2003-12-19 17:13:36 UTC
Mars which is the natural ruler of Aries reflects the idea of self
identification of definition from belief. It reflects how we define
ourselves and our "persona" (mask or false face) as we assert that
idea spontaneously and with desire that which we have chosen to be in
This next conjunction will be May 24, 2004 @ 11CANCER18. This next one
will be especially powerful for the US as it falls on the US
declaration Sun. But more importantly, the final quadrature (square,
closing square) of Mars to Saturn will occur on New Years eve and New
Years day 2004.
A WARNING TO ALL: USE DUE CAUTION DURING THIS TIME FRAME. Poor
judgment rules, accidents and conflict are possible, security and
status disrupted. Failed security measures bring possible tragedy.
These warnings are doubled if this aspect network falls on any
critical aspect network in your own natal chart (especially
developmental or "hard" aspect networks).
Saturn is the archetypal symbol of the limits of physicality. It rules
Capricorn, the physical manifestation of belief on "Earth" in the
physical world. The structured and fear oriented belief that our
reality is outside of us and "impinges" or bombards us from outside.
When these two planets conjoin there is an extreme focus on the
application of the ego self (Mars) in physical reality (Saturn). The
sign and house in which this occurs reflects what sorts of "issues" in
physicality the persona will attempt to "impinge" itself upon and
apply itself to in a very focused and strategic way. It also reflects
where there may be a "surfacing" of the fears ABOUT physicality and
how they affect the individual. There may also be the experiencing of
the beliefs and fears of being "thwarted" in that area of life, and
hence, application then becomes focused and measured.
The last was at 13 Gemini (May 3, 2002). If you review these points in
your own chart-both solar and natal, you will find that this is where
your primary focus of self application has been (and will be) during
that 2 year or so time frame.
When they are in opening or closing square to each other, these two
planets will be challenging the individual's beliefs in the validity
of the self. There may be overwhelming obstacles (if the person is of
a negative view-pls review my posts on positive/negative energy) or
will experience temporary setbacks or challenges to "step up"
application of self to overcome the apparent "blocks" in the physical
When in opposition it will seem as if strategy (Saturn) and a
methodological application of the self ITSELF may be dangerous to the
furtherance of the self and its goals at that time. Then the effect
will be a conflict between aggressive assertion (Aries/Mars) and not
enough assertion or that caution may be the best move. Either way
there will be presented the opportunity for the ego gain a higher
sense of trust and to learn greater implementation of strategy as the
reflection of trust and conviction with the self's preferences.
The ability to trust during times of difficult endeavor reveal the
person's overall "threshold of believability" that reflects by the
willingness to continue and to follow through, exactly the STRENGTH of
trust the person has in the endeavor and application it seeks to
manifest. If the identity believes itself the "true" path it desires
to be, then continued effort in the direction of preference will allow
it to learn what it needs to learn strategically to MANIFEST that
preference (high threshold of believability). If the "external"
appears too threatening and obstacle ridden there may be an
accumulation of self doubt and persecution complexes that diminish the
trust of the self that it is the path it prefers to be--or that that
path is realistically obtainable (low threshold of believability).
So it is fear that dominates when in this focused application of the
self we believe is "all" we are, goes unchecked without the positive
recognition of the unlimited spirit that the self truly is. Life can
seem threatening, overwhelming and not reinforcing to--or nurturing
and supportive of--us and our preferences to be what we wish,
However, when the element of recognition that we create our reality as
the product of our belief and definitions is injected into the
equation, we allow ourselves to real-ize that the self we are or
believe ourselves to be in physicality is not "really" all we are. We
are not on a path we are a path (Bashar). The "All That Is" created
the idea that we are for a reason and no creator would be so cruel as
to create a creation and then not allow or intend that that creation
be able to fulfill the idea that it intended itself to be.
Sometimes the only "strategy" we are allowed to create is the
recognition above and that everything must be unfolding as it needs
to, to lead us to that fulfilled expression. When this occurs,
acknowledging that everything is happening as it needs to to get us to
where we need to be to express that preference, must be trusted.
Everything fits, nothing is out of line. The convicted action of that
recognition is the continued application of the self and trust that
whatever needs to be there to "educate" the physical self for the
preference and task it has chosen--will be there regardless of the
strategic and limited ego's "need to know every little detail" to make
SURE it will. Mistakes are incorporated and learned, and judgments of
the self for being "wrong" are minimalized, as they serve no real
useful purpose. Doubt is the true opposite of love- self love
As always, thank you for allowing me to share these ideas. If they
serve you use them, if they do not ignore them. They are simply
suggestions and offerings and no one is asked to believe they are the
only or "true" answers simply because I have asserted them.
"May good fortune be with you may your guiding light be strong...And
when you finally fly away I'll be hoping that I served you well; for
all the wisdom of a lifetime, no one can ever tell..." Rod Stewart
Edmond H. Wollmann P.M.A.F.A.
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