Mars in Cancer and the Grand Water Trine | Planet Waves Weekly | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

Mars in Cancer and the Grand Water Trine 

click to enlarge The water wall at Gurney’s in Montauk, NY.
  • Eric Francis Coppolino
  • The water wall at Gurney’s in Montauk, NY.

Planets are concentrating in the water signs. At the moment we have Mercury and Jupiter (plus the Sun) in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, and Chiron plus Neptune in Pisces. There's an odd point called the Black Moon Lilith in Cancer, along with the North Node of the Moon in Scorpio.

And that's not all—later in the year, the next solar eclipse is going to be in Scorpio, as will the next Mercury retrograde.

This is a very watery extended moment; it's truly unusual to have this much in the water signs, and nothing like it has happened for many years. I cannot think of a time since being an astrologer when so many slow-moving planets have been in the water signs at the same time.

Starting Saturday, we can add Mars in Cancer to the collection. This adds some substantial heat, energy and emotion (energy in motion) to the grand water trine; it's a factor likely to make the aspect pattern a much more noticeable presence.

Mars will emphasize the other water planets; they will provide a resonance field for Mars to have its effects. In the sign Cancer, we embark immediately on questions of whether we feel safe or secure. True, those have been present to some extent with Mercury and Jupiter in Cancer, but Mars really pushes the question.

We do a lot of what we do supposedly to make ourselves feel safer. Yet no matter how many locks you have on your door, passwords on your computer, Net Nannies guarding your children from the dangers of the Internet, air bags, organic food, extra insurance and floating airline seats, do we really feel any safer?

Mars is going to stir the pot on the question of whether you feel safe. This is a complicated question in our time of history, with the planet rigged with nuclear bombs, pesticides sprayed on our foods and continual reminders that the economy is a house of cards held up mainly by credit. The question of safety is really an interior one; it's a matter between you and yourself.

The theme of relationships comes into the picture. In December, Mars enters Libra, and through much of 2014, Mars will be retrograde in that sign—focusing many questions on how we relate to others and whether we feel safe with them. Between now and August, Mars will be making a square to the degrees in Libra where the retrograde will happen—so we will get a preview.

Mars will make a series of aspects this summer, starting Saturday, that are similar to what we will experience when Mars is in Libra. The main difference is that now, we get to take the questions in the most personal way; with Mars in Libra they will manifest in interpersonal or relational ways.

This will be a time to do the inner work to sort out your deeper questions about what makes you feel safe and what threatens you. It's an excellent time to notice all the ways you do things to feel safer that really get you nowhere—and the approaches to feeling secure that you don't usually opt for.

This includes who you choose to relate to, who you choose to live with, and why.

Simply stated, you will notice things under this transit; small details will emerge in larger form; subtle fears will rise up and show you what they are. In my reading of the charts, these include the fear of being sincere, and not knowing what to do when others are sincere.

In this week's edition of Planet Waves FM I've covered the ideas of Fritz Perls and his equivalent in astrology, the Lilith archetype. You can listen to that free at this link.

Speaking of...

  • Cancer for August 2017
  • Cancer for August 2017

    You are in the process of becoming a financial ninja. See if you can set aside all the mysticism associated with money, and the emotional baggage.
    • Aug 1, 2017
  • Cancer for July 2017
  • Cancer for July 2017

    A monthly horoscope for those born between June 21 and July 22
    • Jul 2, 2017
  • Tracking Your Eris Awareness
  • Tracking Your Eris Awareness

    Be aware as Cancer Sun and Eris in Aries toy with chaos, subversiveness, and provocation.
    • Jul 1, 2017
  • More »
Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Garden Tours @ Berkshire Botanical Garden

Garden Tours

Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Sept. 2 — A guided public tour of the featured display gardens throughout the 15-acre...
Contained Exuberance all Summer @ Berkshire Botanical Garden

Contained Exuberance all Summer

Mondays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 24 — The Garden’s annual exhibition of decorative container gardens created by designers....

View all of today's events

Latest in Planet Waves Weekly

  • Navigating Mercury Retrograde Between Eclipses
  • Navigating Mercury Retrograde Between Eclipses

    Mercury enters retrograde in Virgo as the Great American Eclipse approaches on the horizon. This is a time for deliberate action and taking note of what body wisdom.
    • Aug 10, 2017
  • Entering the Eclipse Room
  • Entering the Eclipse Room

    The Sun in Leo speaks to that idea of being aware of one's own presence, and the influence or impact you can have on others. The Moon in Aquarius, on the other hand, relates to how group structures, customs, and expectations affect you, particularly at the unconscious or emotional level.
    • Aug 3, 2017
  • More »

More by Eric Francis Coppolino

  • Cancer for August 2017

    You are in the process of becoming a financial ninja. See if you can set aside all the mysticism associated with money, and the emotional baggage.
    • Aug 1, 2017
  • Scorprio for August 2017

    Learn to live in the present and come into your own power.
    • Aug 1, 2017
  • Pisces for August 2017

    In the coming seasons, people from your past are likely to re-enter your life. Sometimes this will be for the purpose of completion. Sometimes it will be for continuation.
    • Aug 1, 2017
  • More »

Hudson Valley Tweets