EYE ON THE SKY: MARS IN MRIGISHIRA/ORION: MAY 17-JUNE 4
Mars moved into the constellation of Orion, the warrior of the winter sky on Wednesday (Taurus 23.20-Gemini 6.40). Its symbol is the deer and there were 5 in my backyard this morning staring at me this morning. Mrigishira is formed by three faint stars at the head of the constellation of Orion. The constellation is very spiritual and promotes moksha and spiritual liberation and inspires people to study religion and philosophy. The shakti of Mrigishira is the “power to give fulfillment” so a good time to rub your genie’s lamp and ask for a boon.
Mars is very strong in its own constellation but its pure quality may support more of a passive attitude to let things happen rather than give the traditional fire power of Mars to plunge through challenges. The first section (Taurus 23.20-26.40) is owned by Leo and supports creative and artistic action and with the Sun in Taurus and Venus still exalted, the energy for creating great art, pottery, sculpture is strong. This section is most connected to the Warrior so a good time for social action causes The 2nd pada (Taurus 26.40-30.0) is owned by Virgo which brings out the strategic, satirical and humorous side of the constellation and this ends by May 25th when Mars goes into Gemini. This second part of the transit will promote deep philosophical and spiritual inquiries so a good time for a spiritual knowledge course. We will discuss the 2nd part of the transit later in the month when we talk about Mars in Gemini.
Life is always a coexistence of opposites as the deer symbol brings out the timid, light and fragile wandering qualities of this constellation which seem opposed to the warrior nature of Mars but in this sense, the greatest spiritual warrior heroes of the Ramayana and Gita, Hanuman and Arjuna, embody the constellation’s deep quest for liberation and getting to the truth of the matter. If your Sun, Moon or rising sign is in this constellation, it gives you a deep yearning for something greater in your life.
The deity of the constellation is Soma, connected to the Moon and the life and vital subtle forces that are created to manifest the physiological components of enlightenment.
Mars is strong in the sky now aspected by Jupiter bringing out the highest qualities of this transit and even the Sun in Taurus will not impact it negative and combustion for Mars does not start until May 31st and goes until Sept. 16th this summer in Gemini, Cancer and Leo and we will write about that later and it is always problematic.
For now, enjoy the quest for Truth and something higher in this very pure constellation and my favorite of all, Orion, the spiritual warrior.
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