AstroTarot – Ares Unveiled

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As we come into August, we now have the planets Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto and the asteroids Hades and Chiron in Rx; Vesta has been Rx but is turning direct on the 1st and then on the 7th Uranus will station and go into the Rx motion. Now, what we need to remember that whenever a planet is in Rx, it is close to Earth. I am sure you’ve seen many memes out there about seeing Mars in the sky, and I even saw one that said mercury will be bigger than the moon and well that is just simply untrue. Now Rx are known for the REs but it is also the feeling of a time loop. With Mars in Rx, it is likened to a bow being pulled back…the tension. And in our world now, we can see this tension playing out in our world right now. Mars is the God of War, and he loves to show his boundaries, define boundaries, and assert himself to protect those boundaries…but he is also the one to push others boundaries as well…he is about taking control of the situation. His color is red which represents passion and anger. And with it being in Rx it is stronger and close to Earth. One way to understand the planets is by knowing their myths, their history. I know history is boring for many, but history is always needed as it does give us a better understanding of things. Now we all know that Mars is the God of War, but he was also the guardian of Agriculture. In Roman mythology, he was of great importance and comes in 2nd to Jupiter. He was identified as Ares to the Greeks. He delivers virility and virtue; he focuses on growing the land and then defending it, even by warding off forces of nature…his path can be tense and aggressive…but he produces security after the war. Now, don’t get me wrong, as this energy can be savage. For those of you who have close Aries friends, or the Aries out there, you may already know this. To understand him, we have to understand the God role, not patriarchal role, the God role, and more specifically the God of War and the guardian of the farmers and soldiers, so the energy of sacrifice is in this energy as well. This is “highest good” energy, it may be rough but its energy is meant for the best. Finding peace through war or turbulent times. This is why Rx can be a good thing, as the Rx energy makes you take a step back and then Mars will ask you why you are taking this particular path.
With Mercury Rx, this does add to that energy..it is making us revisit the situation. On the 1st Mars will Square Uranus, this energy is stepping up and taking control of a situation and doing what needs to be done to fulfill what needs to happen. Mars is ‘assertive action’ and Uranus is about resolution. So basically this means that we are going to feel something going on, something is about to happen…but we are not sure what and when. This is unpredictable energy…so still expect the unexpected. It will run until the 1st of October this year, so on the 1st, this energy becomes exact. Yes unpredictable, but is about new ways to do things. This is high vibration energy, and remember to step back from aggressive situations (Rx time) think before you do. The point I want to make about Mars, yes he is known as the God of War..the soldiers and warriors, for some reason, we have such a one-sided view about warriors…we think they are always warring, they’re all the time battling. But one closer inspection, we see a different side…when the warriors/soldiers are not in wars defending what they love and hold dear, they are at home…they are helping others in different ways…they are working on the villages, they are keepers of the community. It is very narrow-minded a serious mistake to only see our warriors one-sided…to be a warrior is a noble path, they help lead the way. Aries is the cardinal fire that moves us from darkness into light. This is about how to take this challenges, all of this unpredictable energy, and how you reform them into better what works.
I want to share this explanation of the Hierophant card, which is the card that represents Aries…and I feel it fits perfectly into this energy right now.
Please forgive me as I can not remember the name of the Tarot Deck this came from, so I am not taking credit for this piece.
“The first time a would-be warrior holds his sword, he believes power to be inherently resonant in the sword itself. Many of those who create tools to create something in their life think the power and the ability lies within the tool itself. But when the would-be warrior learns to wield the sword, he learns the power lies with him and therefore all the responsibility for that power lies in him and his actions. The throne upon which a ruler sits is given the honor to be the seat of his power yet no order, no laws, or power come from that throne. It comes from the ruler sitting upon it. Many would be Warriors seek training in the skills of the sword and ax I first teach them the art of self-control and discipline. Because how can you act with responsibility and the whole weight of your power if you do not understand what it means to give order to something? I am the man of war who can teach you to own your power, teach you to act in this world with precision, courage, force, and ambition. I am the honored Sun King who does not fight or seek conflict. Conflict demonstrates power imbalance and the desire for power. Power is never to be a goal but a resource within you that you can access if you understand order and responsibility.”

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~ by TerraRubrae on August 5, 2018.

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