I could post an entire series on Mar’s transits and particularly on other planet’s transits to the red planet. However, as my time is a bit limited these days, what with working 50 hours per week, I am going to focus on a peculiar situation I am presently facing.
Here is a list of aspects that have either happened within the past week or that are still ongoing now. I use a three degree orb, nothing too wide and flaky, but there will be plenty for me to use nonetheless. Transits: Sun conjunct Mars, Mars conjunct Sun, Pluto square Mercury, Uranus conjunct Mercury, Saturn trine Mars, Saturn sextile natal Saturn, Jupiter square Mars (approaching s quare Saturn too and Mars sort of pulls this into effect), Moon conjunct Neptune, Mercury retrograde thru my 8th Piscean house, Mercury conjunct Mars. Progressions: Mars conjunct Mercury, Sun square Jupiter, Venus conjunct Sun, Moon square Pluto.
So what is happening right now? I am resting as I prepare for a root canal surgery on Thursday. Pain meds are needed to do anything except lie here, including to sleep.
Which aspects above was I “dreading” the most? Believe it or not, it was the Sun conjunct Mars transit, along with the Pr. Moon square Pluto piece. You might ask, Why not the transiting Pluto / Uranus hard aspects to Mercury? Well I think they play a role in my situation, but the Solar transit and Lunar progression are buggers. They also do not repeat themselves thru retrograde motion. Which is what is occurring with both transiting Uranus and Pluto – they are contacting Mercury again for the second or third time.
The Saturn trine Mars piece, with the hard transits to Mercury led to me overworking my body. We are understaffed at work, which means I am earning a bit more money, but I am putting in tons of overtime, which is now too much. I am burnt out. Then the Solar and Lunar aspects come along, the Moon squaring Pluto and providing a window for negative karma to manifest and the Sun / Mars piece is the spark, the catalyst for suffering. Or you could say I have not expressed my anger / irritation enough and this infected tooth is expressing suppressed resentment for me. But I disagree. I have been shifting over the past few months to express my angst better, so I think it was just the perfect storm. Plus my body needs a break from work and this pain is providing just that.
So I’m not trying to “blame” my needing a root canal on my astrology, but it is fascinating to see how our lives are reflected in the stars. In reality, when there is a deep filling like I have, there is the chance that bacteria can slip under there and start to eat anything else under it as well. So there is certainly a scientific explanation. But having poor teeth certainly shows up in my chart (Mars opposite Saturn Pisces / Virgo, Moon conjunct Pluto in Libra). So we know what might be weak, so when the body is overwhelmed, we know what might breakdown first.
And understanding can bring preparedness and / or peace of mind.
Thanks for reading!