The opposition between Mars and Uranus is exact today at 22° Virgo-Pisces. When this volatile pair clashes, the results can be explosive, literally or figuratively. Depending on the house they are transiting in your natal chart, you may get an unexpected shock or surprise. This will be all the more true if one or both planets are near a key natal planet or your chart angles.
As always, your answers help us collect empirical evidence that helps us become better astrologers, so please vote. If none of these answers is close, feel free to leave a comment with your experience. Also note, the influence of this aspect may last through the weekend, so it may take another couple of days to shake out. You can wait to vote, or vote now and change it later, if necessary. (For more information on the Mars-Uranus opposition, see Pat’s weekly forecast.)
Results of Last Week’s Poll
We asked how you felt about last week’s solar eclipse and here’s the response:
17.2% They scare the hell out of me.
48.3% I welcome the changes they bring, even though I know it might be uncomfortable.
00.0% It’s bad luck, so I stay inside with the shades drawn.
10.3% Haven’t thought about it.
24.1% Love watching them unfold even if I have no clue about what they mean.
Many of our readers are stalwart souls and willing to welcome the changes an eclipse brings into their lives even if those are painful. If the eclipse was conjunct or opposing an important personal planet, the mid-heaven, Ascendant or Descendant, this celestial event was a memorable one! And least you forget, the effect an eclipse has is far less confined to a timetable than the usual planetary transit is.
A few of you found them frightening, and I’m sure our ancestors would be in complete agreement – watching the Sun disappear and darkness fall in mid-day. I still vividly recall the one total solar eclipse I experienced, watching the Moon slowly move across the Sun, darkness falling, and all the birds and animals acting like it were true nightfall. It was a very eerie moment.
The next largest group was those who were happy to sit back and watch the show unfold. But I bet they will be noting where the next eclipse is going to fall in their charts. And I bet those who selected “haven’t thought about it” will be joining them, since our readership is comprised by and large of those with a strong interest in astrology.
posted by Neith . . .