Taming of the beast

The screaming starts right after breakfast, but doesn’t reach a crescendo until 6:24 PM, PST. The action-oriented energy of warrior Mars in Virgo is in an oppositional show down with the delicate, soft-hearted Moon. The Pisces Moon, being suddenly challenged by an insistent and demanding warrior, reacts with stark terror! No middle ground.

Mars in Virgo is a precise, detail-oriented guy who doesn't just come running at you, sword unsheathed. His modus operandi is to needle you to death! The Moon’s on high alert, and Mars is disgusted by her overreaction. Luckily Messenger Mercury spent the night with the Moon (soft-hearted, soft-touch!), so he’s in a friendly position to talk her down. Nevertheless it makes for a tense day, and a lot of yelling (including the polite kind where you just seethe in silence).
The Force of anger is with you.
Wednesday, February 23, 2012

Aries (March 20-April 19)
The action warrior is standing in your house of work and service. You’ll make the most of today’s aggressive energy by throwing yourself into your work. But with the big ego drive of this Mars, you’ll want to work for yourself rather than in service to others. Someone may be ready to push your buttons. and you need the strength of your convictions to stare down the bully. This is also an inside job. Look for the place where you run over your own feelings in an effort to get ahead.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You don’t want to hear anyone tell you to postpone gratification or to sit in the back row. You’re full of assertive energy and you want to make a statement to others about who you really are. You’re not one to shy away from competition, especially now. As long as you’re playful, you have an outlet that works and you’ll avoid confrontation. Better yet, a cozy candlelight dinner for two lets Mars and Moon have their favorite way to express this high energy.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Work from home today. Keep a low profile, if you can. You could find yourself in a dispute, and you don’t even know what it’s about! Others are blocking your efforts for no apparent reason. Mars has a “blindsiding” beast, and you need the strength of your intuitive mind to find your way through the landmines. This aggressive energy could go another way, and you could get a lot of work done around the house. You want your surroundings to be just so, which works if you live alone (greatly preferred at this time). If not, pull on the feminine-side Moon for relational compromise.

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
You might enjoy a good argument with someone close to you. Warrior Mars is in your house of communications, looking for a heated debate. The “beast” within that you need to tame is trying to push others into believing as you do. There’s a positive side to this if you allow the intuition of the Moon to guide you--you could sell snow to the Eskimo’s! You’re in an excellent position to accomplish a great deal by eliciting the cooperation of others.

Leo (July 22-August 22)
The beauty and the beast challenge today is playing itself out in your 2nd house of resources. If conflict arises, within or without, it will center on issues of ownership or use of property. Your “beast” is overly identifying with your possessions, as though having them says something about who you are. Give an audience to the Moon--your intuition and empathy with another. This “soft” side is your strength.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Upbeat and independent! You have a chance to show the world what you can accomplish. The vigor and vitality you’re enjoying with warrior Mars in your sign, helps you make a great impression. The challenge today to your feminine side (Moon) is to tame the “beast” of ruthlessness, and to get what your want while still being sensitive to other people.

Libra (September 23-October 22)
Once in awhile a little frustration must fall, toppling the balance in your harmonious mind. This is one of those times. Warrior Mars is making his assertive stand in your 12th house, but he’s forced to be in the background--not his style! You are denied recognition for your work, your efforts, and frustration sets in. The “beast” you’re trying to tame is the past. Past behaviors are leaking into your present actions, showing up as little self-defeating thoughts. But take heart--the 12th is also the house of self-transcendence, where you can rise above past conditioning. Clean slate on which to write your new life.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Teamwork will get you where you want to go, and you have your goals clearly in front of you. Problem is, warrior Mars is a bit of a loner and, quite frankly, not a team player unless he’s in charge! You need to balance your assertive drives with the Moon’s empathy and compassion for others. Not everyone wants to work on a team, but your intuition can lead you to those who do. Leave the rest. Play with the winners.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
Ambition and individual initiative are the energies you have to work with today, courtesy of warrior Mars in your house of public power. You want to be your own boss, or work on a project that is just yours. The “beast” to tame is your problem-with-authority. Pull down the empathy of the Pisces Moon to help you find an alignment, same side of the table, with the opposition. Your strength is in your feminine side, the power of yielding.

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
It’s your time to win friends and influence people. Warrior Mars is making his stand today in your house of the higher mind. You want to be very active in creative, intellectual work. You’re ready to tell the world how you see it. The “beast” to be tamed within is aggressively hitting people over the head with your opinions. Your ideas are important to you but they’re not who you are. Your wise course is to incorporate the compassionate Moon, your feminine side, and utilize your intuition. Instead of getting it right by the rule, get it right by your heart’s desire.

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
You want to stir it up just to force some transformation in your life. Warrior Mars is a little trigger happy, and the aim of your assertiveness today may miss the mark. Even if you create a conflict, it can come through another person who will act as a change agent for you. If you’re in a conflict, it’s likely over shared values and property. If you incorporate the your feelings with the compassionate Moon, you can transmute this aggression into an intimate encounter of the best kind.

Pisces (February 18-March 19)
The aggressive energy of warrior Mars is in your house of partnerships with others. If you find yourself in a conflict today with an “enemy,” your challenge is to respond with compromise. Not so much that your real resentments can’t come out, for it would be beneficial to both of you if you clear the air. The taming of the ego “beast” is to learn that working through a problem with your partner is a way to enrich the relationship. Give in. Surrender. Winning is useless if you loose a partner in the process.
Posted on February 22, 2012 .