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Mars into Capricorn - A Driving Force
Tuesday December 7, 2010
Mars' move into Capricorn gives us just the muscle we need to keep pushing through, in this time of great challenge. Mars is raw force, and in Capricorn, can be a formidable player. The red planet will be instigating action in cardinal earth Capricorn through mid January.
This month, Mars adds potent martial urgency to our drives, especially when it meets with explosive Pluto on the 13th. The Mars-Pluto meeting can release great reserves of power, vitality, desire at that time. We ride the intensity in a masterful way, when we are able to harness it for the good of ourselves and everyone else.
It's time to act on our own authority, and unlock anything buried that's crucial to overcoming the obstacles on our plate. If you're like me, you've got different tiers of what you'd like to accomplish -- some seemingly more impossible than others. With Mars in Capricorn, and the Mercury retrograde in this sign, we're apt to review those more lofty goals. They might be ones we've given up on.
But as Mercury meets Mars -- also on the 13th -- we can see into the very structure of our lives. The mind is vitalized with thoughts of reaching your personal pinnacle of success, establishing a stable life, making your mark. These often go right along with being responsible to your own potential, contributing to the whole, being conscientious. The truth about what's necessary to move forward might be daunting. It could mean making extremely tough choices. But it also allows you to settle into a path of intense purpose.
Some Mars Capricorn themes:
•Forgoing immediate gratification for something more substantial down the road.
•What's attractive -- steady confidence, ability to persevere, a man or woman of substance.