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Astrology With A Capital 'L'


Everyone today agrees that everything including ourselves is made up of energy, just ask any scientist or even better Google it! I need it to survive, to function and to evolve. Sadly most of the time I continue to use it and experience it only as fuel. Even though I sometimes find myself saying and truly mean things like ‘I’m so excited and energized’ or point to a person as ‘so draining’. For a few years now I have begun to try and sustain emotional energy within my body and at times release it in the hope that my desires can be met.

Yesterday I had lunch with ‘L’ before she left back to the UK. We were both very hungry when I picked her up, but the waiter had to come to our table several times asking if we were ready to order. We just kept forgetting to look at the menus. Even when we did order and the food arrived, the hunger was gone and I ate so that I didn’t waste the food. I was already being nourished by the energy we were exchanging. We had moments were we would respond by acknowledging the other’s emotions without words. At times it became so intense and wonderful. It is important to note that it was nothing I could intellectualize, as soon as that happened the energy dissipated and the exchange was gone.

I was left wondering why we are not open to this form of energetic communication with another and with our world. A few of us can relate to this energy when we receive it from pets and nature but not from each other as people. So much for considering ourselves evolved beings. Ok, I know we are self aware, but we have shut ourselves to receiving and transmitting many different forms of energy and information. The most familiar form to us and are open to, is heat, because no one can ever deny the awesome life sustaining power of our Sun and its affect on our lives physically, psychologically and even spiritually. A large number of people also agree that the Moon and its phases also have an influence on our psyche and moods. However, mention to someone that the rest of the planets in our solar system influence our psychological make up and watch the reactions you get. I want to be open to the subtle information, energy, wisdom and feelings of the universe, even if it’s in the form of a mere trickle at the moment, every now and then I know a dam will shatter allowing it all to flow freely.

“The cosmos is a vast living body, of which we are still parts. The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great nerve center from which we quiver forever. Who knows the power that Saturn has over us, or Venus? But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time.” 
~D.H. Lawrence

Channeling Mars


There’s a planet in each of our charts that seems to piss everyone off, including ourselves. He mucks about complaining about everything and snaps when he tries to make a sandwich and realizes there’s only one slice of bread left. I say He because he’s full of testosterone. I am referring to that annoying undisciplined teenager Mars. Find out where Mars is located in your chart and you’ll understand what ticks you off.

Personally I have Mars in my 4th of home and family, which is quite annoying if you live with me. All my other planets make me an ideal flatmate except Mars, I’m the type that seethes in silence at any excess noise on weekend mornings and I really want my own bathroom. Luckily I live alone now. When I decide to finally get married and have a family, I need to make sure I have a chill out room where I can go play games, read and create, otherwise I will be an annoying little brat.

Mars is ancient Greece’s Ares, god of war. He is the embodiment of all that is masculine and competitive. We are all very well aware of his psychological presence in our lives wether we are men or woman. While Saturn is a grounding unforgiving teacher he offers wisdom and growth by passing through his trials. Mars on the other hand requires us to channel his energy by acknowledging which parts of our psyche he is positively aspected to and taming those he is tension with. I refer to him as a teenager because of his enthusiasm as well as his tolerance. But if I take a deep calming breath and reflect…

Mars offers relentless dedication and the power to meet our daily challenges head on. When I decide the time has come to compete, I don’t want any part of my psyche at the helm but him.

Truthfully, the reason the red planet’s force is flowing through me this morning, keeping from work, is a random rendezvous with a beautiful and very sensual astrologer ‘L’, last night. I feel psychologically tense because she doesn’t live here and is leaving Jordan tomorrow. Mars makes me want to kick something! However, I am glad we met and hope our paths cross again. She inspired me to write about this topic because I picked up on her powerful Venus energy and when the time comes to lead Venus to sexual ecstasy, no god but Mars can channel through her the raw masculine energy she craves.