The fire planet Mars, fueling us with passion and drive and teaching us to set boundaries, is at the very last degree of Leo in a last ditch effort to squeeze every bit of excitement out of life before moving into Virgo this afternoon (EDT).  Mars is opposing Jupiter today, and there is a great deal of positive energy available to us now.  Mars activates the potential for Jupiter to expand and create abundance and prosperous feelings.  But in its role as God of War, Mars can also activate the aggressive side of our natures and encourage strife and conflict (Mars) for the sake of our beliefs (Jupiter).  This isn’t always a bad thing, but under this influence it can get out of hand if not approached with conscious sensitivity.

This aspect from Mars to Jupiter can be somewhat strident and obnoxious. However, it can also give us the courage that we need to push through a barrier that would otherwise be difficult even though the aspect lasts for only a couple of days. If we approach this time with awareness, this can be a lucky time in which doors open and opportunities are presented to us.  In order to accomplish this, spend some time to pay attention to how your beliefs are affecting your current reality, and where some tweaking might be needed in order to create the kind of balance required by this planetary cycle.  Where do you make yourself smaller and less significant?  Where do you allow your desires to overcome your reason?  How do you balance your beliefs with your other values?

Once Mars makes the shift into Virgo it will calm things down, but also tamp down the motivation fueled by Mars so we can use this burst of energy today to focus our will and desire to create something powerful. ❤️

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