Mars on the Bendings and Uranus Direct
There’s so much to talk about around this New Year’s Full Moon that I decided to write a second post!
Hours after the big release of the Wolf Super Full Moon, that I wrote about in this article if you missed it, Uranus turns direct and Mars in Scorpio exactly squares the Lunar Nodes.
Uranus turned retrograde on Aug 2 2017 at 28˚ 32' Aries and now turns direct on Jan 2 2018 at 24˚ 34' of Aries. Uranus stations can bring sudden turns of fortune and life changing events, especially if you have any planets or angles around the degree of the station (24˚).
The station of an outer planet is also a point of tension and release and this station is especially major because it comes so soon after the release of the Super Moon and means that all the main planets are now direct.
Full speed ahead!
The Sabian Symbol for the degree of the station is:
“THE POSSIBILITY FOR MAN TO GAIN EXPERIENCE AT TWO LEVELS OF BEING.
KEYNOTE: The revelation of new potentialities.
In some unspecified way the symbol is a guarantee that man can operate successfully at two levels of consciousness, if he has previously met the condition mentioned in the preceding symbol. “Be open. Be able and willing to shape your translucent mind in the form revealing spiritual fulfillment. And you will be able to experience life and power on inner as well as outer planes.” The implied message is one of faith. Man can only truly experience what he deeply believes he can experience.
It announces the possibility of a new step in evolution, but it is still only a possibility, a promise. The individual is truly ON PROBATION.”
The symbol speaks to the incredible possibility of increased intuition and faith and the revelatory potentiality of this station.
I have said that we are all to experience a spiritual upgrade in 2018 and this is yet another marker.
But this also reflects that this is a year of spiritual evolution AND action, bringing in my phrase of the year, “If it is to be, It’s up to me”. This phrase reflects the fact that only you can fulfill these potentialities by being open, able and willing. In other words, this growth and change comes from the inside out. It doesn’t mean that you have to do everything or take the weight of the world on your shoulders :).
The serenity prayer would be a good one to use throughout this year no matter what your beliefs:
“God (Goddess/creator/universe -use what works for you) grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.”
Hang on to your hat and fly! Because, you are being asked to take rapid action to move through the birth canal into the New Paradigm this year. Embracing your knowing, trusting your intuition and building lasting new stability in your life.
Don’t let fears stop you embracing the magic that these energies offer and don’t let surprises stop you!
On a slightly less happy note, there could be some shocks, disruption and rebellion in the world, especially as the station is under the heightened energy of the Full Moon. However, I won’t dwell on that as you cannot do anything to change that other than to change you and your little corner of the world to create a ripple effect ❤
Less than 3 hours after the Uranus station on the 2nd we have yet another turning point.
Mars in scorpio exactly squares the Moons nodes in Aquarius and Leo at 15˚ 14' of Scorpio, Aquarius and Leo respectively. This is the North Bending, the half way point between the two nodes, and a place of ‘too muchness’. And 15˚ of the fixed signs are the Avatar Degrees. To quote astrologer Paul Saunders;
“These degrees have been known as “The Gates of the Avatars” and as you may know, an avatar is a free spiritual being or soul with magical or god like powers. There is a special melding of energy here and throughout history, it has been noted that these degrees have produced people with unusual gifts and talents that have a transcendental quality about them. These are fixed signs too and you often find enormous determination here to beat the odds stacked against you, in both good and bad ways. With the transiting planets there can be amazing coincidences, lucky breaks, the ability to achieve when it was thought impossible to do so.”
Mars is also powerful in Scorpio and very close to his meet up with Jupiter who is making this energy even bigger.
And Mars in Scorpio is deeply passionate, instinctive and intense.
Over the top.
The square to the Nodes means that this is pivotal for our future.
The Sabian Symbol for Mars on the 2nd is:
“A GIRL’S FACE BREAKING INTO A SMILE.
KEYNOTE: The fervent reaching out on the part of the young of heart to new experiences.
Faith in life and in other human beings enables us to go forth toward relationships with whatever attracts our senses or stirs our imagination. Smiling is perhaps a uniquely human characteristic because it implies a conscious acceptance of relationship, thus a choice. The animal, on the other hand, is compelled by unconscious instinct, at least in its natural state. It is not free to choose between love and hate.
It introduces us to a series of responses to human experience and pictures a glowing WARMTH OF FEELING.”
Put this altogether, the powerful Full Moon, the Uranus station and Mars on the bendings at the Avatar degrees we have very volatile, emotional, and amazing energy.
Expect lots of ups and downs but know that the potential for you individually is absolutely out of this world. The Leo North node, our future, has been asking us to ‘follow our hearts’ so embrace this energy in all its power and accept that emotions can bring both highs and lows. It’s part of the beauty of life.
Embrace all of life.
Originally published at Louise Edington.