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We’re in a confrontation between the right use of willpower (Sun), and asserting ourselves with integrity (Mars). Today is the culmination point for Warrior Mars in Virgo to confront the Pisces Sun at 12:11 PM, PST. Triumph or defeat?*

Have you used reason and diplomacy to successfully come through a crisis with the cooperation of others? Or, did you get locked in a power struggle and feel you must force the outcome with an aggressive battle of wills?

To help us along this path, the self-confident Sun is shining harmoniously today on the Cancer Moon (8:59 AM, PST), adding an optimistic balance between our wills and our emotions. Yang and yin in equal parts.

Need an abundance of energy to finish something you’ve started? Around 9:19 AM, PST, Mars energizes your emotional force so you can carry your plans to the finish line. Vitality and robust action contribute to a healthy you today.
The Force of choice is with you.
Saturday, March 3, 2012

Aries (March 20-April 19)
Your communications are brains-on-fire creative. You will be getting flashes of inspiration and ideas arrived at intuitively through Monday, March 5th when this peaks. This is a very exciting time that won’t fry your circuits if you stay within the speed limit--complete one task before going to the next (you won’t feel like doing this!). Today’s drive to assert yourself affects your 6th house of work and service, actually making it easier for you to delay gratification and accomplish a great deal.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You may be the vehicle for transforming your family in some way when the home-body Cancer Moon has a face-off with Powerful Pluto today. In any case, you will be feeling deeply the issues surrounding your family. The major Mighty Mars show down that culminates today is focused in your 5th solar house of children, romance and creativity. You are insisting on expressing yourself, and having the right to be exactly who you are. Your assertiveness shows up in your refusal to take a back seat to anyone--you simply do not want to postpone having it your way! Go for it.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You’ll be pulling insights out of thin air! Now through March 5th you will feel a gradually increasing mental clarity with bolts of intuitive ideas that inspire you. Tapping into your roots, “stuff” from the past, in order to break any hold they have on you is the focus for you of Mighty Mars while he’s in today's culminating position. Asserting your right to have your home just the way you like it is one main effect of having the self-assertive Mars in you 4th solar house of home.

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
The question of triumph or defeat is playing itself out in your 3rd solar house of communications. You can put your ideas and opinions out there with considerable force, and experience triumph. Or, you can engage in pointless power struggles and defeat yourself in useless arguments (yes, the one’s inside your head count!). The Moon in your sign has you focusing on domestic and family issues. Nothing superficial about the way you feel about anything today! Plus, the tempo of your life is high speed. A very productive day.

Leo (July 22-August 22)
Your inner-lion or lioness does not have to give any thought to the right use of willpower--protection of your pride (family). Assertive Mars is challenging you to loosen the grip on possessions, not allowing it to define who you are. Put your mind to vigorous use in a competitive marketplace. Communications of all kind are sparked by sudden (sometimes impulsive) spurts of inspiration and creative ideas. You are in a mood to fight for your rights, for what belongs to you and yours. Make sure your eye is on your own peace of mind, for you’re in no mood to back down.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
The strong energy you’ve been feeling to stand up for your rights, to assert your willpower with integrity, is happening with Mighty Mars in your sign. Therefore, you’ve been challenged to work hard to further your own interests and to show the world what you are capable of doing--without forcing it. If you’ve been able to avoid stepping on someones toes, now is the time to make a great impression. The lord of the underworld is still lending you a helpful hand to transform any “blind spots” into the wisdom of right seeing.

Libra (September 23-October 22)
Learning to love the stability and peace of a sober, grounded relationship is on Serious Saturn’s mind today when he refuses to be swept off his feet by Venus. You may feel a tug between duty-bound responsibilities and your desire to have fun. But Saturn will be very supportive of using today’s self-assertive Mighty Mars energy to confront yourself--to see those self-defeating acts that are leaking up from childhood conditioning. Heavy, but worth uncovering. You get a sparkle of bright intuitive flashes from Uranus as he approaches an exact alignment with the god of lightening on March 5th. A fire storm of creativity is heading your way.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Good natured, optimistic outlook on life, are descriptive of how others see you today. You want to be completely free to do what you want to do, and you have lots of energy to further your own interests. The question of triumph or defeat plays out in your ability to work cooperatively with others. Team action is your keyword for triumph. In the struggle to find the yin/yang balance you need to fulfill your own self-interests without “taking” from the interests of others.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
You won’t feel like focusing all the energy zapping through your mind, but you can do it. Harnessing the mercurial flashes of brilliance you’re experiencing will give you the opportunity to direct this fiery energy into your ambitions--right where you want it. You might gain a leadership position or role, even if you’re not seeking it. You need to be your own boss right now. The approaching alignment of Mental Mercury and the god of lightening, both in a fire sign, on March 5th makes this an exciting time in which you can accomplish anything you set your positive-thinking mind to.

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
Mighty Mars is all about expanding your mind, enlarging your scope of opinions and beliefs. The major challenge Mars is throwing out to everyone, to assert yourself with integrity, is falling in your solar 9th house of the higher mind--travel in other realms. Because Mars in Virgo is harmonically synced with your earthy Capricorn, it is easy for you to see the transformations you need to make. With the lord of the underworld slowly, very slowly, making his way through Capricorn, you won’t be able to get away with surface changes. But you are going to get all the opportunity you need when Generous Jupiter aligns Pluto on March 14th. You’re a walking, talking Good Fortune Cookie.

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
Sometimes a transformation gets forced into conscious intent through a confrontation with some else that shows you something about the values you share. This is what Mighty Mars is activating in your 8th solar house of death and rebirth. Beginning at 8:59 AM, PST, a lovely alignment of the Sun and Moon gives you the yin/yang balance of aggressive and receptive energies. The stars are favoring a thoughtful, down to earth look at romance when Serious Saturn opposes Venus’ charms by focusing on duties and responsibilities when she wants to have fun. Balance. All in the balance.

Pisces (February 18-March 19)
Self-assertive Mars energy has you aggressively involved in partnership activities. The question of triumph or defeat with the Virgo Mars in a show-down with the Pisces Sun plays itself out in your intimate one-to-one encounters with people close to you. Compromise or confront? Wait for a better time to bring it up, or go ahead and clear the air? These are the yin/yang balancing act that you want to resolve now. The at-home Moon in Cancer is creating a lovely sense of well-being for you. In fact, at 9:19 AM, PST, this homey Moon will blow a kiss to Mighty Mars in the spirit of strength and courage to stand up for your convictions.

*This confrontation can go two ways--defeat of your plans or a triumphal climax of success. If you’ve been defeating yourself, you come to a crossroads now In which you realize, through a crisis or conflict, that you failed to elicit the cooperation you needed and by alienating others you stirred a hornet’s nest. Or, you went the other way and faced a dragon that tested the validity of your plans, and you won by being true to your self.
Posted on March 2, 2012 .