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Real Astrologers Weekly Poll: Mars-Uranus Opposition

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.

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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.

Libra, Venus ruledposted by Neith . . .

New Moon in Leo Solar Eclipse, August 1, 2008

New Moon in Leo, warmth & beautyThe New Moon at 9° Leo 31′ is a force to be reckoned with for several reasons.

It is the first lunation in a pair of eclipses on the Leo-Aquarius axis (the second eclipse is the Full Moon in Aquarius on August 16). Also, it falls on Lammas, when the harvest is celebrated in the Celtic calendar. Lammas marks the point in the year when we become aware of the days growing shorter in the Northern Hemisphere. The primary focus, though, is on Leo, the fixed fire sign ruled by the Sun.

The Sun, Moon, and Mercury are conjoined in Leo, urging us to explore our hearts and bringing warmth and light to encourage us to stand up for what we believe in. As one with natal Saturn in Leo, I know it is possible to grow in confidence and to learn to express the love and joy hidden in a shy heart. In fact, this New Moon Leo stellium falls on my natal Saturn in the ninth house, and here I am writing for readers from around the world. We can all use the tremendous creative power generated by this New Moon to make a long-desired breakthrough on our own personal path to becoming our most authentic selves.

Venus is also in Leo opposing Neptune in Aquarius and forming a waxing trine to Pluto in Sagittarius (exact early next week). This combination suggests that we have a window of opportunity to pursue creative goals with focus and intensity. It is not often we can manifest Neptune’s marvelous inspirations and work with them in a tangible way. Write down ideas and possibilities at this time for future development. Keep in mind that creative seed ideas can grow exponentially.

Another aspect underlining the cyclical nature of life is Uranus in Pisces exactly trine Ceres in Cancer. Whether you live in the Northern Hemisphere and are moving into the dark cycle or the Southern Hemisphere where the days are getting longer, we are at a point of transition. Uranus is noted for being a harbinger of change, and Ceres reminds us that all things come in cycles. This aspect suggests that if we acknowledge and prepare ourselves for change, we will make the transition smoothly.

Mars in Virgo is moving closer to an exact opposition with Uranus in Pisces. If you have planets or chart angles near 22 degrees, this opposition is making its self felt in your life. Remember the Mars-Saturn conjunction? Well, this opposition will most likely have a completely different effect in our lives, creating disruption and change for the sake of change. It may help to realize that sometimes a good housecleaning is needed to make way for new and better possibilities to enter our lives . . . or not.

Saturn does not play much of a role in the New Moon chart, but be aware he will in the one for the Full Moon on August 16. What is theoretical now may become reality at that time.

The Sabian symbol for this New Moon is, Early morning dew salutes the sunlight. This is wonderful symbolism for a New Moon in Leo, with all the exhilaration of new possibilities unfolding before us. The caution is to remember to let go of difficult situations and not anticipate trouble that may never happen. Enjoy the moment and breathe in the dawn.

Libra, Venus ruledposted by Neith . . .