|Gaza Strip - Messages of Love & Politics photo Mia Grondahl|
As Mars enters Capricorn we will all grind through the gears so that we can achieve maximum efficiency and control. Our actions and impetus will focus on our goals, with very little time given over to downtime or daydreaming. In theory anyway, as any parent knows, as soon as the law is laid down the child's spirit will rise up in rebellion. For the first few days that Mars spends in Capricorn don’t be surprised if you feel a little reluctant to get right down to work, or to get on and do what you must do, face your responsibly and attend to ‘reality’. If you find yourself scuffing your shoes in the dirt, hands in pockets and jaw set firmly, it just might be your 'child within' spirit rebelling and needing to show its own strength. After all Capricorn is a slow starter but it strongly believes that it will get there in the end. Capricorn is relentless, its mode is Cardinal (driven) and its quality is Earth (Solid). Combine the two qualities and there you have some force of nature. What is more it Mars is ‘exalted’ in Capricorn and both Mars and Capricorn will like the idea of being on top of the world and on top of its game.
Mars loves a good old fight and whilst it was in freedom loving Sagittarius some real battles played out on the global stage. There were contesting philosophies, ideologies and grand plans, as witnessed in the United States (the ‘land of the free’ had to try to define 'free') Presidential election (U.S. Presidential Election Astrology - Obama vs Romney).
|U.S. Presidential Election 'Battle'|
|China's Leader Xi Jingping with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden|
|Israeli Defence Force (IDF) Twitter Account|
|Hamas Paramilitary wing Alqassam Brigade's Twitter account|
|Political, psychological digital battles on the frontline of the Social Media War.|
Through skillful negotiations, however, real attention to other people and our surroundings, not just lip-service then perhaps a win-win path can be found - Cardinal earth really establishing something 'real' and 'worthwhile'.
During Mars in Capricorn's plough though its exalted Earth sign it meets some formidable 'foes.' Namely Uranus currently wearing martian Aries colours and Pluto also Dark Lording it in Capricorn. It will not be a journey without incident or obstacle. Capricorn is naturally suspicious of anything too 'easy', but advances will be made. Sometimes the terrain is tricky and it is hard to see the think-tanks for the tanks. We may have to think hard about just what we are setting our sights on.
When Mars moves to 4 degrees Capricorn on 23rd November, 2012 it will encounter Uranus exactly, at 4 degrees Aries. This will create a flash point, a trigger, which reverberates through to the edgy Cardinal square face-off (Uranus vs Pluto).
Prime countries and leading figures involved in the conflict who also have planets 'keying into' this sensitive point are:
Israel with Venus at 4 degrees Cancer
Egypt with Mars at 3 degrees Cancer
Lebanon with Neptune at 3 degrees Libra
USA (Sibly chart) with Venus at 3 degrees Cancer and Jupiter at 5 degrees Cancer
Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with Uranus at 4 degrees Cancer
The next trigger point occurs a few days later, on the 27th November 2012, with Mars meeting Pluto in the same sign at the same degree, 8 Capricorn. This will be one Hell of a 'powered-on' Mars, a revved up Mars with wings. Prime countries and figures in the conflict who also have planets 'keying into' this sensitive point are:
Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with Mercury at 9 degrees Libra
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal with Venus at 8 degrees Cancer
Turkey with Mars at 7 degrees Libra
Palestine with Neptune at 8 degrees Capricorn.
The planets act as a sign post in an often perplexing and sometimes wonderful journey. They are not forcing events along like arms on a pinball machine because they are pointing out not blindly pressing us onward. Hopefully in the middle of this maze, in the tangles within the forest, there will be a clearing and a breathing space for us all to think clearly and behave responsibly. The United Nations has 'peace loving' Venus conjunct visionary Neptune at 7 degrees Libra in the 6th zone of 'Service & Public Servants. Let us hope that this may be that signpost urging towards that clearing and a much needed breathing space.
|United Nations chart.|
|Smuggling Tunnels of the Gaza Strip (photo Benoit de Freine)|
|U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton|
posted by pippa ponton & jphibbs