MARS IN ♏️ SQ SATURN IN ♒️
*Takes a shot of diesel fuel*
Welcome to today. Just another day in the cosmic schematic, forever teetering on the edge of divine order and chaos.
‘Just another day’ is a way of approaching the grandeur of the celestial buffet of transits presented before us, around us… both inside and outside of us. And perhaps apathy would be a useful coping mechanism as the macrocosmic forces hold our hands to the fire:
A third passing of a Mercury and Mars conjunction— this time in Scorpio— both square the ominous and omnipresent, Saturn in Aquarius. And all of this only being a part of the equation.
However, though it may be the unspoken champion of emotional ‘dealing’ from… almost every generation prior to ours… apathy has proven to just kick the ancestral can of suffering down the road.
And so we are propositioned: how do we untie the collective knots (Saturn in Aquarius) of lifetimes, through the exploration of our own psychosomatic bodies (broadly speaking)?
I was deeply moved by this photo from @imdad_barbhuyan when I came across it this morning. And while I won’t pretend to do its beauty justice— its mood serves as my inspiration for navigating the many astral hands at play.
Our hands, beyond the faculties of our senses, are often our first and most relied upon means of interacting with the world. After our voice, we invoke the world with our hands. The two together form the diad of spell-casting— when we can’t use our words, we communicate with our gestures.
When applied appropriately, pressure can be soothing. It communicates affection and love. Too much and it can suffocate the recipient, in more ways than one. Firmness can create protection, even when it isn’t soft.
As the passion of the day flows fluidly on Martian flames, may we wrap the heat around the tips of our fingers and find neglected places (the many ‘bodies’ around us) to touch and breathe forth life through inspiration. And may we remember: we may see many reds not of roses, but perhaps there are more responses available to us than simply fight or flight.
Words: @ross.c0nnor ...