As 2011 comes to a close we have Mercury in Sagittarius squaring off to Mars in Virgo. With this energy be careful of being snappy, as Mars likes to have a bite, a fight or some measure of aggression, particularly if there are feelings of frustration. On a positive note Mars in Virgo does provide great motivation to tidy up areas or to sort out little messes. A thorough clean up is an effective use of this energy.
With the North Node sitting alongside Mercury a positive attitude works best in dealing to all situations. Keep looking at the bigger picture, the spiritual relevance of each experience and the appropriate lesson. With that sort of attitude Mars will be happy with the progress, offering enthusiasm to the learning process. As the North Node is in Sagittarius it means the South Node is in Gemini – be aware of gossip, ineffective or irrelevant communication. Words can become swords with this combination of Mercury and Mars in the mix. Ask yourself ‘is this really the right time to speak up, do I really have to say this or is it best to wait for a more appropriate time? Be alert to reacting, getting fueled by others – take a step back to observe, silence can be deeply therapeutic, speak only when necessary.
We all need to be aware of how we communicate, what we say and how we act upon our words. We have the opportunity to shift stuck and stale energy at this time – it comes with a willingness to learn, enthusiasm to change our habits and the motivation to break free of confining patterns. Look deeply at the stories that mold your mind, the memories buried from past events. This is an excellent time to cleanse yourself of psychological baggage, creating a lighter, brighter you!