which began around the year 2000AD) and will last for just over two thousand years until about 4000AD. The symbol for Aquarius is two wavy lines like radio waves or microwaves and all technology waves and wireless devices and gadgets.
The Age of Pisces
Looking back, the Age of Pisces occurred from about year 1AD (at Christ’s birth) until 2000AD. The symbol prevalent at this time was the fish and this can still be seen on bumper stickers to indicate a Christian.
The Age of Aries
The Age of Aries was from +/- 2000BC to 1AD which is again a two thousand year period or “Age”. The symbols used in this age were the ram which is a male sheep. In Egypt Rameses I, II and III were cracking the whip. And the Romans developed metal armour and weapons to wear in battles and wars.
When considering this information you can see that the Mars ingress into Aries is highly important.
Mars enters Aries and starts the whole cycle again every two years. This is the time it takes Mars to make one orbit of the Sun and is the length or a Martian year. Obviously we are not experiencing Mars entering Aries for the first time it has happened. Mars get around.
We experience a Martian ingress into Aries every two years.
Mars disposes planets in Aries
As Mars moves through Aries it disposes planets in that sign. When Mars is in Aries it is a prime position to be final dispositor. Always give a quick scan to see if this is the case.