Let's talk about Mars

By Arlan Wise - May 3, 2007

Do you remember the mythology you read in school? Mars is the god of war. His sister is the newly discovered Eris, goddess of discord. They get bad press and are unpopular deities. Mars in the heavens carries this energy of conflict, battle, violence, and strife. He makes you take action and he encourages that you express your anger.

Mars is not happy now. He is in Pisces, a water sign, where he loses his momentum. He has had to mix it up with the south node of the moon, a crazy-making combination. Now he is approaching Uranus and they will go over the top in making mischief. Look where Pisces sits in your chart; that's where things will be out of control for another two weeks.

Mercury will be retrograde June 15-July 9 in the sign of Cancer. He will focus on exposing the things about home and family that you haven't taken care of properly.

Thursday, May 3 Moon VC Scorpio, enters Sagittarius 6:48 pm. It's another all day void-of-course water moon. Don't try to make anything happen; just glide thought the day. You'll feel introspective and it's a good time to catch up in your journal. Look back to see how far you've come.

Friday, May 4 Moon in Sagittarius. Play today and get the work done on Sunday. Take off for somewhere you've never been and have an adventure. If you can't pick up and go, then take your mind to new places and ideas through reading or watching videos or in good conversation. You heal a wounded part of you if you are willing to revisit the pain one more time. Take a risk.

Saturday, May 5 Moon in Sagittarius. It's another day when it's hard to sit still. Stay out of the garden except to cultivate. It's a foot-in-mouth disease day. Be aware so you don't shoot off your mouth before you think of the consequences of what you said. It is a good day for experimenting with your writing style.

Sunday, May 6 Moon in Capricorn. The fun is over and now you can focus on what needs to be done. You'll be able to proceed on your long-term projects with realistic enthusiasm. You'll see a hidden truth, which will give you information to make a big change. If your relationship lacks meaning and deep connection, it may be time to end it.

Monday, May 7 Moon in Capricorn. Start the workweek full steam ahead. It's an earthy, practical, materialistically oriented day when you can get very much done. You can sweep aside any illusions or wispy ideas that enter your mind, Use today's energy to organize your summer business and foresee any problems.

Tuesday, May 8 Moon VC Capricorn enters Aquarius at 1:48 pm. Use the morning hours to finish up the work you've begun. Tackle the boring stuff. Something unusual will happen today to break your routine. Create the excitement if it doesn't come to you. Venus enters Cancer today and she reminds you of the love and comfort of home and family.

Wednesday, May 9 Moon in Aquarius. The sun and Saturn have one of their bi-yearly challenges. It makes the day a reality check and you'll see the bottom line. It gives the day a heavy feeling and words to keep in mind are discipline and responsibility. Everyone, including you, will feel stubborn today. Don't try to convince anyone of anything.

Thursday, May 10 Moon in Aquarius, VC from 5:47 pm until 7:32 pm when it enters Pisces. There's an out of control feel to the day, very different from yesterday. Things want to go wild. Be careful when near or around water and electricity. People will be sensitive about, and want to defend, their belief systems and religions. Step outside your daily routine and open up your mind to new and maybe uncomfortable ideas.

Friday, May 11 Moon in Pisces. Mercury enters Gemini and your mind moves double time. It's good energy for multi-tasking. Life feels fluid today and you need to be flexible. Relax when the schedule falls apart. You'll have good use of both right and left-brains for our problem solving. Enjoy dinner with friends.

Saturday, May 12 Moon in Pisces, VC from 7:53 until 10:19 pm when it enters Aries. This is a spacey day with the moon kicking up big waves. Don't try to stick to a schedule. It's a fertile moon for planting; do it today and not tomorrow. You'll see some dreams burst in the light of day but will know which ones you can put into form.

Sunday, May 13 Moon in Aries. Mars and Pluto face off today. They release old rage and toxic anger if it's there. There will be emotional outbursts on this sentimental day. Watch out for power struggles of all kinds and don't provoke anyone. The Aries moon adds its impatience to the conflagration. Try to rise above this energy and honor Mom in a nice way.

Monday, May 14 Moon in Aries, VC from 8:24 pm until 10:48 pm when it enters Taurus. Take that fighting spirit from yesterday and use it to promote, advance, move into new territory, both in your business and your personal life. Today and tomorrow are days to be a bit assertive and ask for what you want. Plant and relax in the garden.

Tuesday, May 15 Moon in Taurus. Mars enters his own sign of Aries and gives you the energy you need to take that big step forward. You need to stand on your own two feet for a while and not look for help. Stop and appreciate the natural beauty around you. Tonight is the dark of the moon and a fine night for a ritual honoring the Earth.

Wednesday, May 16 Moon in Taurus, VC from 3:27 pm until 10:34 pm when it enters Gemini. Today is the real Earth Day with the new moon in earthy Taurus. Do the things you thought about doing on Earth Day. Take a step to make a difference, even if it's just changing a light bulb. Plant a tree or two. Meditate outdoors. Say mantras for the Earth.

Thursday, May 17 Moon in Gemini. The moon and Mercury meet and talk, and so will you. It's a day for verbal activity. Your mind will race with ideas and things you need to say. Write if you write. You'll have the energy to do lots of little errands and visit with lots of folks. Browse the bookstores and libraries and treat yourself to something new to read.