Mars in Scorpio; Heading towards a magical Pisces Full Moon…

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2012 Astro Calendar

Cosmic Diaries: 2012 Annual Horoscopes


We’re heading towards a powerful magical Pisces Full Moon on Aug. 31, 2012 — the second Full Moon this calendar month, making it what some call a ‘Blue Moon.’

But first, Mars entered Scorpio on Aug. 23, 2012 and is stirring the pot bringing deep potential for transformation and evolution. But this transit is also bringing darker emotions of anger, rage, fear jealousy to the surface asking us to confront and acknowledge them honestly. Only in awareness can these emotions be transformed and released to leave behind the essence of ones spirit.

Mars energy is like pure raw fire. Fire can be used to ‘cook’, but without awareness fire can burn a house down. Scorpio is  water sign, but this is water in a state of transformation. When heat (Mars) is applied to a pot of water (base emotions) it will eventually boil, killing impurities and bacteria (darker emotions) and turn to vapor (spirit.) This is the process of transformation we are now going through — on a personal, spiritual and psychological level. It’s a matter of learning how to direct this energy with care and respect without projecting or acting on negativity, or trying manipulate situations which will ultimately be self-destructive.

Scorpio also is a reminder of ‘surrender’, to let go, and avoid trying to manipulate or control situations. It’s like baking a cake, as tempting as it may be to keep checking the oven, it is best to let a process unfold naturally rather than keep interfering and ruin something.

Mars in Scorpio is setting the stage for the coming phase of Saturn in Scorpio that we are moving into. This feels like a tag-team relay between the planets — Mars leaves Scorpio on Oct. 6, 2012 just as Saturn enters Scorpio on Oct. 5, 2012. Saturn will help us solidify the process of change that we are now starting.

Over the next two and half years as Saturn makes its way through Scorpio, the more we move in a spirit of humility and surrender to the changes being asked of us — we can recognize our own authority and power in situations, allowing us to direct the course of change. The more we resist change, the more will be the feeling of being dragged through the mud.

As we head to the Full Moon on Friday emotions are definitely heightened and people are likely to be extra sensitive. This Full Moon will be conjunct Chiron and Neptune in a sextile to Pluto in Capricorn.

Also Mercury will make an opposition to Neptune the day after the Full Moon, suggesting not everything you believe is necessarily true. So don’t be too quick to jump to conclusions or believe what you are being told. Not necessarily because anyone is lying but because others may be as confused as you are about the truth. Rather than be in a hurry to figure it all out, if in doubt acknowledge as much and be patient as the fog clears and clarity returns.

Yes there are difficult perhaps painful emotions surfacing now, but the potential for a magical resurrection, healing and transformation also is very present. It would help to remember these are wounds and ghosts of the past we are dealing with. Stuff that’s been deeply embedded in our psyche, which if we don’t acknowledge will continue to seep into and poison our present reality. Any pain, frustration, anxiety, helplessness or stress you feel about current circumstances are asking you to go deep beyond the surface to the root cause of your suffering. Then we can start to heal from the source.

Pisces is also the sign of “magic;” it represents Cosmic or Christ Consciousness, pure energy and spirit. And the Full Moon’s aspects offer deep potential for healing if we are willing to consciously work on releasing pain, woundedness and negativity. The Sun is in Virgo the sign opposite Pisces, suggesting we can channel divine spirit now and let it flow through us – mind, body and spirit, if we can only be open and receptive to it.

Immerse yourself in what is soulful; music and art would be a very healing outlet. Virgo also rules the work we do, our daily routines and health. This is a classic example of how personal pain, can often be the seed of the most beautiful art. Also see what you can do to take better care of your health, especially if you struggle with addiction or have a history with it — be in no denial of what needs healing. Addiction is an escape from pain that is too difficult to deal with, but in confronting the wound honestly there can be deep healing at the source.

This is the end of a two week cycle that began at the time of the Leo New Moon which had the Sabian Symbol “A Rainbow after the storm.” So look at what began at that time and what is now coming to light.

Personally, rainbows have always been the Universe’s sign to me saying — ‘all is well.’ In the past week I have seen four rainbows. The most magical part was yesterday when I actually reached the END of a rainbow and drove right through it! That was a first for me! And I may not have found a ‘pot of gold’ in the material sense of the word — but in my heart and soul I feel I did…

Look at the magic that is revealing itself in your life now. Subtle or not, you can trust it’s very real. And the more open you are the more it can reveal itself to you…

With Love,



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